Tolkien 2.0

What made Tolkien amazing? Well, a ton of things. One reason: he made his own languages.

I speak a language and I study a foreign language. Why can’t I do that? It’s a helluva lot of work, but still…

Look. I want to make a fantasy epic. I want to make the next Lord of the Rings, the next Song of Ice and Fire, the next Kingkiller Chronicle. I want to be one of the greats. But…I should be a better, more mature writer when I do start writing that epic. I’ve got time. All my novels now? They’re warm-ups.

Even so, when that fated day comes, when I finally do sit down to write the greatest fantasy work of my generation, I want to be prepared. I pledge to work on this language. It will never be complete, surely. I don’t even know the English language in completion. But, it’ll be pretty thorough. You can be sure of that.

I will be the Tolkien 2.0.

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