“For a fleeting moment, could one of the sleepers have seen him, they would have thought that they beheld an old weary hobbit, shrunken by the years that had carried him far beyond his time, beyond friends and kin, and the fields and streams of youth, an old starved pitiable thing.”
― The Two Towers
The Origin Story. The tales and experiences behind the heroes and villains of legend, the events that gave rise to great cities and empires. The myths that fuel stories about tail-less bears alongside more grandiose musings of how life itself came to be. We love a good Origin Story because it helps to answer “Why” and “How”, to form an understanding of the present by exploring the past.
For writers, it can be a way to share insights into a larger narrative, and convey important themes and concepts. I mentioned them briefly in an…
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