Studying at Roehampton University…Watch
You’ll be fascinated at some of the things you’ll find out about the texts you read. For example, I had no idea that Tolkien based some of Lord of the Rings on the epic poem ‘Beowulf.’ Reading Tolkien’s essay on ‘Beowulf’ was so captivating. This in turn inspires the other half of my degree, Creative Writing. If anything it goes to show that the greatest writers have read and have been inspired by other great novels, poetry and screenplays. A lot of my own writing has been enthused by the likes of the Brontë sisters, Daphne Du Maurier and Gaston Leroux (to name only a few). I love the idea of mixing gothic elements with romance in my writing! Luckily for me we get to study some texts from the novelists that I have mentioned.
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