5 fictional authors who can inspire writers

Wordsmiths often understand and have an affinity to others who pen prose, even if they’re characters from novels and screenplays.

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For writers, often the most interesting characters are other wordsmiths. After all, who but a writer would best understand another writer?

Below are a few of my favorite fictional characters who write—as a vocation or an avocation. They can inspire you with their talent, insights and sense of adventure:

1. Bilbo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”

Baggins—the hero from “The Hobbit” and a character in “The Lord of the Rings”—is a hobbit from The Shire.

Hobbits are known for their love of peace, quiet and home. However, during the events of “The Hobbit,” Bilbo matures from a seeker of peace and comfort to someone who will fight for the greater good. Bilbo has no idea how resourceful he is until he is put to the test.

Bilbo writes of his journey in a book called “There and Back Again,” and he composes several songs and poems.

“All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

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