Benita J. Prins

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Benita J. Prins has been writing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. Her busy imagination fuels her love for fantasy – the seeds of which appeared when she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings at the age of eleven (it's still her favourite book!). She loves to be inventing and feels at a loss when she doesn't have a fantasy location to flesh out. When she's not writing, she keeps busy with music (piano, organ, singing… especially singing), filmmaking, and increasing her already enormous book collection. Some of her favourite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Michael O’Brien, John Buchan, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Brontë.

Benita lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada with her family.

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Benita J. Prins The freedom I have is one of the best things about being a writer. I believe it's Tolkien's idea of humans as subcreators.
Benita J. Prins To be perfectly honest, lately I haven't been doing too much to try and counteract writer's block. I've been really lazy... Generally, though, having …moreTo be perfectly honest, lately I haven't been doing too much to try and counteract writer's block. I've been really lazy... Generally, though, having a great idea for someplace later in the story is quite effective in motivating me to get back to it. At times like those, I really just have to force myself over the hump.(less)
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My review of Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings

In the latest issue of The Ivy Bush, my review of Anne Marie Gazzolo’s Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in The Lord of the Rings was published. Check it out at the link below – there’s… More
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Starscape (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 07, 2015 07:38AM
Description: A legend that tells of a star… more beautiful than any other… even before the sun… thousands of years ago… wiser than the wisest of men… a song of unearthly beauty… It was no more than idle talk in the marketplace that began it. When Pluriel is accidentally reminded of an old prophecy, he and three companions begin the long journey to Nevarra Swamp. Their mission? A nearly hopeless attempt to recapture the Sword of the Star, stolen centuries ago by Jalavak. This Sword is the only weapon which can defeat the Dark Lord, for he was wounded by it in the war of the Valintari at the dawn of time. But what can Pluriel, Ringard, Galdore and Tristal do alone? For if the prophecy is to be fulfilled, the Star itself must fall from the sky – and how could such a thing come to pass?
Lollipop Boy (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 15, 2015 06:15PM
Description: I was working the supper shift at the restaurant the other day and served a young couple with a baby girl and a little boy. Now something you should know is that kids receive a free lollipop after their meal is finished…
Little Things (Outdoors & Nature)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 23, 2015 09:00AM
Description: Nature musings... on dying flies, and strangely-shaped leaves, and flower smells and pine trees and gossiping birds.
Falling Silver (Entertainment)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 23, 2015 08:54AM
Description: Singing is like a river.
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After the King by Martin H. Greenberg
"I don't think Tolkien would have a very high opinion of this collection."
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After The King by Martin H. Greenberg
"Shhhh... Listen... Hear it?
That's the sound of J. R. R. Tolkien spinning in his grave over the fact that this anthology is said to be in his honor.

Please.

None of the stories in this volume are Tolkienesque in the slightest. While one does mention Hob" Read more of this review »
Sea of Crystal, Sea of Glass by Benita J. Prins
"I read the paperback version of this and really liked it. I recommend it to anyone who likes an adventurous fantasy with heart. The teen hero is quite likable from the start as he grows into his destiny and walks a difficult path but with faith and t" Read more of this review »
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“Would you have me forever carry hate for one who is dead?”
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“Never say that anything is hopeless, Tristal, until it has irreparably failed. And always remember that Elamm’ may perform any action, though it may seem impossible to you.”
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“I do not desire power, but rather to submit to the will of Elamm’.”
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Julius Benita wrote: "Julius wrote: "A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!" It's a pleasure to make yours as well, Julius! I see we share two great influences, Tolkien and Lewis."

I noticed it, too. A good thing, I call that. They were two amazing story-tellers.


Benita Prins Julius wrote: "A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!" It's a pleasure to make yours as well, Julius! I see we share two great influences, Tolkien and Lewis.


Julius A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Benita!


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