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Steve Bivans

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in Sebring, Florida, The United States
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Tolkien, Stephen King, Daniel Quinn

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Steve Bivans is a FearLess Life & Self-Publishing Coach, and Author of Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth, and the Amazon #1 Best Seller, The End of Fear Itself.

He has a master’s degree in medieval history, is an expert on Viking Warfare and Culture, Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the roasting and BBQing of meats, throwing kick-ass parties, and disrupting the status quo.

He is originally from the South Eastern U.S. (Florida and North Carolina), but now lives, happily, in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his girlfriend, Patience, her son Duke, Bubble the dog, and the Two Viking-Pirate Kitties: Punkin n Squish.

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Steve Bivans Between MY mind and hand, it's a very short journey. That's not the problem. The problem is usually in trying to calm the mind enough to focus on ONE…moreBetween MY mind and hand, it's a very short journey. That's not the problem. The problem is usually in trying to calm the mind enough to focus on ONE idea at a time, and to formulate it into something worth writing about.(less)
Steve Bivans The best way is to just write. Write about having writers block. Write about your lazy cat sleeping on her Ottoman Empire. Write about washing f'n…moreThe best way is to just write. Write about having writers block. Write about your lazy cat sleeping on her Ottoman Empire. Write about washing f'n dishes. If that doesn't work, get the hell away from the keyboard. Go for a walk. Go out to eat at your favorite restaurant, or a new one. Go drink beer with friends. Meet new people, look at new things, or old things in a new way. Take a nap, with the cat on the Ottoman Empire--if you can fit.(less)
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“But of all the women, Éowyn is the strongest, quite frankly, because of her weakness: she's only human. She has no special powers, no immortality, only her innate grit and drive to be something more than just a shield-maiden. And nothing whatsoever will stay her on her course. In the end, she, and her faithful companion Merry, take down the Witch King HIMSELF! She kills the one servant of Sauron that no man can kill; she kills Fear itself in what is arguably the most dramatic moment in the books. I think it is significant that the embodiment of Fear in The Lord of the Rings is slain by a woman. In fact, only a woman is capable of doing so.”
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“After ripping through The Hobbit, I read The Lord of the Rings, and the darkness of that story enveloped me in a way that is impossible to explain. I was THERE, in a very real sense. The fear was palpable in the presence of the black-cloaked Ringwraiths, and I could taste the sulfurous fumes of Mt. Doom. I could smell the sweat of horses and hot leather and hear the clash of battle as I rode with the Rohan on the fields of the Pelennor. I bled and died with the sun-king, Theoden. I rose again with Eowyn’s defiance of the Witch King. I soared with the Eagles as they swept the broken and bloody body of Frodo and his companion Samwise the Brave from the smoking crags of the fiery mountain. There has never been such a story, and I don’t think there ever shall be again.”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

“Frodo did not destroy the Ring; Gollum did. This is something he would always be reminded of, especially since the very finger that bore the Ring was missing. In the end Frodo had failed. His will was not strong enough to complete the deed. However, it is doubtful if anyone else could have completed it either. The great King Isildur had failed in the same spot at the Cracks of Doom. No one else had even attempted it, nor were they willing to try; only Frodo had the courage to carry the burden to the fire. For lacking the strength to throw it in we should forgive him.”
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“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”
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“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
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“For you little gardener and lover of trees, I have only a small gift. Here is set G for Galadriel, but it may stand for garden in your tongue. In this box there is earth from my orchard, and such blessing as Galadriel has still to bestow is upon it. It will not keep you on your road, nor defend you against any peril; but if you keep it and see your home again at last, then perhaps it may reward you. Though you should find all barren and laid waste, there will be few gardens in Middle-earth that will bloom like your garden, if you sprinkle this earth there. Then you may remember Galadriel, and catch a glimpse far off of Lórien, that you have seen only in our winter. For our spring and our summer are gone by, and they will never be seen on earth again save in memory.”
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“I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees.”
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“I look East, West, North, South, and I do not see Sauron; but I see that Saruman has many descendants. We Hobbits have against them no magic weapons. Yet, my gentlehobbits, I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees.”
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