The great Darrell Sweet illustrated a scene from Tolkien's SILMARILLION in a painting called "Glaurung."

SFFWRTCHT: What’s the best writing advice you have to offer new writers who ask?

John R. Fultz: Just keep writing. If you’re really a writer, there’s nothing else you can do. Write what you believe in…conquer your own mountains…write the best stories you can and get them out there where people can dig your mojo. Build a suit of armor from your accumulated rejection slips and wear it into battle. Kill that dragon.

Full-length interview at: http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2012/02/02/sffwrtcht-a-chat-with-author-john-r-fultz/