- On May 20 was Beta Reader Appreciation Day here at HASA.
We would like to say "thank you" to all our members who volunteer as
Your patience, your knowledge of canon, your keen eyes for awkward
phrases and typos are a wonderful and important contribution to our
Thank you very much!
If you did not have the time to thank your beta-reader for their help
on May 20, how about doing that today? The Beta Reader Appreciation
Day forum is open all year round, not only on the annual Beta Reader
HASA is more than a place where you can post stories. HASA offers many
resources that make writing Tolkien fan fiction easier and more fun.
* if you need a beta-reader, there's the beta readers list and the
"beta-readers: try before you buy"-forum
* if you need information, there's the HASA Resources section with
resources from timelines and biographies to research articles and
essays - a veritable encyclopedia!
* if you need information that cannot be found at HASA, there's
the url library with helpful links (and if you have a favourite
research link, feel free to add it any time!)
* if you want to get together with other members who are
interested in a special area, visit the Workshop section - there are
workshops available for all the major races of Middle-earth! And don't
be shy about joining workshops or jumping into discussions. As a
matter of fact the Workshops are always looking for more volunteers.
Feel free to contact the Workshop admin, Gwynnyd, any time if you
would like to get involved!
Workshop & Playlists Challenge!
The Site Workshops for the various peoples of Middle-earth are in need
of comprehensive Playlists.
So here's a Challenge for you:
* Compile a Playlist of stories that feature your favourite race.
* Then join the relevant Site Workshop and add your Playlist to
Help us to show how our members bring the diverse cultures of
Middle-earth to life in their stories.
Read any good Elf, Hobbit or Dwarf story lately? Don't hesitate, make
HASA is an international community and we are proud of that.
If there's interest, we would like to establish a special Workshop for
our ESL ("English as a Second Language") members, with special
resources and forums.
If you are interested in a workshop like that or if you would like to
volunteer for helping us run a workshop like that, please comment in
the "weekly announcement" forum.
HASA admin team
To follow the links in this announcement, please log in at the Henneth
Annï¿½n Story Archive and read the announcement on the Welcome Page.