HASA news - March 2009 (links fixed)
- HASA news - March 2009
March is Back to Middle-earth Month. The Silmarillion Writers Guild is posting daily prompts at their site ( http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/index.php ). Why not go over and participate? (and of course post the results at HASA *g*)
If you have a birthday in March and would like a drabble about your favourite character or topic, you can request it here: http://www.henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confid=0&forumid=482&messageId=52370 .
Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at the stories written for previous requests: http://www.henneth-annun.net/forums/threads.cfm?confId=0&forumId=482 .
Challenges and Nuzgul
Alas, there are no current open Challenges, but perhaps you have ideas you'd like to see written? Grab that nuzgul by the scruff of the neck (mind the teeth!) and see if you can get four others to make it a Challenge?
Prospective Challenges can be found here: http://www.henneth-annun.net/forums/threads.cfm?confId=5&forumId=5 .
The HASA Research Library is a very useful resource for writers as well as for online discussions on book canon. You can find entries on characters, settings, events, and items, containing cited quotes about the item you are trying to find more information on. This portion of the site is available here: http://www.henneth-annun.net/resources/index.cfm
Would you like to get involved with Resources? If you like researching and want to help develop this section of HASA you can contact the Resources & Research Library through the contact form at http://www.henneth-annun.net/about/contact.cfm .
Some recent articles in Resources:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/events_view.cfm?evid=292 : Frodo and Sam set off for Mordor
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/events_view.cfm?evid=623 : Éomer pursues the Orc-raiders towards Fangorn
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/bios_view.cfm?SCID=108 : Nerdanel
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/bios_view.cfm?SCID=416 : Isengrim Took II
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/places_view.cfm?plid=129 : Argonath
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/places_view.cfm?plid=658 : Caragdûr
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/things_view.cfm?thid=338 : Shire-reckoning
http://www.henneth-annun.net/members/resources/things_view.cfm?thid=422 : Shire-reform
Good luck researching your story! If you enjoy this section of the site, why not tell the researchers (they're listed at the bottom of every entry).
All of us writers love feedback. It is the lembas and miruvor that sustains us as we write our story, and leaving a few words about a story you read is always a nice thing to do, whether the story is new or old.
Every fifteen minutes HASA highlights a story chosen at random from the Reviewed and General stories in the archive. Why not go to http://www.henneth-annun.net/ and read the currently featured story?
Many talented writers are publishing every day. In February:
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_reviewed.cfm : 26 Reviewed Stories were published or updated.
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_general.cfm : 54 General Stories were published or updated.
http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/story_beta.cfm : 4 Beta Stories were published or updated.
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view beta stories.)
Thank you for reading at HASA. Enjoy!
(Apologies for the broken links in the first version... - Nath)