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  • Nath
    On a side-note , we re well over halfway with our December drive to put HASA in the black. A big thank you! to everyone who has donated. You rock! On to
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 18, 2011
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      On a 'side-note', we're well over halfway with our December drive to put HASA in the black. A big thank you! to everyone who has donated. You rock!

      On to reviews: As I type this, there are 10 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link).

      Member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more different opinions are represented. Having more people involved also means that stories pass through review more quickly - which is good for everyone. If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

      Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review; and when you do, please remember: Put one in, take one out.

      By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read.

      Becoming a reviewer

      If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

      Daunted by the idea of reviewing? Don't worry, reviewing at its simplest comes down to asking yourself: "Would I recommend this story to someone?" Then, whether the answer is 'yes' or 'no', you can make a choice from the capsule reasons to clarify your decision. If you want to, you can add a few more words to convey what you (dis)liked about the story, but just the capsule reason is perfectly fine as well.

      And remember: even if you think you're too critical or not critical enough: your review is only one of nine, and all points of view are welcome. Not every reviewer has to review every story and in the end it does all level out to a balanced judgement.

      Reviewed story spotlight

      These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

      Silmarillion Chemistry by Barazinbar
      General
      Humor
      Era: Other
      Summary: The characters of the Silmarillion, according to a chemistry textbook. Featuring Feanor as a dipole-inducing cation, a very polar Curufin, and more!

      Tales from the Rangers by Cirjin
      Rating: General
      Genre: General
      Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
      Summary: Shadowy figures roam the four Farthings of the Shire, stealing about on errands that cannot be guessed (or even fathomed) by the little locals. What could lurking Big Folk be up to? No good… no doubt, but not until little Robart Nortook stumbles into trouble does the real danger become clear! ...

      When Bright Things Fade by Adonnen Estenniel
      Rating: General
      Genre: General
      Era: 4th Age
      Summary: After departing from the Golden Wood, Galadriel and Celeborn rest for a time in Imladris, where Celeborn reveals the doom that has laid heavy on his heart for some time, much to Galadriel's discontent.

      Make an author's day, review a story or post a comment.

    • Nath
      As I type this, there are 10 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link). Member
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 8, 2012
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        As I type this, there are 10 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link).

        Member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more different opinions are represented. Having more people involved also means that stories pass through review more quickly â€" which is good for everyone. If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

        Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review; and when you do, please remember: Put one in, take one out.

        By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read.

        Becoming a reviewer

        If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... â€" even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

        Daunted by the idea of reviewing? Don’t worry, reviewing at its simplest comes down to asking yourself: “Would I recommend this story to someone?” Then, whether the answer is 'yes' or 'no', you can make a choice from the capsule reasons to clarify your decision. If you want to, you can add a few more words to convey what you (dis)liked about the story, but just the capsule reason is perfectly fine as well.

        And remember: even if you think you're too critical or not critical enough: your review is only one of nine, and all points of view are welcome. Not every reviewer has to review every story and in the end it does all level out to a balanced judgement.

        Reviewed story spotlight

        These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

        Western Duty, Eastern Desire by Adonnen Estenniel
        Rating: General
        Genre: General
        Era: 2nd Age - Pre-Rings
        Summary: The impossible choice comes to all: a time when the balance of the scales depends upon whether or not one does the right thing. But the 'right thing' is often subjective, as two Istari must learn.

        Where no Birds Sing by Linda Hoyland
        Rating: General
        Genre: General
        Era: 4th Age
        Summary: When Roheryn goes lame, Aragorn and Faramir are stranded in a stormand forced to seek shelter. A story for Halloween.

        Tales of the Steward by Itarille1
        Rating: General
        Genre: General
        Era: 4th Age
        Summary: Short pieces concerning the seven-and-twentieth (Ruling) Steward of Gondor, as recorded by one of his grandson. Book-verse, late Third Age â€" early Fourth Age Gondor.

        Make an author’s day, review a story or post a comment.

      • Nath
        Since the previous Bulletin, no stories passed through review while there are currently 16 stories waiting for reviewers. Make an author s day and review a
        Message 3 of 4 , Feb 12, 2012
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          Since the previous Bulletin, no stories passed through review while there are currently 16 stories waiting for reviewers. Make an author's day and review a story!

          As I type this, there are 16 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link).

          Member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more different opinions are represented. Having more people involved also means that stories pass through review more quickly – which is good for everyone. If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

          Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review; and when you do, please remember: Put one in, take one out.

          By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read.

          Becoming a reviewer

          If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

          Daunted by the idea of reviewing? Don't worry, reviewing at its simplest comes down to asking yourself: "Would I recommend this story to someone?" Then, whether the answer is `yes' or `no', you can make a choice from the capsule reasons to clarify your decision. If you want to, you can add a few more words to convey what you (dis)liked about the story, but just the capsule reason is perfectly fine as well.

          And remember: even if you think you're too critical or not critical enough: your review is only one of nine, and all points of view are welcome. Not every reviewer has to review every story and in the end it does all level out to a balanced judgement.

          Make an author's day, review a story or post a comment.

        • Nath
          As I type this, there are 13 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link). Member
          Message 4 of 4 , Mar 11 11:27 AM
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            As I type this, there are 13 stories waiting for your review (remember to log in before you follow the link).

            Member participation is crucial for reviews. The more people are involved in reviewing, the more different opinions are represented. Having more people involved also means that stories pass through review more quickly – which is good for everyone. If you are an active reviewer, why not go and check out a story?

            Or, if you are a writer, take the plunge and submit a story for review; and when you do, please remember: Put one in, take one out.

            By submitting a story for review, you are asking nine other members to read and evaluate it. So why not do for the other authors who have a story in review what you'd like other reviewers to do for you: check out one of the stories already in review and give it a read.

            Becoming a reviewer

            If you're not an active reviewer, but think you can spare a bit of time... – even if you just review one or two stories in a month, every review is welcome. If you are logged in, you can sign up here if you've been a member of HASA for thirty days or more.

            Daunted by the idea of reviewing? Don't be, reviewing at its simplest comes down to asking yourself: "Would I recommend this story to someone?" Then, whether the answer is 'yes' or 'no', you can make a choice from the capsule reasons to clarify your decision. If you want to, you can add a few more words to convey what you (dis)liked about the story, but just the capsule reason is perfectly fine as well.

            And remember: even if you think you're too critical or not critical enough: your review is only one of nine, and all points of view are welcome. Not every reviewer has to review every story and in the end it does all level out to a balanced judgement.

            Reviewed story spotlight

            These stories have passed through review since the previous bulletin. Congratulations to all authors; well done!

            Ice and Tears by Adonnen Estenniel
            Rating:General
            Genre: Romance

            Era: 3rd Age - Post-Ring War
            Summary: Not all marriages are based on love. An unconventional glimpse into the union between Rohan and Dol Amroth. Told in 400 words. MEFA 2011 1st Place; Romance: General

            Voice in the Night by Linda Hoyland

            Rating: General
            Genre: Drama
            Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
            Summary: One night at an inn changes a young soldier's life forever. With thanks to Virtuella.

            Hobbit Stew by Kara's Aunty

            Rating: General
            Genre: Humor
            Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards
            Summary: Summary: A very hungry Bilbo Baggins spots something very tasty after a week of near-abstinence in the Elvenking's Halls; but getting his hands on it will not be as easy as he thinks ...

             

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