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  • Nath
    Birthday Challenges There is another few days to go in the December Birthday Challenge
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 25, 2011
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      Birthday Challenges

      There is another few days to go in the December Birthday Challenge, so there's still time to write or request a drabble. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for the January Birthday Challenge!

      Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at the stories already written this year.

      Prospective Challenges, Oliphaunts and Nuzgûl

      Challenges are born from Prospective Challenges, and the Prospective Challenges Forum is where you'll find out what other people would like to spring on unsuspecting authors... If you have any ideas you want to share, head over to the Challenges Forum; or be inspired by what is already there and pick up an older idea instead.

      Older ideas can also be found in the Oliphaunt Pen and the Nuzgûl Hutch… Why not take on an Oliphaunt or let a Nuzgûl bite you?

      Nuzgûl of the Month

      Just as Challenges come from Prospective Challenges, Prospective Challenges come from Nuzgûl, and Nuzgûl need attention to grow from tiny ideas into big stories. Step into the Nuzgûl hutch. The bunnies don't bite (much). And who knows what ideas you may come out with?

      The Nuzgûl of the Month!

      The December Nuzgûl, An Excellent Arrangement, can be found here, and will run until the end of the year; the January 2012 Nuzgûl will be published on January 1.

      Come on over to the Nuzgûl of the Month Workshop and join in the fun. If you've written a story for any of the previous months, don't forget to add it to the Playlist!

      Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

    • Nath
      Birthday Cards There is still a week to go in the March Birthday Cards ,
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 25 1:53 AM
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        Birthday Cards

        There is still a week to go in the March Birthday Cards, so there’s plenty of time to write or request a drabble...

        Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at some older stories written as birthday cards.

        Prospective Challenges, Oliphaunts and Nuzgûl

        Challenges are born from Prospective Challenges, and the Prospective Challenges Forum is where you’ll find out what other people would like to spring on unsuspecting authors... If you have any ideas you want to share, head over to the Challenges Forum; or be inspired by what is already there and pick up an older idea instead.

        Older ideas can also be found in the Oliphaunt Pen and the Nuzgûl Hutch… Why not take on an Oliphaunt or let a Nuzgûl bite you?

        Nuzgûl of the Month

        Just as Challenges come from Prospective Challenges, Prospective Challenges come from Nuzgûl, and Nuzgûl need attention to grow from tiny ideas into big stories. Step into the Nuzgûl hutch. The bunnies don’t bite (much). And who knows what ideas you may come out with?

        The Nuzgûl of the Month!

        The march Nuzgûl, Death, can be found here, and will run until the end of the month.

        Come on over to the Nuzgûl of the Month Workshop and join in the fun. If you’ve written a story for any of the previous months, don’t forget to add it to the Playlist!

        Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

      • Nath
        Birthday Cards There is over a week to go in the October Birthday Cards
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 21, 2012
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          Birthday Cards

          There is over a week to go in the October Birthday Cards, so there's still time to write or request a drabble!

          Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at some older stories written as birthday cards.

          Nuzgûl of the Month

          The October Nuzgûl, Those Who Refused The Summons, can be found here, and will run until the end of the month.

          Come on over to the Nuzgûl of the Month Workshop and join in the fun. If you've written a story for any of the previous months, don't forget to add it to the Playlist!

          Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

        • Nath
          In this week s news: Birthdays and the January Story Pledge Challenge Birthday Cards There is a day to go in the December Birthday Cards
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 30, 2012
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            In this week's news: Birthdays and the January Story Pledge Challenge

            Birthday Cards

            There is a day to go in the December Birthday Cards, so if you're very quick there's still time! Or perhaps your birthday is in January? In that case you can find the January birthday cards here... Don't forget to put in a request for a drabble!

            Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at some older stories written as birthday cards.

            January Story Pledge Challenge

            The January Story Pledge Challenge is open! Find out more, enter the Challenge or pledge an amount to donate, and if you do, post to the Forum to tell people about it.

            Don't forget: any story that you post at HASA in January and that is in some way linked to The Hobbit can be entered. All we ask is that you don't post it anywhere else until February. Enter the Challenge and help put HASA in the black for 2013.

            Here are some suggestions to help you along:

            Book-based - backstories, side stories, after-happily-ever-after stories:

            • Belladonna Took – what about those adventures?
            • How did Thráin end up in Dol Guldur?
            • Where does the Trolls' loot come from?
            • Was Legolas at the Battle of the Five Armies?
            • Did Bilbo and Aragorn/Estel meet in Rivendell?
            • How did Gandalf, Saruman, Elrond and Galadriel root Sauron out of Dol Guldur?
            • What did Bard do to re-establish Dale?
            • When did Balin get it into his head to try and refound Khazad-dûm?

            Movie-based (SPOILERS!):

            • Write the back-story for a deviation from the book (Azog, the Elves of Mirkwood paying homage to Thrór, why is Thranduil riding a moose, ...)
            • A recipe-fic involving Rhosgobel Rabbit
            • The White Council meeting in Imladris
            • Anything to do with Radagast
            • The tunnel path to Rivendell
            • Stone giants, what makes them tick?
            • Gollum killing the goblin with a rock instead of strangling it

             

            Authors, here are the rules for stories:

            • It must be a new story, never having appeared for the general public on any other web site
            • It must be 500 words or more in length (combining drabbles is fine, length allowances made for poetry)
            • It is posted exclusively to HASA in January while the Challenge runs

             

            Readers, here are the rules for pledging:

            • The pledge is per completed story posted to the Challenge - you can't specify that you'll only donate for an Elf story or one with Gollum in it, for example)
            • A minimum of $1.00 per story
            • No minimum on the total amount you're willing to pledge

             

            The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and runs through January 31.

            Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

          • Nath
            Birthday Cards January Birthday babies, there is still some days to go in the January Birthday Cards, so there s still time to write or request a drabble!
            Message 5 of 5 , Jan 27, 2013
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              Birthday Cards

              January Birthday babies, there is still some days to go in the January Birthday Cards, so there's still time to write or request a drabble!
              http://henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confId=0&forumId=937&messageId=54888


              Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at some older stories written as birthday cards.
              http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/challenge.cfm?ngid=577

              January Story Pledge Challenge

              The Story Pledge Challenge is still open! Find out more, enter the Challenge
              http://www.henneth-annun.net/challenge/challenge.cfm?ngid=581
              or pledge an amount to donate
              http://www.henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confId=0&forumId=934&messageId=54880
              and if you do, post to the Forum to tell people about it
              http://henneth-annun.net/forums/messages.cfm?confID=0&forumID=934&messageID=54881

              Don't forget: any The Hobbit-related story that you have posted at HASA this month can be entered. All we ask is that you don't post it anywhere else until February. Enter the Challenge and help keep HASA going.

              Nuzgûl of the Month

              Keep an eye out for the February Nuzgûl next weekend!



              Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

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