Sunday, September 23, 2007

Announcements for September 23-30


The following members have birthday this week. If you're in the drabbling mood, why not write them 100 words as a birthday card?

Alassante (September 24) said, "I'm a Feanorian fanatic and Noldork. I like Drama, Humor, and smut but not really slash."


There aren't very many active challenges these days. Do you have an idea you think others would enjoy? If so, please propose it in the Prospective Challenges Forum.

Also, we're still looking for someone to manage the birthday drabbles thread. I am handling it this month, but I really can't do it forever, so if you'd like to see this continue, we need someone to manage it. The Challenges Manager will tell you how. If you're interested in learning more please email me at HASANews(at)henneth-annun(dot)net.

This week's focus:



One of the best ways to get involved at HASA is through our forums. People are discussing research questions and stories as well as having fannish squees regularly there.

Some useful forum links (you must be logged in for all of these):

"On Our Minds" displays the ten most recent posts in forums open to all HASA members. It's a good way to catch up on what you've missed, though the page can move quickly when lots of forums are active at once.

If you've been out of touch for longer than a few days you might want to use the "One Month of Posts" page. This page has just what it sounds like: a list of forums that have been posted to in the last month, beginning with the most recently updated.

Workshops are specialized writing communities. They allow you to share stories you aren't ready to post to the whole site, and many have interesting forums attached to them. Explore workshops to find a group of members interested in similar topics.

Now, here are some of the most recently-updated threads in HASA forum. Don't be shy. If any interest you, why not jump in?

HASA Birthday Cards Forum
Subject: September 2007 Birthdays

Elena Tiriel - Star Gazings
Subject: Fell and Fair Drabble Series (Current)

Beta: Try Before You Buy
Subject: An Exercise in Futility (Working Title)

Here's hoping this week finds you having many interesting discussion about all things Tolkien. Because, really, you were trying to cut back on sleep anyway, right?

Until next time,

PS- Do you have something in particular you would like included in next week's announcement? If so, please email HASANews(at)henneth-annun(dot)net.

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