Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HASA news - Challenges

The monthly Challenges bulletin, with current and prospective Challenges, and (new!) the Nuzgûl of the Month: because sleep is for people without inspiration...

March Birthday Challenge

Is your birthday in March, and would you like a drabble about your favourite character or topic? You can request it here.

Not sure what the birthday cards are about? Have a look at stories written for previous requests.

Current and closing Challenges

February 2010 Treasure Hunt - closes March 7
March 2010 Birthday Cards - closes March 31

Prospective Challenges

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...
Some recent suggestions in the Forum:
- What triggered the attack in Moria?
- Why didn’t the barrow-wight take the Ring?

Dive in and pick something you’d like to write, or drop a suggestion that you’d like others to write.

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 all-dominating obsessive thoughts that keep you from your sleep and monopolise every waking minu^^^... erm... yes, well... Why not put on the mithril boots and step into the Nuzgûl hutch (the boots don’t actually protect your ankles, but they just might be shiny enough to blind the Nuzgûl long enough to let you escape again...). Who knows what ideas you may come out with?

And just to make that dive into the hutch that little bit(e) more attractive, here’s a taster of what is in there:

The Nuzgûl of the Month!
This month’s fanged beauty is an oldie, but a goodie: Tom’s brooch.

Think you want to write it? Why not see how many others you can inflict this idea on, and make it into a Challenge?

Thank you for reading at HASA. Have fun!

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