Sunday, July 4, 2010

HASA news - Birthdays and stories

July birthdays and links to the stories written or updated in June. And... what are birthdays without presents?

July Birthdays

Is your birthday in July, 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.

One birthday in July is HASA’s own birthday on July 4th! Because a birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without a story request, we're asking authors to write a birthday story to entertain our readers. The theme is "giving" because that is what makes HASA run. People giving time, donations, ideas, stories, feedback - giving themselves.

Write about any aspect of giving that appeals to you, in any era of Middle-earth, with any characters. (Extra applause if you can work in the number 8.)

And of course a birthday wouldn’t be a birthday either without a present! So in proper Shire style, HASA has prepared a present for its members: head over to the Resources section and have a peek inside the shiny new cabinet (no, it does not lead to Narnia - at least, not unless you want it to...).

June Stories

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. Read the currently featured story on our front page.

Many talented writers are publishing every day. In June:

--- 12 Reviewed Stories were published or updated.
--- 53 General Stories were published or updated.
--- 3 Beta Stories were updated.
(Please note, you need to be logged in to view beta stories.)

Thank you for reading at HASA. Enjoy!

~Nath ~

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