lindahoyland: (moon)
[Poll #1942552]


All being well I'd like to post something this weekend, but can't decide what. Please could you vote and help me make up my mind!
lindahoyland: (love Aragorn)
[Poll #1898943]

Please vote if you have a moment. It will help me decide what I should be working on.

"Sword in the Tree" requires extensive editing.That is my long story about our heroes in Rohan.
The short stories include several Thorongil ones about Aragorn and Ragnar and several Ranger ones about Aragorn and Gilavir, also some Aragorn and Faramir tales. They just need checking for typos
lindahoyland: (moon)
I know my friends in the USA vote today (Tuesday), so I thought a LOTR election open to all lands in M-e might be fun. Poll will close in about a day.
[Poll #1877022]
lindahoyland: (love Aragorn)
[Poll #1865441]

I'd welcome your thoughts for some stories I'm working on.

Which title sounds best, "Blood in the Snow" or "Hope in Midwinter"? I'm combining these two stories, but can only have one title! Or should I call it something else entirely?

What do you think the young Rangers would call Aragorn, sir, my lord, Lord Aragorn or something else?

Your thoughts are much appreciated.
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1707164]

I've written two gafillers/fleshing out the plot stories for "Teitho" recently and another for the LOTRGFIC challenge.tHat was fairly easy to write,but the Teitho stories felt like drawing blood from stones!I started off writing this kind of story and I still finf Houses of Healing plots easy enoungh as I think I've told that story about 6 times and am not fed up with it,and that's not counting drabbles!

I've recently written another story using my own plot with Tolkien's characters and what a blessed relief it was not to have to keep the book open and keep checking I was not contradicting anything in it!

I'm curious what others find easiest to write,stories which flesh out something Tolkien wrote such as my "Kingdom of Ashes" or a plot of your own.
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1707164]

I've written two gafillers/fleshing out the plot stories for "Teitho" recently and another for the LOTRGFIC challenge.tHat was fairly easy to write,but the Teitho stories felt like drawing blood from stones!I started off writing this kind of story and I still finf Houses of Healing plots easy enoungh as I think I've told that story about 6 times and am not fed up with it,and that's not counting drabbles!

I've recently written another story using my own plot with Tolkien's characters and what a blessed relief it was not to have to keep the book open and keep checking I was not contradicting anything in it!

I'm curious what others find easiest to write,stories which flesh out something Tolkien wrote such as my "Kingdom of Ashes" or a plot of your own.
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1659055]


Version 1
The four men huddled around the campfire sharing their meagre rations.

“Would that I had gold to buy a decent meal,” said one.

“I’d buy a silver bracelet for my daughter,” said another.

“My sweetheart deserves gemstones to adorn her slender neck,” said the third. “What about you, Captain?”

“My beloved needs no gold, silver or gems to adorn her,” Thorongil replied. ”She is fairer than the stars. In my dreams I gladly lay a kingdom at her feet.”

The others laughed. Thorongil had wild dreams for a captain.

Long after his companions slept, Thorongil sat gazing at the stars.

Version 2

Thorongil sat polishing his sword in a corner of the barracks, lost in thought while his men chattered idly, counting the pay they had just been given.

“My lady wishes for a gold ring,” said one.

“Do not all women? Mine will have to be content with silver,” said another.

“I would give mine a bracelet set with gemstones,” said a third.

Thorongil remembered Arwen’s lovely face; fairer than the stars, she needed neither gold, silver nor gemstones to enhance her beauty. Yet would that he had a crown to offer and a kingdom to lay humbly at her feet!
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1659055]


Version 1
The four men huddled around the campfire sharing their meagre rations.

“Would that I had gold to buy a decent meal,” said one.

“I’d buy a silver bracelet for my daughter,” said another.

“My sweetheart deserves gemstones to adorn her slender neck,” said the third. “What about you, Captain?”

“My beloved needs no gold, silver or gems to adorn her,” Thorongil replied. ”She is fairer than the stars. In my dreams I gladly lay a kingdom at her feet.”

The others laughed. Thorongil had wild dreams for a captain.

Long after his companions slept, Thorongil sat gazing at the stars.

Version 2

Thorongil sat polishing his sword in a corner of the barracks, lost in thought while his men chattered idly, counting the pay they had just been given.

“My lady wishes for a gold ring,” said one.

“Do not all women? Mine will have to be content with silver,” said another.

“I would give mine a bracelet set with gemstones,” said a third.

Thorongil remembered Arwen’s lovely face; fairer than the stars, she needed neither gold, silver nor gemstones to enhance her beauty. Yet would that he had a crown to offer and a kingdom to lay humbly at her feet!
lindahoyland: (Default)
I came second in last month's Teitho contest with a story called "Sticks and Stones" in which Aragorn is cursed in the market place and debates the importance of free speech with Faramir.
http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=584

I actually developed the story from a short a scene from a WIP lurking on my hard drive. Now, I'm unsure what to do about the story. Should I just have it on the Teitho site, or should I publish it widely, depite the similarity to the WIP?

It is vital that someone curses Aragorn in the WIP, though it is over a different matter entirely, but would it trouble you to have a similiar passage in two different stories? In the WIP it is about one page in a story I estimate will be about 100 pages long when complete.

Please will you vote so I can see what people think.

[Poll #1536145]
lindahoyland: (Default)
I came second in last month's Teitho contest with a story called "Sticks and Stones" in which Aragorn is cursed in the market place and debates the importance of free speech with Faramir.
http://teitho.waking-vision.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=584

I actually developed the story from a short a scene from a WIP lurking on my hard drive. Now, I'm unsure what to do about the story. Should I just have it on the Teitho site, or should I publish it widely, depite the similarity to the WIP?

It is vital that someone curses Aragorn in the WIP, though it is over a different matter entirely, but would it trouble you to have a similiar passage in two different stories? In the WIP it is about one page in a story I estimate will be about 100 pages long when complete.

Please will you vote so I can see what people think.

[Poll #1536145]
lindahoyland: (Default)
I'm interested that the results of my polls confirm a theory I held,though not as strongly as I suspected.

I guessed that injuries caused by faling from a horse and wounds caused by swords and arrows would be top choices,for the simple reason that readers are unlikely to suffer these mishaps!

I admit I vastly prefer reading or writing about something that is highly unlikely to befall me!

I'm surpised several people chose 'flu as that is something most of us have first hand and unpleasant knowledge of, also that accidents caused by tripping over were also popular as again that is something that could happen to any of us.

I am not at all surprised that no one chose a serious illness like heart disease as I would imagine we all have grim memories of losing loved ones to serious diseases,fearing getting them,or a recurrence,or suffering, or watching someone suffer.

It seems that most people are like me,reading stories as escapism,which I think applies to all art forms.

The polls are still open if anyone else wants to add their votes.
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1308554&mode=enter
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1308543&mode=enter

A big thank you to everyone who took park in my research ,carried out purely to satisy something I'd been wondering about. We like our heroes to suffer,but not usually from anything that threatens us directly. I have written a story in which Aragorn has chicken pox,which I had the misfortune of catching as an adult. However, my doctor did tell me that the good news was that I would not get it again, so I guess it has become as remote as being shot with an arrow!
lindahoyland: (Default)
I'm interested that the results of my polls confirm a theory I held,though not as strongly as I suspected.

I guessed that injuries caused by faling from a horse and wounds caused by swords and arrows would be top choices,for the simple reason that readers are unlikely to suffer these mishaps!

I admit I vastly prefer reading or writing about something that is highly unlikely to befall me!

I'm surpised several people chose 'flu as that is something most of us have first hand and unpleasant knowledge of, also that accidents caused by tripping over were also popular as again that is something that could happen to any of us.

I am not at all surprised that no one chose a serious illness like heart disease as I would imagine we all have grim memories of losing loved ones to serious diseases,fearing getting them,or a recurrence,or suffering, or watching someone suffer.

It seems that most people are like me,reading stories as escapism,which I think applies to all art forms.

The polls are still open if anyone else wants to add their votes.
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1308554&mode=enter
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1308543&mode=enter

A big thank you to everyone who took park in my research ,carried out purely to satisy something I'd been wondering about. We like our heroes to suffer,but not usually from anything that threatens us directly. I have written a story in which Aragorn has chicken pox,which I had the misfortune of catching as an adult. However, my doctor did tell me that the good news was that I would not get it again, so I guess it has become as remote as being shot with an arrow!
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1308543]


I'm posting this poll to answer a few questions recently discussed in chat groups and also has result of some conversations. I do have a strong guess at what the answer will be and will be interested to see if my guess proves true.
lindahoyland: (Default)
[Poll #1308543]


I'm posting this poll to answer a few questions recently discussed in chat groups and also has result of some conversations. I do have a strong guess at what the answer will be and will be interested to see if my guess proves true.
lindahoyland: (Default)
I have a question for you. I've a series of short LOTR ficlets I plan to post soon at ff.net.

Readers,you do prefer short stories (about the length of "The One") to be posted as one shots or as one long story with separate unrelated, or very loosly related chapters?

Writers, do you find one shorts or chapters posted under a single heading get more hits and/or comments?

A Thrird option would be to post them according to themes.

I'd be grateful for your views.





[Poll #1054012]
lindahoyland: (Default)
I have a question for you. I've a series of short LOTR ficlets I plan to post soon at ff.net.

Readers,you do prefer short stories (about the length of "The One") to be posted as one shots or as one long story with separate unrelated, or very loosly related chapters?

Writers, do you find one shorts or chapters posted under a single heading get more hits and/or comments?

A Thrird option would be to post them according to themes.

I'd be grateful for your views.





[Poll #1054012]

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