Era: Time of the Trees
Summary: This was written for the Silmarillion Writers Guild 5th Birthday celebration based on the Theme: Five Things. The title says it all. Thank you to IgnobleBard for Beta reading this story, as wel ...
Summary: It is the fourth age, the elves have left middle Earth and live in Peace in Valinor, then the Istari Discover a Gateways that allow travel between the blessed realm and the world of men, Our world. An ...
Era: 1st Age
Summary: This is really not a love story, although it is centered upon the relationship of Maedhros and Fingon and told from their points of view. It is more a personal exploration of the politics of the exi ...
Era: 3rd Age - The Kings
Summary: The decline and fall of the smallest of the Dunedain kingdoms of Arnor, as described in the memoirs of a soldier and descendant of minor nobility. I have always been fascinated by what the story migh ...
Update on the Open Doors option.
I have heard back from two very helpful moderators of that system. It's a bit of a mixed bag.
On the one hand, they can give HASA as a community a collection where all of the stories can be gathered in one location. This would keep HASA as an archive together. The downside, and it's a big one, is that they do not have any way to programmatically import HASA into their system. Each story here would have to be copied manually. They did acknowledge that HASA is a significantly larger archive than had imported before.
The admins at HASA, well, we're about five people now, and that is simply beyond our reach to do it ourselves. I know that there are a lot of people who would be happy to move their own stuff and help with moving others' stories.
The big question is this - Should it even be attempted? Should members try to move HASA as a collection to another location (which will not function the way the site presently does) to keep stories together? If there was an automated way to do this, I'd say yes, it should be tried. Relying on manual copies of @ 6,500 stories and over 30,000 individual chapters might be too much. That would take a rate of @ 75 stories per day, every day, through the end of the year if it began the first full week of October.
I know people have been copying works already to other archives (Which is great - keep it up!) and I've had inquiries about adding some admins to salvage old stories whose authors are no longer engaged in the fandom.
My own opinion is that stories should be in as many archives as the author has the time and the energy to post to. More exposure is better to gain readers, and more locations is better to reduce hosting risk.
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Word Count: 1,331
Era: 3rd Age - Ring War
Published: 05 Jun 10
Gandalf reviews his possessions.
Featured stories are chosen randomly from the entire catalog of reviewed and general works. The selection changes every fifteen minutes.
With the announcement of HASA’s closing at the end of the year, it’s time to think about where to post your stories. This is especially relevant for authors who post all or some of their work exclusively at HASA...
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