Writing a Green Sun

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Thoughts on writing sexuality in JRRT fanfiction, focus on Hobbits and the Shire. Discussion of how research and speculation about social, historical, cultural and economic aspects of Middle-earth affects the development of stories and characters. By Anglachel.

Mithril Awards 2003 - Finalist - Best Critical Essay


Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Introduction 907 0 17 Sep 02
2 A Green Sun 950 0 17 Sep 02
3 The Fell Winter 1,599 0 19 Sep 02
4 Dwarven-Hearted 2,468 0 21 Nov 02
5 The Lure of Youth 2,302 0 21 Nov 02
6 Stewardship 2,791 0 21 Nov 02
7 A Credible World 308 0 17 Sep 02
Appx. Word Count 11,325 0  



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Writing a Green Sun

Eirene - 19 Mar 09 - 6:31 PM

General Comment

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most demanding fandoms I know of. In no other can you find so many writers of such high quality, and subsequently there is no other fandom in which the pressure is so great on us mediocre writers. However, both by the example of the best writers in the fandom, and through essays like this one, we are given an amazing opportunity to improve, and for that, I thank you.The Shire you present in your essay is one I have never seen before, but it is plausible, exciting and fascinating. You seem to have done solid research, you bring up many points that I had not thought about, or light up common matters from new angles.

Your language is very professional and advanced, so advanced that I had to look up some words and read over certain sentences to be sure that I understood them. This is a fault on my part rather than yours though. I shall have to come back and read your essay again several times to catch all the points you make, and I already look forward to it.

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Story Information

Author: Anglachel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Critical Essay

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/15/04

Original Post: 09/17/02

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