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I am looking forward to hearing what you think about my ways to Middle-earth and I will try to answer any question you might have...

Comments & concrit are always welcome!

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"The Alphabet of Middle-earth" - Writing Cues for the 'Back to Middle-earth Month 2007'

 March, 1 2007

It's "Back to Middle-earth Month" again!

Just like last year, the month of March is dedicated to Middle-earth. No matter if you have not been there in ages or if you have never left, ...


... no matter if it is "The Silmarillion" that inspires you or "The Hobbit", this is *your* month. Your month to get excited about Middle-earth again, a month to watch the movies, to read books, essays, fanfic, paint fanart, create icons, make fanvids ... it doesn't matter what you do, as long as it's about Tolkien's Middle-earth.

And of course "There and Back Again" has prepared something to celebrate B2MeM again, as well. We proudly present a new series of writing cues for B2MeM:

The Alphabet of Middle-earth

"The Alphabet of Middle-earth" is a series of short cues to inspire you. We have included some very special "characters" so that there are exactly 31 cues to titillate your muses. One for each day of B2MeM. We invite you to pick up any cue, any time and to post your take as a comment for the relevant entry in the LiveJournal Community "There and Back Again" or over at the "Henneth Annun Yahoo Group".*

Write a drabble, a drouble, a tribble, a quabble or a quibble! Write 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 words! No matter if it's serious or silly, anything goes.

• Anonymous posters are very welcome to post their takes as well, but please remember to include your pen-name so we know who you are!

• If you write something that is not suitable for the general audience (rating R/NC-17) please post only a link to the ficlet and provide suitable warnings.

And here's already the first cue for the first day of the "Back to Middle-earth Month 2007":

A - like an antagonistic Arwen.

Have fun, have muses, have drabbles!

JunoMagic & Aranel Took


"There and Back Again (and how to get there in the first place)" -
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 [31] And here is already the next cue:

Ž - thorn - like Žoughtful Žéoden.

Posted:Mar 30, 2007 04:41 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [32] And here is the LAST cue:

Ę - like Ęlfwine came ęrly.

And with that we finally come to the conclusion of the "Back to Middle-earth Month 2007".

I would like to thank everyone who has participated so far. We're overwhelmed and in awe at the many, many drabbles, droubles and poems and ficlets that all of you have posted here, at the Henneth Annūn Yahoo Group, at HASA and on your own blogs & journals. The quantity, quality and diversity of writing that this series of cues has generated is absolutely astounding.

Thank you very much for sharing these treasures!

Now that the last day of B2MeM is here and the writing frenzy is abating, I would also like to invite everyone to go back to the beginning of the month to read what has been posted so far. Don't miss all the wonderful stories that make up the "Alphabet of Middle-earth"! And if one of the cues intrigues you, it is never too late to snatch it up.

Thank you again, and I really hope that you enjoyed this month of writing yourself back into Middle-earth!

JunoMagic and Aranel Took

Posted:Mar 31, 2007 05:10 GMT  Reply to this Comment

 [33] Juno and Aranel,

I couldn't let this end without one more "thank you" for taking the time to organize and manage this particular challenge. I've really been enjoying all the results. The Tolkien fandom is blessed with tremendous talent, and your prompts were quite obviously a truly wonderful inspiration!

I thought your clues were very clever, with a pleasing variety, clear but still ambiguous enough to allow lots of interpretation. (Of course, that's just my thoughts as a dedicated reader, not a writer, but so it all seemed to me.)

I only have one question: I know you are both very talented writers - so where are YOUR responses to the prompts???

You're going to have a hard time topping this next year! :)

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