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2009-05-05 03:30 pm

Selling Buttons at the Door

Since Geocities decided to close shop, I must move my fanfic. This Dreamwidth account is used as an archive for my fic, and there will be no non-fic posts. However, I have imported the old LiveJournal entries from "Making Shapely Fiction," a book on writing.

The fanfic entires are not chronological, but each makes note of the original online publish date.

These are my Lord of the Rings stories. I hope you enjoy them.

-- Lullenny

Disclaimer: I earn nothing but fun from these words except feedback, which is precious.
odd_buttons: (honest fool)
2009-05-03 02:45 pm
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River and Rain

River and Rain
Summary: Pippin dislikes being wet.
Rating: G


November 16, 2003 )
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2009-05-03 02:43 pm
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The Blue Book

The Blue Book
Summary: While in Minas Tirith after the war, Frodo and his companions come to realize that hobbits have to settle the events that happened during the War of the Ring into their own words.
Rating: PG


May 31, 2003 )
odd_buttons: (uncle bilbo)
2009-05-03 02:41 pm
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Since Spring

Since Spring
Summary: A quiet moment in Rivendell.
Rating: G


September 17, 2003 )
odd_buttons: (honest fool)
2009-05-03 02:38 pm
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The Prodigal Took

The Prodigal Took
Summary: Pippin rides to Tuckborough to raise a small army of Tooks for the Battle of Bywater.
Rating: PG for adult themes
Notes: Inspired from a passage in Return of the King: Pippin rode off with half a dozen lads on ponies. 'See you soon!" he cried. 'It's only fourteen miles or so over the fields. I'll bring you back an army of Tooks in the morning.' A MEFA award nominee.

July 16, 2003 )
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2009-05-03 02:31 pm
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The Battle of Bywater

The Battle of Bywater
Summary: "There are some things that are not mine to do, Sam," said Frodo.
Rating: PG for violence
Note: "The Battle of Bywater" was Runner-up for the Mithril Voters' Choice Award in the catagory Best Drama / Action Adventure. It also was a Mithril Award Finalist.


March 31, 2004 )
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2009-05-03 02:29 pm
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The Horn-Cry of Buckland

The Horn-Cry of Buckland
Summary: While preparing for the yearly fire and feast, Merry confronts a grief he didn't know he had.
Rating: Gen, PG for adult themes
Notes: A MEFA 2005 Nominee


May 28, 2003 )
odd_buttons: (strange days)
2009-05-03 02:16 pm
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Every Separate Dying Ember

Every Separate Dying Ember
Summary: "The ride to Edoras was familiar to Boromir; he had made the trip many times, though never for such a disagreeable purpose as this."
Rating: Slash, Boromir/Eomer, PG-older teen
Notes: Nestra gave support during my search for a title. Edgar Allan Poe supplied it. Every Separate Dying Ember was a Mithril Award Finalist in 2005.


May 18, 2004 )
odd_buttons: (my captain)
2009-05-03 02:11 pm
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Shriven

Shriven
Summary: "Till my guilty soul be shriven." --Longfellow.
Rating: Slash, Boromir/Aragorn, NC-17
Note: "Shriven" was a Mithril Award Commended Finalist.

January 16, 2004 )
odd_buttons: (my captain)
2009-05-02 01:07 pm
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Unclean

Unclean
Summary: "Just give me an enemy I can fight," Boromir demanded.
Notes: Per request: "Aragorn/Boromir. Hot sweaty sex under a bush. Both parties annoyed and frustrated. How about a fic in which they CAN'T find a stream to bathe in. Just to change the fanon convention of a pool of water everywhere. And the fic must involve a salami. The Beef Jerky of the Elves." There are one or two lines of dialogue from the book.
Rating: Slash, Aragorn/Boromir, NC-17


September 6, 2003 )
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2009-05-02 09:18 am
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Cheery Letters from Bree

Cheery Letters from Bree

Summary: While staying at The Prancing Pony, Merry considers writing a letter to his parents.
Notes: Inspired by the 'Letters Home' idea from the list at Henneth Annun. A MEFA 2005 Nominee.
Rating: Gen, G


June 9, 2003 )
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2005-01-19 07:06 am

Zigzag

The last entry. I've made it all the way to zigzag.

I'd started typing and posting these terms because I couldn't write; I'd hoped revisiting them would help jump-start some inspiration. I can't say it was unsuccessful (I have managed to write a bit, though little related directly to hobbits), but my productivity remains less than it was. Hrm, I'll have to brainstorm other ways to get my mojo back.

I am very pleased, however, that it seems some of you have found the excerpts from Stern's book helpful.

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The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Zigzag )
odd_buttons: (eats)
2005-01-18 07:38 am

Workshops

From today's entry:
"By putting your story up for discussion you learn how to listen to criticism and how to deal with it. By hearing the reactions to other stories you begin to recognize who in the workshop is perceptive, judicious, and balanced in judgment. Probably you should pay attention to those persons when your story is discussed. You recognize that the opinions of some people should be discounted. Some are negative bullies and others are uncritical enthusiasts. A person may vehemently attack some aspect of a story that isn't worth more than a minute of discussion because it could be cleared up with the insertion of a single sentence. Someone else may wax rhapsodic about what you recognize as contrived and dishonest. What if that person loves your story?"
Ha! Fanfiction in a nutshell! But I say so in all seriousness: this is what I see happen to fanfic writers. It's a large part of my experience as a fanfic writer. Stern speaks only of how the workshop process affects writing; what he doesn't explore (but happens) includes the friendships made (or ended), the thrilling energy generated when creative minds click -- and, in fandom, the never-ending wank.

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The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Workshops )
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2005-01-16 07:53 am

Voice

The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Voice )
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2005-01-14 07:49 am

Trust Your Material

A short entry, but it gets to the heart of things. And the first paragraph is a pep-talk, too.

Also -- I am slowly making good the inter-linking between entries to fulfill in LiveJournal form the usability of the book's structure. I hope to make them all current today, by the weekend at least.


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The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Trust Your Material )
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2005-01-13 07:14 am

Transitions

The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Transitions )
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2005-01-12 06:38 am

Tour de Force

The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Tour de Force )
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2005-01-11 07:22 am

Title

The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Title )
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2005-01-10 07:26 am

Theme

The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Theme )
odd_buttons: (eats)
2005-01-09 10:53 am

Texture

I love comparing writing to food. Oh the brain-twinkies I have consumed!

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The following is an excerpt from Part III of the book Making Shapely Fiction, by Jerome Stern. The first two parts are very much worth reading as well. The book is available in paperback.

Texture )