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On Writing Tolkien's Elves by oshun

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I took the opportunity of the August 2012 Non-fiction challenge at the LotR Community Live Journal to write up some very personal thoughts of my own. I spend a part of every month, trying to write a character biography for the Silmarillion Writers Guild. Those are certainly not free of opinion, but are hopefully written in a more objective and overall more scholarly tone than this one. Anyway, for your kind perusal is this piece, halfway between a rant and a whine, but filled with not only with heart, but references to the texts.

Rated: General
Characters: Elves, Men
Challenges: Differing Perspectives
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 4753 Read: 547
Published: September 24, 2013 Updated: September 24, 2013

Story Notes:

Tree and Flower Awards, Essay, First Place

1. The Problem of Writing Tolkienís Elves by oshun [Comments - 6] (4753 words)

I offer my most sincere thanks to the readers at the Lizard Council for nitpicks and corrections (Drummerwench, Urloth, Elf of Cave, Mariamaria, Pandemonium, and Randy O., in particular.)  New questions, suggestions, and even (heaven forbid!) implied disagreements were also raised there, some of which are beyond of the scope of the project or my capacity, or both. Thank you very much for reading it.