Author has written 1 story for Love.I'm a 19-year-old Asian female from Singapore, who started writing 5 years ago, but has only begun to improve only recently. I started on this site 2 years ago writing Batman fics, then slowly expanded till I wrote some Magician, Mortal Kombat, X-Men and now Lord of the Rings fics.
Like most of the LotR fans that now populate , I got to know about the books and Tolkien's works with the showing of the film. After I read Lord of the Rings, I expanded my interest and personal research into Tolkien's other books. To date, I have read the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and most of the HoME series.
While LotR is an impressive story, the Silmarillion is really much better in that it portrays what really constitutes Arda--the sorrows, trials and joy of the People of Arda.
I now find that Silmarillion fics are nicer to write, but it doesn't mean that LotR fics don't stand for their own merit. I mean, it's sometimes a little tiring reading about Legolas/Boromir/Aragorn/OC romances, especially if the OC is a She-Elf or woman (both medieval and mordern). I have to admit writing a few of those in the start, but hopefully, I have toned it down by quite a bit.
I am honored to have joined the ranks (lol) of awesome Silmarillion fic writers at the Silm-fics group, even though I don't claim any of my fics to be of their standard. :) They're very nice and helpful, and their comments help a lot. A big thanks to them. I'm only a mediocre writer, and an even worse Silm-writer, so anyone who can guide me along will be appreciated.
I have a yahoo group on LotR. Here is the link:
I Believe: http:///group/believe_in_dreams/