Thread: How Legolas proved his Bowmanship
I imagine Legolas’s early life as a member of a kind family with imperfect characters. If I produce more stories about Legolas, Thranduil, Elsila and Elwen, their characters will develop according to what happens to them.
I know the child in the clearing was over-dramatized. I needed a reason to keep the Bowmaster in harm’s way. He was sacrificing himself by throwing her clear.
The odd punctuation occurred to indicate thought speech, guarded or not.
Many thanks again for your comments. I will incorporate your critique into my work. Regards ’ Chathol-linn
posted on 5/9/02 at 00:25
Hi, again, Alyssa. I read my submission in the "news" and you are right about the attributed punctuation - it does not show up at all! I did not write it like that. If you would like to see the story as I wrote it with punctuation and end notes, here is a URL:
I would like to start a discussion thread (?) on the story if possible. I have almost finished "How Legolas Cured His Sister of Teasing" and the feedback would be very helpful before I try to publish. Regards - Chathol-linn
It is so helpful and encouraging to hear that readers like your writing. Sometimes writing can feel thankless otherwise.
My stories about Legolas will not be particularly romantic - that's being done by many other writers just now. Instead I am interested in his early adventures and how they mature him into his role as one of the Nine.
"How Legolas Cured HIs Sister of Teasing" is perhaps 75% done. The three main characters are in a jam at the moment.
Should I submit "Bowmanship" to Fan Writing here, or is the url above OK? Not sure of the rules about having links to other webistes.
Regards - Chathol-linn.
I really look forward to reading more of your work.
Thank you for your thoughtful remarks on ’How Legolas Proved His Bowmanship.’ I am not an archer at all, never made a bow or held real arrows in my hand. When I thought about the character of Legolas I realized there was nothing about archery he didn’t know, but he wasn’t born that way ’ he needed a teacher. I did research on the Internet using phrases like ’arrow’ and ’wood’ and ’bowstring,’ etc. to find details of these items. As for Ruler ’ your point is very insightful. I struggled with how to introduce danger into the story. It wasn’t until I gave the boar a name and a personality that the story flowed again.
I have just finished ’Elflocks ’ How Legolas Cured His Sister of Teasing.’ Alyssa has told me how to use the ’Readers Anyone’ thread to get feedback so I will do that. Regards ’ Chathol-linn
It is indeed Sindarin. Val (power), edhel (elf), gwath (shadow). I like to think of it as Shadow Elf of Power, but Gwathedhelval doesn't sound right.
You did your research well if you've never had archery lessons yourself.