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At the moment I never seem to post about anything but being too busy. I have applied to reduce my hours at work but can't until they take on someone to cover those hours so there's no let up at present.

One thing I did  manage to do a couple of weeks ago is answer Pieter Collier's questions for an interview with the Tolkien Library. Talking about myself like this was a very strange experience and I'm still a little embarrassed by the whole thing but here it is. 

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1058-interview-elizabeth-m-stephen.php

Fan fic writers may be interested to note I do mention my own  'past' as a fan fiction writer. I confess I did debate about this - as you know, I'm not a fan of all genres of fan fiction -  but it has its place and I wanted to acknowledge the role it can have for more serious study.

Once again, please feel free to pass on the link to any groups that might be interested.

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Date: 2012-09-16 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
I enjoyed your interview very much.

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Date: 2012-09-16 08:50 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-09-16 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cairistiona7.livejournal.com
I think you did a marvy job, and I liked the almost "in passing" reference to fanfiction, as if it's a completely normal thing to do. Which it is, in my opinion. *g* It definitely can be a way of more seriously studying a work. I'm always amazed at the new insights I gain every time I start writing a new piece.

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Date: 2012-09-16 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I'm really glad that worked for you about the fan fic as that was my intention! I know some will turn up their noses but hopefully not all.

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Date: 2012-09-16 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
An excellent interview!

Best of luck, too, with getting your hours sorted out so that your life is more how you want it.

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Date: 2012-09-16 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Work is actually causing me sleepless nights at the moment which isn't part of the bargain at all.

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Date: 2012-09-16 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessrarities.livejournal.com
My sympathies - I know what you mean about the state of eternal business. I know that in reality it's a GOOD thing, but... Phew!!

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Date: 2012-09-16 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Yes, I tell myself that being busy is far better than having nothing to do but a breather would be good now and then!

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Date: 2012-09-16 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rs9.livejournal.com
Wonderful interview.

*crossing my fingers that I get my book soon. Hopefully amazon will stock up soon.*

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Date: 2012-09-16 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'll really concerned that Amazon just isn't moving on this. Goodness knows how many sales are being lost. I do hope it comes soon. Otherwise you can always cancel and I'll send you one.

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Date: 2012-09-16 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellynn-ithilwen.livejournal.com
It sounds great, I like it! :)))

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Date: 2012-09-17 10:02 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2012-09-16 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estelcontar1.livejournal.com
It is a great interview: sweet and to the point. *g*

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Date: 2012-09-17 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
So glad you liked it!

Yays!

Date: 2012-10-05 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
I finally finished the 617-page book I've been reading since mid-August. Guess what I get to start reading NOW???

*bounce bounce bounce*

Re: Yays!

Date: 2012-10-05 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Oh yay indeed! *bounces* with you! I so hope you enjoy it. I'm quite nervous actually to know what you think

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Date: 2012-10-06 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessrarities.livejournal.com
I'm going to come clean with my previous involvement in fanfic, too. When I started out, it was certainly a dirty word, but looking back on it, it's been a really, really valuable apprenticeship.

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Date: 2012-10-06 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
Apprecticeship is the right word and definitely invaluable. I tend to feel it will come out anyway so best to make a virtue out of what some see as a vice!

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Date: 2012-10-07 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endlessrarities.livejournal.com
Some of my fanlit's mounted on-line, which I don't really mind at all, because it's stuff I was rather proud of, and it was definitely of its time. But not the LOTR fanlit of my early teens. That was definitely in the class of juvenilia!!!

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Date: 2012-10-07 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inzilbeth-liz.livejournal.com
I'm fortunate perhaps that I didn't discover fan fic until my late forties then!

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