I'm taking a college course, and I have a term project for 40% of my grade for which I plan to write fiction set in Middle Earth. What I'm looking for are areas within Middle Earth mythology which have room for elaboration (or have not been explored). What that means is- I haven't read much beyond The Hobbit and the trilogy, and I need some space to work in that I can tie in, but that I don't have to read a ton to get started. I'm not trying to skip the research, but I want to start writing ASAP, because this is due in December. While I'm not writing a novel, I hope to make it 50-100 pages. Any guidance would be appreciated.