Writing Between the Lines:
A Dean-focused h/c fic challenge
Hey, hey! So, this is a bit different than our regular fic challenge.
neonchica came up with the idea for this challenge, and when she kindly offered it to me, I ran with it! I think it’s a super-fun concept. Basically, the difference between this and the regular fic challenge is that instead of request-type prompts, your prompts should be tidbits of fic you’ve written – anything from a single, starting line to a story, to a few lines, to a short paragraph. These can be tidbits you’ve written specifically for this challenge, or excerpts that you’ve previously written, but don’t have the time/inspiration to finish. Pretty much anything!
The claimer of the prompt will then have to incorporate that text somewhere into their challenge fic.
P.S. To the artists out there, I'm planning art-friendly events for the future, I promise! Ilu.
|Submit prompts||March 13th through to March 25th.|
|Claim prompts||March 27th through to April 12th.|
|Posting period||Anytime after you've claimed a prompt up to and including May 27th.|
Before we get started: This isn’t an exchange, it’s a challenge, and a pretty low-key one. So, no, you don’t have to prompt to claim, or vice versa. Although, of course we’d love to have you do both! ♥
Rules for writers:
Small adjustments to the text are fine (such as for spelling/grammar issues) but for the most part the text should remain the way it was prompted - unless the prompter has given free reign in their notes, of course! Then, that’s awesome.
You could get around this if you wanted to, though, by writing separate fics in the same 'verse, one per prompt. ;)
Also, you should link the original prompt/author in your post. See the next point.
Example of how to fill out your header form:
Title: Where I Lead Me I Will Travel
Characters: Dean, Sam
Word-count: 1,000 words.
Spoilers: All seasons, through 5x22, "Swan Song."
Warnings: References to self-harm.
Summary: Uh, stuff happens. Involving Dean. Maybe you guys are better at making up summaries than I am. ;)
Notes: Written for hoodie_time’s Writing Between the Lines challenge, for this prompt by someone.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Or something like that! Of course you can add any other author’s notes to your header or anything else you want to as well.
To use this header, just copy, paste, and fill out the following form:
Rules for prompters:
Rules for prompters are available at the prompt post. ;D
Q: If we make a prompt, do we have to later make a claim?
A: No. This isn’t an exchange, it’s a challenge, and a pretty low-key one. So, no, you don’t have to prompt to claim, or vice versa. Although, of course we’d love to have you do both!
Q: Do we have to be a member of the comm to make a prompt or claim a prompt?
A: You definitely don’t have to, no! Although if you make a claim, you will have to join at some point, as it is asked that you post your challenge fic to the comm.
If you're not going to be able to get your fic in by the deadline/if you need to drop out:
This isn’t a reciprocal challenge, and no one is going to be coming after you if you don’t fill your claims. ;) However, if you're in that situation, I'd ask that you read/follow the next few paragraphs, please:
If for any reason, and you don't have to give a reason, you need to withdraw from the challenge, just PM or e-mail me (preferably with your prompt number, which will be available in the claiming post) and I’ll uncross your prompt. This would be very much appreciated because depending on the amount of time left in the challenge, I may be able to make your prompt available to others.
If your challenge fic is going to be late, you can either let me know and I’ll give you an extension and add it to the masterlist after the fact. Or, you can just use the .amnesty tag whenever. In that case, your fic WON’T be added to the masterlist, but we’d looove to see it at any time!
This is a meant to be a low stress challenge, so just have fun, guys!
What if I want to claim prompts after the claiming period is over?
During the claiming period, you’ll be able to claim up to 3 prompts. However many prompts you claim, if you finish them before you thought you would, post them, and still want to claim more prompts, that can most definitely (and happily!) be arranged, even if the official claiming period is over. Just let me know.
What happens to unclaimed or unfilled prompts?
Please note that once the challenge is closed, these prompts are not available to be snagged/part of our Lonely Prompts Challenge and are the property of the author only.
Oh, and feel free to comment to this post with any questions or comments you may have about the challenge. ;)
ETA #1: Claiming is now open HERE.
ETA #2: The masterlist for this challenge is now up HERE. Check it out!