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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by nakeisha on 30.07.2008 at 17:10
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FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Please note that for ease, I use the term pairing throughout. However, it can equally be read as pairing/character/triad/general series

01. What may I claim?

  • A slash '/' pairing (male/male or female/female)
  • A het '/' pairing (male/female)
  • A gen '&' pairing (no romantic and/or sexual relationships)
  • A slash '/' triad (male or female)
  • A het '/' triad (male and female
  • A single character
  • A general series

    02. Does the pairing have to be strictly canonical?

    No. It doesn't matter if the 'norm' is for Character A to be with Character B, whereas you want to write Character A with Character C, that is fine.

    03. May I write crossovers?

    Yes, you may. Just make sure that when you claim you make it clear that you are claiming characters from different fandoms.

    04. May I claim original fandoms and characters?

    Yes. Your claim may be entirely original, i.e. your own universe and characters; or you may use an established fandom and claim one or more original characters in that universe.

    05. May I claim RPS/RPF characters?

    Yes, you may.

    06. May I make more than one claim at a time?

    Yes, you may claim as many as you want. However, you must be prepared to write one hundred triple drabbles for for each claim.

    07. How quickly will my claim be approved?

    I aim to approve claims and set up tags within 24 hours of the claim being made. However, this sometimes may not be possible, so please bear with me. Also, I live in the UK, so if you are requesting a claim/asking a question there may be several hours delay before I am able to respond to you.

    08. When may I begin posting?

    Once your claim has been accepted, but not until.

    09. Is there a limit as to how many stories I may post at a time?

    In theory, no. You may post as many drabbles as you wish. However, please remember that you'll be clogging up people's f-lists if you do so.

    10. May I put more than one story in a single post?

    Certainly. Just make sure that you put all of the relevant prompts in the subject line, and use the header and LJ cut for each story.

    11. Do I have to use the prompts in order?

    No, they may be used in any order.

    12. Does the prompt word have to appear in the story?

    No, it does not. Nor does it have to be the more usual meaning of the word. Let your imagination run riot. Just make sure that the theme does appear in the story, however loosely. For example, even though on first glance a few of the claims might appear to only be usable in the romantic sense of the word e.g. 'One True Love' that is not the case. 'One True Love' could apply equally to a car, to a type of food, to a hobby as well as to a romantic partner. Just let your imagination cogitate and run riot.

    13. May I write one or more stories with a number of chapters?

    No. For the purposes of this challenge each triple drabble must be a stand-alone story. You can write sequels, but each story must be complete.

    14. Are there any deadlines?

    No, none at all. This is meant to be fun and as a writer I know only too well that the Muse cannot be controlled. All I would ask is that if you do suddenly decide that you are no longer interested in your claim, to please let me know. Go to Dropping My Claim

    15. May I write with another person?

    Yes. Just let me know both names when you submit your claim.

    16. Do I have to post directly to the Community?

    It's entirely up to you. You may either post a link to the story or post the story here or both. However, all stories, irrelevant as to length, must go behind the LJ cut. If you do not know how do to that, go here.

    17. Is there a minimum and maximum story length:

    As this is specifically a triple drabble fanfic challenge, all stories must be, excluding the header, 300 words.

    18. May I use previously written and posted stories?

    You may use up to five previous written and posted stories. However, I'm not going to spend time checking your LJ and other Communities, websites, etc. so you are on trust.

    19. May I use the same story for more than one challenge?

    If the other challenge/s rules permit this, yes.

    20. May I post my stories elsewhere?

    Yes, they are your stories. You may post them wherever you wish to.

    21. What if I wish to drop my claim?

    Go to Dropping My Claim

    22. Do I have to rate my stories?

    As anyone who knows me will know, I don't personally care for ratings as I believe they are too subjective. However, for the purposes of this challenge I am going to follow the example of other challenges and ask that you rate your stories. I would prefer that you use the G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17 rating system, as it seems to be the most commonly used one. However, if you prefer to use another system you may do so, just give a brief explanation as to what your rating means.

    23. Who tags the stories?

    You do, please. I will set your tag up for you when I approve your claim, but you will be responsible for your own tagging. To access these tags, once you have posted your story or the link to your story to the Community, click on the word 'Tags', which will appear at the bottom of the post, and this will take you to a list of the relevant tags.

    24. What information should I include when posting my story?

    Stories should be posted as follows.

    Subject Line: Fandom. Claim. Prompt.

    Story Header:

    TITLE:
    AUTHOR:
    FANDOM:
    PAIRING/CHARACTER/GENERAL SERIES: Use full names, please, not ‘squashed up’ names. For example, if you’re writing Gibbs/Abby, please use Gibbs/Abby (or indeed their complete names), not Gabby.
    GENRE: Slash, het or gen.
    PROMPT: Number and actual prompt
    RATING: Ideally please use G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17 rating system. However, any system that you use is also fine.
    SUMMARY: This can be as brief or detailed as you like, but please put one.
    WARNINGS: I'm not going to make a huge list here, as one person's idea of warning will be another ones' 'like'. However, the things for which I suggest a warning should be given are: death of a major character, heavy BDSM, any other extreme fetish, unhappy ending, partner betrayal, partner rape. Please note that slash and het are not warnings. There is a section in the header where the genre is stated.
    NOTES: Anything else you'd like to mention.
    DISCLAIMER: Something like: 'I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time'.

    ALL stories, whatever the length, if posted directly to this Community must be placed behind the LJ Cut. If you don't know how to do this, please go to: LJ Cut

    25. What do I do when I've finished my claim?

    Go here and you will be given a banner that you can then display on your User Information page, or any where else you might wish to place it.

    26. May I change my claim?

    As long as one of the following are met, then, yes, of course you may. Simply comment on the Sign-Up post, preferably under your own thread, or if not then as a new comment. Just make it clear that it is a changed claim rather than a new one.

    a) You haven't actually posted any stories.
    b) You claimed a pairing or character and have posted ten or fewer stories but now want to change your claim from the specific pairing or character to 'General Series'.
    c) You claimed a 'General Series' and have posted ten or fewer stories about one pairing or character and you now want to change your claim from 'General Series' to that specific pairing or character.

    27. Is there any limitation as to how many people can sign up for the same pairing?

    No, there isn't.

    28. What if I have a question you haven't answered?

    If you have any other questions that I have not addressed, please either leave a comment to this entry or email me at: nakeisha@livejournal.com.

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