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Angel fiction project.
by Teh Sodsta (son_of_darkness)
at January 25th, 2006 (04:44 pm)
hopeful

current mood: hopeful

Hey guys. :)

Ok, so, a couple of you have expressed an interest in this original fiction project. The names of those people are as follows:

rei_c
anasuede
jamie2109
araythea
aceonthefield
ne
charlotteschaos
And, of course, myself.

If there's anyone else who you think might be interested, feel free to point them in this direction. The more the merrier and all that. :)

The point of this project to gather a collection or original, angel-based, short (ish) stories from a group of people. Art is also welcome if that's your thing. :) As we are going to attempt to get them published in some fashion, I guess the number one rule to point out is that these stories must NOT be posted publicly. Post them openly and they become public property and nobody is going to pay out good money for a story they can read online for free. If you need beta help or want to bounce ideas off the other participants, then you can either make a special filter for the project or email the person/people privately.

Second rule: Length. Ok, so, not so much a rule, as a guideline. As I mentioned, the purpose of this project is to collect a group of short stories, the main emphasis being on the word short. Now, how short is short? Something I have been pondering for a little while, now. As all/most of us are fanfiction writers, we know that short can range from anything to a 100 word drabble, to a 9,000 word one-shot. Well, I was never too fond of drabbles and 9,000 words might be a bit limiting. So, for the sake of this project, "Short" is anything between 4,000 words and 20,000 words. You are, of course, allowed to go a little bit over or a little bit under, but please do try to stay within the word limit if you can.

Now, someone asked me if it would be alright to include Succubi. My response to that was yes, because they are not too unlike angels, themselves. While the project is largely angel-based, creatures such as demons, devils, succubi, incubi and vampires are perfectly acceptable. However, please remember that angels remain the main focus of the project.

Your stories can be about pretty much anything you want. They can be based heavily in religion, or they can be works of complete fantasy. Any genre is acceptable, romantic pairings of any kind are fine, be they slash, femslash or het. Be as Biblically accurate as you like or make up something completely new. Use established angelic names or come up with your own. Anything goes, as long as it works within these guidelines.

There is no real time limit on this project, but please, if you're going to start the project, do try and finish it. If you're having trouble with something you've written, feel free to ask me or any other willing participants for help. You're welcome to post to the community with how your story is coming along, how much you have written, how long you think you have left to go. If nothing else, it'll keep me happy to know that people are writing. :)

So... I think that's about it. Feel free to comment if you have any questions.

-- Kye

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Posted by: jamie2109 (jamie2109)
Posted at: January 25th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
angel blue

OMG Yay!! *is excited* Now I just need a plot!

Actually, have a plot already. Was going to be your birthday pressie, but it was waaaay to long for me to get it done in time.

One question....are we going to find artists to illustrate the stories? I could just see our book with beautiful illustrations for each one. What an incredible additional selling point that would be. Apart from the brilliant writing that is.

Regarding the time limit... possibly a vague idea of when to have it done by might help those procrastinators.

Posted by: for life is a proscenium stage and... (wearethestars)
Posted at: January 27th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
angel light

Regarding the time limit...
I've decided that time limits make me so jittery and sick, but I agree that there should probably be a deadline.

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