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

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:

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

Teh Sodsta [userpic]
Angel fiction project.
by Teh Sodsta (son_of_darkness)
at January 22nd, 2006 (02:22 am)

current mood: curious

Hey guys,

So, a couple of you expressed an interest in participating in the original angel fiction writing project I mentioned in my last post. That gives me the warm fuzzies because you can never have enough angel!fic. :D

Ok, so before I set out the basic guidelines for the project, I have a couple of questions. Mainly, if we are to go ahead with this and attempt to publish our work in a book of short stories, how would you prefer we do it? Through a publishing agency, where (if our book is chosen to be published) it will be made professionally and distributed to bookstores in several different countries. Or would you prefer to self-publish? That would involve using our own money to get our stories into print and made into a booklet and then we'd have to find a way to market it online. Maybe not as glamourous, but probably more realistic, depending on how the project goes.

Or does anyone have any other ideas? Once we've worked this out, I'll make a post explaining the project guidelines. :)

-- Kye.

Araythea [userpic]
Drabble like thingie." Falling"- Adult.
by Araythea (araythea)
at January 17th, 2006 (11:28 pm)

current mood: nervous
current song: Aqualung - Strange and Beautiful

[Title] Falling
[Author] araythea
[Rating] Adult
[Summary] Falling, to never again gain what was lost.
[Word Count] 230
[Notes] For son_of_darkness for opening such a lovely community. It’s just a super short little thing, but I’ve never written anything quite like this so my complete apologies if it’s crap. I wasn't sure what all would be posted here, I hope this is ok. :)

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Teh Sodsta [userpic]
by Teh Sodsta (son_of_darkness)
at January 16th, 2006 (05:33 pm)
current mood: busy

Testing and stuff. Go check out the user info while I fiddle with the layout for a bit :D

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