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28 January 2010 @ 03:14 pm
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2010 Writer Sign-Up Post

Challenge Rules for Writers

1. Stories must have a minimum length of 12,500 words. There is no maximum length.
2. Stories may be slash, or gen.(And if you want to write het, you may)
3. The central story element should focus on characters from The Professionals. Any slash pairing is allowed.
4. After your story is posted at ci5_boxoftricks, you are free to post it elsewhere. We’ll create a master list of links and summaries at the community, and we are also planning on providing single file links to the stories.
5. Stories will be posted at an assigned posting date.
6. AU's and Crossovers are allowed and welcomed!
7. If you feel you have the energy and willpower to write a story *and* create artwork for someone else’s story, then please feel free to sign up as both an artist and as a writer.
8. WIPs are welcomed too, as long as the parts have not been posted up anywhere.
9. Collaborations between writers are also allowed. Just please let us know when you sign up if you are planning on writing with a partner.

Important Dates

Please sign-up to participate by February 28.

Your rough draft and story summary should be turned in by June 28. A lot of us scribble right down to the wire, and we fully realise this. But it is important that something be handed in at this date for our artists to see. Big Bangs are collaborative and our artists also need time to work and get ideas together.

On July 5, your draft/summary will be posted (anonymously) for a participating artist to claim as a prompt. The artist will create at the very least one piece of art (title banner, illustration, manip, etc.) to accompany your story. Alternately, a vidder may do a trailer for your story.

Your final draft should be completed by August 20.

Our posting schedule will begin in September.

To sign up

Please comment below with your Author name and LJ username (if applicable). If the author is not on LJ and someone is commenting here on their behalf, then please leave us a contact email.

All that remains for right now is:

Thanks for participating...

... and GO PROS!!!!!!
a cramp in the mouth from grinning: Professionals: hiyaailcia on January 28th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I would like to sign up, even though I have a heinous track-record with deadlines and writing longer stories, if you'll have me?
Callisto: boxoftrickscallistosh65 on January 28th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Of course we'll have you, darlin' - you are the first, petal. Yay you!!!
erushi: pros - lads - cuppaerushi on January 28th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I'll probably be flailing around like a useless lump of thing by the time the deadline rolls around, but, erm. *raises hand to sign up*

Thanks for organising it!

[eta] Clean forgot, sorry - writer's name will be the same as the LJ name: Erushi.

Edited at 2010-01-31 05:52 pm (UTC)
Squeeful: Fuck subtextsqueeful on January 28th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)


msmoatmsmoat on January 28th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
The sensible thing would be not to do this. But right now my life is nothing but incredibly sensible, practical, "get on with it" stuff. So...sign me up, please. Um, author name: PFL. *g*
Cooper West: BB What?mikes_grrl on January 28th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Oooo! Me me me! *flaps hand*

Author name: Mikey
User name: mikes_grrl

longstrtlongstrt on January 28th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
I would like to write a story
I haven't written a long Pros story in quite awhile, but I would love to try again, if I may. I write under the name of lbc.
JoJo: Bodie huh?solosundance on January 28th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Author name: JoJo
lj username: solosundance
state of mind: bonkers

jgraeme2007: on the jobjgraeme2007 on January 28th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Author name JGL.
Andy: sparkly!Doylem31andy on January 28th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in! Author name: Andromeda, Lj: m31andy

And I promise not to write another Twilight crossover. Honest.
krisserci5krisserci5 on January 28th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Author name Krisser.
moth2fic: pros_readingroompairmoth2fic on January 28th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
OK - I'm hooked! I've never written any long Pros fic but if I can manage long fic in other fandoms... and I started a fic during a 'conversation' with firlefanzine that deserves to be actually written and expanded. I solemnly promise, etc.
raven_rsraven_rs on January 28th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
*takes a deep breath*

I'd like to sign up please. Author name, Ravenstone. LJ name raven_rs

Oh my God what have I done.........
robeau: Robeau Kittiesrobeau on January 29th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I was quite taken with the discussion at Close Quarters about the idea of a seriously long story and actually started one that weekend. I figure if I sign up today it mean's I'll actually have to finish it.
LJ = Robeau
Author = Ice Bear
kiwisue: nvccskiwisue on January 29th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I'm signing up. User name kiwisue, author name KWS.
Sarah K: in our bunktears_of_nienna on January 29th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
Is it bad that the hardest part of this may be deciding which utterly insane crossover or AU to write? :D

Author name: Sarah K
User Name: tears_of_nienna
Hambel: Bodie/Doyle in t-shirtshambelandjemima on January 29th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
Yes please.

Author Name: Hambel
LJ User Name: hambelandjemima
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P.R. Zed: pros mixed doubles gunrangeprzed on January 30th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
That's okay. We lurvvvv you. *g*
hagsrushagsrus on January 30th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
I have chronic problems with writing "long" -- if I try and fail by the rough draft deadline will I automatically be assumed to have dropped out and allowed to slink away in silence?
P.R. Zed: pros mixed doubles gunrangeprzed on January 31st, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Absolutely. (Although there may be some mild ribbing involved.) Really, we just want to encourage everyone to have fun, whilst also producing long Pros fic, of course.
jgraeme2007: on the jobjgraeme2007 on January 31st, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I typically write long, so if you need someone to bounce ideas off, let me know. Happy to help.
hagsrushagsrus on January 31st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm going to mull it over for a couple more days.
jgraeme2007: on the jobjgraeme2007 on January 31st, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
one more for the lineup
Author name: Angelfish

No LJ identity

Callisto, I'll send her email addy off-line
Callisto: bdkisscallistosh65 on January 31st, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: one more for the lineup
You have no idea how wide the grin across my face is right now...*g*
greengerbil: bodie and doyle intentgreengerbil on January 31st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'll sign up - in the hope that the existence of a deadline will concentrate my mind so I do actually come up with a plot!

My author name is SAC.
sc_fossil: Pros Happy Lads by Katsc_fossil on February 1st, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay! *g* <<<cheerleading as required...
dawnebeth: mixed doublesdawnebeth on February 2nd, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm in--I'll try to finish one of the two that I have started. I suck at outlines, summaries, and that sort of thing, so maybe this will help!
Callisto: boxoftrickscallistosh65 on February 2nd, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Glad to have you on board.
P.R. Zed: pros mixed doubles gunrangeprzed on February 12th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Before I forget to do this...

Author name: P.R. Zed
LJ username: przed
liriel1810: Bodie and Doyleliriel1810 on February 12th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Ooh, can I play? (Was gently pushed in this direction by jgraeme2007)

author name: Liriel
LJ username: liriel1810
Callisto: Bodie mid flightcallistosh65 on February 15th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
If you can't leap off a cliff on your birthday, when can you?

:: squeezes eyes shut and jumps::

LJ user name: callistosh65
Author name: Callisto
Caro Dee: Bodiecarodee on February 20th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I've got an old WIP that really wants to be finished, so...

Author Name: Caro Dee
kiwisue: Cowgirlkiwisue on February 20th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you got here :)
Caro Dee: Bodiecarodee on February 21st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Obviously, I had to dither a long time but I made it. *g*
Chris: PROS - Bodie/Doyle (Slashy)ankaree on February 21st, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Hi! I have a little question. I have a novel length zine story that will be timing out soon. It's never been posted on the net, only in the zine. So, I was wondering if I would be able to use that as a story?

I don't think I'd have time to write a long fic, but would definitely be willing to offer up my zine story for this project.
P.R. Zed: boxoftricks by norkfolkdumplingprzed on February 22nd, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
The goal of the challenge is to have everyone write new words, so we're allowing for completion of WIPs, but not timed out zine fic.

If you have a WIP kicking around that you'd like to complete, we'd love to have you sign on. And hey, 12,500 words isn't that much. *g*
Chris: PROS - Bodie/Doyle (Slashy)ankaree on February 22nd, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks for letting me know! I totally understand.

I know I only have a few days left to decide, but I am thinking of participating, so I'll let you know for sure in a day or two :D
The new Salopian: ReadingRoomAcornconstant_muse on February 21st, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
I've been procrastinating because the world really doesn't need any more fic by jaycat, but hey - no one is forced to read it. *g*

author name: jaycat
Chris: PROS - Bodie/Doyle (Slashy)ankaree on February 24th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, I've decided to jump in and give this a try. I have a half finished novel length fic that really needs to be completed, so this is a good opportunity for me to get it done *grins*

Author Name: Ankaree
LJ Username: ankaree
margaret_r: B&Dmargaret_r on February 25th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
I've decided to give this a try. Of course I may end up creeping away and hoping nobody notices but ...

Author Name: Fictionwriter
hagsrushagsrus on February 26th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Deary deary me...Wot the hell archy, a bit of shame and ignominy never hurt anyone.

Author Name: The Hag
loyseofverlaineloyseofverlaine on February 26th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Squeaking in just under the wire here - I'll see if one of my WIP's feels like becoming an FP.

Author name: Verlaine
LJ - loyseofverlaine
... blood, sweat, and flowers ...: Bodie (The Professionals)zana16 on February 27th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Um. Okay.

*deep breath*

*takes the plunge*

Author name: Zana
LJ name: zana16

Edited at 2010-02-27 02:22 am (UTC)
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- HIDE! -- Prosdraycevixen on February 28th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)

Because apparently it's true and I am certifiable.

Author name: Draycevixen.

LJ username: draycevixen
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie all the timesineala on March 1st, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Okay, okay, I'm in. Wish me luck. :) (I figured I'd either mod or run this, and since I'm not modding, well...)

Author name: Sineala
LJ name: sineala