?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
28 February 2009 @ 09:56 am
One Last Nudge  
Today, the last day of February, is the last day to sign up for the femme_fic 2009 ficathon event (I've signed up) or to contribute to falcon_horus's Fleur Mini-Ficathon (I'll post today). 

An exchange-style ficathon can be a great opportunity to ask for a story that you've always wanted to read, but perhaps can't quite manage yourself; perhaps your ficathon match will have just the right background or inspiration to bring it to life!  (butterflykiki wrote me an outstanding HL story starring Methos and Tessa in that line last year.)  Okay, okay, enough with the nudging... :-)

 
 
 
abby82: FK--Nat is sadabby82 on March 1st, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Oh I kept looking at the femme_fic requests and while I'm inching more towards participating in an exchange ficathon, I think that this might not be the round. It was tremendously helpful to see the requests though but aside from the possibility of receiving FK or She-Ra (thanks for the heads up on that one, by the way :)) I can't write any of the official fandoms. ::sigh::

An exchange-style ficathon can be a great opportunity to ask for a story that you've always wanted to read, but perhaps can't quite manage yourself.

It's funny that you should mention that because in all my worrying over whether or not I could fulfill my end of the bargain, I completely forgot to think about what my requests would be, lol. It's a moot point now since I'm not playing but I'll need to give it some thought for the next one.
Amy R.: Natalie Againbrightknightie on March 1st, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
>"I can't write any of the official fandoms."

I sympathize! I scratched my head a long time over which of the official fandoms I could contribute in. I didn't expect FK to make the final cut (though I hoped), but I was surprised that HL did not, and then I was dismayed to realize that none of my own best-beloved fandoms had gotten in. ("Nobody loves my shows! I am so alone!" ~g~) I think I can make a fair contribution in the Buffyverse or Harry Potter, but it would be my first try in either; we shall see.

>"but I'll need to give it some thought for the next one."

It's definitely an art! I have learned a lot in the year I've been doing ficathons, but I don't yet know the magic formula. (You want to entice the person's imagination. You want to give enough information. You don't want to scare them off. You don't want to box them in.) Having the prompts all be visible this time is certainly a rich selection of examples to ponder.

I'll look forward to meeting you in an exchange event someday. :-)