So. Probably tonight, possibly tomorrow, I’m going to start the Three Sentence Fic-a-Thon here. For those of you who haven’t ever participated in one, you should take a look over here
to see how it works.
It’s fairly straightforward: someone posts a prompt [Fandom – Pairing/Character – Prompt
format] of any kind, and if you’re interested, you write a tiny story in three sentences in reply. You can post as many prompts as you wish and answer as many as strike your fancy. But remember: only three sentences! Run-ons are acceptable, but try to keep in mind that you are not William Faulkner and clarity is key! Also, creative use of punctuation is encouraged (I’m more than mildly obsessed with punctuation, so this is like a dream come true for me).
For those of you who don’t write much (or at all), this is a great way to stick your toes in the water—no commitment, really; the limits aren’t as strict as that of drabbles; and it’s fun! Really, it’s ideal for people without a lot of writing experience, and I really encourage you to put your trepidation aside and give it a try. You’ll like it!Any fandom/any pairing/any character
. Be creative! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am not a one-fandom girl. So if you’re mostly here for the Buffy
(as many of you are), but you’ve always had an abiding love of Lord of the Rings
: post a prompt! Odds are someone else loves that fandom, too! (And yes, redsilverchains
, I will write you Tony/Michelle.)
I’m hopefully going to post one of those little scrolly boxes that let you paste html code so that you can copy/paste it into your journals (if I can figure out how to do that. Guidance, anyone?). Please, please pimp it out. These things only work if there’s quite a bit of participation. I know a few of you run communities—if you want, you can pimp it there, too. Whatever works!
It will go on until interest fizzles out; the last one lasted for nearly two months. So if you can’t participate this weekend, show up next week sometime! If things go as I hope, it’ll still be going on.
This is the first time I’ve hosted something like this, so I’m both nervous and excited. We’ll see how it goes!
If you think you might be interested in joining in, drop me a line in the comments, just so I can get a feel for it. This isn't a commitment, just an indication of interest.