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[personal profile] thesilentpoet
Hello all!

Once upon a time, I was active in this community, and much more so on Dreamwidth. Then I took what ultimately became a years-long sabbatical, and these days, flitting on the edges.

One of my goals for 2017, is to write more, both professionally and personally. Long story short, back in November, the husband and I moved to Pittsburgh, and had to dip into our savings to pay for moving expenses. Money has since been weird.

To that end, I have started a Patreon as a way to supplement our income with my writing. Primarily, I am posting on my Urban Fantasy novel, and occasionally, poetry.

Http://Patreon.com/srmaclin

Pledges start at as little as $1/month. There's some nifty perks and stretch goals in place.

Plus! Let me know you linked from Dreamwidth, and there will be a welcome perk thrown in!
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[personal profile] k_a_webb
 After thinking things through I've edited my subscription page. Support my writing in either pounds or American dollars (for now - I am happy to add other currencies if they're needed).
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixty-first Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, April 15-Sunday, April 16. The theme is "Twists." 


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This landing page presents information about a recurring activity in this community, including the general parameters, past sessions and themes, etc. The Crowdfunding Creative Jam is held about once a month here in  [community profile] crowdfunding.   This provides a regular opportunity for people to post prompts, claim prompts, post things they've created, sponsor goodies, explore each other's projects, collaborate, and generally hang out with other creative folks.

For background, you can read the original discussion posts ("Creative Jam, Anyone?" and "Further Discussion of the Creative Jam") and the parameters poll.  See a list of themes.


About the Creative Jam
The Crowdfunding Creative Jam customarily takes place on the third weekend of the month.  It can run Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday, depending on the preferance of that month's manager.  Any member of the community can volunteer to manage the jam session.

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this activity becomes. You can link to this landing page, or to individual session posts, to encourage more folks to get involved.


Open Projects

There are a number of shared worlds, open-source fandoms, and other projects which are open to new creative input.  If you want to explore a creative endeavor that already has resources such as setting and characters, check out these options ...

The Blueshift Troupers
Imagine a science fiction television series with all the hope, adventure, and sense of wonder from the classics.  The hiveship Omphalos  is one of the regular characters, providing a home for the crew of shapeshifters who travel the galaxy through jump gates to solve problems on distant planets.  Human colonization has spread civilization far and wide, but most planets have one or a few dominant races and some of them are pretty xenophobic. Each season of the show features a different planet, ethnic group, and culture where the main characters would be portrayed by new actors.  This would create a shifting opportunity for large numbers of ethnic actors on film or stage; in its current version, it's a way for authors or artists to portray different races and cultures.  The main page linked above presently holds a description of the setting and main characters along with links to published works.

Nine for the Nebula's Heart
This is envisioned as a movie or movie series which is science fantasy mythpunk with feminist/intersectional themes.  The main characters are diverse along lines of race, sexuality, social background, ability, etc. but the team is all women except for one man.  You can read the core canon, guidelines, and masterlist of works online.  Anyone may create new works using these materials, but in order to count as canon, works must use the same CC BY-SA license as the core.

Schrodinger's Heroes
Everyone is welcome to play with Schrodinger's Heroes. (If you're new to this project, you can start here.) This is an imaginary fandom for an apocryphal television show. A team of heroes practice quantum physics and other hijinks to protect Earth against invaders from other dimensions. The team is racially, sexually, and culturally diverse. Because the subject naturally deals with alternate realities, it lends itself well to crossovers and alternate-universe interpretations; you can use my version or make up your own.

Torn World
Torn World is a science fantasy shared world available for writing and creating in. Sea monsters! Giant furred unicorns! Crystals that control time! People of changing gender, or no gender!  For more information about the setting, prompters should start here and contributors should start here. For specific information about submitting your work to our world continuity, rights and allowances, please see our contributor's rules. We have a space for sharing non-canon work on our site, so don't be shy about jumping in, even if you aren't familiar with the setting yet!

The Ursulan Cycle
Based on the Arthurian Cycle, the Ursulan Cycle uses genderbending to tell old legends in new ways.  Most of the characters are female, which changes the relationships and politics dramatically.  Themes include court intrigue, adventure, romance, and magic/spirituality.  Everyone is welcome to play since it's based on ancient cultural material. Come explore the characters, plot, macguffins, and content.

2017 Sessions
April (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Twists"
March 2017 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Skeptical, Not Blind"
February 2017 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Love"
January 2017 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Laughter"

2016 Sessions
November 2016 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Happy Stories"
October 2016 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Games"
September 2016 (hosted by DW user Dialecticdreamer)
August 2016 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Fashion"
July 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Good and Evil"
June 2016 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Changing Society Around the Individual"
May 2016 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Surprises and the Unexpected"
April 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Ideas"
March 2016 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Highly Distinctive People"
February 2016 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Comfortable and Uncomfortable Situations"
January 2016 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Art and Artisans"

2015 Sessions
November 2016 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Books"
October 2015 (Saturday 17-Sunday 19) "Abilities and Disabilities"
September 2015 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Contradictions"
August 2015 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Science and Scientists"
July 2015 (
Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Nobody Would Ever Write This"
June 2015 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Broken Relationships"
May 2015 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Hope"
April 2015 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Impossible"
March 2015 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Portents of the Past and Future"
February 2015 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Resources"
January 2015 (Saturday, January 17-Sunday, January 18) "Dreaming and Waking"

2014 Sessions
December 2014 (none)
November 2014 (Saturday, November 15-Sunday, November 16) "Salvaging or Repairing People or Ideas"
October 2014 (Saturday, October 18-Sunday, October 19) "Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch"
September 2014 (Saturday, September 20-Sunday, September 21) "New Ideas in Old Problems"
August 2014 (Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17) "Community and Communication"
July 2014 (Saturday, July 19-Sunday, July 20) "Conflicts Where No One Is Wrong"
June 2014 (Saturday, June 14-Sunday, June 15) "Places That Matter"
May 2014 (Saturday, May 17-Sunday, May 18) "Quests"
April 2014 (Saturday, April 19-Sunday, April 20) "Characterization"
March 2014 (Saturday, March 14-Sunday, March 15) "Far Future"
February 2014 (Saturday, February 15-Sunday, February 16) "Mysteries & Enigmas"
January 2014 (Saturday, January 25-Sunday, January 26) "Historical Fantasy"

2013 Sessions
December 2013 (none)
November 2013 (Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17) "Seasonal Changes"
October 2013 (Saturday, October 19-Sunday, October-20) "Artificial Intelligences and Noncorporeal Beings"
September 2013 (Saturday September 14-Sunday September 15) "Emotions"
August 2013 (Saturday August 17-Sunday August 18) "Technology"
July 2013 (Saturday July 20-Sunday July 21) "Families of Choice"
June 2013 (Saturday June 15-Sunday June 16) "Space Travel"
May 2013 (Saturday May 18-Sunday May 19) "Magic"
April 2013 (Saturday April 20-Sunday April 21) "Conflict"
March 2013 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Memory"
February 2013 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Twisted Tropes"
January 2013 (Saturday 19-Sunday 20) "Nonviolence"

2012 Sessions
December 2012 (none)
November 2012 (Saturday 17-Sunday 18) "Portals"
October 2012 (Saturday 20-Sunday 21) "Kink"
September 2012 (Saturday 15-Sunday 16) "Characters of Color"
August 2012 (Sunday 19-Monday 20) "Preservation/Conservation"
July 2012 (Saturday 21-Sunday 22) "Women in Sensible Armor"
June 2012 (Saturday 16-Sunday 17) "Outer Space"
May 2012 (Saturday 26-Sunday 27) "Food"
April 2012 (Sunday 22-Monday 23) "Blood"
March 2012 (Sunday 18-Monday 19) "Respect"
February 2012 (Saturday 18-Sunday 19) "Alternative Sexualities / QUILTBAG"
January 2012 (Saturday 14-Sunday 15) "Disabled Characters (Visibly & Invisibly Disabled)"

2011 Sessions
November 2011 (Sunday 20-Monday 21) "Inner Worlds"
October 2011 (Monday 17-Tuesday 18) "Misfits"

Intro

Apr. 14th, 2017 06:27 am
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[personal profile] james
Hi all! I am new to the idea of crowdfunding, from the person-being-funded side of things. I'm very new to this community and please just let me know if I do this wrong. :-)

I've been in fandom for over 20 years, writing under as zortified, [personal profile] gilascave, and [archiveofourown.org profile] james.

In the past I've done fanfic for charities, and for over a decade I've been involved in knitting and sewing for charity and recently I've opened a patreon to combine the two. That is, the patreon is to help fund my crafting for charity and in return people get fiction as thank you rewards. At certain levels, patrons can request a handmade fabric bag as a reward as well.

(I have an etsy as well, but I don't know if it's the sort of thing that should be listed here? If it's okay to link, just ask in the comments and I'll point you.)

But my crowdfunding project is my patreon site, to help me make knitted items and fabric bags and drawstring backpacks for foster and homeless kids and teens in the San Francisco area. Donors who give as little as $1 a month get to read the resulting fanfic pieces, and donors of $5 or more get to provide prompts.

Thank you!
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[personal profile] alexseanchai
I am writing stories to donors' prompts at approximately four cents a word, in hopes of quickly raising at least $150 for medication expenses.

If you want to get a feel for how I write before choosing whether to donate, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki and also alexconall on Patreon.
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[personal profile] artsyhonker
Would you like to be sung to sleep? Or, if sleep really is unattainable, how about some soothing, calming music, music without words, to listen to while you are awake?

Megan Ihnen is commissioning over 25 composers, including yours truly, to compose wordless lulllabies for the sleepless, which she will then record. I'm very pleased to be involved. I saw her quote-tweet Shaya Lyon, who said, "On my list of fantasy commissioning projects: wordless lullabies for the sleepless, sung by @mezzoihnen". Megan wanted to know if composers were interested; I thought it was such a good idea that I jotted down a rough draft pretty much immediately.

But we need your help to make it happen. Wordless Lullabies for the Sleepless is a project that takes time, commitment, and resources. Megan is insistent that every composer should be paid, for which I'm very grateful. And of course, each lullaby will take planning, rehearsal, recording, and editing.

So there's a Kickstarter for the project. It ends on Monday 10th April. Please join us. And sleep well.
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
[personal profile] k_a_webb is now a moderator of [community profile] origfic_bingo.  \o/  Congratulations!  \o/  There is a new card request post open where you can go to ask for a card in your choice of Gen, Romance, Kink, or a combination of themes.  This community has long been a mainstay of creative bingo for people who aren't making fanworks.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for April? What did you accomplish during March?

The April Creative Jam will run Saturday 14-Sunday 15 with a theme of "twists."
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the sixtieth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, March 18-Sunday, March 19. The theme is "Skeptical, Not Blind." Visit the Creative Jam over on LiveJournal.

Stuck for ideas?  Allbingo is running a Disability Bingo Fest with two public cards.


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
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[personal profile] wyld_dandelyon
I planned it for the full moon, but life doesn't always cooperate!

Anyway, I have a card draw open over here on LJ, and over here on DW, and I'd love some more readings to do.

Commenting in either place would be great! Tips and Signal Boosts are very welcome.

I'm going to go out for a little bit and see how well my lungs tolerate shoveling the white stuff. I should be OK, since it's only a couple of degrees F below freezing, but I won't stay outside for long at any one stretch. In between, I'll be back to see if anyone has dropped by.

All are welcome. I can draw a card for you, for a situation, as inspiration for a creative project or game, to point out how to get past a creative block, or even for one of your characters.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for March? What did you accomplish during February?

The March Creative Jam will run Saturday 14-Sunday 15 with a theme of "skeptical, not blind."
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
The winners for the 2017 Rose and Bay Awards are:
Art: "Nature Adores Diversity" by Capriuni
Fiction: FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction by Justina Ireland, Troy L. Wiggins, et al.
Poetry: "The Purpose of Power" by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Webcomic: "Oglaf" by Trudy Cooper and Doug Bayne
Other Project: tie
Patron: Glenn Stone aka Technoshaman, patron of the Poetry Fishbowl
The Other Project category currently has a three-way tie:
"Captain Awkward" by Captain Awkward
"Letters of Apology" by [personal profile] siliconshaman
"Letter to a Super-Hurrah" by Alatefeline

You can vote to break the tie in the runoff poll, open March 1-14.  The winner will be announced on March 15.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the fifty-ninth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, February 18-Sunday, February 19. The theme is "Love." Visit the Creative Jam over on LiveJournal.

Stuck for ideas?  Allbingo is running a Valentines Bingo fest with public cards for Romantic, Erotic, Heartbroken, Platonic, and Love Songs.  You an also make your own card.
 

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Welcome to the fifty-eighth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, January 14-Sunday, January 15. The theme is "Laughter." Visit the Creative Jam over on LiveJournal.


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.
aldersprig: (Marked)
[personal profile] aldersprig
Cal and I have a new webserial!

MARKED follows the story of Nilien, a Wild Rune in an era where most Runes are created in the safety of the Academy.

But you can do more than follow, you can participate! Daily updates each lead to new polls where readers can decide names, details, and even what Nilien decides to do next!

Reading and voting is free, but pledging MARKED's Patreon gets you all kinds of extra content, from character bios to an in-world newsletter.

We just started last week, so it's still easy to get caught up!

Check it out~

The serial: http://marked.rustedphoenix.net/
and the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Marked
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
People practicing cyberfunded creativity often need services that would be provided by a conventional business model but here must be either done personally or contracted with someone else, such as editing (for writers) or framing (for artists). What services do you offer that other folks might need?

My answer: I'm available for freelance writing and editing. I also offer advice on crowdfunding.
ysabetwordsmith: (Crowdfunding butterfly ship)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
What are your planned crowdfunding projects for January? What did you accomplish during December?

The January Creative Jam will run Saturday 14-Sunday 15 with a theme of "laughter."
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[personal profile] sunland
Hello, fellow artists!

Have you ever dreamed about getting out of crazy workday world with its boring rules and depressing atmosphere, because of which any creativity disappears? Do you want to enjoy creative space on the shore of a tropical sea and solitary or collaborative work and pastime? Then, the project of Sunland Art Colony is exactly what you need. Being initially launched by the same artist as you are, this project aimed to reach following goals:
- creating a place, where creative practitioners can work and live more freely, doing their artworks even better
- provide an atmosphere of creative interaction between artists
- enhance and contribute to the cultural life of the country - Cambodia and the city - Sihanoukville. If you're interested, please, find out more about the project here https://igg.me/at/sunland and join our FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1738348083149411/


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It's time to discuss plans for the 2017 Rose & Bay Award season.  Check out the 2017 Landing Page.  Full details for the project appear on the landing page; you can ask here if you have any additional questions.

The categories are: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.  These need volunteers to manage them, preferably someone who isn't eligible for nomination in that category.  This year I could be nominated for Fiction, Poetry, and Patron so those areas have the highest need for someone else to cover them.  Look on the landing page for details about becoming a category manager; it's pretty straightforward.

Nominations will be open from January 1-31, 2017 for crowdfunding projects active in 2018.  If that's you, please check your project to make sure it's clearly marked as crowdfunded, and give your audience some advance notice of this award.  If you've been running a free project and want to get involved, you still have plenty of time to post a tip jar for it or run a special paid session, etc. -- any kind of monetizing method is eligible.

Voting will be open from February 1-28, 2017.

Everyone can help by spreading the word about this award.  Post in blogs, communities, hub sites, etc. -- anywhere you think folks would like hearing about a crowdfunding award.

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