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Welcome to the thirtieth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, June 14-Sunday, June 15. The theme is "Places That Matter." (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.

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-15 07:12 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Not only yes, but ABSOLUTELY yes!

I've already been reading your "Aunts" series, but it's hard to work demifiction directly into your world without impinging on settings. How about:

(Consider the “book blurb” in the last paragraph the deimifiction, and it is this part I’ve done a word count for.)

The screen read: Family Magic Revealed
by Ethan Broadshaw and Sarah Williams

A hesitant finger touched the mouse, and a text box seemed to spin and grow until it settled at a readable size in the center of the screen:

Some magics run in family lines, and some run even more strangely within those lines. Perhaps you have a neighbor with an exceptional “green thumb”, or a coworker who always brushes the edge of the doorway before she passes through it, though she claims no Jewish heritage? But perhaps it is something more, like those families who have a red-haired child every third generation, or in which the left-handed children are all boys, seemigly in defiance of both statistics and genetics as they are currently understood. And perhaps it isn’t genetics or chance which drives these events, but… family magic.

(word count 100 words exactly for blurb.)

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-15 07:33 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
It is subtle, most of the time. I doubt in the Aunts universe there are more than a dozen families worldwide with the kinds of gifts they routinely see. And I wanted something one of the teens could find in their world which might spark some thought, without actually writing IN the teens' actions or thoughts.

It is definitely a book I'd love to read, if it existed!

Thanks for commenting.

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-15 08:15 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: (Doorway to Clouds)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Awesome, thank you! I love it!

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-15 08:20 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
You're very welcome, and welcome to incorporate this into the Aunt's universe either for Stone or someone who wants to hint that they know he /needs/ more info. Just keep the second author's name as "credit", and I'm good!

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-16 02:30 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
That is really cool! I can absolutely see that as something that just turns up in one of their lives...

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2014-06-16 03:10 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
That's what 'demifiction' is /for/. It's the ads in the breaks of a television show like Schrodinger's Heroes, or the random news item which is unimportant to the story, interrupted by someone or something which IS important. Background color, And if anyone wants to request something /specific/, please feel free.

"I want a commercial for cat food, some kind of annoying jingle that is entirely NOT the "Meow Mix" tune. (In part, because the Internet is worldwide, and I don't know if "Where's the Beef?" was ever broadcast in translation even in Europe, let alone in a country like Malaysia or the Philippines.

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2018-05-07 08:39 pm (UTC)
aldersprig: (Evangaline)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
Hello! May I repost this? :-D

Re: Volunteering writer

Date: 2018-05-07 08:44 pm (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Sure, just use a "user Name=" quote for Dialecticdreamer, so readers can find the other stuff I've written.

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