Jan. 1st, 2017

[identity profile] tamingmods.livejournal.com
Hiya Tamers! Xocoatl aka Asharia here with the New Year news.

First, I'm sure everyone has noticed the steep decline in participants lately. It's a bit sad since this community has been running for nearly 10 years. So, to try and get more people, either new or old, to come write with us, I will be creating some banners to pimp the community. I'll be posting them as soon as they're done. Share them far and wide, let's keep [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse going!

Second, I know we're behind on tracking and awards. Both Zippit and I will be working on that to get everything caught up. 2016 was a bit of a horrible year, 2017 will hopefully be better.

Three, we are going to have a new bit of challenge. This echoes back to the old monthly prompts we used to have, but these will be a bit different. I will be posting the rules and FAQs a little later. Participation in these new prompts is voluntary.

Fourth, for the next week I'm opening up the prompt submission box (submit to Tamingmods or Xocoatldreams with a subject of "Taming the Muse Prompts"). Flood it people, give me all the prompts. We're running a bit low in the generator and I'd like to fill it back up with new ideas for the new year.

Fifth, with the LJ servers moving and all the issues that might happen, I have opened up a new DreamWidth community for Taming The Muse, which can be found here. Depending on how things progress here on LJ, we might just crosspost (import) each week to keep things up to date, or we might have to totally migrate over to DW to keep the comm going. We'll have to wait and see.

Sixth, and last, I was considering creating a Collection on AO3 for the comm. Yay or nay? You guys weigh in.

And, done for now. The rules for the new challenges will be going up shortly (I still have to finish typing them up).

Have a wonderful 2017 my fellow muse-wranglers!

TamingMod
=^-^= Xocoatl aka Asharia
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Hiya Tamers! Xocoatl aka Asharia here with the New Year news.

First, I'm sure everyone has noticed the steep decline in participants lately. It's a bit sad since this community has been running for nearly 10 years. So, to try and get more people, either new or old, to come write with us, I will be creating some banners to pimp the community. I'll be posting them as soon as they're done. Share them far and wide, let's keep [community profile] tamingthemuse going!

Second, I know we're behind on tracking and awards. Both Zippit and I will be working on that to get everything caught up. 2016 was a bit of a horrible year, 2017 will hopefully be better.

Three, we are going to have a new bit of challenge. This echoes back to the old monthly prompts we used to have, but these will be a bit different. I will be posting the rules and FAQs a little later. Participation in these new prompts is voluntary.

Fourth, for the next week I'm opening up the prompt submission box (submit to Tamingmods or Xocoatldreams with a subject of "Taming the Muse Prompts"). Flood it people, give me all the prompts. We're running a bit low in the generator and I'd like to fill it back up with new ideas for the new year.

Fifth, with the LJ servers moving and all the issues that might happen, I have opened up a new DreamWidth community for Taming The Muse, which can be found here. Depending on how things progress here on LJ, we might just crosspost (import) each week to keep things up to date, or we might have to totally migrate over to DW to keep the comm going. We'll have to wait and see.

Sixth, and last, I was considering creating a Collection on AO3 for the comm. Yay or nay? You guys weigh in.

And, done for now. The rules for the new challenges will be going up shortly (I still have to finish typing them up).

Have a wonderful 2017 my fellow muse-wranglers!

TamingMod
=^-^= Xocoatl aka Asharia
[identity profile] tamingmods.livejournal.com
Hiya Tamers! Welp, here's the rules and FAQs for the new monthly challenge.

At the beginning of every month a prompt, theme, or trope will be posted. You will have the whole month to write something for the challenge.

Unlike the weekly prompts, earning awards will not add up. An award will be awarded for each month separately, so if you write for every month you will have 12 awards by the end of the year.

Interested? Okay, here's the rules/FAQs:

What can/do we write?

Well, there are two ways you can write for the challenge.

  1. Write something specifically for that month's prompt/theme/trope, just like a weekly prompt. Simple, right.(Easy)


  2. Incorporate the theme/prompt/trope into your weekly prompts by:

    • Writing the monthly challenge into each of your weekly prompts. (Medium)


    • Writing a continous piece that uses each weekly prompt as well as the monthly challenge. (Hard)




Will the awards differ by level?

Yes they will.

What are the word limits?

If you write the first, easiest option, the minimum word count is 2000 words. It seems like a lot, but that is over a whole month.

If you choose either of the other two choices there will be no minimum since it will be part of the weekly prompts which already has a minimum word count.

What is the time limit?

The prompt/trope/theme will be posted on the first of the month. You have until the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST to post.

How do we use the monthly prompt/theme/trope?

Like always, things are open to interpretation by the author. We want you to make the prompts your own. If you'd like some idea how to use them, check out this, it has good ideas of how to play with tropes, which can by applied to any prompt or theme too.

What are the awards?

Everyone that writes and posts for the monthly challenge will get a banner with their name, the theme/prompt/trope, and possibly a muse of their choice (I'm still debating that part).

Those who write for the harder two options will get an icon as well.




There will be tags for the monthly challenges, as always, please use them. If you write options 2 or 3 you should tag each post with the monthly tag as well.

Posts should have an appropriate header.

If you choose to write for options 2 or 3, at the end of the month make a post with a header and links to all the parts, and tag with the monthly tag.




If you have any questions you can contact the mods here or email us here.


TamingMod
=^-^= Xocoatl aka Asharia
[identity profile] tamingmods.livejournal.com
Hiya Tamers! Here it is, the first of the monthly challenges. I meant to post this earlier, but sick!Mod is sick and really fuzzy headed. Colds suck.

January's challenge will be:



Everyday Magic




Remember, all prompts are open to interpretation by the author. Make the prompt your own!

Comments and Questions welcome via the Contact the Mods page

Tamingmod
Xocoatl aka Asharia
[identity profile] slashluv18.livejournal.com
Title: The Meaning of Love
Fandom: Harry Potter
Prompts: #545 – Obsession
Warnings: None
Pairings/Characters: Teddy/Victoire
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,378
Summary: Teddy and Victoire are having problems.

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