What can I claim?
A character, pairing, thresome/moresome, group of characters, or a fandom. Any fandom is welcome. If you're not sure if what you want is allowable, just ask, as long as it's something I can tell if it's in each scene I'm pretty flexible on what you can choose. Yes some of the prompts are gender specific, but don't let that stop you. Stick to the basic theme of the prompt but feel free to change gender specific words to fit the characters you're actually writing about (princess can become prince, etc). You can as I say claim moresomes, that might require a little more ingenuity on your part to fit the theme to more than two people, but you're welcome to do it.
How many things can I claim?
There is no limit as long as you are working on them all at the same time. If you genuinely believe you can work on ten claims at the same time without neglecting any of them, who am I to stop you? You're clearly insane, but that's your problem, not mine.
Can I write with a partner?
Yes, but writing with a partner means both/all of you write every fic. No alternating.
Can I split a claim with someone else?
Yes but state that when you claim and how many fics you'll each be writing
How many people can claim something?
Up to three people can claim any specific thing at one time. However, if three people already have CSI that doesn't mean people can't claim Gil/Sara or Nick/Warrick or anything else they fancy.
What's the minimum or maximum length?
At least 100 words. No word limit, write as much as you like.
What ratings are accepted here?
Any and all. Just give adequate warnings and hide anything R or above behind a cut please/
Are crossovers allowed?
Absolutely. As long as your claimed character/pairing/fandom is featured you can do whatever you want with them
Is Real Person Fic allowed?
Yes it is now. (NB This is a chance to the rules).
Can I use previously written fic?
No, not unless you've rewritten it.
Can I use multiple prompts for one story.
No. One prompt per story.
How many prompts do I have to claim?
There's a table with fifty but you can claim the whole table, twenty five prompts or ten prompts. Choose the prompts at the time of claiming.
What if there's a prompt I just can't write for?
Since I didn't give you any writer's choice prompts you can replace up to five of your prompts with other appropriate prompts. This only applies to people writing all fifty. If you've chosen less you have to write all the prompts you chose.
What do you mean by appropriate?
It has to be a scenario that would be found in a romance novel of the Harlequin Romance/Mills and Boone type.
So are you looking for trashy romance stories?
Not necessarily. The basic set up has to be a romance cliché. i.e. He was a dashing pirate captain, she was an innocent young girl travelling to the Americas to marry the man her father had chosen. Etc. How you actually handle it it up to you but if you can work other romance novel clichés in (the inevitable misunderstandings, the convoluted reasons why they can't live happily ever after – until they suddenly can in the final chapter and so on). It does have to be a romance of some kind however and it should end with the characters together in the end. But you don't have to mimic the style of romance authors.
Do I have to write them in order?
Can I apply fic to more than one challenge?
It's okay with us as long as it's okay with the other community that you're writing for. The finished fics can of course go wherever you want.
Does my character/pairing/fandom have to be in the story?
Yes, that is the point
Are there any deadlines?
Deadlines? What are those? No but if you're not posting and there's a wait for the claim, I'll contact you to see if you're still interested.
Headers and cuts:
I'm not going to tell you what header you have to use, but please include all the relevant information outside the cut. ie Title, Author, Fandom, Pairing, Rating and Warnings. Put the fic behind a cut or use a fake cut to your own journal if you want.
Please make sure you give the proper warnings for anything that might disturb people. If you want to put them at the bottom of the fic to avoid spoilers that's fine as long as you make it clear that's what you're doing and how to find them.
I'll give you a tag when your claim is approved. Please try to use them.
See notes at bottom for explanations
I've decided you can claim either the whole table or twenty five prompts or ten prompts. I'm not setting up new tables for those though, just pick from the big table and post your own adapted version of the table to your lj. If you can't make your own table you can go here to create one
| 01. Pirate King and Captive
|| 02. Arabian Sheik
|| 03. Master and Slave
|| 04. Barbarian Warrior and Captive
|| 05. Stranded in the Storm
| 06. Cop and a victim or witness he's protecting
|| 07. Spy v Spy
|| 08. Vampire and Human
|| 09. Witch and non-Witch
|| 10. Boss and Employee
| 11. Unexpected baby [a]
|| 12. Master of the Manor and Governess
|| 13. Rich Lord and a Poor Orphan trying to save her Home or Family
|| 14. Prim Frontier Schoolmistress and a Civil War Veteran trying to escape his Past
|| 15. On Opposite sides [b]
| 16. Indian Brave and Settler
|| 17. Teacher and Single Parent
|| 18. Investigator and Client [c]
|| 19. Frontier Doctor and a Patient who is a Wanted Man
|| 20. At the Rodeo
| 21. Rugged Rancher/Cowboy and a City Girl
|| 22. Cop and an Amnesiac Accident Victim
|| 23. Spoiled Rich Girl and a Poor Boy
|| 24. Grieving Widower and his Neighbour/Workmate
|| 25. Fleeing an Unwanted Suitor
| 26. Escaped Prisoner and his Hostage
|| 27. Bachelor Auction
|| 28. Wake up Married
|| 29. Mail Order Bride
|| 30. Mistaken Identity
| 31. Hooker and Wealthy Client
|| 32. Fireman and Rescued Victim
|| 33. Long-Separated Lovers
|| 34. Ski Instructor and Snow Bunny
|| 35. Cop and Suspect
| 36. Playboy and his more serious Neighbour or Employee
|| 37. Willing to do Anything for Money
|| 38. Secret Royalty
|| 39. Divorcee and a Mysterious Stranger
|| 40. Must Marry to Inherit
| 41. Trophy Wife and Chauffeur/Pool Boy [d]
|| 42. Nobleman and Penniless Orphaned Relative
|| 43. Highwayman
|| 44. Princess and Bodyguard
|| 45. Running from an Arranged Marriage and Falling for a Stranger who turns out to be the Groom
| 46. Blackmailed into Marriage
|| 47. Indecent Proposal
|| 48. He swore off women after being hurt, they're all deceitful. Then he met her, but what is she hiding?
|| 49. Marriage as a Business Arrangement
|| 50. Revenge
[a] I don't mean a pregnancy I mean finding a baby on the doorstep, getting a call from a lawyer to say your ex had a baby and you're now the guardian, having to care for a baby after a plane crash where you're the only survivors etc
[b] Civil War, family feud, Romeo and Juliet etc
[c] I had someone suggest PI and someone suggest a psychic investigator, this fits either or anything else along those lines you can think up.
[d] Or gardener or game keeper or any other job along those lines.
Comment here with this format -
Number of Themes Claimed
Link to Table
Comment here when you've completed your table.
Comment here if you have to drop your claim for any reason.