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02 October 2009 @ 10:14 pm

Hello everyone, I'm Belle the new mod, I'll be helping out with the community from now on. I want to try to get this round wrapped up quickly and then start another this December, So it would be amazing if a few of you would step up to be a back up writer for me, I'll give you two weeks to write one of the unanwered stories except it will only need to be 1500 words long as compared to the 3000 previously given. So thanks to anyone who are willing to do this, expect more emails from me and a list of the completed stories.

~Belle~

 
 
11 September 2009 @ 10:18 am

Alright, so no, this community is not dead. I just happen to be the only person running it at this time, and I happen to be ridiculously busy. In short, I go to school at 8:00 a.m. and afterwards I eat a hasty lunch. After my lunch, I have work study, and then directly after workstudy, I have my normal job until 9:00 or 10:00 in the evening. My evenings are dedicated to homework and maybe thirty minutes to an hour of a social life. And I'm sorry, if I don't put this community first. I find college to be far more important. Everything was far more easier to manage in the summer when all I had to worry about was showing up to work. It's easy to show up to work with no sleep. It's not easy to show up to school with no sleep and still function semi-well.

So I'm pushing the writing deadline back a week or two, so I guess we'll say two weeks. That is, everyone has until September 25th to submit their entries. You can do it under this post with your name you signed up with, or you can email it to officathon@gmail.com.

PLEASE contact me at rdomson@gmail.com if anyone is interested in helping me monitor this community. Everything would go much smoother that way, and I'm sure it would be ten times better. Ya know?

Anyway, thanks for reading this, and any flames pertaining to my personal life will go ignored and said flamer will promptly be told to get a life.

-Rhandi

P.S. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP
 
 
14 July 2009 @ 07:06 pm
I'm assuming everyone received their challenges? There were a few of you that didn't fill out the request form, so I gave you a random challenge. If you're unhappy with your challenge, I'm sorry, but there wasn't really anything I could do about it.

So, has everyone gotten started on their challenges? Have any ideas in mind? Having trouble starting? If you want, post here and discuss your status with your fellow challenge entrants. Who knows, maybe someone could spur your muse.

Good luck to all of you!

Rhandi
 
 
01 July 2009 @ 01:46 am

Now that all of you signed up, the process can begin. In total 17 challenges will be issued. They are all made up from the forms you submitted, as in, your fellow authors created them. Five days will be allotted for you guys to choose which challenges you're interested in.

You all are going to have to read all of the challenges below and select your top five that you'd be interested in. Please follow the form below when making your selections.

Name:
Email:
First Preference:
Second Preference:
Third Preference:
Fourth Preference:
Fifth Preference:

Example:
Name: Jolene
Email: jibber46@gmail.com
First Preference: 5
Second Preference: 6
Third Preference: 17
Fourth Preference: 9
Fifth Preference: 10

You have until the 10th to make your selections. All of you who don't submit your selections will be randomly allocated one. If you are unable to participate in this round, please inform us right away by sending an email to officathon@gmail.com. All of your requests will try to be fulfilled, but sometimes it is impossible. If an occasion arises, you will be notified immediately.

Oh, and all posts will be screened.
 

The Challenges;Collapse )


Thanks,
Your Mods

 


 
 
10 June 2009 @ 12:51 pm
Revival

The Original Fiction Ficathon is now OPEN for business. Despite inactivity in the past 1,989,790...months, I've decided to find the time to revive this community.

However from this moment on, I'm wiping the slate clean, and this community is starting back at step one. This means a few changes will be taking place. The challenges will be sped up just a bit, we'll have writing/plotting/dialogue/etc... tips, and possibly help forums.

To do what I am planning, I am going to need some help, the help being other, active mods. The mods need to have an abundance of time, be friendly, and have some web-based experience.

I also want to create a website that goes along with this community, possibly move this community to its own website. Now, I myself, have the resources to do this, but I am wanting to split all of this work between a few people.


If interested, Fill Out The Form Below: (The post will be screened so others cannot axcess your information)

Name: Laura
FP Name: laurainthewild
Email: laurainthewild@gmail.com
Qualifications: I can devote a few hours a week to working with this community. I am friendly, helpful, and excited to get started. I have hosted websites on my own time. I am great at making graphics and would love to make the awards and such, or design the site layout. And I have quite a few ideas that would benefit this community, such as...

Alright, on to sign-ups.

Sign-Ups

For those of you have absolutely no idea what this community is about, I'll give you a short introduction.

Hello! I'm K.B. Hanna from Fictionpress. The Original Fiction Ficathon is a community based competition where the competitors receive challenges written by other participants and are expected to write at least a 3,000 word composition fulfilling the challenge request. You will have a period of one month, or two (I haven't decided yet) to complete the challenge. The challenges will be posted on fictionpress, either as a short story or novel. To read the FAQ please click here. Afterwards, there will be a voting period where the participants and readers review the works and vote on them under categories such as Best Romance. A judges pick will also be made for each category. Then, awards will be given out and a new session will begin.


To sign-up for this session of the ficathon, please copy the form below and post it in a comment. Again, the comments will be screened so the challenges will be completely anonymous.

Name: Laura
E-mail:laurainthewild@gmail.com
Fictionpress.com profile address: http://fictionpress.com/laurabee
Genre of story you'd like to request: Romance, Young Adult, Suspense
Rating you'd like to request: K-M
What you'd like to see: A rocky relationship, sporks, death by candlestick, an unlikeable protagonist
What you'd hate to see: Mary Sue type characters, excessive use of the words totally, hot.
Three words/quotes you'd like to see in the story: Manhandling, "Worms are bad for you.", "Do you have ants in your pants?"

Don't make the challenges too specific, as in already giving them a plot and characters to work with. As it's been said before, avoid creating challenges like this "Mark, the boy, meets Katie, the girl, and they totally don't get along but then tragedy forces them together and they like, totally bond and then fall in love and all."

Once you post your comments, you'll be signed up for this session. Since this community has been inactive for a while, I'll extend the sign-up period in efforts to gain more participants. Also, to help the efforts, please Don't Forget To Tell Your Friends!

At the end of the sign up period, you'll receive an email confirming your participation. NO sign-ups will be accepted after the deadline passes. Sorry, you'll have to wait until next session. If you have to drop out, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing us at of_ficathon@gmail.com.

Deadlines


Dates of the ficathon (subject to change):
Sign-Up Deadline: 1st July
Request (Top 5) Deadline: 5th July
Assignments Given Out: by the 10th July
Writing Deadline: September 10th 2009
Begin Voting Period: September 11th
End Voting Period: September 25th
Awards Given Out: by the 28th September

Thanks for signing up!
Your mod, K.B. Hanna


People Who Have Signed Up For Session 1

Rhandi
Kristen
Ava
Mishiema
Mawa
Shiegra
Emmy
Amy
Chelsey
Autumn
Laneille
Natalie
Chels
Belle
Smita
Ellis
Daphne

Total: 17
 
 
 
09 June 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Alright, well, this community has remained silent for quite some time, but it was really a good idea. I'm interested in reviving it as I finally have the time to do such a thing, however, I'd rather not do it alone. If anyone else is interested, please leave a post, pm me, etc...

Rhandi
 
 
13 February 2008 @ 07:17 pm
 Heya Ficathoners,

First off, let me thank those who have already turned in their 2000 point checklist. You're all awesome.

This checkpoint is from: 13th February - 20th February.

As stated before,
You do not need to have the 2000 words posted on Fictionpress or wherever you are intending on posting the story, but you will have to e-mail it to the Original Fiction Ficathon e-mail address: officathon@gmail.com. However, if you'd prefer to comment here with a link to your 2000+ words you can do so.

It would be helpful if you put this in your email/comment:
Name:
Challenge:
(for comments only) Email:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2000 WORDS YOU SUBMIT WILL IN  NO WAY BE CONSIDERED THE FINAL VERSION, NOR WILL IT BE JUDGED. WE JUST WANT TO SEE PROOF THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON YOUR CHALLENGE.

Much love,
Your Mod's
List of People Who Have Submitted 2000 Words
Mika
Ashley
Kyra G.
Calybe
K.B. Hanna
 
 
10 February 2008 @ 04:53 pm

First of all, a big thanks goes out to all of you who managed to turn in your challenges on time. Unfortunately, some of you did not. Because of this, we are looking for 11 back-up writers. Because of the short amount of time, the back-up writers only need to write 2000 words by the deadline.

Those of you who already have a challenge may apply to be a back up writer, but both challenges must be submitted by the deadline.

If you are interested, please fill out the following form:

Name:
Email:
First Preference:
Second Preference:
Third Preference:

Example:
Name: Abby Johnson
Email: jabby07@email.com
First Preference: 3
Second Preference: 10
Third Preference: 23


 Thanks for all your cooperation!
The Mods
 
 
18 January 2008 @ 02:09 pm
To those who completed the 1000 word checkpoint, CONGRATULATIONS! You lot are amazing and absolute stars. Next up, 2000 word checkpoint on February 10th - February 17th. :P

Sadly, the following people have not submitted their 1000 words. If your name is on the list and we do not receive the 1000 words from you by the 20th of January you will be blacklisted from the next session. E-mails have been sent out  as well.

People who have NOT submitted 1000 words
Shiegra
BARRISTER DISASTER
Andrew G. Torrence
Hazel
Topaz
Keshia
Persephone
Rachel
Tiffany
Zuleika
Reshma E.
Kaileigh
Maja
Effect
Total: 14
 
Also we are looking for a back-up writer for Challenge #17. Back up writers will not have to do the 1000 word checkpoint. If you are already doing one challenge and would like to do this challenge as well, you are allowed to do so. However, both challenges will have to have the same priority (ie. 2000/+ words by the 10th of February). If you have any other questions/concerns about being a back up writer please comment on this post.

 
 
10 January 2008 @ 01:27 pm
Hello there writers!

I (calybe) had made a mistake in the last post, the 1000 word checkpoint actually starts from the 10th of January, not the first week of January. I'm really sorry about any stress & trauma I might have caused by that. Nevertheless, thank you to the people who submitted their 1000 words already, you guys are stars!

This checkpoint is from: 10th January - 17th January.

As stated before,
You do not need to have the 1000 words posted on Fictionpress or wherever you are intending on posting the story, but you will have to e-mail it to the Original Fiction Ficathon e-mail address: officathon@gmail.com. However, if you'd prefer to comment here with a link to your 1000+ words you can do so.

It would be helpful if you put this in your email/comment:
Name:
Challenge:
(for comments only) Email:

If you're having problems with your story/time management, now is the time to voice these concerns! We will be appealing for back-up writers soon.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 1000 WORDS YOU SUBMIT WILL IN  NO WAY BE CONSIDERED THE FINAL VERSION, NOR WILL IT BE JUDGED. WE JUST WANT TO SEE PROOF THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON YOUR CHALLENGE.

Much love,
Your Mod's

List of People Who Have Submitted 1000 Words
Candid
Ashley
Mika
Shruti
Yumegatari
Lara
Wolfie Star26
Calybe
Kayla
Jenn
Mishiemia
Kadie
Nona
Silver Eyed
McKenzie
Inky-Angel
xtotallyatpeacex
K.B. Hanna
Mawa
Emerald

Total: 20