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Mythic Dreams FAQ and Timeline

- About Signing Up-
All are welcome. But, signing up is a must to participate. However, all are welcome to check out anything on this page. A membership request is required to join, but I will accept ASAP. Sign-ups will go from January 1, 2014 until February 1, 2014.

-Author/Artist Matching–
There will, of course be writer and author matching. A Big Bang isn't complete without that. Do you think? With the summaries, there will be a spot to set any age restrictions. I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable.

-Pep Talks -
I also think everyone needs cheering on with such a feat as this. So, there will be little Pep talks posted once a month. Please, sign up to write one, if you'd like. If you’re interested in writing a little note to all participants, please PM me.

- FAQ -

1. What is a Big Bang? This is a writing even that pushes authors to write long pieces of fiction in a certain amount of time. Then, the authors work with artists, who will illustrate those stories. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun!

2. Is this Big Bang limited to a certain pairing or genre? While the focus is the BBC show Merlin, you can write your fic with any pairing or genre, just as long as the main focus is Merlin and the character’s in it.

Some, but not all, genres would be:

Canon AU

3. How much do I need to write? There is a 25,000 word minimum.

4. Am I allowed to work on multiple stories in this challenge? If you want to!

5. I've started a fic before Jan 1, can I use it? It depends. If you've started working on a story and it's not been posted, you may use that. Or, you can come up with a new story especially for this.

6. What about beta-readers? Don't worry about about hunting for one. There will be beta sign ups, as per the calendar. SO, you'll find one right here.

7. What if I am an artist? You can sign up. We will need artists! All types of artists are needed – video editors, manip makers, traditional illustrations, etc - I am sure I am missing a style.

8. Can I participate if I'm not a fanfiction author or artist. Yes! We need beta's and Pep-talk writers.

9. How do I host my work? You can pot it on Live Journal, FF.net, AO3, wherever you want as long as we can read it.

10. What Now? Sign up and have fun! Please, watch this page for updates. In the meantime, spread the word!


Jan 1st - Writer Sign Ups open.
Jan 1st - Artist Sign Ups open.
Jan 1st - Beta Reader Sign Ups open.
Feb 1st - Writer Sign Ups close.
Feb 1st - Artist Sign Ups close.
March 1st - First pep talk.
March 1st - Beta request opens
April 1st-10th - First mandatory writer check-in and anonymous summaries submitted. You are encouraged to have 5k written by this point.
April 1st - Second pep talk
April 12th - Anonymous story summaries posted for artists to view.
April 19th-20th - Artist/writer matching. (Writers must share all their work/rough drafts with their artist at this point.)
May 1st – Third pep talk
May 1st - Artist/writer beta request post opens.
June 1st – Fourth pep talk
July 1st - Rough drafts due to be submitted; artist and writers. Rough drafts should be at least 15,000 words.
July 1st – Final Pep Talk
July 1st-12th - Second and final mandatory check-in for both writers and artists. It's encouraged that author's have their 25,000 words by now.
July 19th - Posting schedule announced.
August 1st – Congratulations note posted
August 2nd – Mythic Dreams is live! Stories will begin to be posted each day, as well as a master list.



( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 7th, 2013 10:29 am (UTC)
YAY! A new Merlin BB ready to be deployed next year!

Don't hesitate to ask me for any help you need, I'll be more free next year. =) =)
Jul. 7th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
A brand, new Merlin BB. :D 2014 seemed like a good year to start it! OK, great! I will need pep talk writers. ;)
Sep. 2nd, 2013 09:10 am (UTC)

While I think it's wonderful that someone wants to run another Merlin BB now that Paperlegends is closing, I believe that raising the minimum wordcount to 40k will probably lose you participants. 40k is a huge commitment. If it's the long stories you want, you would get them whatever the minimum wordcount, as long as there is no upper limit.

I also think it would be a good idea to ask for feedback from PL writers and artists before setting the rules for the new BB? I for one wouldn't mind having the multiple check-ins removed as I found them more stressful than actually writing the story. :)

Just my 2 Knuts, and best of luck running the BB!
Sep. 2nd, 2013 09:40 am (UTC)
I concur with Nympha. A lot of writers found the 30k minimum restrictive (in many other fandoms the Big Bang is a 20k minimum)so 40k is going to be a deterrent for many of us. I also found the multiple check-ins quite stressful.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I lowered the goal to 25,000. I also removed 1 of the author check in's so there are now 2.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I will definitely lower the word goal.
Feb. 25th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Sorry for forgetting about this. RL got in the way. Why don't we move everything for a month (or two) later and start promoting more? I don't see many sign-ups and I'm a bit worried about it.
Mar. 8th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, RL gets busy (I know it has for me). I think that would be a good idea. :)
Mar. 8th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
Okiday :D

So when would you like to make the new due date? (Or schedule)
Mar. 20th, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: hi
Ill work on this weekend. Shooting for July as start up.
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