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02 May 2011 @ 02:21 pm
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions regarding write_and_run, feel
free to post them here. We'll try and answer your
questions to the best of our abilities.
What is [info]write_and_run?
Write-and-Run is a community that hosts Katekyo Hitman Reborn! fanfiction contests every three weeks.

How do you sign up to participate?

When a prompt is posted up, it is the start of a new round. Participants who wish the join in the round will have to comment on the prompt post and state that they wish to enter.

Must participants participate in every prompt round?

No, participants are able to join in whatever prompt round they wish to as we'd like to keep this community as free and fun as possible.

This means that, for example, if you participated in prompt #1 but don't like prompt #2, you don't have to write an entry for the second prompt. If you happen to like prompt #3 and wish to participate even if you didn't do so for prompt #2, you are allowed to join in. Just sign up for that round and you'll be enlisted as a participant.

How many weeks are participants given to write?

Participants are given two weeks to submit their entries for the prompt of that round. Readers will then be given a week to read the entries and review them, ending their comments with the number of points they think should be given.

How are the points decided by the readers?

Readers must read all entries and review them, giving out points when necessary. Points are given out for character interpretation, grammar/spelling, story flow, prompt usage, originality, and whether or not the bonus guidelines were included in the entry. For more information, please refer to the
rules page.

What is the format used when posting an entry?

Participants are required to follow this format when posting their entries for the contest:

Word Count:

You may add other things such as genres, summaries, etc. Just make sure to include the essentials above.
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[★i slipped on my slippers]: Hibari // sound adviceceasefire on May 3rd, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
Potentially stupid question here!

It says that all ratings are welcome, but then the rules say "If your fic is R-rated and unsuitable for minors, please f-lock your entry." further down.

NC-17 is above R. Do you mean "R or over" or are fics rated over R not allowed?

Thanks in advance!
fuwacchifuwacchi on May 3rd, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Blahh.. I should make that more clear.

All ratings are allowed. Just as long as the fic is unsuitable for minors, then, please members-lock the entry. This refers to R-rated, M-rated, NC-17 rated and any other ratings above those.
[★i slipped on my slippers]: Dino // brofistceasefire on May 3rd, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
No problem ^_^ I was just a little confused by the wording of the part I quoted, orz.

Thanks very much for clarifying!
misamieramisamiera on May 7th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
Question! Do we need to use the prompt quote in our story? For example, prompt #1's quote: "He looked back into the past."

fuwacchifuwacchi on May 8th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
You don't have to include the prompt phrase, "He looked back into the past," in your entry.

What is to be expected is that your entry has to relate to the prompt in some way.

I hope that clears it up for you. ^^; If it doesn't, feel free to ask again and I'll try explain better.
Fireflies by Night: Sadreidluver on June 11th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
How crucial is the word count rule? I tend to write longer fics and it's not like it's going to be 10,000 words, but it might be a bit longer than 5,000.
fuwacchifuwacchi on June 12th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Hey. Well, to be honest, the word count was placed there because not all of us have the time to read long entries, especially when you're reading multiple fics. Also, it would be an unfair advantage as longer fics will have the chance to include more detail and go more in depth in the story than what a 5,000 or less words fic would.

If it's a bit longer than 5,000 words, I'll accept it if it's just about 300 words more. Not too sure about the other moderators, but I think they should be fine with it, too, as long as you don't go overboard.
Fireflies by Night: Crazyreidluver on June 12th, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
Oh okay, I see. :) That makes sense...and this will be good practice for me to learn how to write a shorter story. ^^; I have a bit of a problem with that sometimes...