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15 August 2018 @ 08:47 am
Okay, it's time for us to make the final commitment! All writers must participate in this check-in, or they will be assumed to have dropped out of the challenge. This poll will remain open until 11:50 p.m. August 18th. There are two mandatory parts for a Big Bang Participant (poll and email), and only one mandatory part for a Little Bang Participant (poll).

PART ONE:

Poll #2084152 WRITERS ONLY - MANDATORY CHECK IN

I signed up to write ...

One story (Answer Questions 1-7 only)
21(95.5%)
Two stories (Answer All Questions)
1(4.5%)

For the FIRST (and, possibly, only) story I am writing, I am now officially doing

A Big Bang
11(52.4%)
A Little Bang
10(47.6%)

I am officially dropping out of this challenge, if I click the following button

I AM DROPPED OUT. (No need to continue the poll for the rest of the answers)
4(100.0%)

If I am a Big Bang participant ...

I am going to or have already sent the mods a check-in email (see below for details)
11(100.0%)

I am writing (Use exact following format): Fandom: Main Ship Pairing(s). (Write the Female name first/Male name second, and both first and last names included, if you know them)

For the FIRST (and, possibly, only) story I have written

NOTHING, DEAR GOD, HELP ME
1(5.6%)
0.1K-5K
7(38.9%)
6K-10K
2(11.1%)
11K-15K (Passed Little Bang Limit)
2(11.1%)
16-20K
1(5.6%)
21K-25K
3(16.7%)
26K-35K (Passed Big Bang Limit!)
0(0.0%)
36K-45K
0(0.0%)
45K+
2(11.1%)

I am ...

just at the beginning of the story
8(47.1%)
about halfway done
7(41.2%)
approaching the end
0(0.0%)
DONE!!
2(11.8%)

For the SECOND story I am writing, I am now officially doing

A Big Bang
1(50.0%)
A Little Bang
1(50.0%)

I am officially dropping out of this story, if I click the following button

I AM DROPPED OUT. (No need to continue the poll for the rest of the answers)
0(0.0%)

If I am a Big Bang participant ...

I am going to or have already sent the mods a check-in email (see below for details)
2(100.0%)

I am writing (Use exact following format): Fandom: Main Ship Pairing(s). (Write the Female name first/Male name second, and both first and last names included, if you know them)

For the SECOND story, I have written

NOTHING. DEAR GOD, HELP ME.
0(0.0%)
0.1K-5K
1(100.0%)
6K-10K
0(0.0%)
11K-15K (Passed Little Bang Limit)
0(0.0%)
16K-20K
0(0.0%)
21K-25K
0(0.0%)
26K-35K (Passed Big Bang Limit!)
0(0.0%)
36K-45K
0(0.0%)
45K+
0(0.0%)

I am ...

just at the beginning of the story
1(100.0%)
about halfway done
0(0.0%)
approaching the end
0(0.0%)
DONE!!
0(0.0%)



There is no minimum word count that you need at this point, for either the Big Bang or the Little Bang. After today, you cannot change: your selection of participating in the Big Bang or Little Bang (or both, if you're writing two stories), the fandom, or the pairing. That's locked in!

PART TWO:

An email for Big Bang Writers. If you are attempting a fic greater than 20k, you can choose the Big Bang option and receive an artist who will create artwork for your story. You will therefore need to email the mods at thehetbigbang[at]gmail dot com with THREE different snippets of your work, 500-1000 words each, so that your artist may have something to work off of and inspire. Send a separate email for each big bang that you want to submit.

The email format will be:

SUBJECT LINE: [Your LJ Name: Big Bang Check In.]

Author Name: LJ name and AO3 Name
Story Name: If undecided or only tentative, please state that.
Fandom/Pairing: List the main one, and any minor pairings if you so please
Summary to be provided to the Artist: Yes, this bit is mandatory. It's fine if it's rough, but please give your artists an idea of what the story is about because claims will be done off this. Maximum 50 words.
Current Word Count and Expected Final Word Count:

Then supply your three snippets. 500-1000 words each, in the body of your email and NOT as a separate word document. You may leave any author's notes or any explanations you want, and you must also leave an email address or a way for your artist to contact you directly. Artist are not obliged to work directly with the author on their artwork, but most usually like author input or feedback of some kind. This entire email that you send to the mods will be directly forwarded to your artist, so it's important to include your email address in with your snippets.

You will receive a confirmation email within a couple days to let you know that we've received you snippets.


To Big Bang or Little Bang: Big Bang stories are under some form of obligation to finish because an artist has signed up to do work for it; so try to complete? Pretty, pretty please? If you don't, we understand, but keep in mind that your artist did all that work. If you decide to drop out at any point, contact BOTH a Mod and your artist immediately and tell them so. But try to complete! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

And just as a reminder, extensions for final fic submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories are submitted no later than September 26th.

If you're intimidated by the idea of having an artist or anyone else rely on you completing this venture, there is always the less demanding option: the little big bang. It only has a minimum word count of 10k. No maximum word count. And there is no artists for it, unless you get someone on your own or you create your own artwork for it (either is totally fine). I basically put in this little bang option for those that want to participate, but don't want to be obliged to anyone else to finish. It's completely low-key and non-intimidating! (I hope.)

Artists: will claim stories on August 20th on a post that goes up on this comm. Artist will claim stories on a first come, first serve basis. They are required to make one piece of artwork for each big bang story they claim. The claims posts will display the story title, the fandom/pairings, and summary. We will provide artists with the author name only after they have claimed the story, and we will email the artist the snippets/relevant information as soon as we can. From there, artist can contact authors to find out more about their interests. We would like to encourage artists to be in contact with authors and to share and collaborate, but ONLY in fun. Artists are under no obligation to work directly with the author. Ultimately, what artists create for their artwork is their creation, just like how artists cannot dictate what the author writes for their fanfiction. But we all want everyone to be happy with what they get and what they create, so I hope this remains a happy, fun, friendly experience.

Also, if a writer eventually does not complete his/her Big Bang story by the due date, but the artists has completed their artwork, go ahead and submit it and I'll showcase the artwork on AO3 anyway. Artist deserve recognition for their hard work!
 
 
01 August 2018 @ 09:05 am

Check in tiiiime! How are things going, guys? On track? Off the rails? Smooth sailing? Panic mode? Let us know!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:

As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.

Also, if you're looking for extra motivation and writing pals, check out the new writing community, hosted by fellow Bang author hunter_king_91, called Writing Frenzy !! :D

 
 
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18 July 2018 @ 09:23 am
How's it going with your stories? Are you on track with your goals? A little behind? A LOT behind? Leave a comment and let us know!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:


As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.
 
 
04 July 2018 @ 08:12 am

It’s time to check in and let us know how things are going!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:

As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.

 
 
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28 June 2018 @ 10:24 am




Welcome to the Het Big Bang Challenge!!
It’s an opportunity for writers and artists to step up from any fandom, for any het pairing you want!



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27 June 2018 @ 12:54 pm

Help Communities: We have one on both LJ (het_banghelp) and on DW ([community profile] het_banghelp). Please head over there and give a warm welcome to the wonderful gwenhwyfar1984, who will be running the LJ comm, and the lovely [personal profile] inabsentialuci, who will be running the DW comm. They’ve got all kinds of things planned to help you guys get the most out of this Bang, so be sure to join the comm and hang out! (You must be a member to play, so make sure you officially join the comm of your choice, or both!)

Sign-ups: Author sign-ups are now closed, but Beta and Artist Interest sign-ups are still open, so spread the word far and wide, and grab anybody you can to get in here and sign-up for those roles! And, the official list of authors participating this year is up and full of shiny people! :D

Check-In Posts: New this year, we will be posting multiple, casual check-in posts throughout the Bang. These will be places to not only let us know how things are going with you and your writing, but to check in with your fellow creators!! You can cheer, complain, panic, flail, vent, whatever you need. These will be check-ins that you are encouraged but not required to do. (Exception: The only one you absolutely must participate in is the Mandatory Check-In on August 15.) Casual check-ins will be comment based, while the big Mandatory one will be poll-based and requires emails to us (more on that when the time comes). The first Casual Check-In will be coming up on July 4.

Promo Stuff: To help spread the word about the remaining sign-ups, schedule, etc, check out this promo post or the collection of 2018 banners/icons. We have loads of fab authors who will need art and editors!

Schedule: Reminder that the schedule is as follows. (We are still in the process of officially updating the big fat FAQ post for 2018, but it will be finished and posted soon!)

Timeline
Author Sign Ups - open till June 24th, 12:00 PM (NOON) EST
Mandatory Author Checkpoint - August 15th
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories - August 20th
Art and Fics Due - September 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) EST
Debut Date (DD) - October 1st


Help: If you have any questions or anything for the mods, you can: (a) leave a message on the Page-A-Mod post, (b) PM traycer_ or red_b_rackham, or (c) email us at thehetbigbang (at) gmail (dot) com.



That's it for now! Now, WRITE LIKE THE WIND, BULLSEYE!!

 
 
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26 June 2018 @ 11:52 pm
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Here we are! The list of all our wonderful authors who signed up this year!! Author sign ups are now closed, but the BETA and ARTIST sign-ups are still open, so drag all your friends in here to sign up for those roles!

Note: Please take a moment to check the list to ensure your entry is on there, and correct, as we had sign-ups from both LJ and DW. If you are supposed to be on this list and are not, or your entry is wrong, please let me know asap and I will edit accordingly. :) Thanks, and HAPPY WRITING! \o/ninja ninja ninjaCollapse )
 
 
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The following are plot bunnies that hunter_king_91 has put up for voting:

Fandom: Original Fic

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18 June 2018 @ 08:47 am
The June 24th deadline is on the horizon!!

For those of you who may be dangling on the fence trying to decide whether to sign up as an author or not, the deadline is looming ever closer. If it's a plot that's holding you up, head over to this post to leave a comment with possible ideas, and we'll set up a poll for others to help you decide, and you never know, someone may just plant another, possibly better idea. :D Everything is possible!

We're also hanging out over on Dreamwidth. Check out all the interesting story ideas that our DW members have signed up to write!!

And for those of you who are debating if you even want to sign up for a BIG BANG, come on and give it a try! I signed up every year, and only finished a story the first time around. I figured that for me, the worst that will happen is that I don't get it done on time (again!). But hey, if you think you may have time to work on a story for us (and I know some people just have too much going on right now to even consider it), we do have a support group at het_banghelp (open only to challenge participants) where you can find writing events and other posts designed to help you write your story (the schedule will go up soon), not to mention lots of people willing to cheer you on, so you may surprise yourself!

In the meantime, we could really use some help in getting the word out that we need more authors, artists, betas, and cheerleaders, so please consider sending out a signal boost to your friends and comms that allow this type of activity. The more people we get to participate, the more stories and artworks we get to savor!!

Oh, and you can find banners, icons and the codes at this post. And if you have any questions, please feel free to PM either red_b_rackham, or me, traycer_, or leave a comment on the Page a Mod post. We're always happy to respond!! :)
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The following are plot bunnies that backrose_17 has put up for voting:

Fandoms: Torchwood/MCU, Doctor Who/Torchwood, MCU/Jurassic World, Doctor Who/MCU, Supergirl(TV)/MCU/Merlin

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