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Muse Fusion - Member Resources
Information about our monthly creative jam!
 
 

Muse Fusion was a (mostly) monthly event, started in February of 2010.

This event took place at our livejournal community, but this may change as social media changes.

Participating writers and artists log in on the morning of the fusion with one major goal for the day (or days): to create! You can participate as a creator, or as a prompter.

Prompts: Let us know what you want to see! Do you want to know what a character's opinion on a subject is? Want to see a skycat in action? Maybe you'd like to hear a dialogue between two characters on a particular topic! A prompt can be specific, or general. One-word prompts are welcome, as are picture prompts, or links. Cross-over fanfiction can be requested, though not all participants may be interested in creating it. The only major restriction for prompts is that they should be appropriate to Torn World and available to all participants (no specifying that a particular participant write your prompt).

Participants: Want to jumpstart your Torn World muse? Sign up in the comments here and let us know what you're interested in producing: poetry, flash fiction, fanfiction, artwork or any combination. You may post a link to your existing work (so that interested prompters can get an idea of what you might be skilled at!), you may request donations with a paypal link, and you may list additional restrictions you may personally have (no fanfiction, or poetry only, etc.). You must be a Torn World contributor to play along. (It's free!) You may charge a fee to share your work using any business model you choose.

Sponsorships: One popular business model is to write a story for a prompt, them post a brief summary and a 'sponsor this' note with a pricetag and a link to a personal livejournal page with a paypal donation button. If you receive a donation for that story, it will be made public at the site. If you don't, it will still be added to the site, but only viewable by supporters. Co-sponsorship is encouraged by most participants, in cases of longer, involved stories or poems.

It's a good idea to let your prompter know what you create for them, even to go so far as to send them your rough draft, or at least an excerpt.

A few additional notes for participants:

No work for the Muse Fusion is considered canon until it has been reviewed by the canon board and properly submitted to the site. If you share your results with your prompter before this occurs, please remember to add a disclaimer.

It's a great idea to let your co-participants know which prompts you are pursuing, so that we can try to get everyone's prompts addressed, but multiple participants are also welcome to use the same prompts.

It's also a good idea to let your prompter know what you come up with afterward! You can share what you create (see above about using a disclaimer), a short excerpt from it, or just tell them what you worked on. If you turn it into a finished piece later, it's a great idea to let them know when it's posted to the site.

Most of all, have fun and create - a lot!


To find out when the next Muse Fusion is, and to play along, please see the "muse fusion" tag in our livejournal community.

Note, too, that previous Muse Fusion prompts are still fair game, if you are searching for inspiration. Though we are only accepting prompts for that day, they don't expire! You can see our previous muse fusions and browse the prompts here, or view our monthly wrap-up posts here.

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