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14 August 2007 @ 06:09 pm
Going Places Challenge  
Welcome to the Going Places Challenge at dareyouto_write!

The Challenge: Going Places

Despite the many twists and turns of their high school careers, it's clear that the new graduates of Tree Hill High School are going places. But how will they get there? That's all up to you in our next challenge.

For this challenge, the one required element is that your fic must include something related to transportation. Perhaps Brooke opts for a day out on her father's boat. Or Luke takes a journey in the car Keith left him. Karen may decide to wing her way overseas to see Andy. Someone could buy new wheels from Dan Scott Motors. Haley and Nathan could catch up with her RV loving parents. Or the whole gang may decide to take another road trip. The possibilities are endless - what places will your muse take you? We can't wait to read, so happy writing!

The Rules and Regulations:

1) This challenge runs from August 15th to September 15th. To be considered for voting, fics are due by 11:59 PM PST on September 15th.
2) Please post the name of the title, your name, and the rating of your fic in the subject line of your post.
3) Submissions must be at least 800 words, but there is no length limit. Ramble on, my friends, ramble on!
4) Behind an LJ-cut, please place the following:
• Title
• Author
• Rating (All ratings are allowed, but must be clearly posted!)
• Word Count
• Pairing or Character
• Spoilers (IE through 4x22)
• Summary
• Warnings, if applicable (IE, character death, sensitive subject matters, etc)
5) Please, to the post tags, add your username, story name, and pairings/characters. This will help us create a spiffy memory section so we can always go back to the excellent stories you'll post!
6) Have fun!

Challenge Awards:

Once each challenge closes, your pretty, pretty neighborhood moderators will post a poll to vote on various fics. There will be various categories, and each fic submitted for the challenge will be an option for each category. We encourage everyone, participants and readers alike, to vote, vote, vote, or as the t-shirt says, die. It's a fun way to recognize our peers for the effort and imagination it takes to put into a story.

There will also be a few awards given by outside judges. The judges will each hand out a judge's choice award to the fic that they think best exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of a good OTH fic. And speaking of judges . . . we need some volunteers for this round! If you aren't going to be able to participate this round as a writer, but would like to join in as a judge - drop us a line

That's about everything you need to know. For more information on rules and such, please check out dareyouto_write. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don't hesitate to contact any of the moderators: thisholymess, unwindingdreams, ladyanne04, or autumnleaves23.

And feel free to snag a banner and spread the word - we'd love to have lots of shiny, shiny fics!

Tracy: Alexistotruelove on September 7th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
I have a few questions and I'm not sure if I can ask them here so if I'm not supposed to I'm very sorry. I read the rules but I still want to be sure on some things.
1. Can one person post more than one fic?
2. Are fics with slash couples okay to post?
Lady Anne: ravensladyanne04 on September 9th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
One person can post more than one fic for a challenge - but we'd ask if you do so that you designate just one to be including in polling for awards.

Fics with slash couples are fine, just be sure to include the appropriate labels and ratings on the story.

Thanks and we look forward to reading your entries!
lorilozzlorilozz on September 18th, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
I have never entered before and I have a quick question relating to a possible entry. I wasn't going to enter, but a couple of weeks ago in a multi-chapter fic I'm writing, I wrote a scene that fits in perfectly with this theme.

I'd like to alter and extend that scene and make it into something fitting for this challenge. Is it okay to do this? I wasn't sure because that scene is posted already in my other fic and I didn't set out to write it specifically for this challenge. Thanks - Lori
Lady Anne: Naley First loveladyanne04 on September 19th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
Lori - I'm consulting my fellow mods just to make sure we have a consensus - I'll try to have you an answer by tomorrow. Thank you for checking!
lorilozz: Naley heartlorilozz on September 20th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Anne - I just wanted to let you know that I was hit with a sudden burst of inspiration and have completed a brand new fic for this challenge, so you don't have to worry about the rules ragarding my other request. Thanks for looking into it for me though. I'll be posting soon.
Lady Anne: naley_batmanladyanne04 on September 21st, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! And wow! That's quick writing! I was just about to post that it was fine to post your other fic if it was expanded or revised, but that's great that you've had another burst of inspiration - I can't wait to read it!
m i h i k aspeed_up_truth on September 18th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
Gah! I haven't checked Dare To Write in two months!! And then when I do, there's a FABULOUS challenge going on! I'm so glad you guys extended the challenge coz now I can post too!!
autumnleaves23: NHCloudsautumnleaves23 on September 21st, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Aw welcome back! :) We look forward to hopefully receiving your challenge entry! :)
Chelseahaleynathan23 on June 17th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Is there any chance that this community is going to run back up? Will there be any new challenges or are you guys sticking with this one? Or is this community just completely dead and you won’t be getting it running again? Sorry about all the questions I’m just unsure.