[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Just a quick note to say that no further "I'm in!" emails will be accepted. Thank you to all our participants, whether you completed the challenge or not. For some of you, we may anticipate your stories at some future time. For the rest, be prepared for a whirlwind month of finishing those drafts!

Writers' Masterlist )

Hey cheerleaders! These are the names you should be supporting over the next four weeks--they're going to need a lot of positive energy coming their way! Remember, there's [livejournal.com profile] housebigbangers to post successes, failures, triumphs, despair, and joy.

And writers, don't forget--you can always use [livejournal.com profile] housebigbangers to find a beta, or just click the beta tag to see who's volunteered.

Artists: right now, we have fewer artists than writers, so we're always eager for new artist sign-ups! Remember, you have until February 15 to pimp the artists' challenge, and artists can sign up here.

Thanks, everybody! Things have gone smoothly so far, and we're looking forward to more of the same.
[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Hey, participants!

Please put your hands together for the newly created [livejournal.com profile] housebigbangers, a support community for all writers, artists, betas, and cheerleaders. Post your woes, your triumphs, your questions, your off-topic diversions that take you off on wild tangents. More individualized requests for betas and cheerleading can also happen in this community.

This one comes to you courtesy of a suggestion by [livejournal.com profile] usomitai, so many thanks to her.

Also, one final note: as we get nearer to the middle of the challenge, and people are beginning to have sections of their stories complete, we'd just like to remind people that sharing the stories should be limited to small beta groups only. We want the stories to be shiny and fresh when they're posted, so please don't ruin the surprise!

Enjoy!
[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Hi, Big Bang Participants!

This post is just a nudge to mention that, as of October 15, we're one month into the challenge! How much have you written? Are you finished your twenty thousand, or have you not started at all? Do you need a cheerleader or a hand-holder? Are you ready to brag, or do you need to scream out to the heavens in despair? Either way, this is the post to do it in!

In other news, we've had a very gracious offer from [livejournal.com profile] silja_b to act as a medical beta for those who might need it. The medicine, of course, is a huge part of a plotty House fic. [livejournal.com profile] silja_b may not have time to accommodate everyone who asks, but she has a post here where you can find out the details. [livejournal.com profile] raiining has also volunteered, and you can ask her for more information here.

If other members of the community feel they could also offer their services as medical betas, that's always appreciated. Email the [livejournal.com profile] house_bigbang mods at housebigbangmods@gmail.com, or drop a comment here or at the Beta Volunteer Post.

Good luck, everyone, as we head into our second month!
[identity profile] zulu.livejournal.com
Please comment here to request a beta or volunteer your services as a beta. You may want to include the following things in your comment:

1. What kind of story you're writing (girlslash, boyslash, het, gen, characters, rating).
2. What kind of beta you're looking for (plot, story, characterization, grammar, style, etc.)
3. What kind of beta you can provide.
4. Links to previous stories you've written.
5. When you plan to be ready with your rough draft.

Any other information you want to provide is fine too.

Folks, remember that we're trying to keep beta/audiencing groups smallish, so that the surprise is greater when the stories are revealed--but don't let that stop you from asking for support from our beta volunteers as necessary. They're there for you.

If you'd like to be a cheerleader, post here as well! Writers need plenty of encouragement. If you'd like to be someone writers can go to for a general pick-me-up or handholding, let us know here. Writers, if you're stuck and need to flail at someone who'll listen, ask one of our cheerleaders.

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