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01 May 2008 @ 06:59 pm
Here are some great resources that you can access from foxriver_fic!

For Story Ideas, try:

Fic Challenges

Plot Bunnies (careful, they're persistent)

Pairing Prompts (prompts for every PB pairing)

One Hour Writing Exercises



Catch up on the Episodes with: Episode Shakedowns


Check out some interesting Meta:

Guest Editorials

Discussions

Critique



And last, but hardly least, Read Read Read READ!! the Great Fic inspired by the challenges and prompts!


PS: you can always use the tag feature to find more and there’s lots of links to other LJ coms in the sidebar!
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01 May 2008 @ 06:56 pm
Hello foxriver_fic members,

We mods no longer have the time to devote to this com that we’d like, so we’re shutting it down. (we can’t take the guilt any more :D )

We’d like to thank all of you wonderful Prison Break fans who gathered here and participated in discussions, reviews, challenges, and shared your talents and enthusiasm for Prison Break fan fic! You made this com a fun place and we are grateful.

In order to keep the awesome debates, editorials, challenge responses, and so forth accessible, I’m posting a round-up here at the front of the thread. But to avoid having the com become fodder for spam, I’m going to turn off the posting feature after a while.

So consider participating in our last discussion and Rec Yourself while you can!

And check out the Round Up Post - there’s a lot of great inspiration for fic in the plot bunny posts, challenges, and threads, and we still want *you* writing Prison Break Fanfic!

I’d also like to give a huge personal thank you to happywriter06 who has been here since the beginning, encouraging great fic and discussions and helping things run smoothly, not to mention picking up my considerable slack. Thank you so much!

Thank you everyone, for making this a great com to mod. Go forth, write and read PB fic, and take care,

Chanchito
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01 May 2008 @ 08:00 am
April Challenge Round-up: What if?


"What if Aldo had returned after Christina died, but he was only able to take Lincoln with him because he was older, and he left Michael to foster care alone..."

Not So Simple by cejuto


consider other what ifs
 
 

2008 Hiatus Challenge #3:  Do You Like Pina Coladas? Getting Caught in the Rain? 
 
What do I have to do?
 
Clichés, romantic or otherwise, make all of us cringe, but for this challenge, we want you to pick a cliché, any cliché, and make it work. Put a new spin on it, use it ironically, or just write it so well we're all too busy swooning to remember it was used in a dozen cheesy love ballads or on more than its share of Hallmark ads. As usual, we encourage any pairing, any genre. When you're ready to share your story, post it on your LJ (or wherever you post your work), then post a link back to it in this thread at

pbhiatus_fic. Please include the original cliché you are using in your author's note as well.

Have fun, and as always, post any questions in the original thread!

 

 
 
 
19 April 2008 @ 03:36 pm
Don’t be shy, step up and Rec Yourself.

Writers, what is the PB story you would offer to someone who could only read one of your Prison Break fanfics? Just one fic.

Comment with a link, but not just a link - you have to tell us why you think that one story best exemplifies you as an author.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be the story that the most people liked or that had the most hits or awards. It might be the story that you felt showed your progress, or demonstrated your abilities best in some way. Maybe it was a story few read, but which you thought had the best characterization of a certain PB character. It could be the story that pushed you outside of your box and let you grow. It could be a story that meant something to you personally or which let you make a connection with readers that other stories didn’t. Perhaps it was just the first fic you ever posted or wrote. Maybe it was a story you struggled with and you are more proud of for having met a challenge.

Whatever the reason, include your explanation.

This discussion is about what makes a writer feel like she has succeeded. How do we measure for ourselves when we’ve done something well? What are we trying to convey when we write and how do we know when we have achieved it?

Rec yourself and discuss!
 
 
 
12 April 2008 @ 09:35 pm
New at pbhiatus_fic:

2008 Hiatus Challenge #2: There's No Place Like Home 

What do I have to do?: Since all our PB characters are currently scattered to the winds, we'd like you to write a story depicting the theme of 'home'. This may include an actual homecoming, or simply a character's yearning for their interpretation of home.  Any genre, any character. Once you’re ready to share your story (short, long or in-between) with the world, post it on your LJ (or wherever you normally post your fic), then post a link here at the comm. As always, you’ll have two weeks for each challenge response, but if your dog eats your homework and you can’t make the deadline, don't worry. Let’s face it, a late story is better than no story.

Oh, and a quick public service announcement: In past challenges, there's been some confusion over the requirements an entered fic must meet. Basically, we're easy (oh, so, so many jokes at your disposal there). As long as your fic meets the theme of the challenge, is properly spell-checked and/or beta'ed, and has not been previously posted anywhere else (in keeping with the challenge aspect of our comm, we want them brand-spanking new), it's a go! Have fun, and if you have any other questions whatsoever, just post them here!
 
 
09 April 2008 @ 11:46 am

*please delete if not allowed*

The other day, our History of Literature lecturer began talking about fan fiction as though it was a new, fascinating phenomenon in literature; one that the class, as future librarians, should be aware of. At first he really cracked me up, because he was all over terms like "Mary Sue" and "slash" like it was secret code language, and he made examples of the Harry Potter and Jane Austen fandoms in particular.

But then I started thinking, Does he have a point? Does fan fiction have any literary value at all? I know many writers tend to do in-depth character studies and the like, a lot of which is very well written. Can we call ourselves authors? Is what we're doing a proper genre in literature or is it rubbish? I know I would never accept my own stuff as literature in the classic sense; perhaps not at all.

What do you all (writers and readers alike) think of this? Are we artists, authors, closet writers or what?

 
 
01 April 2008 @ 03:27 pm
So fool us into thinking what’s not canon is canon.

Recently, I’ve been given some lovely “what if” plot bunnies and it made me consider more. This challenge is to write a “what if” story where canon is canon except for the small twist of “what if.” Call it AU, AR, or what have you, it's all about "what if." The “what if” you consider may alter canon only a little, or it may make sweeping changes. It’s up to you what you do with your “what if.”

There are a few examples of “what ifs” to choose from behind the cut. Feel free to claim any. If you come up with more “what ifs” you can leave them in a comment for others to take. And if you can’t come up with an entire fic, feel free to just comment with some wild speculation!

Fool us into believing “what if...”Collapse )
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31 March 2008 @ 04:07 pm

The Moon Knows by etherealflaim (Lincoln/Michael AU Slash from foxriverinmate’s Twenty2)

 

Who Needs Principles by foxriverinmate (Michael/Alex Slash based on The Principles of Mr. Mahone series)

Focus by morphinelovexx (Mahone/Michael Slash from pamalax’s Mahone!kiss drabbles)

I’m Safe by happywriter06 (LJ Burrows Gen based on My Son is Safe by pamalax and His Son is Safe by etherealflaim)

 

All Grown Up by happywriter06 (Lincoln/Veronica Het based on Lincoln Burrows’ Guide to Anatomy by foxriverinmate)

Place Holder by domfangirl (Lincoln/Sara from the Freedom Universe by miss_vacant)


 
 
31 March 2008 @ 09:30 am
Hello everyone - we're back!

pbhiatus_fic is now officially reopened for business, and our first challenge is inspired by a line taken from the most recent interview with Matt Olmstead when talking about Season Four.

The line is below the cut for the especially spoilerphobicCollapse )

So.

2008 Hiatus Challenge #1: Flashforward Fever
What do I have to do?: Write a story about any character/s set click spoiler tag to readCollapse ). Once you’re ready to share your story (short, long or in-between) with the world, post it on your LJ (or wherever you normally post your fic), then post a link there in this thread. You’ll have two weeks for each challenge response. If you can’t make the deadline, please don’t stress. Let’s face it, a late story is better than no story.