Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
Antenna
antennapedia

  • Music:

Running a ficathon

So I think I'm going to run something like a ficathon, though maybe it's more like a challenge. And I'd love advice from those of you who've done it before and survived with sanity intact. Though possibly I can structure this for maximal fun and minimal stress, and reduce my role to something like a bookkeeper and cheerleader. I can do cheerleading.

I am thinking of doing something with one shared prompt for everybody, and a date after which I will start compiling a masterlist. Perhaps I would add optional challenges to the prompt, but the only real requirement is the single shared prompt. I don't think a deadline is useful; if somebody writes to the prompt a year after the date, I'll be happy.

What's the right way to promote without being spammy?
Where's the line between relaxed enough not to be stressful, and structured enough to be motivating?
Pointers to existing advice, helpful anecdotes, and primal screaming are all welcome.
Tags: ficathon
Subscribe

  • When you run out of clean clothes, it's time to head home

    As I lie on my upper bunk in my Yotel cabin at Heathrow, waiting for my morning flight home, I type into several files. One is the GX story I…

  • Send that honey-laden tea, would you?

    Bleah. Head cold. Bleah. Sore throat. Bleah. One more day, which we will spend in London, and I don't particularly want to spend it whimpering.…

  • In brief

    Avebury > Stonehenge in all ways. Though it is nice to have seen the site, the experience is very managed and packaged. At Avebury, you trod…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 10 comments

  • When you run out of clean clothes, it's time to head home

    As I lie on my upper bunk in my Yotel cabin at Heathrow, waiting for my morning flight home, I type into several files. One is the GX story I…

  • Send that honey-laden tea, would you?

    Bleah. Head cold. Bleah. Sore throat. Bleah. One more day, which we will spend in London, and I don't particularly want to spend it whimpering.…

  • In brief

    Avebury > Stonehenge in all ways. Though it is nice to have seen the site, the experience is very managed and packaged. At Avebury, you trod…