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01 September 2011 @ 12:15 pm
Frequently Asked Questions  
Frequently Asked Questions.


How do I sign up?

There will be a sign-up post open from the 22nd of October to the 30th November. Follow the instructions there, and leave your details, ie user name, how to contact you, idea of what sort of thing you’re going to write, as a comment to that post.

Can I co-write with somebody?

What can I write?
Anything in the classic Torchwood setting. So anything from pre-series (except if it’s pre-series as shown in S3 and S4), series one and two, the radio plays and books set in between S2 and S3, and anything that’s set post series 2 that doesn’t use S3 or S4 information.

What about crossovers or total AU?
These are both totally okay.

Does the story have to be a standalone or can it be a sequel?
It can be a sequel, provided it doesn’t require potential readers to have to go and find the original fic so they can understand it.

Can I use a story I’ve already written/started to write?
Provided they haven’t been posted anywhere that’s totally okay.

Can I write more than one fic?
If you think/know you’ve got time to write two big bang fics go for it 

When is the rough draft due and how do I send it?
The rough draft due date it 10th January, there will be a reminder post nearer the time which will include contact details so you can email the tw-classic-bb mod the rough draft.

How rough can the rough draft be?
It doesn’t need to be beta’d, but it does need to be a mostly complete story, as this is the copy the artist producing work for your story will see. As a guideline it really needs to be at least 75% complete as there’s only a month left before posting the finished work.

Does the finished story need to be beta’d?
Yes. You can use your usual beta, request one over at somewhere like the Torchwood Writers Union, or make a request at the beta post here at tw-classic-bb.

When is the posting date for my story?
Posting will occur between 14th and 28th February 2012. After the rough drafts have been submitted in the middle of January there will be a claiming post for a day to post.

I need to drop out, what do I do?
Just let the mod know at the screened comment drop out post, here.

I’m not going to be able to get my story finished on time, what should I do?
Let the mod know as soon as you can and we’ll try to work out what the best thing to do it. If it’s just that you need a few more days you can post on the extra posting day of 29th February.

Can I change my posting day?
Yes. Let the mod know and we’ll try to sort out an alternative.

How do I post my fic?
You can either post your story to your journal, website etc and link back to it from here. Or you can post your story directly to the comm.. If you are posting to your journal please make sure you don’t friend lock the story.

Can I cross post my story?
Yes, but only after its been posted to tw-classic-bb and the big bang has finished. So after 29th of February any where you want.


How do I sign up?
There will be a sign up post that will be open from 22nd October to 10th January. Leave contact details and information what sort of fics you’re willing to do art for, and you’ll be assigned a story once the rough drafts are received.

Do I need to read the rough draft?
Yes, as you are making art for that specific story.

What kind of art can I do?
Traditional art, digital art, photo manipulation, fan mixes and cover art all okay.

I can’t finish my art/I need to drop out, what should I do?
Let the tw-classic-bb mod know as soon as possible so they can sort out an alternative artist for the writer.

How do I post my art?
Either post it on your journal and link back to it from tw-classic-bb, or post it directly to the comm.. Please wait for the story you’ve made the art for to be posted before posting the art.

Can I cross post my art?
Yes, but only after its been posted to tw-classic-bb and the big bang has finished. So after 29th of February any where you want.

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Jillmeatball42 on December 4th, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
When will the beta post be going up? I know I'm probs early, but December's gonna be busy so I just want to plan ahead. No rush, though.
the_silver_sunthe_silver_sun on December 5th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
I'll try to get the post up tonight, otherwise it'll be tomorrow. It was supposed to have gone up when sign ups finished a couple of days ago, RL things along with LJ's recent outages have meant I'm running a few days behind.
Jillmeatball42 on January 16th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Me again. About cross-posting, does that mean I have to post it straight to the com, or can I post it on my journal and then link it here?
the_silver_sunthe_silver_sun on January 16th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
Either is okay. Most people tend to post to their own journal and link back there so any comments they get are on their own journal, it's also easier to organise the three/four/more posts that the story usually ends up in due to LJ's word limit per post.

Once the big bang is done you can post it out to any other comms/archives you like.
Jillmeatball42 on September 3rd, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
*kind of wishes someone else would ask a question so I don't seem like a complete idiot*

Um, is there a limit to how many mini-bangs you can sign up for? Because I've got like four... or five...
the_silver_sun: twcbb iconthe_silver_sun on September 3rd, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
There's not a limit on how many you can sign up for. It's down to how many you think you can get written between sign-ups, the rough drafts being due (so that the artists have something to work with) and beta'd by posting date(s).
Who?Muse: TW Ianto Profile Burgundy Shirttardisjournal on March 17th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I've got a question that's come up as I'm writing that I swear I saw discussed somewhere but now I can't find it. Perhaps it was another comm, or I dreamed it? Wouldn't be the first time. :-p

Anyway, my story is set post-season Two but includes flashbacks of Ianto's early childhood. My question is, is it OK to include his sister Rhiannon? Technically we don't learn about her until Season Three, so I can understand if I can't. But NOT mentioning her in these scenes of intense family drama, now that she's canon, seems weird. Things happen that directly affect the action in the present, and "where was the older sister while all this was going on" is a logical question for the reader to ask. I know *I* would be asking it. Some explanation seems called for.

A possible compromise is to mention an older sister and what she was doing without naming her as Rhiannon, making her an OC of sorts. Heck, I've already given Ianto a twin brother. I can make up a sister as well. But I wanted to run it by you first.

Thank you!
the_silver_sunthe_silver_sun on March 17th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
I think the discussion you mean was on the main tw_classic comm, here http://community.livejournal.com/tw_classic/1336.html

Basically it got decided that because Rhiannon was named in the Torchwood Archives book that came out before CoE it was okay. The main question was over what her surname would be the book gives it as Evans while CoE gives it as Davis.

So the name Rhiannon should be fine, but I'd stick to the Evans surname rather than the Davis one if possible.
Who?Muse: TW Ianto Profile Burgundy Shirttardisjournal on March 17th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
That's the one! Thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it for future reference.

That's perfect! Surname won't be an issue as she only appears as a kid. *Scurries back to writing*