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01 March 2006 @ 02:16 am
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25 February 2006 @ 11:11 am
Hello everyone!

I just thought I'd offer up a quick update to let you know how things are going with the sugarandginger project. The fiction is all in as well as some incredibly beautiful, moving pieces of art. More art is on the way whilst we continue to get the site up.

The site will go live on Wednesday March 1, so please look to this community for an official announcement and buttons and such!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them here and I'll address them as best as I can.
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Everyone Chooses Sides - The Wrens
 
 
25 February 2006 @ 07:09 am
There is a locked post for you all HERE.

Thank you! :D
 
 
10 February 2006 @ 08:24 pm
If anyone has a fic they're planning on submitting, the deadline is February 12, Sunday evening. Please email work to sugarandginger AT gmail DOT com. Writers, if you started writing for the challenge but didn't quite make it, please feel free to email me. I've some questions I'd like to ask you.

ARTISTS, please look at the entries on THIS DATE and start claiming away! I will be needing your art no later than Sunday February 26.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask here!
 
 
09 February 2006 @ 05:08 pm
More official post coming this weekend on due dates and stuff.

I realise that some people started to write for the challenge and had to give up due to time constraints. HOWEVER, I am thinking of accepting any completed scenes or chapters you might have gotten finished and give them to the artists to illustrate as 'Missing Moments' or something. (Missing Moment submission would get no more than two illustrations.)

What do you think of that?

Take this poll plz.

Did you or are you planning on submitting a fic for this challenge?

Yes! I submitted mine already.
1(16.7%)
Yes, I'm finishing it up and it'll hit your inbox soon!
0(0.0%)
No, I ran out of time and abandoned what I had started.
0(0.0%)
No, I never wrote for this challenge.
5(83.3%)

I started writing for the challenge but had to abandon it. HOWEVER, I'd really love to email you what I have for Missing Moments, which would be illustrated.

Hell yes! *emails*
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure. I might need some convincing.
0(0.0%)
No, I'm really unhappy with what I have.
0(0.0%)
 
 
 
21 December 2005 @ 01:05 pm
There will be a few locked posts for you on the community in a moment.
 
 
17 December 2005 @ 08:53 am

Are you currently writing for this challenge?

Yes
1(33.3%)
No
2(66.7%)

If you are not currently writing for this challenge, do you plan on doing so?

Yes
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure yet.
1(50.0%)
No
1(50.0%)

I'm writing and here's my current word count:

I'm writing and here's what chapter I'm on:



Those of you who are writing, if you'd like to share a small snippet with us in the comments so we can get a taste of what is to come, that would be great! Be sure to comment anonymously! :D
 
 
05 December 2005 @ 07:32 pm
Hello All!

As stated in the challenge rules, the due date for rough drafts is looming. Rough drafts are due by 16 January and completed, finalised drafts are due by 12 February.

All drafts must be emailed to sugarandginger AT gmail DOT com. All fics must be submitted as Word documents. If your fic has formatting (bold, italics, etc), please include the HTML tags in your file. Also, be sure to turn off Smart Quotes. How do you do that? Go to Tools Menu -> Auto Correct -> click on 'Auto Format as You Type' tab -> Find the section that reads 'replace as you type' and remove the check/X in the 'straight quotes with smart quotes' box.

If you think you may be a bit late with your daft, let me know and when I can expect it.

When you send in your daft, please clarify via the body of your email which chapters (no more than 6) that you would like to see illustrated, if possible.

If there are any questions or concerns from anyone involved in the challenge in any capacity, please don't hesitate to ask me here!
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26 November 2005 @ 08:39 am

Are you currently writing for this challenge?

Yes
1(14.3%)
No
6(85.7%)

If you are not currently writing for this challenge, do you plan on doing so?

Yes
1(16.7%)
I'm not sure yet.
3(50.0%)
No
2(33.3%)

I'm writing and here's my current word count:

I'm writing and I'm currently on chapter number:



Those of you who are currently writing or working on your outline, if you have anything to share with us (accomplishments, goals met, or anything at all you'd like to tell us about, comment below and we'll share in your excitement or address your concerns!

Don't forget, you can always go back to our discussions and add your two knuts!

Discussions: Ron * Hermione *Horcruxes * Harry * the Ron/Hermione relationship

If you'd like to include a word meter on your lj userinfo or somewhere in your LJ, you can nab a wordmeter HERE.

Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
26 November 2005 @ 08:33 am
Every week I'll be making a post for discussion to help the writers and artists out along the way. If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment here.

This week's discussion will focus on the Ron/Hermione relationship. Anyone - writer, artist, watcher, someone just passing through - may contribute to the discussion!

Some guiding questions:

How do you think Ron and Hermione will behave considering their closeness at Dumbledore's funeral? How will a summer at the Dursleys and attending Bill and Fleur's wedding, among other things, help or hinder their impending relationship? What do you think will be their biggest obstacles?

Again, these are just some guiding questions. Please feel free to discuss anything about Harry with one another in the comments.

Artists, feel free to link to sketches of Hermione and/or Ron that pertain to him in HBP and post-HBP that you've produced after thinking about these guiding questions.

Don't forget to visit previous discussions and add your two Knuts there yet!

Previous discussions: Hermione | Ron | Horcruxes | Harry


Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
 
08 November 2005 @ 05:43 pm
Artists, I'm in need of some of you to consider signing up for the Illustrated Ficcish Wish Fulfillment Swap!

You sign up linking two pieces of art you'd love to have ficced, and you will be assigned a writer for whom you will draw art for one of the two fic links to their work that they've provided! Work will be due by 1 January! Click link for more info and to sign up!
 
 
14 October 2005 @ 10:42 am

Are you currently writing for this challenge?

Yes
2(22.2%)
No
7(77.8%)

If you are not currently writing for this challenge, do you plan on doing so?

Yes
2(28.6%)
I'm not sure yet
4(57.1%)
No
1(14.3%)

I'm writing and here's my current word count:

I'm writing and I'm currently on chapter:



Those of you who are currently writing or working on your outline, if you have anything to share with us (accomplishments, goals met, or anything at all you'd like to tell us about, comment below and we'll share in your excitement or address your concerns!



Don't forget, you can always go back to our discussions and add your two knuts!

Discussions: Ron * Hermione *Horcruxes * Harry

If you'd like to include a word meter on your lj userinfo or somewhere in your LJ, you can nab a wordmeter HERE.

Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
14 October 2005 @ 10:34 am
Every week I'll be making a post for discussion to help the writers and artists out along the way. If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment here.

This week's discussion will focus on Harry. Anyone - writer, artist, watcher, someone just passing through - may contribute to the discussion!

Some guiding questions:

How do you think Harry will emotionally and mentally handle the quest for the Horcruxes? How will having Ron and Hermione along on the hunt effect his decision making? In HBP, he noticed several times interactions between Ron and Hermione that seemed more-than-friendly. Will he do anything to nudge his friends along in the right direction?

Again, these are just some guiding questions. Please feel free to discuss anything about Harry with one another in the comments.

Artists, feel free to link to sketches of Hermione and/or Ron that pertain to him in HBP and post-HBP that you've produced after thinking about these guiding questions.

Don't forget to visit previous discussions and add your two Knuts there yet!

Previous discussions: Hermione | Ron | Horcruxes


Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
04 October 2005 @ 07:02 am
sugarandginger is an information source community for artists and writers who will participate in this challenge. While anyone is welcome to friend the community, membership will be limited to challenge moderators and artists invited to illustrate the works. The results of the challenge will be posted on a web site (location TBA) on March 1, 2006. No art or fic will be posted to this community. However, at various times announcements and polls will be made.

In other news, the next discussion will be posted tomorrow. Life is crazy at the moment. My apologies.
 
 
25 September 2005 @ 07:42 pm
Every week I'll be making a post for discussion to help the writers and artists out along the way. If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment here.

This week's discussion will focus on the Horcruxes. Anyone - writer, artist, watcher, someone just passing through - may contribute to the discussion!

Some guiding questions:

What do you think the Horcruxes that haven't been identified are? Where do you think some of the Horcruxes might be located? What tasks will the Trio have to endure to find them? How will this quest for the horcruxes effect Ron and Hermione's relationship with one another? With Harry?

Again, these are just some guiding questions. Please feel free to discuss anything about the Horcruxes with one another in the comments.

Artists, feel free to link to sketches of Hermione and/or Ron that pertain to him in HBP and post-HBP that you've produced after thinking about these guiding questions.

Don't forget to visit previous discussions and add your two Knuts there yet!

Previous discussions: Hermione | Ron


Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
 
15 September 2005 @ 08:10 pm

Are you currently writing for this challenge?

Yes
3(14.3%)
No
18(85.7%)

If you are not currently writing for this challenge, do you plan on doing so?

Yes
5(25.0%)
I'm not sure yet.
10(50.0%)
No
5(25.0%)

I'm writing and here's my current word count:

I'm writing and I'm currently on chapter number:



Those of you who are currently writing or working on your outline, if you have anything to share with us (accomplishments, goals met, or anything at all you'd like to tell us about, comment below and we'll share in your excitement or address your concerns!



Don't forget, you can always go back to our discussions and add your two knuts!

Discussions: Ron * Hermione

If you'd like to include a word meter on your lj userinfo or somewhere in your LJ, you can nab a wordmeter HERE.

Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
09 September 2005 @ 07:57 pm
Every week I'll be making a post for discussion to help the writers and artists out along the way. If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment here.

This week's discussion will focus on Ron. Anyone - writer, artist, watcher, someone just passing through - may contribute to the discussion!

Some guiding questions:

How did his characterisation evolve in HBP? What moments involving him particularly stood out to you and why? How do you think the hunt for the horcruxes will effect him?

Again, these are just some guiding questions. Please feel free to discuss anything about Ron's characterisation with one another in the comments.

Artists, feel free to link to sketches of Ron/including Ron that pertain to him in HBP and post-HBP that you've produced after thinking about these guiding questions.

Don't forget to visit previous discussions and add your two Knuts there yet!

Previous discussions: Hermione


Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
03 September 2005 @ 07:06 pm
Every week I'll be making a post for discussion to help the writers and artists out along the way. If you have any suggestions for discussion topics, leave a comment here.

This week's discussion will focus on Hermione. Anyone - writer, artist, watcher, someone just passing through - may contribute to the discussion!

Some guiding questions:

How did her characterisation evolve in HBP? What moments involving her particularly stood out to you and why? How do you think the hunt for the horcruxes will effect her?

Again, these are just some guiding questions. Please feel free to discuss anything about Hermione's characterisation with one another in the comments.

Artists, feel free to link to sketches of Hermione/including Hermione that pertain to her in HBP and post-HBP that you've produced after thinking about these guiding questions.

Lastly:

*If you are willing to be a writing or art beta, leave a comment here.
*Have a writing or art resource site to link us to? Comment with your link and name of the site here!
 
 
01 September 2005 @ 04:32 pm
Hello everyone!

I thought that perhaps it would be in our best interest if we were to share links that writers or artists might find useful as a resource. Your links can be to pages that are very specific or as broad as you like.

Feel free to reply below with your links and let us know who will benefit from the it (writers, artists, or both). Be sure to tell us a bit about the website!
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31 August 2005 @ 10:27 am
Thank you to hlclark for this great suggestion!

If anyone is willing to be either a writing or art beta, please reply below with the following information:

*Which type of beta you are willing to be.
*What you feel your strengths are as either a writing or art beta.
*A way in which people can contact you.
*Your availability, as far as you know, in January and February.
*Optional: Links to a few pieces of art or writing you have produced yourself or beta'd.

Please pimp this post so that our artists and writers can network with betas!
 
 
 
31 August 2005 @ 08:54 am
Thank you all SO much for your interest in sugarandginger! Please continue to nab banners and/or icons and put them in your LJ and/or on your userinfo and tell your friends about us!

I hope that this community can be a touchstone for everyone involved in the project, whether you are one of our lovely artists, writers, or watchers. In order for the community to be able to do that, it would be helpful if you could take a moment to fill out this poll. If there is anything else on your mind, please leave a comment. Discussion in the comments is encourage!

Poll #562261 Sugar Quills and Ginger Spice

Are you planning on writing for this challenge?

Yes, definitely!
2(6.2%)
Yes, I *think* I'll be able to manage it. *pre-emptive wibbles*
6(18.8%)
I'm not sure, but I'm considering it.
9(28.1%)
No, but I'll be anxiously awaiting the finished novellas and art!
12(37.5%)
No, but it's *very* possible that I will change my mind in the near future and get down to writing!
3(9.4%)

Writers, artists, and supporters: Would discussion on this community regarding Ron, Hermione, HBP and the 'current' state of the wizarding world post-HBP be helpful to you during the process of working on this challenge?

Yes.
16(57.1%)
I don't have an opinion.
12(42.9%)
No.
0(0.0%)

If this community were to host discussions every so often, what things would you like to see discussed?

In what other ways could this community support and encourage those working on the challenge?

Any suggestions or comments?

 
 
30 August 2005 @ 04:32 pm
As stated in the rules and information post and userinfo page, membership to the sugarandginger community is limited to the moderators and artists who were invited to illustrate this project.

Writers and anyone interested in following the progress of the challenge are welcome to friend the community.

Thank you!

Tarie
 
 
The Challenge: To write the ultimate 7th year Ron/Hermione fic. Harry's quest is nearing an end, but along the way his best friends discover a new beginning with one another. Over the past six years we have seen them bicker and balk, but they have been unable to deny their growing attraction to one another. Before Harry completes the prophecy and the story ends, Ron and Hermione must truly confront their feelings and decide whether it is better to play it safe and remain friends or risk everything for a more intimate relationship.

Half-Blood Prince finally confirmed once and for all that our ship is very sea-worthy, and we feel that now is the most opportune time to direct some wind into those sails and get the Good Ship sailing - finally. Book six provided us with enough to whet our appetite and now it's up to fandom's authors to explore myriad different possibilities for getting Ron and Hermione to truly connect and move forward together.

Year Seven will see the two supporting Harry on his quest for the remaining Horcruxes, and Ron and Hermione will surely have a journey of sorts themselves along the way.

Gone is the safety of Hogwarts. A war is raging, people are dying, many are missing, and not everyone is as they seem. Which will prove more trustworthy? The heart or the mind? There is no more child's play. The state of the wizarding world is precarious and real.

Ron and Hermione must overcome a great many obstacles and learn to work together. Harry is depending on them.

Rules:
*Fics must follow Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Your story does not need to encompass the entire year, or even touch on every issue raised left unresolved in HBP. However, all fics do need to have the same starting point, the one JKR presented at the conclusion of HBP. As JKR left off in HBP, Harry, Ron, and Hermione plan to set out after the remaining Horcruxes. You should start from there, and may go anywhere from that point as you like.

*All fics must be a minimum of 40,000 words. There is no maximum word count.

*Please maintain the characterisations that JKR has set up for Ron and Hermione over the course of the past six books. If there are radical shifts in characterization, they need to be extremely well-supported and plausible.

*Fics should be rated PG-13 or higher. Those who are not of legal age in their country of residence should write fic with a rating appropriate of their age.

*Rough drafts are due by January 16, 2006. Final beta'd versions must be turned in by February 12, 2006. Send drafts to sugarandginger [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

*All entries that meet qualifications will be illustrated by excellent and talented fandom artists. Fic and art will be archived on March 1, 2006 [Ron's birthday!], on a site that will be designed specifically for this challenge.

*Please do not post or archive your work anywhere else prior to March 1, 2006.

*All those interested in writing for the challenge should friend the community to keep up-to-date with information regarding the challenge.

*Please feel free to post one of the banners in your LiveJournal and snag an icon!

*If there are any questions or concerns, ask them here!

*If you think you may write for the challenge, drop a comment so we can get a rough idea of number of participants.
 
 
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