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Muse Fusion for July!

Comment here with prompts for our Torn World writing, arting, and creating team!

We're standing by to write and draw furiously to prompts, starting today (now!), running through the weekend and closing on Monday at noon (Alaska time). As a prompter or a creator, you may hop in for a few moments in this window of time, or throw yourself all-out at the Fusion for the full time!
Thanks for joining! Closed now!

Prompts: Let us know what you want to see! Do you want to know what a character's opinion on a subject is? Want to see a particular plant or animal in action? Maybe you'd like to hear a dialogue between two characters on a particular topic! A prompt can be specific, or general. One-word prompts are welcome, as are picture prompts, or links. Cross-over fanfiction can be requested, though not all participants may be interested in creating it. The only major restriction for prompts is that they should be appropriate to Torn World. You may treat it like a Q&A session - where you get your answers in fiction, artwork and poetry instead of just a boring answer. (Though you may get a straight answer, also, and you may also get links to stories or articles that already address your question.) You do not need to be a member of, or familiar with, Torn World to leave a generic prompt. Something like 'a spring day' or 'something green' is plenty specific, or you can make a general theme request like 'a body-positive story' or 'a story about lost children.' You can also ask a specific question, like 'how the heck do you groom a giant furry unicorn?'

Feel free to leave more than one prompt; we try to ensure that everyone gets one prompt answered, and that's easier if you leave us some choices.

Creators: Use the prompts as a jumping-off point for art, poetry, stories, vignettes, meta-fiction articles... or even just sit and brainstorm answers! There is no time limit for each piece you work on, it doesn't have to be canon, and you don't have to finish within the window of the Muse Fusion (though it does keep some of the energy of the event up if you reply to the prompt and let us know what you've started!). You are invited to use crowdfunding or ask for sponsorship of your work. Anyone may participate in Muse Fusions, but if you use Torn World base material, you are bound by our contributor guidelines.

Drafts: Please keep in mind that rough drafts created from our Muse Fusion will be going through a review process to maintain overall world continuity - any drafts shared with you during the Muse Fusion may be changed before being posted as canon contributions. Writers are encouraged to share drafts with prompters, and post public excerpts to give a taste of what they're working on. Additionally, registered readers who give prompts that result in finished work will be listed as 'inspiration' at our site and have access to those supporters-only pieces that they've spawned!

Chat: You are welcome to join us in chat while we create, in this chat room, here. This is an Ellen Million Graphics chatroom, and you will need an EMG login (Sketch Fest/lilypad/Portrait adoption) I will drop in if I can!

Ready? Set? Go!


Writing and Artwork Spotlight

Writing Spotlight

The Making of a Scientist 1: Safety Lecture by Deirdre M Murphy

Oranaan is surprised at how he handles himself when confronted with lecturing a group of students. Maybe some of them will follow in his footsteps--though let's hope they don't go so far as to blow up their labs like he did.

Artwork Spotlight

The Coast Near Itakith

A lovely coastline landscape. I want to go on vacation there!

Writing and Artwork Spotlight

Writing Spotlight

Reaching for the Moons by Elizabeth Barrette

Anyone going on a family vacation this summer? Here's a family in Torn World off on a vacation--Jerumal, Denel, and their boys are visiting the Pearly Towers!

Artwork Spotlight

Moon Mother Shaman by Peggy B

While they're visiting, they might buy a postcard like this. Blech, I don't know if I could stand having slugs on me even if it did result in lovely jewelry.