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Summary:

I challenge writers still interested in this fandom to write an enjoyable, believable, and readable story. I don't care what it's about - romance, action, adventure, comedy, angst, general...whatever, I want to read it. I don't care who it involves - canon characters, fan-characters, reader-insert, whatever, I want to read it.

You have to keep the story within three major things: Enjoyable - Readable - and Believable. I don't want to read a fan fiction where Hiei proposes to an American girl and has >9000 spelling and grammar errors - I won't enjoy it, I won't believe it, and I won't even be able to read it.

So here are the rules you must follow/along with some taboos that are forbidden from your story:
1) You must have it beta'd or proofread several times to ensure the quality of your spelling, word choice, and sentence structure. Not only with this be a plus to all your readers but it will save the mods a lot of time and give you a good impression.

2) If you choose to write a romance, whether it's with canon characters, OCs, or a reader-insert, just make sure it's believable and that it makes sense. Don't pair a character with Yomi just because you can - make sure there's a reason for the pairing.

3) Don't butcher the characters in an attempt to make them fit your story/ideals. Keep them as they are meant to be - as Yoshihiro Togashi wrote those characters - they are HIS, after all. For example, don't turn Keiko into an insanely jealous, conniving, vindictive woman for the sake of drama/sympathy for another character. In other words, don't make characters OOC.

4) FOLLOW CANON - I cannot stress this enough. The main characters shouldn't have any surprise siblings/ a new character shouldn't be a Spirit Detective / and limits should be kept within the YYH universe's rules.

List of Taboos:
+ No Western/Non Japanese names - YYH takes place in Japan...stick to Japanese names. Also, research your Japanese names - don't give a character two first names just because it sounds good. There are plenty of name resources available to you via world wide web.

+ Nothing relating to the 2000 era. YYH takes place in the late 80's, early/mid 90's. If your story does take place in the future, remember that the characters will be older as well, unless it's an AU fic.

+ No random insertions of Japanese/Anime specific tropes. Such as sweat drops - frustration marks - huge, biologically impossible blushes - get rid of them. Forever.

+ NO RANDOM JAPANESE ADDED INTO YOUR STORY. You're writing this story in English. Do not add Japanese to an English story unless you are actually going to write in Japanese and provide a reason for it and a translation if it's important. So no 'baka' - no 'chan' - no 'sama' - no 'ningen' - no 'youkai' - no 'onna' - no 'urasai' - JUST. WRITE. IN. ENGLISH.

+ No Kuwabara bashing - I can't believe I have to make this a taboo as it should be general knowledge BUT DON'T BASH KUWABARA. He's not an idiot. He's not purely comedic relief. He's not an insensitive pervert. You don't have to like him or even have him as a part of YOUR fanfiction...but don't act like he's not an important character and a dear friend to others.

+ No Mary-Sues/Gary-Stus. Please. Develop an interesting character with flaws, believable/relate-able goals and mindsets, and all that jazz. No beautiful, flawless appearances, no super powers that make him/her more powerful than all the characters in the story, no sob-story pasts that try and make you sympathize with the character, no giving them disabilities that don't actually prevent them from doing something...no crap characters allowed. This goes for villains, too.

+ Be UNIQUE/CREATIVE. Don't rewrite the YYH story with your character added in there - don't do the Makai/Dark Tournament all over again - think of things no one else has done before - or if they have, give credit for the idea and try to think of your own spin on that idea.

+ Lemons - I...couldn't care less if a story has an NC-17 scene...but if you do add one...for the love of all that's holy...please only write if you have experience writing adult material. Please be anatomically correct. Don't write a bad smut fic. The penis does NOT go into the clitoris. IT GOES INTO THE VAGINA. A man experiences a refractory period after climax - it's impossible for someone to go on for 'hours' or 'all night'. Period.


Deadline: None
Length: Whatever you want - it can be a one shot, drabble, or multi-chapter story...just make sure you can develop your character enough in whatever length you decide to make your writing enjoyable.
Pairings: None required
Rating: Whatever you'd like - no mindless smut, please.

I doubt anyone will respond or is even able to...but if you can...please.


Categories: Yu Yu Hakusho Characters: Other, Various
Summary: Hello, denizens of the gotvg challenge forum! Are you tired of challenges that require drabbles and/or collections of some kind? Do you want to write an actual story from beginning to end, with chapters and everything? Then I have a challenge for you!

So what do you do?

1. Pick a bookóany book.

2. Open your book up to the table of contents.

3. Use the chapter titles as chapter titles for your own fan fiction.

The Catches?

1. Make sure your fan fiction fandom and the book are dissimilar enough to make things interesting.

For example:

Good: An Avengers fan fiction using the chapter titles from The Golden Compass.

Bad: A House of Night fan fiction using the chapter titles from Twilight.

Now obviously, I canít stop you from doing this, but I think in the latter case it would be tempting to just write Twilight with House of Night characters.

2. No crossovers.

Donít write a Katekyo Hitman Reborn! fan fiction using Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire chapters while using both fandoms and/or settings. The point is to write something of your own while using these chapter titles as inspiration not basis for a story.

3. No AUs.

This is fairly similar to Catch #2, but it still needs to be said. Your story must be set in the fandom of the story you are writingís world, not the story of the book. For example, if you chose to write an Avengers fan fiction based on chapter titles from The Golden Compass, nobody should have daemons.

Any Other Rules?

1. Make sure not to copy the plot of novel you are working with, or what happens in a given chapter. Give things your own spin.

2. Still, make sure the chapter titles actually make sense with what happens in the chapter. It doesnít have to fit perfectly, but it should make sense if the reader gives it some thought.

3. No skipping chapter titles. You must use every single one in your selected book.

4. No adding chapters. If you want a longer fan fiction, pick a longer book.

5. HOWEVER, this does not apply to prologues or epilogues. You may add these where there are none, or ignore them in books that have them.

6. You may use a manga for the chapter titles source, but only if the manga is completely finished. This is because you need to use every chapter.

7. You donít have to give your fan fiction the same title as the book you are using as a chapter title source.

8. Make sure to give credit to your selected book in the authorís note of your first chapter.

9. Any sort of pairing goes. By that, I mean you can do heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, or any other type sexuality you wish.

10. You may use canon characters, reader characters, OCs, or any combination that you like.

11. You may use any point of view you prefer.

12. You may use any fandom you wantómovies, anime, television, books, whatever you want!

13. You work has to be a story. No collections.

I think thatís it. If I havenít been very clear, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have! My e-mail can be found on my profile.

Thereís no deadlineóand do try to have fun!
Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, Movies, Musicals, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio Characters: Various
Summary: So, my friend told me about a type of story they wanted me to write, but since I have no idea how to, I'll leave it to you, wonderful writers. Your objective is this: Write a story (can be as long or as short as you like - just over 100 words) about "hard work that gets someone reaching their goal" (to quote my friend). I guess you can call it a motivation boost? Also, please leave it somewhere that you're writing for this prompt because I'd love to read your stories. Thanks, and good luck. ^-^
Categories: TV-Shows/Radio, Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Musicals, Mythology, Originals, Poetry, RPFs Characters: Other, Various
Summary: No, shhh. I know. I just wanted to make my own a It's pretty straightforward, but here are the rules:

1. Must be reader-insert
2. You can write for whatever series of anything you like
3. You do not have to go in the same order as the prompts
4. You may write for however many or however few of the characters in your category/ies you like
5. Your characters may be of whatever sexuality you choose
6. You may make your response any rating
7. You may write whatever length story you wish for these-- drabbles, ficlets, one shots, whatever your heart desires


So...there you go. And without further ado, here are your prompts:

1. Coming Around
2. Now that I'm With You
3. Glowsticks
4. True Democracy
5. No Means No
6. Veterinarian
7. Free Fall
8. Bachelor of Arts
9. California
10. (S)he Loves Me Not
11. Who, Me?
12. Drip, Drip, Drop
13. So Far From So Close
14. I am Iron Man*
15. Diagram
16. Sweet Tooth
17. Just a Kid
18. Fire Alarm
19. Too Much of a Good Thing
20. Stand in the Rain
21. Apple
22. Zero
23. Snow
24. I Won't Say I'm in Love
25. Not So Super
26. Marshmallows
27. No More
28. Fine-Ass
29. Fandom
30. Hoop Earrings
31. Separate but Unequal
32. Premature Balding
33. Heartbeat
34. Go Sports!
35. I could be Happy
36. Big Screen
37. I Don't Drink
38. Over Over There
39. Winners Don't do Drugs
40. Formal Wear
41. Flicker
42. Blue Skies
43. Martyr
44. Sigh
45. Shine
46. Some Girls
47. Everything I See
48. Pet Store
49. Grass-Stained Blue Jeans
50. Vanilla
51. Bad Girl
52. Run Devil
53. Just a Dream
54. Brighter Days
55. All I Ever Wanted
56. Realization
57. Confident
58. I Still Miss You
59. Purple
60. Smile, Please
61. Motorbike
62. Don't Say You Love Me
63. Radio for Help
64. You've Got the Mood Prepared
65. Stronger
66. Artistry
67. Beginning
68. Let Your Heart Decide
69. Sunset
70. Contract
71. Never Going Back
72. Computer Virus
73. Echo
74. Amnesia
75. I Need You More
76. Empty My Hands
77. Not the Same
78. One Dozen Roses
79. Graveyard
80. Don't Forget
81. I've Got a Ticket
82. Shattered
83. Underground
84. Phone Alarm
85. Healing
86. Burnt Up
87. All The Pretty Things
88. Can't Stop
89. Waiting on the Postman
90. Holding out for a Hero
91. Change the World
92. Definitely Maybe
93. When Somebody Loved Me
94. Cooties
95. Long Ago
96. Sometimes it's Embarrassing
97. Smoke-stained Fingers
98. Facial Hair
99. Proof
100. Tale as Old as Time

*Note: If you really don't want to do "I am Iron Man," please feel free to replace that prompt with whatever you like.
Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, Movies, Musicals, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio Characters: Various
Summary: It has to be a Kaname x reader love story, where the reader is a Pureblood. The rest of the story is up to you to decided,just has to have the reader be a Pure Blood
Categories: Vampire Knight, Anime/Manga Characters: None