Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Muses, Start Your Engines!

The Torn World Muse Fusion is now open over on torn_world.  You can read more about Torn World on the main site.  Today we are seeking prompts to inspire art, fiction, poetry -- whatever you would like to see.  Everyone is eligible to make prompts.  Please leave your prompts as comments to the Muse Fusion post.

I plan to write poetry; I'm open to the possibility of flash fiction if a prompt inspires me in that direction.  So far I own the characters Fala (Northern), Rai (Southern), and Alko (Southern) and I can write about others if I get permission.  Today is for brainstorming and creativity; materials will be reviewed for canon consideration, and possibly revised, after the Muse Fusion. 

I plan to make at least one piece visible to the public on the Torn World site.  The rest will be visible only to Torn World supporters unless they get sponsored.  You have THREE options for sponsoring my work and revealing it to the public:

1) If you are not a registered Torn World member, you can pay in cash via check or PayPal button.

2) If you are a registered Torn World member, you can give me Karma points.

3) If you are a Torn World supporter, you can give me Credits.

Since Torn World publications are open to crowdfunding at any time, they may continue to earn me money.  Therefore I'm setting my Muse Fusion prices somewhat lower than for my Poetry Fishbowl prices.  For poetry:
0-10 lines: $3 OR 3 Torn World Credits OR 10 Torn World Karma
11-25 lines: $6 OR 6 Torn World Credits OR 20 Torn World Karma
26-40 lines: $9 OR 9 Torn World Credits OR 30 Torn World Karma
41-60 lines: $12 OR 12 Torn World Credits OR 40 Torn World Karma
Poems over 60 lines, or with very intricate structure, fall into custom pricing. 
If I write any flash fiction, I'll figure out its pricing then.

EDIT 2/9/10: So far I have...
"The Brightest Star in the Sky" flash fiction 863 words, a Northern myth, $25 or 25 TW Credits
"Blink birds" Southern poem about wildlife, 10 lines, intended to be publicly visible
"Pickled" flash fiction 872 words, a Southern story about licenses, $10 or 10 TW Credits sponsored by ellenmillion
"The Cost of Tears" Southern poem about betrayal, 16 lines, $6 or 6 TW Credits or 20 TW Karma sponsored by tonithegreat
"Odds and Ends" flash fiction 870 words, Northern story about belonging, $10 or 10 TW Credits sponsored by tonithegreat

The story prices are different because I set the first one before I saw other people's prices. I was estimating $.03/word and they were mostly going for $.01/word, so I dropped down a bit for the later stories.
Tags: cyberfunded creativity, poetry, torn world
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