- All stories must feature Data and Geordi in some way. Gen fic, or fic without a romance, are okay. Just be aware that your audience came here for romance/shippiness.
- Please don't edit or delete your prompt. You never know who's working on it. Art takes time, so be patient. (Meanwhile, post more prompts!)
- It's easier on the creators if you post one prompt per reply
- Yes, you can prompt for porn, kink, and whatever your filthy mind comes up with, you reprobate. Please warn for triggers (abuse, torture, child abuse, gore, edge-play, etc).
- Most importantly: A prompt is a challenge, not a request. Please feel free to be as creative and brave as you like with your prompt!
- Creators, feel free to reply to prompters if you have questions/comments before you start working.
- Post your fic wherever you like, including this post, but please post a link in the Filled Prompts Post. This helps readers find the finished fic.
- Optionally, you can post a work in progress in the WIPS post
- PUT [FILL] IN YOUR REPLY SUBJECT HEADER OR NO ONE WILL FIND IT OR READ IT.
No bashing people or prompts. If you don't like a thing, just scroll on by. It's ok to disagree with someone, but disagree with respect. Craig Ferguson said: "Does this need to be said? Does this need to be said now? Does this need to be said by me now?" If the answer is no, then keep scrolling.
What makes a good prompt?
The point of a writing/art prompt is to challenge the creator to try something new, and to stimulate creativity. As a prompter, you can help by not making your prompt too specific OR too vague.
A happy medium is when you describe a situation, or a problem, but leave out enough details for the writer to fill in. Try not to specify HOW the problem is solved, or HOW the story specifically begins or ends.
Another prompting trick is to just suggest a few story elements, like: a card game, a broken shuttle craft, and a box of red skittles. An artist then has to string those elements together to make a story.
A rule of thumb is: if you find yourself writing paragraphs to describe your prompt, you're probably writing a story outline, not a story suggestion. You've made that story your own, and you're the best person to write it. Give it a try! Writers become writers by writing. :)