Welcome to marimite100, the Livejournal community for weekly drabble challenges to be posted, and then hopefully for the drabbles themselves to follow.
What is a drabble? A short piece of writing. In this context, 100 words of writing. Thus the name of the community.
What is Marimite? Marimite is Maria-sama Ga Miteru aka 'The Virgin Mary is Watching', a Japanese animation (anime)/manga (comics)/novel series based around the lifestyles and interactions of the students attending a prestigious Catholic all-girls school.
New drabble challenges will be posted on a Monday. You will have a week to post drabbles for the current challenge, though you may also post drabbles for previous challenges if you so wish.
You can find the previous drabble challenges here.
When posting drabbles, please follow this format:
Subject line: (challenge word) (drabble title/s)
ie, "Challenge 42: Raindrop - Yumi's Request"
Name: (name of drabble, if any. If untitled, just put untitled #1 or untitled #17 or however many you have) Challenge: (the current challenge word) Word Count: (how long the drabble is) Characters: (who is in the drabble) Warnings: (is it a bit sexy? Is it a lot sexy? Does somebody die? Are there spoilers?) Summary/Author's Notes: (optional. give us a brief idea of what the drabble is about, if you like. Or tell us how interesting/difficult/fun it was to write, again, if you like)
You can post the drabble as-is to the community, but if you have more than one in a post you might want to LJ-cut them. It's alright if a drabble goes over 100 words, we won't kill you if it's under or over, but try to keep to 100~. It's a challenge ^~. It'd perhaps be polite to cut if you have any major spoilers in your drabble, too.
Drabbles will be sorted into LJ memories afterward.
~How To Write Drabbles~
Well, this is just my method, but I see a lot of people whine about how drabbles are so haaaard to write... here's my easy-to-follow method for producing drabbles <3 just as a bit of advice, in any case.
1: Get some lined writing paper 2: Mark out ten lines on said piece of paper 3: As you're writing the drabble, count ten words to a line
Voila! Did it help?~
Getting inspiration is a harder problem to nail. Try listening to music, always works for me.
I'm also co-mod at sh100, the Sorcerer Hunters drabble community. Not that that has anything to do with Marimite, but I'm the mod of both, both are drabble communities... well, check it out if you'd like.