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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Wed, Oct. 6th, 2010 08:54 pm
More of a Moderate Sneeze, really.

apocabigbang: "The challenge is for writers to create a 10 000 word (or longer) novella for het, gen, or slash in whatever fandom or crossover they so desire." [Emphasis mine.]

I... don't even know what to say to that, really. I thought it was bad when I saw one at 12K, but now I'm pretty sure that in my lifetime I will see a drabble Big Bang done completely without irony.

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poisonivory
poisonivory
Trixie Firecracker
Thu, Oct. 7th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)

Isn't that the standard for big bangs? I mean, I was gonna set comicsbigbang at 20K until advised to go lower. (And I wrote 47K, so clearly that meant nothing to me. And that was the short version.)


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milkshake_b
milkshake_b
Milkshake Butterfly
Thu, Oct. 7th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)

Big Bangs started at 40K. It got lowered commonly to 20K pretty quickly, or occasionally 25K; I've seen a few in the 15K range. But 10K isn't even technically a novella: it's still in short story range, and I really have no idea where the idea that it was a good Big Bang length came from--I mean, the entire concept behind the Big Bang series was to promote truly epic-length stories when length was starting to drop off again.


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angstbunny
angstbunny
Twig
Thu, Oct. 7th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)

Probably 'cause too many people are missing deadlines or dropping out, or not signing up at all, hence the runners of BBs keep dropping the required word count. But I agree. Once you start dropping the word count that low, you should not be calling yourself a Big Bang.


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