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Ok, so after a month, I’m the only one that’s posting and I must either concede defeat for this community or do something completely different.

After conferring with the other half of my fic brain (the ever-wonderful brighteyed_jill), I've decided to do something completely different.

Saying, "Write anything you want!" sometimes makes the brain stall. I like a little structure to get me going. Sometimes I work better within restrictions, because it gives me a jumping-off point to start from. Hence why I write fanfiction. I'm guessing you fine people feel much the same. So, to make things more structured, and to give people a goal to work towards, I present... A Table! To take advantage of the upcoming Halloween, let us make this table a Spooky one.

Halloween Inspiration Table
One of the Seven Major Chakras A tiny ghost A song A quote
A weapon A location A color A tiny ghost




When you're cognitating about what song might fit, or what color to use, or what location might suit, think spooky. Think graveyards and ghouls, mysteries and death, moonless or moon-filled nights, hauntings and ghosts.

Notes:
For more on the Chakras, go here: Seven Major Chakras.
Here are the tiny ghosts: tiny ghosts
For songs, I'm starting a list of some inspiring songs here: Music Box. But feel free to use whatever you like!
I found a place with lots of quotes: WiseOldSayings.com
For weapons, think both the obvious and the subtle: Swords, guns, words, powers, etc.
A location could be major landmark, (Angel Falls, Mt. Everest, Ularu, Grand Canyon, Pyramids of Giza, Amazon River, etc.) or something more general (cemetary, school, car, church).
Yes, I know there are two tiny ghosts on the table. 'Cause the tiny ghosts kick ass.

Complete this table by creating eight different somethings (one thing centered around each item on the list), post your fics (or other creative offerings) here and anywhere else you desire, and be pleased that you've hopefully fired up your muse! The talented and generous ashedrake has volunteered her artistic talents to making banners, so there should be something shiny and bright for those that complete the table. Best of luck to you all!

Music Box

Because I often use music as inspiration, I'm going to post a list of songs, updated often, that I find inspiring (and the reasons why). Please do post with other songs that you find inspiring!

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Fic: Compelling

Title: Compelling
Author: jaune_chat
Fandom: Heroes
Characters/Pairing: Matt, Eden
Rating: PG-13 for mentions of abuse.
Word Count: 594
Spoilers: Season 1, takes place in “Five Years Gone” verse with Government Agent Evil!Matt.
Warnings: Violence. Abuse of abilities. Bogarting of canon (Eden didn’t die!).
Inspiration: tiny ghost Maybe In Time.
Disclaimer: Heroes is owned by Tim Kring, NBC, et al.
Author's Notes: This is a prequel to Stray. Written for the heroesghostsfic Crown Chakra Fic Jam.
Summary: Eden wants to persuade someone to help her. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Tall, strong, he looked like he could protect her from the world.

First Fic Jam - Crown Chakra

To get the creative juices flowing, I’d like to announce our first Fic Jam! This is not a contest, I want this to be very low-pressure, I just want to see how many people can get inspired by this fortnight’s theme, and what kinds of stories (or other things) come out of it.

Our first series of fic jams are going to be based on the Seven Major Chakras. Why? They’re interesting, they’re jam-packed full of meaning that can be interpreted many different ways, and they can be easily applied to fic.

This fortnight, the theme will be the Crown Chakra. According to the Source of All Knowledge (Wikipedia), the Crown Chakra: “Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand petals, it is located at the crown of the head. Sahasrara (the Crown chakra) is represented by the colour violet and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body. Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with 'beingnness'."

As always, you might be further inspired by taking a look over at tiny ghosts to find a jumping-off point for your story (or picture, or poem, or fanmix, or whatever else creative medium you choose).

Any questions, concerns, quotations, or quarrels can be addressed with comments!

Use a tiny ghost to Fire Up your Muse!

I recently have been pointed toward a site called tiny ghosts, and decided it was the most perfect site I'd ever seen for inspiring new ideas for writing. I wanted to create this community as a way to share that inspiration with other Heroes fanfiction writers, and other aspiring writers in general. I wanted a way to help fire up inspiration for those writers whose muse has long since gone silent, to provide a place to gather in new types of inspiration, to act as a sounding board for those people who need ideas to be said in a different way before they catch in their minds.

I hope these tiny ghosts can do that for us. I hope to have bi-weekly posts on other inspiring sites, on shared ways to help inspire your imagination. I hope to have the occasional contest, to see all of your inspiration in action. Of course, I hope to have lots and lots of fic. And I hope you all enjoy yourselves.

For more delightful information, I've put the community bio below the cut. Please read, and enjoy!

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