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Created on 2015-04-14 03:22:27 (#2398552), last updated 2015-09-01 (94 weeks ago)

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Name:give sweat, get words
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Hello. This is an experiment.

I like running, and I like writing, and yet I still could always use some inspiration to do both.

The basic idea for this community is this: you give sweat, you get words back. I'm not sure how many of you are out there that will also be interested, but I hope there are enough of you to make this fun. The more the merrier, so spread the word.

Here are some (fluid, evolving) ideas for Guidelines:

- You post your run to the community a la something like this:
Date: the date!
Mileage: how far you went!
Additional (optional) details: Brag about your elevation gain! Tell us if your pace was a PR. Tell us about how you fell off the treadmill. What was the most inspirational song on your playlist? Anything else you feel like sharing!

Prompts: 1 to, say, 3 prompts of things/stories/fics you would like to see. As broad or specific as you like. If fandom or pairing is important to you, make sure to include those details, otherwise - author's choice :)

- Then someone else posts a fill for one of your prompts in the comments of the post. There are no "assignments" so there are no guarantees, but... fingers crossed?
- The more fills, the better, right?
- I'm thinking an exchange rate of 100 words for every mile. So, you run 2 miles, you're owed 200 words.
- Also, like most gift economies, I imagine this will work best if everything is done with a generous and flexible spirit.

More possible fill guideline/details

- I'm thinking No Rounding Up, ie, if you run 2.9 miles, you're still owed 200 words. Because we want to encourage you to go that last tenth. I know you have it in you.
-... with the exception of if you can't run a mile. If you can't run a mile: run whatever you can and you get 100 words for it.
- Nonrunning exercise: Maybe you can't/don't run. That's cool. But I'm not going to try to figure out what the exchange rate is for your rowing/pickup bball game/soulcycle class. You figure it out and convert it miles however you think is fair. Just be internally consistent.
- No rolling over miles. If you run 2 miles on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you get three 200 word fills, not 1 600 word fill. I have no justification for this except for that I think running longer and writing longer are both harder.
- I'm mostly a hockey rpf fan, and so are most of the fans I know on the internet, but it would be neat if this could grow into a pan-fandom thing :)
- Ideally, everyone in the community would both run AND write. But there's no maximum or minimum for how often you have to contribute to either category

Other things? Other thoughts? Other ideas? BETTER ideas? Lemme know.

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