There's gonna be an equal balance of writing and art prompts this year, right? That was a pretty big deal last year.
The prompts will be divided into sections for each day to make sure everyone’s getting some consistent gemweek action. There will be one or more writing prompts/challenges for each day of gemweek this year, but I still wouldn’t necessarily call it “equal” tbh…
I know there may be some who would prefer more gemweek attention on writing prompts & challenges, but I’d really highly suggest making it a community effort and creating your own community quick-prompts during gemweek (visual artists in the past have done this too). Maybe under a tag like #writers gemweek? I’ll be sure to track whatever tag everyone wants to go with and reblog what the community puts out. I’d love to hear everyone’s ideas, what they want to see from everybody else!
Frankly, gemsona week came from the basis of a drawing design challenge like a lot of ‘sona trends in fandoms tend to. The bigger projects definitely are biased towards illustration & design with writing mixed in, but illustration & design centric none the less. I apologize if anybody feels under-appreciated or under-represented during gemweek, I certainly would love to see more authors get involved this year and will make more of an effort to seek out written posts to feature on the blog. (However, please keep in mind that if your fic gets really lengthy a “readmore” cut in the text would be appreciated, especially if there’s a lot of dialogue stretching out the text.)
I’ll attempt to drop a few quick-fic prompts of my own during the week, but feel free to either post prompt ideas in the tags for me to reblog or send asks with your prompt idea! I can wrack my brain during gemweek prep to think up over a dozen prompts/challenges relevant to the recent episodes (like i attempt to do every year) but I have a feeling ya’ll could outdo me easily. If you aren’t satisfied with my ideas or the amount of writing prompts, please post yours! That sounds like a lot of fun that we could be having.