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lyric wheel? 
21st-Feb-2013 11:26 pm
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Anyone know what a lyric wheel is?
I used to write for an X Files wheel.
Really, it's a blast.
If there's any interest let me know.
Perhaps we could get one started for Spander...
Um.
I hope I'm not breaking any rules with this post.
If so, I apologize in advance.
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22nd-Feb-2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, you got me - what's a lyric wheel??
22nd-Feb-2013 09:56 pm (UTC) - The way a wheel works...
In a Lyric Wheel challenge, the moderator pairs each participant with a recipient. The participant sends their recipient a set of song lyrics or poetry; the moderator decides whether songs or poems will be used and whether the lyrics must meet a specific theme. Each recipient must then use a line from the lyrics or poem in their story. The standard requirement is that the story must be a set length, usually no less than four pages in Word, and must be completed within a time frame set by the moderator, usually two to three weeks after the pairings have been emailed to participants. Lyric Wheel stories differentiated from songfic in that the rules clearly stated that the lyrics could not be something the character was listening to on the radio.

The Lyric Wheel challenge was originated in 1998 in Highlander by Amand-r, Alice in Stonyland, and Dana Woods.[1] Subsequent Lyric Wheels were generated in other fandoms, including X-Files, Buffy & Angel, Harry Potter[2], Vin Diesel, A-Team, Sentinel[3][4], and FFX Yaoi.

I cheated and just copied and pasted in the description from wiki. the only thing I'd add is that at least one line from the song should be used in the story. Oh, and I like each wheel to have a theme of some kind. Examples might be: War for the World, Beginnings, Endings, Crossover, Transports of Love, Wheel of Fortune... The possibilities are practically endless.
24th-Feb-2013 02:40 am (UTC) - Re: The way a wheel works...
That actually sounds really cool - thanks for the explanation, I appreciate it.
25th-Feb-2013 05:19 am (UTC)
I participated in a Lyric Wheel years ago, and enjoyed it a good deal. I think the one I worked on made it more of a major project. They only had three a year, and they expected a higher word count than the wiki states. Also, they offered a longer time to write the story. Fairly comparable to any other fic exchange.

I think I like the idea of the shorter story and a shorter time frame. It would be more like Flash Fiction that way. It could be fun. I'd be up for it.
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