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Daily character development prompts for writers and roleplayers.

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Character Loft - Daily Writing Prompt Community
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A daily prompt and activity based character development community for writers and roleplayers.
Welcome to the Character Loft - a daily writing prompt community for writers and roleplayers with a focus on character development.

Is a character driving you crazy? Can't get enough activities for your favorite muse? This is the place for you!

For roleplayers, novelists, NaNo writers, fiction writers, fanfiction writers - anyone is welcome! Just grab a character (or two, or three...) and join up! If you're new to the community, please take a moment to introduce yourself here!

100 Drabbles of Summer: Everyone's favorite summer writing pastime is back! For the third year in a row, Charloft brings you the 100 Drabbles of Summer challenge. Collect a drabble table and find the rules here , and see how many drabbles you can write this summer!

Roleplay/Chat Live! Join us in the Charloft chatrooms to roleplay, or just hang out!

If chat play isn't your thing, check out charloft_rpg for threaded play and IC interaction.

Social Networking!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Post your charloft art responses and character drawings in our DeviantArt group.


Monday: Munday! A question for you, the player/author. (Answered as yourself, the only one like this)

Tuesday: Twosday - Would you rather? , Two choices, and other activities in pairs. (Answered in character)

Graphics challenge! Something picture or graphics related. (Answered in character)

Thursday: Drabblemania - a drabble topic! (Answered in character)

Friday: List it - make a list according to the topic. (Answered in character)

Saturday: Quotation! A quote, famous or otherwise, to provide inspiration. (Answered in character)

Sunday: RP Day! Prompts designed to encourage player interaction! (Answered in character)

How do I join?
Click on the join button above. Ta da, you're in. Post to the community with your character! It's that simple, you want in - you're in. Any character(s) is/are fine with us. Join with your character journals and/or your occ journal. Your choice.

What can I post?
Answers to prompts, questions in character, questions about character development out of character, chat posts from characters to other characters, journal entries for characters, roleplaying posts, pictures/graphics (under a cut if they're too large please), - anything character development related goes.

What can't I post?
Anything super sexual/graphic. You may post such in your own journal or elsewhere however, and link to it here. Just warn people ahead of time what it is they're clicking on. If you want to post a link to your own writing community or activity, please as a mod for permission prior to posting.

Can I suggest a prompt or activity?
Just post a comment to the Suggestion Box post, and we'll review it!

Where can I find past prompts?
Follow the Prompts tag. You can post a previous prompt whenever- it doesn't have to be on the appropriate day for that prompt. Just be sure to note what prompt you are replying to so we can keep track.

How often must I participate?
As often or infrequently as you like. We understand that not every prompt will inspire you, and that you have times when you don't feel like writing. There are no 'activity checks' or anything. Post when you choose to.

How do I tag my post?
Each character or journal will be assigned their own tag. The only tag you tag your posts with is your individual character/journal tag-- the "day" tags are for use by the moderators. Check the tag list or contact a mod if you are uncertain of yours.

Do you offer NaNo support and activities?
Sure do! Just follow this handy Nano tag to find your fellow Charlofters who are participating. There will also be some NaNo-specific posts and activities when November rolls around.

Do you have live chat rooms?
We are pleased to provide in character, out of character, and NaNo chatrooms. Check out this post for details of how to reach our chats.

Who are the maintainers/mods of this community?
Head Moderator - Dien
Founder -L - charisma
Nathan - iiudian
Ash - kidcyclone
Erin - serialfiller
Tech mod - Aus wizardofaus
RP mod - Janey - dainty_ofcourse

To contact a mod if you have any questions, complaints, or if you need any help- please use this post. You can also PM Dien.

Who took the picture in the group header?
The group header is from a photograph by lauralani, and is used with permission.

Current Affiliates:
writers_muses (prompts)
ficrecfriday (recommend fics on Fridays)
the_storyboard (prompts/fic/rp)
role_play_ads(rpg advertising)
7s_prompts (prompts)
writing_addicts (writing Contests, held bi-weekly)
all_unwritten (prompts)
pasleseul (writing activities and prompts)
prompts4writing (bi-weekly prompts)

Awards We're honored!
tammys_past - Best New Community / Best Roleplaying Community (large) / Most Inspired Large RP Community
muse_weekly - Communities That Rock
lj_spotlight - Live Journal spotlight Jan 3, 2011

Layout profile code thanks to ReversesCollide

Brought to you by those wacky folks at Lab Arc Designs (see arcology for Lab Arc News)

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