I'm not sure this is the right section of the board to be putting this in - but I usually surf the Character and Plot development subsections - and I've been intrigued by the threads where someone asks for help creating new characters and then you have the inevitable debate about "that's your job as an author" or "I can't make characters for your story" etc. I usually throw in character suggestions because I figure that if all I give are biographical details, it's really more of a prompt to get the other person's mind building around that skeleton. SO, with that being said, I wanted to do an experiment using entirely crowd-sourced characters to see how the resulting fiction looks, and whether it works. If anyone else is interested, I will do the following: 1) Post a few quick words about the setting and a character description of a protagonist. 2) Ask readers to invent the rest of the cast (say, 3 other characters) using similar bio info sheets (first 3 realistic characters submitted are in). 3) Ask everyone who submitted a character to write a short piece (page or two - longer if you want) - featuring all 4 characters I think think this could be a fun way of seeing how "helping" with characters does or doesn't work - and how different people's minds flesh out the same skeletons.