Who are you and what do you write?

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  1. Venom.

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    I'm aspiring in life to be many things, I'd love to write screenplays or novels with a side of my main job. I usually write a cluster of things, one genre that has stuck around with me -since I was Four- is the zombie genre. Something about it appeals to me so much I have no idea why.

    I write about many things; Horror, Comedy, Drama and anything which intrigues me.
     
  2. Yoshiko

    Yoshiko Contributor Contributor

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    I'm a college student, studying modern languages, with an unclear vision of the future - to the extent that I don't even know which country I'll be living in next year. I'm not the type to plan, clearly, unless it's fiction (where I'm known to write 20~35k outlines). I spent a year writing articles for a local paper before leaving that town a year ago and I was published in a charity anthology a few months back. I've also had multiple other pieces of short fiction published in the past. Being a writer is not one my ambitions: I aim to be an English (language, not literature) teacher.

    I mostly write M/M erotica, erotic fiction, romance and psychological thrillers. Human relationships and sexuality fascinate me most and, luckily, readers have told me that realistic characters and dialogue are my strength. Meanwhile, they've also said that action scenes tend to be my weakest point.
     
  3. Suadade

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    I'm eighteen, male, straight, a music student and I mostly write song lyrics. I also occasionally write poetry, though I had to get that period in there because putting "teen" and "poetry" in the same sentence usually does not bode well =)

    That said, I'm always excited to make forays into story writing. I'll probably never have the discipline, time or energy to write a novel but I churn out a short story once in a while.
     
  4. barnz

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    I'm an 18 year old guy studying English, specializing in Creative and Technical Writing. I write novels and short stories with the occasional ranting essay. I don't think I can classify my work right now - my interests are too varied - but I write anything from literary to fantasy to horror.
     
  5. Ligrano

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    I'm a 25 year old male from Newcastle who used to write primarily fantasy fanfiction trying to get back to original writing while also trying to get out of my mostly improvisational writing habits. Now trying to focus on Sci fi in addition to Fantasy but my innate need for realism is a major pain in the backside
     
  6. Catrin Lewis

    Catrin Lewis Contributor Contributor Community Volunteer

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    The cool thing is that you can turn your penchant for realism into an advantage for your SciFi and Fantasy. The best works in those genres, in my opinion, are those where the characters, whoever and whatever they are, act and react realistically within the bounds of their worlds. In other words, it's not mainly about the technology or the magic system, but about the characters dealing realistically with those things. That's one reason why The Lord of the Rings continues to be so popular. The people in it, of whatever race, grow and develop and have to deal with their situation in a way that resonates with the present-age reader.
     
  7. Some Guy

    Some Guy People-thing Supporter

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    What I am, and who I write?
    I'm just Some Guy, 29++, desperately trying to get an epic(?) zen-life-journey story out of my head. It's got fear, love, visceral sex, fate, disaster, death, zen spiritual renewal, sensuality, alternative lifestyle, philolsophy(?), shamanic mystery. What genre do you call that? IDK, I'm not a writer. Then, I have this other story...

    Eeeeek! :eek:
    Help meee!
     
  8. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll I'm in G-love with a Wonderful Lady. :) Contributor

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    I am a Sci-fi writer that dabbles in Horror and Erotica of the S&M type.
    And sometimes smush all 3 together for a blend of something odder. :p
    I am just a derp that likes to try and make other's laugh, or possibly be
    helpful when I can. Perhaps at some point in the future I will try to cobble
    together a shorts compilation, and work on Horror. I hope at some point
    to show my fetish (Medical) some justice in the written format, cause what
    I see on the market is crap. :p
    I try to play nice with the other kids in the yard,
    and have a good time. :)
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  9. paperbackwriter

    paperbackwriter Active Member

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    If I knew who I was I wouldn't be here. I write to find out who I am.
     
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  10. ugly henry

    ugly henry New Member

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    old guy, probably on my last legs, write horror, sometimes other stuff
     
  11. Lilith Fairen

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    Canadian, female, lover, gamer, writer. Most of what I write is fantasy with lesbian heroines.

    For my current projects, I have an adventure-fantasy serial about a young woman seeking the purpose of her gift of healing, and a urban-fantasy magical-girl setting I have two novel WiPs in so far.
     
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  12. Darius Marley

    Darius Marley New Member

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    Hey there! I'm just a dude who spends a lot of time alone inside a small, dark, cramped room... complete with padded walls, of course. I read stuff out loud. When I'm not doing that, I'm writing my own stuff for other people to read. Whether it's out loud, or to themselves, I really don't know. Every now and then, my wife drags me outside for a bit of exposure to sunlight and random humans. If I'm extra good, we go for sushi.
     
  13. BabyNayahi

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    I tend to avoid detailed information about myself online due to my paranoia, but I will say that I am a South Asian young girl or lady (whichever is correct in English) who loves languages, dolls, clothes,animals (stuffed and real), higher spiritual learning and of course books!
    I don't have a favorite genre to write in but if I HAD to choose, it would be fantasy just because I love creating my own worlds. I do always tend to use very specific themes and character types regardless of what genre I'm writing. Plus I have a thing for dark tragic themes but with a good outcome.
     
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  14. flawed personality

    flawed personality Myr tolmizh lo myr tolmizhaolinai

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    I am a female poet and writer. I never seem to be able to stick to one story, or invest enough to write a full one. Genre? Err....thriller, comedy, romance, sci-fi, coming of age, erotica-not all in the one story! :p
    I have even written some song lyrics, but they need some music to go with them. Maybe this year? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. dbf

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    hi,
    dan, write what ever comes into my head. sometimes it needs to be written down before i can move on to the next thing. like poetry, short tales and anything that catches my eye.
     
  16. FaceOff

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    Hi,

    I joined about two weeks ago (edit: nope, 1!), I love to read and write short stories because my attention span is garbage ;)

    I live in a constant state of rage but I try to keep most of it on the inside, hope it doesn't seep out too much in my reviews! Only half-joking.

    I only write sci-fi, except for this one story I'm about to post, and except for the superhero web story I'm working on. I guess I just don't want to write about our current reality!

    I like sci-fi stories but I love superhero stories, so if you have one, feel free to PM me and it's likely I will read the crap out of it.

    You folks rock :)
     
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  17. Stephen Barnard

    Stephen Barnard New Member

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    New to this forum site so this seems the best place to start! Middle-aged bloke, dabbles in novels and short stories - mainly horror but also some YA.
     
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