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Author Topic: Looking For Writing Partners For Long Term Stories ~ *~ Aislinn's Musings  (Read 1205 times)

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Offline AislinnTopic starter

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Welcome to my humble musings thread! Please put your feet up and get comfy....

I'm looking for partners to write one on one in various settings. I will freely admit that I am not strong in the 'idea' department but I've made a few attempts below. It's just never been my strong suit. Once I'm given an idea, the muse starts flowing more freely and I can help someone flesh it out. I love people that come to me with an idea and allow me to help them flesh it out! Seriously...I love those type of partners. Some people have the gift of imagination and some need to be prodded into it. I'm the latter. Ask me for an idea and more than likely I will take forever coming up with one. Come to me with an idea and my mind is yours.

I enjoy writing female adventure-type characters with various types of weapons training. I have pretty strong skills in writing combat and would enjoy finding someone whose interested in writing adventures. Of course, there is the possibility that over time, the stories could turn towards a more romantic theme and that's okay as long as it suits the story and isn't two posts into it. That being said, I can write just about any character you can envision. The only type of character I have trouble writing are ones that delve too deeply into criminal elements. I can write the heart of gold, fun thief....but murderer is taking it too far. There is an element of immersion in my stories and frankly I can't wrap my mind around darker criminal elements nor is it even material I want to write.

I am extremely adaptable to most ideas. There will be some that don't appeal to me. Nothing personal...but if it's something I'm not interested in, I will be a horrible writing partner.

I've been writing for over 15 years in this capacity and am capable of writing long, detailed posts. I do have standards when it comes to writing partners so I'm asking for only serious people interested in maintaining a long term role play to contact me. I encourage prospective partners to take a look at my current work.  My reply rate will vary with the seasons but generally I try to get in a few replies a week...or perhaps more if I'm moving faster. I never take on more stories than I can handle and try to stick with a small amount so that I don't burn myself out again. Length of posts is tailored towards my writing partner but it is safe to say that I refuse to write anything close to a few lines. The least I would feel comfortable writing would be around 500 words per reply. 1000 words is more standard but some stories require 2000-3000 word posts. If I have a writing partner that gives me a 500 word post, I do try to keep my reply similar.

Speaking of interests, mine are varying and wide-spread. I think I can safely say the only thing I wouldn't want to write is any type of system games, anime or heavy bdsm/non-consentual type stuff. The following genres are ones I would have interest writing in:


*Science Fiction
*Fantasy
*Romance
*Adventure
*Historical
*Mystery


My O/O thread is linked in my signature as well as here. There is a lot of information there regarding my tastes. As far as stories go, I'm not interested in a huge amount of smut. Obviously there will be some in most stories and that's fine...but it won't ever be the basis of a story for me. I like detailed characters and rich, beautifully crafted stories.


~*~ Story Ideas ~*~

Like I said previously, I'm not fantastic at coming up with main plot ideas. I'm more of a detail-type person. That being said, I want to offer something that might allow you a peek into the types of stories I enjoy.

Archeology/Mythology - I could list off a million movies/tv shows/books that illuminate my love of this type of story. The Librarian series, Indiana Jones and the more mythological-based super-hero type stories such as Thor all fill me with so many plot bunnies! Even adding more Stargate-ish elements to it would be fantastic. I also enjoy the premise behind shows like "Warehouse 13" where history and mythology are woven into a present-day storyline.

Fantasy - As a huge "Once Upon a Time" fan, I think it's obvious that I adore the fantasy genre. I began writing D&D type stories at an early age and they are still some of my favorites to revisit. A quest...knights and elves...you can never go wrong!

Historical - I love history and historical stories. One disclaimer I will add in this section is that I don't like to write famous historical figures per say....but I do love using some of their stories with new characters. I feel that this genre allows me to use my skills in research to help fill in tiny little details that make the stories that much richer in depth.

Mystery - I'll admit it. I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes/Agatha Christie geek. I love mystery stories and the added suspense that the genre demands. The more mystery in a plot, the better. =-)

So....some specific story ideas, you say? Let's see what I can do. The one thing I like to mention is that I am, above all else, a collaborator. I find the greatest enjoyment in working out details with my writing partner

The Princess Conundrum

In a kingdom far, far away....a king looks for a prince to marry his only daughter. The princess, rumored to be spoiled, hot-tempered and chillingly cold to others isn't prime marrying material but the riches to be gained alone draw princes from far and wide. The catch? She has to willingly consent to marry one of them.


I see this story going in a million different directions. There is the opportunity to write several characters since the background story calls for it. The princess herself will be complex and obviously, there are reasons as to why she's not looked upon kindly. What are the secrets she carries with her and can anyone break through the icy exterior to capture her heart? This one is truly a more romantic type story although we can easily add other elements to it.


The Assassin

He lived in one of the most beautiful elven cities imaginable. He was privileged and came from one of the more prominent elven families. What others didn't know...what they couldn't ever imagine...is that he was an assassin.

Being an assassin is all fine and dandy until the day you encounter someone you can't force yourself to kill. She is of lower social status, a piece in chess game she never signed up for. Politics pure and simple...and the next move is her death. But in learning about her, something begins to soften his cold and calculating exterior. The only thing is....he's not the only one whose been hired to kill her.



The Black Throne
"Under every city lies another mirror world...full of darkness and intrigue. Sometimes the two worlds collide in spectacular fashion. "

A very vague idea...but one that I love. It could be set in the modern world...or somewhere in history. Both characters would be part of the underworld in some fashion. The female character would be younger, talented at whatever it is she does and somehow catches the attention of the male character. I see him as being a bit older, more experienced...and one of the main underworld influences. She gets herself into a bit of trouble and he offers to help her out, at a price.

This story is another that could go a million directions.

Rise of the Hunter
This is a story idea that is based off a writing prompt I did when I joined E. I loved the story that my writing partner and I came up with at the time...but due to other commitments and life, we were unable to get very far. I adore the idea of it and am interested in finding a new writing partner to start over.  The original, opening post will stand....but everything else is up for negotiation. I'm posting the opening post for your reading pleasure...and if it interests you, pm me for further details!
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Avalon had spent every New Year’s Eve since birth at a lavish party thrown by her well-meaning but rather clueless parents. Their mansion, expansive and regal, was splayed out below her in vivid detail. The darkness could dampen its intricacies but every inch of their land was etched into her memory with vibrancy. Her vantage point in the tower allowed her a moment of blissful peace before the pure chaos of the ball began. It was only a matter of time before her mother sent one of their loyal servants to fetch her wayward daughter from the solitude she longed for.

A life in court was not a life worth living….

Wiggling herself gently into the window of the tower, she silently cursed the beautiful gown her mother had ‘suggested’ she wear. Perhaps any other day, she would have been able to tolerate the idea but there was little that could still her emotions on that particular day. The rich sapphire velvet hugged her form as she squirmed, hoping to get a peek at the arrivals ambling up the lantern-lit drive. As she attempted to juggle her dress, her shoe slipped softly, causing her to gently bump her head on one of the low headers of the window. Rubbing the spot gingerly, she noted not to destroy the cascade of long, deep crimson curls that adorned her crown.

Mother would not approve…

Finally forcing herself away from the beautiful view, she gracefully made her way to her private chambers to wait for summoning. As she carefully lowered herself into a plush chair at her desk, she noted curiously that there was a new email waiting for her. Her interest piqued, she slipped her hand over to the mouse and clicked on the message.

The rest…would become history….

The title of the email was ominous and the identity of the sender was enough to gain her full attention…but it didn’t compare to the contents within. She fed on each and every word…reading the email in it’s entirety several times before resigning herself to the course of action laid out in stark detail within her mind. A course of action that had been planned long ago…

“ Ava – It’s time….”

The young woman didn’t need any further prodding. She had been warned that this day was coming. –He- had warned her…long ago. In many ways, it seemed like only days since he had entered her life…but in others, it felt like he had always been there…guiding her. It had taken many years for the threat to feel real…for her young mind to understand and believe what she was being told. After that, the only thing that had been left for her to do was prepare and train.

Quickly rising from her chair, she moved to the hidden panel in the back of her closet. It was there she kept her most prized possession. After triggering the latch, she gently grasped the crossbow and quiver and brought them out into the light. One would have thought with all her money, it would have been the best bow money could buy but that wasn’t the case. While still beautiful with intricate Gaelic markings, it was a bow that had been handed down…from Hunter to Hunter. In the end, it had been brought to her by a Guardian…-her- Guardian in fact. Since much time tended to elapse between Hunters, the Guardians were tasked to protect the traditions and knowledge of the Hunter lines. They had found her…watched over and protected her…and now it was time for her to take her place among them.


She quickly considered clothing but realized she would be able to move much more quickly without her shoes. The dress was an unfortunate thing to be burdened with but she didn’t have a choice. Strapping both the bow and quiver into place, she quickly kicked off her shoes and ran down the never-ending series of stairs until she landed on the balcony overlooking the grand courtyard. From her position, she could see the entrance to the mansion and the immediate grounds beyond. She knew that it would be here that she made her first shot…

As her sapphire eyes scanned the area, she shifted her gaze to an area just beyond the entrance. Her father was standing there, greeting a guest jovially. There was nothing unusual about that. However, just beyond was movement. A cape…pale skin…perhaps a small group. They were keeping to the shadows, moving just beyond the path of lit lanterns.

That was her target.

She loaded her first arrow…which were not the usual style for certain. A glint of metallic shimmer glistened against the light of the nearby lantern as she took careful aim. Her lithe fingers nestled gently against her cheek as she said a quick Gaelic prayer and fired…


Instinct

He watched her from afar for years. As an incoming college freshman, she had drawn his attention in class. She was smart, shy and beautiful. As the years went on, he worked with her a bit here and there, always wanting something more. Then one evening, something more...happened.


This isn't a complex story on the surface. Young inexperienced college student, older dashing professor. The things that I see for this story are very much a sexual mentor-type relationship. It could so easily slip into a D/s type situation but I really don't want to see it do that. When I think about it, it feels more like him opening up her eyes to the erotic arts and teaching her. I'm not opposed to a romantic element evolving...but not at first. There are a lot of elements that could be woven into this story depending on the desires of the writer. For example, perhaps the professor decides that he'd like her to carry a baby for him....ie: breeding. As I said, SO many elements that can be added or deleted. I'd love to hear some ideas!

Tangent
She wasn't evil by nature. Mischievous at best...or worst, depending on how you looked at it. He had spent a year chasing her around various timelines when he came upon information that would change both of them...forever. She was going to get herself into a situation where mischief was the least of her worries. Could he save her in time?

I see this story as a variant on a typical 'catch me if you can'. She's a mischievous thief with a heart of gold. He is tasked with tracking her down. The problem is that their chase involves different places, worlds and time. They both enjoy the other and have no malice for one another. He believes her to be harmless until he uncovers information that in the future, she'll be forced to make a choice that ends in someone's death. It's up to him to save her from ever having to do that. There are several elements that can be a part of this. I just find this idea a bit fun. I have a lot of heavy, emotional stories and wanted something fun and light.



Thank you for reading!
« Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 09:10:49 PM by Aislinn »

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Bumping - It's been a long time. Updated information.

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Added story idea!

Heavy D/s Plot w/ Supernatural Twist (Current Craving!)

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Updated! Added two new story entries!

The Black Throne
Rise of the Hunter

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Added Instinct and Tangent!

Removed - Heavy D/s Plot w/ Supernatural Twist (Current Craving!)