Creativity: I’ve got ideas, and you should have some too. (See next quality.)
Cooperative Writing: willingness to discuss plot and character development OOC via PM, IM too (AIM or YIM), but I prefer PM. I wouldn’t describe myself as a “GM” for you, but I am more than capable of being a partner GM—that is, if you choose a main character, I would be happy to create events, settings, and minor characters to circulate around him/her, just as I would like you to do for my character. This requires some OOC discussion of our story, etc. We don’t need to plot everything out OOC, and certainly I like opening threads to be surprised by new characters and events, but some cooperation is necessary, even if just to check to see what we, the writers, want for our characters in the story we create. That said, all the ideas I have below are just that, ideas, and I’m not 100% committed to any of them, so if one of them intrigued you but you would like to change a detail or something else, please let me know via PM, and we can discuss it.
Desire to put story and character over “sex scenes”: I don’t mind writing explicitly, but I’d like it to be integral to plot or character, and if you prefer to fade to black on such scenes, I’m fine with that as well.
Post length: I don’t have firm rules regarding this. I’d like to see more than a single line from you the majority of the time. (See next quality.) I tend to write what might be considered quite a lot, but I’d say I can go shorter or longer depending on what you post, and I usually do try to meet whatever you have posted. That said, I’m not ever going to count your paragraphs and say “hmph, too few!” or “hmph, too many!” as long as the reply is a quality reply that develops some aspect of the story. Sometimes a single line reply is appropriate in conversation, and sometimes it’s a sign of laziness.
Competent, clear prose: I know that style varies, but you should be able to use spell check and write intelligible sentences that are descriptive. I like to create worlds and characters with my writing partners, so I’d like them to paint scenes as well. I don’t mind grammar “mistakes” that are stylistic, such as strategic use of the sentence fragment to emphasize an event or emotional reaction, but if you’re churning out sentence after sentence with errors, I will find it very hard to stick with the story. Courtesy: I won’t pressure you to post, and I would like you not to pressure me either. A quick PM to ask if I am behind or what-not if I have been longer than a week in replying to a thread is totally acceptable, but if I give you a reason and tell you I need a bit of time, then please don’t continue to PM and demand a response. RL supersedes everything on E, and there are times when I will get quite bogged down with RL responsibilities, as I am sure all of us experience from time to time. I will also try to keep on top of my Absences and Apologies thread so that my partners know if I am extremely busy.
Third-person writing style: I don’t write in first person, and our writing styles will be jarring if you won’t write in third person with me.
I have a rather vague idea about this setting. I would like my character to be a kinfolk, or a person who knows about the changers (Garou, Rokea, Gurahl, whatever you would like to be) and may have certain gifts but who cannot herself change. W:TA is a game that champions action/adventure and battles, but I think there can be a really interesting story centered on family drama for kinfolk as the apocalypse approaches and changer numbers are dwindling—what might this push some changers to do to their kin? Other questions a plot my include are What does a kinfolk do if she is not heterosexual and there is pressure to breed?, or What if a kinfolk is desired by her changer parent’s nemesis? I’m definitely open to hearing ideas RE these concepts.