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Woundwort

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Hello. I am Woundwort.

I've been a member of the Guild for a long time, though frankly I hold my earlier work in some contempt. I have elected to return as it and try my luck again.

There are a few ground rules we should get out of the way:

I am only interested in writing with you if you are 22+ years old. This is not negotiable. Do not contact me asking for exceptions.

I am not a stickler for length, brevity can be the soul of wit. I do insist on some wit however.

In terms of the bedroom, I can fade to black or write it out. If you are expecting constant smut, we will not be compatible. Such scenes exist at the service of the story. Not the other way around.

I only write gay romance in terms of pairings. MxM. Two men. And no. Yaoi doesn't count.

If you write ABO just...just go.

If you are interested in an RP, please PM me.

Right then. Have they gone? Let us get to brass tacks.

I come seeking tales with verisimilitude and depth. Be they heady stories of blood and glory or stories of simple folk with simple lives. You will find that I have much to recommend me as a partner. I am well educated in the studies of history and anthropology and apply my learning to my writings. I will take the time to craft the food ways of a culture, how they mint their coins, the tiny details that make a world a function and feel real. The details that often go unnoticed in favor of flashy magic or floating castles. I write about settings that feel real-and I write about people that feel real. I demand much of myself when it comes to developing a character. I will ruthlessly discard beloved concepts if I cannot make them feel authentic-to have that ring of reality to them.

I deplore nothing more then characters made just to fulfill some juvenile fantasy of power or sexual prowess.

I write under the conceit that what is produced by the endeavor matters. Writing is a craft, like any other, and if one is going to pick up the tools one owes them respect and effort. I ask much of my partners, I ask for investment, I ask for a level of care for details that is uncommon to say the least, and I ask for a level of restraint that is also uncommon. But I ask just as much of myself. I am an old soul in that regard. I will be honest with those I work with, often to what is considered a fault. If I am asked a question, you will get precisely what I think. I do not hide or play games. If I am not interested in an RP I will tell you. If I think a concept is bad, I will tell you. I would ask for the same level of honesty in a partner. I am singularly hard to offend.

I'll ask of the berserks, you tasters of blood,
Those intrepid heroes, how are they treated,
Those who wade out into battle?
Wolf-skinned they are called. In battle
They bear bloody shields.
Red with blood are their spears when they come to fight.
They form a closed group.
The prince in his wisdom puts trust in such men
Who hack through enemy shields.

— Hrafnsmál

In terms of setting and genre, I primarily partake of two. Fantasy and science fiction. As I've indicated, I greatly enjoy world building and crafting a setting and these two genres are excellent for that. I have written everything from an alien merchant managing a stall upon a space station promenade to brutal berserkers from the north, riding out for pillage. There are very few character types that are beyond me. Though I will be honest about the limits of my abilities. I cannot write young women well. I feel every attempt results in something that is less then authentic.

Now, to prove I am capable of matching my high-talk, I will provide you with some writing samples.








I've elected to detail a few different plots I have in mind. This list will be updated.





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Reform! Reform! Heed the mighty battle horn! Form ranks, make you ready sword and shield!

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