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Hello! Welcome to my profile, I hope it finds you well.

Where to begin? I suppose with the basics! I have always had a passion for storytelling. I wrote my first “novel” in the second grade (it was about twenty pages not counting the hand drawn illustrations). I began roleplaying the summer of my fifth grade year and I started doing post-to-play roleplaying in 2011-12. I’ve written two novels (not counting my second grade debut) and have collaborated on thousands of pages worth of roleplays.

I believe a person can only be happy if they are leading a creative life; and I’m excited to share and create new stories here in the Guild.

So, what do I write?

-Boundaries: Let's start with a brief 'will not write' list. I steer clear of graphic or explicit sexual content, preferring to 'fade to black' or focus on the emotional impact of a scene rather than its physical details. If explicit content is a must for you, we're not a match. Beyond that, I'm open to exploring whatever complex and challenging themes the narrative demands.

-Genres: I write serious, grounded stories with dark elements. The setting is just that, a setting. But I believe it is characters, their relationships, and conflicts that drive a story. As long as we have these elements met, I'm going to be happy in horror, fantasy, science fiction, historical, and modern settings. The only genre I don't entertain is slice-of-life.

-Romance: Romance is an excellent tool to create or advance character depth and conflict, and that's how I use it. I'm not going to be satisfied in a story where the romance is the point, but a romantic subplot contributing to a grander narrative is always welcome. Please know, I have a strong preference for naturally blooming relationships, those that even surprise the writers. I have difficulty forcing these things.

-Settings: I love original settings, yours or mine. I don’t like outsourcing the creative fun to Hollywood, although I could be persuaded to dabble in IPs close to my heart (Last of Us), but even then generally playing original characters. I’m sorry, I don’t watch anime or write in those settings.

-Style: In Guild terms, I’d describe myself as “advanced” and “literate,” though both sound pretentious. I try to balance detail and succinctness. That can mean 2,500 words in an introduction, but typically between 400-700 in an average post, deviating as the story requires.

-Contact: If you like what I’ve said here and think you and I have a story to tell together, send me a PM! Even if I don’t have the bandwidth to write with you right now (I’m very committed to not ghosting people, and a key piece of that is not being overwhelmed/managing expectations) I’ll be certain to keep it in mind for future opportunities. I’m happy to plot and chat OOC on Discord.

- Proposals: So, you want to write with old Hos, but you haven’t got an idea of your own, huh? Well, no worries, I have a few ideas I can bring to the table! These are not fully fledged narratives, mostly just ideas which could take place in multiple settings, or settings which could contain multiple narratives. Anything I’m interested in may show up here, and I'll add and update the list as new ideas occur to me. Take a gander, and see if anything catches your fancy:

-Writing Sample: I know some people prefer to see before they buy, so here’s a prologue I wrote to set the mood for one of my ongoing RPs. It’s not designed to be responded to, but it will give you a sense for my writing style.

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Hello everyone!

Call me Hos. Depending on how you define terms, I've been roleplaying for somewhere between ten and twenty years. A lot of it come on another website, NationStates, but it seems writing opportunities there have mostly dried up. So I've sought out greener pastures and found myself here. I really like how stories are broken down between free, casual, and advanced, and I've already found some cool people to write with! I'm looking forward to meeting new people and telling more stories.

Always feel free to drop me a line!
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