Hi everyone! My name is Aurelius (our-eel-e-us) or Aure (or-ee) for short. I have loved "choose your own adventure" stories since I was little and have been reading more of them again. Once I found this website I was elated. Maybe once summer break begins and I have completed my college finals I will dip my toes into writing my own? It is something I would like to learn how to do. Besides that I have a long history with roleplay writing and I enjoy reading every day. I have dipped my toes into writing my own fan fiction and comics as well- though I don't claim to be the most amazing writer ever haha. Regardless, I am excited to experience more people's work here on this website.
Hope everyone has a good day :)
Well, you might lack a few of the problems that noobs generally seem to have.
Happy to hear you would like to start writing. If you want a feel for what people generally and their expectations like I would read through of the top rated storygames.
Being able to engage in roleplay writing I guess should help you seamlessly shift into the perspective of various characters without getting too caught up in it, which is good.
Do you have any story ideas in mind?
Writing fantasy stories with lots of worldbuilding is something I really enjoy, as well as writing conversations between characters. So I will probably write something that plays to those strengths. I will start small of course, because I'm new to it and don't want to overwhelm myself. But a story where you can go on some kind of quest of some kind, would be a good place for me to start. I understand that on its own probably doesn't sound very interesting haha.
I have always been interested in different fantasy creatures so I would like to create characters that aren't human too. A centaur, satyr, seomthig akin to that.
Starting small is always a good idea
Especially until you get used to the editor and whatnot.
If you want to start really small Mizal is hosting a 2250 word utopia storygame themed writing jam. No clue where the thread is to link your story to tho as I don't pay THAT much attention.
But you should try it out for the heck of it.
Um hello, I don't know what a Roman togaboo is.. and while I do enjoy the Harry Potter franchise to some extent, it's far from my favorite. :)
Is there something wrong with my name..?
Nothing. Aurelian is the name of a Roman Emporer. Aurelius is a Latin deviation from that. If you picked that name you're either into Harry Potter because that name popped up there. Or super into Roman history. There are other options like it's your real first name or you just pulled a name from your subconscience and it happened to infer that you were an heir to the throne of Rome.
Truthfully my name came from neither of those places haha. I have an affinity for unique and sometimes odd sounding names and this name I simply liked the sound of. That's why I chose it and like it for myself. Honestly I don't remember where I even found it. But it was not as "cringy" as naming myself after something. Though really I don't see any harm in that if it was the case. Simply I just like the name!
Wow that's pretty interesting stuff! I didn't know the name held any such significance but that's pretty fascinating. I was interested in Greek mythology and culture when I was a kid but I never learned much about Rome. Thanks for informing me. I guess I was lucky to take on such a name!
Welcome to the site! Are you a reader or just a writer?
Hi there, at the moment I am only reading and familiarizing myself with the works on this site. But in the future I want to write my own stories.
Outstanding! We need lots of readers and reviewers. Make sure to leave a rating and a constructive review at the end of anything you finish reading.
If you like fantasy I'd suggest you read Necromancer, followed by Death's Song, followed by Eternal. You'll at least be able to get the big Easter eggs in those.
If you like horror this one here's worth a look. It takes a few things you might be familiar with and makes them funny/creepy.
If you'd care for a mystery romance this one is my favorite that I've read from the site so far.
Enjoy the site. There's plenty to read all of varying qualities. Remember to rate and review them!