There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~ Red Smith
Welcome to Open Vein Writing, a place where writers come together to encourage the characters in their heads to share with each other.
Inspired by a facebook group that brought writers together from all over the country, this community gives writers a chance to explore character journaling and short story writing in a comfortable and safe place.
We hope to see all kinds of journals - from your favorite fanfic RPG character to that original character who needs to interact with someone besides you. We also encourage writers to join, to ask questions and post challenges to other writers.
This is NOT an RPG but in fact a place for writers to be writers. Come and play! Open a vein. Start writing!
The journals here vary - from writing journals with multiple characters to specific character journals. Whether you are writing a fic/RPG character or an original one, we ask that you start off by first going to THIS POST and commenting with tags you would like to have added to the community. Then, please jump in, with however many characters you want and fill out the following very brief survey:
Character name: Canon/Fandom: Canon age: Occupation/School/Etc: Married/Single/Etc: Where does the character live: Character/canon wiki links of interest: Character's likes: Character's dislikes: Character pet peeves: Do you write fiction/fanfiction for this character? Links? Are you involved in any RPG/etc for this character?
And add any other items you would like for your fellow journalers to know.
Note that tags are organized as follows: [who] your character's full name (for example: [who] Sasha Martin or [who] aj) [fandom] fandom name (for example: [fandom] ncis: all but one or [fandom] original: beyond the arc)) Duplicate muses (like Gibbs) you'll add: [journal] journal name (for example: [journal] dc_knight) For your character's introductory post, you will add the intro post tag.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have an ACTIVE livejournal account to be approved for this community. If you request to join through a twitter or facebook link, you will not be accepted until you create a livejournal account. Also, if you request to join the same day as you create your livejournal account, expect a message from the mods to make sure you are a real person. If you have questions and do not have a livejournal account, please email us or contact @openveinwriting on twitter. Thank you.
We also have a chatroom that is hosted by sksdwrld — . It is on the honor system; we ask that you are an OpenVein member to participate. The link is here and the password is ovw. Log in with the character who you want to have chat in real time.
A bit of legalese: All fan fiction is done for entertainment purposes and no money is made from the fun that is had. All characters and fandoms belong to their respective networks and powers that be.
All original work is the sole property of the writer and they have the right to pull down, change, edit, and snark characters, storylines, etc.
Any and all images of actors/singers/models/etc that are used to represent original characters are done for creative purposes only and the writers hold no rights to the content that is used.