The Writing Forum isn't exactly getting flooded with crap writing, but in an effort to sort through it all for people, as well as emphasize a cooperative struggle for quality on the forum, I wanted to start a thread designed to highlight particular stories and poetry I feel best represent this goal. I'm not going to be picky for my part. If you show talent in the craft of writing, I'll will probably overlook minor grammar mistake and copy paste errors. However, while I'm looking for quality writing, I'm also looking for members who demonstrate that they can be a vital part of the community as both writer and critical reader.'
I'm not going to heed people requesting to have their work looked at. Trust me, if you post it on this forum, I will look at it and make a judgement. I will let people know if their work is good but I don't feel comfortable promoting their story because they're not contributing to threads beside their own. So let's try this and see how it unfolds over the next few weeks.
The best thing you can do for this forum is read and comment. Read and comment.
Faces of Decay by RawEmpire
Really solid beginning to a zombie story. Visceral details with a strong voice is great for describing action.
Lighter (Poem) by TidalH2
Really nice rhythm. Some word choice quibbles, but he makes something really lovely out of simple lines.
Midnight Alleyway Cigarette
I'm hoping this will bring BrianEtrius over to the writing forum more often. I see him all over the BBS in general and politics. This was a nice attempt that is, again, simple but effective at creating some mood and voice.
Wendy's is Fucking Depressing
Pretty funny. I want to see more out of this guy. We need more well-written comedy on this forum.
Untitled Creepy Story by ScaryPicnic
Lovely details actually results in a creepy story, what a surprise. People looking to write creepy or scary stories, check this out.
Untitled by Solid Toad
Was a little hesitant about this at first, but ultimately I'd like to see this guy get comments so he can improve on his work. I wish he participated in critiquing other's work more, but as we encourage writers, we encourage them to find out what good writing really is.
People who post good stories, but don't contribute enough, (IMO):
McAwesomepants123 (Really love the most recent stuff, but start commenting on other's stories if you want more feedback on your stuff)
NoisyAssassin (Looks like you're just a hit-and-run writer. Get involved or don't bother posting.)