I’m Nicole and I love stories: reading them, writing them, pulling them apart and putting them back together… I just love everything about a story. I’m a concept artist in a video game company by day, and I spend most of my evenings writing and drawing comics. And now novels too! When I’m not writing or drawing, I’m probably playing videogames. If you look into a mirror and repeat “Bloodborne, Dark Souls, Dragon Age” three times, I WILL appear beside you and start talking your ear off, it’s a fact.
I am probably not your gal for contemporary, especially if it’s a drama. This isn’t a hard no, but it’s not a genre that I read a lot for fun.
Trope-wise, I’m really not a fan of grimdark, torture/misery porn, or books where all the characters are unrepentant, irredeemable a-holes in an uncaring hellscape world. I really need to care about the people I read about.
The hardest no’s for me are sexual violence as a plot point, misogyny, bigotry going unchallenged, etc.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!
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