It is a forum-based community, and so no replacement for an LJ community, but I do think writers could find it to be very fun and helpful as it grows.
The lies we live will always be confessed in the stories that we tell.
- Orson Scott Card
A story may be crafted out of lies, but it can tell deep truths about human nature. Throughout history mankind has been a race of story-tellers, and this is a fact that hasn't changed, though many people tell stories now in different media. But there is something beautiful about crafting a story simply out of words and yet creating a scene that the reader or listener can see. We at Stories are of the opinion that there are too few refuges on the internet these days for story-tellers who still prefer the medium of words.
Stories is a home for writers. We welcome poets, roleplayers, and authors of fanfiction and original fiction--anyone with a passion for exercising their imagination through writing. With your help, we hope to create a community in which writers can find support, encouragement, advice, and (perhaps especially) other writers who share their tastes. We want members to be able to form lasting relationships with other story-tellers. We also hope to add more features as we grow, developing in areas where members show more interest.