The Six Questions for Rewriting I have a book on writing! http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-To-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C/refd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EBPNWS0SC846Z737DYE Go buy it.The Six Questions for Rewriting9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been doing rewrites a lot lately, and for each chapter I do, I sit down and write these seven questions on the back of the last chapter page. Every. Chapter. (And I just did all 52 some-odd chapters of Mark of the Conifer last night.) If you can answer these questions with one sentence or so, you are in good shape to do a good rewrite. If you are rambling, writing paragraphs, you are losing focus and probably have too much going on in the chapter. You probably need to break things up, remove or cut elements, or move them to more appropriate places. These questions are supposed to help you declare a goal for each chapter, nail down what you’re going for, and help you keep in mind while you rewrite.
My waterscape stocksA collection of some of my waterscape stocks -My waterscape stocks1 year ago in Personal More Like This
waterfalls, oceans, rivers, lakes...
I hope you like them!
All of them and more can be found here:
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All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Over the past few years, projecteducate has worked hard to provide educational articles for various art forms. Within literature, we've seen our fair share and over the past 2 years we've used our own group CRLiterature to manage these articles to ensure as much of the community can see them. However, sometimes we miss people and that's a shame because the articles we've written as a community have been pretty spectacular and still valid today.
So to help people pick up the articles they may have missed, here is a list of them all! This is a great chance for you to read what you may have missed, or tag your friends who may find them useful!
Most Recent First
Publishing Week: March 2015
COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
How To get PublishedOr be Satisfied when You Aren'tHow To get Published1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
A Beginner's Guide
Poetry publication is awash with literary magazines, internet journals, print-on-demand presses, vanity presses, indie presses, and major publication houses. So many options! It's a lot to navigate. But before we delve into the 'How-To's,' it's important to understand the 'Why.'
I'm talking about the the Big Why, the biggest WHY after 'Why write poetry?' Which is, of course, 'Why are you publishing your poetry?'
"BECAUSE!" I hear you shouting.
But that's not the best answer. You'll be happier, or at least more content with the results of the following advice if you understand your motivations behind the urge to publish. What specifically do you hope to achieve?
How to Succeed in Poetry Without Really Trying
If, for example, you want your poems out in the world, in a place people might read them; if you want to be able to say that you're a published poet; if you're not feeling great a
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekPE: Literature Basics Settings9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Photographing People on your TravelsPeople & Portrait PhotographyPhotographing People on your Travels9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Trying to photograph people within a country other than the one you are accustomed to can bring a whole new set of difficulties far beyond lighting, composition and frame. Here are a few tips that I've personally learned along the way which have not only inspired me to get out there and photograph more people, but also to approach new people and become more confident..
It's very important that you learn the customs of a country so as not to offend anybody when attempting to take or request their photograph. There are often many street entertainers in big cities and musicians that busk and request the odd coin or two. Don't make the mistake I did in Belgium, and request a photograph of a street performer and expect to give nothing in return! Putting a few coins of local currency their way will always be welcomed. Equally it's important to know when it's okay to take photographs, and when not. There were particu
Contest - In Space- ClosedHi Everyone,Contest - In Space- Closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the Contest "In Space" held by :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
People of the Fog Contest *Winners*Here are the winners!!People of the Fog Contest *Winners*1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On a foggy day
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Publishing Resources List Totally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going t
10 Tips to help you improve your photography.Trying to keep the terminology as basic as possible to help beginning photographers improve. Have any other tips besides the ones listed? Post them!10 Tips to help you improve your photography.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Are these tips helpful to you? I am saving toward premium membership, which will allow me to create even greater tips for you guys. http://uriahgallery.deviantart.com/?givepoints
1.) If the composition isn't good and there are a lot of distractions, a tip that I had received when first starting out was to look though the viewfinder as if it was the final print. Having that sort of mentality should help you improve in your compositions.
2.) Look at the subject in the photo. Is it interesting? Is it of something that everyone makes a photo of? If you're not liking your photo because of the subject, it may either be not interesting or is interesting, but with bad composition.
3.) Bad lighting. An underexposed photo will almost al
Critique GuidelinesGetting CritiquesCritique Guidelines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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To see whether a critique has been given from a user using this service, check the replies on the critique. All critiques that come from this service will have a reply from me in the comments.
Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!A heartfelt thank you to everyone who take place! I'll soon think about a new competition.Win my stock packs (70 stock images)!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winners: (1) Sarah Cross (2) Mikri Deb (3) Hello-iz Luna (4) Hettie van den Hoek (5) Kimi Löwenzahn (6) Johanna Sauer (7) Kristen Thompson (8) Kasia Drzymalska (9) Victoria Lee Woods (10) Jorddin Crawford (11) Irina Ivleva (12) Charmaine Carrillo (13) Samantha Hughes (14) Cookie Mon
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14 winners will be choosen randomly.
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BibLITotheque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITothèque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITotheque 3: Scene Charting6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
One-third of the way into NaNoWriMo! By this point you're probably thinking 'omg I wish I'd done more planning and given this monstrosity more structure,' right? Yeah, I'm with you. So let's talk about plotting your novel with scene charting.
Scene charting is exactly what it sounds like: building a chart that summarizes every single scene of your novel. You may have seen JK Rowling's chart for chapters 13-24 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which doesn't list individual scenes but serves the same purpose. It's a good way to keep everything organized and review your story in a concise, manageable way.
What's in a scene?
A scene is a piece of the story where something changes. That's it. You probably need a location for logistical purposes, but you don't even need character
SCeA Summer Showcase *CLOSED-RESULTS POSTED*:iconstorm-coast:SCeA Summer Showcase *CLOSED-RESULTS POSTED*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Results have been posted! You can find them here:
*EDIT 2: Judging is nearly complete and should be posted within the next couple days. Thank you all for your incredible patience!*
*The showcase is officially closed for entries! Thank you so much to everyone who participated, it's been so much fun seeing all of your amazing art. We will begin judging promptly, and I'll post an estimated time of completion for you guys soon.*
Welcome to the Storm Coast Equestrian Acres Summer Showcase!
- End Date: November 1st, 2014 (Extended from Aug. 1st)
- Location: Maine, USA
- Classes: Variety of English, Western, and other classes
- All stables welcome! Don't have to be registered with any horse art groups.
Serenity Lake's Horse Trials 2012 - CLOSEDDeadline: February 17th 2013Serenity Lake's Horse Trials 2012 - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time of year again! Serenity Lake are getting busy getting involved with the showing and of course there is the yearly event to take place on the property itself.
The event includes 3-day eventing, with the option to take part individually in the classes!
It all takes place in the competition park (number 3 on the map)
Pregistration is not required
All horses must be aged 4 years or over
All riders must be aged 18 years or over
Maximum 2 horses per class from each stable, riders can ride as many times as they want
The same horse entered in 3DE cannot participate individually as well, and vice versa
Tracing is not permitted - excludes skeleton tracing
Photo backgrounds are not permitted
It is not required to be HorseArt-RPG registered
All breeds are welcomed
kuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSEDhosted by kuschelirmel-stockkuschelirmel's Stock Use Contest CLOSED7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't had a contest in a while and, well, it's simply time to have one again However, due to my personal time constraints it's not one with lots of judges, instead the only judge will be me.
Thank you all for your entries!
There were a whooping 56 entries making it real difficult to
choose the winners, so please give me a few days
And the Winners are...
Stock Use Co
Tips for Beginners MembersLast Updated on 20th NovemberTips for Beginners Members5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Four years ago I created my account and literally was lost, I had many doubts, and in those years I discovered many things and decided to do a special blog with such useful information for beginners because every day brings new members who are also lost, then I am posting this to try and help in some way some beginners
Start in the community in a good way.
Be an active member and try to participate and be part of the community, participate in contests, events, make friends, make journal feature, it is always good to see people sharing works, it does not matter if you still do not have many watchers, it's always good to see works being sharing and helping promote. Post your work in groups so that people can see your art and promote yourself, and always try to thank the comments and accept critics in a positive way. Always be correct and honest person, do not steal, copy
Creative Challenge # 1-Conjoined Pumpkins- CLOSED!****CHALLENGE CLOSED! I'll post my winner, the Viewer's Favorite Poll and the next Challenge Tomorrow!****Creative Challenge # 1-Conjoined Pumpkins- CLOSED!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my lovelies!
If you saw my latest poll you know that I was considering beginning a monthly challenge where I would randomly choose an image from my gallery and give you guys one month to create something absolutely wonderful with it. The results of the poll were positive so I have decided to start the first challenge on October 1st! And what a better month than to choose one of the many pumpkins in my gallery for a Harvest/Halloween/Samhain/Hop-tu-Naa themed challenge.
Seth has chosen the conjoined pumpkins for you guys to whet your appetites with; he says it looks like a big butt... gotta love kids!
You must use the required image listed above in your artw
Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members270 members! :iconeagerbeaverplz:Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The art of giving a critique...Lets be honest - getting a critique is hard. Most of the time you put some hard work and even some love in your work and then you get a critique and that is not easy to digest. It is never only a critique on your work as it is always a critique on you.The art of giving a critique...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
BUT often you asked for the critique yourself. The reasons can differ but most of the people really want to learn something from critiques. Of course there are a few that only seek for applause but i think that is not the majority.
Who asks for critique wants a critique.
And giving a critique is hard too. If you are not an obnoxious self centered jerk then you are always a bit unsure about your own opinion. You know you have limits and so giving a critique always holds the possibility of errors. And if you are a sensible person then you want to give the person whose work you critique something valuable. You want to help him.
There are even some tutorials out there that describe how to give a criti
UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS If you want to be part of this list, with its unrestricted stocks, post in the comments I'll add.UNRESTRICTED USE STOCK ACCOUNTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Before using stock, check the rules on the artist's page to verify that they have not changed. )If you have an unrestricted stock account and would like to be included in the list above, all the images in your account must be unrestricted.
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Femininity Stocksyou NEED this!Femininity Stocks5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Scrapbook Style Tutorial Trong journal này mình sẽ chi sẻ một số bí quyết, cách design của mình trong style scrapbook : D (ngồi rảnh viết cái journal nhảm nhảm ý mà :v)Scrapbook Style Tutorial10 months ago in Personal More Like This
• Một số cách design và bí quyết siêu nhảm của mình :<
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- Resources có thể tùy chọn theo sở thích của bạn, có thể là sắc màu, cổ điển, fantasy,...miễn hợp với sở thích của bạn. Chỉ cần bạn thích là được, đừng quan tâm tới ý kiến người khác !
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- Với resources sắc màu, vì nó mang tính chất