Dialogue WorkshopI want this workshop to be somewhat different from other workshops -- I'm going to break this down into two categories: technical elements and personal advice.Dialogue Workshop1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
And I hate to say this, but the following information in this workshop only works if applied. Osmosis and good intentions do not work. Sorry.
PRE-EMPTIVE TLDR NUTSHELL
To write effective dialogue, there has to be a basic understanding of what communication is. Wikipedia sums it up nicely: the meaningful exchange of information between two or more people. It's easy but not at the same time.
This has to do with actual concepts for crafting effective dialogue. For the most part, I had to research the details but you'll be able to pick out what I added on my own. You know how I get and if you don't, you soon will. No apologies for that.
Links to the websites I used will follow.
Some of the worst advice I've seen and that I'm s
Art HistoryArt History 1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconprojecteducate:
- What is Art History -
We are a Community Relations Project - looking at the History of the genres and art we love today.
This is open to any member of dA. CV's, Senior members, Beta testers, Subbed and Unsubbed accounts - EVERYONE.
- How to get
Head over to projecteducate and ask!
- Completed Articles -
There are no issues with covering a topic that has already done, but please consider what has been covered an
5 things + 10 more + 20!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/creativity-_n_3956110.html5 things + 10 more + 20!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
be honest with yourself about the things you are doing in this article
deal with them
and then go conquer your shit
10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking: http://ispeakquotes.com/quotes/10-mental-blocks-of-creative-thinking
"However great a man's natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once." — Jean Jacques Rousseau
close to my heart... top 20 literary quotes about short stories: http://writerswrite.co.za/the-top-20-literary-quotes-about-short-stories
My deviantART StoryI joined deviantART when I was still in college. in 2004, the fall of my senior year. Mostly to look at fan art. I think a lot of us started out here this way. Admit it. Don't be shy!My deviantART Story3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I started posting some amateur photography, mostly self-portraits (which I'd like to think could have been, you know, better if I'd a) had a better camera and b) known how to use the camera that I had). I posted some DIY clothes I was making and selling to pour souls on eBay who didn't know how terrible I was. (I didn't know I was terrible, to be fair. I was having fun. And art is really about fun, isn't it? About joy?) These forays into the textile arts lead to a bit of a pissing match with JLLopez, which I'm sure she doesn't remember and which I get a laugh out of now. But I digress.
Anyway, it wasn't long before I looked past the visual arts. And I was like, oh, look, a literature community! Look at all these noobs! WATCH ME SCHOOL THE NOOBS.
FINISH WHAT YOU STARThttp://writerswrite.co.za/basic-plot-structure-the-five-plotting-moments-that-matterFINISH WHAT YOU START1 year ago in Personal More Like This
stop playing with your own shit in the dark and get it the fuck done
//leave me alone
///you got nine days
////unless it's an emergency
an interesting sentence from an excruciatingly long farticle/review of books that do this (excruciating because i have shit to do): "Whenever a writer comments on his or her own work, there's inevitably an attempt — futile and foolish — to control how readers engage with that work."
my research for the day --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPP8w0wMRgQ&list=RD02kp_bI2vU7dE
Suck it up, weenies! A short treatise on NaNoWriMoIt's October right now. And that means every writer I know is buzzing about NaNoWriMo. Is it a good idea, is it a bad idea, am I doing it, have I done it before, can I do it again, do I have time...blah blah blah. Suck it up, y'all. Nose meet grindstone. [Insert hard-working cliché here.]Suck it up, weenies! A short treatise on NaNoWriMo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This might be a rumor or just something I made up, but I think there's a reason that they put NaNoWriMo in what, for many of us, is one of the most chaotic times of the year. American Thanksgiving ( and the holiday shopping and family visiting that this entails). Finals -- or studying for finals -- for writers who are in middle school, high school, college, graduate programs. Local and national Elections in the States.
And there are plenty of day-to-day things that come up wheth
Tell Your Story: Fiction ChallengeI absolutely love fiction, but tend not to dedicate much time to it myself in between uni and what painting I can get done in between it. In light of this along with the series of paintings Ive done with little real direction Id very much like to give fiction-go-ers something fun! This competition is OPEN from now until January 1st 2013!Tell Your Story: Fiction Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHATS THIS ALL ABOUT?
I have painted a series of pictures that go together. In the past I have been asked about the story behind them, however I have to admit Im a dreadful artist and generally theres nothing too deep in any of my artwork. I see something cool in my head - I paint/draw it! However this series of pictures has most certainly evolved to a point where they could paint images of a fantastic journey. What is it? you decide!
Im not a fan of rules and all they do in this case is squander creativity!
* Competition is OPEN until January 1st 2013!
Maim Your Protagonist: A Contest by lacoterieYou create them. You love them. You nurture them. You literarily give them the world as their playground.Maim Your Protagonist: A Contest by lacoterie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then you put them through hell.
Here at lacoterie we want to see exactly how rough you can be on your protagonists, and, in honour of Halloween, we're bringing you a contest to do just that.
Protagonist must be maimed in course of narrative.
55-1000 words, prose.
No obvious maiming - i.e. legs, arms, heads*.
Maiming must cause some sort of problem for protagonist (i.e. it can be a papercut, but that papercut better do a helluva lot of work to impact the narrative. like. earth-shattering epic papercut).
Protagonist must hate themselves at the end.
[hint] There are more ways to cause injury than harming the body.
Incorporate a wedding (in honour of TwilightPoetess); how you incorporate it is entirely up to you, but it needs to be in there somewhere.
Must be a new piec
Transliterations: Photocopier Contesttransliterations' Photocopier ContestTransliterations: Photocopier Contest3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
transliterations aims to promote and prompt literature in translation. Translation here means to move from one language to another, whether that language be English, Greek, paint, photography or music; we are all about bringing different artforms and artworlds together. From sculpture to silent film and musical structure to mistranslation, we've spent the last six months banging art mediums together to see what noises they make--and now, for only the second time in history we're offering you monetary incentives to join in!
You will need:
One (1) camera
One (1) computer
One (1) sense of oneness with the universe (optional)
Yes, the first thing we're asking you to do is take a photo. Don't worry, we'll get into the writing part later! This photo doesn't have to be captured professionally, be in focus or on quality film or even look good. It does, however, have to be taken specifically for t
Stop Using Subscript in Your LitOr, Why Tiny Text Is Bad.Stop Using Subscript in Your Lit2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
(FACT: It's not just because some of us have crappy vision.)
I know some of you like the effect, but here's the deal: do whatever you want on your own monitor and keep your hands off mine.
Did you know that, in Windows, holding Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down changes font size? You do now, and it's not much harder to change zoom size on a Mac (I hear it is most likely cmd++ or cmd+- , cmd+0 reverts it to the original size). I know it's just as easy in Linux, anyway.
I already have my browser's text size display set to what I want, thank you very much.
Anyone who uses Word must be familiar with the concept of font size in points: 12pt Times New Roman, especially, when it comes to turning in essays for teachers. (And 13pt periods for those of you who couldn't hit that minimum page count )
Well, here's the deal: Web display doesn't work quite the same way. You can force all text to be 16
George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic ShortsThese free videos are supplementary to The Art Department's Graphic Novels with George Pratt premium content series.George Pratt: Graphic Novel and Comic Shorts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
George Pratt: Definition of a Graphic Novel
George Pratt: Definition of a Comic Book
George Pratt: Sketchbook
George Pratt: Sketchbook Materials
George Pratt: Materials for Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Substrates for Watercolor and Pen & Ink
George Pratt: Reference
George Pratt: Story Development
George Pratt: Materials for Watercolor
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
Featuring 2011Closing final 2011, I would like to show my collection precious pieces from my folder.Featuring 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
All of them gave me pleasure.
First Snow by x-pyre12 Soulkeepers update by Alizadeh-Art
Crazy Clown by BalloonTomb WE'RE JUST TAKING IT BACK by shichigoro756 blind by vuzel Entropy 1 by Bibire .in the hands of love II. by Intimately :thumb243726625:
PSYCHOTIC BREAK by davegoldartgallery GR 302 by JManzi Mother's by fashioneyes
Until I'm back...Until I'm back...7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ONCE by Ensomniac
thoughts branching by thomasbossert
Garden of time by milenkadelic
Expectations by milenkadelic
Ikiru by Chiyuky
Legend by Chiyuky
I Wish........ by TriciaS
Princess.....and the pea...... by TriciaS
Lunar Abyss by offermoord
One Year AnniversaryHappy Anniversary!One Year Anniversary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One year ago, this group was created
we are honored to have grown to over 400 members
and over 500 watchers.
Thank you to all of you for your constant support and your wonderful submissions!
You have all played an essential role in the success of this group.
Thanks to everyone who participated,
here's the feature.
In a Poppy field: by SeventhFairy Lightness of soul by Sisterslaughter165
Chiroptero by Surehuinel Smell of loneliness by SheerHeart :thumb360721747: No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep by emilieleger
:thumb324463814: The Essence by MindTuber Breaths of Rose by Lilac90
The Time of My Life by Aeirmid ...Endurance... by teodoratan Alone In Darkness by SharonLeggDigitalArt
Steeple Condemned by fensterer Desired Surge by ianvicknair :thumb345594700: Cathedral of pain by Morsprin
POTW 17.09 - 23.09.2012 & MEMBERS PEARLSPOTW 17.09 - 23.09.2012 & MEMBERS PEARLS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
17.09.2012 - 23.09.2012
Please have a look to his wonderful gallery and support this creative artist.
Read more about Richard
Deep into the roots by Bernardumaine Sensual Bipolar woman by DaawwW Obsession by Xeeming
Summer Day by Ralu77 Shinrabanshou by laycass Gaping by Gloom82 The Transition by JoffsArt
Trysting Pointe by richardcgreen Lara Jade by Angelles-LaVeau Wide Open by baconworm Release the Balloons! III (painting) by chadmichaelartwork Parachute Woman_2 by richardcgreen
Sit. Good Boy. by Simanion Drip, drip, drip by fizzyjinks Nefilims 001 by danythemummy
Manon by gelgezek Balancing act by Bernardumaine Peaceful by gelgezek Get Out of My Head by chadmichaelartwork
Thank you for joining our group!
You all make this group so unique.
Much thanks for sharing your
You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams, XIVYou Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams, XIV8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Poet by BeatrizMartinVidal Under the same stars by Lumi7
The Owls Three by IsaiahStephens Ode to the Evolutionary Theory by blackdahliah
Ornithologist by RevolverWinds The Muses Awaken by Canankk Where there's a will... by saperlipop
Thanks for stopping by.
creative folks IIcreative folks II1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
featuring outstanding art
D-Red by Pierre-LagardeAlmost Trine by Einsilbig
Today in Creative folks:
Hell Maw by RevolverWinds
Gaga for DadaThis weeks topic: gaga for dadaGaga for Dada2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Learning about art history can foster creativity, give us a better understanding of art, and inspire us to go beyond our limits. Over the next few months, I am going to be periodically publishing articles about different schools and styles from the Modernist period. I hope these articles not only help you gain a better understanding of history but inspire and challenge you. Thank you for reading.
what is dadaism?
Design is History EXPLAINS IT AS:
"Dada was a cultural movement that was concentrated on anti-war politics which then made its way to the art world through art theory, art manifestoes, literature, poetry and eventually graphic design and the visual arts. The movement, although Dadaists would not have been happy calling it a movement, originated in Switzerland and spread across Europe and into the United States, which was a safe haven for many writers during World War I.
An anti-art movement, Dad
Circling aroundAs the planet turns and the northern hemisphere rotates into spring,Circling around3 years ago in Personal More Like This
while down in the southern hemisphere hints of autumn are creeping into the early morning,
I started thinking about circles.
Cue music ... "It's the ci..ircle of life ...".
Now you're going to have that in your head all day.
Caged Heart ATC by hogret fruit by Pierrots-Frown Bird with Fish Exquisite Corpse by LauraTringaliHolmes
Meadowlark by audreysmith matchbox 8 by woefoep Style book collaboration 2 by myroski
zukunft by sozialfuzzi Rodamons by carlesgomila I put a spell on you by silent-arsonist
cool by B-Roots tomato by esendemirci man's hand by stringraphy
menopausal depression by misspaperclip the mechanics of free thought by steve2727 Let me Try by aureliemonjarde
beneath the pressure by KatDiestel botanical sublime by Robert-Alan Mixed Media Assemblage 239 by GregPDX
Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...This week we love to feature marcgosselin :iconmarcgosselin: as member of the week. He's a very talented and creative Traditional Artist!Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photomanipulation :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photography :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Remembering the days by KarelSopek An Ancient Space by tourofnature Light Up My Light Bulb by DiamonEyes Camouflage by KelzJoannides
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Digital Painting - Vector :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Steampunk - Melissa -Parallel Earth by Uryenn Big Guns by M3-f faces by DanNeamu Mind Games by Mariano-PetitDeMurat Hopeless by 1oshuart A Prayer Before I Sleep: Father NATHANIEL McKENZIE by IJS-Creations
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Traditional :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Ventral, Hound of Daniel by VentralHound the waiting room by EvilineMoonflesh Through the Iris I by nimra Scaretale by STelari third eye by Sasha-Drug The Musician's Hands by Jeff-Bartels
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Social Issues, Cause -Art With Attitude :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Frida in the 21st Century by SabinaNore Pipe Smoking a Pipe by Zyryphocastria :thu
Collages by RevolverWinds:iconrevolverwinds: :iconrevolverwinds: :iconrevolverwinds:Collages by RevolverWinds10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMansions of The Mind8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very lon
A new selectionIt has been a while since I shared great art with you and I thought it is time to celebrate new extraordinary ideas and wonderful people who don.t rest but create and they have worked with their imagination to transform regular things in gratefulness.A new selection3 years ago in Personal More Like This
here are my choices for this feature:
bum by DanielGrzeszkiewiczLachesis by calirezo
Tattooed Vision by visionizorBetween the silence by marzenaabl:thumb191478427:Wrapped surround by SheelaSingla
GreenMan by knotty-inksTHE STARTING POINT by JabLab by JabLabLegend by ZawArt:thumb187748939:
The room with two mirors by toft00MOMENTUM MORE by MillerTanyai'm just the moon by MinzileIIT 2 by PeterZigga
Inner space of... by HectorPineda:thumb242515013:Qui de la poule by ahembeInstitution by xiaocaca
falling leaf by partiallyHereDo You Know That by Canankk
:thumb262552439:almanac theory by oneoftheclanThe Machine. by CigarohWorry by hearthy
Anima by SheerHeartLa segunda muerte by HectorPinedaExarp by TALONABRAXASThe Candor of the Impressions by MarianaPalova
A requiem for childhood by DrumsOfWarDeca Dances by Paula-RosaM10 First Contact by Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoMHamlet's ear by Ralu77
touch of colour by Flockhart:thumb1961137