the legend of Prince Vilks Nightshade II: Part 5When The black swords solders attacked they were easily beaten when Nightshade used the gitara śmierci they didn't know that Nightshade was there, the wounded solders that where left on the battle field (after the black swords retreated) where brought in to the city and there wounds where tended to and they where set free. After that Zack and Penny Hardesco finished telling Nightshade there plan to invade the D.O.L capital and set free all the prisoners and experiments there was a problem village need a lieder, one that could train them how to use weapons and how to use there special and very diverse abilities. "Who could be there lieder" was the question on every ones mind, thin Penny remembered a very interesting experiment that had the power of every one he has ever met even if there power c
PE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dALit Basics WeekPE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dA1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
It goes without saying that being noticed on dA as an artist isn't easy. Add in the fact that you're submitting literature to a predominantly visual arts site and you have an even lower chance of being noticed. Your friendly Literature Community Volunteers do their best to feature an array of poetry and prose, but even that is only a single day feature of ONE of your deviations. Getting a following or even just getting deviants to read your lit and give feedback is hard work. But you'll see a common denominator amongst those deviants that have made it.
It's community involvement. You shouldn't expect to receive if you're not willing to give. But how exactly can accomplish that? Is going to random Lit Groups and leaving critique on a dozen or so deviations a week enough? Probably not. Will participating in group challenges, prompts and contests get you noticed? Not by itself. What if you run a weekly or bi-weekly feature article of Literature on dA? Still, no.
How to Write a Query LetterPublishing WeekHow to Write a Query Letter8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
A query is kind of what it sounds like -- you're ASKING an agent or publisher if they're interested in seeing your book. But a query is more than hey what's up I'm awesome my book is awesome look at it plz! You have to write a professional letter that will entice the person who will read it into writing back with a HECK YES SHOW ME YOUR BOOK! (Okay, they probably won't say it like that. But you get the gist.)
The first line in your query should be:
Dear Ms./Mr. AgentLastName OR Dear Ms/Mr. EditorLastName
This might sound obvious, but you never EVER want to address a query with Dear Sirs/Madams or To Whom it May Concern. You also don't want to address it to the publisher or the agency. You are writing a specific agent or a specific editor, whom you've taken the time to research. You know what this person likes and you think he or she will like your book. So address them personally.
The next lines should should look something like:
When and How to EditLit Basics WeekWhen and How to Edit1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Earlier in the week I got into what editing is and how to love it. Now, let's talk about the entrée following this apéritif: when to edit, and how to do it. And, perhaps even more importantly, how to stop.
Stop, you say?!
Yeah, it's really not that hard to get caught up in this perfectionist funk where all you do is wind around in circles on the same piece. Curb it from the beginning by having an idea of where you want to end. What should the reader walk away thinking about? What should the reader walk away feeling? Do things move fast enough to be interesting?
I stop editing when I get to a point where all my edits are just minor wording tweaks. At that point I'll go back and forth, and I'm not even changing the overall impression the story creates. If it's not productive, it's not worthwhile.
Now that we've gotten dessert out of the way:
tWR Interviews: Characters, Imagery and MetaphorsHello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Characters, Imagery and Metaphors9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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I would like to take this as an occasion to remind the readers that what these deviants say isn't "The One And Only Truth", but rather concepts to analyse, think about, and learn from. Whether you learn from agreement, or disagreement with them, it depends on you alone.
Today we're interviewing SilverInkblot, BeccaJS and DrippingWords on imagery/metaphors for poetry, and SadisticIceCream and LadyLincoln (with help from julietcaesar, illuminara, neurotype and LiliWrites) on character building for prose.
If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:
All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!2 years 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
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics WeekLiterary Terminology Guide1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Tips: How to get started with the lit community!Hello everyone! My name is Ricky Alaniz otherwise known as chromeantennae and today, I wanna give you guys a little guide on how I really got started here. How I got my name out there a little bit more and really got the courage to do more around these parts.Tips: How to get started with the lit community!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
First off, understand that 99% of the literature community here on deviantART will give you just as much in return as you give back to it. It's a natural, human thing. But if you don't give back, you won't receive. That's always the number one thing to remember, but also that we're all here to support each other. Even the most popular of deviants started right where you are. Yes, even the Senior Members and lit CVs were newbies here on this site at one point too. And I know some people are intimidated by Senior Members and literature CVs but these folks are the LAST people to be intimidated by! They're in these positions for the exact opposite reasons-- they're not evil-doers or big bad monsters ready to reject whatever you sugge
tWR Interviews: To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme?Hello everyone, and welcome to another chapter of our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme?10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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First of all, let me say that the writers we are interviewing today, kiwi-damnation, williamszm and now Nichrysalis, are incredible. I have so much respect for their skills.
Secondly, one mysterious deviant is still missing from the interview, so stay tuned for when this will be updated because they're quite worth your while too.
And thirdly, we have a small appearance by the lovely jade-pandora. (:
Previous tWR Interviews: On WritingPros
tWR Interviews: On WritingTogether with our Mentorship Project, we'll be releasing a series of interviews with experienced writers and members of our community. They will all have a different focus, according to the parts of the Project they are paired with.tWR Interviews: On Writing11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This being the first article, it will contain some general advice on writing. It will be updated as more deviants contribute to it, so keep an eye out!
The deviants who so kindly shared their views with us for this article are silvernium, HugQueen, inknalcohol, SadisticIceCream , SRSmith, chromeantennae and PinkyMcCoversong and SingingFlames. (: I did take the liberty of bolding what I personally think are the most important parts of their answers, since this is a pretty long article, but that doesn't mean you should read just those.
What's your ideal writing environment, if any?
SingingFlames, " I enjoy writing on my laptop, leaning back (all right, slouching) into my living room couch. My cat keeps me company, warm
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.17Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.172 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"WHAT?!" you yelled.
Jeff nodded and continued.
"Some people use this sign to have a deal with a devil. They kill people to have power to do what they want, when they want it.."
"But..... why did I draw this?" you said.
"I don't know but we'll find out who's making you draw it. Maybe they want something in return." He said.
You sighed and walked outside to get your mind off of these signs. Unfortunately, it didn't work; It kept coming back and you heard a voice. You got up and saw no one there.
"W-Who's there?" you said.
'maybe I'm just tired' you thought.
Then you heard a bullet shot and you jumped. You looked at the woods and ran in there. You ran until you heard another bullet and a woman scream. You tried to follow the scream and you tripped. You fell hard on the ground and your head started to bleed a little. You got up and try to see but everything w
tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry BasicsHello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry Basics10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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The other articles posted are:tWR Interviews: On Writing
What will this article's interviews center on?
This interview will be double:
with Carmalain7, Vigilo, jade-pandora and betwixtthepages answering questions about poetry, and illuminara and LiliWrites answering about prose.
The second lesson of our Mentorship Project for poetry will be about verses, linebreaks, stanzas and other basics. And the prose lesson will be on paragraph division and dialogue. So our guests will be answering some questions about these aspects of writing.
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.3Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.32 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I snuck in (y/n)'s room while she was sleeping and look like an angel from heaven. Her (h/l),(h/c) was shining and blocking some of her face so I moved it. When I did (y/n) look like she wanted to wake up but she didn't. I quietly opened the door and tip-toed down the stairs and I see Isaiah sleeping on couch with his neck all ready for me to cut through until I feel bone to blade. I was a feet away from slicing his throat but then I heard a door open so I knew it was (y/n). she opened the door but only went to use the restroom. So when used the restroom, I was right in front of Isaiah and I heard waking up. when he opened his eyes, I saw the fear in eyes and was about to scream for (y/n) but I covered his mouth before he said anything or something. I went to his ear and whispered
"I don't like you. but you look awfully tired, I'll help you GO-TO-SLEEP!!!!"
he was shaking in fear when I laid the blade on his th
tWR Interviews: Poetic ProseHello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Poetic Prose7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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We literally have tons of people helping for this interview, since our article stockpile for it was rather small: SilverInkblot, jade-pandora, kiwi-damnation, thetaoofchaos, illuminara, LiliWrites, neurotype, julietcaesar, LadyLincoln, raspil and me (TheMaidenInBlack) will tell you abour poetic prose!
If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:On WritingProse and Poetry Basics
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.6Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.62 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
After you explained to Slendy why you're here, he just got up and walked to Jeff.
"She can stay bu-" Slendy said but got interrupted by Jeff
"Yes!!!!" Jeff yelled, all happy.
"But she has to be a proxy if she's going to live here." Slendy said, but Jeff gave him a 'what?' look.
"You mean like an assistance?" You said all confused.
"Yes, but not my proxy. But you'll be Jeff's proxy." said Slendy.
"WHAT?!" you and Jeff said at the same time.
You tried to tell Slendy you don't want to be Jeff's proxy but he left for a meeting. You turned around and see jeff giving you a flirty look.
"What?" you said.
"Since you're my proxy, I can make you do whatever I want." he said getting close you.
"So?!" you said, crossing your arms.
Jeff tried to closer to you but, the little girl went up to you.
"Hi, I'm Sally!" the little girl said.
"Hi Sally." you said with a smile.
Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?At this point, you've all had awesomesauce articles on word choice, varying sentences, dialect, and dialogue. Which is great, because it cuts my job down to five minutes of nattering on about how you bring all these elements together to create that elusive thing people always go on about: VOICE.Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Voice is the personality of the book.
You know that thing about avoiding cliché except every single plotline ever has been done and has the TVTropes article to prove it and OH GODS WHY?!?!
Voice solves 97% of that. It lends originality to your story by tossing a filter over the whole thing. 'The Shining' needed that kid-voice so readers could stare in horror over his shoulder, understanding things like the dark cloud of suicide in his father's head without having his reaction ruin half a page of ominous build. 'Dir
Writers' Block: The MythLit Basics WeekWriters' Block: The Myth1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
We've all suffered from sitting down at our desk, booting up our computer, ready to start writing a story and BAM nothing comes out. We sit there and sit there and still nothing comes out. We put everything away and try again the next day but have the same results. Then we go to our favourite blog site and write a journal about how the world is horrible and we're suffering from writers' block.
But are we really suffering from a block?
If, on the third day, someone came to us and said, "Have two pages, double spaced in 12pt text written by tomorrow at noon on a topic of your choosing and I'll give you $1,000," would we still be unable to produce something? I'm sure if given a deadline and incentive like this, the majority of us would be able to write two pages, double spaced in 12pt text by tomorrow at noon. Proving that writers' block is a myth. Well, in most cases.
I'm not saying there is absolutely no such thi
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics WeekEverything You've Learned About Writing is a Lie1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.4Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.42 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You woke up and find your room filled with every police man and woman you know in there.
"D-Dad?" you said which made everyone gasp and look at you besides your dad that just ran up to you and hugged you really tight.
"(y/n), I'm so sorry I left you home and wasn't there when the killer came kiddo" your dad said crying on your shoulder. you pat him on the back and hugged back. then you remember about Isaiah and you wanted to be sure that he's safe.
"Dad, where's Isaiah?!" you said in a blink in an eye, he respond.
"He's in a hospital from his injuries last night but he'll be okay."
"Can we go see him? I just want to see if he's okay dad." you said with a worried look on your face.he gave you a worried look as well but, he nodded and told every cop to get out your so you can change. You put a (f/c) shirt, black leather jacket, faded blue jeans, and a black hat that has (f/c) letters that says R
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.2Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I saw (y/n)'s dad coming to me when I laughed so hard and the next I know, he was right in front of me. I didn't what to do cause I can't kill him, that would hurt (y/n)'s heart and ruin my chance with her. But he didn't noticed me and just got a sketchbook that had (y/n) name on it next to the tree. But when I walked out, he noticed me by an instant.
"HEY!! YOUNG MAN, COME HERE RIGHT NOW!!" (y/n)'s dad yelled.
I did what I told and then he was in front of me.
"Son, shouldn't you be in school?" he said.
"huh? what?" I was confused.
"Son, go to school and take off that make-up, you might be mistaken by the killer boy?" then it hit me, he didn't know who I was. AWESOME!!
"Yes sir" I lied to him. He just nodded and drove off. Then I went back to (y/n)'s room and watch TV.
*******TIME SKIP*******TIME SKIP***********TIMESKIP*************TIMESKIP*********************TIME
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.11Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.112 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You woke up and find everyone in there, except for Jeff, looking at you with a surprised look in their face. You gave them a look and tried to get up but Eyeless Jack wouldn't let you.
"You can't get up right now (y/n). Not until you're healed." Jack said.
"What happened?" you asked, all confused.
"Um...........You were stabbed in the stomach and been out for a long time." he sad, scratching the back of his neck.
"How long?" you said, all worried.
"Three days (y/n)." he said.
You were shocked. You didn't what to say. You didn't believe what he was saying.
"T-T-Three days?!" You yelled.
He nodded and Sally went up to you to gives you a small present in her hand and you opened it to find a small teddy bear with your name on it.
"Thanks Sally and you didn't tell about Jane did you?" you said, all awkward.
"Jane told us (y/n)" BEN said, interrupting you.
"Oh....." you said putting your head down.
"And next time,