How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
The Crying DragonThe Crying DragonThe Crying Dragon3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A powerful dragon is sad.
Sad because she is alone with
no one to love.
No one to be with.
No one to share her life with.
With no one to love her.
So she will cry until there is someone
to love her.
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:
Improve your writing! Tips and techniquesMy guide to....Improve your writing! Tips and techniques2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Improving your writing by eliminating the bad stuff and stocking up on the goods
Hey, aspiring writers. Is your New Year's resolution to improve your writing? I know you're out there. Whether any of you are reading this is anyone's guess, but I'm being as hopeful as I can. If any of you are looking for improvement, simply skim this journal entry and, hopefully, take away some enlightenment in a small doggy bag.
I've been taking note of writing tutorials and would like to share with you my knowledge in the following categories:
1) Cliches: spotting them, avoiding them, and fixing them
2) Plot development
3) Characters: names, development, and what not to do
5) Being accurate
4) Additional topics
5) Gremmer and spelingg
6) Self and peer editing
How to get comments - For WritersRecently, a member of the group I help admin, Authors-Club, brought to our attention that since joining,How to get comments - For Writers7 months ago in Writing More Like This
they really haven't been getting any feedback on their work, and were wondering how to get remedy this.
After giving it some thought, here's a quick "How to get comments" tutorial, pertaining to you authors out there.
Get comments on your writing!!
Many visual artists will tell you that finding that niche of followers who consistently comment on your work is hard. You either have to be in a fandom, and post up lots of fan art, have a kick ass style, or promote yourself till your fingers bleed. Writers, on the other hand, don't have that visual one up. Someone can't just look at the words on your page and go, THIS is the author I've been looking for! They have to take time out of their day to really read your work, and if you've got more than one ch
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Improvement Writing Prompt (updated)Improving Past Works ProjectImprovement Writing Prompt (updated)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you're anything like me, which I'm finding a lot of artists and writers are, you've kept just about every scrap of paper you've touched over the years. Wither it's a poem, to a doodle you liked, to even just a single sentence you love, and find inspiring- you probably have some stuff stock piled somewhere that you can go back and look and see where you've come from.
As someone who LOVES looking at improvement meme's that artists put up, and who joins groups like Improvement-Club, I can't get enough of these types of things. Seeing where an artist started, and where they've ended up makes me feel like there's hope for everyone out there to get better, and that everyone's had the same struggles. It reminds th
Journal Entry - Sept 11th: Contest Begin!!!!!! Hello all members of Dragon Traditional Art!!!!! How are you doing so far this week??Journal Entry - Sept 11th: Contest Begin!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As usual, before announcing any further news, I’ll stand in behalf of our group and present our warmest welcome to our group’s newest members!!! Let’s put them under the spotlight!!!
:iconEmiAysu: :iconSlight-Sly: :iconDiiky:
[Flame] As I’ve promised, the contest will be started NOW!!! [:squee:] As said, this contest will be a very challenging one! [La la la la] And, now’s the moment of truth: The subject of our next contest is:
“EASE YOUR SOUL”
Sounds challenging enough??
[Flame] Okay, now everyone has known about the contest’s theme. But before participating, please read the contest’s rules thoroughly to avoid any misconception or mistakes!
[Star!] General rules [Star!]
[Bullet; Green] You
Old News: Korra Season 1 DVD trailerA trailer has surfaced online for a previously unannounced Legend of Korra DVD, making it likely that Nickelodeon does in fact have plans to release the series in that format. 16 days ago this trailer was posted on youtube. This trailer does seem like an official Nickelodeon production – note the end title, peppered with copyrights for Nickelodeon and Viacom – so despite of the current lack of official confirmation, it seems reasonable to be cautiously optimistic.Old News: Korra Season 1 DVD trailer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, the trailer does not specify a date or even a season for the release, instead employing that tantalizing assurance that the DVD will be “coming soon.” No mention is made either of special features or commentaries, though extras like these were always included on the official DVDs for Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Still, If nothing else, this trailer does make us nostalgic for the wonderful whirlwind that was season 1, and gives us the opportunity to look forward with fresh eyes as to what
How to: Have a Healthy Relationship with your ArtThere are artists of all kinds - the type that think that they'll never be good as (insert popular artist here) or the ones that are perfectly content with their style despite the obvious anatomical imperfections that they constantly get critiqued on. There are those who are 'too lazy' to correct blatant errors and there are those who beat themselves vigorously for shading that one area wrong. I notice this a lot and it upsets me how hard people can be on themselves or how much one refuses to ever try to experiment or improve. So I'm here to help by giving you little tidbits of advice how to improve and become more confident with your artwork! (if you want it!)How to: Have a Healthy Relationship with your Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Accept the fact there are areas you can improve in. - Whether it's coloring, shading, lining, or even just simple anatomy - there probably IS an area that you need improvement in. Take time to look at your work - what you're most proud of. Ask yourself what's working in the image and what isn't - then store that
Happy BirthDay Naruto Uzumaki!"a day like today, born October 10 one of the greatest ninjas of all time, Naruto Uzumaki (うずまきナルト)Happy BirthDay Naruto Uzumaki!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
created by the great mangaka Masashi Kishimoto (岸本斉史) giving a great success, worldwide, becoming one of the most popular series.
all your dreams and goals are met Naruto-Kun and never give up ^ u ^, let's give a Happy BirthDay, our next Hokage "
PD: the next month is the BirthDay of Masashi Kishimoto born November 8
New Contest!!! 'Fantasy Creature'Hi all! We are announcing the new contest! Hope you will like the theme!New Contest!!! 'Fantasy Creature'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
3 partner groups :iconmoment-of-beauty: :iconfantasy-heroes: :iconwhite-haired-men: present:
Our contest begins today on the the 10-th of November and ends on the 14-th of February. (contest prolonged!)
Here is the picture from :iconVenlian: for your inspiration !
Your art could be digital, traditional, 3D
The Contest Task: Create a picture including any fantasy , fantastic or mythological creature that must be necessarily accompanied by human or humanoid . Creature must be 80 % animal . Mermaids , centaurs , werewolves , nagas and all others like that considered to be humanoids .
The Contest Terms:
1. At least two characters on a picture, one of them is a fantasy/fantas
Announcement SuckedAnnoucement made and it sucked. Trolololol.Announcement Sucked2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously not funny. Just this -> https://pokemon.promo.eprize.com/hunt
It was just revealed the english names of the mid forms and the new mons!
Chespin mid evo is called Quilladin
Fennekin mid evo is Braixen
and Froakie mid evo is Frogadier
Plus, the new fossils. The t-rex is called Tyrunt and the long neck is Amaura.
The white doggy is Furfrou and the kitties are Meowstic. (uuugh finally they said at once who's the guy and the lady. The all blue one is the male. YEEEEEEESSSS!)
Plus Pyroar has a female form with a friggin long ponytail instal of mane. Pretty clever.
There's some news about that new anime featuring the first two gen I games. Seems our expectations were right, it's just a special. But a quite long one! It will air in 2nd October and it's 1hour and 50 minutes long! Almost two hours! Better than nothing righ
Monstartist's Halloween Contest!FINAL EDIT: Contest is now CLOSED Thank you everyone who participated! Voting will be done by the admins and I hope to get the results out to you ASAP c: Love you guys <3Monstartist's Halloween Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Contest ends tomorrow! Thank you to everyone who has participated :3 WE love the turn out of creative entries! Voting will start sometime after tomorrow!
EDIT: Exactly one week to get your entires in! Thank you to everyone who has submitted art so far <3
Hello beautiful October! With the coming of Halloween I believe we Monstartists better get our art on!
I've been putting together this contest for quite some time now, and hope you'll all take part!
THEME: Halloween! Whether you wanna draw something scary and frightening or if you're just in it for the candy and costumes! Anything Goes! WE wanna see what Halloween means to you~
-Any medium is accepted
-NO mature content/themes (Blood is allowed!)
-Must follow DA's and the groups rules!
-No tracing or cop
Mascot ContestThe new Dragon-Organisation Contest is going to host a A MASCOT CONTEST!!! :iconweekenddanceplz: In this contest, you are to draw a colorful and amazing dragon mascot for :icondragons-organisation:!!! Make sure to do your absolute best!!!Mascot Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Must be a member
- this journal (optional)
- The mascot MUST have a transparent background
- Has to be an original and you must own it
- Must be finished by the 15th October and it may be extended if people don't finish yet.
Prizes: for 1st Prize
- The Prize will be to have a 1 year feature on my page (if you wish to be a prize donor please note me - :iconjessegc
- The winner will receive 55 (generous 5 bonus from :iconsashasky98, a contributor request from the group, a wallpaper request from :iconShiningstarofwinter: and a and :icondallamaplz: from :iconanimaymay: :iconSashasky98: :iconJessegc: :iconCFxCiarra:
- Get drawing!!! :iconsuperw00tplz:
- Art from :iconSashasky98: She will be able to draw somet
Kale's widdle interview :3Hi! Would you introduce yourself?Kale's widdle interview :31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alright... I am Kale, and I am a naga. (Isn't very sociable at first meetings. )
I heard that you know a person called Natalee Grande. Is this correct?
Why, yes... *smirks* Indeed, I do.
How well you know her? I mean, do you share your secrets or something? Or are you just random mates? Tell us about your relationship.
We are mates and I have known her for as long as I could remember.... I believe it was many months ago, and let me tell you that it was not a pleasant experience for her during our first encounter. We often do a lot of things together like explore, watch Agatha's magic tricks, eat... mostly done by me. =u= That's nice. Would you like some coffee or tea?
Hmmm... I don't know. Perhaps some raspberry tea? (Oh, Kale. With that English accent you sound like a real Brit asking for tea. XD)
Let's start the "what if…" part:
What would she do if she heard about this interview?
I... don't think she would mind, actually.
If she was a
2nd Mega Mewtwo/Mega Garchomp/Evos of the startersEdit 12/9/132nd Mega Mewtwo/Mega Garchomp/Evos of the starters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Again more new Pkmn evos!
here is the evo of Litleo, the little lion one
NEWS for today from the scans of the Corocoro magazine from Japan!
Mewtwo has a 2nd Mega form now
which will only appear in Pkmn X! the currently known Mega form ist for Pkmn Y!
Moreover, the 2nd evolutions of the new starters were realeased and also some other new Pokemon and the mega evolution of Garchomp
some new Pokemon including the Alpaca like Pkmn
so many really great news for today^^
My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 1)My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 1)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rain pounded on my car as I drove up the highway to my college. The sky was cloudy and it was rather chilly. I wanted to get back to the campus soon, or it would be too dark to see where I was driving. It had been a good visit back at mom and dad’s, but they had wanted to visit too long and I’d let time get away from me. It was 9 in the evening…and my housemates would probably be up watching TV or something. I didn’t want them teasing me about returning from home so late…because they’d done that before.
The guys I lived with had long put their family life behind them and very rarely visited their families at home. They often picked on me about visiting my family during certain weekends like this one. Because it was the weekend, I had decided to drive home to visit my mom and dad for a while. Unlike the guys, I missed them and I don’t get to see them very often, especially ever since I started college. They were happy to see me of course,
new plzes !!!:iconFlyWithloveplz: By ME :'3new plzes !!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to use it:
type : iconFlyWithloveplz : without spaces
I didn't draw this ;D
I just created the account ^_____^
Also a collection of plz accounts, I didn't create or draw them
Writer's Tip: All About POVPoint of View. It can change everything. In the most literal sense, POV is the decision of who is narrating your novel, and what they see. POV also refers to the individual viewpoint of your characters, and ultimately, your readers. So where do you start? Well, that’s why I’ve written this article. We will explore the three standard POV options available to every writer, their advantages, disadvantages, and how to choose which one is best for you. Let’s get started.Writer's Tip: All About POV1 year ago in Writing More Like This
First Person POV
I stepped into the room on hesitant feet. Leander, the great Lion King of the river valley lay half-in-shadow at the back corner of the room, his tawny paws illuminated by a shaft of light filtering in through the high windows. His sable tail thumped once, twice, in the haze of dust motes, and my breath caught in my chest. I shouldn’t be here.
First person POV is denoted by the use of “I”, “My”, “Me”, “Mine
Contest OVER :UPDATE: RESULTS!!!!Thank you all so much for participating in the contest! There will be another one soon! Don't worry! Here are the long awaited results! (cough cough, Winners should note the Prize givers on what you want drawn!)Contest OVER :UPDATE: RESULTS!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconNejiRenji15: , :iconakatem: , and I Judged!
1st PLACE: :iconTsukikamii-Hinako: With her picture:
You should contact: :iconNejiRenji15: , :iconakatem: , and me: :iconNaomiGower: for your art prizes.
2nd PLACE: :iconannamae2243: With her picture:
You should contact: :iconNejiRenji15: , :iconakatem: , and me: :iconNaomiGower: for your art prizes.
3rd PLACE: :iconElby88: With her picture:
You should contact: :iconNejiRenji15: , :iconakatem: , and me: :iconNaomiGower: for your art prizes.
You are amazing artists don't give up! (PSSTTT I will send you your points after this journal!)
_______PRIZES________ HERE'S YOUR GOODIES!
35 Points, a 1 character FULL BODY Drawing from me :ic
10 things you didn't know about meI figured I really need to update past that last journal So I'll post some fun facts you probably didn't know about me10 things you didn't know about me4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. I am very very weak against horror. I don't watch horror movies because I won't sleep for weeks. (Yes, there is some horror I can take, but not the extremes)
2. I used to play basketball before I decided to pursue my art talent instead.
3. My left thumb is permanently damaged from a glass accident.
4. I am totally in love with the cowboy, western life, and fantasize of a life on a ranch with lots of horses ^_^
5. I am extremely, extremely aggressive in sports (or sometimes videogames) when I'm playing. Don't ever play against me or even with me, unless you want me screaming in your face at how incompetent you are 'XD (Really, I become a different person...) I feel really bad about this
6. I have never broken a bone, but have had over a hundred stitches throughout my life so far.
7. I have permanent scars on my body. There's two on my fa
Dragon brothers emoticons listFor anyone who wants to have the list of the dragon brothers emoticons plz accounts like it's presented in my profile, just copy-paste the following.Dragon brothers emoticons list3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dragon brothers please accounts:
:icondragoncomfort: :icondragoncomfort: :icondragonfierce: :icondragonfierce:
:iconDragonbrosGlomp: :iconDragonbrosGlomp: :icondragonhug: :icondragonhug:
:icondragonmosquitoplz: :icondragonmosquitoplz: :icondragonpet2plz: :icondragonpet2plz:
:icondragonpetplz: :icondragonpetplz: :icondragonpokeplz: :icondragonpokeplz:
:icondragonawakeplz: :icondragonawakeplz: :icondragonbite1: :icondragonbite1:
:icondragondizzy: :icondragondizzy: :icondragondrink: :icondragondrink: