A heart of a poetHello to all my beautiful friends
For those of you who wonder why I'm not writing lately, well I'm working on a poem, finally I got inspired
And my baby is moving inside It is an amazing feeling to feel him kicking and stretching inside me
Time for our feature, been doing some reading, found some amazing poems again of course these beautiful poets need your support. For those who are featured, try to read these gorgeous poems, give them some love, comments . And dont forget to this journal so more people would read these poems
These features made so many Deviants best friends Try and see [Love]
An Interview with xlntwtchAn Interview with xlntwtch2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's start simple. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Lit life.
I've only had work printed the 'old-fashioned' way in print magazines, both "glossy" and "pulp." I've never self-published and don't consider it. I never wrote a novella or novel and don't intend to. You can find a few of my short pieces (meaning fiction already published) here on dA. Besides journalism, one of the first printed was The Black Bag and I had to rewrite the end for dA because so many readers here didn't "get it." I took that to mean the story was too regional for readers around the world. I rewrote the last two paragraphs to include more description. The rest remains the same.
If a writer here wants a link to a very good book, updated constantly about traditional publishing, I recommend The Writer's Market online. It costs, either per month
Write and Revise Contest: Part 1You thought we were going to let you rest after the Summer Contest, huh? Wrong! We're back with a two-parter to hopefully get you both creating and editing, as all good writers must. This contest is brought to you by VertigoArt, who has rejoined the ranks of DLD as our contest and affiliate admin! Please go give him some love.Write and Revise Contest: Part 12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Part 1: Go Wild!
The first part of the contest is relatively simple: write something. It can be a journal, a stream of consciousness, a scrap of a poem, an idea you've had for ages or one that comes to you in a burst of inspiration.
This part of the contest is open from August 11th to
September 11th, 2012October 11th, 2012.
If you need some help getting started check out prompts set up by our affiliate groups, Live-Love-Write listed in their blog here: http://live-love-write.deviantart.com/blog/ and theWrittenRevolution archived here: http://thewrittenrevolution.deviantart.com
NaNo Pro Tip: Be Accountable (Got Peer Pressure?)There's a reason 300,000 writers do this TOGETHER ever year. NaNoWriMo isn't just a writing exercise, it's a community art movement. It's something that we do with the support of our friends -- the ones we know, the ones we don't know yet, and the ones that will be complete strangers again on December 1st.NaNo Pro Tip: Be Accountable (Got Peer Pressure?)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go Go NaNo!
So how does this ginormous group of people manage to write novels in a month? I mean, let's face it, people do it. Lots of them. And it's not just because they're fantastic, prolific, genius writers. (Some are. But, just sayin'.)
Let's talk about peer pressure. Usually, it's a bad thing. HEY JIMMY, I DARE YOU TO JUMP OFF THAT BRIDGE WITHOUT A HELMET! IT WILL BE HILAAARIOUS. You know, that sort of thing. &
An Interview with a Very Scary DessertInterview With SadisticIceCreamAn Interview with a Very Scary Dessert2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's start simple. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Lit life.
Over the past three or so years, I've been published six times at a number of small, mostly online literary magazines, one of which is now defunct: "Yorick," a bizarro flash fiction story, was published in Sillymess, which no longer exists; "Arms," another bizarro flash fiction story, appeared in Defenestration; "Open at the Close," a prose poem (and the only poem-ish thing I've ever published), can be found in Gone Lawn; "The Thinnest Threads" was printed in The Batter
Who Are the Lit CVs?Who Are the Lit CVs?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's a hard thing to do, but I managed to track down all FOUR of our current Literature Community Volunteers. That's right. There's four of them. In case you've been under a rock lately, Nichrysalis and neurotype were recently upgraded to CVs.
And I had the grand privilege of chatting with each of them. I thought it might be nice to get to know them a little better and find out why they joined the Community Relations team and why they've stayed.
Why did you decide to apply to be a Literature CV?
Beccalicious said, "Okay we actually have to take the delorian back to 2007 when I first applied to be a GM for literature. Then 2008, and 2009 where I whinged at $Moonbeam13 to be one and it never quite happened. Then between 2009-10 I kind of chilled out a bit and got on with some projects before being asked to join the MN@ team and then
Write and Revise Part 2To ReviseWrite and Revise Part 22 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This portion of the contest is open to anyone who is not judging. It is best f you have already submitted something to revise in the first part, but if not you can note =VertigoArt with the piece and he will determine whether or not you may participate with that piece. Ideally the piece you are revising is a free write that you are taking from conception to perfection, but any piece that is not polished fully will do.
The winner of the first portion of this contest will be on even ground with everyone else in this portion.
The deadline for entries is December 7, 2012
Entries must include a link to this contest article in the artist's comment.
Entries must include a t
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Five2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip
People and Portraits Exposed #8People and Portraits Exposed #82 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...
Why do you love dA's Literature Community?Reasons to love dA's Literature CommunityWhy do you love dA's Literature Community?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, November 3rd, is the last day to send me in your reason!
Love dA Lit is turning one hundred! One-hundred weeks that is. In that time I've really come to appreciate how active and passionate the Literature Community on dA is; this community is truly amazing and I'm honored to be a part of it. And what better way to celebrate than to spread a little love and hand out some prizes? It's also a good excuse for me to hug you all.
So why do you love dA's Literature Community?
Share what you love about the Lit Community, your reason doesn't need to be long, it could be a few words or a few sentences. Be as specific or general as you want!
Anyone can participate. Even if you don't 'include' yourself in the Literature Community you can still send me a note!
A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiquedEdit: alright, thanks guys so much for the great feedback . we're slowly working our way through your critique-requests.A tumblr blog for those of you who wants critiqued1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Critique submission is closed for the moment because there are so many requests coming at once and there's only like...9 of us critiquing and one of them is a writer. keep following us though, cause I'm sure as we finish critiquing them, we'll open it up again
here's the blog: http://critcorner.tumblr.com
This is a blog where a bunch of artists will be critiquing those who submit their work/projects in, so if you want your work critiqued, go on that blog : D
I'll be critiquing on it too ~~ Well, mostly the ones needing human anatomy help and asking for red-lining xDD;~ but there's peeps who can help with animals, composition, colours and stuff too .
please note that it might take a bit of time for all of us to get through and critique it thoroughly, especially since we're all pretty busy people as well .
ps. this isn't my tumblr, this is just a c
EMERGENCYLadies and gentlemen, please lend me your ear. Although I am not allowed to say exactly why, I need your help.EMERGENCY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You see, today I was hit by a bombshell. Things are very bad right now and I need help to get the word out about my tutoring business. Basically, I need to get work ASAP or I am royally screwed in ways you can't imagine.
I will be teaching basic Japanese and advanced English via Skype. Lessons are IDEALLY $30 an hour, but I am willing to negotiate and there are free consults where I will have a video chat on Skype with the student in the language they want lessons in to see what level they are at. The hours are flexible and go from Monday to Friday, and payments can be either all in advance or half first and half after the week's lessons are complete. I'm aiming to work a MINIMUM of 5 hours a day during weekdays. Also, once I start earning more money, I'll be mailing gifts to hard working students using a percentage of my own earnings. Anyone that is interested, please note me
Resources for Aspiring AuthorsWe're all writers here, and with nearly 50% of our members aiming to become fully published authors, we thought it would be beneficial to create a compilation of resources about what it takes to get your work on the shelves.Resources for Aspiring Authors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a definitive list, more of a work-in-progress. We're would be more than happy to add any suggestions – so if you know any good resources, on deviantART or off, link them in the comments! Feel free to discuss your goals and experiences here too.
And if you have had your writing published, or have any experience in this area, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send us a note about it and we'll add any guidance/advice you have to the blog.
Guides and Information
Tips for Editing
ITU Contest: Past and Present - CLOSED (for real)! ITU Contest - Past and PresentITU Contest: Past and Present - CLOSED (for real)!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now (for real this time) closed!
Sorry for the confusion, but yes the contest is STILL OPEN for another (almost) 12 hours! Again, sorry for the confusion!
If you have already submitted your entry but it has yet to be accepted, please do not ask us when it will be accepted! We have a big backlog and your entry is fine as long as you have submitted before this journal update.
Hello Members and visitors of :iconinspiretheuninspired:, and welcome to our newest contest!
Our last contest prompted you to think about the prospects of your past and future, and this time we'll be asking you to consider the relationship between your past and present! With the help of our admins and affiliates, we're in the process of compiling a prize list, so you can look forward t
Change in ContestI am cancelling the Magic Refrigerator contest as there were not enough entries - my thnks to those who did submit.Change in Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am switching gears as there are some great prizes - and I have to update the prize list!!
The contest is "Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales". Each person can enter two pieces. Tell me a legend, fairy tale or myth- one of your own, or retell an old one. Change the ending of a classic and give it a new twist. Combine several tales at once - be creative. The two categories are literature (Poetry and Prose) and Digital Art.
Please send your entry by message here and put "Contest" in the subject line. Include the thumbnail. The description needs to have the name of the contest (Legends, Myths and Tales) and link to my page! All pieces must be new works. The new contest starts April 27 and ends June 30.
1st Place: AngeliaArt: &
Color Poem Contest!Color Poem Contest!Color Poem Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There's still one more day to get your entries in! Last call! This contest closes on Sunday!
I've been encouraged to make this a news article, so I'm giving in
This form has taken off since I introduced it to dA, at least among my watchers. I've seen enough creativity come out of it to feel like a contest has the ability to produce some excellent pieces. The form is flexible enough to allow room for lots of interpretation, but rigid enough to still provide a bit of structure. I've never found an easier form to write in - no syllable counting, no rhyme schemes, no nitpicky details to fuss over (unless you want to!). So here it is:
Line 1 - Your color.
Lines 2, 3, 4 - things your color looks like.
Lines 5, 6, 7 - things your color sounds like.
Lines 8, 9, 10 - things your color tastes like.
Lines 11, 12, 13 - things your color feels like.
Line 14 - sum it all up.
I've been fairly flexible with the way I stretch the interpre
Poetry Feast. DD Material VerseMy beautiful friendsPoetry Feast. DD Material Verse2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have always tried to support every poet here on DeviantArt, and always looking for more new poets who need the support of all of us. Been featuring poets and reading many many poems, I discovered that the most beautiful poems are written by those poets that nobody knows about them.
Amazing concepts, extraordinary imagery, and so much heart and soul. Each one of the following poems deserves a Daily Deviation any day and most of them are less than 10 fav.
Remember,support the unknown poet. and beautiful comments. And, please this Journal, so many more can read these amazing poems.
How to Suggest a DLD (updated, please read)Suggesting a DeviationHow to Suggest a DLD (updated, please read)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this before submitting a suggestion:
To submit a suggestion, please look under our current admins http://dailylitdeviations.deviantart.com/journal/23472040/ and submit the deviation to one of them. When submitting, please include the category (Prose, Poetry, Collaboration, Foreign) and the date in the subject line.
Please submit your suggestion to only one category admin at a time to help us avoid confusion. A deviation can only be featured once.
A deviant may only be featured once every 30 days. Exceptions may be made to this rule, but they will be on a case by case basis.
(Created by caybeach )
The current submission format guidelines are::thumbcode:
"title" by AccountName
And an optional, brief suggestion here.
We would appreciate it very much if this format was followed. Thank you.
Big Contest(Win 1 Year PM)CLOSEDCLOSEDBig Contest(Win 1 Year PM)CLOSED2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
What honestly humbles me the most when it comes to dA, is that even when I am doing absolutely nothing, and seldom comment on your stuff lately (It's not due to me being uninterested, I just have become super busy lately, and I need to adjust my classwork/dA work) I still average at least 50 pageviews a day. I think that is lovely. While I don't look at pageviews when it comes to popularity, it's nice that my inactivity has made it so I am not forgotten.
So to show my appreciation, I would really like to kick my first year off on dA with a BANG. And that is with what? Making my own contest, with what as a grand prize? A One-Year Premium Membership
o1. Favorite this journal
o2. Advertise this contest in your groups, journal, etc.
o3. When you have your entry ready (you can make a new one or use an old one), please leave it in the comments so I can favorite it into the judging folder.
ALL ART IS ACCEPTED
- No word limi
Hanna-BarberaOk now, be honest, how many of you had a little happy tear when you read the title of this article?Hanna-Barbera1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hanna-Barbera Productions is an American animation studios which has produced timeless classics more timeless classics than I can name. Tom & Jerry, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and many more!
The studio was formed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, formerly directors from the MGM Studio. They were born during the golden age of American animation as MGM shut down their animation studio, Hanna-Barbera rose from it's ashes.
The production company became super popular with it's Saturday morning cartoons. Their cartoon shorts and series filled this time slot on all major American TV channels at the time. However over time their profits started to fall as they lost this morning slot. The Turner Broadcasting System ended up buying them and so some of us growing up will remember seeing much of their toons in the channel you know as C
Publishing OpportunityHello fine ladies and gentlemen, I come to you today with some interesting news!Publishing Opportunity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
phoenixofthenet tells me that Eastern Kentucky University's MFA (Modern Fine Arts) in Creative Writing program publishes an annual literature journal called the 'Jelly Bucket'.
They also tell me that the reading period for the Jelly Bucket has recently begun, meaning that they are accepting submissions to feature and publish within the magazine.
The published pieces would gather no royalties or payment, however, this is still an opportunity to get some work published in a Creative Writing journal; the type of text that remains housed within a library for hundreds of years, being passed on from one reader to the next. You could be referenced in essays, your work could be read by people across the globe and you'll have a piece out there with your name on it, in acrylic print. Oh, and you'll receive a free copy for yourself if they feature you.
How to submit:
Photographer of the Week: HayzyPhotographer of the Week: Hayzy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
hayzy won our August Contest with a wonderful piece of still life photography and never ceases to amaze with the work that she has in her gallery. Therefore we're proud to select her as the photographer of the week! Congratulations hayzy!
Unexpected Love Contest! (UPDATED)Hello members!Unexpected Love Contest! (UPDATED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our group :iconSoul-Poets: is having a big poetry contest revolving around the concept of unexpected love. Love between two beings that we (or your characters) wouldn't expect. It doesn't have to be a strict serious kind of poem, it can be fun as well. Just have fun and let your creative juices flow with this subject!
All submissions for the contest will be put into one folder called Unexpected Love Contest. This contest will be running until March 31st 11:59pm MST time, after that the submissions will be closed.
-You must be a member of Soul-Poets to enter, joining the group is automatically accepted.
-You can only submit 2 contest entries
-The submission entry must be made for this specific contest, it cannot be made earlier than January 1st.
-You may submit any poem of any length that you choose, however if you choose a format of poetry that has strict rules then it will be judged accordingly (i.e. haiku)
RATS F.A.Q - UPDATEDSOME USEFUL FACTS ABOUT RATSRATS F.A.Q - UPDATED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've received many notes lately asking me some usual questions about rats : how to take care of them, should they live alone or with other friends, what should they eat, common diseases, etc... so I thought it would be nice to give some informations about them.
First of all, rats make wonderful pets. They are very playful, cuddly, curious, smart, licky, they have a lot of personality. Their behaviour is very similar to dogs' behavior and they are as clean as cats.
They unfortunately suffer from a very unfair bad reputation.
Rats don't carry many diseases, they actually carry way less than cats or dogs. They can be potty-trained, they can learn tricks, they are very affectionate towards their owner, you'd actually be amazed at how loving and funny they are. Once you've owned rats, you can never forget about how sweet and fascinating they are.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about rats (including a paragraph about breeding although I'm fi