Critmas is here! (Last Day!) Today is the LAST DAY for you to get your 12 critiques in! Make sure you leave a comment in this journal linking all your pieces. There's plenty of prizes up for grabs Remember you have until 11:59 PM pst TODAY to complete your critiques!
On the first day of Critmas, a deviant gave to me.
Back by popular demand, I bring you...
The 12 days of CRITMAS challenge!
"CRITMAS IS COMING, THE PROSE IS GETTING FAT. OUT COMES THE RED PEN TO GET RID OF THAT!" (Memnalar)
Now most of you are relaxing and chilling out on your Christmas vacations; some of you have time off work/school and will be staying at home in the warm over the next week or so. So why don't we make use of that hermit time and do something productive? Get your onesie on, warm up a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and let’s get comfortable around our computers!
Critmas: results!Critique is something we all desire- its why most people are on dA. We want feedback on our work- some of us just to validate ourselves, others for improvement tips and others who are aiming for move their work on and want genuine suggestions to assist with that.Critmas: results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
That is quite a demanding request.
Fortunately, there are people out there who do take their time to look at work, take the time to review, respond and offer this critique. And writing a critique is time consuming, even more so when you’re writing several. Sometimes I think that people forget that, which is why Critmas has a message not just about giving critique out for prizes, but to thank those who do offer that free time to help others with their work.
We can often be quite selfish, expecting critique from others but aren’t willing to give back. Even if you took the time to challenge yourself and write one a week, you will reap the benefits.
Anyhow enough of the lecture; let’s see the results!
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on LiliWrites's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Community Project: One-Sentence-At-A-Time [CLOSED] Well, that's a wrap! SCFrankles got in the last word this time. Expect the deviation to be posted sometime tomorrow. Thanks for a smashing success!Community Project: One-Sentence-At-A-Time [CLOSED]2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You've all seen these, I am sure. The idea is one person starts a story with a single sentence. Each participant writes a comment that adds another sentence to continue the story. You can leave as many comments as you'd like, but no two can be back to back. Please make sure you read previous comments so you know what general direction the story is headed.
Some ground rules:
The story will be written in third person omniscient which allows us to be in any character's head at any time. But try not to do too much jumping as that gets confusing.
Absolutely stick to the ONE sentence per comment rule. They can be compound sentences.
Let's aim to have this story done by January 5th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. I'll compile all the comments into one
Contest: Crossovers! As kids, we often mashed our toys together, regardless of Copyright. Superman would take command of G.I. Joe to defeat the combined forces of Doctor Doom and the Decepticons, while Barbie took a break from her idealistic lifestyle to become a Pokemon master. And the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got recruited into Starfleet and taught Spock the wonders of pizza. (And from the furor arose Mister Rogers in a blood-stained sweater.)Contest: Crossovers!2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
And thus, the Crossover was born. It's something we never really outgrew, either. To this day, seeing our favorite characters from different stories meet and compete is a guilty pleasure that we all like to indulge in. So now's your chance to indulge yourselves for prizes!
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Literature DD Roundup- March 2013Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- March 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
WE NEED YOU!
We are ALWAYS on the lookout for suggestions! Please don’t be a stranger, especially if you’re not riveted by our current choices of DDs. We like to have an awesome range of works, but can only do that with your help!
With thorns parting the team, there’s only 3 of us again so the volume of DDs has decreased slightly. If we get more suggestions, we can fill the gaps, but for now we are unable to do so.
Here is the roundup for March 2013:
Features by Beccalicious
Foxhole by blubbityblub Divination as a Means of Finding a Way Back by AzizrianDaoXrak
An Exercise in Existing by mondays-emblem here's what i think. by urban-lingo :thumb183377733: Longing by PoetsHand
The Soul Broker by distortified
Features by neurotype
All Falling in the End by innercartwheel My Sara by scarletbird I Know How You Feel by QuixoticApricot
Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.Well, the color poem form I introduced to dA was a rousing success, but interest of late seems to have died down. So I'm back with a new form for you all, something exciting and new, something different, something that I will probably make into a contest once I get some points in the bank. You ready?Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There's a group now - feel free to head over to TheTitlePage! We're still in set-up mode, so excuse the plainness for now.
Found Poetry Project - Titles as Art
One of my favorite things about the creative process is coming up with a good title. The title can make or break a piece; it can give context not provided in the piece itself, set a tone or mood, or just give that little extra something you can't put a name on.
You know I'm right. How many times have you stumbled into an ordinary piece with a beautifully creative title? And it's not something
CR Newsletter January/February 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter January/February 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests
3. Why Wasn't I Chosen?
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7. Project Educate 2013
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
11. Vacation Notice
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages to the New Submission Process, are the thumbnail examples and descriptions that appear when you're selecting a category. It's no secret that we have misplaced deviations throughout the galleries and it's probably the most complained about topic I deal with on a daily basis. My team and I have been working hard to improve the descriptions and thumbnail examples for all of the galleries, and I'm happy
Literature DD Roundup- December 2012Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- December 20122 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Today is New Years Eve, so before we share the roundup for December, on behalf of the Lit CVs, I wish you all a fantastic 2013!
It’s been a year of progression for the literature community, one I hope you will all join us on the continued journey for 2013. The community isn’t just 4 volunteers, it is ALL OF YOU, and I hope you share your ideas and get involved.
December has showcased some fantastic pieces of writing, and because of this we have actually snuck in a few bonus features. On Christmas day, we had 4 Literature DDs and from mid-December onwards we added some extra DDs over the weekend- something which we will now be doing every weekend!
(ps. Did anyone notice we’d snuck in some extra DDs lately?)
Here is the roundup for December:
Features by Beccalicious
A Glimpse into Hyperrealism ArtA Glimpse into Hyperrealism Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high quality Photograph, It's the type of art that your mind might not accept it as a hand-made artwork. Hyperrealism is far more advanced than Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s.
Hyperrealistic paintings are the k
Love dA Lit: Issue 158Welcome to the one-hundred fifty-eighth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 15810 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: It's HaikuWriMo month [Haiku Writing Month]!
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources |
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
(Original Gif too trippy for words!)
I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a c
A Hunt For Literature (with 2400 Points)The new year is upon us, and what better way to start 2013 than by discovering new literature?A Hunt For Literature (with 2400 Points)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During the week of Jan 7, CRLiterature will be hosting a literature scavenger hunt. A scavenger hunt is typically defined as a game played in an extensive outdoor area, in which participants have to collect a number of miscellaneous objects. Our scavenger hunt will be played in the Literature gallery here on deviantART and will have deviants searching high and low for literature deviations that match the items on the list for the hunt. Have I mentioned there's a total of 60 deviations to be found (20 poetry, 20 Prose, 5 Script, and 15 general items)?
Here are the all-powerful rules
You will have 5 days to locate the deviations, starting on Jan 7 12:00 AM EST and ending on Jan 11 11:59 PM EST.
Post a link to the deviation along with what number it is in the start journal to receive a point.
Christmas Muro ContestChristmas Muro Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's Christmas time! In celebration, Athos-of-Light and I wanted to have a bit of festive fun. So we decided to bring some holiday cheer with a murotastic contest.
Just simply follow the rules listed below, and remember above all, spread some holiday cheer and have a good time!
This is an open contest, you can draw anything you want as long as it's Christmas related!
For example: Santa, Christmas tree, Rudolph, Jesus, etc...
• Anyone can enter the contest.
• You may submit your Muro drawing under this journal only.
• Only 1 entry/Deviant.
• Contest ends on December 24th.
• First prize: 1 year deviantART premium membership +
Our First Contest: Brevity Is the Soul of LitNational Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) is set to begin on April 1; what better platform with which to launch our first contest! So without further ado, allow us to present: Brevity Is the Soul of Lit.Our First Contest: Brevity Is the Soul of Lit2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Everyone always scrolls down to the prizes first anyway, so let's just get that out of the way. As more prizes are (hopefully) added, they will be highlighted.
Best in Show (overall winner)
3-month sub, courtesy of wreckling.
700 points, courtesy of GrimFace242, thorns, LadyLincoln, neurotype and myself.
Inclusion in our Featured folder.
Critique, courtesy of tiganusi.
Llama, courtesy of AzizrianDaoXrak.
Best of Breed (themed entry)
450 points, courtesy of GrimFace242, thorns, LadyLincoln, neurotype and myself.
Inclusion in our Featured folder.
Before and After Competition!Something AWESOME this way comes!Before and After Competition!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a final close-out to our Project Educate: Feedback Week, we have one more special treat!
You've critiqued like crazy, and you received some great critiques as well! Awesome job!! But what good are critiques if you don't ever use them?
The first ever Feedback Frenzy Contest is nearly to a close. Fellow deviants, it's time to put those critiques into action!
Welcome to the Before & After Competition, hosted by
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]What is it?[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Pink]
The Before & After competition is a chance for you to take the critiques you received on an OLD work and put them into action in a NEW work. You are not redoing an old deviation, but rather using what you have learned in a brand new
Transliterations: Modernising Myths So it's Valentine's Day here and I'm off to buy shoes to go with my posh frock for my fancy dinner because blue moons just come around sometimes, but I thought I'd pop in to remind you that there's approximately forty-eight hours left to submit something for the contest. So to all you stragglers, you revisers and last-minute magic-makers, you photo finishers: pull all the stops out, stop arsing about and get those entries in. Think of it as a Valentine's gift to words.Transliterations: Modernising Myths3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the request of participants and for the sake of my own failing sanity, the Modernising Myths Contest will be extended by ten days. This means that the new deadline is February 15, giving you until the day after Valentine's Day to complete your entry--and if you still need more time, I suggest cancelling your Valentine's Day plans and finishing it then. Because we all know you love writing more than you love your partner. And if they're reading over your shoulder, I'm sorry, but they had to know som
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + PrizesDuring previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Now, let's shake things up a bit!Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + Prizes2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
The contest is now closed to entrants and will start on Monday July 2nd!
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!
Check out the full contest rules and guidelines!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are ① to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, ② to meet new deviants from across dA, an
Project Educate: I : Heart : Contest -CLOSED-[Edit] - Thank for you all of your submissions! Judging is now in progress, and the Prizes below have been updated.Project Educate: I : Heart : Contest -CLOSED-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart."
St. Valentines Day is amongst us all, yet love spreads on a daily basis...in any shape, condition, or challenge. This week in Project Educate, I welcome you --
The "I : heart :" Contest!!!!
What is this contest about?
In dedication to those who are coming across bigotry, conflict, and utter misfortune in their lives early this brand new year, this contest is primarily for those that could use a bit more affection and support in their lives. #ProjectEducate this week is not only to teach individuals something new, but to bring something new and cherishable in a person's life.
Sweet! So how do we go about making an entry?
I'm glad you asked! For your creative minds t
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
CR Newsletter - March/April 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Gallery Makeover Project
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2013
6. Art History Project
7. The Artist's Toolbox
8. Celebrating Diversity
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
1. Gallery Makeover Project
About the Project
Digital Art > Drawings & Paintings
Literature Gallery Restructure UPDATED GALLERY STRUCTURE PROPOSAL - JULY 29Literature Gallery Restructure2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Remember that time there was like a giant discussion about how there should maybe be microfiction and flash fiction and short stories and novella and novel-chapter categories and it was like, whoa that's a lot? Well, we had another discussion and decided to go back to the way things were a long time ago: we're proposing to ditch the length-level categorizations for prose. No more figuring out whether your work is flash fiction, a vignette, or a chapter before submitting.
Original journal below the totally relevant GIF. (Everyone loves it when GRRM does that, right? Right?!)
If you haven't browsed Literature lately, it's a mess. Sure, some of it comes from people whose work truly transcends genres (ever read the Library of Congress classification for Gravity's Rainbow?) and some of it comes from how people choose to interpret certain genres.
But a lot of it comes from people having troub
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
November 3rd - November 9th