The Completed Mad Lib + DD Suggestions WantedThe results of the mad lib are in, and I have to say, you guys did an outstanding job! :icondummyhi5plz:
DD Suggestions Wanted
Suggestions have been on the low front lately, and we rely heavily on lots of DD suggestions to ensure we get good lit features out there. We like to show off to the rest of dA just how awesome writers are!
To suggest a DD, send a note to :iconBeccalicious:, :iconneurotype:, :iconNicSwaner:, or :iconthorns:!
A Mad Lib by the dA Lit community
Yes, of course, painting can be taught, and it is very sanguinely taught. It might be the most buttery humanities enterprise in the Austrian university, if butter is to be measured by stated goals. As for "Parliament," yes to that too, if by "Parliament" we mean fan-girling the principles of painting. Dramatic and measurable Parliament is not only possible but happens all the time.
Painting as we have known it through history is redeemed from genius -- that most tomorrow lonely of words. By definition,
DEAR TEEN ME CONTEST: The Results are IN!DEAR TEEN ME CONTEST: The Results are IN!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Whoa. You guys came to play! We got over 200 entries for the DEAR TEEN ME contest, and we are both delighted and shocked and...well, exhausted after reading so many heartfelt entries!
First of all, I want to thank everyone who entered. This is a very personal writing endeavor and I know it's hard to put yourselves out there so I hope you all give yourselves a hug for me!
Secondly, I want to thank my co-judges, wreckling, Cassildra, neurotype and Vocable. I think I would have drowned in letters if it weren't for you guys!
SO. Without further ado, here are your winners!
First place, which wins a prize pack of Zest books including DEAR TEEN ME signed by various authors in the anthology (and ME!); a1 year premium membership, a laptop bag
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - November/December 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
(Updated)DD suggestion guidelines!Hello all(Updated)DD suggestion guidelines!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Firstly, I would like to say I am truly grateful for every DD suggestion I receive. It makes me feel reassured that the pieces featured are community decisions, not just my own subjective thoughts and findings. There are millions of writings out there and I can’t see every single one. I rely on good spots of others in hope of continuing to share a variety of good quality and unique literature. Thank you to those who suggest and those who continue to make the time to share their findings.
I prefer 1 DD suggestion per note.
Please always try to tell me why you are suggesting this piece. A bit of enthusiasm from the suggester can help make me feel enthused about the piece too. Plus it helps add a description to the DD
What I look for in Daily Deviations
For those who know me as a writer, you will know I write
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.
A CALL TO ALL LIT GROUP OWNERS Profanity ahead? You betcha!A CALL TO ALL LIT GROUP OWNERS3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You owe it to your members and to the lit community at large to weed out/read the stories and poems you receive. You owe it to your members and the lit community at large to not be just another warehouse storage site for everyone's shitty work. How do you do this? I mean, that would be, like actually taking an active interest in your group. That's hard. I know you have Minecraft and Skyrim to play and every other stupid excuse in the world to not babysit your group -- it's so much easier to auto-accept every piece of scat that comes across your group's inbox! You don't have to do anything!
You are part of the problem why lit quality is so low.
You owe your members more than one asshole who thinks it's alright to submit his horrible fucking angst-ridden emo horseshit to 100+ groups (not an exaggeration). You've s
New Group Features!Beccalicious and I have been working on plans to turn CRLiterature into a more community-oriented group. We've recently been upgraded to super group status and are making exciting changes! You may notice some of these changes already and others are rolling out right now.New Group Features!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our first step in making the group interactive was to welcome the community into the group instead of just letting them watching. The membership settings have been changed to automatically accept join requests now. All you have to do is this the "Join Group" button and you're in.
Why join? Well, it comes with
free ice creamsome new benefits like participating in future contests and utilizing our newest group feature: submitting journals!
Now you can submit your literature community news directly to our journal! We're super excited about this because it al
DEAR TEEN ME: The Contest. (Warning: EPIC prizes!)DEAR TEEN ME: The Contest. (Warning: EPIC prizes!)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So you might have heard of this little book I co-edited called DEAR TEEN ME. It's an anthology of letters from authors to their teen selves. The authors in the anthology range from best-selling and award-winning authors to some fabulous up and comers. I know that no matter what, if you pick up the book, you'll find a letter or two (at least!) that speaks to you.
This is our fancy Amazon/Goodreads/B&N/Book Depository/Pick-your-bookseller blurb:
DEAR TEEN ME includes advice from over 70 YA authors to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss
DD Suggestion Guidelines RevampedRevamped Christmas 2012DD Suggestion Guidelines Revamped2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Why should I suggest literature to you?
Oh for any number of reasons, the most logical of them being that I (and all of us Lit ^CV's) cannot be everywhere on the site at any given time. There is literature going gravely unnoticed right now that deserves attention and you may be the only one aware of that writer and their work. You should suggest literature because it helps represent the literature community as a whole. It helps us understand what is impacting writers and what is capturing readers' interest when we receive suggestions-- of similar topics, genres, or forms. It helps keep our view of the community in perspective so we are able to make reasonable decisions regarding DD choices.
That Being Said...
I've been a Literature ^CV for a little while now and I'd like to clear up a few things surrounding lit DD suggestions as well as revisit my guidelines below. Starting January 1st, 2013, any suggestion
The Photography Galleries: Why and How to SuggestSo many of my watchers and other members of the community suggest fantastic pieces for Daily Deviations every week. But I need more. I need to be more specific about my rules now too, so that you understand what I do and do not look for. But above all that, it's time to get You more exposure. Think you have an awesome photograph in your gallery? Why not consider self suggesting right now. I actively encourage it. If you send me your own work I will greet you with pompoms and latex free balloons. Srsly. Read on for more info:The Photography Galleries: Why and How to Suggest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Community Relations Team is your first stop when sending a Daily Deviation. The full team is listed there and it's pretty self explanatory of whom you should select to send your note to. If the deviation you are suggesting is in, for example, Animals, Plants and Nature - then there isone designated Community Volunteer that
Be A Critic Volume 1TarienColeBe A Critic Volume 12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pick at least one of the thumbs above*
Comment or Critique it**
Leave a comment on THIS journal with the following:
A link to your comment on the deviation you chose***
A link to one of your deviations you'd like to have feedback on
Wait for the results to come out!
Start Date: NOW!
End Date: November 13, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST
One random winner will receive a comment/critique from me.
A second random winner will receive 50
*Commenting/critiquing on more than one of the deviations will increase your odds of winning. There is a strict limit of three entries per deviant.
**A Comment is a few lines, possibly a para
Ready, Set, NaNo!So it's that time of the year again and we're all racing around trying to get our bits together for NaNoWriMo. OR, we're laughing at the people running around trying to get all their bits together for NaNo. In the past, I've written articles on what NaNo is and how to prepare for it. This isn't one of those articles. Well, not entirely. Let's start with the glaringly obvious.Ready, Set, NaNo!4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What's the point of NaNo?
If you answered "To write a 50k Word Count Novel in a month's time," you're wrong. NaNo is about conditioning writers to write regularly, keep those creative juices flowing and to work under pressure. November is a busy month. Students are back in school. Parents are dealing with said students. In the United States, we have Thanksgiving and of course everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Add in clearing 1,667 words a day and we're talking about some major pressure. But that's the poi
Complaint Challenge Contest!Complaint Challenge Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
A New Community Volunteer VacancyDo you love deviantART and its community? Do you have a lot of experience with it? Do you do a lot for the community; like featuring art and running groups, contests and projects? Do you have a positive presence on dA and leadership abilities? Are you 18 or older?A New Community Volunteer Vacancy2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you answer 'yes' to those, perhaps you should look into applying to be Community Volunteer for Community Projects
In my experience, the Community Relations team is a wonderful group of people, and if you're heavily engaged in deviantART, helping out from a CV position is one of the best experiences you can get This counts whether you're applying for Community Projects, or for another area.
I should make clear that I am not leaving the Community Relations team myself; I will still be a volunteer I will just focus more on mentoring and the chats & forums and on personal projects
Literature NewsStay up-to-date on the literature community.Literature News4 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Last updated: November 2nd]
This is theWrittenRevolution's blog for literature community new promotion. I'll post highlights from my 'Love dA Lit' news series, as well as listing some updates from our affiliates! This journal will also contain various 'Literature Links' that I find and will be updated once a week, on Sunday, along with my news article. Please feel free to comment or send me (IrrevocableFate) a note with any comments, questions, or suggestions! I am always happy to include literature relevant things[or things from our affiliates I might have missed]!
Love dA Lit: Issue 186
Literature Community Relations
:iconGrimFace242: GrimFace242 - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:iconShadowedAcolyte: ShadowedAcolyte -
Your characters aren't real.One of the most popular discussions among writers on any website has got to be some variation of 'what's your relationship with your characters like?' And especially on a site like here where a lot of people are coming from an RP background, people start in on these long conversations about how their characters run around and do things and would love to tear 'em one for that scene where they lose their whole family.Your characters aren't real.2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
And you know what?
I can't participate in this conversation because I don't see characters like that and I'm so jealous I'm going to rant about it now
Okay, I was just guessing how you'd feel after reading this rant. I swear I have a serious point to make, though.
First things first. It confuses me when you talk like your characters are people. I just don't get it. There are a couple of reasons for this:
I start with the plot and setting and then come up with characters, so anything I make is tied to the story.How can I create an independent existence f
Lit Fortnightly - 14 March 2012What you'll find in this article: There's that intro again... | Current Lit Going-Ons | General info on the Lit Community | The past week's lit DDsLit Fortnightly - 14 March 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is this business?!
This is a small update on what's going on around the literature community, that's what this business is. The idea is to try and make the community more readily accessible for everyone, whether you're new or have been here for a while.
Please note: these updates will not be all-encompassing in terms of community happenings, as the community is quite frankly rather large. Instead, this article will focus specifically on things that are currently ongoing, or happened within the past fortnight. If you're looking for something more general and comprehensive, why not give IrrevocableFate's Love dA Lit a read?
If there is something that is not included in an update that you would like
NaNoWriMo Chat ScheduleAre you sick of all the NaNo journals and polls yet? Too bad, because this is another one.NaNoWriMo Chat Schedule2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Since I'm super excited about NaNo this year and I absolutely adore being a cheerleader (minus the outfit), I've put together a little schedule of NaNo Chats that will be held in the CRLiterature chatroom.
Aside from the start time, there are no time constraints on the chat events. Each of the Word Wars chats will have at least four fifteen minute rounds of mad typing and the Write Ins will be at least two hours each.
Saturday, November 3rd - Write In @ 10am EST
Wednesday, November 14th - Word Wars @ 7pm EST
Sunday, November 18th - Official Word Wars Chat Tour Stop @ 1pm EST
Monday, November 26th - Write In @ 6pm EST
Thursday, November 29th - Crowd choice of Word Wars or Write In @ 6pm EST
What are Word Wars and Write
DD Suggestion GuidelinesHave you found a piece of literature you think I should feature? Excellent. Just make sure you've read the following.DD Suggestion Guidelines9 months ago in Personal More Like This
How Should You Structure Your Suggestion?
Put "DD Suggestion" in the subject line.
Include only one deviation per note.
Include a thumb to the suggested deviation AS WELL AS a reason why the deviant/deviation should be featured. Feel free to go overboard here--I'd love to quote your reasons.
Let me know that you've checked to make sure the deviant hasn't received a DD in the last 6 months. (:faq313
Send your suggestion to only ONE of the Literature CVs.
What Should You Suggest?
I love poetry more than prose, so I'd overwhelmingly prefer to receive poetry suggestions. In poetry, I look for concrete, specific language (seriously, read that awesome article). I enjoy
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
Rewrite Your First Ever Story Winners!Thank you so much to everyone who submitted to Anthropology-of-Self's first ever contest! All the entries turned out so much more amazing than I ever could have expected. Thank you all so much for starting this group out with such an amazing bang!Rewrite Your First Ever Story Winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Without further ado: The Winners!
Funny and brash, whimsical and heartfelt--and ridiculous. So wonderfully ridiculous. It's a perfect showcase of a child's imagination brought to life.
An absolutely engrossing tale. I cannot imagine having thought of anything even marginally like this as a child OR and adult.
This story has such a lovely folk-tale feel elevated into a strong narrative that any child today would still love reading.
You can see the
DD Suggestion Guidelines:faq61:DD Suggestion Guidelines9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hello lovelies! I'm now one of the new Literature CVs, ShadowedAcolyte is the other [more] awesome addition!
ZETUS LAPETUS. SQUEEEEEEEEEEE. YOU DEARS, I'M SO EXCITED. MUCH WOW. MANY EXCITEMENT. I TRY BE VERY CALM.
Okay, Stephany put on your serious shoes. First things first, I want to remind everyone that a DD is a FEATURE not an award.
Before sending in a suggestion ask yourself this question "Would I want the whole of dA to see this?"
Remember that proper spelling and grammar is important. Minor errors are acceptable of course!
Preview images need to be used with permission, saying you found it on google doesn't count.
Make sure the deviant whose work you're suggesting hasn't had a DD in the past 6 months. [:faq313:]
Any kind of prose is welcome! Prose needs to be able to catch and hold my attention, I want to be engaged while I read so that I don't end up meandering off to do something else.
I'm not an expert at poetry
Literature News Nov / Dec 2012Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers.Literature News Nov / Dec 20122 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
neurotype claims that Your plot is boring and emphasizes such things as persuading potential readers and voice. Do the homework and join the discussion!
Farewell and New!
In the CR team, we said goodbye to bohobella, Infinite705, and FrockTarts. Please thank them for all their hard work.
There are also some welcome additions to the team! Please give your support and welcome to the following new volunteers:
PolyMune - Game Development Art
Katara-Alchemist - Chats and Forums
Endorell-Taelos - Chats and Forums
Nyiana-sama - Chats and Forums
SqueakyToybox - Flash
todd - Chats and Forums
Literature News - Dec / Jan 2013Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers.Literature News - Dec / Jan 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We (the lit CVs) hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday with family and friends! The holiday season is always bustling fun, and this season was no exception. The literature community was busy with giving, celebrating, and loads of activities. I hope everyone is enjoying the new year because this rush of activity is continuing with a slew of new and renewed projects.
In the CR team, we said goodbye to Miss-It-Girl. Please thank them for all their hard work.
No new additions to the team this month. You can check out vacancies: http://fav.me/d3tbtyy
Summary at CRLiterature
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (