A Simple Guide: Getting More Hits on Written WorkA Simple Guide to Submitting Written Works Effectively and ProfessionallyA Simple Guide: Getting More Hits on Written Work2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This guide is designed to help writers beautify their written work. Its sole purpose is to make these works more reader friendly in order to receive more hits. It is made up of suggestions that can be taken or left at each writer's own discretion.
ALWAYS EDIT BEFORE SUBMITTING. Evaluate sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling to avoid errors. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Oddly enough, this is one of the most overlooked aspects of writing for a lot of us. For many of us, editing is the most dreaded
Vampire DreamsI never thought of vampiresVampire Dreams7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
until i loved one
His eyes were violets
His hair of black silk
His pale,pale skin
so icy cold, but refreshing
My rose petal lips to his
And his arms around me
Only space between us
is his thirst for my blood
A drip here and there
I want to join him
I want to live with him forever
Vampires, oh mighty vampires
grant me this one selfish wish?
My family hates him
my friends encourage me
We ride off into the sunset
my favorite dream of all time
He has left
But he promises to return
With strength enough
to let me become one of them
The sky is bleak
But i can see the moon rising with his faithful return.
I will Stand TallI will stand tall no matter who knocks me down.I will Stand Tall2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I will be stronger than before with nothing to hold me down.
Even though you have pushed and kicked me down, I will find the strength to stand back up.
You may be the closest to me but you don’t know what I am capable of.
You try to find ways to make me weak and helpless but I will not listen.
You are always there in the back of my mind, taunting me with your hurtful words.
I wish you would leave but I know that is not possible.
You are a part of me, the darkness that lies in my heart.
I need you here to give me a reason to stand back up when you make me fall.
Give me your best shot, I’ll take the pain and endure it.
You may hurt me emotionally but there is always something to live for in this world.
I will stand back up even if you push me down.
You can’t keep me down forever.
I’ll fight back and stand up tall again.
Petals and Ash IIPetals and Ash II3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hours have passed and the sun continues to sink lower and lower before it will reach the western horizon. Anxiously waiting, I continue to watch Persephone as the light in her smile and the fluid bounce in her step seems to have vanished. Her harvesting rituals seem as if it is her first time encountering a newborn seed, as if she's never done this before. Countless times she even appeared to be distracted, as if something in the distance has caught her eye and she can't seem to bring herself back to earth. During one of these spells, she happened to cut her finger on a rose bush she had been tending to, something she has never done before.
Persephone has always been very careful and even graceful with her work. As any artist does, she takes her time to make sure that it is simply perfection. She would harvest all day and not have a speck of soil on her or her light yet modest outfit. But today, her flawless rosy hued pink skin was turning into a scarred and bloody me
The DeserterI've wandered far too long tonight.The Deserter2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm left adrift, the coward's flight -
an outcast from society.
I close my eyes and dream of thee.
Stripped of my honor and my name;
accused by all, I bear the blame.
This blasted heath from which I flee -
I close my eyes and dream of thee.
The greatest prize for which I strived,
my fellow soldiers gave their lives.
Three white feathers given to me -
I close my eyes and dream of thee.
Branded guilty, without bail,
handcuffed in irons, cast in gaol-
no longer shall I wander free.
I close my eyes and dream of thee
And after sundown, cut me loose,
an offering to the hangman's noose.
If there's a God, he'll hear my plea -
I close my eyes and dream of thee
Fiolee On the Edge of InnocenceFiolee On the Edge of Innocence2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Come on Cake!" I yelled, shrugging on my green backpack. "We're gonna be late for our jam session with Marshall!" She was running especially slow today. Probably because she didn't really want to go. I pushed the thought away and snagged a piece of toast that had popped out of the toaster. I took a bite out of it, wincing as it burned my throat after I swallowed it. It was still steaming as it reached my stomach. I knew it was early but I kinda wanted to spend the whole day with Marshall. I probably sound like a total girl now...
"I'm coming baby cakes," Cake said as she slid down the ladder to the top floor of the tree house. "I'm bringing my dulcimer." I rolled my eyes as she slid it onto her back.
"Does it really take that much time to get it?" I said, annoyed.
"Did he say to come this early?" she said, changing the subject. "He may not even be awake yet " I shrugged.
"I'm sure he won't mind. Besides he said we could come over any time"
Punk!ArthurXPunk!Reader: The Scariest Things 2Punk!ArthurXPunk!Reader: The Scariest Things 22 years ago in Romance More Like This
Something, or should you say someone, woke you up by yelling in French.
"Franics…. What. Do. You. Want?" you said angrily, being awoken quite harshly.
"Ma Cherie, you have school now! Get ready!"
"Oh yeah, I guess we do," you said whipping a brush out of your hair. Roughly, you pulled the brush through, getting all the tangles out.
Arthur suddenly appeared, rushing down the stairs, still tying his scarf around his neck. Both of you slid your shoes and jackets on, ready for school.
"Ready, love?" Arthur greeted you.
"Sure am," you said with a rare smile.
~!@#$%^&*()_+_()*&^%$#@!TIME SKIP FROM THE HERO~!#$%^&*()_+()*&^%$#@!~
Today was quite an odd day. You got the dirtiest of looks and people would whisper when you passed by. It was obvious; everyone had seen you get out of the car with Arthur. But really? They all had to gossip about it? Apparently so.
It was in third period science where someone finally talked to you. It was no other than the mean girl, Jessica.
"How was Arthur last ni
A Deal with the DemonShe lay beneath the sun's searing flareA Deal with the Demon2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her blood dripping
Into the silver river
Running down her cheeks
And through her hair
"Goodbye," she told the world
Once, this girl was a wealthy princess
Once she was too precious and priceless
Once, she wore the most beautiful dresses
She danced in balls of golden floors
They say the princess made a horrible deal
A deal with the demon of the gold and steel
They say the demon would give her a wheel
Of gold and diamonds if she let him "heal"
Her poor tired soul
The princess agreed for the wheel was tempting
In a matter of seconds her soul was empty
And the demon took over and was now attempting
To rule the whole kingdom and run it his way
The kingdom was corrupted, turned upside-down
And the king was murdered right beneath his crown
And the farmer was homeless and the doctor a clown
And the people rebelling, destroying each town
So they hunted the princess then left her to drown
Now the demon believed that his princess was useless
So he left her
Innocence - poemIt was a tranquil world,Innocence - poem5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With cloudy yet blue skies,
And singing, skipping girls,
Whilst boys chased butterflies.
The grass was green in summer,
Where you played with your friends,
And made valentines for lovers,
That you weren't afraid to send.
You read far too often,
And lived in a daydream,
A world filled with dragons,
Who would strike down the mean.
Europe was a world away,
There were no natural disasters,
A killing blow was a scrape,
And you'd save the world with plasters.
Peace was another word for quiet,
Because war zones didn't exsist,
There was no place for riots,
In your world lay only bliss.
Tag was just a game,
But still you ran for your life,
Your invisible friend was to blame,
The cause of the only strife.
You'd be a superhero when you were older,
And protect everyone from bad guys,
But instead, the world grew colder,
And robbed the innocence from your eyes.
Fear Isn't His Only Power Now ( Part 3! )Fear Isn't His Only Power Now ( Part 3! )2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The 4 guardians were soaring across the dark sky, already seeing the effect of no Jack Frost. There was no snow or cold wind. The kids wanted snow, but it seems like they won't get any this year. " Poor kids" Mumbled Tooth, but a loud groan said her from going on. " Oh god.." Mumbled a slightly green looking Bunnymund. Sandy rolled his eyes with a same smile as the sleigh suddenly jolted the the side. " North! What's going on!?" Asked Bunnymund, North gritted his teeth. "The Nightmare Horses are out, and they have a new kick to them"
Tooth and Bunnymund gasped at the new nightmares horses. The old ones were just black sand but these ones, were ice ones with black sand all over them. Sandy glared and turned some of his sand into a whip, whipping at the horses, but having no effect on them. Sandy looked confused, but continued to try whipping the horses. The horses only froze the sand whip and breaking it into pieces.
Jack and Pitch stood for away, watching the fight with wicked smiles.
EDITED SP-K2- Who kissed me chp.10 LAST CHP SP-K2- Who kissed me chp.10EDITED SP-K2- Who kissed me chp.10 LAST CHP5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As I unlocked the door to my house I was now feeling regret. I sort of almost wished Kenny could have studied with someone else. Why? Because by the time we both got to my house, the perverted look on his face was drooling and I could tell he was feeling horny! I finally unlocked my door and stepped inside. I saw Ike sitting on the coach doing his homework with my dog sitting on the coach with him. No Georgie today either. He looked up with a shocked face. That's right I never told him about the new relationship I had with Kenny, or that we even made up for the matter.
"Uh, um Hey Kyle, Kenny "
"Yo." Kenny waved and gestured to my brother.
Ike looked at me with a very confused expression. I rol
BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 5My cheeks were still full of muffin as I stared at Allistor. I glanced away and back, noticing that he wouldn't stop gazing back. Chewing my muffing slowly, I swallowed.BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 52 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hey," I said as nonchalant as I could.
"Ahhhhhh..." the Scotsman droned, still in shock.
I looked around me as if trying to find something then yelled out, "HEY ARTHUR? YOUR BROTHER IS HERE! I THINK HE'S BROKEN!"
A startled, "WHAT?!" came from upstairs and a lot of things seemed to have fallen with all the thumping suddenly happening up there. I flinched as the thuds continued and stared up at the ceiling. My eyes followed the series of noises that eventually led to the stairs. A second later, Arthur bolted down the stairs, sporting some black bermuda shorts and a white shirt. I could have sworn he skidded when he saw his brother at the door (who was, in fact, still staring at me... like a dumbass, I might add).
"Er, Allistor? What the hell are you doing here?" Arthur said slowly, wondering if his brother would compre
TwistedEverything is so messed upTwisted2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’m so confused
I should be crying,
But instead I’m laughing
At my last breath.
When the world is backwards
I’m so confused
The sky is ground
The north is south
And I find myself swinging
From the cobblestones
And with dirty hands, walking
Gripping with knuckle bones
Why is it, turned all around
I’m so confused
Yes means no
Wrong is right
And I’m enthralled with hurting people
Destroying their souls
And living, but actually dead
And somehow hurt consoles
At this rate I’ll be
Falling down to heaven
Or flying up to hell
To really understand this world of opposition
When I try to call my friend
Turns out she’s the enemy
And when I think I’m singing
I’m actually really cursing
And all around me
They all just do the same
When normality's are no longer normality's
I’m so confused
When Beauty is ugly
And scars are lovely
Gets pretty hard to disgui
Una segunda oportunidad (Cap 1)Una segunda oportunidad (Cap 1)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Titulo: Una Segunda Oportunidad
Pareja principal: SasukexHinata.
Resumen: En la vida siempre hay segundas oportunidades, en nosotros está tomarlas o no, hay situaciones que se pueden tornar tan difíciles que nos orillan a comprometernos con la persona más inesperada ¿cierto Hinata-chan?
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De la gloria al infierno en dos pasos
Estaba segura de que la diosa suerte por fin le sonreiría, a su alrededor no hacía más que encontrar signos afortunados que le auguraban éxito en la empresa que estaba por llevar a cabo, incluso el clima parecía estar de su lado, un soleado y agradable día a principios del verano en el que estaba segura, nada podía salir mal, a cada paso que daba encontraba ó creía encontrar, señales positivas que la alentaban a no detener su marcha, revistiéndola del sufic
SP-K2- Who kissed me chp.5 Who kissed me?! K2 chp. 5SP-K2- Who kissed me chp.55 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Whos a good boy? Oh yes, you are! He sounded like an 8 year old playing with his puppy. Oh! You wanna play, dontcha? I peeked my head in and say Kenny playing with a huge Great Dane. The dog was in a playful position, and Kenny was on his knees with his arm extended. WRAAAHH! Kenny leapt forward. The dog dodged. Kenny wrapped his arms around the dog and wrestled with it. I held back my laughter. Kenny looked to innocent and gullible playing with this dog! I think the dogs really brought out his soft side. He seemed pretty tired too. The dog collapsed, panting. Kenny crawled over to the dog and rubbed his stomach. You are so adorable! I
Imaginary FriendI once had a friend.Imaginary Friend2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
That was made of pretend,
Who's only friend was me.
We played all alone,
Just all on our own.
Down on the hills,
And the trees.
We ran through the woods,
Jumped in the hills,
And played in the dark,
Because we lived for the thrills.
We went on our journeys,
And time would stand still.
The world would change,
Because it bowed to our will.
Then came the days
My friend started to fade.
We no longer spoke,
We just sat in the shade.
And as we sat silent
We looked at the sky .
My friend left for the last time,
Without a goodbye.
I guess the fact is.
They were no longer shy.
I once had a friend,
I thought was made of pretend.
Who supposedly no one could see.
So I sit and I wait,
Pretending their late.
Alone with no guarantee.
Hoping and saying ,
Storms.Storms.Storms.2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Characters: Megatron, Shockwave, Ayreon (age 5) (G1)
Warning: Contains profanity, adult themes, fluff, mech/mech.
Megatron came in drenched, the rain pouring down outside. Luckily he’d taken a shower at work, otherwise he would have dragged mud and coal all throughout the complex. Not to mention in his ute—which he didn’t want.
He saw on the radar that a pretty serious storm was headed to Kaon. Winds were going to be high. Nothing like a tornado or anything from Earth, their atmosphere wasn’t strong enough. But that didn’t mean the storm wouldn’t be heavy with pounding thunder and lightning.
“Oh, you’re soaking wet,” Shockwave fussed, tossing a towel at the mech. Ayreon was sitting in the living room with a bunch of textas on the floor. He’d been scribbling, so he figured he’d check how Megatron was. He’d called Megatron when he was at work, making su
BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 4"Last class of the day, last class of the day... I can do this. I can do this," I whispered to myself. It was clear that this was just one of those days. And it was also clear that the rest of the week was going to be a sick week. Hey, if I did put up with this every day for the rest of this week, I really would get sick! So much stress... I hate it!BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
I went over in my head over who the possible annoyances would be in this class. Oh right. The redhead. I can avoid that. Easily. I can totally do this! Wait... what's this class again? Oh right. It's history. I'll just go to sleep.
I walked into the room, and immediately the scene upset me. Allistor was sitting right next to my desk. Oh no...
I raised my head high, and I walked to my desk. He turned to face me, but I faced forward, trying to ignore him. I could almost feel a smirk being scorched into my face. I peeked at him for a second. Of course he was still grinning.
"Can I help you?" I said sourly.
oukamiyoukai's list of anti art block challengesOukamiyoukai’s list of anti art block challenges.oukamiyoukai's list of anti art block challenges1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
These are just a few things I think about if I want to get rid of art block. I will probably add more in the future, but here’s a few now to get you inspired. These are to be done at leisure and don’t have to be in any order. They are for fun.
1 gesture drawing. This is super easy. Basically find a relatively complicated shape, and draw it with as few marks as possible. It doesn’t really have to resemble it in any way. As long as you know what it is. I probably do about 30 of these a day. Honestly they’ve helped a lot with everything. You can add color if you want. For this challenge I recommend doing enough to inspire you rather it be 10-100. (I’ll link some examples).
2 combining an animal and an inanimate object. Select one animal and one object and combine them. I would highly recommend thinking about general shapes of both and using repetition in your design. No imaginary animals (you
BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 3I busted into the old music room, slammed the door, and rested against the door panting. Clutching my bag tightly, I collapsed to the floor.BTT x SingerReader x Scotland 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey (Name). What the hell happened to you? You look like someone tried to mug you," someone said from the other side of the room.
Looking up, I saw Arthur. I sighed in relief. "If only you knew," I gasped out.
He smirked at me while flipping through a stack of music sheets. "Sounds interesting. It's not that frog trying to rape you is it? They usually leave you alone though."
I chuckled sheepishly and rubbed the back of my head guiltily. "Usually they wouldn't know I exist, but... Well... I kinda made a bet with them..."
Arthur turned to me and blinked with a blank expression apparent on his face. "... As Envy," I finished.
"Ah." He turned toward the old grand piano in the room and shuffled around some more papers on the top of it. I loved this kid. He was my best friend during school and so I HAD to tell him about the whole Env
The SadnessThe Sadness4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The one word that describes all of our feelings.
When you left this earth, and all of us, you left us with wet, teary eyes and grieving hearts. And yet, there are still smiles on our faces. Just remembering you is enough. Remembering the joy, the laughter, and the beautiful art. You have left our souls forever filled with the happiness, the smiles, and the fun that you brought to us. For that, we thank you and hope that you have made it safely to the castle in the clouds. I hope that you can see the impression that you've made in the people on earth. You will be dearly missed by those who knew you well, those who knew you only a bit, and those who wished they had a chance to. We will always miss and remember you.
Rest in peace.
.:PG:Sayonara Heren-Sempai:..:PG:Sayonara Heren-Sempai:.4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Even Though We Never talked That Much, I enjoyed Role Playing with You and Talking random Stuff that pop out of our Minds.You would always enlighten the atmosphere around us and would make us laugh hysterically (Well For Me.)
Dear Heren Senpai,
Even Though You May Not Read This, I'm glad I was able to know you even without knowing your real face.I always was excited when talking to you.I changed alot when you came into my life.Your of of the reasons why I'm still here in deviantART.I hope you rest in Peace and still enjoy watching over your friends right now.I wish the best for you and hope that your family will be able to get through the sadness of losing..You were one of the people who made Life an amazing adventure.Life is like a maze that has the same end for all of us.I wish I could go to you and cry by seeing your face.You changed alot of us and we want you to still be here..But unfortunately, You can't..We hope your watching us right now...Your very precious to countle
Secrets Behind the Mask UKPH 3Secrets Behind the Mask UKPH 34 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"You're insane, Mei." I pointed out.
"It's the only way. Besides, were going there when class is over, meaning, at night." She calmly reassured me.
"If you want to see your beloved RAVEN, then you'll have to go with my plan, got it?"
I sighed. "Fine. But just be sure, we won't be in any trouble. I don't want to spend the rest of my high school years being that British bastard's slave!" I pointed out.
"Yes. Yes." She nonchalantly nodded at my request.
"How are we going to attend the concert if were not allowed to leave the school premises?" I asked.
She sighed. "Oh yeah. Now that you mention it.. We're not allowed to leave the school premises unless we have permission from the head "
She suddenly looked at me. " Or the Student Council president." She grinned.
You have to be kidding me, right?
"What!? No way!"
"But so far the two of you are close, right?"
"WHERE THE HELL
L. Lawliet: Death NoteL. Lawliet: Death Note4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Life shrouded in mystery from the very beginning
Won't like to admit it, but must keep on winning
His powers of deduction will leave your head spinning
You have no choice but to follow him blind
His boundless intelligence cannot be confined
Although without crouching, it shall surely decline
About forty percent, if you must define
So please, let him sit his own way!
Not quite a professional, his methods will stray
From the norm, but everyone will still obey
To ensure that Kira will be made to pay
He deserves to rot down below
Hair a mess and eyes with dark shadow
Never seen the sun - his skin pale like snow
Why he loves tennis, we'll never know
It's clear he's a little off beat
A shy boy; as sweet as the food that he eats
Cake, biscuits and candy are more than just treats
Gets strange looks from everybody he meets
Although he is nothing if not forthright
With care and caution he enlists to his plight
A suspect, then friend: a traitor named Light
From the moment they met, they were dest