I'm Fine"Are you okay?"
That's all they say.
And I leave behind
These words in my mind.
I'm broken, I'm dying.
Inside, I'm crying.
There are wounds beneath my skin.
There are trials I face within.
There are things I just can't say.
There are people I must betray.
Beneath a smile, I feel pain.
Behind the sun, there's always a little rain.
And beneath these words I hold in my head...
There's always the thing I say instead.
I leave the truth behind..
So when they say, "are you okay?"
I always say, "I'm fine."
NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of PromptsDay 1: I am a poet.NAPOWRIMO 30 Days of Prompts2 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
Day 2: I own my flesh.
Day 3: Tell a lie.
Day 4: Love through letters.
Day 5: A thousand kisses deep.
Day 6: Monochromatic fears.
Day 7: You have 7 days to live.
Day 8: Glow in the dark stars
Day 9: Misplaced bones
Day 10: Write as if you are a body part.
Day 11: Wake the dead.
Day 12: Love bites
Day 13: I never think about ____ anymore.
Day 14: Find me.
Day 15: 7 Deadly Sins
Day 16: 3AM coffee
Day 17: Kiss the stars on her arms.
Day 18: ‘Last night—’
Day 19: What is your sign? Write about it.
Day 20: Galaxy skin
Day 21: What is tangled up in your heartstrings?
Day 22: A fight in a stairwell
Day 23: A forbidden desire
Day 24: Stitched the words into my heart
Day 25: Cross-hatched skin
Day 26: Artist fingers
Day 27: Holding up the universe
Day 28: Dig deep
400 ideas for naming your art400 ideas for naming your art3 years ago in Typography More Like This
[adorable, cute, funny etc.] is her/his middle name
[blue, brown, green etc.] eyed girl
[mister, miss] Perfect
[red, bloody, golden etc.] moonlight
[red, blue, golden] ribbon
2 cute 2 handle
4 am, thinking of you
*a certain romance*
a chill in the air
a day to be remembered
*a fresh start*
a kiss to build a dream on
a little bit of heaven
*a mirror's story*
*a moment suspended in time*
a new beginning
a peaceful world
a smile like yours
*a thousand shades of passion*
a thousand years from now
*a whole other story*
*after my dreams come true*
after the rain
ah, those lazy days of summer
ain't this a fairytale?
all for love
all I want is "MORE"
all time adored
always in my heart
am I supposed to be happy?
an apple for the teacher
and I think you should know this
and so a star was born
and so the story began
*any sign of trouble?*
anywhere you go
as we dance with the devil
asleep or dead?
*at the end of the day*
Build your own empireAlmost anybody who uploads their artwork on an art site appreciates attention be it for fun or for more professional reasons.Build your own empire3 years ago in Other More Like This
Here I have compiled a small list of ways you can help yourself network through dA a.k.a building your own empire. This is just based upon my own experiences and witnessing other's doing. This is by no means a how-to on being that front page artist. You either have be be beyond elite and catering to the popular genres of art OR become a well known hack doing the same thing over and over again.
1. First things first, improve your artwork FOR YOURSELF!
Your first goal is to stop worrying about getting exposure. Oh the irony of that first step. You need to be your own artist discovering things for yourself on top of improving your techniques. Enjoy your process of artwork, you'll be surprised at how much better your end product looks versus a piece of work you did just to do it and get it uploaded on dA real fast. Do not compare yourself to other artists tha
Profile Pic: Making A Character Profile SheetProfile Pic: Making A Character Profile Sheet2 years ago in Writing More Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few drawing books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
Once upon a time, I ran out of things to complain about. And so it was with a heavy heart that I hung up my tutorial-guide hat forever, never to be heard from again…
Just kidding, my life just got massively complicated for a year or so and I didn’t have the time to write anything. I doubt I’ll ever stop complaining. It’s for your benefit. I promise.
Now, how about we smoothly segue into the topic of character profile sheets? For the sake of this guide, I’m talking about sheets in which people include an image of a character they’ve made, along with a slew of information about the character, includi
10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing.These are some very basic things for new writers. If you see somebody that could benefit from this, send them a link!10 Easy Tips to Improve Your Writing.3 years ago in Writing More Like This
1. Use correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar everywhere, not just in your writing.
I see a lot of writers that text-talk in conversations, leave out punctuation, don't capitalize words, etc. Even if you're just shooting a message to a friend on Facebook remember those rules! Not only does this create good habits, but I find that it leads to better and more intelligent conversations
2. Learn those tricky rules like "laid/lay" and "effect/affect".
A lot of people slack off on these. Personally, I have to look up things like this all the time because I just don't remember. They're annoying, but learning the differences can help you out in your writing and in real life. Also, the difference between "good" and "well" is a must-know! I hear this used incorrectly every single day.
3. Paragraphs and when to use them.
Obviously your wr
The Cracks Begin to Show: Making Flawed CharactersThe Cracks Begin to Show: Making Flawed Characters3 years ago in Writing More Like This
First of all, I freely admit that what I say isn't gospel. I am a total amateur at art and writing. I've learned everything that I know via the internet and a few books. It's just that I appreciate all of the tutorials here on dA that have helped me out, and I want to put a little bit of my own methods back in.
I've run across an odd myth about fictional characters here on good ol' deviantART: If my character isn't a Mary Sue then I've definitely written a good character. Sadly, this is not so. A Mary Sue (see here for more) is just a specific kind of bad character. Not all bad characters are Mary Sues. It would be like saying that since the movie you made isn't Birdemic or The Room, it's a good movie. Erm that's not quite the case. Maybe your skills are only OK. What's a budding writer to do?
Making a good character is a lot more complex than just avoiding
100 Writing Prompts100 Writing Prompts100 Writing Prompts3 years ago in Writing More Like This
1. It's like a riddle, you see.
2. Rain was falling in the street.
3. They say a monster lives in those hills.
4. I tried opening it, but it's like it was locked.
5. The sky was so heavy I could almost touch it.
6. Why did he bring me here?
7. I keep having the same dream.
8. I always knew this would come back to haunt me.
9. How did the windows get so dirty?
10. I don't think they've mowed their lawn in weeks.
11. That's what happens when two people like that meet.
12. He really had to borrow a cup of sugar.
13. The water stopped flowing from the tap.
14. That old tree finally fell last night.
15. Maybe tomorrow he'll come.
16. I can't believe it's Saturday!
17. Did I ever tell you about the footprints?
18. You told me to look for the red teacup, but it's not ther