The Scratching Post : Foundations in Character FOUNDATIONS IN CHARACTERThe Scratching Post : Foundations in Character1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The revival has arrived; the tips & tricks blog is back, baby! And I'm honored to help by bringing you our first journey into the delicious, delicious cheesecake that is the world of Literary Prose! So grab your fork, spoon, knife, spork, spnorf, or whatever else you use to absorb nutrients and let's dive in!
You’ve just written the most interesting, most lovable, and most memorable character in all of the literary world. So you think. Too bad there are libraries and warehouses stocked with books housing a protagonist just. Like. Yours. Congratulations, you’ve written the Mary Sue or Gary Stu. A character with either no flaws at all or so many flaws it physically hurts my brain, ribs, and spleen when I read about them. A character that can take your novel from New York Times Bestseller to Waste of Times No-seller. It’s that important. And I’m here to make sure you don’t shoot your career in the foot by shoo
Jun 25 - Jul 1 New Prompt! New Poll!Jun 25 - Jul 1 New Prompt! New Poll!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Exercise and More! Valentines ExerciseNew Exercise and More!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for a friendly group stretch and an exercise. Valentine's Day is coming up and lets face it, not everyone loves the theme of love in their story. So I’ve decided that instead of making you write about fluff and happy endings, I will give you one rule. Stick to the word theme.
Below are a list of phrases taken from those adorable little candy hearts you find at the store. Your goal? Write a story or a poem that incorporates one or all of these words into it. Whether it be through theme, or physically putting the words in your piece. Just let your muse take you where you want to go with it.
You must pick a candy heart phrase from the list below and use it to fuel your piece.
One on One
Time to Dance
You have until Midnight on February 14th, 2011 to submit your theme, a
Confessions of a King Literature ContestOur prose and poetry contest is now underway! The theme was picked by our members and you can win hundreds of dA Points, art, literature, and features! There are just under two weeks left to enter.Confessions of a King Literature Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Confessions of a King
Poetry or prose
There is no minimum length requirement for prose or poetry, but prose submissions should not exceed 7,000 words.
Deadline [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple] Prizes [Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple]
250 Points [Points]
50 Points [Points] from Peter-The-Knotter
10 Points [Points] from NicolaiGrey
Short story commission and feature from Gingersanps
Poem request from wei-en
One to two chapter literature request from Darkspruceforest
Poem or short story from religiouscornrose237
Critique from DailyBreadCafe
Club Rules And RegsThe Writer's Meow Rules & RegulationsClub Rules And Regs8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1 Our purpose and mission:
This club is designed exclusively for writers looking for constructive criticism, writing tips, and encouragement. This club is not just to showcase work it is for those who truly want to improve their skills! We can all benefit from positive feedback and become better writers with one anothers assistance. In addition to featuring writers in the club, we also have a special forum for chats & discussions on every aspect of writing, from conception to publishing and beyond. The Writers Meow showcases everything from fiction and articles and scripts, even poetry. Seasoned writers and novices with a dream of writing are encouraged to join this friendly, family-like community!
2 Joining the Club-
*Send a note with the subject "Join The Writers Meow". Please do not comment!
*Place our icon in your journal.
*Deviant Watch the community.
*Once these steps have been taken, you will
At the Center Contest extended until November 7thCONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 7At the Center Contest extended until November 7th1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello members, and let's welcome our newest contest, "At the Center" suggested by Prettykitty473.
:iconfloatingheartplz: At the Center Contest! :iconfloatingheartplz:
Theme: At the Center. What is at the center of your heart? The center of your soul? What truly lies in the center of the Earth besides molten rock? Anything could be there, and we want you to write about it.
Poetry and literature will be accepted in any form during this contest. There will be a limit of 100 lines for poetry and 10,000 words for literature.
1. Three entries per deviant
2. Mature content is allowed, but it must have a warning
3. Must be 100 lines or under for poetry, and under 10,000 words for literature.
4. Your entry must be written for this contest (published after this journal)
5. Please submit to the <b>
THE WINNERS : micro-MEGAS CoNtEsT:iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :iconfireplz: :THE WINNERS : micro-MEGAS CoNtEsT2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 9th SEPTEMBER 2014
THE WINNERS - FINALLY !!
LES GAGNANTS - FINALEMENT !!
Finally, the long awaited results. We apologise for the length of time it took. Both Frantz and I have had a bit of a tough and long year - BUT HERE THEY ARE ! The final results! Thank you to all who participated, by either entering the contest or by voting for your favourite text. It was not easy to choose, but choices needed to be made. So without further ado - here are our winners :
Finalement ! Voici les résultats tant attendus du concours micro-MEGAS. Veuillez nous excuser du retard, Frantz et moi, avons tous deux eu une année assez mouvementée. Nous voulons remercier de tout coeur ceux qui ont participé, ou en écrivant un texte ou
Operation TYP [Contest Event!]Grim Face (inknalcohol) and I decided running our own separate contests in January weren’t enough. We put together a joint event contest too.Operation TYP [Contest Event!]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Operation TYP?
It’s 24 hours of fun, and a dash of mischief, for the literature community. At the start date you will be given a simple task that can be done in as little as 2 minutes. It will be up to you to make it fun and creative though.
What is this task? It’s so super secret we can’t tell you until the start date!
What we can tell you is this: It will be quick and easy. It will be fun. You will have 24 hours to complete the task. You can participate multiple times. There will be prizes for random participants and a little something extra for three creative deviants!
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Time: 12:00 AM EST*
Check back at that time for your Operation TYP task
Closeness Writing Contest ~ Win Subbies + More!Hello, everyone! We're announcing our newest contest for all writers and all forms of literature! There are some great prizes to be won, including a dA Subscription and Points!Closeness Writing Contest ~ Win Subbies + More!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
With winter coming in many parts of the world, staying close can be very important. Thus, our theme is...
Closeness. Interpret at will, any genre is acceptable. We love to see people getting creative with the prompts! You can submit poems, short stories, or any other form of literature as long as it holds to the theme.
There is no minimum length for short stories, but they should not exceed 5,000 words. Poems of any length will be accepted.
First Place [Bullet; Blue]
3 Month dA Subscription from RollingTomorrow
150 [Points] from RollingTomorrow
Feature from Apocalypse-writing in their bi-weekly arti
Face Your Fears ContestDates for contest: Start - 30 March 2012.Face Your Fears Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finish - 31 May 2012, midnight Australian time.
Duration: 2 months (An extension may be made by the founder if circumstances warrant it.)
Place of Submission: The Face Your Fears Contest Entries folder in the group gallery.
Contestants: Members of We-Write-To-Escape only. Feel free to join if you would like to participate. You will be automatically accepted.
Number of submissions allowed: Only one (1) submission per person is allowed.
We-Write-To-Escape's first EVER contest is now up and running!! Are you all
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)3 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
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
Louder Than dA Bomb POETRY SLAM + Comment Below!If you cannot participate for the awesome prize pool, see the bottom of this journal for a possible reward.Louder Than dA Bomb POETRY SLAM + Comment Below!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A few days ago Elocutionists received a huge helping of prize donations for an unnamed contest the likes and scale of which have never been seen on deviantART before. What is it, you ask?
It's a slam. A poetry slam. And it's Louder Than dA Bomb.
A poetry slam is a "no holds barred" spoken word competition. Poets are encouraged to alliterate, rhyme, shout, whisper, zing, compliment, parody, satirize, improvise, recite, quote, play with words and even sing if the opportunity arises.
For the longest time the Elocutionists team have wanted to hear the roaring voice of literature, and this month we don't want to hear just any spoken word for a chance at prizes— NO! We want to listen to a writer's passion, emotion, and drive to keep being who they are; their inspiration to keep writing as they will and we want to hear you que
New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 week left to get your entries in!New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Submissions close June 10.
The challenge for the contest is to use allegory to tell not one story, but two. Allegory is the art of a story within a story (it's story-ception) where one tale and series of events are used to portray an underlying commentary, or deeper meaning to the text. The underlying commentary does not necessarily have to be closed-ended or have to be a singular message.
You can read more about the applications of allegory in the guides below.
The theme of the contest will be fairy tales (note, I said "fairy tale", not "Disney". There's no requirement to sugar-coat it, if you want your story to be dark, it can be.) Allegory has been used in fairy tales and fables for generations to teach people rules and lessons about life. Many of us grew up with these sorts of tales, being taught things before we even realised it.
These lessons, or morals weren
Pass the Poem Project-Sign Up is now CLOSED!Pass the Poem Project-Sign Up is now CLOSED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Over the past few years, projecteducate has worked hard to provide educational articles for various art forms. Within literature, we've seen our fair share and over the past 2 years we've used our own group CRLiterature to manage these articles to ensure as much of the community can see them. However, sometimes we miss people and that's a shame because the articles we've written as a community have been pretty spectacular and still valid today.
So to help people pick up the articles they may have missed, here is a list of them all! This is a great chance for you to read what you may have missed, or tag your friends who may find them useful!
Most Recent First
Publishing Week: March 2015
COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
Visual Presentation and Lit SkinsWith the advent of the sta.sh writer, Literature deviants now have the ability to create skins for their pieces. There has been quite an uproar from many different factions in regards to this. I though I would take the time here to explain why this actually is a benefit, if properly utilized. I thought I would dispel a few myths in regards to lit skins, as well as in regards to literature and presentation as a whole.Visual Presentation and Lit Skins4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Visual Movement
I think the only way you might have missed the visual movement in literature is if you've been living under a rock.
For the past week, I've seen two DDs that are Visual based poetry. Hey, guys, I thought you didn't judge things by looks?
The fact is: we live in a society that has become inundated with the visual. Our minds have been wired to respond to it. It's psychology, it's sociology, it's anthropology, it's a fact so how about we all just accept that, hmmm?
This isn't new. What do you think
Official FFM Prompt Bank 2010Last year, flash fiction month handled its writing prompts through an ever-updating journal, which you can find here. And although it was fantastic, it was, at the end of the month, a pathetic total of seventy-five prompts, barely two a day!Official FFM Prompt Bank 20105 years ago in Editorial More Like This
This year will be different. This year we are bringing the power to the people! by opening this deviation to all prompt-suggesting comers. All you, yes you, have to do to add to this year's prompt bank is leave a comment full of as many prompts as you desire right here in this very dev. Soon, all of us will have more prompts than we'll know what to do with! Awesome!
But it gets better! As our FFM veterans know, each day of FFM features three to five prompts for any FFMers in need... see where this is going? This year, if we love a submitted prompt very much, we'll use it and credit the author in one of our daily updates! Double awesome!
We are picky though, so let's see so
Writing PromptHello!Writing Prompt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring those who submitted to the previous writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, listed in reverse order of submission, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!
To submit to the writing prompt, please remember to put "for the Live-Love-Write writing prompt" in your artist's comments and submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week. Entries without this info will be denied. To submit to a past prompt, send us a note with a link to the entry and the prompt information.
All literature and comics in response to the prompt are welcome and encouraged.
Last Week's Writing Prompt
Respond to the following theme:
Cicadas, Coconuts, and Commitmentsour contest has come to a close as of 12 am on August 15thCicadas, Coconuts, and Commitments1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Authors-Club proudly presents:
Cicadas, Coconuts, & Commitments III
It's that time of year when we bask in the warm summer sun, sip dainty drinks, and do the things we've waited months to do. I can almost smell summer! Can you hear the cicadas chirp? Lather yourself up with coconut butter and get your shades because you are about to join the Ho`olaule`a!
THE GARGANTUAN THREE: `Ekolu
Aloha! This is only the third contest ever hosted by this club. Consequently, this event will be the biggest we have had to date. Prepare to bring this contest to the next level.
If you are interested in donating features, points, critiques or anything to this contest, please comment below or note the club, Authors-Club or amour-raven.
"No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa"
(From this day, from this night, forever more)