The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'
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The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)1 year ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Writing Tips and So Much MoreBeing a writer (or trying to be), I looked up a whole bunch of deviantART guides on writing and other related articles.Writing Tips and So Much More2 months ago in Writing More Like This
So if you are in the same boat I am (one that is quickly sinking into shark infested waters). I have some tips for you, or rather, I have a list of other people's articles you should read. (With a little commentary from me. ) These aren't in any particular order, so don't assume the first article will be much more helpful than the sixth or seventh. I like the guides that talk to the reader and make it personal. Like "I know from personal experience that writer's block can be a challenge. God, don't we all know. But I have some great tips." So go ahead and check out all of these great resources.
1) So You Want To B
Civilization Builder Questionnaire for WritersBased on the Seven Rules of CivilizationCivilization Builder Questionnaire for Writers2 years ago in Writing More Like This
-Planned of Unplanned Cities? Why?
-What kinds of transportation are used, and how is traffic managed?
-How is sanitation managed?
-Symbolic or Pictoral written language? Why?
-Where did the system of writing come from?
-How is literacy taught? To whom is literacy taught, when in their lives, and why?
-How is written language stored (what medium)? Where and by whom?
-What kind of religious system? Monotheistic/Polytheistic/Monistic/Animistic/Some Combination?
-What beliefs are included about origins and destiny?
-What kinds of morality is espoused and why?
-What kinds of religious rituals are observed? By whom? What happens? Where? Why?
Political Structure (Organized Government)
-What government system: Autocracy/Democracy/Oligarchy/Theocracy? How did this come to be?
Tips for the Messy WriterWhen the Muse StrikesTips for the Messy Writer3 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know about you, but most of my ideas for writing come to me in the shower. There I'll be, rinsing the shampoo from my hair, and suddenly a line flits through my head - a line so beautiful, so perfectly balanced between the universal and the personal that if I do not capture it immediately my muse will torment me with silence the rest of the year. Generally this situation ends with me haphazardly wrapped in a towel, running down the hall past the rest of the household - who have now learned to politely look the other way - to the dry erase board on the refrigerator where I can scribble out the thought before it evaporates into the ether.
If this is a situation familiar to you, then you may be what I call a messy writer. Messy writers are those for whom organization is not always advantageous, or even possible. This short guide offers five rules I've discovered help keep me on track once I've started a writing task. I hope you'll find them h