The Six Questions for Rewriting I have a book on writing! http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-To-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C/refd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EBPNWS0SC846Z737DYE Go buy it.The Six Questions for Rewriting9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been doing rewrites a lot lately, and for each chapter I do, I sit down and write these seven questions on the back of the last chapter page. Every. Chapter. (And I just did all 52 some-odd chapters of Mark of the Conifer last night.) If you can answer these questions with one sentence or so, you are in good shape to do a good rewrite. If you are rambling, writing paragraphs, you are losing focus and probably have too much going on in the chapter. You probably need to break things up, remove or cut elements, or move them to more appropriate places. These questions are supposed to help you declare a goal for each chapter, nail down what you’re going for, and help you keep in mind while you rewrite.
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!
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Publishing Week: March 2015
COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
How To get PublishedOr be Satisfied when You Aren'tHow To get Published1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
A Beginner's Guide
Poetry publication is awash with literary magazines, internet journals, print-on-demand presses, vanity presses, indie presses, and major publication houses. So many options! It's a lot to navigate. But before we delve into the 'How-To's,' it's important to understand the 'Why.'
I'm talking about the the Big Why, the biggest WHY after 'Why write poetry?' Which is, of course, 'Why are you publishing your poetry?'
"BECAUSE!" I hear you shouting.
But that's not the best answer. You'll be happier, or at least more content with the results of the following advice if you understand your motivations behind the urge to publish. What specifically do you hope to achieve?
How to Succeed in Poetry Without Really Trying
If, for example, you want your poems out in the world, in a place people might read them; if you want to be able to say that you're a published poet; if you're not feeling great a
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekPE: Literature Basics Settings9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Photographing People on your TravelsPeople & Portrait PhotographyPhotographing People on your Travels9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Trying to photograph people within a country other than the one you are accustomed to can bring a whole new set of difficulties far beyond lighting, composition and frame. Here are a few tips that I've personally learned along the way which have not only inspired me to get out there and photograph more people, but also to approach new people and become more confident..
It's very important that you learn the customs of a country so as not to offend anybody when attempting to take or request their photograph. There are often many street entertainers in big cities and musicians that busk and request the odd coin or two. Don't make the mistake I did in Belgium, and request a photograph of a street performer and expect to give nothing in return! Putting a few coins of local currency their way will always be welcomed. Equally it's important to know when it's okay to take photographs, and when not. There were particu
Publishing Resources List Totally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going t
10 Tips to help you improve your photography.Trying to keep the terminology as basic as possible to help beginning photographers improve. Have any other tips besides the ones listed? Post them!10 Tips to help you improve your photography.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Are these tips helpful to you? I am saving toward premium membership, which will allow me to create even greater tips for you guys. http://uriahgallery.deviantart.com/?givepoints
1.) If the composition isn't good and there are a lot of distractions, a tip that I had received when first starting out was to look though the viewfinder as if it was the final print. Having that sort of mentality should help you improve in your compositions.
2.) Look at the subject in the photo. Is it interesting? Is it of something that everyone makes a photo of? If you're not liking your photo because of the subject, it may either be not interesting or is interesting, but with bad composition.
3.) Bad lighting. An underexposed photo will almost al
BibLITotheque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITothèque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITotheque 3: Scene Charting6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
One-third of the way into NaNoWriMo! By this point you're probably thinking 'omg I wish I'd done more planning and given this monstrosity more structure,' right? Yeah, I'm with you. So let's talk about plotting your novel with scene charting.
Scene charting is exactly what it sounds like: building a chart that summarizes every single scene of your novel. You may have seen JK Rowling's chart for chapters 13-24 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which doesn't list individual scenes but serves the same purpose. It's a good way to keep everything organized and review your story in a concise, manageable way.
What's in a scene?
A scene is a piece of the story where something changes. That's it. You probably need a location for logistical purposes, but you don't even need character
Nature-Abstracted : July SelectionNature-Abstracted : July Selection2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fish are jumping by JakezDaniel
Grass and water by MissUmlaut
Project Educate: Variations of Sinister:iconprojecteducate:Project Educate: Variations of Sinister2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Project Educate: Variations of Sinister:
When one thinks of the horror and macabre genre, they probably think about blood, guts, and shocking images depicting death and severe harm. But there is another side to the scary, a side that uses less color, less shock value effects, and imagination and subtlety ro produce a chilling image.
Things such as ghosts, forests, graveyards, abandoned houses - all of these can be used as fitting and suitable models for a very spooky scene. Some might argue, with a great amount of merit, that an abandoned house can make a better model than a human being. They have a good point, though it lacks personality, for an abandoned house has its own story to tell, but it is one that can be brought out only in visual images or written word, for unlike a human model, it cannot speak and share.
One of the most popular ways to express a situation using a model is throug
HERE ARE THE BRUSHES I USE!Since I get asked "What brushes do you use?" quite a lot, I decided to post 'em here in hopes that folks will see 'em, download 'em and spread the word. I use the dry media and watercolor ones quite a bit lately.HERE ARE THE BRUSHES I USE!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DOWNLOAD BRUSHES HERE!
Don't let this short list fool you, there are TONS MORE of Nagel sets available for free online, just google them. There are a few brushes in my arsenal that I can't share since they are proprietary brushes from studios that I worked at, but they aren't anything more sophisticated than what the Nagels can do.
Also, I am 99.9% this is where the rake brush came from:
Photoshop Custom Brushes
I hope this helps! Go get 'em and PLAY!
In personal life news, I am in the thick of convention season. APE was a few weeks ago, CTN-X is in a week and a half, then it's the Ba
The Link System - 29th EditionOn behalf of dALinkSystem I'm proud to present you some of our finest worksThe Link System - 29th Edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
dALinkSystem is a Group dedicated towards increasing artists exposure by helping others and themselves through a simple and effective "Linking" system. All media is accepted.
Link another artists submission in your artist's comment box. It helps everyone's exposure and finds undiscovered art.
If you still feel a little confused I invite you to go through our DD Awarded User's Manual and the How To Link Video Tutorial
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Weekly photo #002 Summer morning by EliseEnchanted gossamer by all17 Dancing Geisha III by strehlistisch Felis Metamorphosis by erynrandir Butterfly 2 by RalfPfaarPhotography A walk after dinner #21 by SylveryFox Wonderful life by iNeedChemicalX -Dialog without words- by Janek-Sedlar kociaki by efeline Her summer home by kittysyellowjacket Sunset from above Valbonnais by MaximeCourty Dulas-Shipwreck by CharmingPhotography Berlin Dome by INVIV0 The Boxer Mantid by djusa Midnight Travel by FedericoMeuli .: Lazy Kiki :. by Rare-Pearl Ascension by DanielZrno Poppy Party by thrumyeye Omnomnom by Tiefenschaerfe Fresh Mint and Chocolate Cake by claremanson Summer at Liff by Greg-McKinnon Green Surrounding by DapictureWeekly photo #0022 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Elfin Skimmer by Enkased The Green Cave by Nelleke hovering kingfisher by Jamie-MacArthur
3 by CKouba Pink by bezag . . . by sandrawiklander sky under Berlin by siby Too Tall by PerAera Pinks and Whites by LashelleValentine longing for colors by disies summer by BaxiaArt Nature Heart by Kara-a Sunset on the beach 6 by FrancescaDelfino Dancin' in my dreams by mj-magic b12 by indojo rapunzel by SolMay Eclipse by insolitus85 -Hollow talk- by Janek-Sedlar Other Side by arayo
Proud mom by Thunderi Uluru II by schelly
Weekly photo #006 little things by jyoujo Mirror by CapturingTheNight Steeple by AljoschaThielen Tapeka Coast HDR by wolfblueeyes shleif by DeviantartCubicle Summer by ClaraLG Hurricane heart by iNeedChemicalX Minnie by CookmePancakes Fairy of Winter by John-Peter Olga by Hart-Worx Untitled by light-recycled Winter fairy tales by Vint26 .: Morning Star :. by Rare-Pearl Ubaye by Annabelle-Chabert He's got the whole world in his hands by cloduy MIaKA by molokolo Stories to tell by DorottyaS Aliens from Strawberry Planet by SzymonMic 0637 by foto-duet Eilean Donan Castle by Nichofsky Icarus by simonebyrne Chiquita by swoodee dreamy by yawnnn Summer's almost gone 2 by Bojkovski Trio by JMrocek Summer blur by EliseEnchantedWeekly photo #0062 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Adventure Splash! by OliviaRosePhoto A Summer Evening Serenade by kkart 17.08.2013 by mistinesseye Gleichklang by CaveCanem42 Light by EliseEnchanted Off-Centre by Megalithicmatt Decadence. by PiecesOfAnsley Magic Moment by porbital Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere by deadlychris Sunny Grass by Safirith Diving in by RalfPfaarPhotography Britannia Brook by CJSutcliffe Neferet-6949 by effjot Once you lose that innocence. by Moosiatko So much to see by landkeks Eyes of the Hunter by Lupinicious Puppyset by Rozowynos Top Meeting by Dark-Raptor Longhorned Bee - Eucerini by ColinHuttonPhoto End of a new day by MaaykeKlaver :t
so studies started again ...... and again there's so much too learn ;_; and next summer is already my preliminary medical examination :'D (I can already predict that this time will be like hell and I just can't wait for the time after that, that's when we'll really begin to learn about diseases and clinical things )so studies started again ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
luckily this week, I only have courses on three days, so I'm trying to continue the photoshop coloring practice I'm working on right now
wah, and the second last saturday I nearly killed myself because I decided to rewatch whole Legend of Korra Book 1 in only one night (still got dark shadows under my eyes ^^" ) I really should start using my nights for sleeping
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:iconmacsix:Flight Level 150 by macsix
:iconjax-chan:Evelyn by Jax-chanThe Red Widow by Jax-chanORCHID by Jax-chan
Bokehlicious In Light by Oer-Wout A new day is born. by incredi city of blinding lights by elalma Quench by Nariscuss reach the city steps tonight by Kenrocks Burning Book by HouaVang bright city lights. by wisesparrow In my mind. .. by addy-ack Morning Angel by diensilver 299. by shadddow Shades of the night by LuPri 356. by shadddow Pureness by Econita Beautiful wishes. by incredi 254. by shadddow Bokeh dream by AM4Y786 Purple dew by Piipsy The gift of a winter evening by Kokopa Rings of Saturn by EivindHansen Bokeh eclipse by pqphotography il pleut II. by extrasist0le OoOOoOOoOooOOOo O by Bomb-Creator Drops of bokeh by Saswat777Bokehlicious2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Little Bottle by khrmnens :thumb284523491: In loving memory by diensilver Golden shine by Fra-Emer Butterfly Bokeh by FreyaPhotos Mademoiselle Rouge and her fairy lights by ChanelRossouw morning bokeh by iCECREAMTRUCKFUCK Goodmorning by ByLaauraa Only Magic by AloriaTheZombie Curious Baby Roe by RoeEbo I'm Here, You There by djusa bokeh by moitisse Be Light by solefield Life Inside A Snow Globe by AimishBoy Lights and Mysteries by solefield Meme's eyes by Live-InTheMoment :thumb342853827: :thumb196060280: c p f by NineOneThree dear love, by Zaratops :thumb11211274
The little things in life Love Is All by MarcoHeisler :thumb170771502: Lucky Colors. by andokadesbois :thumb242746069: Small Beauty by Lady-Tori Shell of a Butterfly by TheSaval candies by AlicjaRodzik Shine by EliseEnchanted The little things by nhuthanh Remedy by incolor16 Bleeding hearts by Healzo absorb. by Camiloo Printemps by fruitpunch1 :thumb202669762: Winter air by bebefromtheblock even cold heart can bleed by Orwald f l y b y e by SaphoPhotographics My heart belongs to you by xOronar dont press ''play'' by StopScreamGraphy Precious by o-kaykay time shows... by addy-ack Try by HealzoThe little things in life2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
33 by CarrotCat37 Fairy tale Wonders by BlackJack0919 Memories by Jules1983 Brought to fantasy by HKoub wait until midnight. by simoendli .day 1 by Subaru7 flowers for you by kyokosphotos cranes II by all17 Lilas . II by Somebody--else Forever Alone by Siilin Never Bloom Again by Obsessed-by Sail the starry seas by a2star Girl's Best Friend by Sarah-BK Heartstrings I by Gosia Two Heartbeats. by xJNFR 15.52 - Bottle of Luck. by dragonfly-oli The Stories Will Blossom by cloduy the odyssey by henwen Vintage by Kezzi-Rose Rainbow Stars by andru89 random afternoon by loLO-o For the magic of books by Bucikah :th
How To Use The Motion Book ToolA versatile powerhouse of a creation device, Madefire’s Motion Book Tool can be used to make an variety of digital creations, ranging from simple print-style books to complex, dynamic Motion Books that leap off the screen.How To Use The Motion Book Tool10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Simple: The Page-by-Page Experience
Creating comics, graphic novels, or other works in a classic page-by-page format is a simple, three-step process with the Motion Book Tool.
Step 1: Open the Motion Book Tool
Step 2: Click "Upload Assets" and upload your created pages
Step 3: Create a new project, and put your pages in the project in order
Step 4: Upload to deviantART!
Professional: Storytelling in Motion
At its full capacity, the Motion Book Tool is designed with the professional in mind: powerful enough to handle whatever your imagination can create. Because it’s professional-grade software, the Tool can be advanc
Weekly photo #024 + Power of Softness by PatiMakowska take a seat by christian-richter Pij zapach wspomnienia z porannej mgly. by Fiedka Listening to the Music of the Wind by Matthias-Haker Olga by Hart-Worx Inferno by AndrewShoemaker .:: You are wonderful ::. by Whimsical-Dreams 6958 by LilifIlane The house of the rising sun by Marcwildpassion Follow the White Rabbit by alexgphoto Burned Memories by Karakuji -Silent mountain and ocean- by Janek-Sedlar Beauty After the Bust by FramedByNature King by LifeCapturedPhoto Reflecting Upon Dreams by Jordan-Roberts Can't belive by shinijikun :thumb421401782: Mermaids by CookmePancakes Tomorrowland by KrisVlad D381 by miobi Bastei 4 by MatthiasHaltenhof Painted Sky by porbital Trapped Under Ice by m-eralp Winter Kiss V by JoannaRzeznikowska boots by michellis13 :thumb420638537: .:Eagle in Flight:. by RHCheng Winter Wonder by ildiko-neer Family portrait. by Ravenith Hit the road Jack by iNeedChemicalX The Hiding Place by SachaKalis Mexico - Waterfall of the Gods by lux69aeterna Ravena. Spring Bliss by RavenaJulyWeekly photo #024 +1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb420255867: Svetlana by Anhen Geometrical blues by lomatic cradel rock by VisitingFahrrad Awakening of a World by OlivierAccart Balloons II by sabbbriCA How You See Yourself by oO-Rein-Oo OLGA by Hart-Worx red river. by Koksa Fairy Dreamer by magic-spelldust
recent faves 3 (feature) and thank you CloduyMy PM was about to run out but then the lovely :iconcloduy: renewed it for me thank you so much dear :iconsquishhugplz:recent faves 3 (feature) and thank you Cloduy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
so here's a little feature of her wonderful work
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Dusty Road by tvurkflower 37 by LTKJJ
Champagne Supernova. by VLPhotography
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Still Life Stills Features: BreadLast week I featured jam so naturally I just had to feature bread this time!Still Life Stills Features: Bread2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Got a suggestion for future still life photography features? let us know
The SSAEM CONTEST (+ giveaway)» › CANCELLED - if you have finished or partly finished something intended for this contest, send me the link(s),The SSAEM CONTEST (+ giveaway)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and you will receive compensation/thank you gift for it.
SSAEM, SARANGHAE ("Teacher, I Love You") is an original story set in Seoul, Korea, during the year 2010, revolving around the hardships of the new teacher Han Sun.
In order to properly celebrate the launching of the SSAEM website, I'm hosting this SSAEM-related contest, running from September 1 to November 30. It is primarily for deviantart-users, but everyone is welcome to participate. This is for all kinds of artists, please read on!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
September 1 (start), November 30 (end),
December 1 to 7 (voting time)
All art forms and medium types welcomed
(everything, really; digitally, traditionally, photography, artisan arts, literature, film & animation, flash & game
Wild, Wonderful World #6 + Basic QuestionsI want to share some amazing and inspiring photographers to me that have managed to capture nature essence wonderfully, enjoy and support them!Wild, Wonderful World #6 + Basic Questions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Beautiful-sunset-dolphin-jumping-from-ocean by Vitaly-Sokola bug with prey II by indojo
Chase of Cheetahs by MorkelErasmusRhinos at Play (monochrome) by LinRuPhotographyProud Rhino by MorkelErasmus
Princess of Colours by wind-princessStrength in sunlight III. by carinamaiwaldSerendipity by thrumyeyeThe Kitschest Bear by abey79
Seahorse by TVD-PhotographyLove my red tail by Fra-EmerFriesian stallion by sowi01
I'm not that different from you... #2 by Seb-Photos:thumb403198280:Opie by KiwiTakeFlightI'm not that different from you... by Seb-Photos
:thumb391762668:Hey, Don't You Stare At Me! by IsalovesphotographyThe Stalk... by quaddieExploring by Chikrata
.:Wonder Of Nature:. by LSouthernI'm watching you by yiyaroCrush (Great Barrier Reef) by BlackGryph0n
Itch to Scratch by Michael--FitzsimmonsEmerald tree monitor by AllerleiDark Pup Portrait by Shadow-and-Flame-86Through the Grass by Chikrata
American Kestrel by EdgedFeatherDamsel in Wonderland by thrumyeyeRearing up by Wolfling01
Steller Jay by Stuzal:thumb399238769:Red-necked Grebe water taxi by gregster09
Rawwr! Don't touch my babies!!! by Seb-PhotosReflections by thrumyeyeDay 149 - Bad Wolf? by MonsterBrand
Saying Hello by mydigitalmindOn Expedition by darkSoul4Life:thumb396974124:
Wolf eye by djkbWings by BogdanBoevThe Lidless Eye by Wolfling01