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
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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
Precut Stock Providers who Name their SourcesEven if most of the precut stock providers are sincere, and only use their own resources... they don't often tell it! So, it is very hard to know who makes abusive precut stock pictures or not.Precut Stock Providers who Name their Sources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to encourage every stock provider to name his sources (even if they are his own).
You'll find here the precut stock providers I found who always name their sources, as you can see they are not very numerous. I hope that every photomapulators will find it useful and that many other precut stock providers will join the move.
I'm sad to see that many of the best precut stock providers I know and who offer they own stock didn't take the time to TELL IT! So, alas, they will not be selected in this list. I hope they'll do in the future and the list will grow.
ANDREW DAVID 1970
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
The unseen stock - FebruaryI promised to make a monthly stock feature, and here is the first oneThe unseen stock - February2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will try to give you a collection of mostly stock that has not so many favourites so you can discover new great stock artists and resources!
Hope you enjoy!
Waiting by Elisa-ErianDaenerys Stock 2 by MikkiCrossCCNordic Warrior #2 by Liancary-artTeira 17 by TasastockNinfa by Kato-FantasyViviane 13 by Kuoma-stock
Ghost IV Stock by SusanaDS-StocksMasquerade 4 by kirileeUnder The Ivy 09 by LadyxBoleynPirate Stock 10 by MelHeflinsnow elf #6 by Liancary-art
Begonia 7 by PirateLotus-StockNature nymph stock by Kato-Fantasydaniela andrea stock 13 by ayumidany14
Lacko castle, hallway by RavensLanefactory ruins 270 by gestandene:thumb347352784:
:thumb349542035::thumb352293226:Foggy Forest 30 by NessaPalmerStockCleaning My Bathroom STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
0001 by RockStocksSky stock 52 by Muse-of-StockMountain 299 - vertiginous path on the top by Momotte2stocks
Untitled by feainne-stockStock0702132 by Solanaceae85Marco Island Beach Evening 6 by Lauren-LeeCape Nelson 4 by FallowpenStock
Rolling Waves at Sunset by WhimseystockMontain-stock streamy by streamy-stockMist2 by DavidofArbelaStockMultnomah Falls 3 by destinysWalrus
Stock - Light Snow Fall in Fintry by SimplyBackgroundsSTOCK Coolangatta Beach 126 by fillyroxZauberwald XIII by mimose-stock
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
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
Linked to & &
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
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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The Outsider - Contest winners FAQS - Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - Tutorials - Thumblr - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark Portafolio - InstagramThe Outsider - Contest winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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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
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Feature2 of Wonderful Artworks made with our Stock Zooiink by Bela-designsFeature2 of Wonderful Artworks made with our Stock1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Threads Of An Old Life by MoodyBlue Rise From Your Grave by zoneekap
Forgettable Events In The Universe by MoodyBlue Lady Crow by Claudine2011 Touch the Light by Altair-E
Look Up by editedbymbn Last hope - Poseidon by PlaviDemon The Return of Autumn by Grismalice
The sky in her lips by Aelda Ebb and Flow by Lusiphur220 13 by JiaJenn31 The Birth of an Idea by Brittany-Faith
King of the Mountain by micheleoxton Rust of the Time by noro8 &
Some Terrific Halloween Deviations:iconghostsplz::iconmonsterhouseplz:Some Terrific Halloween Deviations1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There were SO many absolutely terrific Halloween pictures on dA this year I just have to share a few of my favorites:
From the "Picks of the Week" at :iconmanipulatethis: (bi-weekly challenges for PhotoManipulators):
Pumpkin Solo Divider - F2U! by Drache-LehrePumpkin (Right) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
FREE Pumpkin Egg by LeviaDraconiaFrom Family:Kitty Witch by CitricLily
Halloween T or T 2013 Preview Pane by WDWParksGal-Stock
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
Creative Art Challenge #23 - LightingCreative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Art Challenge #23 - Lighting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys
Creative Challenge #21 - LureTime for a new challenge.Creative Challenge #21 - Lure2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Roll your sleeves up and get ready to work
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
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My DeviantART StoryHello Everyone,My DeviantART Story9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!!!!XDXD
It has been 14 years now since the day DA was born, Congratulations!!
DeviantART Is the best website that has ever been born, it takes me back when I first joined DA, Oh Man does Time Flies!XD
Where do I begin?
Well, to tell you the truth.. I have never heard of DeviantART before in my life!
Back then, I would usually hear about "MySpace", "Facebook", "Twitter", "YouTube" & every other website advertisement that they show on TV. or on the internet & never once have I heard about DeviantART.
But that was until I was still in High School back in