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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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
Beadwork feature - Mythical creatures Ouroboros by Fluffysminion beaded mermaid by JakzS A Mermaid by jardan Beaded Phoenix by naneby Beadwork - Water Phoenix by NiennaVernet Abalorios beans II by selene713 Beaded Unicorn by SkyNymph Ariel by TrinaElaine Mermaid by Bev-Choy New Beadwork 2012 by wisahkecahk :thumb285588633: Beaded Mermaid-White, Green and Red by ZLibbenga13Beadwork feature - Mythical creatures3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Loom work Square stitch Ladder stitch Brick stitch Peyote stitch Tubular Peyote stitch Herringbone stitch Right angle weave
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
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
CI Monthly Feature - # 21Hello dear members and watchers,CI Monthly Feature - # 211 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 44k members and 39k watchers!
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In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Floriane by MarcherinComm: God of Chance by zwxARTConscienceness Broken by anime-haloGumi by Risa1Rin Okumura by n-Night-Star-n
Animal Portraits Feature 17Welcome to the Home of PortraitsAnimal Portraits Feature 171 year ago in Personal More Like This
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BibLITotheque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITothèque 3: Scene ChartingBibLITotheque 3: Scene Charting5 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
SAI TutorialFirst of all those who do not have sai you can find it Here<--SAI Tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you want the clean version it is at the top of the journal
Link is a little invisible sorry. <_<
After you get sai you wanna get down the basics of SAI
Above the color wheel (on the left) are more color options that you can click and hide
You can have most of the tutorials here but some things I don't have posted.
I'll post the ones I do have made at the end of it all. First of all let's look at the Canvas
When you make a new one it will look like this. Normally I keep my Resolution around 300-350 72 (I found I like it more.). The higher it is the better quality your image will come out to be. The max size I make all my images is 1700 on either size but I a
The wonderful world of favorites!I would like to try something different with my journeling. Since I have so many favorites I would like to make a journal of photographs and a few drawings from the great artist's who created them! It's different, I am not sure how it will turn out. Every week I see so many pictures that are just wonderful, they touch our lives and make us appreciate those who take them! It is giving the recognition to those people for their work. Like anything we do, we only get better with time. I do hope that I don't affend the artist's who created these great works of art! Instead, I applaud them for touching so many people including me!The wonderful world of favorites!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
. In her little house by rosaarvensis
Feature JuneHi everybody!Feature June11 months ago in Personal More Like This
New month, new feature.
There are beautiful artworks I want to share with you, again. Have a look around! And maybe you'll find some for your own favourites.
Thank you for stopping by!
Featured piece of music
Corsair by sharandulademons. by Senju-HiMeBenedict Cumberbatch!! by chaos-walking59
Queen of Blades - Sarah Kerrigan by FaeryWingJane Foster (Natalie Portman) by Quelchii
Magneto by MaryRiotJaneSansa Stark by MonsieF
EbZtdDKTseM by AlexSorsaKENZO ..... Oil Painting by AstridBruningNightmare in Silver by iamjoanna
Cats Eyes by RobydudeThe Towers of Hadenheim by eeliskyttanen
Daenerys Targaryen by pat-mcmichaelout on the prairie by IthillothFairytale tree by Kasiarzynka
I'm open for
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
Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at ArtI often get asked how to get better at drawing and painting. While the main answer is practice there are a lot of fantastic resources that will make the journey far easier; below is a list of the ones I have personally found most useful. Some are free and some are paid, if you want the paid ones please actually buy them and support the hard-working artists that spend their valuable time providing quality education.Epic Resources List - How to Get Awesome at Art5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also this is enough material to last you for, literally, years, so get one at a time, study it in detail, then once you're thoroughly finished move on to the next one. Reading a book or watching a dvd doesn't make you better. What makes you better is ingesting the information slowly, pondering and truly understanding it, and then applying it with diligent practice over a long period of time.
So without further ado, here is my...
EPIC RESOURCES LIST!!!
Proko - This is probably the best education on the internet. Check out all his free youtube
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
ART OF THE MONTH
: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
Water Rising Video Tutorial (plus Art Feature)Here is my edit of Water Rising: I will be putting these tutorials out every Thursday. This one is early this week because I have a surprise for you all planned for this Thursday. Anyways, no spoilers, if my tutorials help you, feel free to subscribe to my channel on youtube or watch me here to be notified when new ones are released.Water Rising Video Tutorial (plus Art Feature)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some works that recently caught my EYE, Enjoy!
Never let me go by kczajkowska I Am My Own by Twistedcrystal Carried Away by ChewedKandi
Geometry (Know Your Shapes) by SzkulDigitals i want to tell you.. by A-Finch :thumb297225023: Teddy by Rain956
Hidden. by DarkStarPoet :thumb16201
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
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