Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseJane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Getting Married!Hello friends!Getting Married!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you might remember, the last time I left you all, I...well, my whole family was getting kicked out of our apartment because we couldn't pay the debts we had accumulated. Well, a lot of things both good and bad happened between now and then. Starting with the bad news is that, well, my dad got jailed for 3 years. I'll never go into specifics, but I'll say, desperate times called for desperate measures, or so did my dad think. Obviously, I'm depressed and hurt about this every day, as I love my father and he's very old and weak, I just hope he won't just die there (or worse, be killed) . We didn't have money to spend on a good lawyer, we sold so many of our possessions just to be able to get ANY lawyer at all, it's crazy.
As for the good news, I was able to move out once again. My family has a place to stay still back in Latvia, but I had to find a place, and a few months back my long distance girlfriend helped me move into her place....in San Salvador, Central Ameri
Features for Flash Fiction MonthThis is just a small selection of the wonderful things being written during the month. If you have time to read, I hope you'll consider these.Features for Flash Fiction Month1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sacrifices by Darthmatsalt (FFM 1) by Lissomer
MacDougal's Story by TuesdayNightCompanyFFM 2014, 6- Reality Bender by NinjaFoxsBuddySaltwater Lungs and the Wrench King by creativelyclicheBody Drop by ezradeaconFFM 6. Imprisoned by mycrimsonheartFFM#7 -- Dead Scent by apocathary
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014LIT me explain u a thing...about literature newsLIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 20141 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There is a lot of it.
Well hello 2014, my don't you look nice and new and fresh and just started. What do you mean 2014 is half over?! WHAT. WHEN. WELL, EXCUSE ME.
If you have not realized by now I'm a little crazy about news. I mean really, who gathers news spanning half a year and compiles it in one handy article? Me, that's who. Why? Because I love news, especially Lit news, and you. You beautiful, glorious creature; with that beating heart and ugh, your facial region just ugh, gorgeous. Oh right, I should stay on topic. [But you! How can I leave youuuu?!]
Anyways, this is the first part of the article series "LIT me explain u a thing" chronicling some of the things dA's Lit Community was up to in 2014!
Tell me when you're prepared, I'll hold your hand and we'll get through this article together.
Also, please this to spread it along because my sanity depends on it. No, really.
1000 Watchers Giveaway! - And the winners are...1000 Watchers Giveaway! - And the winners are...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So :iconbageltastic: didn't reply within the specified 3 days so i've had to draw another number for the grand prize, and that person is....
note has been sent!
And the winners are....
notes have been sent, remember you have 3 days to get back to me, or i pick someone else!
thanks so much to everyone who participated in this little giveaway. i wish i had time to draw for you all! thanks for all the watches and i hope to continue giving you guys lovely art to look at in the future!
So I just hit 1k watchers ahhh so excited!!!! I'm going to do a little giveaway to thank you guys for being so wonderful and supportive <3
What are the prizes, you ask?
First prize: one full body of any single character in either my chibi or normal style
Runners up: two people will get 150x150 pixels of any single ch
PE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dALit Basics WeekPE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dA1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
It goes without saying that being noticed on dA as an artist isn't easy. Add in the fact that you're submitting literature to a predominantly visual arts site and you have an even lower chance of being noticed. Your friendly Literature Community Volunteers do their best to feature an array of poetry and prose, but even that is only a single day feature of ONE of your deviations. Getting a following or even just getting deviants to read your lit and give feedback is hard work. But you'll see a common denominator amongst those deviants that have made it.
It's community involvement. You shouldn't expect to receive if you're not willing to give. But how exactly can accomplish that? Is going to random Lit Groups and leaving critique on a dozen or so deviations a week enough? Probably not. Will participating in group challenges, prompts and contests get you noticed? Not by itself. What if you run a weekly or bi-weekly feature article of Literature on dA? Still, no.
July Workshop: Flash Fiction MonthHello everyone!July Workshop: Flash Fiction Month1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
So apologies for starting this months workshop slightly late, I am very busy offline (I have my wedding next month and have a 20 month old!) and got sidelined from the internet as a result. It shows really this group needs to expand to more workshop hosts- so if you are interested in hosting a workshop, drop the group a note and we'll discuss what this entails.
The Workshop Brief
So this month, deviantART celebrates Flash Fiction Month, and I expect many of you are already participating over at Flash-Fic-Month . The challenge is for participants to write a piece of flash fiction every day throughout the month of July. Simple right? If you want to join the full challenge, don't worry about being a week late and check out their How to guide to get involved.
So what does this have to do with Writers-Workshop? Well we would like for you guys t
Summer Contest: Women in WarAlright guys, here is the deal. I haven't done my yearly contest so here it is. You want to watch this journal keenly because the prize list is going to expand rapidly after today.Summer Contest: Women in War4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The subject is women in war. I don't see enough of this in military fiction at all, let alone on dA, so I'm running a contest for it. I want realistic, historically accurate portrayals of women's contributions to war efforts, be they soldiers or pilots, camp followers, auxiliaries, or on the homefront. There are plenty of cool things to choose from, from female ambulance drivers in WWI, the Night Witches of WWII, Jean d'Arc herself if you want.
Go check out Women Warriors if you really want a list but be careful, it might be too kick ass and overwhelm you.
The point is, women were all over war from the beginning of time. You would never find a camp that had no women in it, filling various roles, and it is absurd to say war just didn't affect them as
FFM Days 7+8Here's your next look at my pick of FFM this year! Days 7 & 8.FFM Days 7+81 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Marble Memories (FFM Day 7) by betwixtthepages
Clockwork Bones by Twin-Earth Jeremy's Plight - FFM 2014 Day 7 by cjpolodo FFM#8 [Challenge] -- Passivity by apocathary
FFM8: The End of Us by NamelessShe aftermath (FFM 8) by Lissomer The Fifth Horseman by joe-wright
Last Minute Shopping by DamonWakes Tantrum Tremors (FFM Day 8) by betwixtthepages The Curious Case of Benjamin Bunge by DamonWakes
FFM 7. Promises by mycrimsonheart Happy Accidents by ninjababy
I know there's a lot, but as always, please give them a chance. You won't be sorry.
My dear Deviants...(a letter to every person)My dear Deviants,My dear Deviants...(a letter to every person)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad you are reading this. It means a lot to me...
First of all, my dear, thanks for taking interest in what I'm making, and
taking time to browse and to receive my new drawings everytime I post something.
You only deserve the best. This is why, maybe you saw that I'm no more connected that often anymore.
If I can be honest with you, my dear Deviant, I'm not feeling as good as before.
But don't worry dear, because you already have a lot of stuff to do and other
experiences life gives you. So please just read this letter, before you want to tell me something,
I will make it through as everybody, because... Life is so much more, right?
Why am I on DeviantArt?
That's a good question, and dear Deviant my response is really simple:
I want to share the happiness of the drawings I'm making.
I love you all.
I may not be here that often and may not remember all facts about you
But know one thing:
Everytime you'll come here, I will welcome you and enjoy a li
Tips For Writing Flash FictionFlash Fiction Month is rolling up quickly! To help our participants along, we've asked SRSmith to contribute to our Writer's Resources with some tips on how to write flash fiction, which we think you'll find very useful. Thanks, Steve!Tips For Writing Flash Fiction6 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you don't know what Flash Fiction Month is about yet, please check out our Very Sexy FAQ, and you can sign up with our other writers here!
Tips For Writing Flash Fiction
by Stephen R. Smith with excerpts by Kathy Kachelries
In order to improve as a writer, you need feedback. It's difficult to write something the size of a novel, and equally difficult to carve out the time required to read one and provide any sort of meaningful critique on it. This severely handicaps the feedback loop so important for the aspiring writer.
Flash Fiction on the
Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?Collection: Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Concerts - Can you Hear What I See?
Random guitar player
Photography and other visual representations of concert events are a tricky proposition.
Fans of the music aren’t looking for, nor needing, much more than a souvenir of the evening filled with their favorite sounds. Photographs or paintings of the proceedings are an unnecessary ornament, rather than a part of the main artistic expression – the performer and his or her music. But there is a kin
Features for Published WritersOver the past few months, we have had the pleasure of encountering several members who had their writing professionally published in a means that made it possible for others to buy. For a few, we were linked to novels or eBooks on Amazon, Lulu, Barnes and Noble, and other websites.Features for Published Writers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's really a wonderful thing for a writer to get their words out in print. Even for those of you who managed to get your work physically printed through a publishing house, it can be very difficult for an author to gather up a fanbase and receive enough advertising for their writing.
As Writers--club is a group with over ten thousand members, we would like to take a small step toward helping our rising authors.
If you have had your work published where it is available for others to buy online, whether it be as a novel, poetry book, short story, eBook, a work as a part of an anthology, please send a note to the group with a link to where it can be purchased. Anyone who has s
Quick Tips: Literature Formatting on DAQuick Tips: Literature Formatting on DA2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Because I wear glasses
...and have been frustrated with a great poem that I had to squint to see because the writer chose to use subtext to write it! But DA's designers gave us a cheat button for just such a situation! Read on to learn about the enlarge text and other buttons designed to make reading literature on DeviantArt a pleasant experience for everyone. I've included screenshots to make it easy! The buttons shown can be found in the upper right-hand corner of every lit deviation.
Tip 1: Enlarge Text
Probably the complaint I see most often on DA is the text is too small. Here's an example of how it looks when you fix it:
Tip 2: Center Text
I have a wide computer screen, so reading prose on DA can be a bit of strain on the eye if I don't shrink my browser window. But that's not nee
(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 38:iconfrecklednose124:(-404) Deviant Found, vol. 382 years ago in Art Features More Like This
suggested by Gryffgirl
Mushroom journey by mirenneArmin attack by mirenne
Black Wednesday Poster by mahogany-poulaineDrawing for a Record Cover by mahogany-poulaine
Inert Nakedness by mahogany-poulainePatterned Cloak by mahogany-poulaine
Mr Cottage by Wolf-SmithSky Taffy by Wolf-Smith
Join my collaborative storytelling experiment?One of my goals for 2015 is to build things. Personal projects, websites, tutorials, whatever I can create with the skills and tools I have at my disposal. Until now, I imagined myself building these things on my own because I've always been a creative loner who prefers working solo. But what if I gave collaboration a chance? How would I put my own spin on a joint project and do it in a way that's different from all the typical ways writers collaborate?Join my collaborative storytelling experiment?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, this morning it came to me by colliding with an old idea I've had nestled away in the back of my head for years. It's a concept called "Fallout Letters," in which one writes a letter as a fictional character to another fictional character in the setting of a post-nuclear fallout. Maybe this event happened on earth as we know it right now it 2015, or maybe it happened at some future date or on some other world.
It's a challenge of the imagination as well as a challenge of medium. In keeping with a
Writers' Workshop: FOUND POETRY!Welcome to the first workshop of 2015! *confetti*Writers' Workshop: FOUND POETRY!9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hi, I'm PinkyMcCoversong. You can call me Emily. I write all kinds of poetry, but one of my favorite styles is found poetry. So, for the next few weeks, I'll be guiding you through the world of found poetry. Using found poetry techniques is not only one of my favorite ways to write, but it's also a way to give yourself a creative kick in the butt when you're having a hard time revving those engines.
This workshop might be a bit different from previous workshops because 1. there's a LOT to be had in found poetry and I want to give you a taste of a few different methods and 2. I'm hoping that each participant can send us three to six different pieces based on three different featured methods, which I'll describe below.
Erasure How-To is now up!
tWR Interviews: Characters, Imagery and MetaphorsHello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Characters, Imagery and Metaphors9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you're reading, please favourite and share the article so we can spread this amazing resource around!
I would like to take this as an occasion to remind the readers that what these deviants say isn't "The One And Only Truth", but rather concepts to analyse, think about, and learn from. Whether you learn from agreement, or disagreement with them, it depends on you alone.
Today we're interviewing SilverInkblot, BeccaJS and DrippingWords on imagery/metaphors for poetry, and SadisticIceCream and LadyLincoln (with help from julietcaesar, illuminara, neurotype and LiliWrites) on character building for prose.
If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:
Edward Gorey: Illustrator Or Artist?Edward Gorey: Illustrator Or Artist?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
EDWARD GOREY: Illustrator
Q is for Quentin
Edward St. John Gorey was born in Chicago, USA, February 22nd, 1925.
Gorey’s initial artistic inspiration was most likely his mother’s grandmother, Helen St. John Garvey, who illustrated greeting cards. This would explain his penchant for telling a story in a single visual image.
The dark yet playful artwork of Edward Gorey has been immortalized thanks to the American Public Broadcasting Service
FOUND POETRY WORKSHOP: Workshoppin' Time!HELLLLOOOOOOOO WRITERS!FOUND POETRY WORKSHOP: Workshoppin' Time!8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You've put your blood, sweat, and tears (maybe literally this time -- papercuts anyone? scissor mishaps?) into your pieces for this month's found poetry workshop. Your pieces are in, and you're dying for feedback. It's time, y'all. It's time.
Below I'm posting the pieces that made it into the folder. If you didn't quite make it by deadline, but can finish by tonight, put your piece in the folder and note me, I'll be sure to add it. BUT THAT'S ALL THE EXTENSION YOU GET. Got it? Good. Moving on.
I'm ordering these pieces by type. Make sure that, as you critique each other -- and you'd better critique each other, that's the point of workshop! -- that the source text matters. So if someone hasn't linked to the source text, be sure to ask them for it!
Here are some things to ask yourself as you read and give feedback:
Did the poet intervene on
I feel like braggingLook at the Pride and Prejudice cover!I feel like bragging2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Im proud! its nice to have your art as one of your favourite book's cover
FFM FeatureFFM Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stories born of TwilightPoetess' prompt, 'The OTHER Horsemen of the Apocalypse.'
FFM Day 3 challenge, unreliable narrator:
Day 5 challenge, historical fiction featuring the Fifth of July:
A Bold Stratagem by DamonWakesCondiments are *always* useful. by teryon
Based off this prompt: She gently brushed the dying spiders off of her jacket, then set the body on fire. IntelligentZombie (me!)
Coming of Age by Twin-EarthDon't Call Me Names by SRSmith
Week one feature, slightly extended because I was lazy. FFM is "Flash Fiction Month", which tasks its participants with writing a flash fiction story (from 55 to 1000) every day in July! :iconflash-fic-month:
YOU ARE DESERVING FEATURES MY LOVES! (part 2)So guys, I'm going to feature all of you again, so you got a new feature and I added all the new watchers and favers and llamaers that gave me happiness during the festivities! ;V;YOU ARE DESERVING FEATURES MY LOVES! (part 2)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of all the watchers I featured before faved me again, so I feature all of you again! ^v^
Update: aww School started again! ^v^
UPDATE: I wanted to feature someone special for me, because I think his fanart, and art deserves much more;
This person makes his drawing full of life, and really amazing to see; let me present you :iconjinath: ^v^
I love you all the same, so get there a little present:
Thanks to :iconaekaterina: Thanks to :iconbaconcolamaximum: Thanks to :icontsukiko-kiyomidzu:
Thanks to :iconisrael600: Thanks to :iconlani-khanh: Thanks to :iconvalentinaamai:
Thanks to :iconbrigadierbenchpress: Thanks to :iconellyyyyy: Thanks to :iconkurozakurahime:
Thanks to :iconmoon-potato: Thanks to :iconflorii-x: Thanks to :iconmkolps:
Thanks to :icontsunamireaver: T