Trust me, I'm publishedWith all the absolutely solid stuff floating around about avoiding scams, I wanted to take a look at when you can and can't trust what someone is saying.Trust me, I'm published2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I get into that, here are the journals I have in mind:
All these guys have a good chunk of real-world publishing experience. Specifically, SadisticIceCream and DorianHarper have or are currently working directly with well-established publishers, and I'm pretty sure tiganusi would voodoo death me if I made shit up so you'll have to ask him what he's done.
(PinkyMcCoversong has a ton of resources and industry experience, and vglory is a local deity at Absolute Write, plus an expert in the world of erotica. BeccaJS does scripty things, LiamSharp posted a great article on getting into the comics industry, and if I think of others, I'll add 'em. There are a lot of people here w
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.4Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.42 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You woke up and find your room filled with every police man and woman you know in there.
"D-Dad?" you said which made everyone gasp and look at you besides your dad that just ran up to you and hugged you really tight.
"(y/n), I'm so sorry I left you home and wasn't there when the killer came kiddo" your dad said crying on your shoulder. you pat him on the back and hugged back. then you remember about Isaiah and you wanted to be sure that he's safe.
"Dad, where's Isaiah?!" you said in a blink in an eye, he respond.
"He's in a hospital from his injuries last night but he'll be okay."
"Can we go see him? I just want to see if he's okay dad." you said with a worried look on your face.he gave you a worried look as well but, he nodded and told every cop to get out your so you can change. You put a (f/c) shirt, black leather jacket, faded blue jeans, and a black hat that has (f/c) letters that says R
Copyright Theft - What's Yours is MineI am sure this has been discussed before and it's a difficult one!Copyright Theft - What's Yours is Mine2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
How I personally feel
I share most of my work both here, on Pinterest, on my blog, Facebook, Flickr and several other sites. I also share the work of other Artist's I admire. But I and they hold the copyright and sharing is one thing but having it turn up as a background for some one else's work is another! But having said that who hasn't done this :-
Ignorance is bliss, and in the past some one else's photography often served as a starting point for one of my manipulations. Nowadays I don't do it, no matter how much the image calls to me! So how do you know what people are happy to share?
:iconRJohnstone: says ........http://sta.sh/026lgchtu6l4
As far as DeviantArt goes a "stock" image is an image that some one has distributed as stock and is happy for it to be cu
How to Stop Planning and Use What You've GotArticle cowritten by ShadowedAcolyte and neurotype.How to Stop Planning and Use What You've Got2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We've chosen to present this in bullets. The first few are ways to tell when your planning has gone too far; the rest are how to get past that.
Featured literature was chosen for its ability to present exposition: good pacing, tantalizing hints, etc.
How do I know I've planned too much?
When you can't hold it all in your head.When you can't explain it without a long-winded summary."So you've planned X. How will you reveal X to the reader?" If you can't immediately think of a good idea, it's probably overplanned.
Volume: how much of your story is world-building/backstory?
Properly spaced, you could get up to 10% world into a story without ruining the book (e.g. for an epic fantasy or something else not set in a place readers will immediately recognize). The rest should be happening now.If the setting is much more familiar—like, Everytown, USA, it could easily be 1% backstory.
Your plot is boring.After the last one, it's only fair I rag on plot oriented people, right?Your plot is boring.3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
No. The question isn't fairness, it's making you think about your writing. If you're trying to improve, you should be constantly reevaluating anyway, but sometimes people don't know where to start. The point of having a community is to talk about it, so let's do that. Cool. 'K.
I realized it's hard to draw out some aspect of a plot that doesn't intertwine with characters. Us plotheads (plotstarters, really, if you do it properly and end your story by finding a balance) get a little fucked over that way, because it's hard to get advice that explicitly calls out too much time on moving things forward. But there is one thing people who get too wrapped up in plot do horrendously: VOICE.
Okay so I have this awesome story and this guy goes on a journey and like the journey takes him to a wizard but the wizard is actually evil and like HERE'S A TWIST they team up because the guy realises evil is better and
Literature DD Roundup: September 2012Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup: September 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
As September draws to its close, we’ve had another packed out month of wonderful features! Not only this, but with the team doubling in size, you may have noticed that very special “two DDs a day” returning! We are super excited and hope you are too!
Without further ado, here is a roundup of the September Literature DDs!
Features by BeccaJS
Manifest by curlscat The Green of my Heartbeats by Synesthi
The Best I Can Do by mellowghost Changing Gears by LexiWynn Car tout finit un jour... - Because everything... by GrisBrouille resipiscent by hipsterfaust
They Say I'm Guilty by lalaith913
Features by neurotype
Five by Polter6eist Dragons by FlyingGuineaPig Don't Talk To Me by henryruss :thumb324752125:
Features by Nichrysalis
Old Boys by Blacksand459 Hubris. by staphysagria Lightning Bug Cosmos by inkstain-fingertips a conversation by herbodyismycoffin
My drams (essay)IMy drams (essay)2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
I have a dream,so many dreams and wishes that i think half of then will gonna come true. I want to be know in this world. I want to have the most outrigeus and most amazing friends (youtubers artists everyone). I want to be like Pewdiepie,Markiplier ,CaptainSparklez etc. I want to show what my real me is. I want to be a youtuber
I want to be happy and crazy like SkyDoesMinecraft and Exploding TNT. Shine like the stars like CaptainSparklez. Be artistic as Slamacow,Eishine,SamGreen & Deadlox. Be creative like mlgHwnt,BajanCanadian,Jerome ASF & Lordminion777. And last Be dedicated and loved in what i do like Pewdiepie, CinamontoatsKen, muyskerm and specially Markiplier. I wish I could meet them and be friends. I dont wanna sound crazy or obsesed, but they inspired me and give me stenght in a lot of stuff, helped me in my bad times and make me laugh. They are funny, crazy, awsome, creative and dedicated in what they do. They care about their fans.
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi