Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20122 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
The Visual Novel: Video Games as a Literary MediumWhat is it?The Visual Novel: Video Games as a Literary Medium2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
A visual novel is more or less exactly what it sounds like. It's a novel that can be played. While the form has been popular in Japan for decades, they have only recently reached Western audiences, thanks largely in part to the influx of anime, manga, and Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPGs) saturating the market. Consequently, many games of this type have anime influences in the design.
The visual novel is most easily compared to interactive fiction or the Choose Your Own Adventure series - at various points, the player is prompted to make some sort of choice that has the potential to affect the outcome of the game. A typical game usually has at least three endings; a Bad, Neutral, and Good (also called the "Perfect" or "True" ending). However, this is not necessarily standard - most seem to fall somewhere between 4 and 10 unique endings. Often
How to not get 'trolled'This is basically what passed through my mind when I saw a journal about the same subject in the journal portal lately. I thought it was a joke but sadly not. This is not a guide but a hit-me-in-the-face-common-sense statement.How to not get 'trolled'2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This is based on my *insert how many years the internet has been around for* years experience in different online communities.
Doing nothing 'bad' won't change anything
You will avoid making forum threads when you're new?
You will avoid starting arguments?
You will keep your political agenda and religion to yourself?
What next? How about not uploading anything in case a big meanie troll comes? How about not commenting anywhere in case the big meanie troll sees it?
Whatever you do, wherever you do it, face it-this is the internet. You'll see a few trolls here and there. How about ignoring them or...
THE BLOCK FEATURE-LEARN HOW TO USE IT
Someone's annoying you? D
PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)Hello, everyone! As you all know, this week over at projecteducate is Prose Basics. We're here to help all you prose writers (whether flash fiction, short stories, or novels) get better at your craft with some basic tips for growth. Today, I'm going to be talking about something you've probably heard about again and again: pacing.PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is Pacing?
No, it's not what you do when you're stuck on a scene and need to get up and stretch those leg muscles to get your writing juices flowing. It's actually a very important ability that writers have to control the speed their story is read. You as the author get to manipulate the reader in a way and make the speed of the story match the scene. What better way to drop the reader right into the moment? But, pacing also holds the ability to make or break your story and keep or lose your reader's interest. This is why it's so important in writing.
Setting the Scene:
Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
1. Acquire the book.
2. Read the book.
3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of
Shipping Meme by ???1.) Take out a sheet of paper and write down the names of at least 20 characters. They can be from a specific series or they can be your characters, or they can just be a mix of characters that you like! There is no limit to the ratio of guy to girl ratios that you can add in. Now, tell us the fandom(s) you picked!Shipping Meme by ???9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Raven and Beast Boy, Silverstream and Greystripe, Robin and Starfire, Lionblaze and Icecloud, Cyborg and Bumblebee, Foxleap and Dovewing, Kid Devil and Terra, Lillyheart and Flamefur, Ben and Lucy, and Honeypool and Firetail!
2.) Cut/rip out the names and fold them so you can’t see what’s written. Place them in a hat or any object you please, and then shuffle them. Are you ready?
3.) Alright! Pick two names without looking and read them. Guess what? They’re a pairing now! Lucky you. Don’t cheat! That takes away the fun. Write down this new couple and add your comments.
Kid Devil and Starfire!
4.) Interesting, eh? Now
Not a HeroNot a Hero1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Percy Jackson oneshot. Just an idea I got while walking around my neighborhood in the middle of the night. This is completely unrelated to Celestial Soul, it's just the mood of the pic fit perfectly. Kay's my special OC, by the way.
The demigods stare up at me, eyes wide with hope and admiration. "Please, Kay, just do it? We need you," they beg. Camp Half-Blood was missing a leader, and now that it was time for battle, someone had to step up to the plate. All around the magical borders, demigods were waiting nervously in full battle gear, anxiously anticipating the fight to come. But, there was no legendary Percy Jackson around, no wise Annabeth Chase, no courageous Jason Grace's here to step up and take the role of leader. Someone had to, eventually. But today, that someone would not be me.
I turn away as guilt, responsibility, pessimism and an overwhelming sense to
Survival Guide for the Thin-Skinned WriterIf you've ever thought of becoming a published writer, you must know the path to publication entails two things that go hand in had: submissions and rejections. If you're thick-skinned enough not to get depressed about rejections and analyze them with an impersonal, objective eye, all the better for you. But if you happen to be the sensitive type who makes a big deal out of the usual "your submission isn't a good fit for us", then the whole process might be very painful. It would be a good idea to toughen up and grow a thick skin, of course, but what do you do when you can't thicken your skin just by wishing it?Survival Guide for the Thin-Skinned Writer2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
As a this-skinned writer who had been suffering from depression even before she began submitting her stories to magazines, and who has received around 150 rejections so far, I've gathered a few ideas on how to deal with rejection when not being affected by it isn't an option.
1. Give yourself a little treat for every rejection you get. Personally, I prefer chocolate beca
Mother's Day coming up!Hey guys! I'm still alive! Yes and I'm still in the middle of final exams and testing :iconcryingplz:Mother's Day coming up!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Yes I do occasionally post new deviations, but their just really quick stuff to make, not really a lot of effort like my stories or drawings...
Anyways, I only have time to take a peak on here and take care of my messages and then get off.
Since I don't have homework or anything I get to get on here.. so I'm somewhat offline.
I'M THE LIVING DEAD! *shot*
Anyways, I was walking home today... and I came across a sign that said MOTHER'S DAY and it reminded me of my story, Parents Day.
Also I stumbled on this picture from the comics on my tumblr http://fuckyeahcomicalcomics.tumblr.com/post/1217962980/lol-lovey-dovey-well-adjusted-lol-lol
I thought this might be a good opportunity to promote it or something... as to how it suits the celebration. It's suppose to be sad for a reason.
And my hidden message to you guys: Love your parents, because
Get Ready for Camp! *changed*Hello everyone!Get Ready for Camp! *changed*2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I have created a chat room where you can go to get help, ask questions, and hang out with the cool kids. Camp NaNo WriMo Chat Room. It's a 24/7 chat room, so feel free to go in whenever you want! I will try to be around as much as I possibly can, but I'll be wrangling some people in to help. I will hold random write ins and word wars, and you can hold your own in the chat room, so go crazy!
It's almost April, and you know what that means! (or maybe you don't, but read on to find out!) April means it's Camp NaNo WriMo! If you've never heard of Camp NaNo WriMo before, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, just like in November. But instead of being later in the year, Camp NaNo WriMo is in the summer time! This year, that means the two sessions of Camp are being held in April and July!
Still don't know what I'm talking about? Nation
Megaman X9 Chapter 1: The SanctuaryThree weeks later. Due to the incident of Lumine and the new generation reploids going maverick. The new generation reploids production has been halted. Growing weary from the Reploids maverick actions, Humans have created a settlement away from the reploids from different places on earth. The New Generation Reploids incident of going Maverick was kept classified so it won’t spread fear to humans.Megaman X9 Chapter 1: The Sanctuary8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
X and Zero reported this incident from the higher authority. They mention about their comrade Axl in comatose because Lumine lashes something on his forehead. Axl have not awaken for 3 weeks so X and Zero decided to bring Axl to a more advance investigatory process because he does not show any sign of recovery from the Headquarters. They admitted Axl in New Generation Reploids Research Facility.
Dr. Craig Sid one of the most brilliant scientist of that time hears of the situation. He gets very interested when he heard that it has something in relation
Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 2In my last journal, we discussed the best ways to prepare for NaNo and included a couple tips on how to make that writing go a little faster and smoother. Well, now it's time to discuss how to NOT fail at NaNoWriMo. Because just as there are some really grand ideas on how to prepare yourself and keep yourself on task during the month, there are also going to be those times of self doubt and using excuses to not write. For NaNo, any of those excuses are completely unacceptable [well, except for life threatening excuses - those are allowed].Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So once again, I reached out to the Lit Community to find out exactly why other deviants failed at NaNo, or what they found to NOT work for them and compiled it all together in a pretty little list like last time.
What Not to Do
Don't get sucked in Wikipedia, TVtropes or any other sites like that. In fact turn off your WiFi so the internet isn't a distraction. All your research
Is Your Skin Too Thin?A lot of writers on this site fantasize about having a book published someday. But even if you don't, pretty much everyone still posts for an audience, even going so far as to hope for honest feedback.Is Your Skin Too Thin?2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hell, who doesn't like improving?
If you are honestly truly really, after much introspection, writing only for yourself and not particularly interested in critical feedback, I would skip this. There's no point.
Here's the thing: improving depends on having some thick skin. How do you know if you're there? Read on below.
Please imagine these comments directed at you, most likely in an email (though hopefully not the same email), about your favorite and most polished work ever, the one that you'd like to see on the front page of the New Yorker or with a prologue by Neil Gaiman or something. IDK man. Poets, fill in whatever you need here.
Your work is too long and boring.This is absurd and uninteresting.This is not funny.Not for us