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
Let's Talk Writing: Issue 12Let's Talk Writing: Issue 12Let's Talk Writing: Issue 122 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Let's Talk Writing is my news article featuring five different writers that I've discovered here on deviantArt. It will be published every Friday. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to note me. I will take them into consideration. Now, Let's Talk Writing!
Writer #1: :iconsolarumnyx: SolarumNyx
What inspired you to start writing?
A lot of things, really - mostly that urge to express myself in a way that others could understand and sympathize with.
How much do you feel you've improved in the last few years?
God, that question. I can't even begin to explain how much I've improved. I came from the depths of Mary Sue OC Naruto and Hetalia fan fiction and moved on to original fiction. It's really amazing, now that I think about it.
Why do you post your writing to deviantArt?
In all honesty, I te
Free Cake for ^Neurotype!Hello allFree Cake for ^Neurotype!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
As some of you may remember, back in February, neurotype very naughtily gave me a DD for my Gourmet Novel Recipe. At the time, I declared revenge!
Now, everyone says revenge is a dish best served cold, but I let the food go a bit too cold. I couldn't think of a way that would get revenge against my wonderfully energetic, well spoken CV comrade with her love of cake, her awesome gif collection and poetry fearing quality...
Her poetry fearing quality...
Her poetry fearing quality...
HER POETRY FEARING QUALITY!
Oh wait- what is that thing poets do in April where you write a poem every day? Is that NAPOWRIMO?
The Ladies of Lit: Volume XVIIIWelcome to volume eighteen my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!The Ladies of Lit: Volume XVIII3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the talented linaket. She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
Additional information about our upcoming events, including a special critique Q and A session in our official TheLadiesofLit chatroom. And we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a c
Help please~!Hello everyone.Help please~!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I would like some help please. My little sis is trying to make a manuscript of her own of ThunderCats(2011). And she has trouble with thinking of a title. Can you guys help??
Here's the deal with the story.
The setting is within somewhat in the 17 to 1800 maybe(?) It's an AU story. It consists of...wait for it...Vampires. ....Yeah, you read right. Vampires. And steam punk looking attires. .....It's not weird, is it????? Please help. I forgot if it's a LeoxTygus or a Lion-OxTygra fic... ...Hmmm. Whatever.
Can anyone of you guys help?? I'd really appreciate it.
Friday Update: 2Yes, I know it isn't Friday but let's pretend it is...http://youtu.be/f6qPb7v9wxAFriday Update: 23 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Collab avec cheezstickluv
Right, I was meant to dedicate the whole month to this collab. Guess how far we've got? Not even finished Chapter 1, my fault. So, there is 5 days til' the end of February and I promise you all Chapter 1 will be up by the end of the month.
Her Literary Majesty J. K. Rowling
I'm so pleased that J K Rowling is writing another book. Even more pleased it has nothing to do with Harry Potter. By the sounds of it, it's going to be a crime thriller set in Edinburgh. Personally, I will be buying it the moment it comes out as I'm a massive fan of Rowling and she's a great inspiration. I'm glad she's bringing it out on eBook at the same time as the printed one unlike Harry Potter; also, controversially she has shifted away from Bloomsbury publishing house to Little, Brown. For more info go to:
CollabsSo, Free Premium Membership Day is a bittersweet moment pour moi. Yay, free premium features, but the fact still remains that I won't have it tomorrow.Collabs3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Although, I'm going to tell you about my first collaboration with another deviantART user: :iconcheezstickluv:. I don't know what we're doing or when it will be finished, but I can assure you of some great work. She's an awesome writer 'n all, here's some of her stuff:
Literature Community Experiments: Your JourneyLiterature Community Experiments: Your Journey1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
“It is good to have an end to journey toward,
but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
Ursula le Guin
You may remember such experiments at the beginning of the year where we asked everyone to share a little about themselves to seek out and link up with fellow writers with similar interests or the in depth look at the literature community on deviantART
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story2 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
Thankyou everyoneRecently, I've neglected writing and deviantART especially. It's because I got absorbed in Christmas and New Year, so now I'm back at school I require an interesting outlet, I'm welcoming myself back to deviantART.Thankyou everyone3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I want to thank all of you for being such an inspiration to me, why you ask? I've just had a lot of free publicity through Odyssey Into 2012 and it has been my biggest milestone yet, it's a real boost seeing as I'm only 14 years old. I think it proves that you don't need to be published to be recognised. Also, I want to apologise for my lack of writing at the moment, but I can explain!!
I am concious that I write things that are just plain fantasies with no detail, plot or real clout behind them and I don't want people to see it as spam. So I'm going to focus on big projects a few months long each to gather enough ideas and get the quality just right, one of these projects will be my secret project that not even my closest real-life friends have heard ab