June Fan Fiction ContestWelcome back! This month's contest theme may be a bit of a challenge: write a fan fiction from a second person point of view!
For clarification, in second person point of view (POV) the narration is told through the reader's perspective, using the personal pronoun, "you."
Most stories are told from first person (where the narrator is telling their own story, using the pronouns "I" and "me") or third person (the narrator observes the characters, and refers to them as "he/she/them/etc.") person points of view. Second person point of view is the least used in fiction writing, although it is more common in non-fiction. It is considered the more difficult POV to use well, especially in fiction. Some examples of this style are Jay McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City, and Sesame Street's There's a Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone. This style is frequently used in interactive fiction (such as Choose Your Own Adventure style books)
Rocking around the CRITmas tree! Last 24 hours begins shortly! Please make sure you list your completed critiques in a comment on this journal to qualify for prizes! Remember, even if you haven't made it to 12, I'd like to see how you did!Rocking around the CRITmas tree!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
On the twelfth day of critmas, a deviant gave to me...
Twelve technical pointers
Eleven potential spottings
Ten revised sentences
Nine nonsense niggles
Eight insightful wonderings
Seven simple swappings
Six suggested changes
Four thoughtful thoughts
And a worth while critique for free!
That's right, its back!
For the third year running, the popular Christmas Critique challenge is back on deviantART. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread your festive cheer and
December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!It’s that time of year again… DFC! Who’s ready to tackle the December Form Challenge for 2013?December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This year follows the same format as last year with visual prompts to give you a bit more to play with.
Please check out The DFC Form Chart 2013. All of the days are outlined with forms and prompts and explanations for each.
If you can’t access the pdf, please don’t hesitate to note me (kiwi-damnation) with your email address and I will send a word version to you.
All entries (that we know about) will be getting collected and placed into our designated DFC 2013 folder so that you can all peruse each other’s work. If you want your work included, you can either submit it to t
July is going to be the best month ever.June is, like, so over.July is going to be the best month ever.6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
July is coming.
July is going to be awesome.
July is going to be better than awesome because...
Flash freaking fudging Fiction flaming Month is only here again
Are you ready?
What is Flash Fiction Month?
Remember how your mother told you never to flash your fiction in public? Well, Flash Fiction Month is different. It's a month-long challenge to write a single piece of flash fiction every day in the month of July. We can also pretty much guarantee you'll have a good time, meet new people, and learn some stuff. We'll hit you up with some
brilliantunusual prompts, tricksy (optional) extra challenges, and bonker
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.Lit Contest: The More Things Change10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
May Literature DD Round Up:iconirrevocablefate:May Literature DD Round Up7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by IrrevocableFate
Features by GrimFace242
The Ink Line by Adonael Those Nights by MadamGuillotine Ode To The Tsundere by Acaciathorn
Dear Daddy's Girl by OfOneSoul 8 Ways to Help You Write Without Writing by Yumiko-Shinobi Play Ball by bryosgirl
EG Sample Chapter 1 by EKKnight Howl by RussianTim fat by Konjuku
Reading as a Writer by Faraleigh :thumb445491633: do you even hear yourself? by hypermagical
I'll Never Grow Tired by SeptemberSkies2298 The Writer's Ink by EricAMBM tense shifts by straybutterflies
How to love a girl who can't love herself. by PrussianPersephone
Features by neurotype
Synonyms, the Thesaurus, and You by ML-Larson Fan Fiction for the Unconvinced by SCFrankles Our Weight and Ropes by BlackBowfin
Missing Persons by NoOtherKing Lessons for Today by Falareste Sumus de stellis by tirasunil
Earthquake Cafe by ThermadorianGrey Conversation piece by greenbank Shallow Water by CynicalSyndrome
Letter to a father by Exillior Glass by PaperDart Glacial Affairs by haphazardmelody
Fingers by MatieuCanadaWilliams Nonessential Prosthesis by AceFleam The big feeling by milksop
Vietnam by sound-dispute Weaver's Web by dragoeniex The Unemployed Assassin by laurotica
Features by ShadowedAcolyte
Erosion of the Catskills by ElegantFaith Blue Check Flag by CrumpetsHarvey intimate thunder by fake-theory
Artisan Crafts Week Contest [winners]Artisan Crafts Week ContestArtisan Crafts Week Contest [winners]7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1st place: Icedeb
2nd place: 3laughingladies
3rd place: Rosvita1
Along with our week of crafty education, we'll be having a crafty contest! We wanted to have something that involved collaboration, which can be difficult in a physical medium like Artisan Crafts. So we put our crafty heads together and came up with a way for us to create something together. We're going to craft a cupcake bakery!
Here's one we prepared earlier:
With the power of photoshop we're going to combine your crafted bakeries and crafted cupcakes into an AC collab of tasty proportions. Here's how it's going to work:
Part 1: Craft A Bakery
For the first part of the challenge, we're looking for people to craft the bakery background. You need to create
Unbirthday Literature ContestOur beloved home-on-the-internet turns fourteen (with a special "Alice in Wonderland" theme) this week, and we all know what "fourteen" means: acne, the step-and-sway at awkward school dances, and confusing emotions.Unbirthday Literature Contest5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Or, it means a 14-themed, surrealist literature contest hosted by CRLiterature! This one allows both poetry and prose submissions, so there's something for everyone.
Dates NOW to Aug 19th, 2014, midnight PST (14 days long)
Tone Surrealism - blur the line between reality and the unconsciousTypes of Entries Both Poetry and ProsePoetry your entry must be a sonnet of 14 lines (for more about sonnets, check out this excellent article by futilitarian)Prose your entry must be a complete story, exactly 14 sentences longSubmission respond to this journal with a link to your submission and the words "CONTEST" and either "POETRY" or "PROSE"Also your submission must have a link to
Challenge: Journal Skin January (Sign Up)Journal Skin JanuaryChallenge: Journal Skin January (Sign Up)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Journal Skin January is a challenge brought to you by bradleysays which involves the creation of journal skins.
The idea is to create a journal skin or gallery skin for every week in January. You will be given a generous amount of prompts to work with - these will include both words and deviations.
This means that participants are required to submit four skins in the month of January to successfully complete this challenge.
What prompted this challenge? Probably the lack of activity seen in the journal and gallery skinning community lately. It is a sad fact that most of 2013 was quiet compared to previous years. I want to start 2014 off with a bang.
December 9th: Prompts released. Participants will be able to start making their journal skins from this moment.
January 1st - 7th: Participants release their first journal skin.
January 8th - 14th: Participants release their se
120 Seconds Contest - CLOSEDCompetition Status120 Seconds Contest - CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Competition is currently CLOSED and judging is in process. Currently has 30 entries. Current prize fun is estimated to be worth around $150 US.
For BurdenedHearts' first competition we wanted to do something really special and unique.
So what do you have to do?
Produce a speech on either a global issue or a personal issue no longer than 2 minutes (120 seconds).
Recently we asked you what you would talk about if you could make a 30 second speech to the whole world - and one of our incredible team members (MotleyDreams) suggested we challenge people to actually produce those speeches, but we gave you a little more time ;]
So, you have 120 seconds to speak to the whole world. What issue would you address? What is important to you? Consider use of technical devices to make your message clear and persuasive. Think about a global audience and how relevant your message would be internationally.
Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVsSince our last Meet and Greet Chat got denied by dA being broken, we've gone ahead and rescheduled. We apologize for the delay, and of course this time, you'll have to put up neurotype because she's suddenly available.Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Date: Sunday, June 8th
Time: 12pm PDT What time is that for me?Place: #CRLiterature
What's This All About?
Ever wanted to just chat it up with the Lit CVs, but weren't exactly sure how to break the ice? It's okay, we understand. They may appear intimidating, but they're really not. The CVs will answer questions, participate in general chatter and of course, get to know YOU better.
It'll be a grand time for all!
Obviously IrrevocableFate and ShadowedAcolyte will be there since they'
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTESTTraditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
✿✿✿ UPDATE - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✿✿✿
We picked 3 winners (features awarded by the highest amount of points from all 3 judges), who will receive a 3-month premium membership!
Raven Feature b
Modern MeterAdmit it: when I say sonnet, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?Modern Meter2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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It is undeniably an era of free verse. We tend to think of formal poets as stiff and antiquarian, “fools in old style hats and coats.” We have been freed from the fetters of form by such revolutionaries as Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and William Carlos Williams. The Imagists and the Modernists fought hard to win respect for free verse. Why on earth would we look back?
As Peter Campion gently remind us, When [Ezra] Pound demanded "no word that does not contribute to the presentation," and even when [William Carlos] Williams railed against "the traditionalis
Fill in the Blanks Contest WinnersWELL, it certainly took us long enough, but we've finally judged ALL the entries in the Fill In The Blanks Contest. There were certainly some really awesome entries and we'd like to thank everyone that participated. If you'd like to look over all the entries, please check out this folder.Fill in the Blanks Contest Winners11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Draw On My Face plz ContestHi there! Do you like to draw? Do you like to draw on people's faces? Bully! Have I got the challenge for you!Draw On My Face plz Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your mission, should you choose to accept it as thus, is to design a moustache and beard for me to wear at the end of Movember (the 28th) using the photo below. Using state-of-the-art technology, you can click on the photograph below and begin creating your masterpiece in muro! Don't be afraid to donate to the cause to change the face of men's health!
You must draw on the photo above with deviantART muro. Get creative with it, but keep in mind how much hair there will be!
Post your image or a link to it in the comments below.
Your image must be hosted on sta.sh or deviantART.
June Writing Challenge!Hey everyone!June Writing Challenge!7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
We are having another mini-contest!
June Challenge- Six Word Story/Humor
Write a funny Six Word Story!
Let's get the pesky rules out of the way.
1. You must be a member to participate.
2. You are allowed 2 entries per person
3. The deadline for submissions is 7/1. This gives you plenty of time to come up with something awesome!
4. Entries must be a new deviation- something written specifically for this contest.
5. You MUST mention this contest in your artist comments and if you could fav this journal, that would be much appreciated!
We will pick one winner who will receive 50 points.
We will also have 2 honorable mentions that will get 25 points each.
All winners will be featured here, my personal journal, and a journal feature in :iconpoeticalcondition: AND :icondeviantsgallery:
Prize donations are gladly accepted. Also, I'd love to have another judge. Anyone interested?
Be creative! Have fun with this! And if
Tips: How to get started with the lit community!Hello everyone! My name is Ricky Alaniz otherwise known as chromeantennae and today, I wanna give you guys a little guide on how I really got started here. How I got my name out there a little bit more and really got the courage to do more around these parts.Tips: How to get started with the lit community!8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
First off, understand that 99% of the literature community here on deviantART will give you just as much in return as you give back to it. It's a natural, human thing. But if you don't give back, you won't receive. That's always the number one thing to remember, but also that we're all here to support each other. Even the most popular of deviants started right where you are. Yes, even the Senior Members and lit CVs were newbies here on this site at one point too. And I know some people are intimidated by Senior Members and literature CVs but these folks are the LAST people to be intimidated by! They're in these positions for the exact opposite reasons-- they're not evil-doers or big bad monsters ready to reject whatever you sugge
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: GrimFace242 , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest IIWelcome to deviantART Related's "The Collaborations Contest II", powered by communityrelations. You will have two months to work with a partner in creating a dA Related deviation!PE: dA Related Collaboration Contest II2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ways to enter:
1. Work on your own. Basing your entry on an existing dA Related deviation (eg. find a visual suggestion and create a browser script to make it work).
2. Collaborate with another artist on a piece in one medium (e.g. make a stamp or deviantID together).
3. Work together to create two related deviations (e.g. a gallery skin design, and the coded version).
The contest will be open to all mediums within the deviantART Related category, including deviantART Tutorials and
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - August 20131 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `
Fly Fly Fly
Lake in Red
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
May Workshop: The Metamorphosis:iconwriters-workshop:May Workshop: The Metamorphosis8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
22/05 Additional submissions added. Please note that this workshop will conclude after this weekend, so get those last critiques in over the weekend! Thank you
17/05- Submissions now on view, see below!
09/05- Gallery is now open for submissions!
For those who read the story this week, what were your thoughts? This piece was given to me to read in one of my very first workshops at university, which is why I thought it was an appropriate choice. We don't need to delve deep into the context and themes of the piece, but in particular, I hope there was some attention paid to how characters reacted to the change, and beyond reaction but living and coping with that change- because guess what? This workshop is all about change and reaction.
The Workshop Brief
Your task write about the aftermath of change.
The change can be anything; something signific
Be A Critic: Update:iconupdateplz: We'll be starting back up with regular features on September 15th. So if you're a writer or artist and want to get in on receiving feedback be sure to send us a note with three thumbcodes. We're going to be working out the schedule in the next couple days.Be A Critic: Update5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
We're half way through August and it's finally time to tell everyone what the big surprise is.
BeACritic will start accepting deviants outside of the Literature Community
That's right! We're no longer going to be focused solely on Lit here. We'll feature any type of art in our features. Currently, everything else will stay the same. Each feature will be up for two weeks and at the end of that time a new feature will be posted. Depending on the level of involvement and call for features, we may change this in the future to allow more deviants to be featured at the same time.
What do we need from you?
SPREAD THE WORD!
Contest! Create Your Own DLR Feature! - CLOSED This contest is over! Judging will now commence!Contest! Create Your Own DLR Feature! - CLOSED5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
DailyLitRecognition is moving along at a nice pace – naturally, that means it’s time for a contest! During one of our chat events, some members and admins talked about a little idea of mine, and we’ve refined the concept further in the DLR backroom; I’m very excited about this idea, because it isn’t one I’ve ever seen before, and I know people will take it interesting places!
Your mission is to create a mock anthology/ DLR feature around a theme of your choice. A minimum for four, maximum of five pieces is required. But that’s not all – you must also explain why you chose those pieces, and how they fit together as part of your theme. There are, however, a few caveats:
- Only one piece may be your own, if you so desire. This is not a requirement, but an option.
- All of your chosen pieces must be from different authors.
Themed Fan Fiction Contest WINNERSHere are the winners to my May contest, the Themed Fan Fiction Contest. Once again, we received a bunch of outstanding entries! I wish I could award all of the entries. Alas, only the top three could be chosen.Themed Fan Fiction Contest WINNERS7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This