Literature DD Roundup- June 2013Hello all!Literature DD Roundup- June 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We’re scarily already halfway through the year! Next month sees another round of camp NaNoWrimo as well as the glorious Flash Fiction Month. We hope to see lots of involvement and good writing come out of those!
Us CVs are really keen to see some diversity in our DD choices each month. We’re keen to see pieces that are a little different, or broach genres/themes that perhaps are not as common as others. If you do see anything out there which meets those and are fabulously written, please do send in your DD suggestions to any of us!
Here is the roundup for June
Features by BeccaJS
:thumb374656279: A Poet's Romance by Nullibicity
Sword Swallower by KissTheSunrise Sorrowbird by IrrevocableFate Drunk Ramblings... by Gen-Kavik the theatre by toxic-nebulae
Blessing by saartha
The Mentorship Project Is Back!And let me tell you, it's never been this awesome!The Mentorship Project Is Back!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please spread the word about this project by faving and sharing this blog.
You can sign up for the Mentorship Project HERE!
Our Anniversary Gift, To You
Today marks theWrittenRevolution's fifth anniversary, and we can finally re-start a project we were very fond of: and in the best tWR fashion, we bring it back to you packed with innovation!
What is the Mentorship Project?
It's a learning system for our members, that works through a series of mentees (aka the deviants who want to learn, or rather, "be taught" new things) and mentors (the more experienced deviants who feel confident enough to teach - and maybe learn something new also ), that we help form pairs to follow the Project.
What does the project consist of?
Adjusting The Antennae (Ep. 15)Hello to everyone! I’m so excited to see you could make it to this very special 15th installment of ‘Adjusting The Antennae’ on the spooooookiest of days! Yes, that's right, I have a very special Halloween episode for you all, today! I hope you are all well, enjoying your Halloween and eating a bunch of candy if you celebrate it and if you're like me who doesn't celebrate Halloween, I hope you also get a bunch of candy because you deserve it and you're perfect. I also hope you're enjoying fall as well as it is my favorite season of the year!Adjusting The Antennae (Ep. 15)9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Today's guest is an absolute fantastic deviant in every way but before I introduce this lovely and adorable lady, I am your host, chromeantennae and I'm glad to have you all here for the 15th episode of ATA. It is an absolute honor to be a part of your day on deviantART.
And my guest for today’s show is the incomparable OfOneSoul. Kimberly here is one of the
Literature Articles You Should KnowI don't take the time to write good community-building articles, I'm no good at it. But organizing good community articles? I'm all over that! Many thanks go to the great people who put so much of their time and energy into this site. If you don't know these people, they are intelligent, kind hearted, and entirely too good to be associating with layabouts like me. They deserve a lot more, but I recommend thanking them with llamas, points, gifts, praise... or watch them. I've yet to see anything bad come from any of these guys. Oh, and if you aren't watching CRLiterature you should be.Literature Articles You Should Know2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I'm going to try and catalog the most recent postings of various literature articles that the
crazyamazing people of our community produce. It's hard to keep track of them all, but somebody has to try! And in the "those who cannot do" mentality, I can handle list-making as opposed to creating a series of my own. Everything that ends up on this p
My Landscape PhotographyHi! my name is Ferdinand I'm a digital artist working as an Art Director in game and outsourcing company. Beside doing paintings i also love photography most of my images are landscapes. I really like shooting landscapes because it's gives you the freedom and have the chance to explore your world around you and there's no limits on how you visualize your creativity. And it's a great source of inspiration and reference that i applied on my paintings. I traveled occasionally just to enjoy the pleasure and to embrace the awesomeness of our mother nature.My Landscape Photography8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the sample of my landscape photos.
And please visit my Flickr gallery for more landscape photography, https://www.flickr.com/photos/shawnmaverick/sets/
Thank you for viewing and have a nice day!...
Do You Want to Host a Workshop?Hello allDo You Want to Host a Workshop?1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
As you may be aware, I recently revived Writers-Workshop and now into the fourth workshop since starting again. Three of these workshops have been run by myself, but what made the group so awesome in the past was having different hosts each month. This also meant drawing in from different experiences, skills and cultures from all over deviantART, giving a wide variety of workshop choices. We are now looking for future workshop hosts, trying to book up to the end of this year, with a different workshop each month.
You can run it by yourself, or with a friend or on behalf of another group, we are all for that. Your workshop can also be whatever you like as long as it fits the month period. If you are unfamiliar with our group format, it might be worth keeping an eye on the current workshops to see how it all works. There is a dedicated backroom team to support you also, so you're not
tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry BasicsHello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry Basics6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you're reading, please favourite the article and share it so we can spread this amazing resource around!
The other articles posted are:tWR Interviews: On Writing
What will this article's interviews center on?
This interview will be double:
with Carmalain7, Vigilo, jade-pandora and betwixtthepages answering questions about poetry, and illuminara and LiliWrites answering about prose.
The second lesson of our Mentorship Project for poetry will be about verses, linebreaks, stanzas and other basics. And the prose lesson will be on paragraph division and dialogue. So our guests will be answering some questions about these aspects of writing.
Mentorship Project, Second LessonHello, my dear mentors and mentees! I hope the first lesson went well for all of you. Thankfully, it was a very basic one so even if you couldn't finish up with it, you're not missing something that will hinder your understanding of the second lesson. Be careful, however: we're starting to focus on specific aspects now, so close following is best. (:Mentorship Project, Second Lesson6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
First things first
We have interviewed some great deviants for you: in tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry Basics, we interviewed Carmalain7, Vigilo, betwixtthepages and jade-pandora for poetry, and LiliWrites and illuminara for prose. please check it out! And maybe give it a fav because it deserves the exposure.
Poetry Course - Lesson 2
As with the first lesson, we will be providing you with res
Weekly Round-up!Well, folks, we're nearing the half-way mark of the mad month of November. NaNoWriMo has officially kicked off and I'm sure all you writers out there are knuckling down to pump out those words. If you haven't started, there's still time to join in the fun, you're only a few days behind, plenty of time to catch up.Weekly Round-up!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tell us how your first few days of epic novelling are going so far. Do you have your first scene? You first chapter? Has your blood caffeine level already begun to spike? Tell us all your triumphs and woes, we'd love to hear it.
This Week's Features
Sword Play by parchmentgirl
“I think you’re missing the bit where the chick with the pink Mohawk tried to take your head off.”
A short piece of fiction that uses dialogue to portray two very different characters in a potentially deadly, yet humorous situation.
September 2014 Chat TourWe've been quiet. Too quiet. That's about to change though because we're going on an eventure. (A WORD WARS EVENT-URE THAT IS.)September 2014 Chat Tour11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get it? GET IT?! I knew you would.
Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: *8:00 PM EST (USA)
[What time is that for me?]
#WordWars's Chatroom: chat.deviantart.com/chat/wordwarschattour
We can't wait to see you all there! As always, if you want to be added to our reminder notes list, please leave a comment or drop the group a
IrrevocableFate and WordWars Staff
Stalker Select 12.11.2014Deviations from my message center that caught my attention:Stalker Select 12.11.20148 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tranquillity by Lolita-Artz Elsa by jiuge Joy by haphazardmelody Leisurely Walk by Rus-Lev The Sound Of The Sea by Lolita-Artz Welcome to paradise by KlaraDrielle Superhero commission by renonevada WinterBerrie by samantharobinson A body and a soul by CpointSpoint Long way by KariLiimatainen Things Left Unsaid by werol Zheltoe by LuckyPsych Adventure awaits... by dashakern Vrelo Bosne by SeiMissTake The Professor by illuminara You're pretty special by fartprincess Tiny Claudia by Neolucky Twlight On Derwent Water by richsabre
Joss Whedon's Top Ten Writing Tips!I recently made a post and shared an article I found where Joss Whedon shared his top ten writing tips. The first five are here and the full list is on our blog! Great stuff!!!Joss Whedon's Top Ten Writing Tips!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Written by Art Fuller
Find the full article here.
Joss Whedon is most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the short-lived but much-loved Firefly series. But the writer and director has also worked unseen as a script doctor on movies ranging from Speed to Toy Story. Here, he shares his tips on the art of screenwriting.
1. FINISH IT
Actually finishing it is what I’m gonna put in as step one. You may laugh at this, but it’s true. I have so many friends who have written two-thirds of a screenplay, and then re-written it for about three years. Fin
Prompt 3: My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyFantasy creature, that is.Prompt 3: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Confession: I like media featuring vampires.
I can't specify literature, myth included, as I also follow videogames and movies and shows, oh my. Although let's not forget all things narrative start on paper, because I'm sure writers don't already have an ego that could outmatch Kanye West's when it comes to the merits of the written word.
Before I get booted from the cool kids' club, let me explain why: they never stop being recognizable. Vampires are like the Leatherman in the fantasy creature toolbox.
In fact, across all the myths, fiction, games and movies/TV I can remember, there's only two consistent traits I can name, and maybe if I'd seen even more I'd come up with better, or fewer.
Defaults as predatory towards humans
Of course, adding certain traits will get you another fantasy creature: werewolves, ghouls, fairies, sociopathic wizards, etc. But those characters need that additional thing, while you can have vampires who are infect
Historical Fiction Workshop: Week 1, Prep WeekWelcome to the 2015 Historical Fiction Workshop!Historical Fiction Workshop: Week 1, Prep Week2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Please read the following carefully, as instructions are here.
This year I have the pleasure of hosting alongside neurotype, former Lit CV and all around dA rockstar. We are both versed in literature and have been published before, and I personally have several degrees in history and history related fields, so you are going to be in good hands here.
Does that make us the be all and end all? Not by a long shot. But we have some chops, and we want you all to know that you'll be getting real instruction, and not random speculation. We're working hard to make this worth your time and energy.
What will happen from here on out?
Assignments will be posted weekly in a journal, like this one, so right now make sure you are watching me, even if it is temporary for the workshop. I won’t be slighted if you unwatch at the end, this is for practicality’s sake only.
Once you have completed an ass
The Fount of Knowledge and WisdomEvery two weeks, we will post lists of recommended literature and other media; these will range from entertaining to educational to just plain interesting. The first Fount list of the month will be Founder recommendations, and the second Fount list will consist completely of member recommendations. By sharing our varied interests and cultures, we will eventually attain enlightenment. (Ideally!)The Fount of Knowledge and Wisdom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To submit your recommendations to the Fount, please provide a comment on this journal with the following:
- title and author (or director, playwright, etc)
- date of publication/creation
- brief description (we prefer you provide your personal thoughts; please mention if you are using an official description)
- the type of media (literature, film, etc)
- genre (please provide only one)
We prefer suggestions for literature (fiction and nonfiction), but we welcome suggestions for every form of storytelling possible. These include films, TV shows, plays, anime, comics/manga, ballets and other dance
Publishing Resources List Totally overwhelmed? Start here!Publishing Resources List4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Make sure you the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going t
Some things we should talk aboutThis journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)Some things we should talk about8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every community has them. Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top. Here are some of our top faves.
Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!
There will be a test at the end.
OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL??
Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
3000 Watchers Raffle Winners!The winners are:3000 Watchers Raffle Winners!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
1 Year Premium Membership
1 Free Custom Journal or 2 Free Premium Content Resources
Thank you to all who participated, and I hope you have a great new year.
Many thanks to all 3000+ of you for your support! I like to do a little something for my watchers every once in a while, so here's what's going down this time.
There will be a total of three winners.
(1 Gift) 1 Year Premium Membership
PM will be given through DA's Give One, Get One promotion. You can receive the membership yourself or ask it to be given to a friend.
(2 Gifts) 1 Free Custom Journal or 2 Free Premium Content Resources
Premium Content Resources include anything in my gallery that is pay-to-use, including the CSS creators/Make Your Own Profile Widgets and any non-free gallery skins. This gif
The Timeline of DeviantArtThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of DeviantArt2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in DeviantArt's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by :de
Weekly Round Up #18:icontypewriter-wplz: :icontypewriter-eplz: :icontypewriter-eplz: :icontypewriter-kplz: :icontypewriter-lplz: :icontypewriter-yplz:Weekly Round Up #189 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Welcome to yet another episode of Weekly Round Up, where we here at Beat The Block give you a nice rundown of all the awesome events and contests going on in dA! As of today, NaNoWriMo is in full swing, college students are recovering from their night (or nights*) of binging, pranking, and candy-chugging, and kids are recuperating from their sugar highs. So let’s. round. up!
Our Latest Round of Journals:
Prompt 12—Autumn Memories! : http://beat-the-block.deviantart.com/journal/Prompt-12-Autumn-Memories-489867252
How To Tuesday 6: http://beat-the-block.deviantart.com/journal/How-To-Tuesday-Tuesday-Tips-6-Writing-Tutorials-490721939
Recommend a Friend 8: http://beat-th
PotluckLet's get this group going! Why don't we begin within our group and have a snail mail potluck of sorts? Everyone interested, please comment below indicating such and we'll match you up with one other interested deviant to swap one post card, letter, story, poem, mail art or other PG mail-related goodness.Potluck10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline to indicate interest : September 30
You'll receive your deviant match on October 1 so you may both exchange addresses and send your mail before October's end.
October's snail mail theme: Autumn's Birth
Prints for saleUPDATE: My Society6 store is having Artist Promo at the moment, so click on this link if you're interested in a merchandise like thesePrints for sale9 months ago in Personal More Like This
It is November already, and I started thinking about Christmas gifts.. Since I have a lot of prints left over from the convention, I thought some of you might like to pick them up for gifts or for yourself..
Here are the art available as A4 sized prints:
Arrow by slugette Winter Soldier by slugette Tyrion by slugette
Dean and Impala by slugette Dean and Castiel by slugette
Souless by slugette Dean Winchester by slugette Prayer by slugette
Thranduil by slugette Clara Oswald by slugette
Using HTML on deviantARTUsing HTML on deviantART4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen