November Prompt: Meetings of a ... chanceful kindThe chat is tomorrow!November Prompt: Meetings of a ... chanceful kind1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
As beautifully shown in The Breakfast Club and Dallas Buyers Club because I communicate in movies.
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First of all, last month's entries
Great job to you three, and 100 points for this month go to AspiredWriter! I hope you'll stay on board for this prompt too.
A serving of inspiration...
We are all different, but aren't we eventually deep down all the same? Maybe you believe that, maybe you don't. Sometimes life has a way of forcing you to believe things that you never thought you would - and making you meet people that normally would never belong in your circle of friends. But for one reason, that maybe you don't even know at first, you end up together.
Two people who would not normally meet end up together by circumstance and di
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Daily Literature Deviations for June 23rd, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for June 23rd, 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Love dA Lit: Issue 190Welcome to the one-hundred ninetieth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 19010 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Oops, I know today is Monday, but I was so tired last night that I didn't get to finish post the article and since it's the 190th issue I was like "MUST POST".
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I'm not raspil...nor am I trying to be, given that raspil does a solid job of being raspil herself. But I think dA needs something like ScreamPrompts to kick everyone's ass up a notch, hence this group.I'm not raspil1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Read more about what's happening with ScreamPrompts here.
The first prompt will be up December 1. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to write for Scream before the end of the year, as raspil is planning to put an anthology together and, on top of the awesome you're already guaranteed to be a part of, the proceeds will be going to charity.
How is SadPrompts going to work?
I'm not a genius at prompts, so I welcome feedback on what type of challenges you'd like to see. Of course, if your complaint is "I struggled with this," I reserve the right to snicker in your general direction. That's the point. Now, if your complaint is "this is too easy," I'm all ears.
The prompts will be written for short prose (500-5,000 words).
Love dA Lit: Issue 185Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-fifth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1851 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Weekly Round-up!This Week's FeaturesWeekly Round-up!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope by RangerRed09
"Life grabbed me by the collar"
A short poem that contains a lot of power.
Sword Lesson by Cionie
"I'd never seen someone so prepared to end a life before."
This short story takes you into a martial arts lesson, and the shared determination of both teacher and student.
How to Develop Story Conflict by illuminara
Conflict is the central element of any story. It’s what keeps us on the edge of our seats and turning page after page until 3:00am.
This guide will prove useful to any story teller wanting to implement tension and conflict into their work.
The Mentorship Program is Back!. Be sure to check out all the details
Now We Know - Chat Event HighlightsLiliWrites and TheMaidenInBlack managed to survive the chat.Now We Know - Chat Event Highlights1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
The chat lasted almost 3 hours, so I'm not going to be posting the full log. However, if you're really curious I have posted a Mostly Complete Chat Log - Know Your CVs 9/6/15, but due to sta.sh's size limit I had to remove side conversations and such. Beware, it's a wall of text. Steve-C2 also grabbed a bit of the chat as well: 20150905 CV Chat
We spent an absurd amount of time talking about mayo at first. Though after that subsided, we got back on track, and there were some amazing questions asked! Near the end of the chat the CVs and members of the chat got into a really nice discussion about critique so if you have time please read the chat log, it's really informative!
Love DA Lit: Issue 215Welcome to the two-hundred fifteenth issue of Love DA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love DA Lit: Issue 2152 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Special Monday Edition! After about four weeks of no Love DA Lit, it's returned. Did you miss us? I missed you all and the news. Oh glorious news, how I have missed you! I missed you dears more though. This will be long, but worth it. So much has gone on!
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Closeness Writing Contest ~ Win Subbies + More!Hello, everyone! We're announcing our newest contest for all writers and all forms of literature! There are some great prizes to be won, including a dA Subscription and Points!Closeness Writing Contest ~ Win Subbies + More!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With winter coming in many parts of the world, staying close can be very important. Thus, our theme is...
Closeness. Interpret at will, any genre is acceptable. We love to see people getting creative with the prompts! You can submit poems, short stories, or any other form of literature as long as it holds to the theme.
There is no minimum length for short stories, but they should not exceed 5,000 words. Poems of any length will be accepted.
First Place [Bullet; Blue]
3 Month dA Subscription from RollingTomorrow
150 [Points] from RollingTomorrow
Feature from Apocalypse-writing in their bi-weekly arti
Week #1 - PlotPrewriting should be done in stages. Sometimes these stages happen at the same time; sometimes not. Most deviants create their characters as they're working out their plot, which is good for names and basics. But more in depth character development should be done away from plotting. Questioning your characters and your setting after you've developed the plot may fill in plot holes or make you see them better.Week #1 - Plot1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
Which brings us to the topic at hand: Prewriting in Stages. Also known as plotting like a Grim.
This week we're going to start with plot, because any story should be based on its plot; characters, setting and motivation should all work to advance the plot.
Obviously, you'll need a premise. This could be a theme you'd like to express in the story, or simply the outcome of a story. Either way, it's the most important part of the story. It's what your characters will be movin
Gear In Review: A Contest [CLOSED]The BasicsGear In Review: A Contest [CLOSED]3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Who doesn't need an excuse to buy something new and/or try something they've had forever and not got around to using? Or extol the virtue of their favourite tool? Not artists, that's for damn sure - we love to talk, gloat about what we own, and show off our ability to play with it!
And so, this contest was born. With Nonfiction Week coming up soon at CRLiterature and projecteducate we want to get you thinking about the types of nonfiction writing you encounter in everyday life. A major example of this is the review, an opinion piece grounded in fact and personal experience - you basically try something out, then write about whether you liked or disliked it and why other people should buy/not buy it.
Almost everyone has, at some point, written a review; you probably wrote book reports or critical essays in school, and those are sort of like a review if you squint enough. Gear reviews are similar to b
How to Make the Most out of Lit GroupsCommunity WeekHow to Make the Most out of Lit Groups1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
..and stay active! Which we all know isn't always easy.
with a side of "submission rules, those tricksies"
Now, first of all: this article assumes a lot of stuff!
you're interested in writing and/or reading.you're not joining thousands of groups just to submit your stuff all over the place to get exposure but give nothing back.
you're not simply following groups to stay up-to-date on their events and news, without really wanting to participate in their life.
And with that off of our systems, let's start the tour!
First of all, remember this: Lit groups take a lot more effort than any other. This is because, obviously, reading through deviations takes more time than viewing pictures and photographs.
So let's create a fictional situation.
I know there are people who are on deviantART multiple times a day, but let's suppose that you're an average user who logs in once a day, and has thirty minutes to an hour of free time to devote to dA. And when
A Quick Guide to Publishing ResourcesPublishing WeekA Quick Guide to Publishing Resources7 months ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of you are probably familiar with my extensive Publishing Resources List, and if you are, you probably know that it’s gotten rather…unwieldy. This article will serve as a quick guide to the most essential resources I’ve collected, so you don’t get too overwhelmed when you’re starting out.
My Idiot’s Guide to Lit Mag Publishing and Idiot’s Guide to Book Publishing are two good overviews of the most popular types of publishing. Another great resource for those of you hoping to publish books is this chart, which covers the different p
Ready, Set, NaNo!So it's that time of the year again and we're all racing around trying to get our bits together for NaNoWriMo. OR, we're laughing at the people running around trying to get all their bits together for NaNo. In the past, I've written articles on what NaNo is and how to prepare for it. This isn't one of those articles. Well, not entirely. Let's start with the glaringly obvious.Ready, Set, NaNo!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What's the point of NaNo?
If you answered "To write a 50k Word Count Novel in a month's time," you're wrong. NaNo is about conditioning writers to write regularly, keep those creative juices flowing and to work under pressure. November is a busy month. Students are back in school. Parents are dealing with said students. In the United States, we have Thanksgiving and of course everyone is getting ready for Christmas. Add in clearing 1,667 words a day and we're talking about some major pressure. But that's the poi
Mischiefy Mischief Mini ContestAs I announced yesterday, I'm going away for a week, starting very early tomorrow morning because I've got to beat the Pope traffic in Philly. That's seven glorious days of not having to give a shit about anything. Not if I'm eating well ... or at all. Not about going to bed too late that I won't hear the alarm for work. Not even can the dogs be trusted to walk each other or should I find someone soberer to walk them instead. None of that!Mischiefy Mischief Mini Contest2 weeks ago in Literature Features More Like This
I mentioned wanting to get rid of a stack of points I have, the idea of running a mini contest has taken up residence in my head. So, tha'ts what I'm gonna do. It's fairly simple and I haven't done anything like this previously. So, yes, thorns, you're safe from me sending my minions to your profile.
All entries in the contest must be new and made just for this contest!
Prose only, dears. I'm sorry. My poetry hear
Resources for Aspiring AuthorsWe're all writers here, and with nearly 50% of our members aiming to become fully published authors, we thought it would be beneficial to create a compilation of resources about what it takes to get your work on the shelves.Resources for Aspiring Authors4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a definitive list, more of a work-in-progress. We're would be more than happy to add any suggestions – so if you know any good resources, on deviantART or off, link them in the comments! Feel free to discuss your goals and experiences here too.
And if you have had your writing published, or have any experience in this area, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send us a note about it and we'll add any guidance/advice you have to the blog.
Guides and Information
Tips for Editing
Horror-Writers-Unite's 2 Sentence Horror Contest! Congratulations!Horror-Writers-Unite's 2 Sentence Horror Contest! 1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You have been chosen to participate in this fine competition. It is a fine day indeed. Lots of prizes are involved, and it will be worth your while. Listen to this message carefully ...
You can be hurt. The message will he --
So, keep reading to understand. We will be wat --
The deviation must be uploaded between October 15 and November 25. The piece must be a new piece. The entries must be two sentences -- no more, no less. The genre is horror. [This is a horror group after all.]Link your entry to the official contest journal. Be creative. [It will be judged on its genre.] (1) Entry allowed.
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All Hallow's Tales Contest - Ghost StoryThis contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:All Hallow's Tales Contest - Ghost Story1 week ago in Literature Features More Like This
Ghouls and Ghasts and ne'er do wells, welcome once again to the LaBORatory for our annual celebration of stories in the season of all things spooky.
This year, we return to the abandoned house at the end of the block, with the upstairs window from which something always seems to wave at passersby. We drive along the lonely stretch of road at midnight, eyes unblinking, hoping to catch a glimpse of the girl who hitches a ride, only to vanish from the passenger seat when we pass the old cemetery. We point trembling fingers over the rail at the spectral ship that has spelled the doom of generations of captains and crew. We roll the ball into the old, dark nursery, and wait to see if it will roll back out again.
This year, we are telling ghost stories. Have a seat by the fire, won't you?
This is a Halloween-inspired, Literature-only contest asking for
Live-Love-Write Fall ProgramsDear members of the literature community,Live-Love-Write Fall Programs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Live-Love-Write is proud to announce a new lineup of programs and projects for the fall season. Please join us to participate in fun challenges, get to know your fellow dA writers, gain a year-long critique partner, win prizes, and more!
Whose Chapter Is It, Anyway?
Our first new addition to the lineup! Participants will be given a prompt written by staff and take turns writing the next chapter of the story. The final completed novel will be published in The Quotebook, and writers will earn voted titles. This is meant to be a strong community effort, so hopefully we'll get to know each other very well. Registration for this program is now open here and will end on October 31st. The length of time devoted to each story depends on how many writers sign up, but our current hopeful
Some EncouragementHello, dears! How are all of you fabulous people?Some Encouragement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally, I've been in a bit of a rut lately. I'm in a pretty low point in my life and am finding it difficult to stay positive. Today I stumbled across this on Facebook and thought I'd share
These are some words of wisdom, written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio .
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retire
Burying A Sci-Fi ClicheBurying A Sci-Fi Cliche11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
Love dA Lit: Issue 195Welcome to the one-hundred ninety-fifth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1959 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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