My deviantART StoryI joined deviantART when I was still in college. in 2004, the fall of my senior year. Mostly to look at fan art. I think a lot of us started out here this way. Admit it. Don't be shy!More Like This
I started posting some amateur photography, mostly self-portraits (which I'd like to think could have been, you know, better if I'd a) had a better camera and b) known how to use the camera that I had). I posted some DIY clothes I was making and selling to pour souls on eBay who didn't know how terrible I was. (I didn't know I was terrible, to be fair. I was having fun. And art is really about fun, isn't it? About joy?) These forays into the textile arts lead to a bit of a pissing match with ohnojaylo, which I'm sure she doesn't remember and which I get a laugh out of now. But I digress.
Anyway, it wasn't long before I looked past the visual arts. And I was like, oh, look, a literature community! Look at all these noobs! WATCH ME SCHOOL THE NOOBS.
Mansions of The MindMore Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
5 things + 10 more + 20!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/creativity-_n_3956110.htmlMore Like This
be honest with yourself about the things you are doing in this article
deal with them
and then go conquer your shit
10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking: http://ispeakquotes.com/quotes/10-mental-blocks-of-creative-thinking
"However great a man's natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once." — Jean Jacques Rousseau
close to my heart... top 20 literary quotes about short stories: http://writerswrite.co.za/the-top-20-literary-quotes-about-short-stories
FINISH WHAT YOU STARThttp://writerswrite.co.za/basic-plot-structure-the-five-plotting-moments-that-matterMore Like This
stop playing with your own shit in the dark and get it the fuck done
//leave me alone
///you got nine days
////unless it's an emergency
an interesting sentence from an excruciatingly long farticle/review of books that do this (excruciating because i have shit to do): "Whenever a writer comments on his or her own work, there's inevitably an attempt — futile and foolish — to control how readers engage with that work."
my research for the day --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPP8w0wMRgQ&list=RD02kp_bI2vU7dE
Dialogue WorkshopI want this workshop to be somewhat different from other workshops -- I'm going to break this down into two categories: technical elements and personal advice.More Like This
And I hate to say this, but the following information in this workshop only works if applied. Osmosis and good intentions do not work. Sorry.
PRE-EMPTIVE TLDR NUTSHELL
To write effective dialogue, there has to be a basic understanding of what communication is. Wikipedia sums it up nicely: the meaningful exchange of information between two or more people. It's easy but not at the same time.
This has to do with actual concepts for crafting effective dialogue. For the most part, I had to research the details but you'll be able to pick out what I added on my own. You know how I get and if you don't, you soon will. No apologies for that.
Links to the websites I used will follow.
Some of the worst advice I've seen and that I'm s
Stop Using Subscript in Your LitOr, Why Tiny Text Is Bad.More Like This
(FACT: It's not just because some of us have crappy vision.)
I know some of you like the effect, but here's the deal: do whatever you want on your own monitor and keep your hands off mine.
Did you know that, in Windows, holding Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down changes font size? You do now, and it's not much harder to change zoom size on a Mac (I hear it is most likely cmd++ or cmd+- , cmd+0 reverts it to the original size). I know it's just as easy in Linux, anyway.
I already have my browser's text size display set to what I want, thank you very much.
Anyone who uses Word must be familiar with the concept of font size in points: 12pt Times New Roman, especially, when it comes to turning in essays for teachers. (And 13pt periods for those of you who couldn't hit that minimum page count )
Well, here's the deal: Web display doesn't work quite the same way. You can force all text to be 16
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanMore Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
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