Watcher Awards - [CLOSED]Giveaway is ClosedMore Like This
The winners are Mana-Ryou and NightOfTheAssassin - Congratulations!
Wow! The attention the past week has been phenomenal! You watchers out there have helped me achieve 31,351 pageviews as of today, and more than 1800 Llamas + 1102 Watchers! That's why I'm holding a quick giveaway for WATCHERS ONLY. All you have to do is comment and/or add this journal to your favourites and you will be entered to win a 3-Month Premium Membership or 500 points! I will draw a winner May 8th. I'm high on caffeine so you better enter before I change my mind!
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September Giveaway [CLOSED]August came and went fast. I was in Wisconsin for some of that time, and the other time I was super busy at work. We broke sales records left and right. My dad has retired and I lose my health insurance this month, but that's life. Overall August was a mixed month - good and bad. Hopefully September is good! Onto the giveaway!More Like This
The Giveaway is now closed. Winners have been chosen.
This month I'm giving away a year-long premium membership and 1000 points to the grand prize winner! Two runners-up will receive a three months membership. All you have to do is add this journal to your favourites!
Grand Prize - One Year PM + 1000 Points
(2) Runners-Up - Three Month PM
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Giveaway ends September 15th, 2013!
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How To Write A StoryHOW TO WRITEMore Like This
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The following contains "bad language" for emphasis. I do not endorse the use of such language, yet I use it anyway because that's how I roll and it can add good emphasis to the points I bring up. If you don't like it, I pity you.
Becoming an Author
If you're looking for a step-by-step "How to Write the Next Bestseller", you're barking up an imaginary tree, so if I were you I'd desist from that before people stop and point at the delirious little chihuahua. Thing about writing is...
There's no secret.
(dun dun DUUUUN)
That's right. Those of you worrying about finding the Fountain of Perfect Authoring are chasing mirages in the desert of reality. There isn't really any Rosetta Stone of how to write a great story. Don't walk away in dejection just yet, however. There's no secret temple with the Pen of Shakespeare, but there a
How To WriteAbstract: an analytical approach to plotting and writing fiction upwards of 1,000 wordsMore Like This
Acknowledgements: the potentially amazing Rachel (IfrozenspiritI) served as guinea pig to this; go and tell her to finish the product of that experiment, because you'll love it. Chris Widdison (tearstone) approached me indecently with the idea of writing a longer essay (which will still happen, and be a lot more purdy than this here thing), which would incorporate this essay in another form, amongst others. He doesn't need to read any of this, because he already knows it all.
Target audience: young, inexperienced writers, especially those that find themselves pulling off vignettes and other super-short forms with an ease, while chronically unable to produce anything with more than a handful of scenes and more than 1,000 words.
Part 1: The Premise takes a look at the basic idea behind a piece
Part 2: The Story fills in some of those blanks and gives u
piano soulif life were a pianoMore Like This
and my life a song
then my heart would play melodies disguised as feelings
each note would move the ivory key
and my vocal chords would tighten
as the little hammers released the beauty of my heart
my mind, the slave composer to my throbbing muscle in my chest
would steal the inspiration of my eyes,
the tools of my touch,
and sense of my senses
my song would resonate until the last vibration left the strings
when my voice turns raspy,
and my heart beats the finale
Rainbow DustMore Like This
Stars made of nightmares and skies made of fears
Hearts made of glass and a home built of tears
Cries made of silence and words made of knives
Dreams of the struggle to simply survive
Souls made of paper and minds made of flames
She is a piece of their loveliest game
No longer can she feel more than disgust
Even a rainbow does turn into dust…