After studying other deviants and their submissions, I have compiled a short article on how to become successful on deviantART. Everything you need to know to become a success is listed in this deviation.
(NOTE: If you find any of these steps unorthodox or unusual...don't do 'em!)
The Three "Gets" of deviantART!
Step 1: Get Friends
This is a no brainer, and also the most important rule on any artwork/social networking site! You aren't going to get famous as a nobody. You need some friends to help get you started.
Step 2: Get Ideas
Passion is what motivates you to create, to draw, to write, to do anything and everything on dA. It is important to have passion...and what better way to do that than get ideas from others or from that creative mass in your head you call your brain! Ideas are meant for inspiration. Look at other successful artists (Not necessarily on deviantART) and see their methods, and this will help you with inspiration.
If you have some spare money it is recommendable to purchase the subscription service from DeviantArt. A subscription allows for a much larger freedom of activities for your user page. You can make fun polls, more
The reason writers like you and me are on deviantART at all is because we want people to read our work. No one would argue with that. So the way you do things should help get people to read your writing, not flee screaming.
That being said, the preview image that dA gives each literature deviation is your best friend. It gives you about 110 characters of text to impress anyone who might be randomly browsing through lit deviations--to catch their eye and make them want to read more. So! Here's a few tips.
Before that, though: I am not saying that every reader on dA agrees with the suggestions I present here. These are things that I think are important, and that I recommend. This is conceited, maybe, but I believe that good readers would agree wit