Character Drawing Commission [ OPEN ]
Greetings everyone, my lovely watchers & visitors. I think it's time for me to open up a character drawing commission.~
A head/bust character drawing with either simple or complex background of your request (same price).
Size: 750 x 750 px, 300 dpi
Pet Portrait Commission [OPEN]
Refreshing my commission journal - now my pet portrait commission is open & simplified. And now I accept other pets too, not only cats, as it's confirmed that I'd say I could do a good job too on them, haha..
The price is $25 flat for all kinds of order:
One or more pets in the picture
Simple or complex background
Headshot, half body or full body
Simple or complex pose/interaction
Whichever the artistic style you choose
If you have already been watching me for a
Party is on the ship.
- Captain's Log -
It's the SAME puzzle only different scope, higher level, higher dimension..
THINK.. no, INTUIT and EVOLVE..
Problem is these hidden Krakens are actually part of the challenge of the Game. Problem is I 'forgot' to put them into equation. Now let's look at them in the eyes, shall we? Then (solving) these puzzles wouldn't be so personal anymore..
Can't pretend this world is okay anymore..
Ah.. I'm a kid. I'm so-so kid. I accept myself as I am anyway.~
If I really want to go there, this 'identity' wouldn't do.
Must evolve. For real..
Apparently wealth is truly NOT only about money.. FAR outreaching beyond the surface/superficial sum..
[ Everything around
[ It's like, "Where have I been all this time??" ]
The measure is truly your personal happiness.. because your identity is also outreaching beyond this single physical body, not separated factors analyzed part by part..
But now with this insight I wouldn't get as much amateurish excitement when reading my curious case scrapbook.. ;]
My face is so Nancy Drew but apparently my soul is some unknown female Merlin..
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Winners!! Please join us in congratulating the winners of our Halloween Scavenger Hunt:
The first three to find all the gremtures were:
Battle-for-the-Sun, Magpyro, and Mysterenity Congratulations! You have all won 2,000 DA Points and a 6-month Core Membership
Also, Mysterenity succeeded in exterminating the gremtures so also walks away with an additional 1,000 DA Points and a 3-month Core membership.
Thank you to everyone that participated, we had a lot of fun
Welcome to DeviantArt's 2018 Halloween Game!
Let me introduce myself, my name is Moonbeam13 and I'm the assistant to our local mad scientist MattBMattB. Yes, you heard me right, Matt has gone mad. Highly inspired by the recent Bowsette phenomenon, he hoped to come up with an equally polarizing and notorious character. He thus began running experiments in a in a new laboratory DeviantArt helped him set up. However, things quickly took
You've found the riddle!
If you can solve this it should help lead you to the next piece in the puzzle:
To make sure you don’t have bad luck
And to have everything be fine
Make sure that your path isn’t crossed
By this certain type of feline
What you're looking for is in one of my journals
The item where the missing piece is located, was submitted in 2013
The item where the missing piece is located, is Digitally Delicious!
The item where the missing piece is located, was submitted while celebrating Christmas
Once you've found the place where the missing piece should be, the way to get there is invisible, but don't worry, I'll tell you a secret... look right below the moon
Digitally Delicious: Dec. 25thHoliday Wine Labels by AudreyBenjaminsen
Holiday Card 2013 #2 by doingwell
Holiday card 2013 by doingwell
Let yourself free by amorphisss
Surprise - Christmas card by Linzu
Steampunk City Christmas by jjpeabody
Winter Time by MarcoBucci
The Winter is coming by uildrim
lumberjack and stork by tkaracan
Holiday Birds by Andoledius
Winter scape by LABINNAK
Hava Nagila by Katmomma
To find what you need this time, you'll need to rearrange the letters below.
boys edit frightened
You come upon a very bedraggled looking Gremture trapped in a cage. At least you think that's what it is, it has wings and horns and feathers...and well ok, what else could this thing be? It looks kinda pathetic. You immediately feel kinda bad for these little guys, they didn't mean to be evil, they were just made that way! You walk up to the little guy in his iron cage who's breathing deeply and whisper some soothing words to it. It immediately starts coughing and flapping its wings, and oh god what is it doing?? In the next instant, the creature coughs out a blob of radioactive green slime right onto your shoe (ugh, those were your good shoes too). The gremture looks remarkably calm now, but you make sure to give it a disapproving look (so much for feeling bad for these guys). You bend down to find a stick to scrape the slime off your shoe and immediately hear the gremture start choking again. OH HECK NO. You back up to make sure you're not within firing range of any more blobs of slime. But this time, it coughs up a balled-up piece of paper. It's a little slimy looking, but well you're supposed to be looking for clues, so might as well open it up and see what it says...
Some of the letters are blurred out by the slime, but it looks like it might be a journal entry from the mad scientist himself!
This experiment has been a total mistake. I thou_ht I could make something that would b_ing me fame, but instead I have br_ught to life a creat_re that has the _otential to _estroy the world. I know the world thinks I'm "m_d," but really I just wanted some people I could call _ans, who would be impressed with something I cre_ted!! Is that really _o wrong? Ok...ok...ok I may _ave wanted my creation to cause a l_ttle hav_c for the Halloween season, but _ot like this! Humanity is doomed, and it's all my fault.
Fill in the missing letters and it will lead you to the location of one of the gremtures on the loose!
To find what you are looking for, you will need to closely examine these deviations, that will lead you to the right place...
akash jotoi hok na kalo tui j shokol ashar alo-shopne harano shukhshopneo te roye jaikhoniker anondeyjibon ta joriye jaierised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi
Take a close look at this special series of words as they will lead you to what you need...
Screenwriting 101: IntroHello and welcome to Screenwriting 101! This week, you will be given a task every other day along with instructions, resources, and video examples. By the end of this week-long workshop, you will have a short screenplay that you can show off to others, maybe even have it produced into a film!
What you will need:
Computer or tablet
Screenwriting software (I will be using Final Draft in all my examples, but you could literally do it on paper by hand if you wanted, or even in Sta.shWriter)
If you're brand new to screenwriting, please spend the next day familiarizing yourself with your software and its various features.
Screenplays serve as blueprints for a film. While the director makes the ultimate decisions regarding how the story is told (because the story will need to fit their style), the writer is responsible for the ideas. Sometimes, a screenplay will c
Inside the lab, you see a lonely empty beaker lying on the table, among other evil tools.
It's a very uninteresting beaker.
So uninteresting that lately it's been used as paperweight.
In fact, it's blocking a sheet of paper.
On the sheet you find a crossword and instructions:
Are you looking for something? Solve this crossword!
1. Find the words listed on the word search
2. Use the first 11 unused letters to fill in the blank spaces below.
3. Use the two revealed words to find the location of the hidden puzzle piece.
"Front of Hidden CaveI'm writing my instructionif you think you're bravego on with your deductioninside I will engravewhat's now 'Under Construction'"
Located in my Nameit's Featured, and it sits quietlywaiting for a Freezing coldin the middle of the water
"So this is the thirdof all my six cluesthey told me they've heardabout some "Wow" newsfrom Daydreaming Birdwho loves to confuse
"Find the words below, and the remaining letters will tell you where the Fourth Key is hidden"
This Holiday Season ...I want to wish a WONDERFUL Holiday Season to each and every one of my fellow deviants of all faiths! Christmas is what I personally celebrate, but I want to extend my best wishes to all those who celebrate a different Holiday
Those who watch me, please know that I appreciate you a lot! ... Your support means the world to me, and I want you all to know that soon I'll be organizing features, contests, kiribans and hopefully interviews to help spread the love a little more, so stay tuned!!!
"On the Third Month of the yeara special conjure beginsit's too strong, it cannot waitit marches straight to the Eight"
"I want to ask him a Questionwith all my fancy decorumbut judging from his expressionas if he has seen a phanTOMI'll have to make it officialand ask around in the Forumthere won't be too much discressionbut at least it won't be ARTificial"
Forum Regulars Incorporated - ARTificialphanTOM :iconartificialphantom:
He's a friendly SUNSHINE who has recently become the Official "Forums KING", as well as the forumer most likely to DIE in 2018!!! GGGAAAAHAHAHA!!! Poor Thomas!!! (See here ---> https://forum.deviantart.com/devart/general/2367057/) And today he's sitting here with me to enlighten us about what's on his mind So grab a cup of tea and BRACE YOURSELVES!!! :iconevestareplz:
Tell us about yourself a litt
Oh, you aren't? You are just looking to find something?
Well, maybe I can help you. I like to saw certain things...bones are my favorites. Long, short, old or new...it doesn't matter as long as I have fun.
Besides bones I also like to play games.
Let's see if you like this one.
Answer the 12 questions. The letters that are placed in the purple squares (see the picture down bellow) will show you the keyword that will guide you to what you are looking for.
Are you ready? Here are my questions!
1) The night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
2) The Transylvanian vampire in Bram Stoker's novel.
3) A woman thought to have evil magic powers.
4) A burial ground, especially one beside a church.
5) An apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.
6) Film director known as "the Master of Suspense".
7) A corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions.
8) 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, where the main "monster" was designed by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger.
9) A person who changes for periods of time into a wolf, typically when there is a full moon.
10) What children usually receive by "Trick or treat".
11) 1994 American movie, which was the last one Brandon Lee played in.
12) Pieces of hard, whitish tissue making up the skeleton in humans and other vertebrates.
the ribs crack and spreadrevealing DA's heart[of photography]blood flows throughevery room of the gallerypooling in the dark
1. Find the words listed on the word search
2. Use the first 6 unused letters to fill in the blank spaces below.
Hello! Thank goodness! You have found them!!
I need you to do one last thing, to help us put an end to these creatures....
One of our dear friends was able to escape before this madness ensued, she has thus done been involved, yet....she has the weapon we need to eradicate the Gremtures. She built it herself! It's a replica of a weapon from 1771...bring that *entire* weapon to me, and you will have saved the day!
- Latest Philosopher's Log -
Slytherclaw Musings #23Humm hum hummm.. Call me backward or anything but still I can't get over the bliss of having a smart phone! To be able to see and download my own works via DA app (because somehow the phone can't view the original file I put in desktop ) and put them as my wallpaper.. it feels like I'm allowed to go the unordinary life path I've been choosing despite all the fears & doubts, it's like I'm 100% validated to be who I am with all - like, despite all my flaws I still can have it all!
Slytherclaw Musings #24
Slytherclaw Musings #25Here I am, still can't get over the bliss of having le smartphone! There's something else I noticed from this: there's a part of me that feels that when I got something what I feel to be a bit of too good to be true I tend to think it as something borrowed not fully owned, but in a good way. This strangely makes me feel the sense of ease. It means that there's the possibility that I can get everything I want with way less effort - because 'borrowing' feels much lighter than 'hard earning'/'owning' but somehow doesn't (feel) lessen the benefits/privilege of 'owning'.
Slytherclaw Musings #26Waaahooooo..!! I can't believe I finally won a cash-rewarded trivia quiz (among the other 1,900 people though )!!
Slytherclaw Musings #27Joker Card Academy
Slytherclaw Musings #28I wonder if anyone noticed that my answer format for Do You Know dA Challenge? Win 5000 points! WINNERS has 99,99% similarity to that of the contest holder.
Slytherclaw Musings #29
Slytherclaw Musings #30And another moment of history has arrived: I WON (AGAIN, for the 4th time) THE 2ND TRIVIA-APP QUIZ but what's different this time was MY RECORD FOR THE SINGLE-GAIN SESSION JUMPED STRAIGHT TWICE OF THE LAST ONE'S AMOUNT (since at the moment the prize were only divided among 58 people)!!
Slytherclaw's Curious Case Scrapbook #5So, a few updates on my latest shocking setback of being scammed [Slytherclaw's Curious Case Scrapbook #4] - apparently there have been good things still happening following that sudden slope, and for that I'm very grateful! Maybe life indeed doesn't throw you only the bad stuff after all, I'd take this as genuine source of hope - heck you might have been 'blind' to them abundant light until something was missing.
Slytherclaw Bits #7Eegh.. got a strange dream:
Huntress On the Hunt #5 Deviant Art Icon ChallengeAWWWAYAYYYAAYAYAYAYAAYYY SO HAPPY TO FIND THAT FINALLY I WON - I WONNN - the next best DeviantArt's 18th Birthday scavenger hunt!!
Huntress On the Hunt #6So I'm happy to win a trivia quiz from Deviant Art's Halloween Chat Events [Halloween Chat and Forum Events!], just got to record mah exploit! #triviajedi
- Gratitude of the Day -
So very grateful for the ceaseless gifts & bliss every single day of the eyes, healthy body & limbs every day without a single fail that I can freely move myself around & about & beyond, not to mention the wonderful, consistently working desktop and every other precious tools - such stream of abundance is just priceless!!
+180916 And so very grateful for amazing free video editor softwares!!
God indeed I'm SO RICH already, thank you so much!
- Gifs of the Day -
- LOLs of the Day -
^ Repost, I just love this!
^ No idea of its historical relevance, I picked it just for the LULz.
[SAMURAI SNOWMEN HQ] Critmas 2017: EPILOGUE:iconslytherclawpadawan:
CRITMAS* 2018 PRE-LAUNCH!*NO it is NOT a spelling mistake- Critmas means "Critique at Christmas" AKA this awesome event!
[SAMURAI SNOWMEN HQ] Critmas 2017: PROLOGUE :iconslytherclawpadawan:
SAMURAI SNOWMEN SAGA - Day VI ACHTUNG! :iconslytherclawpadawan:
Fractal-themed Scavenger Hunt!Fractal Art Weekend
Hello and welcome to the first Fractal Art Weekend at projecteducate!
I'm C-91 and I'll host the Fractal-themed Scavenger Hunt!
Sounds scary, but really, it isn't.
How does it work? I will choose some deviations related to the theme, that you have to search and find in the DeviantArt galleries. You'll be given a hint to help you with your hunt, and you will also be able to ask YES/NO questions to navigate through the galleries. WH questions are not allowed.
Where and when?
Sunday, November 18th in the Project Educate Chatroom at 12PM PST / 3PM EST / 9PM CEST.
I hope to see you there!
Closed - Pending SubmissionsDouble Edit!!!!!!!!!!
https://sta.sh/278bjk0aytn?edit=1 MORE KIDS TO DRAW!!!!!
Adding some more kids who can be drawn :3 these are some v precious children give them much love please! A lot of these guys have more detailed backgrounds or stories so if you guys want info just ask ^.^
Edit : so because there are not enough entries at the moment, and I know some people are still working on theirs, the contest deadline is being extended until October 31st
OK SO GUYS, TO MAKE THIS SIMPLE, IMMA DO A QUICK EXPLAINATION NOW, THEN TRY TO EDIT THIS SO IT MAKES MORE LOGICAL SENSE.
WONDERFUL DONATION PEOPLE
:iconyanauta: :iconstarcookie1234: :iconChillsalot: :iconCall-me-Crazy216:
THE CHARACTERS THAT CAN BE DRAWN IN THIS CONTEST CAN BE FOUND HERE ---> https://sta.sh/2tgat5rlng?edit=1
the link will be updated over the next few days or so :3 click on the picture to see the information about them and the other characters they can be drawn with
Halloween Chat and Forum Events!Dear all,
As anticipated, here is the list of all chat and forum events that will be run by the CR team this Wednesday 31st of October for Halloween!
All chat events will happen in the :#communityrelations: chatroom. All times below are PST (Los Angeles) - Please use this time converter to figure out when the events will be happening in your time zone.
Participation points will be awarded to those who partake in events, and winners will be offered prizes such as 3 month core memberships or the equivalent in points!
Deviation Scavenger Hunt with C-91 at 1PM PST
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament with morbidman187 at 2PM PST
Trivia Competition with Mrs-Durden at 3PM PST
Forum events will be posted on the 31st of October, in the Devian
Halloween Scavenger Hunt - Second Round Info I hope you're having a wonderful day! First round of the Halloween Scavenger Hunt is closed now, and it's time for the Second Round!
How does it work:
I will be sending the link to a form with questions individually in notes, only to those who reached the same amount of points and competing for top places.
All details and how-to for the Second Round will be included in the note.
You will have 48 hours from the moment I send the note to answer to the questions. Timeout or not answering at all is equal to zero points for the Second Round. No exceptions.
I plan the winners announcement to be somewhere between 31th October and 2nd November.
Please give me several hours to send the notes! I'm not at my b
Halloween Scavenger Hunt! (closed)Welcome to the UszatyArbuz's Annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt!
Let's celebrate the Halloween together this year again!
I'm SO excited, this is my favorite day of the year! And it's 5th birthday of this even, too! This time the questions are around myths and urban legends For this part of the event you don't have to be the first with the answers to win (I tried to make pretty easy questions )
You can find all details below~
There are ten Halloween pumpkins hidden on my deviantArt page. Each pumpkin is a hidden link to sta.sh file, which is hiding a trivia question, asking to provide an answer. You will get the points for finding pumpkins and answering the questions. The winners will be those who will gather the most game points. You don't have to be the fastest to win! Once you gathered all the checkpoints and found the answers of the trivia questions, send me a
Shoot it Again AC Contest! Hellllooooo Artisan Craaafts!
Contest End: September 30th, 2018
I've got a nifty little contest for you!
You know how all those 2D kids have those 'draw it again' challenges? Yeah well I'm hosting a 'Shoot it Again' contest. There will be learning! There will be fun! There will be prizes!
I just wrote a tutorial about taking good photos of artisan crafts easily because I really want the AC community to be able to take great photos of the stuff they work so hard on:
In order to showcase the idea of taking good photos of your art,
I'm offering some bait to get you guys motivated:
1st Place: 3 Month Core Membership and 2000 points.
Art in contest feature journal.
2nd Place: 1 Month Core Membership and 1200 points
Art in co
Light and Darkness (contest)CLOSEDHello everyone . For such a long time I'm here on DA and still haven't made any own contests ....Time to fix it !
I decided to make this little contest for my watchers and everyone who will be interested in idea of this contest ...So here is my character you have to draw , rules and contest's theme .
1. My second main OC after Whiterose is Ziral bird-like alien dragon .
THEME: Light and darkness . Show her agressive or calm in your artwork ,cause this character devided in her soul and body on two sides . Life was not kind to her in my story.... Draw her in the light or dark form ( also you may put both her forms in one drawing if you want ).
1. Must be digital or traditional
2. No gore and blood ,etc.
3. One submission per person
4. Have a fun!
1st place: 1200
Back to School Contest!Hello Hubbers!
It's time for the next :#ThumbHub: contest. And with September just around the corner (literally, it's this weekend), we figured this is the perfect time to host a BACK TO SCHOOL contest. So get your backpacks filled, pencils sharpened, and notebooks primed. We're ready to rumble.
For this contest, you'll have to choose one of the "classes" below and create an artwork about it. Your entry must be submitted to the group by the end date to be judged! More on this below. Keep reading.
Theme: Back to School!
Make sure your entry clearly represents one of these subjects! Otherwise, you're free to be as creative as you'd like to be with the artwork you create.
Rules: The Other Stuff
This is an ALL MEDIUMS contest, as usual! Create any type of art you'd like.You must be a member of the ThumbHub group to enter, but anyone can join. So go join.Your e
The Summertime contestDo you have little to no knowledge in Macro photography or Abstract & Surreal photography and would still like to get a chance to win some awesome prizes? Then this contest is for you!!
And the theme is... SUMMERTIME.
Maybe I am :iconteheplz:
You must be new or unfamiliar with macro photography and/or abstract & surreal photography.
Your entry must be categorized under the DA macro category and/or the abstract & surreal category.
No obstructive watermarks.
Your photograph has to be at least 900 pixels wide (It is the “Display options” / “Size: 900 pixels wide” widget when you s
All Mediums Cocontest [CLOSED]Hello there!
How nice of you to drop in here. I am sure the word "contest" in the title is what got your attention! Though the "typo" might have caught it too.... But what if it's not a typo?!
How about we move on to this Cocontest, and what it will actually entail?
Most of you know my Coco. The prompt is to make a piece of art that is him. It could be a realistic drawing, an abstract photograph, or even words. It could be anything. This is for all mediums.
For inspiration, here's a bit about Coco:
Coco is a cheeky little thing, he loves to chat. He sings his own songs, is curious beyond belief and an incredibly crappy flyer (I'm serious, I have a bird that can't properly
80's movies everyone needs to see!Fan Art Week
as part of Fan Art Week, I wanted to go over some must-see 80's movies. I have to say, making this list was much harder than I expected it to be since I originally wanted it to be much shorter. Apparently there were just too many good 80's movies to keep this short.
So, if you have some time to waste and don't know what to do, here is a handy dandy list of movies to watch.
If you've already seen them you can spend that time creating fan art of these movies instead. 80's movies could always use some more love!
Beverly Hills Cop
Full Metal Jacket
The Last Unicorn
The Land Before Time
The Little Mermaid
My Neighbor Totoro
All Dogs Go To Heaven
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Breathing Life into a NightmareFan Art Week
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Nightmare) is a movie that is just as old as me (25 years) and was based off a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982. From it's origins to now, the fandom has grown. However, there's a lot of things that you might not know regarding this franchise. Allow me to elaborate on some fun facts.
Disclaimer: Before we begin, let me make one thing clear: Nightmare is not a horror film. If I had to put it into words, I would say it is what happens when gothic and rainbows mesh. The scariest thing is one of Jack's expressions; below. I highly suggest you watch this movie if you have not yet.
About Stop Motion
Stop motion was around for roughly a century before Nightmare came around. Despite that, the first year or so of production for Nightmare was for testing only. Stop motion was first used for The Humpty Dumpty Circus (1898), and while it had been used since, a testing phase was still necessary. Creators J. S
30 Day ChallengeHere is my 30 day Challenge For
So if you were wondering where my 30 days of status updates would lead us... here they are in all of their status-y glory!
It is funny how challenging ourselves to see the world around us in a different light, shows the beauty we have been overlooking.
This has been a lovely journey, I have loved following the stories of: UszatyArbuz, Mouselemur, MagicalJosie, TokyoMoonlight, LadyBrookeCelebwen, craftsbyblue, Queen-Kitty and 21 days with WhiskeyDreamer.
Judges, you will see each photo I took along with the description that I posted in each watch update. Below the description is the link to the individual watch post. Please note: that all photos were uploaded the day of the challenge though due to my health, many were taken the day before posting, however, none were taken more than one day p
Blast From the Past Contest Results!We want to take a quick moment to thank everyone that participated in our Blast from the Past Contest. We had fun organizing it and had some awesome entries come in. Without further delay, here are your winners.
Prizes: 1 Month Core from WhiskeyDreamer
Critique from heartdialect
Feature from Nurturing-Narratives MagicalJoey
Prizes: 1 Month Core from WhiskeyDreamer
Critiques from heartdialect artisticallystrange
Feature from Nurturing-Narratives MagicalJoey
Prizes: 3 Month Core from WhiskeyDreamer
Critique from heartdialect
Commission from artisticallystrange
Feature from Nurt
Calmn downI am a ship,
guided from one lighthouse
to the next.
My way is drawn by buoys;
the ship is tracked by me
and all metereologists anticipate hurricanes.
The compass is cheated by me -
making me pass all ports.
I am a raw steak,
that gets eaten up.
I am broken glass.
In my hand there is a megaphone.
On my mouth is a patch.
In dreams everyone's running away
not reacting on my shouts.
I am hiding from the boogey man,
who only comes when I am scared of him.
When my ears hear consolation,
my heart is ignoring it.
My head is a room
and on its walls the love is echoeing.
I am a stupid idea, love thought of.
In my lowest drawer,
there is an envelope
and it reads alls explainations,
but it’s closed up.
There is a key, which love holds with its sharp teeth.
She bites me like a raw steak.
The blue sky is telling me lies about us.
I enjoy your sad mood
and feeling sorry for that.
While I circulate in figure eight,
everything's boiling over,
and this picture of us against t
How to Write a Pitch!Just what is a pitch?
Sometimes pitch is used interchangeably with query. A query is your 1 page letter to a publisher or agent to get them interested in your book. A pitch can also mean the few minutes you have at a conference to tell them about it.
Pitch is also another term for the log line, or one to two line description, of your novel or short story. The elevator pitch! And that, my friends, is what we're here to talk about.
I know what you're thinking. "But wait, I can't summarize the awesomeness of my book in just one attention-grabbing line! It's impossible!" Well . . . it is possible and you can do it!
How do I write one?
Your pitch should explain the 5 main questions of your story, usually in this order:
Where - When - Who - What - Why
First list it out and then put the pieces together as a sentence. Tweak as needed, and there you go! You've got your one line pitch. Sounds easy but takes a loa
The Gauntlet: WINNERSIn September, we threw down a Gauntlet consisting of nine increasingly murderous prompts. You responded in kind by writing SEVENTY-SIX ENTRIES, traumatising your judges and freaking out onlookers. Better still; no less than seven of you finished all nine challenges in a timely manner.
(This is a strong incentive for your friendly neighbourhood mastermind to make any following Gauntlets even more challenging, somehow - maybe the next prompts need to be completed whilst balancing an egg on the tip of your nose? All options are on the table.)
Judging all the entries was an exciting affair, and lordy how the results pay testament to that. Behold the rankings in ascending order, brave Gauntleteers:
Dragonix, the Tall
StettafireZero, the True
cecegrace, the Knight of the Flowers
BulimicSpacePug, the Titan's Bastard
squanpie, the Queen of Thor
WINNERS - All Hallow's Tales 2017
This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:
:iconcrliterature: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthassoul: :icontheartlounge: :icontandemfeatures: :iconnurturing-narratives:
We've spent the past week
rounding up monsters,
slamming cage doors,
replacing the padlocks on all the chains,
and above all, JUDGING YOUR ENTRIES
for the 2017 All Hallow's Tales Literature Contest!
A THOUSAND THANKS to the JUDGES:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Song of the Mapinguari by ThornyEnglishRose