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Winners Hall of Fame



2013SS1


1st place: :iconmardefune: with fav.me/d66hvap
2nd place: :iconsouthernwriter2: with fav.me/d652a8r

2013SS2


1st place: :iconmeloannechen: with fav.me/d6kapqx
2nd place: :iconlugal: with fav.me/d6kgghx
3rd place: :icona-wakefield: with plynwfire607.deviantart.com/ar…

2013SS3


1st place: :iconbonfirelights: with fav.me/d6vexwu
2nd place: :iconsouthernwriter2: with fav.me/d6ule9s
3rd place: :iconrhaevyn: with fav.me/d6twae7

2014SS1


1st place: :iconmardefune: with fav.me/d78e674
2nd place: :iconwhippedblueicecream: with fav.me/d77k30t
3rd place: :iconnicolaigrey: with fav.me/d72xq4k

2014SS2


1st place: :iconsouthernwriter2: with fav.me/d7lanhz
2nd place: :iconwhippedblueicecream: with fav.me/d7lrvo7
3rd place: :icondobbyscookiesock: with fav.me/d7k6ofp

2014SS3


1st place: :iconypplejax: with fav.me/d7y7og1
2nd place: :iconlugal: with fav.me/d7y2u9k
3rd place: :iconnicolaigrey: with fav.me/d7xwgy9

2014SS4


1st place: :iconlugal: with fav.me/d8851di
2nd place: :iconsouthernwriter2: with fav.me/d884bed
3rd place: :iconbrodskales: with fav.me/d89eara

2015SS1


- 1st place: :iconmodji-33: with fav.me/d8han00
- 2nd place: :iconkt-munson: with fav.me/d8jwytw
- 3rd place: :iconpeacekeeperd: with fav.me/d8kv178

2015SS2


- 1st place: :iconlugal: with fav.me/d8vwlmb
- 2nd place: :iconareksandura: with fav.me/d8vrx44
- 3rd place: :iconanimaraven: with fav.me/d8vtr2j

Deviants

Hi Everyone! I've submitted the new quarter twice, and both times it's expired from submissions. I dont know if the admins are around right now to approve it, and i dont know when they'll be back so Im going to add a link to it here: fav.me/dd4kg6t where I published it to my own journal. Sorry for the inconvenience.  

ALL MEMBERS: keep in mind the S-S-Competition-Entries folder in the gallery is for contest entries ONLY, per the rules in THIS journal ;) read them before submitting to the gallery or your submission will be deleted. Thank you!!

 


Covers for the 2019 Short Story First Quarter Contest:




Secret's of the Deep by Perry-Pictures & Time Is No Object by Perry-Pictures


2019 SS1 - Schedule of Events:  

Submission Starting Date: Jan 05, 2019. Submission Deadline: Mar 05, 2019
Review and Award Reveal Date: Winners will be announced by Apr 1st, and we will begin the 2nd quarterly challenge of 2019!!!

RULES


All entries have to follow these rules:
1) No fewer than 1,000 word count | No more than 10,000 word count, based on the image of the quarter (writers choice of two pre-made covers each quarter).

2) The title of the cover you select needs to appear somewhere in the body of the text for your entry to count toward the contest.

3) Must mention contest its being submitted for in the deviation description.

4) All entries must be submitted to the SS Comp Entries album in the group gallery.
You choose one of the two covers and write a short story around it that meets the 4 rules (the 4th rule tells you where to submit it). If you win, you are awarded the prizes listed for your placement (1st, 2nd, or 3rd). No covers are awarded. We award short story reviews, DA points, and free publicity via journal announcements about your work.  Quarters that include book trailers as prizes will be annotated as such from the beginning of the quarter.  Please direct any questions you have about the contest to Comical1 and she will be happy to answer them for you.

The prizes for the 1st quarter will be as follows:
FIRST PLACE:
1) 60 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

SECOND PLACE:
1) 30 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

THIRD PLACE
1) 10 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

Important Information about the timeline
I know most if not all of our contestants are always anxious to hear the results, so I felt a little breakdown of how the timing is planned was in order:
-Each contest last 3 months total, making it possible to have 4 quarters per year.
-The writing and entry portion of the contest last the first 2 months for contestants to get their entries finished
-The judging portion of the contest last 1 month, allowing the judge(s) time to read all the entries and make a fair decision for the winners (but Im a procrastinator and read them at the end, so if you need an extension, just ask!)
-Prizes other than DA Points are awarded between the day the winners are announced and the end of the following quarter *DA Points are awarded immediately

ALL aspects of the breakdown per quarter provide excess time for irl issues that can and do come up. (Not just for the contestants, but for the host as well)


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A big round of applause :clap: to our 2018 SS4 writers clara-01, DrZime, ratscout, & PeaceKeeperd for their entries, which are located at > www.deviantart.com/writers-gui…

Here are the reviews for the PREVIOUS quarter!!!

SS4 Reviews:

"The Treasure He Chose” by clara-01 at fav.me/dcrjxha 2,842 words
Mélodie Rivers delivers her version of "Secrets of the Sea" in this fantasy tale.  In such a short stretch of words, we visit three generations of siblings, all with the same secret shared between them though they don't always know it. The dialogue can be a bit clunky at times, but I wonder if perhaps that isn't due to the period-piece nature of the story setting.  The descriptions of the fabled dragon are rich in detail, and his plight was genuinely engaging. "He was the size of a navy ship, his scales were like bronze, his eyes were golden, and he had long silver whiskers and eyebrows that would float gracefully under the waters when he swam.  But what distinguished him was a special pearl hidden below his chin, as dark as the twilight. The dragon had found it in his youth, nestled on the seashore, glimmering in the sands." The kings covetous and greedy nature, the pearl's power and punishment, and the intrinsic and extrinsic sources of bittersweet heartache were three things the good-natured dragon had to not only encounter, but willfully choose how to perceive them. I think "The Treasure He Chose" is an outstanding feel-good fable, family friendly, and really does read like a classic.

"Cassidy Only Has One Secret” by DrZime at fav.me/dcrivfe 7,653 words
Emily Weber delivers another chapter with another character and species in her Galactic Universe series.  Each story stands on its own, so you can read it individually or all together. I'm thrilled to have been able to read the collection as it has evolved and as each one builds on the other.  There are so many layers to this story, and yet it is still so straight forward. At its core "Cassidy Only Has One Secret" is the story of an interrogator who interrogates a prisoner.  Then Emily layers it with psychoanalysis, empathy, self discovery, and more.  I feel this story also examines the value of happiness and companionship and the artwork adds nicely to those emotional details.  Emily's universe has a way of bringing out the bleeding heart in us as readers, and each time she introduces a new character or conflict, we discover how much it is possible to sympathize with the type of characters we would otherwise dismiss and disregard through other lenses.  

"Monstrosity” by ratscout at fav.me/dcrivfe 6,561 words
Natasha Weber pens us a first-person internal monologue in letter-like form but consider carefully before reading, as it covers sensitive topics like rape, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and self-loathing. Natasha's version of "Secrets Of The Sea" involves a withdrawn, scarred and frightened loner (Lucinda, the girl narrating) and the wonderful, similarly wounded, beautiful poet (Lucinda's love interest Jeremy).  While we want to empathize with our lead character; I think Lucinda's self imposed isolation makes it difficult to connect with her.   Stunting her development socially, artistically, etc. creates an underdeveloped personality and mentality that is hard to relate to as readers. Not only is her primary character trait fear, her personal protectionisms have turned her into somebody who is so introspective that they're on the verge of narcism. Lucinda has become so focused on her own seclusion that the only person she's concerned with is herself until Jeremy decides to talk to her, and even then the focus shifts back to her as he coaxes her into sharing about herself.  What Lucinda tells us she loves about him is how much he reminds her of herself.  "I noticed how you didn’t like to answer your phone. I notice how you hated driving unless you knew exactly where you were going. You were exactly like me.  You were exactly like me."  At one point, perhaps self consciously, Lucinda acknowledges this hunger to be the center of attention: "People like you and me sit in the shadows and we don’t know what it feels like to be the hero and so we seek out things that make us the center of attention and that make us the hero"  She is her own villain, banishing herself to the shadows, and she wants to be acknowledged for having the strength to rise out of them too.  

No matter how she ended up in that dark place she does muster the courage to rise again, and her triumph comes in the form of writing a list of things she loves about herself without using Jeremy as a catalyst for strength (I like this part, thinking positive about herself instead of leaning on someone else to be positive for her).  Her self-depreciating mentality made it hard for her to write the list, but behind her protectionisms against anticipated judgement, Lucinda has been singularly self focused all along and Jeremy's role in the story reads as an external vender validating her self worth. Even as someone who has personally experienced the same trauma Lucinda infers suffering, I couldn't rationalize Lucinda's actions, but that doesn't mean others wouldn't be able to (maybe others can and have).  I think Natasha recognized her character's flaw, as she drove Lucinda to see her own her self worth toward the end, creating the personal growth she desperately needed and which every story ultimately wants. It's really hard to tackle real world issues like these, and I applaud Natasha for rising to the challenge.  Tackling real world issues is sometimes more palatable in a fantasy setting too; and there were some great fantasy elements to the story like the colosseum, wiring peoples brains (literally), and Jeremy's fable-like birth from the sea.  I would have loved to learn more about those aspects of "Monstrosity" that were sprinkled in.  

"FRONTLINES ONLINE” by PeaceKeeperd at fav.me/dctkr62 9,261 words
Gena has drafted a vision for the future of VR gaming.  Gena describes everything in great detail, from the lead characters room and desk set up, to the loading screen and gamer wardrobe - the only thing that wasn't made clear was how the VR game mechanics work. I was curious in the first two minutes of game play how Mika was able to feel the fall to the spawn pad, how she was able to dust herself off, jabbed at her hunky VR boyfriends chest, or even deepen a kiss. How was all of that possible with a simple, display screen VR headset plugged in to the computer tower with a usb port?  Geeky tech stuff aside, the game they've logged into starts up a massive event, and the players are shuffled into a briefing room where they're told their mission.  The game itself sounds genuine and plausible like something we'd see in gaming today, including the MMO player local chat comms and of course the trolling. When Mika is verbally assaulted by another player, he calls her a tranny and once again I was pulled out of the story, thinking "this doesn't make sense - how would he know her real gender at all if her in-game avatar is a woman?"  There are plenty of people who game other genders besides their real-world gender and no one is ever the wiser.  To bring gender bullying into the VR world did not make sense to me but could easily be fixed by telling us (the readers) how the other player knows Mika is a trans-person in real life.  I appreciate the way Gena included the Contest Cover title into the game "Escaping Paradise" being the mission itself, off the planet Paradiam.  The action-packed event proceeds to play out and its an interesting read, from the different capabilities of the characters based on their class (healers, dps, etc) and level; to the enemy forces and their capabilities.  I wont give away the ending, as it creates a wonderful opportunity to expand this story even further in future works. I think the characters could use a little more development to help identify them, as they all seem to swing from one polar identity to the other without cause, which makes them all feel generic and like they could literally trade bodies and still be the same person; but overall a fun and creative tale that could lead to even more stories with greater development.

Thank you for entering, I know some of my reviews this quarter were more critiques than in the past, but I do want to say - its much easier to dismantle something after it has already been built, than it is to build it from scratch - so take my opinions with that in mind and know that hindsight is 20/20.  I hope you enjoyed the challenge and I look forward to seeing you again in future quarters! Without further adieu, Here are our winners:


The SS4 of 2018 contest winners!



- 1st place: :icondrzime: with fav.me/dcrivfe
- 2nd place: :iconclara-01: with fav.me/dcrjxha
- 3rd place: :iconpeacekeeperd: with fav.me/dcrivfe

The prizes for the 2018 4th quarter are as follows:
FIRST PLACE:
1) 60 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

SECOND PLACE:
1) 30 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

THIRD PLACE
1) 10 DA Points
2) Featured in the Writers-Guild-DA & Comical1 journals
3) Featured on Comical1's Personal winners hall of fame journal fav.me/daayjn3

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ATTheOmnipotent Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2020  Student Writer
To those who might read my fiction: If you are interested in reading more about it, you can go and follow me, so you stay up to date with the latest chapters and news about Marvel's Renegades and any other of my upcoming fanfics!
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Is this group still doing critiques?
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner May 25, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Do you accept these kinds of articles?  The article 3 (E) - AWAKENINGInformation. Education. Mental practices.Available in Russian and English AWAKENING Hello, dear friends! Before I begin my story, I want to note that the knowledge I share comes from the original source – my higher Self and the teaching system, which is part of the Creator. These are not egregors thought forms or information received from others. Note that the information I receive is not directly available to everyone, it depends, figuratively speaking, on the individual built-in antenna and a sincere desire to turn it on. Nevertheless, a lot of people have this antenna, but they don't know how to use it. I am not engaged in channeling, I get independent information and answers to my questions only when I express my intention. Also (I think this is a more important aspect than others), people who receive higher spiritual knowledge are obliged to share this knowledge with others. It is not necessary to carry it in huge masses, but we must transfer it to at least one person, otherwise there may be "acidulation" of communication channels, and a person loses the ability to communicate with higher energies. Let's go to the main part. Imagine a pyramid. The base is our perception of ourselves, and the top is the true state of things. I'll start at the top. My dear friends, for many this will be a brain explosion, but sooner or later you will still come to the realization of what I am about to say. We are just energy, light, vibration, which is being observed. In quantum physics, there is a theory called the "Observer effect" (Hawthorne effect), which is when observing a phenomenon or a particular particle inevitably changes its parameters. So, we are these particles - rotating tetrahedrons and photons that form the Merkaba. And biological avatars are the programs that affect our perception of each other. Yes, for us they are totally real, but it is like living in a dream, at that moment our consciousness perceives the dream as the only true reality. If we explain this in familiar language, the structured souls are computer programs consisting of numbers, letters, and icons. This is how operators (the subtle structures of the material world that are our "architects") see us. They themselves are also programs, but basic, written in 0-1 code. When we come out of the body shell, our codes, figuratively speaking, break down into basic ones. Then the operators write a new program for us, and we come back in a new design quality. The game itself, where the holographic characters pass through the levels, is the illusion in which our consciousness arrives. Therefore, awakened people do not just know about it, but feel themselves like the structured energy of the Absolute. They pass into a new quality of consciousness and literally become citizens of several worlds. Fears disappear, opportunities expand, and people enjoy every moment, allowing the Absolute to live a bright, rich life through avatars. Any experience loses its division into good and bad. And although our consciousness still catches the negative signals of the biological body (feels pain, hunger, discomfort), it no longer perceives it tragically, but perceives it from the position of an operator who can adjust the program. Dear friends, I have given a schematic, very crude example, but in time you will begin to see the whole picture in its true light. This image will be as clear to you as now you see the grass, the sky, the city... Believe me, I've been through it all. I was twenty-one when a one higher civilization decided to show me the structure of our planetary system. My husband then said that I, standing at the window, suddenly fell into a trance for five minutes. I was breathing, blinking, even reacting to his touch, but otherwise I looked like a wax figure Madame Tussaud's. Then I really experienced astral travel outside of time and space. Having moved away from the Earth at a decent distance (this is a conditional concept), I saw our solar system as if on a TV screen. The stars were gone, but I felt that their energy was present in an unmanifested form. All the planets, including the sun and moon (they are considered planets in Astrology) turned into luminous balls. Each had its own color spectrum and pulsed in a different key. It looked like the human chakra system (by the way, I did not know anything about the chakras at that time). The Earth was shrouded in a luminous Golden net. Later I learned that this grid is the magnetic grid of the Earth and it is synchronized with our corporal avatars. In fact, this grid is responsible for our health and the health of the Earth at a dense level. Let’s continue. What prevents our awakening? First of all, it's fears. They can be manifest (they are much easier to work with) and unmanifested, that is, located in our subconscious. But since there is a category of fears that is necessary for people of three-dimensional consciousness, we cannot get rid of all the "anchors" at once. As you move toward awakening, many fears will be erased automatically. However, you need to start with trust in yourself and the Universe. There are many different practices for balancing this part of the energy, but you must always choose the one that resonates with you, upon acquaintance with which your intuition will tell you "Yes". Also, let your operators (the teacher system, the higher Self, the guardian angels) synchronize the situation so that the necessary practice simply manifests itself in your life. Let's move on to the concept of "allow". To allow is to have an intention. I have already said that you should always express your intention. But thoughts and words coming from the brain are not our intention. True intent is in the heart and it advertises our sincere willingness to act to achieve the goal. Note, not to receive a gift like manna from heaven, but to act. I'll give you one example. You have a cold with a high temperature. Getting sick is not a pleasant event, so it is natural that your brain will be set up against the disease. However, there is a secondary benefit hidden in your subconscious – the disease gives you a mental rest from a job you don't like, for example. In this case, the person will recover for a long time, because his true intention is not to recover, but to rest. By the way, all types of colds usually originate from a subconscious desire to avoid responsibility or trouble, to hide from any problem. Therefore, children often get sick in those families where scandals occur, the kids just hide from the situation they hate. But if you are a mother of three small children and wish them happiness and prosperity with all your heart, then you will recover in a few days, if you do not "erase" the disease in a few hours at all. And this is a real example from my life, showing how intent works. A few years ago, I suffered a serious muscle injury because I ignored the warning of my guardian angels. And in order to protect me from more serious consequences, they made me "hard format", in other words, confined me to bed. Of course, after thanking the angels from the bottom of my heart and promising that I would no longer ignore their concern, I calmly began to work out my mistake. However, my mother, without realizing it, expressed her intention to take the mission of my accelerated recovery on herself, which in the our reality was voiced by the following phrase "Anna, you will be helped quickly to get back on your feet by strong stress". Her spiritual curators accepted this mission gladly and, adding bonuses to my mother's karma, carried out the intention. As a result, the next day my mother went to the hospital. And what do you think now? My mother was right. I, accordingly, having a sincere willingness to help her in everything (intention), briskly, like a goat, rushed to the hospital and spent almost the whole day there, completely forgetting about my own indisposition. Of course, before that, I took painkillers (rupture in muscle tissue is very painful!), but my husband still doesn't understand how I managed to get out of bed. Sincere intent works wonders, dear ones! The second essential part of the path to Awakening is love. My dear friends, don't confuse it with attachment and passion. True love is not associated with the pain of loss and desires, especially carnal ones. True love is present in our heart regardless of the circumstances, you can even feel it physically, as something hot in the solar plexus or as a motivating force to do something gratuitously for other people. Almost everyone who lets this energy into their heart begins to cry involuntarily at the initial stage. Don't be afraid of it. In this way, the physical cleansing of toxins and alignment of our subtle energy plans (bodies) takes place. You begin to feel relieved, as if you've lifted an impossible burden. Allow yourself to enjoy this cleansing process. Love also erases our fears, negative thoughts, and karmic blocks. (Karmic blocks are programs that prevent the expansion of consciousness and not allowing us to believe that we can be operators of our lives.) People often say, "make room in your heart for love". It is in the heart (fourth) chakra Anahata that love is born. This is the borderline chakra that unites the physical and spiritual aspects of a person. Growing, the energy of love rises higher and turn the throat (fifth) chakra Vishuddha on, which is responsible for intuition, creativity, beliefs and communication with the higher Self. In the same way, the sixth chakra Ajna (third eye) is activated, which makes a person develop the ability to clairvoyance and healing. This chakra allows us to see the world as divine, non-distorted, not as our three-dimensional thinking usually presents us. And if the seventh chakra Sahasrara is activated, then the person reaches spiritual enlightenment. When all seven chakras work in maximum mode, a person passes into the guna of goodness (sattva-guna), he begins to live consciously, in harmony with the world and himself. But there is another chakra – the eighth, it is located in the unmanifested field of human, and just its opening leads to Samadhi (Awakening). In this case, the person energetically merges with the energies of the Universe and during meditation can reach the Nirvana. But most importantly, his attitude to life and to himself becomes completely different. Moreover, the awakened people are not obliged to practice yoga, they just begin to live in accordance with the divine plan and get real pleasure from life. But most often it is through meditation, especially through ancient yoga techniques, that it is easier for a person to come to Awakening. I note that this requires a teacher (guru) who not only knows these practices but is dedicated to them. Otherwise, yoga will only be a health-improving exercise for you. I will explain that the chakras are never turned on chaotically, as some healers claim. They turn on from the bottom up, and when turned off, they slow down their rotation from the top down. The chakras never can be completely disconnected, at least a small flow of energy, but it passes through them, although this is not enough for good health. Especially bad for physical health, if there is a problem with the three lower chakras. The eighth chakra is completely disabled. And you can start it if the other seven chakras are working at full power. Treatment of the chakras can be found on the Internet. There are many ways: color therapy, emotional therapy, theta rhythms (music), acupuncture, bioresonance, minerals, etc. I will answer your silent question right away. I don't practice yoga. I opened all my seven chakras with just one intention. But my eighth chakra is still closed, meaning I didn't reach yet the Awakening. And the third is a sense of freedom. Our thinking, contaminated by fears, prejudices, and misguided beliefs, limits our capabilities. We put barriers to ourselves, having a fear for our lives or fearing to go beyond comfort. Here are a few common beliefs that literally poison our lives: I am too old to go in for sports, start studying, understand something specific, etc.; genetic diseases and cancer are incurable; the world is hostile and unfair; everything that is unproven by scientists is a lie; without material wealth, we cannot be happy... It should be understood that while we have a corporal shell (the program for the biological body), then, no matter how much we believed that the bullet never go through our bodies, this does not work, the bullet can come into our body like a knife in butter. But we can correct the program with our pure intention, and then the bullet (by chance, as many will believe) will not touch the vital organs, and we will survive. Note that it is not always possible to rewrite karma. The ability to rewrite it should also be considered in the program. As a rule, the main events, as well as the time and method of leaving the dense plan are written in the Contract of the soul. Contract of the soul is the commitment we made before the incarnation. Yes, we participate in writing our karma, just as we choose our avatar. Remember the analogy I used with a computer game? So, the avatars of all the manifested and unmanifested worlds for past, present and future incarnations were created simultaneously. It's like characters in different games, they are always present. It's just that some are being used now, others are still untouched, and there are those that are temporarily forgotten. By the way, we can contact any civilization, even an ancient one and one that is not yet in the concept of our linear perception of time, because they all already EXIST. Let's go back to freedom. The flexibility of our thinking and neuro-linguistic programming (affirmations) help us get it. Flexibility of thinking develops well when we periodically immerse ourselves in children's perception of the world. Try to remember what it felt like to climb to the top of a tree as a child. Were you afraid of falling? Did the height frighten you? Did you think it would be difficult for you? Did you have any thoughts about how your parents would react? Why now, when we take on something new, often tell ourselves that we will not be able to solve this problem, look back at the reaction of other people, and fear their judgment? With this approach, we are unlikely to be lucky. Children's perception of events, when there are sincere intentions to achieve what they want without looking at past experiences and predicting future options, is something that modern people lack so much. By the way, it is the level of flexibility of thinking that will determine whether affirmations work for you or not. The fact is that we are usually influenced by what we believe in. Athletes would never set records if they doubted their abilities. Let's sum up. The first and main steps to the Awakening are to get rid of fears and inertia of thinking, self-belief and acceptance of divine plans, selfless love, freedom of choice and pure intention. Dear friends, the Awakening not only opens our eyes to reality, but allows us to escape from the wheel of Samsara. And already on the way to the Awakening, our attitude to life begins to change dramatically for the better. With infinite love, Anna))) ------ 
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NightLigt Featured By Owner May 8, 2020  Hobbyist Writer
are we still active?
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InvisibleSniper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2020  Student Writer
Thx for accept
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'I have an amazing story waiting on you guys. Come check it out! I cant wait to post the rest. Leave a comment please!
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RidgewayFiction Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Chris here.

I've started submitting my ongoing Fantasy Novel "Village of Spirits" to the Novel Chapters folder here. It is my hope that I'll get you all hooked on my work.

Meanwhile, I'm definitely interested in meeting and talking with as many of you as possible. Message me, comment on my page, ask any burning questions you may have if you do indeed get hooked, and I'm happy to read your works in return and offer thoughts if they're welcome. Hope to talk with lots of you soon.
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themoldysausage Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I have a writing question. I've created a character who's a superhero. As a hobby she enjoys spelunking. I want her to have a job as well, but I'm not sure what sort of job she should have. Any suggestions?
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ThePoeticPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Professional Writer
I'm not sure if you've already gone forward with this idea, but something that occurs to me would be a park or game warden. It's the perfect job to take them away from civilians (where they can do superhero stuff in the open) and there's tons of caves for them to logically have built the interest from. It also gives you the freedom to move the character around to different locations that all are good settings, because there's national parks all over (and she could even be called over to consult with a canadian park if you wanted to move the plot up towards the arctic for a story, as an example).

If you already came up with something else, I'd be interested in hearing more about your character. I love indie superhero stories!
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themoldysausage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I ended up deciding that having a job didn't effect the plot, so she wouldn't have one. But thanks for the suggestion.

And, the character's pretty cool. She becomes the host body of an ancient greek sorceress' spirit and uses her powers to fight evil. It's a pretty cool story. I'm close to publishing the first chapter, so go ahead and watch my page for when it comes out.
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