LadyLincoln's Workshop: The Lady and the Rogue

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July 23, 2008: LadyLincoln is reading the entries currently and will respond on the 27th. Meanwhile, have a go at critiquing the entries:


The Only Fish in the Sea by ElijahSnow
Dipped Within a Sea by leoraigarath
Durst and Ellen: Part I and Part II by :devquietcritic
On Exchange by JinShiranai


It was love at first sight by ChellieBelle
Rogue by daowns
Space Farer by TheLightsWentOutIn99

July 13, 2008

LadyLincoln is deviantART's newest Literature Gallery Director, but she has already settled into her work here: her focus area is literature chatrooms and clubs. She's also our resident romance writing expert, which is why we're very excited to present her workshop to you. Take a look at her free-for-all challenge.



Most romance writers will tell you that you cannot always have a well told story or poem that does not include that beautifully woven aspect of “forbidden romance” that draws together your two principal characters. Part of that mystique for us is the beauty of how that foremost relationship begins, how passionate that love becomes – and whether or not our characters will be forever united.

Your primary task for this workshop will be to write a truly romantic piece, in the most traditional sense, centering on our two main characters, and in bringing their romantic relationship to life. There is also no word limit for your prose, as I am a firm believer in allowing the words to flow freely until one’s work feels entirely “complete.” Should you choose to write a poem, feel free to use any “inspirational” references at your disposal to do so, but make sure you focus on the ever-important love that these two individuals share. I hope that for those of you who may not feel comfortable with romantic themed writing that this workshop will certainly give you a chance to delve into something new.

:postit: Remember

This workshop is for both prose and poetry. Please do not submit more than one entry.

:postit: How to submit

Submit your entry as a new deviation or scrap and send us a link to it in a note. The subject line of the note should be "LADY AND ROGUE". Entries must come in on or before midnight (GMT/UTC), July 23. LadyLincoln will respond to the entries on July 27.   

:postit: How to accept critique

:bulletblue: Always thank the critic. This gratitude must be as sincere as possible, even if you did not like the critique given, because the critic has taken time to offer his/her opinion of the piece.
:bulletblue: If you do not like the critique, it is not necessary to mention so. Simply thank the critic and move on. You can always ignore their suggestions, while not making a scene of it.
:bulletblue: If you are unsure of what the critique means, feel free to ask the critic what s/he meant. Building rapport with your critic is one of the best ways to survive in a workshop and to learn. If you want examples, ask. Similarly, if you like the suggestions given, mention it. Critic's have feelings too. :)
:bulletblue: In the unlikely case that a critic offers rude/sexist/racist/etc comments, feel free to contact Writers-Workshop in a note and we will try to help you. A decision regarding the rudeness of the critique will be taken, and if we're not sure ourselves, we will consult with one of the GDs or anyone else high up on deviantART.

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I thought the DEADLINE was the 27th. God dammit I'll just submit this one late...