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Chapter 01: Basics and Looking
Chapter 02: Composition and Location
Chapter 03: Lighting
Chapter 04: Light sources and WB
Chapter 05: RAW & Basic Editing
Chapter 06: Gear
Chapter 07: Categorising Guide Part 01
Chapter 07: Categorising Guide Part 02
Chapter 08: Architecture
How to: Update your deviation
How to: Reduce noise in your photograph
How to: Create a Feature
Photography Resources List
My FAQ 2.0
Seven Tips for (Beginner) Photographers
Exposing the Artisan Crafts Gallery with Talty
5 Reasons To Buy A 50mm Lens
Feature Log 2015-2017
Feature Log 2018 and onwards
You See a Wineglass, I See a Bridgeslender glass expressions
wildThere is no map
misalignmentour hearts became a pair
I'm Not A Light To Be HiddenThey try to keep her from me.
aries in the first house.call me tigress of wicked tongue,
xxvi. Chamomile girl,
xxvii. Your heartbeat
xxviii. It's the lines that sorrow
xix. Your words line
xxx. We take shots of honey
xxx. it doesn't matter anymorei blinked hoping it would whitewash the
Anthology: Strange BeautyTidepools
At Least You Save MeTu, che dal grigio dei miei giorni mi salverai. E l'inverno dagli occhi mi asciugherai.
I cry with herMy daughter won’t stop screaming and crying in the middle of the night. I visit her and ask her to stop, but it doesn’t help. My husband thinks I am crazy. He has never heard her. But I do. I hear my baby. She has been calling out for me since the day I lost her. I want to hold her. I want to comfort her. I want her to know I am here but it is like she doesn’t hear me. I want her to hear me.
Four Words“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” The four very distinctive words that she would repeat over and over and over again. She never told me what they meant. I had to figure that out for myself. She had written them down in all of her notebooks, carved them in the walls, in her brain. She carved them in my brain, too. Sometimes she’d be laughing manically when she said them- other times she would be sobbing, hiding herself behind her thick hair.
Scratching in the Walls“I can hear them in the walls,” she said, pulling on the hem of her short white dress. Her dark hair had fallen in front of her face, but I could still feel her fear. I crossed my legs, readjusting my notepad and gripping my fountain pen tighter in my hand.
The End of the World“The world did not end in a bang, or a whisper, but rather, one scream at a time.” Her icy blue eyes were staring at a point in the distance, she didn’t seem to notice I was there as she let herself slip into her thoughts. “I still remember when that happened.”
Highway to Hell“A deep dark secret?” Alannah sighed, looking at Jeremy. “You’re on a roll with the weird questions lately. First the decision thing, now this.”
The Road Less Travelled“Bloody hell, I think you know what moment that would be for me,” she said, looking at him. “I think the most life-changing moment for me was the day I decided to leave that place.”
Mirror, Mirror.When I look into the mirror, I see nothing. There is no reflection, and it is as though I never existed. But I did, a long, long time ago. I remember my long blond curls weaving down my back, my bright green eyes looking back at me. The white summer dress would sway in the breeze coming through the open window. But that’s over now. My blond curls, my green eyes, they’re gone. All that I once was is gone. I can still hear my mother’s cries at night when I roam the hallways of the old house. The soft carpet on the floor always felt so comfortable underneath my bare feet, like walking on clouds. But I don’t feel that anymore. The steps of the stairs would creak underneath each step you’d take, but my steps are soundless now.
We flyAnd now
SacrificeI can see my bones
Write It To MeYou tried to capture the ocean with your mouth
Inner DemonsThree teaspoons full of sugar and a bottle of painkillers.
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Publishing Week: IntroPublishing Week
Hello all, and welcome to Publishing Week at projecteducate!
The theme this time around is Publishing in the Modern Era. The industry changes fast, so we're here with an up-to-date overview of various types of publishing. Join us for tutorials, interviews, tips, resources... and gifs of Jane the Virgin (TV's most glorious author.)
Here's the schedule for the week, July 16th to 20th:
MONDAY - INTRODUCTION
AM: Intro by akrasiel (you are here)
PM: Do’s and Don’ts of Submissions (+ a publishing glossary) by TheBrassGlass
TUESDAY – POTATO FESTIVAL
AM/PM: Please STOP ME: Publishing for Potatoes by BATTLEFAIRIES
(with FuzzyHoser, DamonWakes, akrasiel, and GDeyke)
WEDNESDAY – TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING
AM: Traditional Novel Publishing by akrasiel
PM: Take Rejection Like a Pro! by Zara-Arletis
THURSDAY – INDIE/SELF-PUBLISHING
Please STOP ME: publishing for potatoesPublishing Week
Being dreamers, we sometimes imagine our stories featuring prominently in our favourite magazine or lying in a bookshop’s window waiting to be picked up. The idea of getting published appeals to us... and our egos. Ego is something we have at least a little bit of, or else we wouldn’t trust our prose and poetry to paper to begin with. And as writers we also have a very vivid imagination, but sometimes these two perks can play tricks on us when it comes to the world of publishing.
For this guide, I spoke with:
professional editor, and
authors in print.
They're here to stop me from being an absolute starchy root vegetable when jumping into the wonderful world of publishing and doing something regrettable.
Let's get this potato rolling:
A publisher is someone who publishes stuff. You send h
Traditional Novel PublishingPublishing Week
So you've written a novel. You've edited, gotten beta readers, polished that sucker 'til it shines, and you're ready to enter the wide world of the publishing industry. Where do you start? First, here's what you DO need:
a finished manuscript. (Only non-fiction can be pitched before it's written.)
Here's what you DON'T need:
money. It's always free to submit novels to legit agents and editors. Reading fees for novels are scams.cover art or other illustrations. I advise writers not to commission art ahead of time, since the publisher will want a say in all images that go into the novel. It'd be a shame for your money to be wasted.publishing experience or a big following (known as a "platform.") Novels stand on merit alone!
Step 1: Pitch Materials
1.1: Query Letters
You need to write a query letter, sometimes called a pitch. These are 1-page letters that introduce your bo
Take Rejection Like a Pro!Publishing Week
After months of hard work, sweat, blood, tears, and the sacrifice of at least half your soul, some publisher has sent you a rejection notice. Maybe it's a form letter and you aren't even sure they read your submission. Maybe it's a kind but firm "No thanks!" or a two page rant on why they didn't like what you sent. Every writer gets rejected, and you probably know that. Still, what to do as you sit there with that letter in your hands? Well . . . here are 6 easy steps to handle that rejection like a pro!
Step 1. Admit you have a problem.
Is your piece polished - every 'i' dotted, every 't' crossed, every heaving beast and and throbbing pens put to rights?
Did you follow the publisher's guidelines - submitted in the right format, the right font, word count, and any other requirement for that pa
Deviants in Print: Connor PetersonPublishing Week
Connor Peterson, (WriterOfStuff) writing as Peter Dawes, the USA Today bestselling author of The Vampire Flynn Series and Deathspell, published through Crimson Melodies Publishing, LLC., of which he is one of two founding members. He is a Philadelphia Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and an assistant for the Philadelphia Free Writers Association.
When not writing and revising, rewriting and revising again, Connor spends his time on the road showing off Crimson Melodies wares at conventions in the Northeastern U.S., moderating or participating in panel discussions about the LGBT+ writing community, LGBT+ themes in comics and fiction writing, and fiction writing in general. While doing all of that, he’s also trying to keep up with his four children. My first question is obvious…
Self-Publishing for YouPublishing Week
I think nearly every writer has started out hoping to have their name printed on the cover of a book, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. There's also nothing wrong with not doing that the traditional way. You're allowed to self-publish for yourself and not worry about selling books or creating a following. I know, because I did it. And it's not as hard as you might think.
A Quick Intro
A couple years ago, I was really itching to publish a book. But I knew I didn't want to go through a publisher. I also didn't want to deal with all the hassle of marketing and trying to sell it. I really just wanted a book that had my name on the cover and my stories on the inside. Simple. Getting it at the lowest cost possible was also a concern, because two teenagers and a couple dogs doesn't exactly make my checkbook overflow. I started searching the internet for a way to accomplish this and have
Deviants in Print: Jae WallerPublishing Week
Jae Waller aka akrasiel - dedicated Community Volunteer and a familiar and helpful presence around DA’s Literature world - grew up in a lumber town in northern British Columbia. She has a joint B.F.A. in creative writing and fine art from the University of Northern British Columbia and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Now living in Melbourne, Australia, she works as a novelist and freelance artist.
Today I’m talking with Jae about her recently-published debut fantasy novel The Call of the Rift: FLIGHT, on sale now from ECW Press. From the ECW website’s synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods
Publishing Week: Wrap-UpPublishing Week
Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!
In praise of those deviants who gave us some of their time so we don't lose too much of ours figuring out how to publish, let's hear it for all these fine people providing material for and shouldering this week's Educate! You are treasures, one and all.
We hope this has been an informative, inspiring and encouraging week for everyone reading these articles and we shall leave you to it with a flourish and a hearty 'goodbye, and until next time'!
16th Monday - INTRO
AM: Intro by akrasiel
PM: The Do's and Don'ts of Submissions by TheBrassGlass
17th Tuesday - POTATO FESTIVAL