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Happenings in the Literature Community

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 10:34 AM


There are a lot of things going on in the literature community right now so I thought it would be a good idea to share these resources and events with you. I will update this regularly as new events come and go. So if you know of anything going on or have an event you'd like featured please let me know!

TWM CATastrophe Contest

TWM CATastrophe Contest!

September Bi-Monthly Feature


September Bi-Monthly Feature

TWM Prompt Collection (Add Prompt Ideas Here For Future Prompts!!)


The Writers Meow Prompt Collection


Monthly Activities


Cool Cat of the Month Edition 3

(Cool Cat of the Month. Edition 3: forever-yours-xo) :la:


(The Scratching Post Topics List. Add topic suggestions here!)

Latest Edition of: The Scratching Post

The Scratching Post Edition 2: CritiquesTWM Scratching Post
:wave: hi there everyone! I’m Rose (aka InklingsOfOblivion) and today I bring you TWM’s latest edition of the Scratching Post which focuses on GIVING critiques.
Before we embark on our journey together, I’ve collected up some articles that have been written by others: what I love is that everyone has a slightly different take on critiquing , bringing a new perspective and fresh ideas to the table.
LiliWrites – this one also has a whole bunch of other articles at the end, be sure to check it out
from Critique-It
by Skarlet-Raven
by neurotype
This is going to be a fairly long post, so grab some supplies and let’s get to it!
Suggested supplies:
:cake: :cookie:
(I’ve made a little contents page which links to different aspects of the article, so feel free to click any of the links below if you don’t feel like wading through everything!)
So, without furt


(Critique Tutorial)


The Writer's Meow News


The Weekly Prompt

October 13-21

Superstitions


Advanced Critique Folder is Open!
For those of you interested in getting some serious feedback on your writing, this is the place to get it. This isn't just any folder though, there are a few rules. Click the link to find out more!

Donation Pool. Points are used for prizes concerning the group

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Literature Community Contests/Activities


:new: New Group ran by SetfiretotheOcean

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:new: VertigoArt is hosting his "Pass the Poem". He is the one who inspired me to do the one OUR group is doing. He is doing it in general, so there will be various others participating. If you liked being in our PTP OR didn't get a chance to sign up, here's your chance.

Pass The Poem 2014 - WorkingThe Poem
Staring into the sun, my mind binds itself to the rays
bending the supple limbs in search for celestial ghosts.
As the curtain swings to cover us, our secrets are safe.
I wonder, will time pass before the sun will again breach defenses?
I have often lost the minutes betwixt night and day,
and the kaleidoscope crepusculum colours me sightless
Leaving me in a daze
The air tastes of honeysuckle and mildew, strangely sweet,
reminding me of memories, and promises that I could not keep.
Moments lost, and sight be found,
I miss the moon, it's subtle glow amongst the dark.
Fantastic swirling galaxies haunt my waking dreams
or have they taken over my conscious thought?
Nothing is certain, safe for the minutes swirling by


I hosted the first Pass the Poem several years ago and had a great turn out. Since then I have done 3 other Pass the Poems and several other group collaborations. Other deviants and groups have adapted Pass the Poem for their own and brough




Two Thousand Words Project

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Two Thousand Words 2014:

"Two Thousand Words is an art and literature collaborative project, where artists and writers get to work together. Last round the writers went first and wrote up drafts and synopses, which the artists looked over and chose a project they wanted to create artwork for. This round however is going to be a reverse round. Meaning that now the artists are going to come up with their art first, and writers will choose something that inspires them to write an accompanying story or poem!"

See link for the latest update in Two Thousand Words!: twothousandwords.deviantart.co…



Writing Resources


Synergy
Live-Love-Write has a new program designed to provide participants with somebody they can count on for help and readership. Participants will be assigned in pairs, and each member in a pair will tutor and critique the other, help with inspiration and writing, and participate in monthly projects and contests.

SixWordStories
A great group to check out, especially if you are low on prompt ideas. They have a large list of some here: sixwordstories.deviantart.com/…

The Literature Community Experiment
New to the literature community? Or perhaps you are just wondering who the community is? Come and introduce yourself!

My Prompt Journal
The Literature Community Experiment continues with the showing and sharing of untold numbers of prompts.

The Latest Love dA Lit Issue (by the amazing IrrevocableFate)
Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.

Glory-Be-Project
A group whose purpose is to get you writing a little every day. They want to inspire you! So why not let them?




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Which Submission best demonstrates the Autumn Prompt Best? 

33%
6 deviants said A Love Like LeavesSubtle, ethereal you reached for my waiting
open hand-as wide as a maple leaf
dried by the rumors of frosted grief
lending green to yellow lost in translating
the passion behind the world's new fragile creating
that will be pressed behind a plastic sheath,
taken with the quick skills of a thief
accustomed to trifles that are breath taking.
But my love, your breath only catches
in the empty expanse you left behind
as it echoes through my hollow mind
seeming to make the sorrowful matches
burn awake with the light of fire
catching the dried leaves in a thick plume of desire.
17%
3 deviants said Autumn WhispersAutumn
A shiver runs up my spine, a cold breeze envelops my hair, blowing it here and there. The cool, crisp clean air fills my lungs, as clouds fly past the sun. As I exhale, I watch as the air attempts to fog, no it’s not cold enough for that yet. I get to wait a while longer for that, thankfully.
I stretch my arms into the air and try to hug the wind, but she blows right through my fingertips. The rustle of the leaves blowing by catches my attention, I see reds, oranges, and yellows as they glide weightlessly down the street. Twisting, turning, jumping and leaping as they travel with the wind, the sound of millions of tiny footsteps fill the air. Down at my feet I watch the leaves as they attempt to evade my upcoming path, my boots crunch down on their helpless carcasses as I continue on.
Dancing and twisting in a ballet to an unknown song, the few leaves that remain in the trees put on one last show before joining their siblings in the wind. Overhead they dangle down like a m
17%
3 deviants said AutumnReds and Golds;
longer nights,
there are pumpkins everywhere.
Autumn.
It's here,
the leaves,
will soon,
fall off the golden trees.
The smell of rain;
fills the air.
Frost covers the land,
leaving behind a crystal wonderland.
Hayrides.
In the pumpkin fields,
after
getting lost in the corn maze.
Picking out,
the one.
Carving pumpkins,
for Trick or Treaters.
Listening
to the rain drops,
patter on the roof top.
While the smell,
of spices
fill the room.
It is autumn,
and soon winter will come.
11%
2 deviants said AutumnAutumn has come with the snowing of leaves
changing their colors before beginning to freeze;
trees become skeletons in the shadows of days
catching your clothing in nefarious ways.
Traveling to forests to set campfires ablaze
the stories become shrouded in ghostly haze;
gourds begin grinning on the cool air of eves
to chase away demons for fear of their deeds.
Like candy so sweet, in patches they lie
ready to harvest for making of pie;
so join together and let us feast,
upon cousin to chicken, the ridiculous beast.
Watching of football can be forgotten, at least
in the moments of eating, honoring deceased;
for soon a changing of season, to one filled with ice
where everyone is judged by who's naughty and nice.
So savor the flavor the colors enticed
for they are all to soon forgotten in items of price.
11%
2 deviants said Call it autumn or fall, you should have a ballMy father's Skype status is "fall season has finally arrived". It was something he put up more than a year ago--all year round, it was irrelevant, until autumn came back again and lo and behold, the status had meaning again.
I found other meaning in that status, too. My father is in his fifties, my mother is in her forties. I can safely say that they count as "middle aged"; they are in the autumn of their lives. They are the last generation to grow up without a cell phone. They can no longer party as hard as they used to. Naptime is sacred and inviolable. The quirks of a settled and routine life characterise their existence.
They are also in the autumn of their marriage: in the spring they wed, in the summer they planted and raised, and now in the autumn it is time to reap what they sowed all those years ago. I am talking, of course, about raising children. My brother and me. Both of us are adults in our early twenties now.
They say sixty (or is it fifty?) is the youth of old age. The
11%
2 deviants said AutumnHubert is jumping in the heap
That I worked for hours to pile.
Leaves scatter, and the wind picks up.
Autumn makes that young man smile.
Hubert steals an apple or two
(and a pear once in a while)
I pretend that I don’t notice.
Autumn makes that young man smile.
Hubert’s knocking on my front door,
Mud drips from his boots to my tile.
Hubert asks me to take a walk.
Autumn makes that young man smile.
We are back from hiking, and cold,
Having trekked for many a mile.
He takes cocoa, and I drink tea.
Autumn makes this old man smile.
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No deviants said Leaf~ The chances of her ever being with Terra had now dropped to exactly minus ten percent. ~
The gentle, almost graceful way in which the colored leaves fell down, leaving the trees nude, bald and ugly, couldn't distract Aqua from the current situation. She sighed wearily, as she looked out of the dirty window. She made a mental note to clean them this weekend… if it didn't rain, that is. But she couldn't bring herself up to do it now.
She followed one particular leaf with her eyes, until it quietly fell on the ground. It was a soft, wine red color. Just like Kairi's hair.
Red leaves had always been Aqua's favorite ones... But not anymore. She prefered the brown ones now, the ones that looked dead and crushed, both from the outside and the inside. Not the fire-kissed ones, fresh and spicy, but the forgotten, burned ones. Why? Because she felt exactly the same as those. She remembered a time when she had loved to collect different kind of leaves of all shapes and sizes. She

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flamespeedy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Please give my story a read
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rstevenson1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Do I have to give constructive criticism to other members despite my inexperience?
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I am open for commmissions
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Eternal-Storms Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello,

I want to share some fanfiction I will be working on with this group, but I'm unsure which folder I'm supposed to submit that genre in. Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Thank you ^^
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