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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!

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 2:wave: Hey everyone. Welcome to the 2nd Edition of: Cool Cat of the Month! 
Here at TWM, we like to reward those that take the time to be active within our community here. It can range from participating in the weekly prompts, reaching out to us about various things, taking the time to suggest prompts/contests/etc or just being an overall helping hand as a member. We take all of these into account when selecting the person each month.
In case you forgot, this is how the Cool Cat of the Month works:
1. The Admins and myself ultimately choose who gets to be selected. However, suggestions are NOW open.
2. No member can be featured in back to back editions. You can only be chosen every other month.
3. Your prizes will include: An interview that will be featured in the edition, a deviation of YOUR choice to be placed in the Featured Folder, a feature at the end of the article, said article will be placed in both a "Cool Cats of the Month" folder AND on the front page until the next one

(Cool Cat of the Month. Edition 2: SetfiretotheOcean) :la:

How To Topics Bank

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

Latest Edition of: The Scratching Post

The Scratching Post : Foundations in Character FOUNDATIONS IN CHARACTER
The revival has arrived; the tips & tricks blog is back, baby! And I'm honored to help by bringing you our first journey into the delicious, delicious cheesecake that is the world of Literary Prose! So grab your fork, spoon, knife, spork, spnorf, or whatever else you use to absorb nutrients and let's dive in!
You’ve just written the most interesting, most lovable, and most memorable character in all of the literary world. So you think. Too bad there are libraries and warehouses stocked with books housing a protagonist just. Like. Yours. Congratulations, you’ve written the Mary Sue or Gary Stu. A character with either no flaws at all or so many flaws it physically hurts my brain, ribs, and spleen when I read about them. A character that can take your novel from New York Times Bestseller to Waste of Times No-seller. It’s that important. And I’m here to make sure you don’t shoot your career in the foot by shoo

(Foundations in Character)

The Writer's Meow News

The Weekly Prompt

September 14-20

This or That!

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 It is on the right side of my Page.

Literature Community Contests/Activities

:new: New Group ran by SetfiretotheOcean


: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 colors me sightless

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 brought a minor collaboration to many people. Collaborations themselves can bring together many artists from various mediums to work together on one project bringing a new standard of quality to their work. I invite everyone to participate in this event, whether you have never written before or you are a New York Times best selling author. It only takes one line to

Two Thousand Words Project


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!:…

Writing Resources

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.

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

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.

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 Anything goes prompt best? 

3 deviants said Blurred Lines by icandotoo
3 deviants said MilkI’m a gallon of milk. I lived in the dairy aisle until this afternoon when a woman came to buy me. I was so excited to finally belong to someone. I had a good feeling about her, too. She was very gentle with me, and she even put me in front of the shopping cart so I could see everything. I couldn't wait to get into her fridge.
We went for a ride in her car. I could tell that she lived far away from the store because it was a long ride. I was in a bag, so I couldn't see anything, but the music was nice and relaxing. She was a very careful driver, so the ride was nice and smooth. When she took me out of the car, I could see her neighborhood. It was very beautiful with lots of huge trees and houses. I instantly fell in love with my new home. 
We went inside and she set me on the counter for a second while she put the butter away. Just as she was getting ready to put me in the fridge, a strange man busted into the kitchen. He wore a ski mask and all black clothes. I was con
2 deviants said On The Other HandOn one hand, it was the only way to survive – on the other hand; could she really live with herself?
When the children were placed before Masozi, who was shaking like a leaf, they were told not to cry. They held somber faces – they knew the sacrifice they were making – and they shed no tears for the life this woman was going to take.
They told her, “thank you, Masozi, don’t cry for us, please.”
Masozi was not nearly as composed; she wept, quaked, vomited and cursed. She tore at her hair and yelled for death to come and take her.
“No, no, my lady,” said the children, “your name is Masozi; not for the tears you shed, but for those flowing from your enemy when they see you coming.”
So she stood, raised her sword, and, keeping her eyes shut tight, she swung with all her might. She stayed to see the two children be buried – and she lauded their families for the sacrifice and nobility – before she went out, alone, to fac
2 deviants said little infinitieswe are finite. 
trivial in the vastness of eternity, and
bound by the limitations of life.
but our own little infinities,
those hopes, dreams, and wishes,
traverse throughout time
and linger in a million forevers.
2 deviants said Till the Last Petal FallsDeep red of lush roses
desperately clinging to a life
that is not their own.
They flush,
akin to the blush,
across turned up noses.
Can they see the lack
of faith in their luster?
Or is it a lost cause, no hope?
Merely a blunder,
of false feelings from a flashback.
Veins of brown death sweep
through the petals;
drying them as it goes.
Sighing at their passing
youth that wouldn’t  keep.
Fade away departing, used,
faithless lover.
Nothing delicate rotted the stems;
only the struggle of intimate needs
against a tangible suit.
Graceful fall of once sweet carnations
allows the pain to be brushed away;
into many places:
hidden in the hug,
snug next to the jaded motions,
buried in isolation.
Dingy meaningless leaves, that are
no longer green with jealousy,
darkened to hate.
The past lays waste
to those too stubborn to reprieve.
Wilting decay, vibrant in niceties,
expressing lost ecstasy and desire;
an avoidable death of vibrancy
wrapped in unmistakable longing,
sits on the table re
2 deviants said UntouchableDo you remember the time
When we were
No one could reach us
No one could hold us
We were one
We were one
Now we are two
And there is nothing
Holding us together
We are fragile
Each on their own
Each on their own
We are breakable
No longer invincible
Every crack in the glass
Causes a splinter to fall
The façade is crumbling
The façade is crumbling
And I am breaking
While watching you burn
You are burning up from inside
And I can't take what is around me
This is the end of us
This is the end of us
And nothing we can do
As we are
Too far apart
Inside and out
We were
1 deviant said I Have a Question...I'm certain there's no shortage
Of disdain for humanity
Given our long history of
violence and profanity
But I've discovered that it's
Almost too easy to find
The faults the reside
Within your own kind
It seems that one's stance
Always turns on a dime
And we see it happen
Almost all of the time
You might be confused as to
What I'm trying to imply
Don't worry about implications now
Just let me explain why
So if man does something stupid
Society dwells into a horrid dismay
And says our species is done for
Though we're progressing anyway
But when a man does something right
They say their faith is restored
As if the world's good natured people
Were never there before
Now my question is not asking
If you have faith in mankind
But I figured you might
Want to keep that in mind
So anyway...
If you have a special person
( I'm not saying that you do)
Who you love more than anything
Who means the world to you
A person you have hope in
No matter what the cost
If you believe in that single soul...
No deviants said PussydeathTeeth to tear your limbs apart
And growls to tear your soul
He smells your fear
Will disappear
And rip out your heart
Like a giant cat he moves
With stripes and whiskers and claws
The last thing you’ll see
His tail it will be
When it’s your eyes that he removes
You will be dead
The giant cat
Will eat you alive
When you have bled
Your blood is shed
And you cannot survive
No deviants said Killer Kids 2, BethanyCan you keep a secret?
Promise it's safe?
Do I have to threaten you just in case?
My name is Bethany, I'm not that stable... if you compare me to my twin sister Mable.
Marble is the smartest, she's the best.
Just flat-out better than all the rest.
My parents loved her more you see...
So I have to change that favorite to me.
I got a glass bottle, colored black.
Now it's my time to attack.
Right before bed, I smashed the bottle against her head.
Her pretty face cut with black shards. 
I could help but laugh very hard.
The black bottle splattered with red.
Now its time to take her to "bed".
I buried her in the back yard...
I never thought I'd get this far.
My name is Bethany, and I'm not stable... if you still compare me to my dead twin sister Mable.


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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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Saturnflower Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I am open for commmissions…
may i be feature here
Eternal-Storms Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer

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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MoonstreamFeline Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to visit this page more! great stuff.
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cruisnick Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Damn, I love this group. There's always something happening in here. The idea of "Pass the poem project" is simply awesome. Eagerly waiting for it to begin.

Keep up the good work you guys. Your hard work in maintaining this wonderful group is very clearly evident and I for sure hugely appreciate it. Clap 
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