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Happenings in the Literature Community

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 10:35 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 Results

TWM CATastrophe Contest Results!

November Bi-Monthly Feature


November 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 4

(Cool Cat of the Month. Edition 4: i-do-enjoy-music) :la:


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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

No Prompt this week! Keep an Eye out for Project Details!


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 demonstrated the Family prompt Best? 

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3 deviants said Last ChristmasTommy shoved Arnold off the table as his old mum brought a badly cooked turkey onto the table. “There,” she said in satisfaction, “see? Didn’t burn it this year.”
“Didn’t cook it, either,” Liz commented, pushing Arnold away as he tried vainly to get back onto the table.
“What d’you mean?” her mother demanded.
“It’s not dead,” Fred told her in exasperation.
“Not dead? Course it’s dead!”
He picked up a fork and stabbed it. It squawked loudly and attempted to fly away with its wings tied together.
“It’s just... fresh, that’s all,” she said quickly. “It’ll be dead soon in any case. Who wants a wing?”
“I’m not hungry,” Fred said hurriedly, pushing Arnold away again as the dog yapped irritably.
“What? You vegetarian or something?” his dad said suspiciously.
“I am now,” he replied uneasily, grimacing at the cr
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2 deviants said Home    I never really realized how grateful I was to have a home until I lost the only one I’d ever known. One moment was all it had taken for me to lose everything, a simple opening of a door.

    How many months has it been since the Society took me away from my home? Kenzie Monroe pondered as she looked up from her book to stare outside the window at the slowly falling snow. Since I became immortal and got stuck here in this tiny town with a man that I’m pretty sure practically hates me?
    I think about a year and a half, she calculated slowly, returning to her book. Time is running out….how much longer before the Society gets tired of waiting and just decides to off my family?
    She couldn’t come up with an answer for that question so she read for a while in silence, eventually getting lost in the story. She didn’t even notice that Ellio
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2 deviants said
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2 deviants said SoulmateThe sunrises he is always there,
with a cheerful smile
brightening my dreadful days.
Supporting me
when I didn't want anyone to carry me.
Being there
when I felt no one was.
Whispering sweet words,
that calmed my soul and heart.
Even through the downs
you had my back.
Keeping yourself together,
when I fell apart.
You picked up the pieces
of my shattered personality.
Shaping me
to what I am today.
Seeing the changes
and the paths we have taken.
In the time we have had
and what we have accomplished.
I feel proud
to have you by myside.
The nights we stayed home
playing cards
instead of going out,
we had so much fun.
Then the nights we felt Euphoric,
under the ray of flashing lights.
We were on top of the world
going to the games
and parties.
Making each bad day
or hard day at work,
worth it.
That smile
keeps me going.
Motivating me
to be that carefree.
To not hang on my emotions,
sticking to the light
and not the dark.
For you are my sun,
and I am your moon.
Completing each other
or just
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1 deviant said Family mends where friends endI have always wanted a friend whose mind works the way mine does. It does not have anything to do with comparison; I do not mean to say that I am an intellectual Everest surrounded by molehills, that nobody “measures up to me”. It is just that the way different radio stations are on different frequencies, I wanted someone on my frequency.
My frequency matched others’ in the manner of a Venn diagram (in which each component is represented by a circle, and the places where the circles overlap stand for the qualities shared by the overlapping elements). I “fit in” with many different people, but nobody fitted me.
In school, I used to keep raising my hand until the teacher told me to let somebody else answer. I still remember the time in eighth grade when the teacher asked what whales were hunted for, and I answered “blubber”. A classmate blasted me with a wide-eyed look of incredulity that I have not forgotten to this day. I was the only one in th
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No deviants said Today is your dayThere are lots of people in your life who will come and go. Hold on to the people who has stuck with you through thick and thin and learn to let go of the people who has left you. Don't question why they left, don't think about what went wrong or how you could have fixed it. And for god's sake stop blaming yourself for it. It is not your fault. Just let go. Because people who are meant to stay will stay with you forever. People who care and appreciate you will fight for you no matter what. Yes, it is going to hurt and it will probably hurt for a long time but slowly you will begin to realize that loosing those people was actually a gain and not a loss. You have to stay strong. You have to wake up everyday and tell yourself there are still people out there who loves you and cares about you. And I'm not making it up. There are honestly people out there who feels that way for you. Don't take these people for granted.If there are people out there who takes their precious time to ask how yo

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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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SarcasticCupcake5 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey everyone!
Just here to say I am a deviant who mostly writes poems and short stories.
I love writing!
I also have a book!
Check it out, most appreciated. 

Miss Cupcake! 

My book!
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My page!
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creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hello,

You don't have any folder/category about tutorials ? That could be usefull ^^.

nice day.
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Phabee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good afternoon,
This Group is full of very talented Writers! I offer you the opportunity to spread the word and translate your poetry/prose. Thus, your art will become more comprehensible even for people who don't speak English very well. I am a university student of Translation and Interpreting, so if you're interested in translating your art, feel free to contact me. I can translate into French, Italian and Spanish.
Best wishes,
Fabiana
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icandotoo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi guys. Trying to submit my first ever prompt response. Literally first ever. And the folder claims my submission would exceed the limit of one every seven days. How is this possible? I haven't submitted anything yet, so how have I exceeded my limit?
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