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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

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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:
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(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)


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September 26-October 2

Autumn


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 This or That prompt best? 

64%
9 deviants said MiraclesSlowly, but surely and quite forcefully
The lights are shown upon my new eyes.
It is harsh and I am to sensitive for it.
I keep my eyes shut and they hit him.
I cry
Everyone in the room is crying..
Beep.
Beep.
Beep.
Slower and slower
Finally staling.
And the noise is ringing out into the room.
My new ears ache
Rushes of light and flashes of people
I am scared.
But I pay no mind for what is happening I don't understand
That's why today I am not happy
And I don't smile on my birthday
Instead I weep over a cold stone
Because I killed
My mother
On the day I was born.
14%
2 deviants said The sun and moonThe moon sparkles brightly at night,
where the sun provides us with our ultraviolet light.
Flames dance;
in a hypnotic trance.
As the sun burns hot,
while the moon is in it's hiding spot.
The moonlight dances and the dew seeps;
while all of humanity sleeps.
Under the calming moon,
the sun will quickly rise all too soon.
The moon will go hide,
while the sun will come to provide.
14%
2 deviants said SpotlightShe fled into the woods, hoping that the cops were slow like in the movies. Lindsey should have just stuck around, blown into the breathalyzer, and gone home. All she had to drink that night was a cherry coke. It tasted far too sweet, making her stomach ache as she ran. She hadn't even wanted to go in the first place. Someone shouted "SPOTLIGHT" in slurred, over emphasized speech. Before she could lower herself to the ground, she tripped over something. Lacking any grace, she face planted into the hard earth. The spotlight briefly illuminated the woods in front of her before moving on to her left. Rolling over, facing the direction she had come from, she cursed quietly at the thing that made her trip. As if in response to her bickering, a soft moan sounded off to her right. The spotlight skimmed across the woods again, giving her just enough time to see what was happening. Blood steamed and glinted as it poured from the moaning cop's throat. Tracy was standing over him drenched in bloo
7%
1 deviant said Mission Time with Nightmare and WidowThe shadows parted from Nightmare’s view and he found himself standing in a dimly lit forest. Crickets and other nocturnal insects were chirping around him as were the irritable buzzing of mosquitoes in his ear. The air and the forest floor were moist from a recent rainfall. This and the approaching autumn season made the forest rather chilly.
Through the oaken and pine trees the sky glowed orange from early dusk. It had been around 1:30pm when Nightmare followed the dark portal from his apartment in New York City. Judging by the color of the sky, it was late afternoon where ever he was now. Somewhere in Europe, he guessed.
He heard the snap of a twig and the crunching of fallen leaves behind him. Nightmare turned around to see an elderly woman with shoulder-length grey hair and sharp light blue eyes. The woman looked very out of place in the forest, considering she looked like she left from a formal gathering. She wore a fancy and expensive-looking coat with a fur-lined hood, a

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TheDoorWithin Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! 
I'm taking fanfiction requests. I won't put any restrictions on what you can suggest other than no yaoi, yuri, or mature content of any kind. How many I take depends on how many I like, and this is not first come first serve, so no worries if you need some time to think about it! I write for a lot of different things from movies to video games to select animes, so ask me about them and I'll see what I can do :3 In general, my favorites are KH, FF, LoZ, How to Train your Dragon....but there's endless more, so don't be afraid to ask! :D (Big Grin) 

Simply reply with your request, that's all! :) (Smile) 

~Hannah

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LindaBostic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well Meow-Meow, Meow-Meow, then Meow-Meow again!
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LindaBostic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Add!
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AMSnowOfficial Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Writer

I have created a new poetry group and I am looking for new members. Is anyone interested? This group has no strict rules, just have fun and keep it clean.

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IamSlimTruth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hey fellow The Writers Meow members I finished the first part of my fiction series Symphony of Lute here is the overview you can get it on amazon.com or thecopia.com those are the easiest downloads THANKS! 

The City of Lute faces its toughest time when their fearless ruler King Kendrick has an untimely death. His successor is his son Tabor although he does not have the experience or the heart that his father did, young Tabor takes the throne. Realizing that he cannot live up to his father’s name Tabor slips into a deep depression wishing he had King Kendrick’s guidance. A young girl, Leah from Lute has a special gift that she keeps hidden. A songstress like no other Leah has the ability to bellow out heart melting vocals that literally uplift nature. Whether she is singing to a lonely seed under a pile of dirt or performing for a forest Leah’s gifted voice makes flowers bloom, trees grow, grass sway, and revive dwindling pedals.

King Tabor and Leah path’s cross and Tabor uses his royal standing to force Leah into performing resurrection acts for him. He is willing to threaten, abuse, and even kill to get what he wants. Tabor counts on his top Lute soldier, Lex, to assist him however his goodwill may have another path for him. 

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