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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!

Pass the Poem Attendees List

Pass the Poem Project-Sign Up is now CLOSED!

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

The Writers Meow Prompt Collection

Monthly Activities

Cool Cat of the Month: Edition 1:wave:
Hey guys!
Welcome to the 1st Edition of Cool Cat of the Month. I wanted to do something monthly to reward active members in this group, so I thought this would be an awesome way.
Here is the rundown:
1. For the time being, Cool Cat of the Month will be chosen by the Admin and myself. Later on I may open it up to suggestions from you guys. Kind of like DD's or DLR suggestions
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 is chosen.
4. These articles will be put out on the last day (give or take) of every calendar month.
5. Some ways you can stand out: Participating consistently in prompts (or contests/projects), engaging with other members in

(Cool Cat of the Month. Edition 1: icandotoo) :la:

How To Topics Bank

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

:new: Latest Edition of: The Scratching Post :new:

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

August 27-September 2


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 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 participate and maybe a little vision and as artists, vision is noit one thing we are lacking.
How It Works
First each interested deviant must send VertigoArt a note to sign up. You

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 Scene Challenge Prompt Best? 

4 deviants said Time's Illusion~ It's true what they say about death. When it happens to you, you know it's over. ~
"Oh, but I didn't order-" I protested loudly, but it was in vain.
The older lady beat me to the punch by saying something in what I would guess was Chinese. She resolutely pushed the plate into my chest, then turned around and left my table, her head held high.
What the actual hell?
It came out as a question, because I wasn't sure what to make of this. Quite honestly, I also wasn't so sure if I was ever going to visit this Chinese restaurant again. First that tall, quiet, red-haired guy who worked here and kept glancing at me when he thought I wasn't looking. Now this old lady acting weird to me and giving me stuff I didn't ask for… This was a strange place, that's for sure.
Or maybe it's just been a long day and it's all in my mind. Wouldn't be the first time.
Since she wasn't going to take it back, I decided to do with the order as I pleased.
With tha
4 deviants said Fortune"Your life is in danger. Say nothing to anyone. You must leave the city immediately and never return. Repeat: say nothing."
I am finding it hard to believe that they’d resort to this type of scare tactic over a little possibly spoiled chicken, but... whatever… I pick up my check and pay the bill, tucking the fortune into my pocket.
“You will leave town now, yes?” the hostess holds the door out to me, her voice loaded with concern.
“I will leave, no,” I reply.
“You must leave. Leave now! Never return. It is not safe,” her eyes look toward the kitchen worriedly. She's acting like a bad actress in a film noir.
“No, I go home.”
"No! Home not safe. You go now."
"Listen: you've got the wrong guy. I am not in any danger, except from that chicken - it was off." I tuck my wallet back into my trousers and head for my car.
It is a long ride home – too long. My stomach is queasy – too much duck sauce, I think.
I make it home a
3 deviants said Fortune CookieA fortune cookie.
They're always so...
Cheesy, yes, that's the word.
Oh well, they're fun
Tearing it open.
What kind of message is this?
"Your life is in danger. Say nothing to anyone. You must leave the city immediately and never return. Repeat: say nothing."
It can't be true.
No way, fortune cookies
Are always so cheesy.
Later at night.
I kept the message.
I don't know why
It can't be true
But four nightmares later,
I know
I have to leave.
Knitting needles, yarn,
Money, sweaters,
Leggings, hairbrush-
Oh, I always forget you,
Toothbrush, come here-
The bus is empty this late
Nearly midnight after all
Shadows play there,
Strange and dancing
Was that a knife?
Just a shadow, just a shadow
That's what comes out of my
Sweat dripping
Eyes squinting
Why are we stopping?
It was true
It was a knife
Oh God
Oh God
I did what you said
I did it, I left!
"Too late."
1 deviant said
No deviants said Scene (for reference): At a Chinese restaurant, your character opens his fortune cookie and reads the following message: "Your life is in danger. Say nothing to anyone. You must leave the city immediately and never return. Repeat: say nothing."...


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LindaBostic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Add!
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.


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 or 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. 

Jchrispole Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Yes! I'm definitely looking for creative criticism. Especially for a particular story I'm working on. Sign me up! 
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I need your help getting readers preferences:…
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