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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

August 27-September 2

Untouchable


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 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
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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 Scene Challenge Prompt Best? 

43%
6 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?
"…Thanks?"
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
29%
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
21%
3 deviants said Fortune CookieA fortune cookie.
They're always so...
So...
Cheesy, yes, that's the word.
Oh well, they're fun
Sometimes.
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.
Packing.
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
Wait
Was that a knife?
No
Just a shadow, just a shadow
That's what comes out of my
Mouth
Sweat dripping
Eyes squinting
Why are we stopping?
No
No
It was true
It was a knife
Oh God
Oh God
I did what you said
I did it, I left!
"Too late."
7%
1 deviant said
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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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Eternal-Storms Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member 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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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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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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