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A Welcome and Rules

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 11, 2010, 8:26 AM






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Our purpose and mission:


This group is designed for writers looking for constructive criticism, writing tips, and encouragement. A place for those truly wanting to improve their skills. We can all benefit from positive feedback and become better writers with one another's assistance.

The Writer's Meow showcases everything from fiction and fan fiction, to poetry and songs, to nonfiction articles and essays. Seasoned writers and novices with a dream of writing are encouraged to join.

Kitty emoticon by Chaosgoettin

Joining the group:

:bulletblack: Hit the button titled "Join this Group." Hitting 'watch' will only allow you to view work, not submit.

:bulletblack: We'd appreciate it if you place our icon in your journal or our link in your signature to show your support.

:bulletblack: Don't forget to comment on other club members' submissions - that is why we are here. And be sure to mention you are visiting their deviation from TMW. That way they can pay you back in kind.

:writer: by arrioch

What we accept:

:bulletblack: Prose... both fiction and non-fiction

:bulletblack: Fan fictions (with disclaimers please)

:bulletblack: Novelists... we will accept all of your chapters, not just the first one and/or prologue. Please refer to the submission guidelines for more.

:bulletblack: Articles and writing tips

:bulletblack: Poetry and songs

:bulletblack: Visual poetry. Photography/artwork with accompanying literature in the artist comments section are also accepted. Please note... we will accept these forms of media ONLY if the literature is YOUR OWN WORK. The image does not have to belong to you, but it MUST be credited in the artist comments section.

:bulletblack: Sorry, NO comics or manga. We are first and foremost a literature group.

:bulletblack: No scraps! If it's not good enough for your gallery, it's not good enough for ours, either.

:bulletblack: The deviation must be a proper deviantArt literature submission. A cover photo with a link in the artist comments section to another site where your story is posted will be considered spam, and will be declined.

:bulletblack: This should go without saying, but all literature must be your own! Posting someone else's work without written permission or at least verbal consent is considered plagiarism. All stolen work will be declined and reported.

Kitty emoticon by Chaosgoettin

Submissions:

:bulletblack: Due to the amount of members here, we can only accept ONE submission per deviant per week. If you submit more than one within a seven day period, we will chose one for you and the rest will be declined. Sorry, but we want to try to avoid becoming an 'exposure only' group.

Novelists... again, you are welcome to post all your chapters here, but we ask you to please respect the submission limit rule. If you wish your other chapters to be read before they can be submitted, including a link to them in your artist comments would be prudent.

:bulletblack: There are no limits or minimums on word count.

:bulletblack: There are no rules here pertaining to ratings. We will take them all. If your deviation contains adult themes, please make sure it is marked as such and/or the mature filter is on. We do not wish to censor, but our audience is very broad. Please be respectful.

:bulletblack: We do not deny work based on quality, but we do ask that you post your best work possible. Run your work through a spell check, and recheck your grammar/punctuation. If there is something in particular you need assistance with, be sure to include that in your artist comments.

:bulletblack: We now have gallery folders! The featured folder is no longer open for submissions, but will be saved for contest winners, DDs/DLDs, and member recognitions.

To submit, go to gallery page, scroll down to find the appropriate folder, and click the '+' sign. You can also enter the gallery folder itself and click 'submit to this folder.' The genre folders can be accessed directly from the group's home page as well, for your convenience.

If you don't know the category of your submission, please note either the group or one of the gallery moderators. If your submission is a chapter out of a larger work, submit to the gallery your story as a whole fits into. Member submissions are run through on Sundays and Wednesdays. Hopefully this will give you all time to read at your leisure.

Please DO NOT send your own submissions to the group favorites folder! They will be declined.


:writer: by arrioch

Advanced critique:

This folder is meant for members looking for more than just comments and encouragement. Operating on a crit for a crit system, it is for those looking to take their writing to the next level. For more on what this project entails, click here thewritersmeow.deviantart.com/… and here fav.me/d370hbx




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Which Submission best demonstrates the Halloween Prompt Best? 

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3 deviants said Rotten Candy    "Trick or Treat time, Mommy! Trick OR Treat!" Shouted Naomi. She was tugging on her blonde wig, and snatching up her plastic pumpkin bag. I had told her she had to wait fifteen more minutes. She sat and stared at that clock completely motionless like a coiled spring, but once the second hand hit the twelve on that last minute she let out all that compressed energy. She bounded around the house, checking her reflection in every mirror she happened by. "Mommy, Mommy! Let's go!" Naomi ran past me to the door. I still needed to clean up the mess we'd made with the face paint. "Mommy we are gunna miss it! Gunna miss it!" she fell dramatically to the floor at my feet, knees bent, hands folded. "Lord, tell Mommy she needs to hurry up or sh'll make us miss Halloween." She had her eyes open, glaring at me while I wiped up the last few sparkles.
    "Hey now, you know better than to ask for those kinds of things. How about we ask for a safe Halloween?" I suggested as I we
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2 deviants said :thumb491302593:
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1 deviant said Trick or treatSpices fill the air,
fall is here.
With the pumpkins,
and many apples.
They fill the need;
they need
for fall.
Halloween creeps,
around the corner.
People prepare;
for the trick or treaters
and the spook filled night.
The night,
filled with mystery.
Even more so
with fright.
Where the moon;
shines extra brightly.
It rules the night,
the bliss continues;
even the adults dress up
like the kids.
Being someone else,
while getting drunk
with everybody.
Sweet drinks,
and sweet snacks.
Zombies and
witches.
They come alive;
the heros
and villans.
Crowd the streets,
searching for adventures
and sweets.
But the night ends,
they go home
with their treasures.
Then they wait;
for next year
to be another character
and gain their yearly treasures.

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