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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 21, 2011, 9:36 AM

Critique folders

The Advanced Critique folders are officially open! :w00t: Before you rush off to submit there, please read the instructions on this deviation first...

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This is our hopeful attempt at gaining equal feedback on a higher level. I, as well as the other TWM staff members, will be participating in giving critique for this venture, but there's no way we can critique it all. For this to be successful, we need your help as well. To gain, first you have to give... the way many real critique groups operate. This is not the place for those seeking more comments or faves, but a place to post for future revises. A place for hard feedback.

You DO NOT have to be a dA subscriber to submit to Advanced Critique. We don't care what symbol you carry in front of your name, as long as you like to crit. If you do not understand how to go about giving a critique, you can consult the guides in the main Advanced Critique folder. You may also note us and we'll be happy to provide you with working examples of crit given to those on dA.

For now, we have subfolders for poetry and prose. If they fill up more than expected, we may add genres as well. At the moment, we are imposing NO LIMITS on submissions to the Advanced subfolders, as long as you first critique a TWM member and fill out the form. As the subfolders fill up, we may impose limits, but for now... critique away! :)

Please note... if you already have a deviation submitted to TWM that you wish to submit for Advanced, please do not ask us to move it. All you need to do is yank it from the galleries (please note us if you are unfamiliar with how to do this) then resubmit to TWM when the Advanced requirements are met.

More folder news

Please ignore the folder marked 'February' for the time being. EmmyIsAZebra will be cranking out some prompty goodness next month that will involve weekly contests and points galore. Be sure to watch for it! The prompts she has in store for you all are delicious.

The 'Transgressive' folder has been deleted, since we've had all of four devs posted since the genre folders first opened in October. The four deviations it contained went into the genres that were the next best fit (general, horror, and romance). If you have a transgressive genre deviation and question on where it should go, please don't hesitate to ask us.

For fanfiction, we've had a few questions about where to place those. We do not, nor will not have a fanfiction folder set up. You may post them in whichever genre you feel fits your fanfic the best.

TWM in the news!

TheWritersMeow has been featured with an interview in :iconirrevocablefate:'s latest Love dA Lit news article. You can check out and fave the article here -->…

More dA lit news

:new: :iconnycterent: wants your opinion on how to improve dA's lit gallery… .

:bulletblack: :iconsoul-poets: Will be starting weekly features via blog and news articles. From their founder: Our literature on Deviantart is starving, and the only thing we can do about it is join together and give each other exposure. Soul Poetry Features is about poetry produced from artists that deserve recognition. You don't have to join Soul-Poets to be featured, but it helps to receive notes and comments from artists about poems they are really proud of. Thank you!

:bulletblack: :iconsixwordstories: has started their 52 Week Challenge. The one for week 2 : Write a story involving one specific colour without mentioning the actual color… .

:bulletblack: :iconeditorialsquad: has made some exciting changes to their critique system, and are looking for staff members… .

:bulletblack: :iconbeta-readers: is in dire need of betas… !

:bulletblack: Literature news section on dA.

:bulletblack: Past lit DD's.

:bulletblack: Dev Lit on Twitter.

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Which Submission best demonstrates the Prose Prompt best? There will be one winner from each category. 

9 deviants said Oh, look it's a flower.It's not the street I usually go down, but for some reason that day I turn down a different road.
It seems strange doesn't it? the fact that doing the same thing every day, breeds someone to do things they shouldn't. It makes a person question life on the other side, tarnishing their good rep over something small and incoherent to their values and moral standards. This is a quandary, one that sits ever well inside my heart as I step softly from the pavement to the dirt.
These steps take me passed a few trees, this poses as odd to me. In a forest with only a few trees, it seems more like an orchard. A small one at that, but who cares really about such details.
Delicately, I pluck a small apple off of the tree. It is not round like the others. It is unique, and special. I refuse to eat it, so I simply place it in my backpack and continue. The apple bounces back and forth in my back and I realize it will bruise and be unimportant to me at that point. I reach into my bag and pull it out. I
8 deviants said A Walk around the Writer's BlockIt's not the street I usually go down, but for some reason, that day I turned down a different road.
The twisted black shadows of trees played like lattice work on the cobblestone floor. I didn’t bother looking back to see the other path; I was all too familiar with it already.
Besides, it lead to a house full of blank white pages and crumpled quill pens.
I didn’t want to deal with that right now. The whiteness reminded me of a gleaming teeth, faintly yellowed, juxtaposed next to black ink.
The ink were hollow, staring eye sockets, I imagined.
I shuddered at the thought.
The shadows playing on the ground suddenly struck me similar to a rib cage, but what did the coiling black bones protect?
A twinkling laugh, like the sparkling of stars made my vision rise from the ground. A lovely woman, dressed in a cream colored frock waved her greeting to me.
I felt myself turn rosy and gave her my greetings. She went on her way, doing her best not to laugh.
I couldn’t blame her.
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