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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 Submissions best demonstrates the Prose and Poetry Prompts Best? There will be one winner for each catagory. 

4 deviants said The Alarm Clock, The Match, and The Postcard     Mrs. Nolan of room number 103 at Van Dyk Retirement Center wakes every morning at precisely eight o' clock. Once she gets out of bed she then proceeds to greet the day with some music at eight ten. She delightedly turns the radio on with her old, knobby hands and is rewarded with the majestic sound of Beethoven's 9th Symphony blaring out of the small radio's speakers for all to hear. Mrs. Nolan shuffles excitedly to the window and flings them open, yelling a joyful "Good Morning!" to the world.
    After completing this ritual Mrs. Nollan slips out of her room and dons her trusty slippers at eight fifteen. She goes down the hall as fast as she possibly can for a woman of her age yelling, "Good Morning!" to anyone who passes, or just for the fun of it. Nurses cheerily return the good morning as Mrs. Nolan goes past, for they have long given up to quiet her. Groans and rumbling remarks are heard from inside other residents' rooms as they are awaken from their
4 deviants said Ripe PlumsRipe plums are falling,
Juices weeping from bruised skins,
Summer's 'might have been.'
2 deviants said Now is the Summer of Our Discontent Chapter 3Alarm clocks are stupid.
My mom always sets an alarm clock in the morning.
 I told her that it was summer, and summer means you’re supposed to stay up really, really late and then sleep until it’s too hot; but she said It’s Important to Keep a Schedule and that It’s Better for My Health and that People Who Stay Up Late Have Insulin Problems and We Already Have Diabeeetus in Our Family.
Mom talks too much.
She set her alarm for really, really early in the morning. The sun wasn’t even up. Mrs. Trencher wasn’t even up.
Sally’s dad was up, and he was mowing the lawn with his shirt off – like always – and I could see all of his chest hair, so I couldn’t eat my breakfast, even though my Mom told me it is important to Get Protein to Balance Your Blood Sugar. I don’t even know what that means, but I told her that my blood sugar needed to get in line behind my stomach vomit, because my chair is exactly across from our kitche
1 deviant said HaikuTime is going by
So slowly and yet so fast
I cannot keep up

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