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
The Writers Meow Prompt Collection
Cool Cat of the Month Edition 2 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
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 Weekly Prompt
September 14-20 This or That!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!medoriko.deviantart.com/
It is on the right side of my Page.
New Group ran by SetfiretotheOcean 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 Two Thousand Words Project
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 have often lost the minutes betwixt night and day,
and the kaleidoscope crepusculum colors me sightless
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
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…SynergyLive-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?