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FotoFriday: coming at you~Welcome to FotoFriday at #CRLiterature #6!
We brought FotoFriday back by popular request a little over two months ago. Last week, Nichrysalis featured this image as a prompt:
Here are the pieces this image inspired:
Please share your thoughts and comments (and even favorite ). They've posted their work for the world to see, and we thank them for getting involved!
How does FotoFriday Work?
Every other Friday we will post a photograph from a deviant's gallery that we find intriguing and interesting. Using this photograph as a prompt, you are encouraged to write something—anything—based on it. It doesn't matter what form of writing, how much you write or even whether you end up with a complete piece—this is all about the prompt and what it inspires!
Being Historical with doughboycafeHistory is cool. I could try to explain why, but if you aren't already interested, there's a better way to get on board: read and/or write historical fiction. Only...I can't say anything there, I don't know anything about historical fiction!
Luckily, dA has a strong cadre of historical fiction writers. I (metaphorically) sat down with one of the outstanding, doughboycafe:
What is "historical fiction"?
I think that it is, quite simply, fiction set somewhere in history. Though it usually draws on one or more actual events, we get to make up the whos and the whys and the hows.
That isn't to say it isn't accurate, however. Historical fiction, good historical fiction, is well researched and the details of the time period, social situation, and culture should reflect real ideas, technology, and cultural values.
If you have to do the same amount of research, why not nonfiction?
I guess that all depends on your
Being Real with PoesdaughterThere's nothing better than a good story...unless it's a good story that also happens to be true. And that's why we have an entire genre known as "creative non-fiction." It doesn't get a lot of press on dA, but essayists like David Sedaris and authors like Mary Roach and Jon Ronson routinely make the bestseller list, and rightly so. Creative non-fiction isn't limited to essays and memoirs.
Which doesn't say what creative non-fiction is. Thankfully, better minds are on hand to answer that question.
While PoesDaughter is new to dA, she's no stranger to creative writing—her master's thesis is a series of creative non-fiction essays.
What is "creative non-fiction"?
Oh, geez. This very question always sparked interesting "discussions" in my creative writing classes in college, and I don't think anybody had like definitions! I mean, this is something that's been up for debate for...
Trust me, I'm publishedWith all the absolutely solid stuff floating around about avoiding scams, I wanted to take a look at when you can and can't trust what someone is saying.
Before I get into that, here are the journals I have in mind:
All these guys have a good chunk of real-world publishing experience. Specifically, SadisticIceCream and DorianHarper have or are currently working directly with well-established publishers, and I'm pretty sure tiganusi would voodoo death me if I made shit up so you'll have to ask him what he's done.
(PinkyMcCoversong has a ton of resources and industry experience, and vglory is a local deity at Absolute Write, plus an expert in the world of erotica. Beccalicious does scripty things, LiamSharp posted a great article on getting into the comics industry, and if I think of others, I'll add 'em. There are a lot of people here w
Literature Gallery Restructure UPDATED GALLERY STRUCTURE PROPOSAL - JULY 29
Remember that time there was like a giant discussion about how there should maybe be microfiction and flash fiction and short stories and novella and novel-chapter categories and it was like, whoa that's a lot? Well, we had another discussion and decided to go back to the way things were a long time ago: we're proposing to ditch the length-level categorizations for prose. No more figuring out whether your work is flash fiction, a vignette, or a chapter before submitting.
Original journal below the totally relevant GIF. (Everyone loves it when GRRM does that, right? Right?!)
If you haven't browsed Literature lately, it's a mess. Sure, some of it comes from people whose work truly transcends genres (ever read the Library of Congress classification for Gravity's Rainbow?) and some of it comes from how people choose to interpret certain genres.
But a lot of it comes from people having troub
Send Us Your NewsCRLiterature members have had the ability to submit news through the group for quite some time now. So if you didn't know about this, please don't let on.
Anyway, this is a refresher post to remind you all you can and should send us appropriate goings-on.
Nothing new here. Submit a blog, it goes to the queue, admins vote. If it's declined you will be notified of why. You may also be asked to make changes, and yes, these are team opinions, not simply that one person being confused or anything.
How to Submit
Make sure you're a member (requests are auto-approved so, yeah, no excuses). Go here. Click on the + sign. If you already have the thing posted as an article, you will have to make a duplicate for us. We're okay with you linking back to the original from there, but we do ask that you still send us a post that meets all the
Rule 34Marly slapped the phone onto the receiver and exhaled.
She could feel the eyes, black and luminous like monsters in the deep. Beyond the glass, the pony whickered. At least, she thought it was whickering. Marly didn't know horses—hell, until last year she'd thought a pony was a baby horse—but everything had gone to shit.
Literally. The pony had dropped a load. It steamed as it sank into the ecoSystem, but that smell wasn't going anywhere.
A couple whizzed by on a tandem bike, open to the breeze. Marly winced, she hadn't realized scrotal swinging was a thing…ugh, no, better not go there. A tautly muscled man was rocking a cowboy hat, the grin on his face so infectious she almost remembered how to relax.
But her eyes kept slipping to nearby layers of flesh, light flashing off the sweat in inevitable waves. There was a lot of wobbling. It was an hour before noon, the traffic fleeing from certain sunburn. All those UV rays, unfiltered by the remaining
Urban Evisceration there is a thundering of one hundred buffalos-
the metro awakens
and stampedes across the pre-cast
terrains of my intestines
welders busy mending on one end
cutting on the other
surgeon handed precision and each moment costing another man's life
whether or not he may set food on his table
England X Reader: Teach Me How to Love CH 10
When you walked into your math class a few mornings later, you saw that there were a crowd of kids standing in the front of the room, murmuring quiet things to each other and some of them carrying slightly confused looks on their faces. Since you had constantly spent so much of this class focused directly on your homework, most of the faces that your eyes came across were unfamiliar to you. Well, all except one.
As soon as you saw Arthur standing near the front and a bit off to the side of the rest of the kids in your math class, your gaze instantly brightened and a tiny smile came to your face. You walked over and paused when you were only a few feet away from him.
“Hey,” you said a bit softly, and at the sound of your voice, Arthur looked up and shifted his gaze to the side to look at you. “What's going on?”
He continued to stare at you for a second longer before he moved his gaze back in front of him. “Our teacher is giving us different seats for the ne
Whispers Through GlassFidgeting fingerprints staining
Remembering tousled thoughts and too many
spaces, pauses, stops.
In between words.
Secrets settling beneath
lopsided laughter, and shared
with only three sets of hands.
Wavering waves as the bus
pulls hearts apart, with
sun-ripened smiles and goodbyes.
Today, tomorrow is far, even
when talking into plastic cups.
penetrationA penetrated mind
Allows anything to control it,
Even the weakest nightmare.
Driven to the point of insanity,
Nothing can reverse the spell
NeedI do not :
need you to write,
need you to sleep,
need you every night,
need you to weep.
You do not :
need me to cry,
need me to walk,
need me to fly,
need me to talk.
They do not :
need us to blame,
need us to vanish away,
need us to feel ashamed,
need us to stay.
I need you to hug,
I need you to walk,
I need you to love,
I need you to give,
I need you to smile,
I need you, indeed.
You need me as a muse,
You need me when you are confused,
You need me to smile,
You need me, even if you are in denial,
You need me, just like I need you,
You need me to always uncover the truth.
They need us to be together,
They need us to give them love,
They need us to smile forever,
They need us to rise above,
They need us to feel alive,
They need us until the end of time...
GolemWe remember when you dug us from the riverbank, but we forgive you. The water was cold and the people had need of us.
We remember when you divided and shaped us, but we forgive you. We were without form and the people had need of us.
We remember when you put us in flames, but we forgive you. We were soft and the people had need of us.
We recall the day when you sent us against swords. This we forgive. The people had need of us: we would not desert them when foes were near.
We remember when you broke us with hammers. Even this we forgive. The battle was won, and the people had no more need of us.
But though shattered, we remained on the hillside, for no people came to sweep the shards away. This too we forgive, for our eyes remained littering the ground and it allowed us to see.
We saw you crowned and we rejoiced though our own heads were shattered. We saw rings on your fingers and we applauded though our own hands were lost. We saw robes on your shoulders and we were glad, though our o
I Don't Believe in Valentine's DayRoses are red
Violets are blue
If I had one wish
That would ever come true
I'd wish for a world
Where people understand
To think before they speak
To stop making brands
To stop gaining pleasure
From others' pain
To be able to see
That there's nothing to gain
From pressing someone
To the point of no return
From causing a lonely person's
Heart to burn
Just stop making fun
And stop causing hate
And start loving someone
Not for how they look
When it comes to people's hearts
You didn't write the book
Whether they're gay or straight
Whether they're jocks or nerds
No matter what weight
Money doesn't matter
And neither does race
Religious or not
Be the first to embrace
Anyone and everyone
No matter how far
No matter your opinion
No matter who they are
Maybe if that happened,
If we all pitched right in,
I might believe in Valentine's day again.
Flash Fiction Month July 2012Preface
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + PrizesDuring previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Now, let's shake things up a bit!
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
The contest is now closed to entrants and will start on Monday July 2nd!
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!
Check out the full contest rules and guidelines!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are ① to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, ② to meet new deviants from across dA, an
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More