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A quick and kinda fun question for the group.Now i'm aware that some members of this group actually read mine and Kaolin's little comedy novel called My Life with Not Face and if you do then i'm sure you have noticed the recent string of murders going on and i would like to ask you guys just who you think the murderer is out of these already introduced characters
1. The Nurse ( he's a likely suspect )
2. Emi ( would having her legs exploded piss her off enough to kill people? )
3. Shizune ( being mute would allow her to be able to sneak up on victims and you can never trust the quiet ones )
4. Kenji ( is it possible that the lovably paranoid Kenji could be lieing to Hisao's face )
5. Hanako A.K.A not-face ( is her innocently burnt face actually hiding the face of a killer? )
6. Lilly ( could it be the blonde haired, self conscious, foreign chick who until Hisao arrived was Hanako's only friend? )
7. Rin ( could the armless artist really be the assassin that Kenji claims her to be? )
8. Other ( could it be some random never seen b
March going ons and scheduelsSurprisingly, we made our requirements on our Feb demands and then some (it's thanks to loving fans like you that drive us to work like oil czars on crack), so I think we want to do even more, can't have a boring month of nothing after all. Be expecting these works put down by the end of March.
1. Chapter Five for MLwNF (again, maybe another one if we're feeling antsy)
2. One or two more discussions for P.OC (sex and game characters get discussed so yeah, no topic is safe.)
3. Maybe another sub series (We'll have a poll on it maybe if we're still debating it by the end of the week.)
Welcome to the Moral cemetary!Hey welcome to the moral cemetary! where you're hopes and dreams and all you're favorite things go to die a slow and pain full death as we take a game or book or even sometimes just a concept with a nice setting or beloved characters then write down what we thought should happen or just destroy what people think about . (things get pretty hilarious ). as you read our Literature please feel free to tell us what you thought and even pitch ideas to us.
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics Week
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics Week
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Fighting the Bloat!Literature Basics Week
Fighting the Bloat: Tips for Writing Strong, Lean Poetry and Prose
Hello, everyone! Ross here, for the Writing Basics week hosted by CRLiterature at projecteducate, and I'm talking about writing less. If you write from time to time in your life, it's certain that you either 1) are about to write too much, 2) are currently writing too much, or 3) have just recently written too much. We're going to help fix that.
Obviously I am not saying you should write less often, or write fewer words overall. I am saying that you need to make those words count if you want to be an effective writer: bloat is bad. Those of you who know me know that the preceding sentence is the most hypocritical thing you have ever read, because I sometimes elevate unnecessary verbosity to a sickening, scatological art form. So, to keep me on task, this article will periodically reference a TV show where the characters spend about
The Ink Stained Quill Vol. VHello everyone! It's Kelsy, aka SpriteBlayde here. Welcome to the fifth volume of The Ink Stained Quill. This series focuses on the amazing writers we have here on deviantART. Each installment will feature a deviant who you may, or may not know, who is willing to answer some of my questions! Whether you are a long time writer, or a newbie, there is something for everyone in the series who is looking to improve their craft or for some light reading.
Today's guest is a special one, as a celebration for having posted five of these interviews now. He is also one of the most important people in my life, second only to my family. Without further ado, please welcome chromeantennae!
Before we start, is there anything you would like to share with our audience? Little known facts about you, words of wisdom, information on upcoming projects, etc.?
Seeing as how the World Cup just recently ended a few d
A Year in HaikuOn July 18th, 2013, Multhaiku was created, and the group quickly became a haven for all kinds of Eastern and minimalist poetry. In a year's time we have:
created a successful and thriving twitter account, GenreHaiku, co-managed by myself and blackoutpoet (she is always looking for pieces to feature, go contact her, go! ).
created a haiku sonnet hybrid and held a contest around the form.
participated in our very first HaikuWriMo with a Bingo in February of 2014.
What the group specializes in is minimalist poetry of fictional genres, such as scifaiku and horrorku, just for example. We take pride in this and wanted to showc
PE Lit Basics: What is Creative Nonfiction?Literature Basics Week
What is Creative Nonfiction?
Creative nonfiction is a popular category choice on deviantaART, and its one of those forms of writing we're exposed to on a much greater scale than perhaps we realise. Creative Nonfiction doesn't mean exaggerating, but making real stories well written. Examples can be found in news articles, biographies, literary journalism, travel/food writing and even personal essays. The scale of what Creative nonfiction covers is large, but its all about good execution that makes this form of writing effective.
I sometimes find it easier to start these kind subjects to discuss firstly what the subject isn't. In a generalisation, there are many people who assume that creative nonfiction is a chance to rant about your real life in an informal way and consider it as creative writing. It is also not technical writing, which falls into its own genre. However, Creative nonfiction goes into a much deeper style of writing, turning those
Dr. EditloveLit Basics Week
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the edit
It's a common misconception that the end result of writing is a finished product, which can then be sent out to magazines, nailed to a door, read aloud to your prisoners—whatever it is you usually do with your work.
The end result of writing is editing. And the goal of editing is to produce a finished result you can take pride in.
What editing is for
Resolving big errors, e.g. continuity, plot holes, inaccuracies, and other problems that will dampen the overall effect of your work.
Fixing details, e.g. grammar/spelling, ambiguous wording, and other technical issues.
Producing a polished work.
Editing gives you the opportunity to take your work and bring it up to scratch.
Why don't we do this on the initial write? Because getting the ideas down in the first place, and getting them all the way to completion, is a demanding process. Maybe you've written a piece about an improbable goal, but
The Literature Community Experiment VIRemember the cool things Beccalicious did here, over here, and here, oh, this one too, and this one? Yes? No? Well buckle up, my lovelies, because we're doing something similar. The plan is simple, get people together and get people talking to each other! Since it's been a while we'll start off with a bunch of questions. Please snoop around in the comments and start talking to people, we're all different, but we're all on DA for a reason, so lets get to know one another!
I'm going to try to get this cross-posted to as many groups possible, so please spread the word, put it in your journal, mention it to your friend, someone new, someone old
, someone borrowed, someone blue daba dee daba da.
After I come back from my vacat
Works to come near the middle(or end) of the monthAs Febuary comes to a close: let us tell you our goals for the works to be completed at the end of the month:
1. Chapter Three of MLwNF will be a definite. (and maybe chapter four too if asshats give my bro his internet)
2. Chapter Eight of the Chevlar Files. (It's coming together as we speak.)
3. A new mini series that discusses the "concepts" part of our goal to demoralize things others may hold dear. (two-three buddies who work as waiters have semi intelligent discussion while basically degrading diners of their place of business in a classic "Clerks" type of fashion, but with our own twists thrown in it.)
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