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Since 2005 `Beccalicious has graced the writing community with her infectious positivity. From her own work to her critiques and advice to her peers, she brings an attitude many of us could learn a thing or two from. She also is committed to helping keep her little section of the world clean and organized, going out of her way to let us know when there are things in the wrong place, making the writing categories just that much better for everyone. On top of all that she provides a lot of insightful journals full of advice and resources for aspiring writers from all walks. Drop by her page and say hi to Becca, and wish her congrats on deviousness for June of 2008!
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We Are Resurrecting!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:38 PM


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Hello all 

Following our previous journal on our zombifiction revival, I am pleased to say it is crazy enough to have a go! I don’t expect every one of our 1500 members to get involved, but even if there is a handful each time getting some good out of this, then that’s one handful getting a better attack on their writing and understanding their niches. These groups hold a great opportunity to explore and stretch even the more experienced writers, and I believe that’s what made this group so good to begin with.


The Plan Batman



So here is my plan. 

In May, we will hold a new workshop. The entire workshop will be encapsulated in one month: 2 weeks to write, 2 weeks to workshop.

Week 1, Day 1: Workshop brief is launched and you have 2 weeks to submit. The standard to what you submit can be anything from a rough draft to something you have worked on, it doesn't even have to be complete yet. (Please ensure you put it in stash or scraps if it is a WIP)

Week 3, day 1: Submissions are posted for critique and review

Week 4, end: At the end of the week, Workshop host to summarise results, pick a few pieces that stand out
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End: We all celebrate with a glass or three.


 The intention would be to have these run from the first Saturday of each month.


So what workshops are we doing?


All sorts. The idea is to vary what we do; covering different forms and styles and concepts. We want to look at habits and behaviours; things you don’t always consider as a writer first off. We also may use real examples, such as submission briefs in zines or contests going off elsewhere (maybe even some dA contests you can genuinely enter). We want to stretch you!



But I never get any feedback!



Urgh, critique. That thing we all want but rarely give ourselves. Critique isn't free; you can’t just throw up a deviation, go have a cup of tea and watch the responses come in. You have to work for it. There are PLENTY of opportunities to ask for critique including: Chat events, Critique groups, Critique forum thread, Helpful people who offer it in journals (networking!), asking people who you think would help you (and ask nicely!). We would expect anyone who submits in a workshop to actually participate in giving feedback to others in the workshop- that’s kind of the point. Plus it is AMAZING how much you can learn about your own work by looking at someone else’s- so it is ideally a win-win situation! /end rant

 

In this workshop environment, we do ask if people are participating, they at least offer feedback to one other piece in the group. If there needs to be an incentive to encourage this, thoughts are welcome.


So what can I do to help?



Easy help- Give this some encouragement! I'd like to see this journal full of enthusiastic comments or fancy banana drawings.
Medium help- Spread the word! Link this article in your personal journals, polls and groups!
Hard Help- If anyone has a desire to host a future workshop, let me know!
Big scary commitment help- I am looking for some backroom support to help manage this/ bounce ideas off/ plan workshops etc. If you are interested, let me know and we will have a chat.

Easy help is just as appreciated as the big scary! Support and enthusiasm is what keeps a group strong!



Roll on May... I guess I better be getting a workshop together! :woo:



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Rebecca Turney
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I am a 29 year-old mother of one who has been writing since around 9 years old. I have a keen interest in scriptwriting, and write plays for commission for local schools and theatre groups. I have a BA in creative writing and theatre studies and currently studying for a Postgraduate certificate in Business Management. (day job!)

I love dA because you can see what others on here have to offer. I appreciate any artwork simply because I could never do half of the amazing work I find on here.

As a writer, my main focus is on Scriptwriting and Writing for Performance, most of what I produce doesn’t appear on dA as it is used professionally. I also enjoy writing prose, and poetry and have participated in several “wrimo”s over the past few years.

If you ever want to chat, come find me in #CRLiterature, or any of the chats on the dAmn network. I am also active in the literature forum and don't be afraid send me a note! I am always willing to help answer any questions you may have or say hello.
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Argento-Dtw 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, very interesting profile for those of us to write. Great work for the community (and "woaaaah" *breath of desperation* finally someone who makes critiques that are not comments written in the critique box and 5 stars as a standard on each point, lol).
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:wave: Thank you for your work as a CV! Once I have more time in on dA and my offline life is again better balanced, I hope to become a CV.

In the meantime I learn, one day at a time. :D

(My parents were from England, and I lived in Norwich for a year in 1970-71, aged 8)
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:tighthug: You have been an amazing CV, one of the best I've ever seen. Thank you for all your dedication. I expect pictures of this fantastic wedding! :heart:
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Just wanted to say that you're awesome. :la:
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Thank you for everything you did for us as a CV, you are awesome :tighthug:
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LadyLincoln Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you again for all of your endeavors as a Literature Community Volunteer. You've brought so much heart within our community.

Love to you, darling! :heart:
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Thank you for everything you did for the Community! :dalove: :huggle: :glomp: You have been an amazing Mentor Community Volunteer and it was my honor to be your Suggester! :love:

Keep up your talented job! :clap: :party:
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hello ^^ i just thought i would stop by and say what a wonderful member of dA you are :) you are amazing and a great (former) CV!!! i hope you will stay active here becuase i want to see more peices from you :) :hug: 
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