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Madefire and Literature: Interview with Liam SharpWhen deviantART HQ announced they were Introducing Madefire Motionbooks to deviantART, the writers amongst us were again asking "what about us?". Madefire seems pretty awesome, but what can we do as writers to get involved? The answer is LOTS. In an interview with Writer, Comic Book Artist, Publisher and Madefire co-founder Liam Sharp, we find out a little bit more about what Madefire can do for writers, and a little about Liam himself...
"Madefire is undertaking an epic journey
One that we believe will revolutionize how stories are told, read, and shared. One that will transform a once static medium into an interactive experience that unfolds dynamically on mobile devic
Art History: Writing a Pantomime:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcrliterature:
Pantomime is easy to write? (Oh no it isn’t!)
Pantomime is a traditional form of theatre, which in its most recognised form originated from the Victorian era and continues to be a prominent aspect of British theatre today. Writing a Pantomime as a scriptwriter may seem like an easy feat- the traditional fairy-tale put onto stage, but in fact it is a style where the traditional conventions are still a strong element of modern pantomime scriptwriting.
This art history article not only shares where the origins of pantomime came from, but shares some of those conventions which as a scriptwriter need consider before writing.
The birth of Pantomime
Like most forms of theatre, the origins of pantomime derive from the ancient Greeks. Greek theatre was not only an entertainment form, but a celebration of the god Dionysus and a way of retelling the stories we now know as Greek Myths. Significant
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who
PE: Story Planning Round-upGreetings all!
WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!
So last week we had a fantastic event based on Story Planning; a week that was slightly relaxed for a PE week, but full of good advice. These articles haven't just been written for the sake of filling a week, we genuinely hope there is something in them that is useful to you as a writer, to help you with your journey. There's a flash fiction month around the corner, as well as a camp NaNoWriMo and then a full NaNoWrimo in November. There are the times to get planning- don't leave it too close to the deadline!
Here is a list of all the articles we posted in the past week! Please favourite, share the love, comment and express gratitude- especially to our article writers who took the personal time to write these articles and share a little of their own writin
Flash Fiction Month 2012Remember in April when cruelty came in the form of NaPoWriMo and Script Frenzy? Those poor prose writers may have felt lost what to do, and twiddled their thumbs impatiently? Well the wait is over as July brings a writing challenge for the fiction writers in the form of Flash Fiction Month!
Flash Fiction Month (FMM)
What is FFM?
Flash Fiction Month (or FFM) is a month long challenge throughout the month of July. The objective is to write a different piece of flash fiction every single day of the month so by the end of the month you could have 31 pieces of new writing!
A “Flash Fiction” is a piece of prose which has a wordcount between 6 and 1000 words. The piece must be a complete story from start to finish and a standalone piece of work.
This is a great opportunity for those who have perhaps wanted to try a new form of writing, or enhance current skills. It is also worthwhile f
Art History: Week 1 RoundupSo Literature Art History has kicked off, and kicked off in pretty good style! We’ve had our first week of articles, which have been both educational and thought provoking! If you haven’t seen these articles yet, please do check them out, and most importantly favourite and comment on them to show your support!
Last Sunday, we also had a Literature Pub Quiz. This was won by Vocable, with TheSkaBoss taking second place! Just for fun, below are the 30 questions asked. We’ll post the answers in next week’s roundup, but feel free to have a go!
One of the biggest sellers this year has been the “erotic novel" 50 shades of grey, but what does the “EL” Is author E L James stand for?
Who wrote the short story “The Happy Prince” in 1888?
Happy Birthday Moonbeam13!Hello all
Today marks a very special day for someone, and since this someone is our wonderful team leader, $Moonbeam13, we wanted to write a journal to say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANIE!
Now a lot of you know Danie as the big chief of the Community Relations team, but I doubt half of you truly know how much of a hard worker Danie is. Not only does she have to look after us lively lot (and by “lot” have you seen how big the CV team is?!), but she works on copious behind the scenes projects on deviantART, making this place just a little bit more devious and better for all us Artists out there in the big dA community. Not only this, but she has to have a life at the same time!
Now we have decided to use Danie’s birthday for three things:
1. To wish her a very happy birthday (of course)
Literature DD Roundup- June 2013Hello all!
We’re scarily already halfway through the year! Next month sees another round of camp NaNoWrimo as well as the glorious Flash Fiction Month. We hope to see lots of involvement and good writing come out of those!
Us CVs are really keen to see some diversity in our DD choices each month. We’re keen to see pieces that are a little different, or broach genres/themes that perhaps are not as common as others. If you do see anything out there which meets those and are fabulously written, please do send in your DD suggestions to any of us!
Here is the roundup for June
Features by Beccalicious
:thumb374656279: A Poet's Romance by Nullibicity
Sword Swallower by KissTheSunrise Sorrowbird by IrrevocableFate Drunk Ramblings... by Gen-Kavik the theatre by toxic-nebulae
Blessing by saartha
Literature DD Roundup- November 2012Greetings everyone!
In all honesty, I have no idea where November has gone! However, we have still managed to pull out a wonderful array of Daily Deviations for Literature this month and here is our roundup of all those brilliant features!
Features by Beccalicious
When your hands can mimic birds by Ad-Kins You Wouldn't Download a Zombie by DawnArdent
Moonbites - Morsures de lune by Wordeea This Common Blood by bangingonkeyboards if teen dreams were teen novels by back-bones My Husband Tried To Make Love To Me by emilygolightly
Features by neurotype
It Goes Both Ways - Intro by spectrosity Invictus by GeneratingHype A Great Man Masturbates in the National Church by Autumn-Hills Imitating Nature by CowsRawesome
Malin Goes Dark by nequ chroma by SolarumNyx :thumb326194263: Automatic by IndigoSkyes
I am eight years old. by etherealism Organ Grinder. by Kill-Natalie The Doppelganger 2 by FaeFallen To Be a Charming Female by CailinLiath
Features by Nichrysalis
Bits of Nothing 61 by ef-barber ISLNDS by gliitchlord if only, if only. by momo-madness for unseeing eyes by Pailei
Wanderlust by Peemu :t
ProjectPorkchop Vol287ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
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Seven Days of Sci-Fi - AFTER the END"I dare you to make a 7 days of scifi prompt list or something".
You guys are amazing. And when I say "amazing," I mean in the "first look at the herd of brontosaurus in Jurassic Park" amazing. THEY DO MOVE IN HERDS.
Thanks to everyone who wrote and sent in their stories for the prompts. Extra special congratulations to GDeyke, NamelessShe, AceFleam, and Tobaeus, the maddest of mad scientists who cranked out a story for ALL SEVEN prompts. I'll be dropping some points on those kids for their efforts.
Please check out the Gallery of Seven-Day Science-Fiction GLORY for the spoils. There is some good stuff in there.
Many gamma-irradiated SUPER THANKS to my points donors:
neurotype GrimFace242 Beccalicious LiliWrites
THE LIST of PROMPTS:
March Literature DD Round Up:iconneurotype:
Features by neurotype
Dead Moth by beeinthebottle Chimes by a-secret-key
Dragonball Z fanfiction limited 32 and a half by ProtoRepublic Sarajevo Roses by Andfourblackcaskets Renovations by Memnalar
The Wanderer by ThatCleoChick the itch by ghostinafog Fragile Magpie Moons by TwilightPoetess
Features by GrimFace242
Vaguely heart-shaped by antonfrost pretentious prick by FrayedHeartString Dazzling and Untempered by carriezona
Dead Man's Switch by Edges-to-Everything You're Not A Poet by W-Lupus The Parlour Incident by JediHobbit89
Genghis by TheMitmit Headdress by creataire the science of us. by TheAstrologist
to be a waste of grey matter with no self-esteem by counting-vertebrae The Devil Smiles: Part 1 by TheEmptyChest The Danger of Untold Stories by Synesthi
Accept your Candle, Weep for the Stars by Drydell-da-Vinci Blackbox of a Euclidean (air)Plane by OliverKloezoff Oh Child by Phan5everx2
Masks by MaroonLynx It Is In The Doing by streetcamera17 For Some Reason I Think Home by Lupina24
We'd like to thank all the wonderful deviants suggesting this month: 91816119, bookloverblue, DameOdessa, DanielleIvanova, doughboycafe, EclecticQuill, futilitarian, GenericArtistNumber1, homunculus888, MadHat11D6, MiloticScale,
Neccers, OHiNeedTea, ShadowedAcolyte, SilverInkblot, solidmar
ND: Standoff"It just doesn't make sense," Joe said for about the twentieth time. He tapped his pencil eraser against the notebook in front of him, twitching out a manic beat. "We've double-checked this three times already! There's just no way "
"Are you sure we haven't considered the possibility of a hijacking?" Frank mused. He stood facing the wall, his eyes roving over a giant map of the United States that the brothers had pinned up an hour ago. Their basement now resembled a low-budget war room thrillercolor-coded pins marched a line from the East Coast to the Midwest, three separate phones were beeping off the hook, and pages of notebook paper littered the surface of the desk. Frank narrowed his eyes once more at the map. Surely they had missed something
"Definitely not. The same driver was in control of the vehicle from Boston to Chicago. His shift ended after that, and the new driver checked the contents of the truck before he drove it to his final destination. We've
StitchesHer scars havent completely healed up yet. Her knees are cracked; the scabs peel and curl at the edges. With her fingers, she traces the red and blue knots on her calves. They pull at her skin, stretching over, back, acrossa pattern stitched by the heavy gold chain in his fist.
She tries very, very hard not to think.
She used to be young.
She met him on the beach, when the sky was sleet-gray and her toes were buried pretty-as-you-please in the sand. He said his name was John. He was dressed in a red flannel jacket, and later, when she started to shiver, he draped it around her shoulders. He sat beside her and held her hand. He told her she was beautiful, and he smiled. When the sun set, he popped the pins out of her hair and it fell around her shoulders, soft as sea glass. And he kissed her, too, buried her pretty-as-you-please in the sand.
Shes been with him ever since.
Shes sitting on the edge of her bed now. A bun sits atop her head, a few lon
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
Inspector Wolf The old lady was dead. I could smell it before I even got into the house. The whole place reeked of adrenaline, sweat, fear, copper and steel. He’d dropped her right in her living room. Chopped and chopped until she stopped moving. But I could tell I was getting close. This had been done in a hurry, and the killer didn’t have the time to clean up after himself like he usually did.
Across the room, the phone rang. The shrill sound set my teeth to grinding, but I ignored it. Instead I followed the killer’s bloody footprints into the back bedroom. He’d climbed out the window. If I hurried, I could catch up to him and end this disgusting spree he was on.
Then the answering machine kicked in. “Hi, Gramma! It’s Red. Sorry I’m running late. I kind of lost track of time. But don’t worry. I packed the picnic and I’m heading out the door right now. Love you.”
She’d been expec
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