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The Literature Community Experiment

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 2:13 PM
This is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!

:new: Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments! :heart:



The Experiment


So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long time sufferers who has stuck by for years, pulling your hair out at the reoccurring instances, the questions and even the occasional drama. The idea is to try and get this journal cross posted to as many groups as possible- spreading the word out there that we want to pull the community together where we can. All participants are encouraged to answer the questions below- a little like the "meet and greet" journal we did back in June. 

The second bit is a bit like speed dating- individuals can read others' answers and hopefully respond and seek a few watchers who have similar interests or seem like a curious person to watch. We want to enocurage everyone to pick 2-3 new people to watch each and maybe watch back those who add you

The Useful Links!


Because the literature community is one huge messy web, here are a couple of useful places to visit that you may have never heard of before, not visited for a while or just hang around already like a bad smell.

:bulletorange: Monthly Critique Thread
:bulletorange: #CRLiterature Chat room
:bulletorange: Literature Critique Tips

The Groups:


To get your group featured on this list, feature this journal entry on that group and it will be added by me with a short description as to what the group is for!

:iconcrliterature:- This is the main CR-led community hub for literature on dA. The group allows members to post information on their own literature projects/contests etc to share with the community as well as updating of community news, DD roundups and encouragement of community activity (such as this!)

:iconauthors-roundtable:- A new group, only launched last week aiming to support writers in an Arthurian style.

:iconspraying-revolution:- A group which shares artwork with the theme of peace in mind. (Not Lit specific)

:iconthewritinghaven:- An opportunity to request critique and give critique on your writing.

:iconsolutionssanctuary:is a group that aims to dispel myths and cure complaints around deviantART. Each month we'll focus on a different issue using contests, challenges, features, and chat events to highlight the problem and find viable solutions. We hope you'll join us in making deviantART the best it can be!

:iconsuturehq:- A very old school group, featuring some great older pieces.

:iconwriters-workshop:- The first literature group when the group format launched. Writers-Workshop hold regular workshops for all to participate and enjoy!

:iconlyriclub:This is the group for songwriters and other poets, who would like to share their songs, lyrics and poems, or simply read those of others. We have lyrical contests going every month, critique days, a Member of the Month award, interviews, a birthday list, and more!

:iconcommunity-projects:- A group supporting the Community Projects gallery and project awareness throughout deviantART.

:icondevnews:- A group aiming to promote deviantART's Community by spreading information about all current and upcoming events that are relevant to deviants.

:icondawishingwell:a group specifically created to give back to the dA community by granting dA-related wishes such as premium subs, supergroup status, giving items off of wishlists, point donations, features, DD requests, and more! 

:iconwordsmiths-guild:- A poetry specific group dedicated to the creation of excellent poetry and our growth as artists. 

:iconfighttowrite:- A group of crazy people obsessed with literature ready to share work.

:iconthesimulacrum:The Simulacrum is a library dedicated to the creators of, and appreciators of, snapshot poetry. Poetry that, in no more than ten lines, expresses and captures the blink of an essence.

:iconvicious-verse:- Our Jungian shadow must be expressed so that we may integrate our disparate selves. vicious-verse shall be a safe haven for the dark poetry that festers within us. We must be completely human if we are to know ourselves.

:iconprosepoetry-elegance:The purpose of Prosepoetry-Elegance is to be a showcase for the truly outstanding writing on deviantArt. As such, deviants undergo a screening process for general writing quality before they are allowed to join.

:iconhumanconditions:- A group of serious artists of any media whose work deals with emotions and the condition of being human.

:iconself-publishing:We welcome anyone who has ever wanted to or has ever been published in any publication (yes, your highschool lit mag counts!) If you're working on a poem or story that you would love to see in print, this is the place for you!

:iconincahootsliterature:As the name suggests, this is a group to get together and create literature in a fun way. You don't have to collab to be a part of the group, but we encourage y'all to get in on the fun.

:iconto-our-family: A group featuring work based on family life.

:icontheshelflife:- A group showcasing published deviants and their published pieces!

:icongeorge-orwell-da: A group seeking essays and writing pertaining to the Orwellian tradition (in the good sense), i.e. dystopian satires, essays that deal with society, politics and literature. 

:iconthewrittenrevolution: is a long serving, solid group- designed to give dedicated and inspired writers the chance to develop and promote their work through feedback and mutual support.

:icon15-minutes-of-fame: A group for mature writers of all ages who seek to show off their very best work; a place for readers to become acquainted with fame-worthy literature. No drama, no llamas. Just 15 minutes of fame.

:iconpowerfulwriting:- A group aiming to help writers improve and develop their own style of writing by focusing on three main areas: Critiques, prompts, and workshops. Plus, a bit of encouragement through features.

:iconpoeticalcondition: - A group dedicated to all forms of poetry!

The Important Bit...


Answer the following:

1. Where did you come across this article?
2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")
3. List 5 words to describe your writing
4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?
5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?
6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?
7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)
8. Why should other deviants watch you?
9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?
10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?


LET THE EXPERIMENT COMMENCE!





COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY EXPERIMENT! Meet new people, find awesome groups and touch base with the literature community!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconbr0wnnie:
Br0wnnie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Where did you come across this article?
 :iconTheWritesMeow:

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")
Fantasy and creepy/depressing type of horror. Sometimes I'd do satire or random ramblings about life.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing
Dark. Deep. Character-driven. Detailed. Quirky.

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?
Kragar from the Vlad taltos series by Steven Brust. I can relate to the poor guy - always stuck with the research and more or less invisible, regardless of being a former dragonlord.

5. Which
 five people on site are your biggest influences?

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)
The Revolving Staircase

8. 
Why should other deviants watch you?
Because I'm cool!
Seriously, though, it would help me improve my writing and they would be absolute angels if they'd help. Also, I like it when people read my stories and I promise that they're not bad. :) 

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?
.....hey. What you doin'?

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?
What got you guys into writing in the first place?

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HanOneSail Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
1.) I found this article through Expose-Lit

2.) Usually I write as my mood desires, it tends to lead into Love, Human Nature, Motivation, Dark, Abstract poems. I am also dreaming of finishing my first novel being fantasy fiction, after the first book I would continue with it for as long as I can.

3.) Five words that describe my writing encompass from Eccentric, Universal, Moving, Optimistic, and Lengthy.

4.) If I could be a character in a novel I would have to choose Jonah the Narrator in Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. The reason is to experience the adventure he goes through that results in the end of the world. Also to meet the Hoenikker children, quite an odd bunch.

5.) Five people on deviantart that have helped influence me are shilin ArtTraveller77 witwitch yami-joey kworking

6.) The last poem I Favorited is by zebrazebrazebra metamorphosisHe's caught the green bug
and the shape of him stumbles,
wound up and resounding like a spring;
a tumbling flower, or a man in heat deseated
who's caught the green bug like rain on the tongue.
Now he's coiled tit to thigh, skin twitching like a gadfly
and shaping a rare round amen to the sob of it,
the sheer glorious throb of it: the dirty thumb
pressing on the seeds in spring, the storms
and showers working hour to hour
at the nonsense of being
while down in the garden
his body becomes a boyish stamen
and aiming between the eyes of the sky
he splits himself, spitting aphids and sucking
at the ground, the euclidian sway of his petals
hounding for water, begging for sound: he settles
and stops in the earth, all naked and green.
He cannot tell the round arse of a tulip
from the sun. No, he cannot run,
and the mayflies are dying
one by one by one.


7.) This is a tough one for me as lately I've felt inclined towards another piece, but of all my writes they still pale in experience and thrill to this one: Unbecoming Fables by HanOneSail

8.) Other deviants should watch me so that they can find some inspiration in my writings. I have over 100 poems at a great length and many short 4 liners if they are pressed on time. I'm also sure I wouldn't mind giving their page a glance and if I enjoy it, I will come back for more.

9.) My best pick up line is, "Want to get some pizza and make some art together?" (honestly I have none)

10.) A question I have for others in the literature community is when did you start taking writing more seriously and passionately?
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Valerie-Red Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer

1. Where did you come across this article?

TheWritersMeow

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")
different stuff. mostly fiction involving family and romance in a somewhat realistic setting.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing
crazy
over the top
depressing (in more ways than one)
funny
improving (I really wish my English was better sometimes)

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?
Scarlet Kensington in the trilogy ghost-girl. she's pretty, though, and she gets the hot guy at the end of the story. plus she hangs out with ghosts!

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?
youngguardian, Sapphiresenthiss, KawaiiDerpy, xXWeAreOneXx, and abalamAnderson.


6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?
A poem my friend wrote as a birthdaygift to someone.

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)
why some things have to end

8. Why should other deviants watch you?
because I write in a few different genres they are likely to find something they like among my works, or future works.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?
I lost my teddy, will you sleep with me? (silly question, silly answer. you asked for it)

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?
what keeps you motivated when you don't feel like writing?
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:iconhanonesail:
HanOneSail Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In response to your number ten, in order to stay motivated I explore.
Usually listening to music, relaxing with games or going to sleep will do it.
Other times constantly surfing tumblr or viewing deviations on DA helps a lot too.

As a last resort, exercise... well what I mean by that is walks/sprint outside of the house can do a lot. Seeing a movie with friends, hanging out or talking to others and listening to their experiences can really inspire anything.
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:iconranfallboy:
ranfallboy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
1.Where did you come across this article?

I came across this article from the good folks at TheWritersMeow.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")

This one is tricky for little old me being that I have yet to fully write much yet. What I am writing is a handful of fantasy and scy-fi short stories and am working on a huge fantasy novel. Also I am writing two fantasy manga, but for completed work I got a couple of poems if you wanna check that out.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing.

Hopeful, over-the-top(with some things), overly detailed(been told), King inspired(of the Stephen variety, love that guy), and in-the-works(for now).

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

Randall Flagg(with double Gs), where off the bat we share the same first name not to mention who would not wish to be a near omni-chaotic-demigod. He is just the tops man and his dialogue is my enjoyable to read in fiction, god I lost count of how many times I just re-read paragraph upon paragraph of his monologues. The chills man.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?

I suppose Dattebayo681, McNIMs and KateChan89. Other than these three I dont browse too much, have no doubt there are many other talented people just been too lazy to explore. Will fix that.

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?

That would be Fallout Equestria, if your a fan of either or both than I recommend you check it out.

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)

The Petal, its cute and I love the guy.

8. Why should other deviants watch you?

Well this sounds like a trap question, I dont to rub off like a snob or something. I will give it a shot, I think deviants should watch me out because even though I dont have a lot of content out right now I have alot of stories on my lap just itching to be posted and some will very soon it is just to me all of my stories are like unpolished gems that when even when complete I feel like I can make them shine just a bit brighter.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?

"I may not have biotics but I can give you a lift.", or something like that.

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?

How do they deal with the infamous writers block that blockades the creative flow, and what genre of music the like, Power Metal for me folks. 
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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. Where did you come across this article?

I came across this on #TheWritersMeow.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction") 

I write short stories and sometimes poetry, mostly in the fields of romance and mystery so far (I'm experimenting). But I really do General Fiction writing...

3. List 5 words to describe your writing.

Deep, perceptive, detailed, suspenseful, and imaginative?

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

I would so be Death from Neil Gaiman's graphic novel series, Sandman. I would be her because she basically helps and accompanies people to the very end, anything that's ever lived and ended, she's been with. I could help people, even though it's with their last dying breath.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?

I think (not in order) EmmyIsAZebra, CupofCharlie, 3wyl, Dejers, and SutekiiChan. :)

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?

fav.me/d6fwbg0 - Permission, by samsamsammysam66

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!) 

fav.me/d6mbwv2 - Sixty-one Seconds

8. Why should other deviants watch you?

I think the only reason other deviants (I call them deviantARTists) is if they like my work and want to support me. If they don't like my work, don't watch me. If they do, watch me. :) Simple as that.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line? 

This is a toughie. What about - Hey babe, can you please pretend I'm telling you a pick up line and you're being wooed by my sheer awesomeness?

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?

What is the meaning of life? or What is true inspiration?
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:iconsubjugatedsandwich:
SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Death is awesome! I own all the Absolute Sandmans. Took me forever to have enough money to get them. I have used almost that exact pick-up line before by the way. =D
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:iconspiderwebwisher:
SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, my mom bought all the Sandman graphic novels from a comic book collector and gave them to me. :D And, ooooh. Really? Didn't mean to. Great minds think alike?
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:icontheinneranimal:
TheInnerAnimal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
1. Where did you come across this article? I was browsing DeviantART for something to read, and I came across this.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction") Well, I like to write fanficiton about animals.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing People tell me that I'm: detailed, imaginative, incredible, stunned

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why? I would be the girl who would be saved by the handsome boy.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences? Everyone who isn't a art thief. 

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd? I haven't fav'd any yet

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)  The Dark Days: Chapter 1

8. Why should other deviants watch you? Well, I'm not saying that anyone should but if they like my writing then I guess I would love to have some watchers! 
:happybounce:
 
9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line? "Are you sixs nuts to the wind?"

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community? Why do you think writing is so powerful to the human mind and emotion?

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:iconhanonesail:
HanOneSail Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Writing is an expressive art which can be put on any medium if desired enough.
The mind contains everything it ever experiences and then emotion kicks in retelling of every bit of it all.
With writing the potentials are limitless, though varied, and are a basis for all kinds of creativity.
Whether or not people write, read, or create art; in their minds they are thinking which relates closely in hand to the act of writing.

As we write we find out more than we ever knew about ourselves or even others. In the long run it branches towards new paths of creativity and ideas.
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:iconmichael-grace:
Michael-Grace Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Where did you come across this article? - I was a bit desperate to find a group where I would fit in, to be honest ^^;

2. What forms of literature do you write? - For the most part, I write 3rd person dialogues (role playing-style) and "Lore and Legend"-style excerpts pertaining to my characters.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing - Upper-class Novella Role Player

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why? - Leo Valdez, from Rick Riordan's Lost Heroes of Olympus series. Why? Because of his electric personality, and his ability to jump-start himself into action. Plus, he's a heavy hitter - I love heavy hitters.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences? - Yuumei, ChrisCold, Goldenspines, KiXx6, and LehaniLee.

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd? - This one, actually - I don't think I've favorited anything else yet...

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? - At the moment, the only one I have: "He Who Wields the Darkness."

8. Why should other deviants watch you? - They shouldn't - stop peeking in my window already, will ya? It's creepy >_>

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line? - If I had one, I wouldn't be single XD

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community? - What's your persona? (www.quotev.com/quiz/2883488/Ad…
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:iconbr0wnnie:
Br0wnnie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ice. What was yours?
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:icondaydreaming-aurora:
Daydreaming-Aurora Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
I know that I'm a bit late to the party but I'd still like to participate. Here goes!

1. Where did you come across this article?
I was randomly exploring journals by the Lit CVs. I think I :+fav:ed this a while ago but never commented because I was too scared.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")
I usually write free verse poetry which is often inspired by Romanticism. Dreams, romance, emotions and nature are the main concepts I write about. However, I have been experimenting with emotional prose lately.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing
Simple, amateurish, dreamy, sweet, improving (slowly!)


4. If you could be a character in any novel you've ever read, who would you be and why?
This question has just made me realize that few of the books I read have strong female protagonists. I need to change that.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?
*Demachic, ~Peghan, ~Dreaming-Wordsmith, =Sammur-amat and *your-methamphetamine

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?
Flora at the Pass by `KathrynODriscoll

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)
May Your Dreams Take Wing

8. Why should other deviants watch you?
I see things differently from the rest of the world and I try to capture what I see and feel on paper. My writing may not be great, but it may offer a different perspective of life.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?
You're just like asthma. You take my breath away. ;P

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?
Anybody want a friend?
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:iconhanonesail:
HanOneSail Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have asthma and that pick up line made me laugh. Hi friend.
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:iconsubjugatedsandwich:
SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ha! I loved "improving" on #3. Now I think that should be one of everybody's words. What good would "great" writing be to anyone without a little perspective, right? An interesting perspective can take writing a long way in my opinion. And yes, who doesn't want a friend? Nice to meet you! =D
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:icondaydreaming-aurora:
Daydreaming-Aurora Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Writer
:huggle: Thanks! Nice to meet you!
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:iconluckyslugger:
LuckySlugger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
1: a dear friend of mine tossed me a link, since I love writing but never had the courage to publish.
2: I usually write fantasy, but will occasionally write a poem if I feel so inclined.
3: creative, clever, fun, long, fantastic
4: probably Tavi from the Codex Alera. Despite having no power in a world where some mortals are effectively gods, he consistently defeats his opponents using brainpower alone.
5: well, I haven't been on the site actively for too long, so I don't have an answer for this question.
6: See 5 (regrettably)
7: See 6 :( . I only have Lacrima, and while I love what it is shaping up to be, I only have the prologue published.
8: Because as I grow more on the site, I'll start to publish and create even better stories, but I need you guys to do this. Plus, my stories are fun!
9: Okay, gonna make this one up on the spot: "Say, sweetheart, are you in a band? 'Cause you just rocked my world."
10: Anyone want to swap stories?
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GileadsBalm Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
1. I don't remember how I came across this, it must have been posted by one of the groups I follow. Probably CRLiterature.

2. I usually stick to fixed form poetry and short stories, although I don't write much.

3. My writing is very short.

4. If I could be a character in a novel I've read it'd have to be Sherlock Holmes (book version, not Benadryl Crumblybuns) or Yasu from Nana because he's amazing. Although I dunno if manga counts >.>

5. My biggest influences are probably Poe, Pope, Wordsworth and some others. :iconjackgunski: and :iconejames10: are the only two writers on DA that I consistently read. I'd like to change that.

6. The last piece of literature I fav'd was Muckraking! by :iconhavetales-willtell:. It's six words long so I'll just post it: "Rake deflowers dirty hoes, spreads seed."

7. Hmmm, best work? That'll be the homage to Poe, [link]

8. You should watch me because I definitely won't clutter up your inbox. I only submit things every once in a Blue moon, usually only when I'm pretty satisfied with it.

9. I don't have a best pick up line, sorry to disappoint.

10. My question is: Why are you answering this question?
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:iconflickeringcandle:
FlickeringCandle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. Where did you come across this article? #CRLiterature's journal post.
2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction") Free verse poetry, some haiku, and a few others here and there. I usually write darker or more emotional poetry.
3. List 5 words to describe your writing. Um, poetic, poemy, like poetry?
4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why? I would be Hazel from "The Fault in Our Stars." She doesn't have an easy life, but she has some amazing insight and she has learned how to appreciate what she has. And I want to read "An Imperial Affliction."
5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences? Meganbreukelman, DannyAnthony, lifebyedeath, Night-of-Shadows, and erinsaysrawrrr.
6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd? [link]
7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!) [link]
8. Why should other deviants watch you? Two reasons: First of all, I like to pretend that I am a good poet who will change your view of the world. Secondly, and more importantly, I love meeting people who share my tastes and interests, and if you watch me, it means we have something in common, and I would love to see some of your work. :)
9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line? Hey baby, PLEASE PRETEND I AM TELLING YOU A HILARIOUS PICK-UP LINE SO I CAN PASS OFF MY PICK-UP LINE-LESS STATE AS HUMOUR!
10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community? What are your dreams?
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1. Where did you come across this article? I came across it on the Journal Portal.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction") Poetry and general fan fiction.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing. Humorous, fun, interesting, long, drawn-out, good?

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why? Maximum Ride; she has wings, unlike me and had the power of leadership.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences? WordofChen, GalactaKnight101, the9Tard, WolfgoddessEmi

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd? The last piece of literature I fav’d was “To the Beautiful You,” by WordofChen

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!) “A Friendly Betrayal.”

8. Why should other deviants watch you? To at least see my works and help me out on editing my literature to help me in my steps toward a writing career. And to enjoy the fun that comes with it.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line? I have an idea, and it's guaranteed to come with a world of hurt!

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community? I would like to ask other members: How did they began writing?
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
Writing just happened, for me. I read books obsessively, I thought of stories in my head, I started to write them down, I remembered books I had read and used techniques from them...etc. I didn't start writing on a daily basis until I joined deviantart though
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've been on the same road as you. ^^ The techniques from some of the stories previously read are really useful. Without them, where would we get some inspiration from?
Thanks for sharing! :)
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
I don't know if you did this on purpose, but I laughed so hard when I saw after the 5 word bit, you listed 6 words/phrases, and the 6th word came after you claimed your writing to be drawn-out. That made my day.
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not on purpose.^^; I meant it to be five, and take one of the words out, but I guess I forgot to do it.:D
Glad it made your day, though.:)
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
Ah, the happy accidents of life. =D
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SMAdams Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. Where did you come across this article?

#TheWritersMeow - In one of their latest articles.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")

I try to touch on a lot of topics when I write, but personal experiences play a strong role in what and how I write. My genre(s) are a bit all over the place; I don't try to limit myself to one specific area. But, I have found myself gravitating to Fictional (auto)biographical writing.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing

Relate-able; Expressive; Thought-Provoking; Realistic; Emotional

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

It is probably a little cheesy, but Galadriel. I found her character to be entrancing over the series of Tolkien's work. She has wisdom far beyond what anyone can comprehend, and I find myself respecting her for this.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?

`GeneratingHype
`raspil
`Memnalar
`LadyLincoln
*wyldhoney

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?

*rlkirkland
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7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)

I only have one piece, as I had to create a new account a couple weeks ago.

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8. Why should other deviants watch you?

I like fun. I may write about somber subjects, but I am far from that myself. I like to give where I can (spread the love). As long as you don't scare me away, I stick around quite a bit.

I also try to practice the give and take outlook when interacting with other people and their writing. :)

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?

Pick up lines? Uhhhhhhhh....

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?

What personality type are you?
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
Personality type...Introvert, definitely. Quiet, soft-spoken, observant, etc. Also, you've stolen my pick up line!
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SMAdams Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I am terribly sorry. :-/ I did not mean to do that. :p

:D
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that pickup line. "Uhhhhhhhh," would totally work on me. ;P (Seriously though, it would.) Personality type? Oh geez, I'm what I like to call a social chimera. I can make my personality be pretty much anything it needs to be.
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SMAdams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:facepalm: (I oddly believe you)

Lucky you! I wish I could do that. Generally, you can find me hiding in the back being quieter than a mouse. Yep. I am not the epitome of social.
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not very social either. It's a mechanism I developed out of fear. People scare me so bad. =D
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SMAdams Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A fascinating scheme. I like it. :)
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PoconoPariah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
1. Where did you come across this article?
#TheShelfLife

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")
Eastern young adult paranormal fiction.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing:
Easy, Interesting, Descriptive, Character-driven, Left-Guessing.

4. If you could be a character in any novel you've ever read, who would you be and why?
Currently, I can't think of any book since I haven't read in the past year due to various and dramatic family situations, but if I could pick any character I'd pick IB from the game title of the same name. She is a girl who goes to an art museum, and finds herself trapped there, and must get help from two others to escape and go back home.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?
.....none? That sounds awful really >.>

6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?
None on this account, I should go do that.

7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!).
I haven;t submitted lit on this new account yet, but I'm often very nervous to do so because of theft.

8. Why should other deviants watch you?
If they're interested in a good haunted novel, I can promise them a fright and some good down to earth characters.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humor- what is your best pick up line?
I didn't have to use it--I just looked at them.

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?
Is it active? I feel that many do not read any other lit, and if they do, they do not comment, and thus almost every lit deviation has hardly any views or comments, because no one reads---they simply shove it onto dA and hope for the best.
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would say it's active. I know a good number of people who spend chunks of time devouring the works of others. Sometimes all it takes is simply finding the right group or that one reader who's like,"I must make everyone read this person." Take a look around at many of the fine folks in this very journal. Most of them have done a decent job of perpetuating literary activity themselves. =D
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's active sometimes you have to submit to a large number of groups to get a few comments it also helps to find other writers of a similar genre and interact with them.
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. Where did you come across this article?

I am part of the TheWritersMeow group and they had a bulletin promoting this article.

2. What forms of literature do you write? (be more specific- i.e.. tell us what genre, or styles such as "Eastern Poetry" or "Horror fiction")

I write steampunk, historical fantasy, horror, general fiction, short stories, lengthy novels.

3. List 5 words to describe your writing

terse, character focused, sarcastic, intellectual

4. If you could be a character in any novel you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

Captain Nemo because he created his own ship, travels the ocean, and defies everyone so he can be a man of his choosing.

5. Which five people on site are your biggest influences?
I'm new to the literature community so most of my influencers are artists. Here they are:

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6. What was the last piece of literature you fav'd?
Brushing Up Against History by almcdermid.
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7. Which ONE piece of writing in your gallery shows you as a writer best? (JUST ONE, THINK CAREFULLY!)

The third chapter of the first book of my series.
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8. Why should other deviants watch you?

I have a light and slightly sarcastic way of writing which can be entertaining while also providing readers an unique perspective. I also tend to develop long and difficult plots that gives the reader a lot to work with and to ponder over.

9. And a silly one because we need a sense of humour- what is your best pick up line?

Uh....

10. What one question would you like to ask other members of the literature community?

What are the best groups in which I can get feedback?
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
#theWrittenRevolution gives really good feedback too, if you're willing to give some feedback as well. Their critiques are always useful and in-depth and there is a good chance you'll get more than one critique. After a while your piece will be buried, but it's still worth it!

#PowerfulWriting just underwent some changes and now has a critique system started. You have to give feedback to submit and get feedback, but we guarantee feedback and we have a system so pieces can't be buried under new submissions. We accept chapters. *shameless self promotion over*

As for why we should watch you, those seem like very good reasons. I also do long and difficult plots, I just haven't posted any of my chapters online since I'm anal and they aren't ready yet. If I may ask, what is your current series about?
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the suggests. I will definitely check them out.

Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one who's own plots confused them. XD My current series is about four wronged outcasts who live in a harsh and cold steampunkish/fantasy world where the gods are indifferent. The four outcasts are tired of fate constantly screwing them over, so they band together and start a war in an attempt reshape the world the way they see fit. I have posted the introduction and the first four chapters of the series on here. I'm actually in the middle of editing the first book and I might post a few more chapters later on.
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Writer
:nod:

That sounds really cool. I don't think I've ever actually read a steampunk fantasy before, yet I love them. I think it's all the pictures I've seen. It just makes for a cool setting. I'll be sure to check you story out. =) I had one dystopian steampunk idea in the works for a script but it was depressing so I took a break and am now working on my slightly less depressing novel.
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I think steampunk and fantasy make for an interesting combination. The idea came out of my love for 18th and 19th century Europe and the United States. I'm actually a history buff and love reading about the American Civil War and WWI (as odd as that sounds) and I thought why not mix gargoyles with gears? And that would be great. Please feel free to make any suggests you think might improve the story. I'm depress for feedback.

A dystopian steampunk script sounds awesome, but I can understand how it would get depressing. What is your slightly less depressing novel about?
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Writer
I am a bit of a history buff myself. I really enjoy reading about WWII. I find it to be incredibly interesting. With everything going on during that time it makes for really interesting 'what if' scenarios.

Basically, a girl abducted and terrible things are done to her before her murder. Her spirit is unable to move on and within five years she's forgotten who she was and what happened to her. She meets a woman who offers to give her her life back on the condition that she must kill the men who killed her. From there it turns into a pretty layered mystery which unfolds over the next few books. Yeah.
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just got into the WWII time period. I love it though. Like you said there are so many great what if scenarios and both World Wars are actually great studies of human nature. A lot of my character's motives and things of that nature come from studying people in history, particularly during that time period.

Wow that sounds really interesting. I love mixing mystery and the supernatural together. I think the two genres were made for each other.
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Writer
Same here. =)
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Beccalicious Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
Try #Critique-It or the literature forum critique thread :D

Also if you watch #CRLiterature we do occasionally have critique nights too!
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Luna-is-only-so-many Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. Writers Meow
2. I tend to write a lot of free from or traditional poems. My stories are usually fanfiction, fantastical, or sci-fi.
3. happy, sad, surprise, dark, character
4. I think I would want to be Rascal from Rascal. XD I think being a racoon an drinking strawberry soda all the time would be fun.
5. Not quite sure I have five, but I am a big fan of WordofChen and Kibbitzer's pictures have inspired me to write a few stories of my own. XD
6. Painted Skin by WordofChen
7. Ah, this is hard. I think it's probably Delete.Delete.Delete..
8. Honestly I doubt it's for my great skill, but people might enjoy watching my skill get better over time and following my journey through becoming a proper writer worth her name.
9. Baby whenever I’m near you, I undergo anaerobic respiration because you take my breath away.
10. How do you handle getting to know people and getting yourself out there when you are as socialy adept as an antisocial kitten?
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
Oh my goodness. That pick-up line. xD

I love watching people grow and improve over time. It makes me happy. I don't usually watch people, though, as I typically don't read anything they produce. So I started a group instead.

I wouldn't say I'm as socially adept as a kitten. More like Godzilla. I put myself out there and all people do is scream and run in circles. It's a hard life, really. On dA I just join groups and leave comments and critiques. That's a really indirect way of interacting with people so it's not up to you to continue the conversation and you always have something to talk about. Community groups are good, like #ProjectComment. Aspiring community groups are fun, like the wild link in my signature. *shameless self promotion over*

Also, also give us links! More often than not, when people see a link they can't help but click it. It's just so tempting. So for your piece, "Delete.Delete.Delete." (interesting concept, by the way. I'll be sure to leave a comment) you could go Delete.Delete.Delete: [link] which makes me just want to click it. Otherwise I'll just read the title and be like 'oh, cool title. Moving on.' I personally like making the title a link. Delete.Delete.Delete. which is < a href="[instert link here]" > [insert title for link here] < /a >

This is getting long. Good day.
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Luna-is-only-so-many Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, thanks for the tips! I always wondered how to get links in the comments and such, I always forget you even can untill I see someone else has and then I think, "Wow, how cool!"
I will definitely try to fix that so I remember it more.
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MadHat11D6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
:nod: For groups and deviants though you just go : devMadHat11D6 : or : iconMadHat11D6 : = ~MadHat11D6 and :iconmadhat11d6:
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Luna-is-only-so-many Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, ok. Thanks. ^w^
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