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Being devious: A Guide to the dA Lit CommunityI've been asked frequently, in the last few weeks, by some new members in the lit community about exactly HOW they can hit the ground running in terms of their activity on dA. It goes beyond just submitting great pieces and hoping for the best. I came across various methods over these 8 years I've been around, and I wish I had been told a lot of these things when I first started. I discovered a lot of things by trial and error. So, I figure it would be a nice gesture to help out some of the deviants who have been inquiring about what course of action to take now that they are here. Here are some useful articles that will probably say most of the things I'm going to:
 These two articles are more in-depth, so I would highly suggest taking a look here.
As for my own personal experiences, here are some ways of getting yourself out there.
1. Comment, comment, comment.
Maybe even a critique or two, if you're feeling daring. Think of the
ABC's of Lit. Forms 'S'The aim of this project is to serve as a single collaborative collection of literature forms. The project can focus mainly on poetry forms, but can also include types of prose (examples: non-fiction, six word stories)! La la la la Since this project is about all of the writers on dA, that is where the community comes in. I am constantly needing more forms to add to the list. So please take the time to fill out a quick google survey, letting me know what forms you wish to see in this project as well as as how YOU would define it (if you choose). Feel free to include examples from dA as well, if you have any.
:dalove: This will be continuously updated as more come along, so stay tuned!
Thank you to those who have taken the time to send in something for the Google Survey, along with instructions and tidbits. They were very helpful. :heart: 
100 Theme ChallengeI am FINALLY getting around to doing this. I need something to get me going for writing, other than the Two Thousand Words Project...so yeah. :lol:
THE 100 THEME CHALLENGE!
1. Introduction 
2. Love 
3. Light 
4. Dark 
5. Seeking Solace 
6. Break Away 
7. Heaven 
8. Innocence 
9. Drive 
10. Breathe Again 
11. Memory 
12. Insanity 
13. Misfortune 
14. Smile 
15. Silence 
16. Questioning 
17. Blood
18. Rainbow 
19. Gray 
20. Fortitude 
21. Vacation 
22. Mother Nature 
23. Cat 
24. No Time 
25. Trouble Lurking 
26. Tears 
27. Foreign 
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned 
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51


DDs, DLDs, Features, etc







:iconfeaturedbydldplz::iconfeaturedbydld2plz: (My DLDs)

Bait and SwitchBougainvillea blooms
and tall, shaded ferns disguise
this sorrowful life.
Fear NotBe the sky that I
can jump into; Your eyes are
pools of stepping stones.



:iconhonoredddplz::iconhonoredddplz2: (MY DDs)

Life on DisplayShe had grown up in a world
of coupon clippings, muffled ears
and tip toeing around broken glass.
Bruised feelings towards the world
that looked so narrow and thin;
Felt like a resolutely locked door.
Always grasping for the heavens
with a desire and ferocity
of piercing iron claws.
Dominating the skies with all the
bulk and majesty of a bird of prey.
Boxed in at one corner of a city;
dusty and forgotten.
Yet, always guaranteed to be visible
at night. Raging quietly through
the darkness like the last bit of embers
on the end of her stamped cigarette butt.
Artsy and upscale enclaves beckoned her.
Hidden oases of roasting coffee, hip music
and fresh-cut flowers. So unlike the barren
desert of chain convenience stores and dreary
apartment blocks she called home.
Beautiful young women
clink marble china together, bobbling
around each other like planets bobbling
around the sun; All struggling for recognition
and permanence. All the while, defiantly staring
into the face of the force that ga
SolaceShe never slept well in the dark,
not without the children of the sun and moon
to guide her weary lids home.
Guided by the aftermath, she was always two steps behind.
What did the world look like to the girl who had been through it all?
Braved the heaviest of storms,
yet skipping over cracks in the pavement.
They said her eyes were the wisps of clouds before the storm.
To him they were reflections of pages overlooked.
She said it was like she lived the life of someone she had never met.
Laid out to dry, yesterdays news.
He knew her as the girl who was built to never collapse.
He wished he was too.
He loved her more than words could say, and yet her pain was such,
that at times, he feared she wouldn’t make it.
But on nights like these, even when it threatened to consume her,
he became convinced that somehow she would.


Thank you Stamp. by itsreality

Spotlights on... #16What's up people?
It's cool to see that despite summer, people on this website are still as active as usual ahah. Oh and btw my DA 1 year anniversary is coming veeery soon (on August the 2nd). :D Nostalgia nostalgia.
I changed a little bit the way I'm doing these features, now I'll also be featuring deviants that are worth your attention, because of their skills/spirit/kindness/etc.
Hope you'll enjoy!
Plum facts #9 : I studied classical literature and how to analyse prose/poetry with the use of literary and lyric tools. That's why I think I might be very sensitive of the author's style, which defines IMO the quality and the richness of the text. 
Have you studied any classical authors or even modern literature?   
I am a dummy! DEVIANTS AND DEVIATIONS I am a dummy!

Kurtzan - Awesome support, well-
Spotlights on... #15Wow already #15. I still remember the feeling I had when I posted my first features articles: I really wanted to share my favourite art with all my friends, supporters and watchers. I received several compliments and praise for my features articles therefore I definitely can't stop doing them. :) (Smile)
I'm aware I might miss some unknown artists that need more exposure, and I'm sorry for that. I'm doing what I can to please all of you, and please me as well. 
I hope all of you have a great week so far. Summer definitely came back, and mosquitos too. Crying  Feel free to note me if you ever wanna talk, about anything. I'd love to share my stupid stories with you. Anyway enjoy this 15th wave of features. Make art, not war. 
See you soon! Hi!
Plum facts #8 : I've found a new hobby, watercolour. I just came across some amazing pieces of

The Ink Stained Quill Vol. IIIHello everyone! It's Kelsy, aka SpriteBlayde here. Welcome to the third 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 we have a guest who is insanely awesome. Her name is Nadia, but you may know her as Medoriko. I've been her watcher for long enough to know that Nadia puts out a variety of pieces. Her writing is truly incredible, she's one of the gifted writers who only has to write a couple of words to hit you head on with emotion. I highly recommend you browse her gallery, you won't be disappointed. :heart:

Before we start, is there anything you would like to
Random Feature Time!As the title says, it's a random feature! Before I begin, I would like to mention that I am still open to collaborations. If you're interested, please note me or comment here: http://spriteblayde.deviantart.com/journal/Poetry-Collaboration-453343304.
Now for the features! I will feature a couple of my personal favorite pieces from each person. :)
1. chromeantennae Not that he needs my help, but he's my best friend and an incredible writer. His style is so versatile and his subject matters cover a broad range. Please, go check out his stuff!

2. Medoriko I love this lady's writing! She has one of those styles of writing that make even the simplest of messages complex and meaningful. Please, go show her some love. :)

3. WeirdAndLovely She is an amazin

A Feature full of LOVE Let's start with some words that I adore.
    


HaikuWriMo. LOVE
I am participating in HaikuWriMo this year and it has been so much fun!  Here are some wonderful Haikus!
  






I updated my own Haikus today. In this one, I added three new haikus all in the genre of romance to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Haiku Bingo. Complete! by prettyflour
Now for some beautiful Photography!




and some crazy good Digital Art:


Monthly Feature of Works!Welcome to :iconPoeticalCondition:'s Monthly Feature of Works!
Please take a moment and enjoy these fabulous words.

by FirecrackerLady

by Medoriko

by Miellat

HoldTheNoise

by X3beyondthesunx3

by AsterGirl

by Bombatoria

by hypermagical
Congratulations to those chosen!
Keep writing and submitting, maybe next month, one of your pieces will be chosen.  :)
(We will not be accepting nominations for monthly feature of works, they are chosen at random by the admins. Please feel free to continue sending your nominations for our Member of the Month!)
See you next month!

ITU Feature 19 - June 28, 2013 :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletblue: Inspire The Uninspired Fortnightly Feature :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:
Hello, members and visitors of InspireTheUninspired! Welcome to our fortnightly feature, where we present four fantastic deviations from our gallery. This week I'll be sharing two deviations from both the Non-Fiction folder and the Poetry - Free Verse folder along with two other deviations from the deviant's gallery.
:iconsmadams:
SMAdams

Nightmares by SMAdams tells the story of a woman fighting her subconscious while she is plagued by nightmares. The descriptive imagery perfectly captures the feeling of being trapped and violated by our nightmares, something that many people are well acquainted with. It is the author's vast knowledge of language and prose writing that really brings this feeling to life.
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NaPoWriMo Feature #4Sooo hi. Yes, I know it's been almost two whole months since NaPo ended, but I am lazy and irresponsible so there. Here is the final installment of the NaPo features, with, once again, three of my favorite NaPo poems from all of the winners. Enjoy!
:iconmedoriko:
Medoriko

:iconsilver-ships-fly:
silver-ships-fly

:iconthe-night-dreamer:
The-Night-Dreamer

:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords
April 30th, 2013 by DrippingWords April 21st, 2013 by DrippingWords
:icongloryousglory:
GloryousGlory
Day 7 by GloryousGlory Day 16 by GloryousGlory Day 28 by GloryousGlory
:iconneurotype:
neurotype
NAPOWRIMO by neurotype
PS. I wanted to put your actual poems, but sta.sh doesn't have thumbs :(
:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat
I do not write, by Sammur-amat to the vulture who thought himself a lion by Sammur-amat rock bottom, ocean floor by Sammur-amat
:icontheomegapoint:
TheOmegaPoint
The Omega Point by TheOmegaPoint Bradycardia by TheOmegaPoint The Certain Comfort of a Rare Thing by TheOmegaPoint

Literature Roadtrip: Day 06The beautiful pieces of literature featured here today are written by extremely talented deviants. As you explore their galleries you will be amazed and captivated. I urge all of you to read a few of the pieces showcased, give them some comments and add them to your favourites. I know that these deviants would greatly appreciate it.
I also suggest that the deviants here today, take some time and look at two another pieces here. You may find a deviant you have never come across before.
:heart:
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Medoriko
  
Kiefer115
  
Sammur-amat
  
PrussianPersephone
 lion boy by PrussianPersephone curiouser and curiouser by PrussianPersephone
prettyflour
simple pleasures by prettyflour Almost... by prettyflour S.O.S. by prettyflour
falconess22
Clematis by falconess22 Death by falconess22 A Bad Idea? by falconess22
saltwaterlungs
:thumb3
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #45Please this news article so it will reach a larger audience!
This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during my
travels across deviantART. This is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice (though this gets harder to keep track of
now that we can change usernames), so check out these lovely writers now while you can!



Sunny Days by TotallyUncreativeMe



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Musings on a Friday

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:39 AM
So. Today is Pay Day, and I got a bit extra for working extra hours...which I wasn't supposed to do. :paranoid: But it was by accident lol But regardless, I'm using that extra money to do something nice for myself. I got the bills all paid, and contacts (FINALLY) ordered. So I'm going to go do some mad shopping at Davids Tea, get some yarn...and a teapot and milk frother from Target...and use my employee discount :P Look at me getting wild :p 

Speaking of yarn. I have NOT forgotten about my project. I just need to wait until I get my grant from Dalhousie, and use the leftover money to buy yarn in bulk. I've been using my paychecks as of recent to take care of bills and other things that needed to be paid so I didn't have the ability to spend money on yarn. But I should be getting the grant either at the end of this month or early next month. I apologize for taking SO freaking long. :no: That grant will be going towards the yarn for the first few people for projects, as well as stationary and whatnot to start sending letters out as well...and misc other stuff like more tea, stuff from Lush, and a Chicago Bears (Forte) hoodie. :3 I don't really spend big, but I like a few key things in my life. Oh, and probably putting money down for a video game pre-order or two. Most of it I'm saving for Black Friday cause I have my eyes on a pair of Bose bluetooth headphones.

Today is a slightly better day than the last week has been. It shouldn't be considering how poorly I have been feeling about aspects of my life. I hate that doing the right thing can hurt so badly sometimes. But I'm taking the non-selfish route for once, and doing what is right for someone else...because they need it, even if I have to be upset for a bit in doing so. I think that's a sign of growing up. I do what I do because I care, and want the best for this person. I can only hope that it pays off for both of us in the future. 

I hope you guys are doing well today. I appreciate the kind words as of late. I think I need to take this time to be good to myself. Even if it is as simple as yummy tea, NCIS marathons, and knitting. Or spending time with my roomie. The next bit will be emotionally rough for me, but I think I can feasibly handle it if I try to keep in good spirits and surround myself with things that I enjoy. Like you guys. :heart:

Update: Side still hurts. I wasted 8 bucks on a prescription for Tylenol 3 that doesn't work -_- I'm probably going back to the ER Sunday night, to which I'll be VERY pissed because I didn't think it would work anyway. 

Blah. 

You're all awesome. :headbang:

~Nadia~

  • Listening to: Dark side of me: Coheed and Cambria
  • Watching: How to Get Away with Murder
  • Playing: Destiny.

Not in the Mood

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 22, 2014, 12:22 PM
Things have been so-so lately. I went to the ER Saturday...took a DAY off work to go, and the doctor tells me he thinks its a muscle isssue. Well gee, I came to the hospital because I DON'T think it's that. But okay. You give me Tylenol 3 and Ibuprofen and said to come back if it isnt' better in a week. It's been a few days and I'm already out and I'm still in pain -_- Like, are you kidding me. So I have to waste my time to go BACK, so you can tell me "huh, maybe it isn't muscles" like I fucking didn't already know that. So, i'm not pleased with that. It has made being on dA on a daily basis difficult because all I want to do is sleep and be miserable. At least work and classes are fine as usual. I'm also irritated with the people who can't understand that life and health is going to come before dA. I love this place, but if I'm not up to being online, that's what it's going to be. I'm really over getting rude ass notes in my group from people who can't wait a few days for their submission to be accepted. Seriously? Get over yourself. At any rate, I'm trying to stay positive through everything. There's a lot going on and I'm trying to dig my way through it. I'm trying to be unusually optimistic, it's just difficult sometimes. I want to help the people that I love, but I know I can't and it hurts because I feel like it's my responsibility. I'm hoping that things can improve. I know what I'm doing is the right thing to do...and they're also doing what is right. I just hope that things will start to improve as time goes on. Because I know my heart is in the right place, for once.

I hope you guys are doing well. 

:heart:

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  • Listening to: Dark side of me: Coheed and Cambria
  • Watching: How to Get Away with Murder
  • Playing: Destiny.

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meowclopspurrcat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! =)
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Hey congratulations, from one awesomeness to another! :iconspinplz:
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
:highfive: <3
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder.

YOU DID SOMETHING AWESOME TODAY!

:squee:  :iconheartglompplz:  :party:  :clap:  :party:  :iconheartglompplz:  :squee:

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's near the bottom, above my webcam image!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
Oh my goodness, thank you :love: I don't know what I did to deserve such an honor but waaaaaaaah :eager: Thank you dear :love:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome, sweetheart! Keep being awesome!
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Thelunarwriter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
You are an amazing person, get well soon my friend :D Hug 
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Writer
So are you <3 Thank you! I'm trying to take it easy :) 
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Thelunarwriter Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Aw thanks :D good you should and eat what sounds good to you
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Writer
I think you're amazing. ♥
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