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:bulletpurple: Literature Forums! 02/06/10
To the new deviant, and even to deviants who have been here a while, this website can be an intimidating maze of resources, features, and tools that are difficult to navigate. Because of the nature of the beast, we here at suture would like to direct members of the literature community to the little-known world of the dA lit forums.

:bulletpurple: Essential Graphic Novels, Part 1 09/11/05
...a sampler of graphic fiction and non-fiction that amply demonstrates the power of sequential art.



Hello CRLiterature 2015!

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 2:01 PM
CRLiterature Journal Header by GrimFace242

NB: This is a revisit of our original welcome to the group journal from three years ago, but we thought it was time to say hello again!


CRLiterature has been around for several years now. The aim of this group is to be a central community hub for all things literature, sharing with you as much information, articles, DDs and discussion as possible. It is also an opportunity for you to find other writers, groups and resources. It is owned by the CVs, but run by the community with the support of a small group, mostly former volunteers but also including a mixture of old school and new school deviants too to balance the dynamic and focus. You can share your literature related information through this group, meaning anyone can use it. Be sure to keep an eye on the community events including chat events and weekly discussion polls. It’s an awesome hub, but can be made even more so with your support. If you're not following us yet, please do so!

Who are you?

In the past, we've created a series of questions to get people talking to each other, and this is no different. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage you to interact with others, finding like minded people and sharing information. This is a great opportunity to bolster your watch list and find out new and exciting things! Whether you've been on dA 10 years or 10 minutes, if you have an interest in literature, then this is a good starting point. We encourage you to reply to other people and continue the conversations beyond the questions!

The Questions

1. What is your name or what do you like to be known as?
2. How many years have you been on deviantART?
3. What was the last thing you wrote? (describe it don't just link!)
4. What kind of things do you like writing (genre, style etc)
5. What other things are you into away from writing? (Hobbies etc)
6. What is the day job? (School? Uni? Work? Family?)
7. Which literature groups are you actively part of on dA?
8. What do you want out of the dA literature community? How do you think you can get that?
9. Tell us/ show us something that will make us laugh
10. Ask a question either about literature/community on dA or something you'd like to ask other people (don't sidestep this, it is important to encourage the conversation!)

Is there anything else you would like to share? Thoughts of what could be improved? Random facts? A rant about clerihews? Feel free to continue the conversation!

A Challenge!

It wouldn't be a literature journal without a literature based challenge! Using the following little prompt:

"Glass Jars"

write a drabble  (prose) or a Haiku (poem).

Post it as part of your comments! This might be tricky, but please just relax and have a go, it isn't serious, just a bit of fun to get people interacting! 

Some final thoughts

I am currently on a training course at work, which is about people and behaviours. Although the course is business related, today we did a very interesting exercise about attitudes and how those attitudes can not only affect others, but affect the likelihood of achievement. If you tell yourself (and others) you're not a good writer, you will bring the attitude of that, and your work will show it. If you believe in your ability, even as a learner, your likelihood of success will increase. We're not encouraging you to be a special snowflake, but to take control of your own destiny with your art. Anyone here who has faced rejection will tell you that even rejection can be positive and help you succeed. Think about it, it makes decent sense.

Finally, please share this journal amongst your groups, your peers and fellow deviants. We'd like to encourage as much participation as possible and do read other's comments and respond. This is your community, make it your home :)

Skin by Dan Leveille

Critmas- The results

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 10, 2015, 3:47 AM

366 Critiques completed in 12 days 
25 awesome participants
1 person managed 75 critiques
Critmas joy= complete!

Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Critmas for 2014. It has been possibly one of the best events, with a record volume of critiques complete and a wonderfully diverse group of participants. The prizes that have been donated have been nothing short of glorious, and the pimping, sharing and word spreading of the event has been amazing. You are all so awesome and your support is always appreciated :heart:

As the headlines above say, 25 participants took part and between them achieved 366 critiques. The challenge was to complete 12, but 9 of our awesome participants exceeded that, with one deviant (RogueMudblood) achieving a stunning 75!

The prizes have been split at random, with each completer being assigned a number and using a random number generator to match each prize. The only restrictions was to ensure everyone received points and that features were evened out. This wasn't a contest about the in depth quality of critiques, it was a challenge to spread joy by giving. 

So lets see who won what!

:star: RogueMudblood  Total Critiques: 75
1000 points from Moonbeam13
Custom Journal/ Gallery skin from ginkgografix 
Features from CRAnimeAndManga , Elandria , WDWParksGal , suddenbanana 

:star: SirCassie  Total Critiques: 18
400 points from danheffer 
$15 print from GrimFace242 
Handmade bookmark from SilverInkblot** 
Features from MagicalJoey , IrrevocableFate , LostKitten , KimRaiFan 

:star: BATTLEFAIRIES Total Critiques: 17
500 points from Wordsmiths 
Emoticon Buttons from Beccalicious** 
Poetry clerihew from ThornyEnglishRose 
Features from cinyu , IrrevocableFate , WDWParksGal  suddenbanana 

:star: HigurashiKarly  Total Critiques: 17
500 points from LiliWrites*    
Poetry commission from DrippingWords 
CRAnimeAndManga , elandri , LostKitten , suddenbanana 

:star: ObsydianDreamer  Total Critiques: 16
250 points from SCFrankles
$15 print from GrimFace242 
Handmade bookmark from SilverInkblot
Features from cinyu  , Elandria , WDWParksGal , theWrittenRevolution 

:star: Anoya  Total Critiques: 14
500 points from Beccalicious
Poetry commission from DrippingWords 
Features from DrippingWords , IrrevocableFate , LostKitten , suddenbanana  

:star: suddenbanana Total Critiques: 13
200 points from Nichrysalis
A copy of  "A Jab of Deep Urgency" by PinkyMcCoversong ** 
Flash fiction of choice from ObsydianDreamer 
Features from MagicalJoey , ginkgografix , Elandria , KimRaiFan 

:star: Just-To-Look1 Total Critiques: 13
300 points from pica-ae
12 month subscription from Rushy
Calligraphy quote from pica-ae
Features from DrippingWords, ginkgografix, WDWParksGal, suddenbanana

:star: Parsat Total Critiques: 12
1000 points from Moonbeam13
Handmade bookmark from SilverInkblot ** 
Features from cinyu IrrevocableFate, WDWParksGal, suddenbanana

:star: iNeedYorkshireTea Total Critiques: 12
400 points from danheffer
Emoticon Buttons from Beccalicious** 
Handmade bookmark from SilverInkblot** 
Features from DrippingWords, ginkgografix, Elandria, KimRaiFan

:star: VanceaLouisa Total Critiques: 15
500 points from Wordsmiths
Emoticon Buttons from Beccalicious**
Flash fiction of choice from ObsydianDreamer
Features from DrippingWords, ginkgografix, WDWParksGal, theWrittenRevolution

:star: Nonsensical-Inks Total Critiques: 12
200 points from cinyu * 
Custom journal Skin from pica-ae
Features from CRAnimeAndManga, IrrevocableFate, LostKitten, Just-To-Look1

:star: GoldenNocturna Total Critiques: 12
500 points from Beccalicious*
Devwear stickers fromBeccalicious**
Calligraphy quote from pica-ae
Features from IrrevocableFate, ginkgografix, LostKitten, KimRaiFan

:star: starhavenstudios Total Critiques: 12
300 points from BiscuitDude*
A copy of  "A Jab of Deep Urgency" by PinkyMcCoversong ** 
Features from MagicalJoey, IrrevocableFate, WDWParksGal, Just-To-Look1

:star: justayne Total Critiques: 12
200 points from neurotype
Flash fiction of choice  from ObsydianDreamer
Features from cinyu, ginkgografix, LostKitten, Just-To-Look1

:star: SeaPlume Total Critiques: 12
500 points from LiliWrites
Poetry cherihew from ThornyEnglishRose
Features from IrrevocableFate, ginkgografix, LostKitten, KimRaiFan

:star: Velkss Total Critiques: 12
500 points from LiliWrites*  
Old dA logo keychain from Beccalicious**
Calligraphy quote from pica-ae
Features from CRAnimeAndManga, ginkgografix, LostKitten, theWrittenRevolution

:star: SavageFrog Total Critiques: 12
500 points from SRSmith
Old dA logo keychain from Beccalicious** 
Custom Avatar from SirCassie
Features from cinyu, IrrevocableFate. LostKitten, Just-To-Look1

:star: KimRaiFan Total Critiques: 12
500 from SRSmith
Emoticon Buttons from Beccalicious**
handmade bookmark from SilverInkblot** 
Features from MagicalJoey, IrrevocableFate, WDWParksGal, theWrittenRevolution

:star: StudioIJB Total Critiques: 12
200 points from thetaoofchaos
Trollface buttons from Beccalicious** 
custom ID & Icon set from WDWParksGal
Features from CRAnimeAndManga, ginkgografix, WDWParksGal, LostKitten

:star: k3igu Total Critiques: 7
70 points from Synfull*

:star: MagicalJoey Total Critiques: 6
30 points from Synfull*
30 points from Rieal-Dragonsbane *

:star: SilverInkblot Total Critiques: 6
50 points from LostKitten
10 points from Rieal-Dragonsbane  *

:star: AzizrianDaoXrak Total Critiques: 5
50 points from LostKitten

* Points were donated via the donation pool and will be distributed by Beccalicious 
** This prize is a physical item, please note the prize giver a delivery address.

It is appreciated that all prize givers ensure their donations have been made within appropriate time-frame and agreement. Please note, I am not responsible for any issues that may arise, but will support you if such circumstances do come about.

see you for Critmas 2015 in December! x

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wildoats Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Long live Suture!
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, what's this group about? I can't seem to find an FAQ. It looks cool, though.
apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It used to be a kind of all-things-lit, with a focus on tutorials and helping people to improve their craft. Got resurrected a while ago, but the resurrection didn't last very long. Been dead for a while now, unfortunately. :'(
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I see. That's too bad.
apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aye, everyone clamoured to commit themselves to the idea of it, but when it came to producing words: nadda.
suture Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
This group is in hibernation for the time being.
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, okay :)
Sperpy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist
tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Writer
futilitarian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Writer
sup? owt?
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