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Goal for Next New Year'sEDIT 1 YEAR LATER:
Well, not nearly as far as all this. But actually the story itself is in a much better place -- much more interesting, many more layers, and a tighter plot to boot. (No functional full draft, however...not even one in which characters have the same name the whole way through. You know that awkward moment when you meet someone who has your character's first name and it's an uncommon enough first name that you're like, "Well...I had the name picked out long before I met you but let's avoid awkwardness" so you change the character name? That happened. Twice for the same character. Ugghh.)
And I think honestly the main reason a lot of this didn't happen is that I was super busy. Summer was when I planned to get most of this done -- and I was way, way too busy but in the best possible way. A lot of learning and growing on so many levels, and I finished almost every day utterly exhausted but happy. Worth putting this off. But, as a result, what precious little time I had i
Read This!Featuring the winners of the DLD Summer Contest! Check it out
Prompt: "Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters"
FIRST PLACE http://fav.me/d58yttw
"Forgiveness Economics" by brassteeth
A banknote with a purple stain connects the lives of three characters.
SECOND PLACE http://fav.me/d59hfwz
"we are all waiting to be found." by momo-madness
A cemetery bench brings two characters together.
RUNNER UP http://fav.me/d53zsiq
"Star Dust." by laurotica
A bullet connects the lives of two humans living on the moon.
Since I'm so late in putting this up, it'll stay up through October 29th.
We are Women. We are Human.What's going on?
While the US is not the country that forces a rape victim to marry her rapist, we are still a country where a woman's fundamental right to bodily integrity is denied by current and pending legislation, written and passed primarily by men.
And now, an art feature:
Please note that the views expressed above are not necessarily endorsed by any of the following artists whose work is featured here. If your art is featured here, and you would prefer it to be removed, please let me know.
Think about future? by eXeArt
morpankhi by kokaliyaStarlight by orsnaiSam II by Adam-Nowak
Shadows of Our LivesJourney through an art feature...discover something new. Give these artists some s & comments!
modern day red riding hood by junon The Old Bicycle Seller by pelacurseni Last Goodbye by Val-Faustino What do you have there? by DrOfPhotography No Horizon by OhTheNorwegian The Limits of Reason by MahmoudYakut goodbye blue sky by navidoutlaw born unequal... by VaggelisFragiadakis Light Up by SonjaPhotography Christmas Card by beprotybe Portrait of Lady Wisdom by melanierogers Watching by karikaiyuk Waiting by David681 Lovely by TonyEP :thumb200251790: Anyel II by DanielTorresStorni Are you feeling lucky, punk? by duhcoolies Murderer by Gironimo Fastball by mathematix Oi'LL Give 'Em Foive... by EarthHart tattoo by ARIANA1985 I am Nomad by f-i-g-m-e-n-t dikmen vadisi - 52 by kadircelep While raining 2 by jericho1405 Ghost rider 1 by jericho1405 :thumb159484158: Father, yes son... by SHA-1 nics7 by l-snow-f Thinking by SilvaKinzelmann World is mine by SHA-1 8615 by pietervanbalen :thumb192260997: Young street footballers by mario19 Kukushka. 068659 SPT by AlexGontar mardi gras indian by sethlamden Cordoba by yelou how can i go??? by rozeki Business by almcdermid Soul by LeeLooAnja Derriere la porte by SHA-1 Sarah by stijn Efrat Gosh by guyprives :thumb19459
Boys & Girls of Summer Look To The Future by DragonTreasureArt Olives by yelou In Satsang by Sarasai Running through the Beach by VitaminCakes oh very young by spacedementchen :thumb192662475:
Hope you're having a great summer!
(And if you're in the southern hemisphere...have a nice winter!)
The Little Guys ~ a creature featureTake a closer look at the little guys--you never know what you may find!
Goldfish Bowl by dearlyphilosophic MOOP. by Cuttlefish-Sama Flight of the Dragon by erezmarom :thumb195195842: Cute Curiosity by Alannah-Hawker stag beetle on endpaper by sskoczek Top View by erezmarom .: Fragile :. by zZToraZz Red eyed tree frog by Alannah-Hawker Ladybug by fruitpunch1 Seahorse 2 by LDFranklin :thumb186382593: Day 4 by kgulheim Fly No.764532 by jsz leptircich....... by IgorGlavas :thumb180987670: hanging on by PeterJCoskun study in red and green by GREYFading miracycle by Attila-G la petite tortue by jvrichardson Medveditza by Besedina even in the dark by KalbiCamdan There's Something About Snail by WednesdayM0rning auf der Lauer by deoroller M2112 - Pink City. by Lothringen Jumping Spider 6 by RichardConstantinoff Day 6 by kgulheim Junior.The.Cicada by OctoberRainne Psychedelic smile by x-crossroad king o' the plank by LifeWithARedhead Monarchs Three by jbrum Stronger than Life .:1:. by Manon-Blutsanguen .: e x p l o r e r :. by jsz :thumb187657387: My Home by saka50ft Dragonfly by EmilyCantera Kraken by DaughterOfTheRain Natural Curiosity by Alexlky :thumb167415732: Bathing Wasp by Japers Green by Cheshirsky a butterfly so close by Cternetea 1mm Gazelle by AimishBoy :t
National Novel Writing Month this November!You might know what NaNoWriMo means. You might not.
Whether you're new to the mad writing frenzy that is National Novel Writing Month or not, I encourage you all to take up the challenge!
You'll be writing 50,000 words in 30 days this November.
Sounds tough? It is, but you can do it. Just take it 1,667 words a day, slow and steady, or have yourself a few binge days every week. (You might find yourself spending inordinate amounts of time describing scenery in order to meet your word count each day!)
Whatever your strategy is, this is a challenge that will help you become a better writer. Too many novelists try to write a novel...and then barely scratch out a chapter, so frightened by the possibility of imperfection.
This challenge isn't meant to write any great piece of fiction. It is meant as an exercise to make you realize your writing potential--yes, you can write thousands and thousands of words, and yes, you can write down complete crap without the world e
My Neighbor TotoroCome out, come out, where ever you are!
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig
Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
Totoro by jorgecarrero
Totoro by Helbetico
Totoro by randyblinkaddicter
My Neighbor Totoro was released on April 16, 1988.
Softness-art: Weekly feature XIII:iconsoftness-art:
Untitled by Sora-Kodo
i love you by Lover-and-the-Wild
Skyline eyes by SilverWolfieShizumaselfportrait by iuanka
Guinea Piggy by HammettLady
Letters by iMalenkaAnne by kkarll
.. by philfletcherhurt by youarelightinthedark
000112 by patagami
In the sun by MarinaVrodaSummer diary by Mihaela-V
Julia by Anna-Chursina
Macro Spotlight Vol. 111MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 111
rainbow under water_2
Anchored in suspense
Beauty and the Beast
in the morning
Suggested by Sserenita
Suggested by homunculus888
Octopus by cold-in-the-northHanging Figures, three piece by cold-in-the-north
Traditional Discoveries #2Welcome to another installment of Traditional Discoveries. This feature is People created with all types of traditional mediums. Enjoy the show and show some love to these artists.
Copy of Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter by Jagroar Untitled by 1Creep The Encounter by elftantra Two Doves by Protoguy Punk Rocker. by StephenMerrigan Donwton Abbey - Violet Grantham by Stanbos Jeru The Damaja by pErs Narkotikum by yantotzkie Ellie by RhynWilliams Hero's by candysamuels EXCLUSIVE -KELLY EDEN- by marilisaargentieri Floating dream_LAKA Project by khanglex Death and Rebirth by KlarEm Place for me by sannchen broken by sannchen Overreaction by MisterDoyle Falling In Love by annakoutsidou I need protection by KlarEm Keeper of Secrets by plantiebee No code by danilomartinis Only a little bird by STelari Padma by Lasarasu Cia You, Papa by FrankGo Mad Queen Alice by EnysGuerrero Rowan (Painting) by MichaelShapcott Magical steam girl. ACEO by EnysGuerrero Medea by Rezurekted Burn to the very bone by STelari Pearl Rehabilitative Colony by alexandramanukyan Rebeca (How to disappear completely) by Marie-Esther stained-glass window by queerartist 'Harvest' by Christopher Lovell Art by Lovell-Art Angel by Razor-Sensei newspaper girl by glenox66 les fantomes des patients by glenox66 Cabarita Cove..90cmx70cm.jpg2.jpg2222222222222 by glenox66 The Bard's Tale and Her Empty Grass Land by somuchkittypity
STREET RACK : Vol. 3spray meby - arslanalp
by - simonacapriani
PH_012014_05by - IgorBekker
Wet Paint by - lIFedorovskaya
Orangeby - djailledie
Y e l l o wby - pigarot
Telephoniquementby - cahilus
He, around himby - mariomencacci
Mirror Mirrorby - myraincheck
The Unseen Stock - AprilMODEL
Faun/Centaur/Satyr/Pan STOCK 23 by DamselStock
Spring by anettfrozen Rebekah Stock 28-1 by artmaniabychristine Elsa Stock (inspired) by Liancary-Stock Farewell Summer 4 by Anariel-Stock
Spring 2 by YBsilon-Stock
Forest 07 by BmAStock Desert 4 by Achiha-Azteca arena_23 by abelgalois pond with sun reflecting by NovaScotiaDream
Deserted by StarryHorse Sky by Adeleene Nature 269 by Dreamcatcher-stock Botanic Garden 23 by LeikyaStock
Stock: A New Day is Dawning by Celem Fire by Aredelsaralonde Fog 30 by MASYON Haapsalu 44 by MASYON
Shanty 1 by kimmy-k-stock freestock - link back by skittles010 Chichen Itza by yinetyang
Mary Cassatt"In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished."
Portrait of the Artist c. 1878
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennslyvania, USA on May 23, 1844. Her family was upper-middle-class, giving Mary the ability to travel Europe and later attend art school. Her schooling at the Pennslyvania Academy of Fine Arts lead her to believe one of the best ways she could learn was to copy the old masters.
The Mandolin Player c. 1872
In 1866, Mary finally got the opportunity to study abroad, but even then the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts would not accept female students. Cassatt was also let down by the Salon and the conservatism of the Paris art world in general. After spending time studying and refining her techniques throughout the rest of Europe, Cassatt returned to Paris once aga
Human HabitatsPlaces made, places found, places imagined...
so others can enjoy these too!
The Sun Is Setting by Zaiye Vysoke Myto by Wintertale-eu :thumb95451535: La Mezquita de Cordoba by akemilu 24 AFREMOV HIGH RESOLUTION by Leonidafremov Victoria by Dhaundre :thumb168629358: Home Sweet Home by grr9 Burj Khalifa HDR 10 by lemonsatethelimes Black symphony by blue-a Newtonian Dawn by nelson808 Crown HDR by DanielleMiner :thumb183006241: OL1310-Silo by mikper Moonlight by Mobicca Steep street by PENANDINKDRAWINGS Museum Security Scene by nelson808 Quang Minh Buddhist Temple by DanielleMiner Flats by under-the-ivy nab colours by abhenna Reflet bruxellois by flop404 Waiting by DonatasLT St.Petersburg.9 by CrLT :thumb130736893: Lichtbild 15 by creativvv :thumb155474226: Steel by IraMustyPhotography 2012 - The End by gold-desire Never End by Fright-Night :thumb176762465: Minoan Palace Knossos by heartMelinda Rustic Italian Garden Home by MohaniRose :thumb173387211: Creep House by ascenciok :thumb162658890: The Door by Bas-Celik Entrapped by LauraTringaliHolmes Bespoke by GeorginaRagazza rome 84 by AlexGrifo Graffiti 521 by cmdpirxII St John Orphanage3 by RichardjJones Bedroom by VovichZ fable factory by magirus-deutz :thumb15
Abandoned ChapelThe parish waits now,
the loneliness of corners
crawling outward on walls--
chipped away by the wind,
and held together
by silk spindles;
cobwebs align them like the membranes of memories,
the cut of a jewel in an broken window
against the sun
where beads of rain
gather in a mesh of strands
a new Mosaic
against the backdrop of a cemetery;
My eyes seek out the sermon
in close proximity,
paint no distance
between headstone and cloud;
elegies topple each other
in their climb to heaven
as light trickles
over the shade,
breathes a new glow over snuffed candles.
I feel the weight in these empty rows,
how a breath couldn't cease to be breath
in the midst of prayer.
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