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Goal for Next New Year'sI like short-term goals much more than long-term ones, but here goes just one this New Year's...
By this time next year, I'd like to have a polished draft of the novel I'm currently refining. Right now, I'm fixing some major plot holes and really tightening up the plot; the next draft will probably require a critical look at a more detailed level, going through sentence-by-sentence, and making sure the dialogue is just right.
I plan on accomplishing this by finishing up the current draft by the end of the summer, so that the plot pieces are more or less all in place. No big fat gaping plot holes.
Welcome to the world of mecks and mages, where an obsessive and odd young mage, nicknamed Sparko, stalks an aspiring athlete who, as it so happens, has a big wolfy secret that she is desperate to keep under wraps. Meanwhile Sparko and his unusual lightning obsession attract the interest of an idealistic extremist looking to shatter the divide between mecks and mages.
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 *Laura-Lie
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 *GlueckAufPhoto :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 *Richard-CD 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
Christmas Giveaway (Prize and 3 month sub) 8D My Etsy Shop: :https://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentral?ref=si_shop
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Happy Holidays dear humans :iconreindeerplz:
You must this journal to have a chance to win the prizes
As some people have known, I've been having a few Giveaways on Tumblr this season. There's always people here on Deviantart who say they can't participate because they don't Tumble :[.
So I decided I will have one last giveaway for my watchers here on Deviantart.
I'll use a random number generator ( on this journals favourite list) and the winner will get one throw pillow of my artwork of their choice:
Or anything else in my Featured Folder on a throw pillow case example below the obnoxious thumbnails :3
*OR a 3 month premium DA membership
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
Avengers and their Pokemon*FerioWind has been taking over the internet with her collection of the Avengers & their new best friends, Pokemon! (Well, at least what we would like to believe are their new best friends. ) Check out her work below to see which Pokemon are teamed up with your favorite super heroes!
Treasures + win 100 points!________________________________________________________
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by ~Szpitalniak
eyes by *MartaSyrko
Newborn by ~JeanFanDon't Think Twice, It's All Right by ~SebastienTabuteaud
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!
depression? by ~DropDeadGirl Bullying kills by ~SeriouslyImBry
Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantART
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked $danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. The cu
Weekly photo #022 + Light is Destiny by *Oer-Wout Warmth of home. by ~Gingershots D371 by *miobi IMG 8702m by ~DanielMyszkowski ... wave 'em like you just don't care by ~ColinHuttonPhoto It's hard to be a hunter by *Lion-Redmich Nestled by *AnneMarks - In the morning light - by ~AppyNinja International Cheetah Day by ~Chikrata Tough Love by ~darkSoul4Life Untitled by *JillianXenia Katie VII by ~uglybug Spectrum by ~fitrido Spiderwebbed by ~TTRM-Design Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by `zemotion sky high by ~vampire-zombie Emergence by =John-Peter Redwood by *m-eralp Winter Twilight by *StefanHefele Blaze by =jaelise Shortcut by *m-eralp Explosions in the sky by *INVIV0 Bruarfoss by *Michaelthien .:Virgin River Glow:. by *RHCheng *** by ~Tarasov Curves of Golden Gate, San Francisco by *alierturk ...dresden VI... by *roblfc1892 Reinebringen by *TobiasRichter Signs Of Spring by `kkart autumn by ~mechtaniya _Off with their heads. by *Bloddroppe Beautiful Destruction by ~Daneas Dogs of the North by ~isabel-photo Cosmo by =MayLPhotography The Predator by =tanikel snow by ~Rave-Heart
Truck Drivin Man by ~Ragnar949 Resurrection by *IvanAndreevich THE SILENCE by *sandrawiklander Abandoned boat II by =WojciechDziadosz disparity of episteme by ~Enaston Water and Wine by ~kamakebelieve Wakarusa by *clippercarrillo
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
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More