Hello and welcome to the (long overdue) 15th issue of Writers with a Promise, wherein I attempt to highlight some of the up-and-coming writers frequenting dA.
Our features: akarra
We see the sky where it is skylessNot the crystal with the bluish tint,
nor the dark wisps rising from cigars.
Another realm entirely. There,
day ends in royal purple, fiery orange.
Gray walls hold those colors for an instant.
Air places dew drops upon grass,
as if to say the world begins afresh.
Birds fly together, each supporting the other.
Now the sound of change striking the sidewalk,
the smell of dirty pigeons collected.
Noting the white of the closed blinds of hospital rooms.
DisappointmentOver before it started -
my long sigh a gentle, slow exhale.
That knowledge fit perfectly into the world,
notching into place.
You couldn't escape your old habits.
No helmets or seat belts,
only the comfort of Jim Beam.
Smoking around a gas tank,
even thinking the image itself
cheats its star.
Caution cast out:
proof of you is your
arm wrestling Hercules.
There is nothing to say.
But, like code, there are solutions.
Find an elegant line that fits -
risk in order to know -
and we can begin the process
If you want a new beginning...If you want a new beginning, consider investing in a mechanized suit of armor CJWilde AimeeRaindrop
Streets shattered as giant robots
strode in the city's center to duel.
They aimed pulse guns,
hit everything but each other.
That was the day I knew I had to move.
A limb of steel and wire
fell and smashed the garage.
Salvaged my old journal,
plans for a new design.
Papers flying out of skyscrapers
reminded of drawings you sent.
I stopped by your house;
in your absence left a letter.
Finally, about to evacuate,
an eyelaser wrecked the highway.
Border of concrete and fire for miles.
Sorry, right now I'm trapped in my fears.
One day I'll sneak into a robot,
give it better aiming software.
Will kill the other, stride over to you.
We'll use the engine core to entertain guests,
but only I'm allowed in the control room.
HeavenHeaven: The abode of God and the angels where 'saved' people live in the presence of God after death. Nichrysalis
When I was eight years old I believed that I could see Heaven from an aeroplane. Every time my family and I took a vacation I'd peer down through the murky, thick glass window and try to make out people I'd loved and lost floating around on the clouds. I'd imagine them lying around on clouds, playing harps and whiling away the days doing not much of anything. I thought they'd peer over the edges of their clouds whenever I left the house for school and watch me; to make sure I was safe. I imagined my great-great-grandparents sitting together, smiling, as they watched what I was doing with my life. I imagined them being proud of me as they watched. So every time I was in an aeroplane I'd look for people I knew just floating around. Sometimes I thought I saw a glimpse of something but I was never really sure. Still, I didn't lose hope and I kept looking and hopi
The Wick and the Stone I.
In a lamp lit by oil,
But not yet burned,
Was a wick before the boil
Who said these words in turn:
How I long to grow
And reach a ripe old age.
Even when we turn towards heaven's gold
I cannot wait to turn the page!
And there is a truth in all of life;
That it shouldn't be spent in pining.
I may lose myself in another's strife
But will never waste my time.
Near a river and tide
Where the water wallows,
There was a stone, confiding
In the wick's words, he bemoaned:
How much you seek to know
Peaks at a certain age.
While you light the candle slowly
You have just burned another page.
And there is a feint in all of life;
That it will be spent in pining.
These eddies I did, however, abide,
But I have no hint of where the water is winding.
So shrugged a stone
In reply to the wick.
His wisdom loaned,
The lamp was lit.
SimplificationHow does the cicada know
After seventeen years of maturation
To burrow itself
Into the trunks of trees
If it has only tasted roots?
How does the cicada know
To shelter and unshelter itself
As if it were
Domestic violence under a tin roof
That goes over a young boy's head.
The Gospel in the GroundTaos hum hymnals
With banjo twang,
And raspy voices,
Of backing vocals
The skeletons can't sit still
When the gospel in the ground
Is the only sound in the sod.
The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXIIIWelcome to volume twenty-three my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the sweet TheSkaBoss. She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
Additional information about our upcoming events, including a special critique Q and A session in our official TheLadiesofLit chatroom. And we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to
30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XWhat's This?
Below you will find a new assortment of various writers on DeviantART who are worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous works that I enjoy and hope that you will too. As we celebrate ten volumes, you will also find a few writers listed to re-discover, if you haven’t already. And, if there is a writer that may not be listed in this edition, you may wish to read the first
FFM + advice from Uncle Kurt & even more advicIt's going pretty well. I'm on a schedule of writing my story between 6:30 and 8:00 pm so I can be in bed by 9:00. I'm reading as many as I can but goodness me there are a TON of science fiction ones out there...
nothing to do here.
if i have your story saved to my flash to read later folder, that's because i didn't want to just glance at it for a quick minute. congrats.
thanks to all who are reading and enjoying the last few Angie and Nina stories that will ever be written.
from tumblr from advicetowriters.com
Kurt Vonnegut's Rules for the Short Story
Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
Every sentence must do one of two thingsreveal character or advance the a
Demonstrably Deviant: Issue VIIAbout
Sometimes we meet members of DeviantART who are just plain cool. They leave critique, they make great art or write great stories, they participate in groups and are generally just active and fun to be around. They also don't get any attention because being cool means you don't need attention to keep being cool. This interview series is meant to give all of you a small glimpse into the minds of these demonstrably deviant members. Twice monthly, I'll interview one of these deviants and feature work from their gallery. If you'd like to see someone interviewed for this series, just shoot me a note with the subject "Demonstrably Deviant".
Quolia: Newly Ticked, Emote Genius, Writer, Art Appreciator
A visit to Quolia's profile makes it obvious why she was included in the Seniority Announcement and why Solarune recommended her for a
Love dA Lit: Issue 86Welcome to the eighty-sixth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
This weeks group spotlight is ItsAllAboutWriting!
LITplease's Community Portal
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Literature Community Relations | Contact
League of Lit Groups: Vol. 2This article will be posted every fourth Tuesday of the month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of staff to help with their various group activities.
This month we will be taking a look at TheShelfLife and revisiting WritersInk!
Group in Need | Past Spotlight | Contacting Me
Group In Need
"TheShelfLife is an effort to promote the published work of writers on deviantArt. The core feature of the group is The Shelf, a listing of published and self-published stories, poems, novels and graphic novels by deviants. There are also blog entries highlighting specific writers, announcing new publishing accomplishments, etc.
The group was born from a series of interviews I conducted called "Deviants in Print," which were designed to get insi
Sunday, August 19th
Love dA Lit: Issue 92
If you'd like to have something added/mentioned in this journal or the article please send me a note!
About Love dA Lit
Love dA Lit aims to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
Love dA Lit is published every Sunday, by IrrevocableFate via news article, and the Community portal will be updated in accompaniment with it!
Don't forget that Art History Project- September is Literature and t
Chat Tour ScheduleWord Wars Chat Tour | Word Wars | Chat Tour Schedule
Join us in our next game which can be found here:
Date: Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM EST (USA)
[What time is that for me?]
theWrittenRevolution's Chatroom: http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/thewrittenrevolution
Next Stop, theWrittenRevolution!
Due to an overfull schedule, we're returning to a wonderful group on our solo stop this August. September will return to our usual crazy two stops per month schedule!
The Host Group
As written for the 11th stop: theWrittenRevolution, run by another awesome staff team and headed by :devstarboyd
There you go. Should you know anybody you'd like to see featured here (or would you like to nominate yourself), either send me a note or leave me a comment here. Be sure to include three deviations by your deviant of choice, however!
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