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Miniature Literature Community Experiment: Answer a question about yourself, share a piece of literature from your gallery and from someone you admire, and ask a question of your own. 

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8 deviants said What do you record your writing with the most? (phone, notebook, computer)
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3 deviants said Who has helped you grow the most as a writer?
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3 deviants said Who would you want to pass on all of your writing experience to if you could?
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2 deviants said What are three things you've accomplished as a writer?
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2 deviants said How do you envision your writing in the near-future? In a few years from now?

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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. What are three things you've accomplished as a writer?

:bulletpurple: Wrote for a city newspaper.

During the year 2009 I wrote a column for my city's newspaper. In the end I was awarded a plaque & a scholarship for my hard work. :heart:

:bulletpurple: Published a poem in High School.

I published my poem Dreaming Ends in a Texas series by Pine Tree Publications. It featured talented young writers. :blush:

:bulletpurple: Received a Daily Deviation.

I recieved a DD for my poem Submerged In Swan Lake recently. I'm very self-concious about my poetry - so this was quite the achievment for me. :nuu:

2. Here's a piece by me:

The Bride of Atlas

And here's a piece I admire:

Fisherman's Blues by `KathrynODriscoll

3. A question for you:

What do you think about Prologues? Are they necessary, or pointless?
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on the content for the prologue, I think.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good point, my dear. :iconohyeahplz:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you record your writing with the most?

A pencil and paper. I have problems with trying to write on a computer--I can do it if I absolutely have to, but there's something cathartic about the scratch of lead across paper that I just can't seem to give up. I have two huge binders and a dozen different notebooks filled with stuff I've written since the sixth grade; it's fun to be able to go back and read over what I wrote back then and compare it to what I'm writing today. :heart:

From my gallery: Phoenix Songs

From someone else's gallery: knock knock.

Question for you: If you could write about one thing without fear of others' reactions or of sounding cliche, what would it be and why?
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm. I can't think of anything for your question at the moment. I will come back to it if and when I do. :)
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: Sounds good.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Who would you want to pass on all of your writing experience to if you could?

My sister. I want her to be able to experience writing like I can.

My piece: [link]

Someone else's piece: [link]

My question: What is one place you would go if you could?
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are we talking real places, or anywhere at all in the world?

If we're talking real, I'd say....I'd love to visit a star, especially the shooting ones. ;)

If we're talking anywhere at all....I really don't know if I could decide on just one! Anywhere with faeries and unicorns, I guess. :shrug:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
Both of those totally work! Haha XD
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
Haha, what about countries?
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... Australia, and Africa.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
OOh, those should be interesting ;D
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Australia. Specifically Sydney, to a certain grasshopper's house. :giggle:

tl;dr I'd visit =julietcaesar.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Ooh, Australia :D

Would you try to find P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Writer
I'm surprised at how many people chose to answer that question. It's not a common one and I would think most writers haven't actually thought about it.

And Ireland. I would go to Ireland.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Maybe that's the reason they chose it? So they'd have to think? IDK, the question interested me more than the others XD

Ooh, that would be fun. Any specific city?
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Scotland! Land of the world's best accent! :D
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
That would definitely be fun :D And I hear their food is amazing.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:D
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
There is a girl that I know, that I wish I could just hand writing experience too. She's thirteen right now, and whenever she gives me something that she has written, I want to scream at how much talent I see hidden in writing infancy. I feel like she will have something worth saying, that she already does, she just needs to keep going. I want her to succeed so badly.

I also want to answer who has helped me most as a writer, because there are two people who I can not stop giving credit too. Two of my Teachers: Ryan Knighton and Anne Stone. Ryan was the first university level writing instructor I ever had, and he offended my sensitive writers mind. The critique was harsh where it needed to be (which for many of us at that point, was in many, many places), and for that I really can't thank him enough. He taught me how to take and give constructive critique, and not be offended every time someone doesn't agree with what I'm writing. He gave me access to an attitude that keeps me writing, even when I'm my own biggest critic.

Anne is a different kind of person. She is the mother of a few of my pieces, in that her encouragement is what keeps me thinking that they're a good idea. A wealth of knowledge on so many writing related problems, she has also given me some of the best critique and advice of any of my teachers.

I guess I'm supposed to share a piece? Have my second try at "All Riled Up" [link]

This is a piece by Judah-Leonardo, that I like a lot: [link]
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
What do you record your writing with the most?

Sta.sh, mostly, nowadays. I like the aesthetic and being able to submit quickly and without having to weed out a bunch of formatting beasties. Writing longhand is no fun. :P

Lit by me...

[link]

Lit I love...

[link]

Question for y'all...

What are your favorite words?
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, jeez. You asked a hard question.

I love the words lilt, transparent, and vague. Subtle is also up there on the list. ^.^
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Lilt is awesome. It sounds like what it means. :D
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it does. ^.^
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eyeball. It is just so much fun to say.

Also, ecclesiastical. Also a lot of fun to say, and I used to stumble over it when I was a kid.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Ooh, ecclesiastical's a good one. :D
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Writer
Apparently. I use that one all the time. Perhaps is another.

Of course, my vulgarity comes out quite often as well, but that's only in talking, not so much in writing.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Vulgarity is the spice of life. ;)

My favorite words are my favorites because of how they sound... 'shards,' 'latch,' and 'lacquer' being quite high up there.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Favorite words, that's a tough one. Euphonious comes to mind though.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Oooh, that's a nice one. Rolls off the tongue quite nicely (as it should).
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I usually start writing in a notebook and clean-up/ finish on the laptop. I might have jumped straight to the laptop if not for the fact that I can't keep one open in class all the time. And I have this bad habit of giving my notebooks away :XD:

My lit: [link]

Admired lit: [link]

Question: I really don't have one. I've used them all up lately :shrug:
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
See, I can't do actual writing in a notebook. I'm too impatient and I can type faster than I can write by hand. :bucktooth:

But when I plot, that's all done long hand.
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I often record a voice note on my phone when I get an idea for a poem, and later I get it onto the computer for editing.
I love feeling the moment so I love haiku.

My own work: :thumb257166760:

Personal fave::thumb194521301:
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
I've never thought of voice recording. I usually just send myself an email from my phone.

Psst, thumbcodes don't work here.
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I can never remember what works in comments and journals...

WATCH
[link]
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
I have the same problem. But I tend to hit the Preview button before posting. I hate typos and incorrect PLZs.
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
How do you envision your writing in the near-future? In a few years from now?
Right now I'm pursuing an English major at the university I attend, and I want to become a published author sometime after I get out. So in the near-future as I attend school, I just hope to improve and learn more and more:) And when I get out? Hopefully I'll get the chance to publish:D

A piece of mine: [link]

A fav of mine:) [link] I suggested this for a DD, actually:) I love it!

And a question fro you all: What kind of writing do you most enjoy reading? Why?
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoy writing that includes a lot of physical detail because it is something I need to practice in my own work. :lol: I keep hoping I'll learn through osmosis because damnit, practice is hard! xD
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Haha yes that's true, it is hard - and time consuming=P but both practice and osmosis are good ways to get better at something:D I learned a lot from Christopher Paolini's books. He's an expert at description!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He's the one that wrote the Eragon series, right?
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Yep that's him:D I love his series! Have you read them?
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No. I saw the movie, but I never got a chance to read the books. :(
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Oh the movie is terrible! Compared to the books, anyways haha. you should totally read them if you're looking to find writers that are experts at description:)
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Writing that sounds good out loud. ^^
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
That's a good reason:) Something that just rolls off your tongue, eh?
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oh yes. :D
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
Romance. 'Cause it's the shit.
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
Hahahaha well then you're in luck 'cause I've written lots of romance:D
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
:iconswooonplz:

Bring it! Give me links!
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