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Painful NostalgiaAll is lost, vanished,Painful Nostalgia by DamnedCat51
and yet it’s there, indelible
The air has its odour, soaked,
It is hidden, but emerges
Arrogantly captures the past,
stubbornly grips the thoughts.
It is cruel, overlooks
towards the silence, escapes
leaving in a crawl
the poignant void.
18th May, 2010
Tips For Art-Writing BlockWriter's and Artist's block--Everyone's nightmare. We've all been there, and if you haven't yet, then trust me, you will. So I decided to put together a little thing on what you can do to either stay out of a block or to get out of a block.Tips For Art-Writing Block by sonia555
Take a Break
So, haven't we all heard this one? Believe me, though. It is true. My dad always suggests when I'm on an artist's block to put it down for a day and write a story. Play a video game, read a book. Geez, study for that quiz on Wednesday! Do something else, as long as that something else doesn't involve getting you killed. Also, don't force yourself to draw or write something if you're on a block. Believe me, (I've tried) it'll turn out absolutely horrible. I suppose the only exception to this would be an art or writing homework assignment (For us students) that's due the next day.
Ok, I know above I said not to force yourself to draw. Perhaps I should've said something like, "Don't force you
On The Use Of DeathA little bit of helpful advice to those young padawan writers out there. The following applies to the writers of ALL prose, no matter what genre you're in, so listen up.On The Use Of Death by blizzardwolf1
Death in the use of storytelling is a very tricky thing, and I've seen plenty of writers and even filmmakers screw it up with the greatest of ease.
Now, please, don't get me wrong, death is a VERY powerful and emotionally motivating tool to use in prose, and can be the deciding factor in whether or not your story is cream or crap. By all means, it's there to be made use of, but you've got to remember that it's no arbitrary thing.
First of all, once you've made the decision to kill a characters, once it's been deemed by the events of your writing that an important person has to die, it has to have meaning behind it, or at least surrounding it. Either they've nobly sacrificed their lives for their loves and comrades, or they've become so depressed and withdrawn they finally turn to suicide for an escape, or their death h
Writing Paranormal CharactersAs a writer of prose, you may at some point to want to write about a character or characters which are paranormal. We could perhaps debate over the exact definition of the word paranormal, and some may prefer supernatural - a word more closely associated with magic, whereas paranormal tends to be taken to mean something outside the realms of science (though of course, it is not as clear-cut as that, and you may like to think that I am wrong in saying this).Writing Paranormal Characters by simplyprose
For the purposes of this guide, both paranormal and supernatural refer to conscious beings, not found in the animal kingdom, that differ in some way to what I controversially call normal humans (some paranormal beings may be human, in part or in whole). To give some well-known examples: ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves and mermaids all fall into this category. The details, of course, are up to the writer. If you t
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|Below you will find the name of all, current, official critiquers ((Which, you must admit, sounds a lot better than Critics. Plus, it better describes our intent.))|
These Critiquer's are the awesome few who have volunteered their time in order to go through the various pieces of literature, drawing, or, other, in order to offer their own constructive critiques. Any member of DA, whether admin, group member, or simply a watcher, may volunteer.
However, anyone asking (rather than getting invited) to be a Contributor to this group must volunteer, or otherwise prove that they're offering something special to the group.
If you feel like your art has been overlooked, feel free to note one of those below - but do try to remember that they don't all have as much free time as i do.