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Hello deviantART lit community. I have a mission for you. I would like to create an infographic of the readers and writers on deviantART as well as provide a resource for helping the writers of deviantART understand their audience: who they are, what they like, what they want, and their opinions on dA lit. To do so, I have created an easy to complete survey that can be completed anonymously and can be found here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1FvpHE…

Who Reads dA Lit?


The results will be shared in about a month's time on May 18 as raw data for the community to analyze themselves. In the meantime, I would like to ask if you could complete the survey and spread the word to other deviantART members. It is anonymous.

Thank you for your time,
Nichrysalis 




We Are Resurrecting!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 2:07 PM


:iconwriters-workshop:

Hello all 

Following our previous journal on our zombifiction revival, I am pleased to say it is crazy enough to have a go! I don’t expect every one of our 1500 members to get involved, but even if there is a handful each time getting some good out of this, then that’s one handful getting a better attack on their writing and understanding their niches. These groups hold a great opportunity to explore and stretch even the more experienced writers, and I believe that’s what made this group so good to begin with.


The Plan Batman



So here is my plan. 

In May, we will hold a new workshop. The entire workshop will be encapsulated in one month: 2 weeks to write, 2 weeks to workshop.

Week 1, Day 1: Workshop brief is launched and you have 2 weeks to submit. The standard to what you submit can be anything from a rough draft to something you have worked on, it doesn't even have to be complete yet. (Please ensure you put it in stash or scraps if it is a WIP)

Week 3, day 1: Submissions are posted for critique and review

Week 4, end: At the end of the week, Workshop host to summarise results, pick a few pieces that stand out
.

End: We all celebrate with a glass or three.


 The intention would be to have these run from the first Saturday of each month.


So what workshops are we doing?


All sorts. The idea is to vary what we do; covering different forms and styles and concepts. We want to look at habits and behaviours; things you don’t always consider as a writer first off. We also may use real examples, such as submission briefs in zines or contests going off elsewhere (maybe even some dA contests you can genuinely enter). We want to stretch you!



But I never get any feedback!



Urgh, critique. That thing we all want but rarely give ourselves. Critique isn't free; you can’t just throw up a deviation, go have a cup of tea and watch the responses come in. You have to work for it. There are PLENTY of opportunities to ask for critique including: Chat events, Critique groups, Critique forum thread, Helpful people who offer it in journals (networking!), asking people who you think would help you (and ask nicely!). We would expect anyone who submits in a workshop to actually participate in giving feedback to others in the workshop- that’s kind of the point. Plus it is AMAZING how much you can learn about your own work by looking at someone else’s- so it is ideally a win-win situation! /end rant

 

In this workshop environment, we do ask if people are participating, they at least offer feedback to one other piece in the group. If there needs to be an incentive to encourage this, thoughts are welcome.


So what can I do to help?



Easy help- Give this some encouragement! I'd like to see this journal full of enthusiastic comments or fancy banana drawings.
Medium help- Spread the word! Link this article in your personal journals, polls and groups!
Hard Help- If anyone has a desire to host a future workshop, let me know!
Big scary commitment help- I am looking for some backroom support to help manage this/ bounce ideas off/ plan workshops etc. If you are interested, let me know and we will have a chat.

Easy help is just as appreciated as the big scary! Support and enthusiasm is what keeps a group strong!



Roll on May... I guess I better be getting a workshop together! :woo:



We are Resurrecting!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:58 PM


:iconwriters-workshop:

Hello all 

Following our previous journal on our zombifiction revival, I am pleased to say it is crazy enough to have a go! I don’t expect every one of our 1500 members to get involved, but even if there is a handful each time getting some good out of this, then that’s one handful getting a better attack on their writing and understanding their niches. These groups hold a great opportunity to explore and stretch even the more experienced writers, and I believe that’s what made this group so good to begin with.


The Plan Batman



So here is my plan.

In May, we will hold a new workshop. The entire workshop will be encapsulated in one month: 2 weeks to write, 2 weeks to workshop.

Week 1, Day 1: Workshop brief is launched and you have 2 weeks to submit. The standard to what you submit can be anything from a rough draft to something you have worked on, it doesn't even have to be complete yet. (Please ensure you put it in stash or scraps if it is a WIP)

Week 3, day 1: Submissions are posted for critique and review

Week 4, end: At the end of the week, Workshop host to summarise results, pick a few pieces that stand out
.

End: We all celebrate with a glass or three.


 The intention would be to have these run from the first Saturday of each month.


So what workshops are we doing?


All sorts. The idea is to vary what we do; covering different forms and styles and concepts. We want to look at habits and behaviours; things you don’t always consider as a writer first off. We also may use real examples, such as submission briefs in zines or contests going off elsewhere (maybe even some dA contests you can genuinely enter). We want to stretch you!



But I never get any feedback!



Urgh, critique. That thing we all want but rarely give ourselves. Critique isn't free; you can’t just throw up a deviation, go have a cup of tea and watch the responses come in. You have to work for it. There are PLENTY of opportunities to ask for critique including: Chat events, Critique groups, Critique forum thread, Helpful people who offer it in journals (networking!), asking people who you think would help you (and ask nicely!). We would expect anyone who submits in a workshop to actually participate in giving feedback to others in the workshop- that’s kind of the point. Plus it is AMAZING how much you can learn about your own work by looking at someone else’s- so it is ideally a win-win situation! /end rant

 

In this workshop environment, we do ask if people are participating, they at least offer feedback to one other piece in the group. If there needs to be an incentive to encourage this, thoughts are welcome.


So what can I do to help?



Easy help- Give this some encouragement! I'd like to see this journal full of enthusiastic comments or fancy banana drawings.
Medium help- Spread the word! Link this article in your personal journals, polls and groups!
Hard Help- If anyone has a desire to host a future workshop, let me know!
Big scary commitment help- I am looking for some backroom support to help manage this/ bounce ideas off/ plan workshops etc. If you are interested, let me know and we will have a chat.

Easy help is just as appreciated as the big scary! Support and enthusiasm is what keeps a group strong!



Roll on May... I guess I better be getting a workshop together! :woo:



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What type of literature are you most interested in exploring further? 

38%
51 deviants said Novels
36%
49 deviants said Short fiction
16%
21 deviants said Poetry
7%
9 deviants said Scripts
4%
5 deviants said Something else I will list in the comments

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Koratoshisfriend Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the request!
Much appreciated. :la:
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ForgetDeny Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for requesting the addition of my play "The Remote Fiction Circus" to your group.
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Jesper6 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Grr 3000 words is not enough. *sigh* I love description too much for my own good...
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TOMCAVANAUGH Mar 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for including my work in your collection!!!  I really appreciate it!
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Edges-to-Everything Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I appreciate your request for Dead Man's Switch. :nod:
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Sirius-the-Dog Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To the staff:

You are all amazing people. Thank you for doing what you do.
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:blush:

Thank YOU!
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krutch99 Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the add on Dysphoria, I accidentally clicked no instead of yes :/
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Jesper6 Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello group! How are you? This is me trying to not be silent.
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:icongrimface242:
:la:

Not silent is awesome!
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Jesper6 Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Tell that to Slenderman .__.
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:icongrimface242:
Get a couple drinks in 'im and you can't shut him the hell up.
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:iconmotleydreams:
Why hello, Jesper6! :wave: Lovely to see you being noisy... er... not lurking silently? Something like that. :D
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Jesper6 Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A good day to you as well. Are there any works of yours that you'd like me to read and offer my opinion on?
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:iconmotleydreams:
I haven't actually posted anything lately, Jesper, but thank you for the offer! If you wanted to poke around my gallery I've got older things, mostly chapters of novels I haven't finished. I would offer to return the favor, but it won't be as soon as I'd like... my to-do list is miles long and growing daily. :paranoid:
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IvanRadev Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding "The Beauty of a Woman" to your galleries! :)
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Thanks so much for the request!
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FuzzyHoser Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thanks kindly for the request.
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:iconhtblack:
Hi! I'm the founder of theWrittenRevolution and I was wondering if we can affiliate to your group (we're trying to get in touch with all Lit groups, and yours being the official hub we could help spread your news through our members, and help in general to promote your things, and if we run a contest or project submit it through you too to reach a bigger audience). (:
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Nichrysalis Jan 30, 2014  Student Writer
Please send this in an affiliate request and not as a comment here. Keep in mind we only affiliate with the following:

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