The Shadow of a Winged OneIn the darkness I wander,The Shadow of a Winged One by Starbrite234
For what purpose exactly....
Why it is rather somber,
For these reasons are rather deadly.
Light provides no cover of stealth,
thus it serves no aid for plans made.
It is more of a case of wavering health,
Truth be told...in its presence I might fade.
For thou has no infliction,
of person or otherwise.
It embitters me in addition,
that you move to condemn me with lies.
For the night is mine, and the day your course,
A sinner am I, hidden in the shadow of thine’s tainted force.
A Century of Dreams (APH Steampunk Poetry)Cogs and gears are like the threads fine crocheting,A Century of Dreams (APH Steampunk Poetry) by Starbrite234
interwoven in the arteries of the heart of Frankfurt.
They are as commonplace as the people,
who sit in the cafes alongside the cobblestone roads;
Venturing about talk and gossip,
as the clicks and turns go about,
whilst the sounds of the world around them meld to become music.
Vati said once,
that a century of grandfather clocks lie silent in Römerberg.
Waiting with thin hands until the strike of noon,
to sing a symphony of beautiful metallic sound.
Those where the rare few sentences uttered that day,
that were clean of irritation,
and raw with intelligence and passion.
He also said that similarly,
I was his and Mutti’s cacophony;
a senseless melody of childish whims and loud laughter.
Mutti told us not to run late,
early in the morn of Monday,
as his lips met her proper cheek.
We whisked out the door into the brass and metal city,
as her small hands touched the warmth he had left behind.
It was here there that I like to
carpet stainsMy history teachersaltwaterlungs
flicks through slides
of dead Jews
their xylophone ribcages,
trench stomachs, and
mouth hanging open
I feel pinholes poked
into my chest;
my soul pours
out and out and out.
I look towards the others,
and their moon faces
reflect my own
like thirty mirrors
staring back at me:
emptying and sorrowful.
Our thoughts are the same:
these bodies are people,
and people killed them,
and other people let them
kill and be killed.
People and people and people.
The bell rings,
and we shuffle papers
and click pens.
It is done,
but our souls
Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 4/5 Literature Contests and Contests That Accept Literature!IrrevocableFate
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Riddle Me This [Collaborations Only; Please see rules for details] (April 8th)
Project Educate: Lit Publishing WeekPublishing WeekIrrevocableFate
Welcome to Publishing Week hosted by CRLiterature and projecteducate!
What can I expect from this week?
This week we'll be delving into the depths of literature publishing. :iconwooooplz: Oooooh, spooky and scary stuff, right? Not really. Okay. Well, maybe a little, but we'll help make it less so! We'll tackle everything from general resources to what it's like to be on the publisher's side of things. Here is a handy dandy schedule ( NOW WITH LINKS):
Intro by IrrevocableFate
10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission Guidelines by SadisticIceCream
do not marry a writer.do not marry a writer.craneHARDCORE
their only love is a pen,
or weapon of choice.
their only home is the mind.
do not marry a writer.
they will leave you for hours,
lost in different worlds.
pulling them out is like waking a sleepwalker.
they will never live the same moment again.
thoughts are lightning quick,
and will never strike the same place more than once.
marry a writer.
only if you want your body
transformed into words.
do not marry a writer.
if you are a flower
requiring constant watering.
you will die, and we will turn your ashes into l e t t e r s.
but marry a writer,
if you want to live forever.
never become a writeri.never become a writer.littleblueraccoon
you will become a perfectionist,
picking life apart
with a magpie's eye,
hunting for the beautiful bits
until you can make yourself
a sparkling throne
in the center of a junkyard.
ii.you will write when you're sad.
you will write when you're happy.
whenever you feel something,
you will vomit the emotion out
into some sort of literature.
when you're finished,
you'll be empty
and surrounded by
pages and pages of
everything you once were.
iii.you will try to make
pain sound delicious,
painting over the ragged wounds
with pink paint
and candy-coat lies.
you will learn
how to decorate graveyards.
everyone will play in them,
but you alone will see the headstones.
iv.if you fall in love,
you will turn your love into a poem,
and you will always like your own words
more than you like the real person.
you'll become so selfish
you'll disgust yourself,
but you will not be ab
She's a WriterShe sits at her deskkiwiootori
Her headphones in,
The world shut out.
She bleeds for others
As words fly from
Her mind to her fingertips.
She stares at the screen,
At every little comment,
The good and the painful.
She forms her emotions
Into books and poems
To throw away the hurt.
She's a writer,
And her best weapons
Are her mind and her pen.
6 Steps to Writing a First Turning Point6 Steps to Writing a First Turning Point (Call to Action)JosephBlakeParker
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 3 “The First Turning Point”
With Links to Supplementary Material
We have finally arrived to the last part of Act I in your story, when your Protagonist-driven story will really take off. The First Turning point, also called the “Call to Action” or the “Minor Inciting Incident,” can be thought of as a tremor event after the earthquake, (Inciting Incident) that disrupted the balance that was your protagonist's life. Only this time, it will drive your protagonist to specific action.
Step 1: Connect some dots between your planned
Mentorship Project, Fourth LessonHello, my dear mentors and mentees! I hope the course is going fine for you all, and that you're learning and enjoying yourself. Hopefully making friends, too! (:HtBlack
First things first
We have interviewed some great deviants for you: in tWR Interviews: Characters, Imagery and Metaphors, we interviewed BeccaJS, SilverInkblot and DrippingWords for poetry, andLiliWrites, illuminara, julietcaesar, SadisticIceCream, neurotype and LadyLincoln for prose. please check it out! And maybe give it a favbecause it deserves the exposure.
Poetry Course - Lesson 4
This fourth lesson focuses on imagery and metapho
Mentorship Project, First LessonFirst of all, mentors and mentees, welcome!HtBlack
(to anyone who wants to follow this course on their own, this blog entry contains all information for the first lesson of our Poetry and Prose Courses!)
Announcing our participants
Our mentors are:
Gingersanps, sairey, angeljunkie, Amarantheans, SilverInkblot, TwilightPoetess,
BlueBlueFox, mixedhearts, Cinestress, DrippingWords, amethyst96, LiliWrites,
CheekyStoat, Carmalain7, Medoriko, Sammur-amat, SRSmith, AGMeade and TheOnly-MaKaila.
ForgottenSea, Kildosad-Malik, dreams-intricacies, Pieplate, cynthiaalise, mightythedj23, Yaimao, Rudra72, dappled-water, Jchrispole, TheBareSheet, MagicalJoey, classic-poet, Vivyi, AnUnfoldedPaperTiger, SubjugatedSandwich, HtBlack, Isferet, and Azcazach.
:iconclapplz: 19 couples were formed! :iconbwavoplz:
Mentorship Project, Second LessonHello, my dear mentors and mentees! I hope the first lesson went well for all of you. Thankfully, it was a very basic one so even if you couldn't finish up with it, you're not missing something that will hinder your understanding of the second lesson. Be careful, however: we're starting to focus on specific aspects now, so close following is best. (:HtBlack
First things first
We have interviewed some great deviants for you: in tWR Interviews: Prose and Poetry Basics, we interviewed Carmalain7, Vigilo, TwilightPoetess and jade-pandora for poetry, and LiliWrites and illuminara for prose. please check it out! And maybe give it a fav because it deserves the exposure.
Poetry Course - Lesson 2
As with the first lesson, we will be providing you with res
Building Your VocabularySo you want to build your vocabulary? The answers are really simple, I swear, and you can do it! However, before we go in any detail I want to make something clear...IrrevocableFate
Just because you know those big, fancy words DOESN'T mean you have to or should use them!
Smaller words can be as effective and, sometimes, more effective.
Vocabulary is important, there isn't any doubt about it. Using, or finding, the right word can be key when you're writing. Though we don't always quite know the right word and maybe you never knew it or you just can't quite remember what it was. Either way, you are now determined to fill up that vocabulary!
Large words are fantastic, if used properly. Don't try to impress your reader by throwing out a bunch of obscure, long words. If you must use them do so sparingly. It's just as important to remember that your readers are intelligent and chances are they may know what the word means or they'll use a di
Prose Mentorship Project, third lesson Hello and welcome back, poetry mentors and mentees! I hope your course is going greatly, and if there's anything you need or wish to ask, we are always here to clear your doubts and help how we can.IrrevocableFate
First Things First
We have interviewed julietcaesar , xlntwtch and VFreie on the subjects of this lesson, descriptions and vocabulary building (and LiliWrites, neurotype and illuminara give some input in the article too), so check it out: tWR Interviews: Description and Vocabulary . Fave and share, you know you want to.
Prose Course, Lesson 3
The next Poetry lesson will be up on March 5th, together with the next Prose one, so you Poetry peoples can keep practicing on
You need to start using this word.Start using it, and I will love you more.TheNobodyofaSOLDIER
E - epic
M - mysterious
I - intense
S - suspicious
M - magical
I used these words in high school all the time, so we made a word out of it.
Noun = EMISM
Adjective = EMISMIC
There you have it.
Seems you've found me....stay for some Timmies, eh?|
I am many things (as most people are), a writer, a storyteller, sometimes an artist, etc.
I love to create, as well as laugh with people and share words with others.