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Mid August News: Heart Journey

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 12:00 AM


After celebrating another cherished DeviantART birthday – and a looming one of my own – I think of the scores of blessings and the occasional trials during my own DeviantART journey. During times of personal growth, painful loss and devious changes here throughout the years, there are many that freely give love and support. After nine years, I have valued everything they have done for me. My experiences would not have been entirely the same, otherwise.

I owe a vast amount of gratitude to one deviant in particular, who ultimately gave me the courage to raise my voice in the darkness, when I was still trying to forge my path within the community. Many know of this angel who watches over us – his name is Bill, GeneratingHype. He, along with wreckling, StJoan, Moonbeam13, fourteenthstar, and Memnalar in particular – stayed by my side and offered (and continue to offer,) unwavering support.

Other dearest friends and loving beautiful souls: BloodshotInk, LiliWrites, AGMeade, leoraigarath, dreamsinstatic, Rosary0fSighs, IrrevocableFate, Sammur-amat, julietcaesar, WorldWar-Tori, Beccalicious, Shards-of-Shame, rlkirkland, chromeantennae, camelopardalisinblue, SadisticIceCream, Tobaeus, PurpelBlur, Echostar08, jdrainville, Throntre, Exillior, the-photographicpoet, DrippingWords, ThornyEnglishRose, nightshade-keyblade, raspil, ithaswhatitisnt, mirz-alt, TwilightPoetess, ieatrosepetals, AlwaysRainCheck, keyanadrake, thetaoofchaos, ShadowedAcolytebrokenfragilethings, Medoriko, Lissomer, Lady-Yume, Crossfire120576, weaknesses, hopeburnsblue, Astrikos, Nichrysalis, RoyalBlackheart, 0hgravity, cristinewakesuphappy, neurotype, ssensory, shehrozeameen, GuinevereToGwen, SpriteBlayde, Aerode and many, many others, have impacted me in ways they may never entirely know – they are all blessings: today and always. Thank God for all of their beauty, wisdom, insights and faith in me. If not for that, I am not entirely certain where I might be today.

Each devious moment is a rare gift. Everyday, the tight-knit bonds, infectious positivity, and the excitement of our unique heart journeys keep us united. This uplifts and warms my spirit. It gives me hope that everything I have tried to work rigorously to strive for on a daily basis has not been in vain. I pray it hasn’t. I ache to give a truly caring part of my fullest heart to the community I so deeply appreciate and call home. Others here have provided me with such a rare, beautiful light. And, though I do not always have the proper words to express just how greatly this inspires me to be that much more selfless and giving – I longed for those I dearly love to know it. My personal DeviantART story is one filled with boundless hope, courage, faith, love and simply – enduring.
 


For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:heart: Do say thank you to neurotype for her tenure as Literature Community Volunteer! :heart:

:new: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Five.
:new: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: Have you read about our official CRLiterature Book Club? Latest book news Here.
:new: Mid Month Book Club news is officially Here.
:bulletpurple: If you missed out on PE: Lit Basics Week,
IrrevocableFate has posted a Wrap-up.
:new: Naktarra wants us to S.M.I.L.E.
:new: doughboycafe is hosting a wonderful Historical Fiction Workshop.
:bulletpurple: Check out ezradeacon's Love Letters contest. The deadline is December 31st.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' July Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:new: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:bulletpurple: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:bulletpurple: Medoriko has shared a wonderful guide to Being Devious in Literature.
:new: SpriteBlayde dips her quill in Stained Ink.
:new: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:bulletpurple: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:new: amour-raven speaks to deviants Literarily.
:bulletpurple: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:new: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:new: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:bulletpurple: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:bulletpurple: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-Grotto, TheFictionNetwork Ghosts-Of-Literature, Writers--Anonymous, poetryonfire, Story-Book-Publish, HundredMemories, HeartfeltPoetry, Lithouse, Words-Are-Our-Sword, Original-Stories, writers-of-dA, BleedingPoets, Poetry-United, Underrated-Writers,
:new: devSINCERE, TheDailyBreadCafe, Writing-Buddiess, Passion-in-Writing, ScrutinizingScribes, TheWritingHaven.

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Inspiring Deviants I Adore
StitchesHer name is Stitches and I love her.
She doesn't believe that - she says it is an improbability.
She doesn't say impossibility and that gives me hope.
No one but me knows why she's called Stitches.
I've run my hands over her soft white skin,
Flushed with the fevers of midnight.
I've touched it.
I've let my fingertips explore the hitches in her skin,
Where her body couldn't quite heal itself.
Old memories of gaping holes and vicious lies.
From her shoulder to her wrist,
From her knee to her ankle,
Any where she can negotiate a knife - she is Stitches.
It makes her cry sometimes.
She says she doesn't like being a rag doll any more.
They're old scars, robbing her flesh of its innocence,
Betraying her old soul - etching it out - a tally on her skin.
IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII   IIIII  
------------------------------------------
Birth of PoetryI tangled my fingers in the curls of the universe,
pulled. The earth fell out: round, warm, spinning.
Awkward and shy, she wondered how she got here; how
a rock that got wet and grew moss could be significant.
So I scooped her up in my fingers, breathed her scent:
(lilies and oceans and ozone and forests and fish and birds
and whales and rain and the empty elegance in wolf howls)
death and life. I found chaos
and knew beauty.
poet, breathe now.                                                                           you
                                                                           are 
                                                                           the 
                                                   


See the rest Here.


:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld



:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.


Lucy has a vibrant gallery filled with colorful works of poetry and delightful fiction. She weaves her beautiful words in such a way to make an unforgettable impact. In the brief time that she has been a member of our Literature Community, she has sparked a welcoming atmosphere for many old and new deviants alike – with interactive projects that encourage positivity.

AlphaManifest



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


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August: Loving Spirit

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:00 AM


Welcome to August!

While a new summer month begins, I have noticed there has been another stir within the Literature community, as of late. Several insightful deviants raised various, significant points about the state of our tight knit circle. Over the course of my years here as an actively involved community deviant, I have written about the many blessings this very community has freely provided to those seeking out encouraging outlets.

I try my absolute best to stand by the positive ideals I re-enforce – striving daily to be an active voice for those who may feel they are not always heard. Rest assured; even the quietest voices have a large impact. Those of you who may think those of us in our presumed positions of wider influence and power do not truly see you: we do. I keep my mind and heart open to new opportunities that present themselves. I am always willing to reach out my loving hand to any deviant in need – all one need do is ask. I also stand by my personal belief one’s efforts to go forth and make a heartfelt, genuine attempt to be passionately involved does make a difference – even in the smallest measures for those around us. Little pushes can open someone else’s eyes to their full potential. As evolving artists, we should hope to endeavor to encourage others to truly keep themselves open to all of budding possibilities. At the end of the day, we should try not to allow ourselves to feel lost in the growing shuffle of what others are doing – and try to focus on making the attempt to do the positive things that make us happiest.

Everyday, one should never be afraid to raise their voice, but do raise it high in courage, hope, understanding, and love. Strive on daily to give sincere efforts each day, because other individuals do take notice – and it does matter. Do not forget to cherish the selfless souls leaving their marks. Each sincere gesture one gives leaves an everlasting mark – always strive to make it a memorable one.
 


For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:bulletpurple: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Five.
:bulletpurple: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: GuinevereToGwen shows you how to be a Productive Writer.
:bulletpurple: Have you read about our official CRLiterature Book Club? Latest book news Here.
:bulletpurple: If you missed out on PE: Lit Basics Week, IrrevocableFate has posted a Wrap-up.
:bulletpurple: pixiepot is heading up a new, wonderful group devSINCERE. Check it out.
:bulletpurple: doughboycafe is hosting a wonderful Historical Fiction Workshop.
:bulletpurple: LiliWrites has extended your Critique Month deadline to August 15th!
:bulletpurple: Lissomer is hosting a Color Contest. The deadline is August 19th.
:bulletpurple: Check out ezradeacon's Love Letters contest. The deadline is December 31st.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' July Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:bulletpurple: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:bulletpurple: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:bulletpurple: Medoriko has shared a wonderful guide to Being Devious in Literature.
:bulletpurple: SpriteBlayde dips her quill in Stained Ink.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:bulletpurple: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:bulletpurple: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:bulletpurple: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:bulletpurple: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:bulletpurple: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:bulletpurple: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-Grotto, TheFictionNetwork Ghosts-Of-Literature, Writers--Anonymous, poetryonfire, Story-Book-Publish, HundredMemories, HeartfeltPoetry, Lithouse, Words-Are-Our-Sword, Original-Stories, writers-of-dA, BleedingPoets, Poetry-United, Underrated-Writers, TheDailyBreadCafe.

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Beautiful Imperfections
HopeThere are so many days
when humanity frightens
the most compassionate
person away
it takes only a knife
or a word or a gun, and
oh god,
we scare so easy.
I'm tired of living
without faith,
without promise,
I'm tired of not believing
in tomorrow.
There may not be a god above
but believer or not,
there are so many
reasons to love
I'm not giving up
I'm not letting go;
I'm going to dream
and one day
perhaps I will fly
and I will believe
the best of people
until it kills me,
because the moment
that you give up
is the moment
you become the problem.
She thinks the words 'I love you' are ugly.Darling,
Do you remember how we met?
That was the night I learned
that "flattery will get you nowhere"
really means "seduce me hard
enough and I'll do anything for you."
I have learned that I hate
the sensation of love:
Someone punching
your jaw, bones docking
into your throat and every breath
feels like poison sludge
clawing its way into your lungs.
You
choke, drown, die, wither
but you're not dead.
.i need to turn up the music to drown out the
sound of my own voice breaking;
my lungs are collapsing - i can't breathe:
i am choking on all of the things i've hidden.
the mirror betrays me to my hands:
i want to ruin my skin, leave it
bruised and pocked and scarred until
the flesh reflects the madness within.
i always was the girl who danced with thunderthey've issued
a flash flood warning
and i am thinking
about our legs
tangled like tree
roots beneath the
sheets.
the screen door
doesn't latch anymore
and the wind is
trying to tear it
away and i am
listening to it
scream and hearing
you say my name.
the roads are wet
and treacherous and
all i am thinking about
is you and your
wet lips slippery tongue
roadside teeth in my
skin and the sky is
falling down around
me and--
--all of these warnings
are just another metaphor
for you.



:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
neurotype
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld



:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.

:bulletpurple: I have added several updates to our local club Indiana-Deviants, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.


Lucy has a vibrant gallery filled with colorful works of poetry and delightful fiction. She weaves her beautiful words in such a way to make an unforgettable impact. In the brief time that she has been a member of our Literature Community, she has sparked a welcoming atmosphere for many old and new deviants alike – with interactive projects that encourage positivity.

AlphaManifest



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


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Mid July News: Appreciation

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 12:00 AM


There are defining moments that come to us – reminding us of our blessings. They oftentimes reveal themselves in the most unexpected of places, as we travel down our paths. And, whether they are blessings in disguise, or unique challenges that may tempt our inner demons, they mold and change us. These ongoing challenges make us come to appreciate the rare, truest gifts. One needn’t look too far to discover that the littlest things – these relished things that are not truly “things” – indeed are the most valuable, loved “things” in our lives that we should be ever-thankful for, and to forever cherish.  

These most beloved “things” in our lives are the enduring friendships, our support systems, and the tender guidance of a loved one. They are the silent prayers others freely offer – the sweetest embraces – and the whispers of encouragement. They are the unity of our communities, the free flowing, thoughtful critiques of fellow artists and writers, and the tight-knit bond we all share. It is such a wondrous feeling when someone else discovers the unexpected beauties in something we have crafted from the love of our very own hands – and in sharing that beautiful creation with other exceptional artists we know will appreciate it. It is a marvelous thing too when there is a connection shared between us. That rare feeling means so much to those it impacts on a daily basis – and it does make a difference. One kind word or gesture of appreciation can shine a light upon someone deserving of it. Everyday, we have the opportunity to reach out and shine that beautiful light upon others – why not take it? Take the moment – seize it – but also remember the importance of humility. Try not to allow arrogance to destroy that loving, positive light.

Taking the moment to always say “thank-you” – even for something that may seem insignificant at the time, could mean everything to the person to whom you have offered it. Little things do impact us, whether we choose to see them or not – as these tiny fragments of positive light surround us, daily. It touches us in far greater ways we may not easily recognize, but that rare light is always shining. These lights are the quiet angels who endeavor to work tirelessly to influence change and generously embrace the world around them, with boundless love. These are the cherished ones who we need to truly open our eyes to and appreciate. These quiet, loving angels sometimes leave the most everlasting impacts – let us all be thankful.
 


For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:new: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Four.
Do not miss our critique session with PinkyMcCoversong on July 20th at 7pm EST.
:bulletpurple: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: Its Flash Fiction month! Find out the exciting details Here and Here.
:bulletpurple: For those not doing Flash Fiction month, write a novel for Camp NaNoWriMo!
:bulletpurple: GuinevereToGwen shows you how to be a Productive Writer.
:new: Have you read about our official CRLiterature Book Club? Latest book news Here.
:new: It is PE Lit Basics Week! Don't forget to check out some of the Journals!
:new:
Nichrysalis wants to read your thoughts about the Literature Community.
:new: And, in that Lit spirit CelestialMemories is looking to Critique You.
:bulletpurple: Check out ezradeacon's Love Letters contest. The deadline is December 31st.
:bulletpurple: Help Naktarra spread The Lit Love.
:bulletpurple: The inspirational Maya Angelou leaves her
Mark.
:bulletpurple: LiliWrites gets Critical, in Two Parts.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' June Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:new: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:new: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:new: SpriteBlayde dips her quill in Stained Ink.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:new: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:bulletpurple: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:new: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:bulletpurple: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:new: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:bulletpurple: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:bulletpurple: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

Criticarium, PolishedInk, Literature-Creed, Edgar-Allen-Poets, PocketStories, Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-GrottoTheFictionNetwork Ghosts-Of-Literature, Writers--Anonymous, poetryonfire, Story-Book-Publish, HundredMemories, HeartfeltPoetry, Lithouse.
:new: Words-Are-Our-Sword, Original-Stories, writers-of-dA, BleedingPoets.

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Angels Among Us
Remember the Angel?
Remember the angel that wiped your tears and made you brightly smile?
You always told her to let you be; you were always in denial.
Remember the angel that sang you to sleep and played with your hair?
You never cared to have her near you, though that smile was still there
Remember the angel that waited for you, the one who waited countless hours?
You never seemed to even notice, I guess that was your power
Remember the angel that saved your life, risking also her own?
You ran away and left her there, you left her there alone
Remember the angel that fell from heaven, only to be with you?
You marked her with your sin and made her feel brand new
Remember the angel with crystal eyes and long white hair let down?
You see how she feels alone; do you see that awful frown?
Remember the angel, please remember her now, can't you feel her love?
All of that was only for you , sent from above
Remember the angel, don't you remember the angel,
Watching you by LilSophieSnow Angel by Katerina-ArtThe Gates of Dawn by AndriyMarkivEverlasting Angel - Watercolors by AuroraWienhold


:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
neurotype
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld



:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.

:bulletpurple: I have added several updates to our local club Indiana-Deviants, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.


Bridgitte’s DeviantART gallery is home to intelligent, humorous, and candid writing that everyone can relate to. When not sharing her colorful works – she is making a daily difference in sharing an assortment of helpful Literature articles and wonderful resources.

ezradeacon



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


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July Festivity: Deviousness

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 12:00 AM


Welcome to July!

Everyday, we encounter extraordinary deviants who remind us why we are present here within the community. I feel that it is a blessing to have the opportunity to be amongst those who greatly inspire me on a daily basis – I know I have expressed this often in my journals and comments – but I simply cannot articulate it enough. This community has given so much in my nine years – friendship, support, trust, utmost care and most importantly: love. Oftentimes, as I reflect on how I have traveled along my personal path during my DeviantART journey, it is then I realize the truest magnitude of the things that really matter: the individuals and the heartfelt joys shared amongst us.

There is a rare beauty reflected in watching an artist grow – seeing them come into full “bloom,” and knowing that one’s played an important role in it on many levels. It is exciting having that special place where you can reach out and know you make a rare difference in some way. This to me will always be a most sacred gift, and how I feel within my own community. I feel as a role model – others can look to me for inspiration and positive hope – not only as artists of the pen, but also as wholly better individuals. I cannot claim to know “everything” of Literature – though it is my sincerest hope in some way, I can provide some of the elements to encourage other writers. In the littlest things sometimes come the prevalent lessons. I think again of our community as a whole beautiful, unified society, and how everyone here I cherish has greatly impacted me.

Many know what DeviantART and its community members personally mean to me. In reflection, I have also realized it has been four long years since I obtained official “Deviousness.” This is wondrous in and of itself – it serves as yet another reminder of how greatly treasured my experiences have been, in knowing that I have served faithfully and given over much of myself in selfless ways. I reach out freely and devotedly in the hopes of creating a positive experience for every single deviant who crosses my path. I deeply appreciate everyone’s faith in me, and pray to continue: “aspiring to inspire.”
 


For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:bulletpurple: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Four.
:bulletpurple: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: Its Flash Fiction month! Find out the exciting details Here and Here.
:bulletpurple: For those not doing Flash Fiction month, write a novel for Camp NaNoWriMo!
:bulletpurple: GuinevereToGwen shows you how to be a Productive Writer.
:bulletpurple: Have you read about our official CRLiterature Book Club? Latest book news Here.
:bulletpurple: Check out ezradeacon's Love Letters contest. The deadline is December 31st.
:bulletpurple: Help Naktarra spread The Lit Love.
:bulletpurple: The inspirational Maya Angelou leaves her
Mark.
:bulletpurple: LiliWrites gets Critical, in Two Parts.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' June Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:bulletpurple: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:bulletpurple: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:bulletpurple: SpriteBlayde dips her quill in Stained Ink.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:bulletpurple: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:bulletpurple: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:bulletpurple: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:bulletpurple: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:bulletpurple: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:bulletpurple: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

Criticarium, PolishedInk, Literature-Creed, Edgar-Allen-Poets, PocketStories, Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-GrottoTheFictionNetwork Ghosts-Of-Literature, Writers--Anonymous, poetryonfire, Story-Book-Publish, HundredMemories, HeartfeltPoetry, Lithouse.

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Elsa Winter in July
Elsa by EeddeyElsa by sakimichanQueen Elsa by KikoLondonElsa by SulaMoon Elsa by juliajm15Elsa by Maby-chan


:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
neurotype
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld



:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.

:bulletpurple: I have added several updates to our local club Indiana-Deviants, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.


Bridgitte’s DeviantART gallery is home to intelligent, humorous, and candid writing that everyone can relate to. When not sharing her colorful works – she is making a daily difference in sharing an assortment of helpful Literature articles and wonderful resources.

ezradeacon



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


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Mid June News: Beauty in Artistry

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 12:00 AM


While exploring possibilities for my current novel and other projects, I have given much thought to my writing style and its overall influence. Especially on DeviantART – I ache to surround myself with other talented writers and I pay close attention to their unique techniques. While watching, I also learn – I acquire something new each day. I am always happy to see writers joining our community everyday and expressing themselves in uniquely beautiful ways. I could never truly forget the sort of enchantment that comes with the written word – all of us have the rare ability to raise our pens to share something grand of ourselves. We have the power to uplift – elevate our voices in positive ways to influence those around us, and it is an extraordinary gift not to be taken for granted.

Think of some of the most influential writers you know – take a moment to ponder how they made you feel when you read their writing. And, think about how it further shaped your unique identity. Take the time to explore those words and to truly feel them. Though it is easy to take something simply on face value – there will always be a deeper meaning. Words have a distinctive capacity to make us see things in a whole new light; to question some of the very things we believe in, and shred away invisible barriers. Meaningful poetry and prose further unites us in ways we may not be able to comprehend at the time of writing. We simply must not be afraid of genuinely opening ourselves to all of the wondrous possibilities.

Why not take the precious time to appreciate what your fellow writer is attempting to express, instead of being quick to tear down something you may not understand? Sadly, I see this very thing far too often. There is also a rare beauty in simplicity and brevity others occasionally can overlook. We must not be too eager to ignore or reject foreign concepts in writing because they seem erroneous or strange. There is exquisiteness in everything. Gorgeous writing comes in all forms, and it is not always about the technicalities of the form – for me personally, it is about reaching into the depths of someone else’s heart, making them feel something extraordinary. In this, I write of that sort of power in beautiful literature that stays with others for hours, days, and possibly years after the first reading. And, it is about not being afraid of tearing away fragments of your soul and sharing those raw, fragile pieces with others. Most importantly, it is about leaving an everlasting, heartfelt impact. Long after we have left this living world, those closest to us shant soon forget the significance of those remarkable literary expressions. Its profound effects stay with us. And so, we must choose and remember our words carefully – as we strive to lock them away within our hearts forever.
 


For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:new: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Three.
:new: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: Have you checked out our official CRLiterature Book Club? Book club Schedule.
:new: The June Book Club Mid Month Discussion.
:new: The inspirational Maya Angelou leaves her Mark.
:bulletpurple: LiliWrites gets Critical, in Two Parts. Be sure to take part in the Great Lit Crit Event.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae has written a wonderful article on How to Get Started With the Lit Community.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' May Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:new: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:bulletpurple: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:new: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:new: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:new: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:new: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:bulletpurple: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:new: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:new: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: MotleyDreams has some Literature Articles You Should Know.
:bulletpurple: ssensory discovers for Funkadelic Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

PoetryWithAVoice, Second-Draft, Blackout-Poetry, Learn2Crit-LitLit-Addicts, writingmadefun, UndergroundAuthorsNGCreativeWriting, QuickReadsCollective, Souls-Within-Life, Writers-to-improve, Always-Poetry, Criticarium, PolishedInk, Literature-Creed, Edgar-Allen-Poets, PocketStories, Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-Grotto,
:new: TheFictionNetwork Ghosts-Of-Literature, Writers--Anonymous, poetryonfire.

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Words of Beauty
beauty is a state of mindforgiveness is the
scent the violet leaves
on the foot that stomped it;
I am beautiful in remembrance:
I am beautiful
 in a body two sizes too
     large, in eyes dilated
 with questions (eyes
you cannot name; gray
    like the ocean, blue
       like the heart, green like
      the fever dream I cannot
     wake from) I am the
   hair of a lion, a wild
    thing, ignition upon
  tempted glance. I am the skin
you cannot name, always fleeting;
                                 the chameleon
                       you always see
     but never truly take in.
                 and I know a boy
          carved of ivory silence,
        &
symphony stellataone of my earliest memories -
my mother, steadfast mentality
slowly driving her forward, repeating
repeating re-pea-ting bar by bar
nocturne number eight in d flat major;
never anything less than perfection,
even when fingertips wear thin,
when patience wears thinner,
and chopin fades into dusti am a child born of icy constellations,
cigarette smoke, and canorous chords,
composers whispering at the edge of my sensesblack-garbed, it's grandmother's funeral -
my violin cries massenet's méditation.
my thirteen year-old heart has never
felt so incapable of expression,
so goddamn inadequate, and d major
has never sounded so heartbroken.
we return to a phone call from father,
his composure cracking as he tells us
we'll be doing this all over again;
96 hours, two grandmothers gone,
now all i have is massenet and
it isn't fairwe'd never know it by looking at the sky,
but countless stars waxed requiem to
create us; cenotaphs in the empyrean blacksixteen years old and i can breathe -
twentywe             kill
the          angels
and     then    ask
why    the    world
is full of monsters
Branches of Your HeartYour roots have dug into my soul,
clung to the underbellies of my fears;
cradled my regrets with leaflets.
I watch as birds flit
between the branches of your heart.
You tell me that they always come back to
the ones they love most.
There are flowers peeking
behind your shoulder blades,
blooming brilliant petals while vines
wrap into the nooks of your skin.
With a sigh you decided
to move mountains
with your bark covered arms,
pressing the swollen earth farther
from you, creating a valley where
you and I can touch.


:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
neurotype
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld




:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.

:bulletpurple: I have added several updates to our local club Indiana-Deviants, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.


In the few short months I have been avidly watching Sophia, I have come across many superb writings in her eclectic Literature gallery. In sharing her emotions – she presents an array of brilliant imagery all throughout, and is not afraid to strike upon one’s own very heart.

Lissomer



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


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June Creative Spark

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:00 AM


Welcome to June!

As another summer season begins, I look forward to a renewal of spirit and increased productivity in a creative vein. In regards to it, for the past three years, I have focused my attentions on a particular historical romance novel. And, though I have written lengthy books in the past, for such literary events as November’s NaNoWriMo and April’s Camp NaNoWriMo that have struck a deeply felt cord within; rarely any of them have done so, quite like this one.

One of the things that make this novel the rare exception – is the beautiful, selfless essence of my heroine, Karen-Ann May. When I began to mold her; I wanted her to be a true reflection of who I felt I was, as LadyLincoln. I desired her to be a loving presence – giving freely of herself to others – offering sincere compassion, boundless love and doting affection. I also wished to present a striking physical character, an attempt in matching her personality. I fought to break the tired cliché that many beautiful women are seen as egocentric, malicious and conceited. “Kari,” as she is intimately known to all of those closest to her, is the living embodiment of a sort of angelic beauty – outside, as well as within. Karen-Ann shares countless pages with a tenderhearted Abraham Lincoln, a “tragic idol,” and, a historical figure nearly everyone is familiar with – many feel a close connection to, and ache to know who he truly was. In my twenty years of study, I have intended to bring the soul of this wondrous man back to life – and in primary contrast between the two main characters, I have hoped to present important lessons to always look beyond the surface, and see one’s inner beauty first, in all things.

Life of Shadows” keeps its firm hold upon my heart, and the vivid characters within all of its fluent pages have come so alive within the inner workings of my mind. I feel that I can almost reach Karen-Ann – listen to her unsteady breathing – as we hear Abraham’s voice, declaring openly and honestly how in after reading the heartfelt words she has offered to him, in a declaration of love, he responds:

    “In reading your words, I felt as though I was opening such a beautiful window into your heart. For so long, your heart felt to me like a distant star – even in our closeness, which – I treasure. In all of those precious moments, it was close, but – not quite within my grasp. Today, my own heart felt as though I could at last reach it…

As writers, we humbly pray to reach the hearts of others, with our words. As we raise our pens, we share a part of our own souls through those of our beloved characters. There is no greater artistic gift than in doing so with an enthusiastic joy and a wonderfully bright creative spark.



For those not as acquainted with me, my journal is a wonderful place to find some tidbits about what is going on in the Literature world. However, that being said, you will want to keep an eye out also for various other news postings from your Literature Community Volunteers, add them to your watch, so you will not miss out on a thing! Scrolling down, you will also find information geared towards other contests, groups and other news various links all related to Literature, so be sure to check them out.

Along with my monthly Ladies of Lit series, I host and support a variety of contests, group projects, a tri-monthly 30 Writers to Discover series, and the ongoing Writers Welcome Wagon. Is there something you wish for me to take part in or to help support? Feel free to note me at any time. Here is the current listing for my Ladies of Lit. Review the guidelines, and send me your suggestions, I am in dire need of them!

:bulletpurple: Ladies of Lit Issue: Volume Forty-Three.
:bulletpurple: Latest Volume of 30 Writers You Should Discover.
:bulletpurple: Writers Welcome Wagon Project.
:bulletpurple: Have you checked out our official CRLiterature Book Club? It begins TODAY!
Check out the book club schedule Here.
:bulletpurple: LiliWrites gets Critical, in Two Parts. Be sure to take part in the Great Lit Crit Event.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae has written a wonderful article on How to Get Started With the Lit Community.

Within the community, there are several Literature chatrooms to visit that might be of interest to you. However, if you feel uncomfortable in these chatrooms, you might find what you are looking for in the revamped Literature Forums. There are also several critique and prompt groups available for use towards all of your Literature-related needs. Below, you will find just a small sampling of what the community has to offer you:

:bulletpurple: #CRLiterature The official DeviantART Literature chatroom.
:bulletpurple: #Writersforlife Write, mingle, learn and keep writing for life.
:bulletpurple: #Writeroom Looking for tips, ideas and more, the Writeroomies are here for you.
:bulletpurple: #Cabal Srs bsns of literary discussion.

:bulletpurple: Writers-Workshop Where the Writers Workshop Writing.
:bulletpurple: ScreamPrompts Are You A Writer?
:bulletpurple: HammeredPoetry Sick of cliches? Us Too.
:bulletpurple: transliterations From One World to Another.
:bulletpurple: LITplease A Club for Every Writer.

Throughout DeviantART, there are a number of resourceful news articles filled with features, contests and much, much more. Several deviants keep the literature community in the know with these articles. I am honored to present the creme of the crop, and invite you to fully explore what each article has to offer.

:bulletpurple: The Lit Gallery Volunteers' May Lit Daily Deviations and CV Journal Updates.
:bulletpurple: IrrevocableFate loves DA Lit! Contests, Various Groups, Workshops and More.
:bulletpurple: WorldWar-Tori would like to share her Literature News with you.
:bulletpurple: SadisticIceCream has Publishing Resources.
:bulletpurple: apocathary also has a collection of Miscellaneous Resources.
:bulletpurple: julietcaesar does as well in Her Journal.
:bulletpurple: chromeantennae Likes to adjust his Lit Antennaes.
:bulletpurple: rlkirkland Encourages Inspirational Affirmation.
:bulletpurple: Gingersanps is introducing us to Amazing Deviants.
:bulletpurple: CelestialMemories finds Stories and Charming Chapters.
:bulletpurple: GrimFace242 is looking for some Group Therapy and Undiscovered Deviants in Lit.
:bulletpurple: Aerode finds writers under the radar on his Watch.
:bulletpurple: Naktarra has opened her official Literary-Almanac.
:bulletpurple: neurotype goes in search of Wonderful Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: mirz-alt provides some Writer Resources.
:bulletpurple: ezradeacon also has an array of Lit Resources.
:bulletpurple: DorianHarper picks out amazing Monthly Daily Lit and discovers dAuthors.
:bulletpurple: DrippingWords wants to Talk Writing.
:bulletpurple: MotleyDreams has some Literature Articles You Should Know.
:bulletpurple: ssensory discovers for Funkadelic Lit Deviants.
:bulletpurple: TwilightPoetess calls for Literary Conversation.

With the official groups feature in full swing, there is a whole array of Literature groups to join and support. Below, you will have the opportunity to check out just a few of the newest ones on DeviantART. And, if there is a group not listed here that may interest you, you might want to check out the official Literature Group Hub.

PoetryWithAVoice, Second-Draft, Blackout-Poetry, Learn2Crit-LitLit-Addicts, writingmadefun, UndergroundAuthorsNGCreativeWriting, QuickReadsCollective, Souls-Within-Life, Writers-to-improve, Always-Poetry, Criticarium, PolishedInk, Literature-Creed, Edgar-Allen-Poets, PocketStories, Winters-Poets, Everlastingwriting, Literature-Critique, Poets-Haven, Writing-is-Visual, Try-Your-Page, UndefinedPoets, ForeverArtistOfWords, BoundByChainsOfWords, Write-to-inspire, UnitedLiterature, ExpressiveWriters, PoetrynProseWatchers, LyricsPoems, TheWritingShelter, GlitchLit, Writers-Crutch, The-Writing-School, TheKnow, LiteraryShowcase, UnitedFaithPoetry, WriteFromYourHeart, LitRecognition, Lit-Daily-Pick, NarrativePoetry, Write-a-world, TheWaysiders, ShortStOrIeSMANIA, KnightsOfRomance,Writer-War-Room, Infectious-Kindness, Writers-Grotto, TheFictionNetwork, Ghosts-Of-Literature

--Any other Literature news that you would like to see in this reserved space? Note me.

Those Who Love her, Call Her Kari
Roses by TheTragicTruth-Of-MeDaydream by eliz7Olesya S III by YuliaSpesivtsevaCandice Swanepoel by priestessblaydRose's Book by akdreamweaver


:bulletpurple: If you stop by, and would like to begin your journey on my DA homepage, may I suggest starting here. Also, if you are new to DA and need further assistance, please feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for in the FAQ section found here.

:bulletpurple: My official DeviantART Prayer Support Log. If there is someone you know who is in need of support, do let me know at any time and I will add them to the log.

:bulletpurple: I like to support Literature here by adding literature clubs/groups to my watch. If I have yet to add yours, feel free to leave me a comment.

:bulletpurple: Who is serving the Literature Community and what can they do for you? Your Community Volunteers for Literature are listed below as follows. You can freely contact them at any time with your questions or concerns.

GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
neurotype
ShadowedAcolyte

:bulletpurple: And, of course, here are some lovely stamps, to show your support!

LadyLincoln_Stamp by Silver-Dew-DropSupport Stamp: LadyLincoln by GaioumonBatouLadyLincoln Stamp by leoraigarath
LadyLincoln stamp by wrecklinglady lincoln stamp I by peterdawesLadyLincoln Stamp by Thiefoworld




:bulletpurple: Please stop by The-Novelist-Club and feel free to join us, whether you are a writer, a poet, reader, or even a critic - we'd love to have you. We are currently accepting regular submissions and various pieces for our Workshops, so please show your support to these wonderful writers and stop by.

:bulletpurple: Looking to join a fun group which supports the exciting era of Abraham Lincoln by paying homage to his memory with fun panel discussions, Q and A sessions, book reviews and much, much more? Then TheLincolnLegacy is the perfect place for you. Walks of all artistic life are warmly welcomed here.

:bulletpurple: LungCancer-Awareness was created to bring awareness to a well-known cancer that has not only impacted the daily lives of the members of my own family - but so many others around us. Anything that you can do to promote awareness within your community can and will make a difference!

:bulletpurple: Wanting to keep an eye on all things Literature on DeviantART, and not sure where to turn? Your official Literature home CRLiterature, is the place to find everything you could possibly want, from generalized information, resources, contests and more, so do not miss out.

:bulletpurple: Looking for some of the latest news about your Daily Deviations or that news article you may missed over the course of the month? Well then, LitResources may be the very place for you to catch up on all of the latest happenings.

:bulletpurple: Everyone is welcome over at our group, And we realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. So go on - sign yourself up and get exposed over at Expose-Lit.

:bulletpurple: Our judges at TalentedWritersGuild are looking for your quality literature! So, if you have something that you feel will simultaneously move us, challenge us, and inspire us as readers - then we are the very group for you.

:bulletpurple: Looking for a delightful and positively charged environment to post your work and give others some encouragement and support? Then look no further than ProjectPositivity.

:bulletpurple: I have added several updates to our local club Indiana-Deviants, so if you are from Indiana, or just interested in Hoosier related news, please, by all means, join us! We would be more than happy to have you there. We are always looking to accept new submissions.


In the few short months I have been avidly watching Sophia, I have come across many superb writings in her eclectic Literature gallery. In sharing her emotions – she presents an array of brilliant imagery all throughout, and is not afraid to strike upon one’s own very heart.

Lissomer



So Many Books by LaPurrIndiana Deviant Support Stamp by Indianadeviantseating disorder awareness by Sakuras-Inner-FanInspired by you stamp by shimmer-dragonLove To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyerstamp by ZenryuCommunity we care stamp by deviantStampsThankful Stamp by JunkbyJenCancer Awareness Stamp by neesa


Making journaling an art form since 2005. Journal Design & CSS
By ginkgografix Exclusively for LadyLincoln and best viewed in FireFox