|Hi there! Do you love fantasy? Do you love sci fi? Do you love literature? Then this is the place for you! We are a group where all you fantasy and sci fi authors out there can post your work.|
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Each piece submitted must be categorised correctly, according to our available folders. These folders also have a submission limit, which can be seen below.
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We are always looking for dedicated critiquers to join us, so if you're interested in becoming part of our critique team there are two ways to apply. If you are not yet a member of the group, you can join as a critiquer, however we would ask that you explain why you would like the position in your join request. If you are already a group member, then you can send a note to the group explaining the same.
This is an invite only position, that holds no responsibility to the group. Those in this role receive special privileges, such as automatic acceptance for submissions, the occasional feature and access to the admin area. Generally, those in this role will either have formerly helped to admin the group in some way, won a contest in which it was listed as a prize, or had at least fifteen pieces accepted into the group.
We have three folders in our favourites - featured, which is for all favourites, previous picture prompts, for images that have been featured in our prompts, and helpful pieces, for works that can be of use to our members when writing.
If you want to submit a favourite, feel free. In all likelihood it will be accepted (except in previous picture prompts) so long as it relates to the group's theme (literature and/or fantasy and sci fi).
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Kevin - Dragon Bio 2010Dragon Bio 2010Kevin - Dragon Bio 2010 by kevinkjb81
Age: 18 - 20
Birth Date: August 25th, 1992
Appearance: Looks almost normal When in Human form except for the Fangs that point out of his mouth, and the Pointed Nail on his Hands and Feet.
In dragon form he is an Anthro-Dragon and has Blood Red Scales, and Black Wings, with a White Spike at the Tips his wings. Has long black hair that he usually keeps tied up. Has Black Fur instead of Chest Plates and has a small bit of hair at the end of his snout. Stands about 7 foot tall. Has five Black Claws on both Hands and Feet. Also has Pointed ears that barely Stick out from his hair.
Personality: Usually keeps to himself, and hides many secrets, even the fact that he is a dragon to most of his friends, only two of them know that secret, his Friend Bryant from Shadowgrove, and his girlfriend, Christy, who he inadvertently turned into a dragon as well. Very Loyal and Protective of his
Envy - ProloguePrologue: AwakeningEnvy - Prologue by Psychedelic1993
It has always been a difficult task to distinguish a sin from a virtue, especially in the case of envy. When does a healthy desire to better oneself become an all consuming fiery hatred of someone who has already achieved the trait or obtained the object you want?
The emotion of envy is so ambiguous that no one can truly define it. One persons envy is another mans admiration. When you read this I ask that you take that into account and do not judge those that you may see as the sinners. It is rare, maybe even impossible to find a truly evil doer. Only in fairytales do such things exist.
This is not a fairytale, nor is it a fable. This is simply the retelling of events in such a way to teach and inspire those who dare to read on. The rollercoaster ride my life has always been deserves to be documented, even if it is in this crude manner of story telling. If not for my own sake, then for those that have suffered in my plight. Those that have died, been tortured, gone
Mankind's LegacySpencers13 (Lacey G) © October 26-28, 2010Mankind's Legacy by Spencers13
Sci-Fi / Fantasy
With the passage of time, comes many things. Births and deaths. Growth and renewal. The rising and falling of populations and civilizations. And, as it has been so painfully made aware of to me, an end to things must always come.
I had always known that I would never fade from existence. For I am a spirit. A ghost. And my existence is eternal. I don't know how I became the way that I am, but after the first thousand or so years, I stopped caring. You may ask, how could a ghost be physical, be real? And I would tell you, even I do not know. I was once alive, was once a living human being. But my life was so short, I have no memories of ever living. And I have no memories of ever returning to physical form. I have just always been this way, and eventually, I stopped asking why.
I was never sure of the role I played, being the only corporeal spirit among the living, but now, at the end, I have finally found my purp
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10 Tips for Novel Writers10 Tips for Novel Writers by ATrue
1. Dont Find Time, Make It. Too many authors think that they will find the time to write sometime today or this week or next month. But think about it: when was the last time you said, Hey, look! I just found a twenty fifth hour in my jacket pocket! You know how many hours there are in a day, so stop fooling yourself. If youre going to have time to write, you need to make time to write. Whether you set aside the same hour every day or use those few minutes you have between classes, make sure youre devoting that time entirely to your writing, not sharing it with your favourite reality tv show. Writing during commercial breaks cuts your time by at least two thirdsimagine what more you could have written had you been able to focus your time and energy.
2. Have A Backup Plan. In this age of technology, the traditional pen and paper routine has been flung quite far out the window. It is rare that anyone will write a novel by hand
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Publishing ScamsCopied and pasted from my blog since deviantART's been having this problem for a while now. I had meant to post something on this matter back in October since it was when I noticed more and more "publishers" like this popping up on the site, but never got around to it. Of course, with all of these unprofessional publishers coming out of the woodwork again recently, I thought I'd share what I shared on my blog here.
What is a scam publisher?
Essentially, a scam publisher is a press that cheats authors into believing that they are getting traditionally published by their rules and guidelines. However, if you read the fine print, you'll see that "traditionally" publishing you is not at all what's happening. This can range from promising royalties which never come, making you pay a fee to be published, or even stem from lack of professionalism. While the term "scam" usually means forcing you to pay, there are many other
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