|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.
Fantasy - Short Stories - Submission limit: 3/week
Sci Fi - Short Stories - Submission limit: 5/week
Sci Fi - Chapters - Submission limit: 5/week
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Profiles - Submission limit: 5/week
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If you want critique, then feel free to submit to our Critique Folder. However, we do have a 3/month limit, so try not to exceed this. If you do submit to this folder, your submission will be dealt with by our delightful Critique Team, so if you need some help, don't be shy.
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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has started a weekly writing prompt. All you need to do, is write a poem inspired by the prompt.
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will soon be holding a contest to create a cover for an erotica anthology. The max rating will be PG-13.
Further details can be found here. Any other information TBC.
is a new group focused on inspiration for writers. They are currently looking for members.
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is a new group for writers who are looking to improve with exercises, prompts and critiques, and are looking for new members.
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Paran Noid Character BioParan NoidParan Noid Character Bio by DanteMoon
『 The Paranoid Pacifist 』
『 At First Glance』
At first glance Paran Noid is terrifying. Like any Demon he stands at about eight feet tall and is about three hundred pounds. He wears the
traditional clothes of his species (blood encrusted clothes stolen from prisoners that venture into the underworld and a necklace of skulls around his neck.) He (again, like any Demon) has skin like a lizard's, three horns sticking out of his head, razor sharp teeth and yellow eyes. His hair is black and he wears it in the traditional style (long and unruly.)
『Paranoid, Kind, Peaceful, Innocent』
Despite his fearsome appearance, Paran Noid is probably one of the least violent individuals to have ever lived. But, despite the fact that he is extremely kind and peaceful, has no enemies, and has never really hurt or even insulted anyone, he is incredibly paranoid and constantly afraid that he is going to be killed. Every time s
A Troll's LifeOne of the big ugly trolls,A Troll's Life by Huntardpewpew
Through dark corridors he strolls,
Just waiting for that call,
That signals the start of a brawl.
To be bred for warfare,
Doesn't seem very fair.
But what can you expect,
When nothing you touch remains intact!
Not like a Goblin, a scavenger,
But more like the Plague, Death's Harbinger.
Nothing dares stand in his way,
His stench keeping even allies at bay.
Swinging with a tree,
Not in a disco-ish way,
But like in a killingspree.
I guess it's morally gray...
Not to start about his fashion sense,
He just dropped all pretense!
A loincloth and sometimes a chain,
Can it get any more vain?!
No choice but to look at his abs,
When knights are being turned to scraps.
I guess being badass is his only form of bliss,
Since I don't see HIM pulling of a True Love's Kiss!!
Fool's riddleWhy do I speak in rhymesFool's riddle by Dude1480
In these depressing times,
With riddles fit for a king,
Why do I dance and sing?
I dance and prance
Unsure in my stance
Juggling my life up and down
Always laughing but wanting to frown.
I long for love and love for long,
Yet no one answers my song!
My disfigured face, stained with tears,
Destroyed after all these years.
I make others laugh, others giggle
While what I ask for is simple.
Yet no one understands me,
They don't look beyond what the eye can see.
So here I stay, lonely as ever
Here I stay, saying something clever
Nothing changed, nothing ever does,
Everything is as it always was.
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10 Quick Tips: ProseFor the short of time, patience or remaining-eyesight: here is a quick, ten-point tutorial for better prose.10 Quick Tips: Prose by MetalMagpie
The points are drawn from books, articles, casually-offered-advice and my own experience. Much like the Ten Commandments, they aren't all concrete rules. Just things to strongly keep in mind.
1. Vary sentence structure.
-> In particular, avoid starting every line with "I..." or "He..."
-> Try to vary your sentence length too.
2. Don't repeat words within a sentence.
-> Or too many times in sentences that follow each other.
-> Avoid repeated use of character names by using he/she where possible.
3. Avoid adverbs.
-> They clutter sentences and there's usually a better way.
-> Ask yourself, "Does this add any new information?"
4. Swap "which" for "that" where possible.
-> This is black magic. It just sounds better.
-> Also avoid "however".
5. Make pairs of adjectives different.
GMC - SIMPLIFIEDGMC - SIMPLIFIED by OokamiKasumi
"I am I Need I Desire "
Goal, Motivation & Conflict - SIMPLIFIED
Goal, Motivation and Conflict seems to be the BIG MYSTERY of fiction writing. Everyone says that they're essential to good writing and they're right, they are. Absolutely. But this stuff can be a little confusing.
Let's begin at the beginning
-- What are all these things and why do stories need them?
Goal is what your character THINKS they are after.
Motivation is what makes them WANT to go after it.
Conflict is what Gets In Their Way.
-- Internal Conflict being ANGST or Drama.
-- External Conflict being the PLOT or Events.
The Plot (Events) Arc is the stuff that happens to the characters the plotline. There are 5 basic stages in a Plot Arc:
1 - Inciting Event
2 - Challenge
3 - Crisis/Reversal
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing by MotleyDreams
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
|For many serious writers, an important part of improvement is detailed feedback. But, as I'm sure we've all found, it is not so easy to come by. Therefore, we present to you the "Beta Buddy" feature.|
Opt into this feature, and you will be randomly paired with another member who has also signed up. Each pair will then become "Beta Buddies", which basically means that they will be each others' beta reader (someone who reads over drafts in order to provide detailed feedback).
For more information on this feature, please look here.
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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