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It's a literature group, for all types of writers. Poetry, short stories, chapters in books, anything written is allowed here. We want people to speak their hearts through their words, though they can't be heard by voice, but by ink and a pen.

Rules:
-be respectful to the other members and staff
-Mature content is allowed, as long as you have the filter on it.
-works must be original, plagiarism is frowned upon here and not allowed. (This includes rearranging lyrics/words NOT made by you)
-Comments on other members work is recommended! This group is for finding new writers, and helping them improve!
-follow the rules placed for contests!
-most of all, HAVE FUN!
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1. Don’t use a Thesaurus—use a Dictionary.  

While a Thesaurus can come in handy, it is really only useful if you have a very good vocabulary to start off with and just need a garage to keep them all in. A dictionary, is more useful in writing because in the definitions, it often says other synonyms in the description, as well as decreasing the chances of having those slight differences a Thesaurus will give you. For example, a smile is different than a smirk or grimace, two examples in a Thesaurus for “smile.” If “smile” is going by a definition, it is, “Form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up: “smiling faces”; A pleased, kind, or amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.” This gives you a lot more information to go off of, and could also give you some more ideas as a bonus.

2. Think about the tone of the piece.

If you are writing a piece in a particular tone, be careful of the words you use. Make sure your word choice matches what is occurring in your story. For example, if a house is haunted or “bad news” for the characters, you typically don’t want the house to be described as “welcoming and bright,” unless you are attempting a sort of “Hansel and Gretel” plot-twist. Also be aware of the tone of your piece—make sure the way you want the story to head is the same as your words are suggesting.

3. Don’t get too fancy with impressive words.

While having a big vocabulary is definitely an admirable trait, especially as a writer, it is a good idea to be wary of clunky, huge, or strange words when writing your story. Not only does it disrupt the flow of your piece, but often jolts the reader out of the story. There is nothing more strange than reading a word like “anathema”  when the reader could have said “taboo.” Keep in mind the fact that you don’t need to dumb down your story for the audience, but be aware of who your audience is, and the words most in that range are going to use or at least be aware of that word in their everyday lives. If you looked up “SAT words” on the internet, then there’s a good chance you are trying to make your story be more than it really is.

4. Use words that do more than just fill up space.

In a story, every word is important. So make sure you aren’t just paying attention to a word limit, and make sure the words do more than just state the obvious. “He was sad, disappointed and alone, sitting on the curb watching cars on the highway zoom past him,” does very little for the reader. “He sat by the concrete curb with hands covering his chapped lips, as he glanced at the passing cars with a glance common to beggars” says much more about the character.

5. Make sure you understand the connotation of a word.

A good example are the words “skinny” and “slender.” Both words mean almost the exact same thing, but generally speaking, “skinny” is more negative, and “slender” is more positive. Understanding the connotation of a word can make the story less confusing and more consistent.

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marvelmania Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there everyone!
Ok I decided to get in contact with you because Im looking for an action and funny story for my short that I will have to do during the next few months. My idea is to have these different type of characters that I have designed : Characters Design by marvelmania
The fat guy is to be able to animate all the fat movement
the Old master guy is to create slow (because he is old) and fast movement (because he knows martial arts)
The girl to animate girls movements (and secondary actions such as hair, boobs and but)
And my main character (just a normal fighter)
If someone would be interested to help me with a concept idea I would appreciate! 
Take a look at my page and I promise that I wont disappoint you
Send me an email if u prefer to : luisgfigueiredo@gmail.com

Thank you for ur help
Luis
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YaraZ Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me. :)
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cee69 Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
Hello people,

I've submitted a work over 2 weeks ago now. I'd like to know if this group is still active and if it's going to be accepted.
Right now, I'm cleaning up the groups I'm in, so if it expires I'm leaving the group.

That's not a threat, I'm just a bit sick of all the groups I'm in that aren't active (anymore).
~Cee
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TheFS Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone in Live Write Now!

I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on their prose writing, poems, scripts at a cheap price. I've just been paid for my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!

You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!

If you're interesting in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post.

Thanks =D
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Hello, would you like to affiliate with :iconoriginalarentweall:? (: We are a group focusing entirely on original literature. :aww:
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saevusWinds Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Please do not self promote.
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LostSiren111 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a limit on submissions?
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saevusWinds Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. 2 a day.
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Relic-Angel Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does the work that is contributed to this group have to be all original? ^^; I've got poetry, lyrics, prose and some fanfiction going on.
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