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Daily Literature Deviations - September 11th, 2011
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Poetry
Featured by bowie-loon123

We Who Worship... by Carmalain7
Mythology and theology play
a central role in this lengthy piece,
but regardless of your knowledge of
these subjects it's impossible not
to appreciate every section of this poem.
The allusions and references (although I
could not grasp many of them) were mightily
impressive and the imagery could only be
described as magical. This is a piece
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Brotherhood by FrankGo Brotherhood :iconfrankgo:FrankGo 49 42
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My writing in its most basic, purest form is an attempt to extricate some of my deepest, hidden emotions that most of us struggle to fully access. Usually, we only scratch the surface and I don't feel I'm any exception to that. Scratching the surface alone c
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Tarmon Gaidon by dem888 Tarmon Gaidon :icondem888:dem888 2,827 401
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Daily Literature Deviations - September 9th, 2011
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Poetry
Featured by bowie-loon123

Love Drunk by eqlrytes
A fantastic story is told
in this poem through great imagery,
meaningful formatting and a fitting
yet well-composed dose of drunken
language. This is a treat for the eyes
and ears.
Featured by apple-dark

Room 313 by Poetrymann
So clear, so real.  I
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Daily Literature Deviations - September 8th, 2011
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Poetry
Featured by spoems

cryptos by williamfdevault
The provacative illustrations in this poetic
self narrative are inked with powerful symbols that
demand careful consideration.
Suggested by RedDragonfly
Featured by spoems

Sunday Haiku by Laurence55
Per the suggester, this
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Daily Literature Deviations - September 7th, 2011
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Selah by RoxasWannabe
Selah has a controlled yet tangled beauty to it, with so much said in its brevity. I personally feel it embodies idealistic desires with absolute truth and clarity, with a hint of need that the reader can't help but feel.
Featured by apple-dark
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Smurfin' it up. by Perfectly--Imperfect Smurfin' it up. :iconperfectly--imperfect:Perfectly--Imperfect 277 103 El Cantante by Miguel-Santos El Cantante :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 136 136 Her Doll... by Bethany-sensei Her Doll... :iconbethany-sensei:Bethany-sensei 55 43 Fiery Pieces by Jordan-Roberts Fiery Pieces :iconjordan-roberts:Jordan-Roberts 380 61 City of Black and White by Jordan-Roberts City of Black and White :iconjordan-roberts:Jordan-Roberts 514 120 26 by SlyFoxPhotography 26 :iconslyfoxphotography:SlyFoxPhotography 83 22
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Daily Literature Deviations - September 5th, 2011
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Featured by angelStained

Lull by halcyonshores
The lovely images breathe
life into this poem, allowing
it to hang gently in your mind.
Featured by angelStained

Ours by RawPoetry
The gentle focus here
really creates an atmosphere
to savor the details.
Suggested by LadyofGaerdon
Featured by :devbowie-loon123
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Literature
Friendship Dances
     Her face seemed made of flint when she looked that way. Grandma wanted to take her old wagon down to the southern reservation. It was up to me to show her the truth she already knew. Like all of us did she also had an Indian name, one not often used since that was our way. Now she only used Grandma Susan. It used to be Susie when her husband was alive, but times changed, he died, and Grandma's English name changed too.
     Grandma Susan followed me to the river to look at her wagon, now with its four wooden wheels sort of thinned out and sinking into the earth. That was the way it should be and she knew it. Grandma only wanted to remember when it was her covered wagon and preferred way to travel. The two big horses that used to pull it were in the earth already.
     "That was a good wagon, Anna," she said. "Your Grandpa and me went all over in that thing. It's sure feelin poorly now though, ain't it?"
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Literature
THAT Woman
     First they said, "No wind chimes outside the cottages. Three warnings will be given, then you are subject to eviction."
     My Granny said, "Humph. I like my old bamboo windchime. I can't even reach it no more to take it down. It's gonna stay, dammit, and I will too."
     I told Granny, "Not if they evict you, you won't. I can take it down."
     She looked at me over her reading glasses, with that Look she has.
     "If anyone's evicted, you can go with em, Sonny. I'm stayin put. Me and that damn windchime."
     I said, "Granny, I don't even live here. C'mon. It's just a windchime."
     She said, "And we're just a buncha old senior citizens in a QUOTE retirement community END QUOTE, and I, for one, am gonna keep whatever I want right here. Me included."
     I sighed. I know Gran
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Hey all,

Long time no see. 

I more or less left dA about a year ago to pursue my writing more seriously. As I stepped out into the bright sunlight and open expanses of the publishing world I was dismayed to see that, in spite of the incredible tools and technology available to writers in terms of both creation and distribution of our work, there were really only two paths available through the wilderness: traditional publishing, or doing everything by yourself. Perhaps it was my time here at dA that skewed my sensibilities, but I thought there should be more sense of community — more working together. There was no such thing in the world.

So I built it.

I've spent the last year building what I call a collaborative publishing platform. It's called the Anthology Club, and at the moment it focuses on collections of flash and short fiction, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way new writers of all formats start their careers. The idea is relatively simple:

  • Senior members (those with two or more published stories) can propose anthologies.
  • Everyone else (including senior members) can submit stories to the anthology
  • The member who proposed the anthology acts as the editor for the project
    • They accept, ask for edits, or reject as they see fit
  • When they are happy with the collection they pass it on to me
    • I do a copy edit, make any final editing suggestions, arrange cover art, etc.
  • After all is said and done, the book goes up on Amazon and Smashwords under the Anthology Club imprint
Revenue is split as follows:
  • 15% for the club
  • 5% for the editor
  • 80% split between contributing writers per number of stories contributed
    • if you contribute 2 out of 10 stories you'll receive 2/10 of the 80%, or 17% of all royalties
    • If an editor contributes 2 of 10 stories, she will receive 22% (17% + 5%)
The idea is to provide a middle ground between doing everything yourself and begging some entrenched industry muppet to let you tell your stories. With the Anthology Club we get the outside editing, skill building, growth, and sense of community that's sorely lacking with most self-published work, without being as exclusive as the traditional outlets.

At the moment, we have one anthology in final edits, and 8 projects open for submissions. The themes for the open anthologies are; LitFic (based on life), classic pirates, summer flash fiction, Shakespeare (adaptation of his work, or the man himself), Dragons (reinvent them), silly stories, horror (possession and madness themed), and western. There are always more projects being added, as well.

If you feel like you want to start taking your writing more seriously, but aren't prepared to or interested in doing it all yourself, head over to anthologyclub.com for more information. Sign up and check out the forums, and yes, of course it's free - you should get paid to write, not the other way around.
  • Listening to: crappy kid's music
  • Reading: words, mostly
  • Watching: the Detectives
  • Playing: a dangerous game
  • Eating: my hat
  • Drinking: as much as necessary

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Some anonymous individual just gifted me with a 3 month subscription, so I no longer need to collect points for that. Thank you very much whoever you are (I have suspicions, but alas no confirmations).

I am going to continue to collect donations, with the plan to bestow subscriptions upon those who deserve such (helpful, productive members of our dA society). In addition, :iconshadows260: and I have been discussing the creation of a group of some sort. If that happens, we will likely want to run contests and possibly be a supergroup (like ABBA).

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I am a Canadian who has been living in mainland China since 2004. I am a musician, an actor, a writer, a husband, a father, an entrepreneur, a chef and a teacher of small children. I enjoy short walks to the fridge and prolonged games of peekaboo.

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namenameone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey, welcome to the critique team in :iconfantasyauthorsguild:. :D
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you, thank you! :)
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LittleBunnyElite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
An actor? I'm studying to be one myself; I hope we can meet one day. =3
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Mostly bit parts in crappy Chinese TV shows and the occasional advert. Not much to sink my teeth into, I'm afraid. For an example of what I mean: go here. I'm in episodes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 24.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Writer
:) I'm not sure for what, but you're certainly welcome.
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Ho, another laowai! Whereabouts are you?
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Was in Hangzhou since 2004, and just moved to Dongyang (near Yiwu) this past spring festival. Opened a school with my wife.
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, serious? I actually studied in Jinhua for a semester last year. Good old rain-soaked Zhejiang!

Also..Dongyang as in place that sells Boy Eggs Dongyang?
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
The one with the boy eggs, yes. *shudder*
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Mpoor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!

Right back at ya. :)
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Writer
No need to thank me, I watch because I'm interested. I should thank you for writing things of interest. :dance:
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shadows260 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
noticed you on Wolf's page. you have incredible talent. make sure to post more things for us to look over.
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you. I certainly will.
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Z3r0Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Hey thank you for the comment that rely helped me revise it and make it feel better. also thank you for the watch.
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Happy I could help. Like I said, I'm genuinely interested in seeing what you do with that piece. It has a lot of promise.
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Comphone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! You clearly described that i want to share.
Viewer can choose some ways of realization of abstract forms.
It improves his imagination.
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Thank you so much for the watch. xoxo
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you for doing things worth watching. :clap:
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Thank you so much
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