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Do you enjoy reading or writing superb poetry and prose? This group is for showcasing excellent works, and improving our writing skills. Submitted pieces are moderated, and we are looking for a few more admins to help fulfill this task!

:star: Members may submit 1 piece per folder per day, subject to vote.
:star: Members may recommend 1 piece to the favorites gallery per day — please don't recommend your own work!
:star: Members of affiliates may submit 1 piece per folder per week, subject to vote — to encourage membership.
:star: Affiliate requests are subject to vote — give us a reason to say yes!
:star: Submissions: No bigotry or deliberately offensive material. Mature is fine, with tags. Controversial is fine.
:star: Etiquette: Play nicely. We're here to support each other. :heart:

Lovely to meet you,

:heart: Roc, Copper, & Bunny
Founded 3 Years ago
Aug 10, 2014


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Hello, wordsmiths and bibliovores! :wave:

copper9lives here with some news from our great community...

The Annual Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!

:pencil: It's happening this month, and there are FABULOUS PRIZES!
:pencil: Stand up and be counted — suggest MOAR LITERATURE!
:pencil: Go to DDSuggestionDrive to read all about how it works!

My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's Spread The Love Contest!

:heart: It's on, but it's ending TOMORROW, Sunday, February 7th!
:heart: Go HERE to read about how to enter!

Copper's Community Contest!

:community: I am hosting a contest this month, celebrating COMMUNITY!
:community: I will accept ALL ART MEDIA. This includes literature, folks!
:community: Submit in a :note: by 11:59PM EST, February 29th.
:community: Enter as many times as you wish!
:community: First prize: a custom, handcrafted jewelry set worth $75!
:community: Second prize: a $15 gift certificate!

Copper's Community Contest!Copper's Community Contest
:bulletgreen:Create art celebrating the concept of community, however you define it, and whatever it means to you personally.
:bulletgreen:This contest will run until Monday, February 29th (that's right; it's leap year, folks) at 11:59PM EST.
:bulletgreen:Enter as many times as you wish, solo, or as part of a collaboration.
:bulletgreen:The winner will be announced by the Ides of March (March 15th).
:bulletgreen:The prize is a custom-made handcrafted jewelry set from me, design to be chosen by the winner, worth $75. Please see my gallery at OohShinyJewelry.
:bulletgreen:Second prize is a $15 card, generously donated by LiliWrites.
:bulletgreen:Other submissions that I find are of especial merit (i.e., I had a hard time deciding) will be awarded a digital package consisting of an Icon Avatar, ID Image, and Literature Author Tag. This prize will be to the specifications of the winner, and can be gifted to another dev

ProjectDFC's February Forms Fiesta Challenge!

Writing emoticon Feel like really pushing your boundaries as a poet, while exploring new poetic fixed forms? Go HERE!

Prose-ject's Flash Lit February Challenge!

Death Note Emoticon ver.2 What ProjectDFC does for poetry, THIS is designed to do for flash-lit!

Crowns-of-Sonnets' February Sonnet Challenge!

Crown Emoji This is a CRAZY challenge for those of you up to it...

Changes in the Literature Community Volunteer Group!

:community: Our beloved HugQueen has stepped down, hung up her heart, and likely heaved a sigh of relief; go send her thanks!
:community: kiwi-damnation, after years of coming up with truly devious challenges, has applied for the position of CV! :squee:

Some Prompts for February!

:rose: I never DID get around to writing prompts for January… I was busy trying to save the world from a troll!:shaketroll: 
:rose: For February, let's have some one-word prompts, and a few quotes… submit your entries to the "Theme of the Month" folder!
:rose: Please mention the prompt in your comments.
:rose: I'll feature all of it at the beginning of next month!

One-Word Prompts

1. Scintilla: A spark, or very small thing.
2. Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, ephemeral.
3. Mellifluous: Sweet-sounding.
4. Amaranth: An imaginary flower that never fades.
5. Apricity: The warmth of the sun in winter.
6. Bumbledom: Official pomposity and stupidity.
7. Grandiloquence: A lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, especially in language.
8. Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth.
9. Psithurism: The sound of the wind, rustling through the trees.
10. Pyrrhic: Success, with heavy losses.

Quote Prompts

Candle  “Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance

Candle “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

Candle “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” 
― John Donne, No man is an island 

Candle “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Candle “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” 
― Ani DiFranco

Candle “If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.” 
― Gene Roddenberry

Candle “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

Heart-2gif  “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” 
― Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Heart-2gif “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love 

Heart-2gif “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Heart-2gif “When love is not madness it is not love.” 
― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Heart-2gif “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” 
― Charles Dickens


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:heart: Copper

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StarryFire89 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Writer
Hey all!

I am back temporarily through for the weekend before finals week at my new college. 

For those who don't know me, this happens to be my new dA account, but still the same Crazy0ne. The old account that I had got lost in the dark abyss, thus I can't recover it. If you want to get to know me better, send me a message through here or as a note, and I'll try to respond asap.

checkyeschloe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
when are you doing prompts for December? 
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm so sorry… I needed to focus on my jewelry business to stay afloat during December! I'm back, and doing my best to clear out my inbox, so I can write some more prompts!

Do you have any prompts you'd like to suggest? :hug:
Crazy0n389 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding me as a contributor, copper9lives ! :) I look forward to working with you alongside the fellow admins here!
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Honey, you're a GREAT addition to the team! :hug:
ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Hi! Welcome to the team! :handshake:
Crazy0n389 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks much, ShadowWorldRed !
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for adding me!  I'm glad to see an up to date group.
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love prompts!
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