Hello, wordsmiths and bibliovores! copper9lives
here with some news from our great community...
The Annual Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!
It's happening this month, and there are FABULOUS PRIZES!
Stand up and be counted — suggest MOAR LITERATURE!
Go to DDSuggestionDrive
to read all about how it works!
It's on, but it's ending TOMORROW, Sunday, February 7th!
to read about how to enter!
Copper's Community Contest!
I am hosting a contest
this month, celebrating COMMUNITY!
I will accept ALL ART MEDIA. This includes literature, folks!
Submit in a
by 11:59PM EST, February 29th.
Enter as many times as you wish!
First prize: a custom, handcrafted jewelry set worth $75!
Second prize: a $15 Amazon.com gift certificate!
Copper's Community Contest!Copper's Community Contest
Create art celebrating the concept of community, however you define it, and whatever it means to you personally.
This contest will run until Monday, February 29th (that's right; it's leap year, folks) at 11:59PM EST.
Enter as many times as you wish, solo, or as part of a collaboration.
The winner will be announced by the Ides of March (March 15th).
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.
Second prize is a $15 Amazon.com card, generously donated by LiliWrites.
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!
Feel like really pushing your boundaries as a poet, while exploring new poetic fixed forms? Go HERE
Prose-ject's Flash Lit February Challenge!
does for poetry, THIS
is designed to do for flash-lit!
This is a CRAZY
challenge for those of you up to it...
Changes in the Literature Community Volunteer Group!
Our beloved HugQueen
has stepped down, hung up her heart, and likely heaved a sigh of relief; go send her thanks! kiwi-damnation
, after years of coming up with truly devious challenges, has applied for the position of CV!
Some Prompts for February!
I never DID get around to writing prompts for January… I was busy trying to save the world from a troll!
For February, let's have some one-word prompts, and a few quotes… submit your entries to the "Theme of the Month" folder!
Please mention the prompt in your comments.
I'll feature all of it at the beginning of next month!
: A spark, or very small thing.
: Vanishing quickly, ephemeral.
: An imaginary flower that never fades.
: The warmth of the sun in winter.
: Official pomposity and stupidity.
: A lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, especially in language.
: A cozy nook by the hearth.
: The sound of the wind, rustling through the trees.
: Success, with heavy losses.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
― Ani DiFranco
“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
“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
“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
“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
“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
“When love is not madness it is not love.”
― Pedro Calderón de la Barca
“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
― Charles Dickens
Alright, you creative fiends! Have at it!