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Literature Articles You Should Know

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 9:12 PM
I don't take the time to write good community-building articles, I'm no good at it. But organizing good community articles? I'm all over that! Many thanks go to the great people who put so much of their time and energy into this site. If you don't know these people, they are intelligent, kind hearted, and entirely too good to be associating with layabouts like me. They deserve a lot more, but I recommend thanking them with llamas, points, gifts, praise... or :+devwatch: watch them. I've yet to see anything bad come from any of these guys. Oh, and if you aren't watching CRLiterature you should be. :eyes:

I'm going to try and catalog the most recent postings of various literature articles that the crazy amazing people of our community produce. It's hard to keep track of them all, but somebody has to try! And in the "those who cannot do" mentality, I can handle list-making as opposed to creating a series of my own. Everything that ends up on this page (and more) goes into my Lit Community Favorites folder, or will from now on, so you can find everything I keep track of if you so desire. (You can also figure out broken links if I screw up, which is bound to happen eventually, if not sooner.) I'm aiming for ten or fewer links per series, whether that means a week's worth of a daily article or two months' of a monthly. Seems like seven or eight is the norm. Any more would blast this poor journal into oblivion; full indexes for these (which I think I'll be making as a minor service to repay these great people) will come soon.

:trophy: I don't have a great place to remind you all that the wonderful IrrevocableFate keeps a list of literature contests for us all, but you should all check it out anyway! (Last updated: 16 March.)

Center of the Universe :eyes:

Also known as CRLiterature. In case you've forgotten, we have a great team of literature Community Volunteers who keep tabs on the literature community and make a central place for us to congregate for news and awesome literature. :typerhappy: They're good people, and don't let me hear anyone say different! (Except you, lovely CVs, you can demean yourselves all you like, that's your business...)

And don't forget the current stuffs from CRLiterature:

Daily Literature Deviations by the DailyLitDeviations team

Daily Literature Deviations is a group that is dedicated to bringing literature to the forefront of the deviantART community. We attempt to accomplish this by daily featuring Literature artists from around the community that deserve the recognition, but are not getting it. Each day they feature 5 deviations from the Literature categories in a News Article. The group has a number of administrators to whom you can send suggestions, the list can be found here. They also have additional articles you can find through the group, such as a weekly listing of DLDs that were later given DDs and a Saturday Spotlight interview.

Love dA Lit by IrrevocableFate

Like Daily Lit Deviant, there's no way I can post all of the Love dA Lit articles because she's been at it for three years. :faint: Cue the last two calendar months' (with a week off for LIT me explain u a thing thank goodness) until I write an index. More when I code that scroll-box. Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.

And don't forget to check out her new add-on, Love dA Lit Loves You!

dAuthors by DorianHarper

After a lovely interview on his own novel project, DorianHarper got to thinking of starting a new feature project on the first of each month, highlighting and celebrating the vast variety of novels and their authors that are on the site! He hopes to bring awareness to some of the many wonderful full-length and in-progress longer works here on dA, as well as hopefully get them some new readers.

Because Dorian keeps a list of links to old articles at the bottom of each feature, I'm only going to feature the current article here. This is merely a space-saving measure, in no way do I love Dorian any less than the others.

Ladies of Lit by LadyLincoln

This article is a monthly assortment of literature features from a selection of female deviants here on deviantART, all of them suggested by you. There's also a variety of other things of interest, including a deviant spotlight, upcoming events, a selection of other interesting Literature news links, and a "meet our contributors" section.

Because LadyLincoln keeps a list of links to old articles at the bottom of each feature, I'm only going to feature the current article here. This is merely a space-saving measure, in no way do I love LadyLincoln any less than the others.

League of Lit Groups by IrrevocableFate

Like groups? Want to join a group's admin team? Well this article is for you! Posted once a month (on the fourth Tuesday?) this article will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of admins to help with their various group activities.

Literary Compass by mirz-alt

Due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated. With that in mind, mirz-alt has started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials. The group LiteraryCompass keeps track of the articles and novels alike.
  • Volume 16 (8 Jan 2014): the land of Dendoa, featured in spadiekitchenqueen's "Mist and Steel", part of "The Derkomai Trilogy"
  • Volume 15 (December 2013): the urban-fantasy world of Al Senia, featured in the novel, "Al Senia: The Last Crystal" by Justus Manglius (justMANGO)
  • Volume 14 (November 2013): next stop, 1700s England and the high seas beyond, as featured in the novel, "Gypsy Scar" written by P. Anastasia (Graphix-Goddess)
  • Volume 13: Victorian-era London, featured in the novel, "Fiction" written by Dorian Harper (DorianHarper)
  • Volume 12: checking out the comicbook-inspired universe of Seeker City created by Tae-Rai and featured in the serial, "Batmaster and Frosty"
  • Volume 11: the mythology-inspired world of The Shredded Lands created by DameOdessa and featured in the French-language serial, "The Shredded Lands"
  • Volume 1: Sadly, the author featured in this issue left deviantART and no longer hosts her works on the site. There are many other great novels and series featured. Check out the Compass Articles gallery for other past issues.

30 Writers You Should Discover by LadyLincoln

An assortment every couple of months featuring various authors on deviantART who are well worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous deviations that the author enjoys and hopes that you will too. If you have suggestions, you can note her (one suggestion per note please), to see your top favorites featured in Volume 20, coming April 2014. (I assume this means Vol. 19 is already booked up.)

Community Participation: Be A Critic!

One of our CVs, GrimFace242, has brought back the wildly popular Be A Critic series, now located at its own group, BeACritic! The challenge is to pick one of the pieces that were featured, give it constructive critique, and then leave a comment on the journal with a link to your critique. These have deadlines, so if you want to participate in the challenge, you have to do it on time. But the features are good forever.

Because Grim has the group to keep track of old articles, I'm only going to feature the current article here. This is merely a space-saving measure, in no way do I love GrimFace242 any less than the others.

(On Hiatus) Daily Lit Deviant by Nichrysalis

In case anyone else had doubts about percentages of sanity possessed by Nichrysalis, he started a daily feature article, Daily Lit Deviant. It is an article put out on a daily basis throughout the year that is devoted to showing the work and accomplishments of one writer per article and presenting exemplary pieces of their work. It is based off of bowie-loon123's series of articles of the same name.

More to Come, but you can Contact Me

Since I obviously have failed to find all the articles from the literature community, please note me! I want the outstanding articles from the literature community about the literature community for the wider community. I'm not currently interested in personal choice features (there are simply too many to include) or group-centric news, but you're welcome to try me. Worst I can say is no. :D (Fair warning, the longer this article gets, the pickier I'm gonna be.)

Mention Note: If the "Mention" feature flagged you, it's because I'm indexing the article that featured you, and your name came up. Sorry, no special feature from me today.

I hit the 'update' flag about once a month to make sure this shows up in recent entries, but I update daily.

This article is just an index of some really amazing literature articles posted by our community (not the official CVs, these are from anyone). These people are posting periodic articles and someone needs to collect them, so I have. Please don't give me any credit for all of this. I'm just typing up a list. They're the ones who deserve extra love. :dalove: (Hint hint.)

If you have things to add, please NOTE me, otherwise I'm liable to lose the information!
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SrTw Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   General Artist
Great.  This is a useful source and resource!
sandzen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
Wow, this is handy. 

Thank you. So much.
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Writer
Sure thing! I keep it updated, more or less. Though once you start watching these peeps its usefulness goes down the tubes. :D
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy to see my username amongst some real wonderful people in this dA literature game. :) I actually have a feature/interview series of my own that I'd like to note you about, see if you think it has any eligibility or anything. ^^
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Writer
By all means let me know! I'm not the most active of dA people right now, but once I get more activity I'll start extending this.
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll note you now! :eager:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   General Artist
Thanks again. Since my mother's passing, things have been rough getting back on track, but I hope for a new Literary Compass soon.
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Writer
Life happens. I look forward to reading your Literary Compass when you get around to the next one.
hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 Wow, thank you for the generous feature and all the lovely resources! :heart:
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Writer
You're welcome! I'm not really featuring much, but I'm glad you like. :)
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