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Welcome to the one-hundred forty-second issue of Love dA Lit! Cutie Love by Mirz123 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.

I recently posted a poll and I have to say I love you all because not one person chose "write more articles" [yet anyways]. I guess Love dA Lit keeps you busy enough! ;D

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Group Spotlight

:spotlight-left: :iconpersistent-practice: :spotlight-right:

Persistent-Practice is a kick in the shoulder and a pat on the...wait no. It's not, but this group is here to help motivate you if by only sheer persistence. With daily blog entries to help keep you writing and practicing there is no shortage of inspiration to rouse you. this group is still young, at 4 months, but I have lots of respect for any group that posts something exciting and fresh every day! Click here to learn a little more about this group's admins.

The lovely SkysongMA managed to be quper quick in answering all the questions I sent her, even with a little hiccup from dA where it ate her original message! :love:

:star:Can you explain a bit about your group, Persistent-Practice, and what makes it different from other literature groups on dA?
I actually created Persistent-Practice because I wanted to fill a need I wasn't getting from other groups on DA. Other groups are great places to promote your work, meet other writers, and participate in contests, but they all sort of require you to have finished work.

This is not really their fault, because most creative writing communities are like this. They're about working with finished pieces. But getting to the finished piece--especially if it's a long work, like a novel--is really difficult. Writing is a lot of work, and it's mostly work you have to do yourself, under your own willpower, on your own timeline.

And it gets tiring. You start wondering how long it's gonna take you to finish anything and that your project sucks and if you should even bother continuing--

(The answer is yes, btw.)

I made Persistent-Practice for that feeling. For the days when you need a reason to get typing or scrawling again. And for the days when you can't get back to typing or scrawling. Even when you're not feeling it for whatever reason, Persistent-Practice will be there with something.

:star:Every day of the week the group posts a blog with a specific aim. [ie. Motivation Monday, Twosome Tuesday, etc.] Would you mind explaining a bit about each?
Motivation Monday is about starting the week off right. Mondays are hard. It's so easy to remember all the real-life stuff you have to do and even easier to prioritize those real-life things over writing. To help avoid that, I ask questions designed to get you excited about your writing. What's your best idea? What does your dream book cover look like?

Twosome Tuesday features a pair of inspirational artifacts, usually quotes but sometimes videos or comics. Just another set of reasons to get back in the saddle.

WHY AM I DOING THIS Wednesday allows you to vent about your writing experience. I post a journal, you tell me your woes. What's holding you back? What's got you down?

Thoughtful Thursday is like Motivation Monday, but deeper. I pose a question about a more complex topic, like the differences between genres or your editing process.

Famous Advice Friday works with advice from writing books. Right now, we are going through Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, which is the most soothing book ever written.

Spotlight Saturday is a bit more relaxed. I share updates about projects I'm working on for the group, and then I feature fun writing-related things I've found around the internet. In response, members share anything they've written, as well as anything neat they've found.

Showcase Sunday is all about the group members. I feature particularly insightful comments and whatever things members shared on Saturday.

:star:What kind of future projects and events can we expect from Persistent-Practice?
Like I said, I was looking for a support group. Somewhere writers could find encouragement while they work on their projects, whatever those might be.

I also wanted to foster a supportive community, where writers can voice their opinions without fear of judgment and gain exposure to other perspectives. One thing I never liked about creative writing classes or most writing books is that there's never any room for argument--the person teaching the class or writing the book is always completely right, and their way to do things is the only way to do things. And that's crap. Writing is far too personal to be a one-size-fits-all approach. I want to highlight and embrace that diversity.

:star:Anything else of note that you would like to share?
I love getting to know people!

Quick Links:

Looking for more groups?

If you're still not finding a group you like check out the list of all literature groups on dA: Click here!

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Inspiration (Workshops, Prompts and Challenges)





Ongoing Challenges [No Deadline]:

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Lit Contests Galore!

These include contests that are purely Literature based and those that have other categories as well, but still accept Literature.

New Contests:

Contests Ending This Week:

Contest Extensions:
    None this week! ♥

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Regular Lit Articles

General Resources

Recently Added/Updated Resources

Looking for the rest of the resources? Go to the Community portal, below!

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Looking to help out the Lit Community?

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Literature Community Relations

:iconbeccalicious: Beccalicious - Beccalicious' DD Suggestion Guidelines
:iconneurotype: neurotype - neurotype's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:icongrimface242: GrimFace242 - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:icondorianharper: DorianHarper - star-blazer's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:iconsingingflames: SingingFlames - SingingFlames's DD Suggestion Guidelines [ Fan Fiction ONLY.]
Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them! :eager:

#CRLiterature - The Community Relations Literature Chatroom
Literature CR Update - October 2013
Literature DD Roundup - September 2013

Literature Forums
Literature Forum
Literature Forum Rules

Monthly Literature Critique Thread: October

:note: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
:note: FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?
:note: FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

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Contacting Me

:star: Want your group to be spotlighted; your Literature project? See something you don't like? That you like? Want changed or removed? Have a suggestion for the next issue? Then please send me a note! The Literature Community is huge, so I'm always going to miss something or make a mistake, don't be afraid to let me know. ♥

Hugs, love and thanks to:
:iconevlydia: :iconinnocencedied2nite:, and :iconsonamyfan362: my favoritest LITplease Community Liaisons.
:iconxmoonshinedreamersx: for letting me run LITplease’s Community Portal.
:iconguineveretogwen: who let me know about her contest!

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Welcome to the one-hundred forty-second issue of Love dA Lit! 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.

:star: #Persistent-Practice is the bi-weekly spotlighted group! :star:
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SingingFlames Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Thank you for sharing all this wonderful information! :la:


Just curious, could you add my group's weekly flash fiction prompts to the Weekly Inspiration section? Every Friday, #LiteraryFanFiction posts a new "Flash Fan Fiction Friday" prompt. Here is the current journal, however the prompt will change by your next issue.


Either way, thanks! :love:

My pleasure and ABSOLUTELY! I'll add it next week's article then whenever you update/have a new prompt. <3 If you have anything else you want me to add, let me know! :eager:
SingingFlames Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :love: I will! :heart:
You're welcome! :eager: Thank you, thank you!
rlkirkland Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We be bz...:iconbackflipplz:
:tophateager: We're just way too cool.
:w00t: Who needs you to write more articles when this one is perfect? ;)
Ebil Laugh Very true.

<3 Thank you.
Astrikos Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful article! <33
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