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Deviousness Award
Since 2005 `Beccalicious has graced the writing community with her infectious positivity. From her own work to her critiques and advice to her peers, she brings an attitude many of us could learn a thing or two from.
She also is committed to helping keep her little section of the world clean and organized, going out of her way to let us know when there are things in the wrong place, making the writing categories just that much better for everyone.
On top of all that she provides a lot of insightful journals full of advice and resources for aspiring writers from all walks.
Drop by her page and say hi to Becca, and wish her congrats on deviousness for June of 2008!
-awarded June 2008

Throwback Thursday #2

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 6:47 AM
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Welcome to our second edition of Throwback Thursday ! It's been nice to open the caverns to the past and we're not quitting after just one week! Every Thursday we shall share with you a new collection of retro goodies just for you!

If you missed the first article, please check it out and share some love!


Here is article #2's features!



Delectable DDs


Pieces that received DDs and are still worth a view!

Shades
Shades
Each day's ebb and flow
Fills and empties sculpted space.
At dusk shadows grow,
suggesting those mysteries
enclosed in hearts long since stilled.
How To Write A StoryHOW TO WRITE
(like me)
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The following contains "bad language" for emphasis.  I do not endorse the use of such language, yet I use it anyway because that's how I roll and it can add good emphasis to the points I bring up.  If you don't like it, I pity you.  
Becoming an Author
If you're looking for a step-by-step "How to Write the Next Bestseller", you're barking up an imaginary tree, so if I were you I'd desist from that before people stop and point at the delirious little chihuahua.  Thing about writing is...
There's no secret.  
(dun dun DUUUUN)
That's right.  Those of you worrying about finding the Fountain of Perfect Authoring are chasing mirages in the desert of reality.  There isn't really any Rosetta Stone of how to write a great story.  Don't walk away in dejection just yet, however.  There's no secret temple with the Pen of Shakespeare, but there a
LithiumA single trickling rain drop
Like gossamer silk strands
Gliding along my third eye
Whispers wind's secret caress
Breath; Relax. 
             One.
                Two.
                  Three.
I exhale. Lungs releasing-
Pressing translucent memories;
Fragment of a fragment
As water kisses rose petal,
Drifting down stream's curtain
The curtain.
Pretty little curtain.
Where the wizard lies.
He smiles up at me
With his monocled brow-
Sipping on warm tea
And fingers quacking casually
To the rhythm of his notes
This is a safe-zone. Free-zone.
Innocent eyes sparkle,
Imploring it to be true. I breathe.
                         One.


Reusable Resources


Unearth some useful knowledge from these cool articles!

Metre Learning GuideSo. Metre.
It has become a dirty word in some poetry circles.
It conjures images of withered, grey-haired men laboriously counting out beats and stresses whilst coughing up phlegm because of all the dust in their cramped and quasi-arcane libraries.
It really isn't all THAT bad, trust me.
So, without getting too 'old-man' technical - What is metre? what is it good for?
And, importantly, how does one use it?
Well, let's see if we can come up with some workable and easily understood answers by the end of this.
#1: What is metre?
Technical Language: The most well known metre, 'Accentual Syllabic Metre' is the rhythmic arrangement of syllables and patterns of stresses in a poetic line.
Translation: Metre is a poetic device that allows you to consciously orchestrate the flow of rhythm in a poem by paying attention to the natural rise and fall of the spoken word, and how to align those patterns of word-emphasis in an effective way.
#2: What is metre good for?
Basically, metre is
Colon, Semicolons, and Hyphens        Trouble often arises when dealing with combining sentences. It's good you're taking a look at this - very good.  How many of you have wondered how to use a colon? A Semi-Colon? How about a Hyphen?  Well, this piece of literature will keep your head spinning for a while. Not because you are going to be confused, but because there is a rather large amount of information.  However, you shouldn't let that stop you from becoming a better writer, right?  So, let us continue with the lesson on:
Colons:
        The main use of a colon is when you want to link a lead-in(a sentence that can stand alone but will be used to bring in two or more primary subjects) with the items(subjects)  that will be introduced by the lead-in.
Confused?  Well, look at the sentence below:
I ordered many items on the list(Lead-in): tomatoes, chips, b
Colon, Semicolons, and Hyphens        Trouble often arises when dealing with combining sentences. It's good you're taking a look at this - very good.  How many of you have wondered how to use a colon? A Semi-Colon? How about a Hyphen?  Well, this piece of literature will keep your head spinning for a while. Not because you are going to be confused, but because there is a rather large amount of information.  However, you shouldn't let that stop you from becoming a better writer, right?  So, let us continue with the lesson on:
Colons:
        The main use of a colon is when you want to link a lead-in(a sentence that can stand alone but will be used to bring in two or more primary subjects) with the items(subjects)  that will be introduced by the lead-in.
Confused?  Well, look at the sentence below:
I ordered many items on the list(Lead-in): tomatoes, chips, b


Past Prompts


The contest may be over, but the prompts are still good writing challenges!

01/11/10Tis November now so that means its time for a new word. This months word is
silence.
   
–noun
1. absence of any sound or noise; stillness.
2. the state or fact of being silent; muteness.
3. absence or omission of mention, comment, or expressed concern
4. the state of being forgotten; oblivion
5. concealment; secrecy.
–verb (used with object)
6. to put or bring to silence; still.
7. to put (doubts, fears, etc.) to rest; quiet.
8. Military . to still (enemy guns), as by more effective fire.  
(dictionary.com)
These are just a few examples of what silence means. Be creative! Silence isnt just about being quiet. Have fun spilling!
Please make sure to put all entries in the Silence folder. Thanks.
ScreamPrompt #5, July 1, 2010So technically in some parts of the world, it's still June.  No need to wait, July is going to be busy.
Okay, there's a couple of parts here -- the first part is regarding Flash Fiction Month.
PART ONE
I know there are a lot of us here who are participating in FFM, myself included.  What I need to know is who will be writing for this prompt as well -- it's gonna be a total snowball, by the way -- because I will be writing an article featuring those people at some point in August.  Of course, I'll have to confirm that all 31 flash stories and this prompt were written... it's just a little extra pimpage for the lit community badasses, no more or less.
PART TWO
Here is the prompt:  it's about Right and Wrong.  That can be taken any way you'd like.
Someone has just met Mr. Right, someone keeps meeting Ms. Wrong...
Someone doesn't know right from wrong...
The wrong thing at the wrong time...
The right place at the right
Sparrowsong's Workshop: Sound Devices:postit: 25th August 2008
This workshop is now CLOSED. SparrowSong is now reading the entries and will give feedback on Sunday. There are 9 entries for this workshop, please take the time to read them and share your thoughts, feedback and critique.
Brakes by 8ankH
Alliteration Amalgamation by Desert-Lilly
The Purest White by dimerization
Tough Love by Kitz-the-Kitsune
Siren’s Reverie by Konjuku
Lightminutes and Star Guts by mintleaves


Random Literature Gallery


Submissions from this week in another year!
Encounter with Kilgore
The first time I met Kilgore he was playing with a knife. He switched it open and close with a flick of his wrist. Every once and a while the knife wouldn't open because it had a safety on it, but usually it did because he was doing something funny with his wrist action that I couldn't quite catch. I don't know if I realized then how beautiful he was, though I was surely in awe of him. I say beautiful because a man like Kills isn't merely attractive and lacks most of the clichéd aspects of a movie-star/cowboy, young, rugged alpha male. He was gorgeous in an otherworldly sort of way but also utterly unmanly.
I can't help but watch him now because he's watching me. He's still beautiful, even though he's puffed out his stomach and done that disgusting trick men have of tucking their dicks between their legs and parading around with foolish grins on their faces. I think he gets off on letting women know he's not so perfect looking after he's done them. He's been trying really hard to conv
Chocolate Covered Rodents
My momma always said,
"Life's like a box of chocolates,
you never know what you're gonna get."
and I always used to say,
"Momma, what was life like
before they put chocolate in boxes?"
About that time there was this little girl.
In a strawberry cream square
she found the skull of a rat.
It must have snuck through the clockwork
of that factory,
the one up on the edge of town
where the squatters get high now.
Her neighbours said that she cried
all night for weeks on end.
They say that's what drove her mother out.
And her teachers were so concerned
they held a meeting to discuss
the little girl's paintings
of chocolate-covered rodents.
And her dad! He was so mad
That he came out with a statement,
all emotional and frail looking.
"What's the world coming to,"
and he's quoted to this day,
"when we can't trust chocolate
to be chocolate any more?"
It reminds me of my own little girl.
"Chocolate's like a box of lifes
you never know what you're going to get."
and I say to myself,
What was choco
Blood of Gold"You'll never be beautiful, Leralia. There's too much of your blood-mother in you." It was Kasea, her father's first-wife who'd said that, when Leralia was still young and untrained enough to indulge in occasional fits of vanity.
Faced, for the first time, with man who was to be her husband, Leralia thought again of those words. Too much of her blood-mother to ever be beautiful: hair too curly, face too square, breasts too small. But there was value to blood beyond beauty, value enough that she now sat in a room with a wealthy man who would take her as his first-wife. As her mother had been, until her death had given that position to Kasea.
The man, Joesen, lowered his wine and did not look up as Leralia leaned in to refill it. He had not looked at her overmuch since his arrival. But when he'd brought her hand to his lips, he had smiled, and the smile had not been cruel or forced. It had made her think him still young, that smile. Her father didn't smile. Her named-brothers, only rarel


Throwback Questions!



1. What do you think has been the piece in your gallery that defines you as a writer?
2. Have you ever had a DD? How do you feel about that piece(s) now?
3. Which piece in your gallery means the most to you and why?

All pieces featured in this articles are over 2 years old. If you have any suggestions for pieces (even your own) then please note me!

Feedback and thoughts welcome!

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Y2Jinstien Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
I just joined Writers-Workshop, and it's not letting me submit anything. Why is that?
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Writer
Hello!

Writers-Workshop isn't a "free for all" style group and submissions are only open when there is an open workshop. I am working on getting a new workshop open soon, but submissions are only accepted if they're relevant to that workshop. Hope that makes sense! :)
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Bring out thine lamp polish: the Djinn is open for business
 --> 'Ask The Djinn' stamp by BATTLEFAIRIES <-- clicky clicky
One question and one question TWO questions only! (Soft cloth instead of rough please, none of those funky metal sponges either)
Thank you for Favouriting; have fun now...!
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lillendandie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Thank you. I hope I didn't let my team down. Next year I will start the crits earlier! :D 
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vvlpes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the points! :heart:
Critmas was really fun, and I think it helped a lot of people!
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Here's to a good start for Critmas! :cheers:
Also, I bring Djinnuinely good tidings: 'Ask The Djinn' stamp by BATTLEFAIRIES
Thanks for Favouriting!
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Thank you so much, Becca, for your support this year and every year.
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xbastex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, darling. :heart:
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Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Party Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   Writer
Happy Birthday Grandma Becca :)
I can't believe it's been SO many years since I joined DA and thought you were unapproachable because you were like DA Elite :hug: Glad to find out you are just as human as the rest of us (Even if it is a well-kept secret ;P )
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Fun cake birthday cake
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Happy Becca Day!  :heart:
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VSConcepts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!! XD :cake: :dance: :party: :dalove: :headbang:

And yes, I play Pokemon Go.  I'm just a few thousand XP from Level 23 or 24 I think. But my Pokedex isn't full. I've caught 129. I'm using Chameleon as my 'Buddy'. I haven't caught a Lapras, nor have I got a Dragonite, not yet...
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Sink-Me Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Professional Writer
The lady's a poet!
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IcedFireFrenzy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Congrats on having the baby! I hope motherhood will be a fun journey for you!
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Writer
Thank you :) It's my second, so its just more madness to the journey :)
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016   General Artist
Congratulations! I hope the baby doesn't deprive you of too much sleep!
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Writer
Sleep, whats that? :p

Thank you!
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inkedacrylic Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016   General Artist
thank you for faving my writing! :faint:
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch! :love:
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Dan-Heffer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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brennenxr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Etedus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student
Wow i see you watch Game of thrones to 8D
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