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A group for writers of all things Prose.
Prose:- (n) Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.

PLEASE READ


THIS IS NOT A POETRY GROUP


Please only submit prose!!
Poetry can go to My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink.

:star::star: In case you misread or simply didn't read the above, I will repeat :star::star:

THIS IS NOT A POETRY GROUP


Please only submit prose!!
Poetry can go to My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink


NOTE


I know that all of you are involved in different groups depending on your interests. If any of the groups you are involved in are literary groups and they are running any contests that accept PROSE entries, note me the details and I will promote them in this journal as well as try enter them myself.

Promotion


I have started a new group with a similar aim to the one previously promoted here. Front-2-Back is a group designed to see if your book will be a page turner or a page crumpler. All submission rules are on the front page so I encourage you to come look and see what can happen - is your story as interesting as grandma says it is?
Alternatively if you want to become an admin of this group, consider dropping us a note. Admins would have to commit to commenting on chapters, as per the commenting guidelines in the welcome journal, but the more of us there are the more the load gets shared.

Literary Guides


:iconmisslunarose:MissLunaRose
Browsing through my groups today I came across this:
Help! I have a Mary Sue!
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
Mouse over blue text to see a note.
Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you for it is cyberbullying. If you find people who try to h

I looked at the 'more from this deviant' and saw a whole host of other guides. I encourage you to take a browse. Literature guides can help anyone in their writing, be it a Mary Sue or any other problem that one comes into contact with. Good guides can infect people faster than Zombies. Go look...I dare yah!




Critics Needed


Once again :icongrammarnazicritiques: is in need of more critics to fill vacancies. The duties of a critic include:
:bulletred: Committing to at LEAST one critique a month. The more the merrier if you find yourself with spare time.
You MAY still submit your own work for critique by another critic.
To apply, please note MagicalJoey with a note titled 'GNC Critic'.




MagicalJoey
More Journal Entries

Halloween Contest Winners and Christmas Contest Entries

CONTEST Entries


:bulletred:Spirit of Autumn BY: ReallyLostMyMind
:bulletorange: Colorful Dreams BY: SammyJolt
:bulletyellow: Absolute Power BY: Ezri-Krios
:bulletgreen: The Autumn Princess BY: Arashi-no-Ryuujin




Your WINNERS:



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By: Ezri-Krios

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Spirit of AutumnThey say that he comes with the red of the leaves.
They say that sometimes he can be seen, sometimes he can only be heard, and occasionally you can feel him.
They say that he’s a thief, a hero, the ghost of a drowned man; that he was ignored for years and slowly faded away. That if you acknowledge him he’ll smile and leave you a present, or that he’ll bring a vicious wind and drive you out of the park.
They say that once he stole the wallet of a visiting dignitary, that once he returned the purse that had been stolen from a young woman earlier that day, that he wanders around in search of his girlfriend.
If you stand still long enough in the fog, he’ll climb on you and perch atop your head watching the people go by, as he does with the statues.
Some say that he’s 15, others say that he’s 30. They say he a junkie, a stranger that got lost, a student at the local college. They say that he travels the country during the rest of the year. They tell you t

By: ReallyLostMyMind

Honorable Mentions:

Colorful DreamsColorful Dreams
I crawled up from my place of sleeping and looked outside. The leaves of their many colors waved to wish me a good morning. I walked outside into the cool, crisp air of the fall weather. This was my favorite time of the year. I walked out and began my walk through the woods.
It was still early in the morning, and there was fog on the ground outside. Fortunately, I was still able to see the beautiful leaves on the trees. I walked along a path humans usually walked on. It was too soon for them to be out, so I had nothing to worry about. I looked up at the waving leaves. The beautiful hues of red and orange filled the air with a sense of life and joy. I loved that the most beautiful colors of the year come to pass right before the cold, harsh winter.
I walked along and remembered I still had a lot of food left to eat before I went to sleep for the winter. I looked around to find something to eat. I found a decent amount of berries, and ate them before continuing my walk.
I
by SammyJolt
The autumn princessThe autumn princess stretched her hand upon the quiet forest, turning the leaves into vibrant shades of gold, red, and orange. Her auburn hair flowed gently in the crisp September wind. Down below the ant diligently collected food for the winter. Whilst his companion the grasshopper danced and played a merry tune on his fiddle.
Jack Frost whistled a merry tune as he spread the first winter frost upon the fallen leaves. He kept the princess company as she finished her own work of brining in the autumn season. The farmers harvested their crops that had grown during the reign of the princesses of spring and summer. Now they need prepared for the coming of father winter
With a smile the autumn princess watched as the suns last rays illuminated her handy work. The trees shown with brilliant colors, the harvest was prepared, and soon the first signs of winter would come. For now however, everyone would enjoy the beauty that the autumn princess had brought.
by Arashi-no-Ryuujin

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:iconwhitestormclouds:
How active are the people in this group?
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:iconmagicaljoey:
There are always submissions in the box. Why?
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:iconwhitestormclouds:
Yes checking, I'm always worried I'll join a dead group where I'm the only active user. I like to make sure ahead of time that people are still hanging around...
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:iconmagicaljoey:
There is always that worry I suppose.
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TheBadLieutenant Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

300 DOLLAR CASH PRIZE ...SUPER HEROINE PERIL STORY CONTEST 


There will be a 300 Dollar Total Prize moneys awarded
This will a predicament peril story using my OC's as the primary characters ...The story needs to be a full story with at least three full pages...the story should contain but not limited to at least one villain. The story should follow the rules, powers and weakness of Teen Fire and Teen Frost...see group for more detail...

perilcontest.deviantart.com/

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Fate4Destiny Jan 11, 2014  Student Writer
Where do I put poetry-like stuff? Free verse and all of that.
I think we may need a poetry folder :)
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:iconmagicaljoey:
This is a prose only group, poetry can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink
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Fate4Destiny Jan 12, 2014  Student Writer
Okay then :)
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mmpratt99 Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you again!
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mmpratt99 Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for adding more of The Basement of Doom chapters :)  Much appreciation!
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