The Use of Adverbs in Fiction WritingAdverbs are dying. Over the barren wasteland of Adverbia, a cold sun sets over the crest of tangled, bony branches on gunmetal-gray trees, silhouettes of mountains in the distance, and long shadows stretched over cracked, curling pads of parched clay.The Use of Adverbs in Fiction Writing by DarcKnyt
Why? Why are adverbs relegated to the path of the dinosaur in fiction writing? What's so doggone wrong with adverbs, anyway??
Well, there's a few simple reasons for it -- and maybe there are a lot of reasons for it, but I've identified a few simple ones.
The goal here, of course, isn't to make you feel foolish or inadequate if you're one of those adverb-happy writers, but to demonstrate a better way for you to improve your writing. For those of you still in school below the University level, think about this: you can blow your English or creative writing teachers out of the water with this information, and won't you be the envy of the rest of your adverb-reliant classmates?
Unrestricted Use Stock & Resources Directory- First Year Anniversary!Unrestricted Use Stock & Resources Directory- by LawrenceDeDark
One year ago, we started the Unrestricted Use Stock Directory with just a hand full of accounts. With the help of the stock and resources community, the directory has grown and we now have 172 members!
What is Unrestricted Use Stock?
Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site and the only requirements are that the stock provider be notified and credited.
On deviantART, we typically think of stock being used in digital works or as reference, but there are many other ways that stock can be used, such as:
Websites, journals and bannersLiterary tags and imagesAdvertising, publishingGames, packaging, electronic media, etc.
Wordspill #2: 'Childhood Dreams' & new theme! Dreamy!Wordspill #2: 'Childhood Dreams' & new theme! by Wordspill
Hello once again and welcoem to Wordspill's silver medal appearance at the Spillympic Games! That's right, this is our 2nd news feature, but there's nothing less than gold shining here in the spilled words of our entrants!
If you've missed out on witnessing the spectacle of Wordspill, why not check out our F.A.Q. or perhaps our About Us pages. We're sure they'll answer any questions you might have and have you on your way to spilling in no time! Oh, and if you haven't already, make sure you check out our first prompt and its entries here. There's a bundle of great stories to read and processes to geek out at.
Well, this week was looking to be a blinder with our first user-picked theme for the week. Tangerine-Tickle challenged us with the well-picked
`Sparrowsong's Workshop: Sound DevicesIn this news article: Results of Laurence55s Workshop on Found poetry| SparrowSongs workshop: Sound devices| On Accepting Critique | Call for Workshop Hosts | First time you've heard of *Writers-Workshop? This section is for you.`Sparrowsong's Workshop: Sound Devices by Writers-Workshop
ostit: Results of Laurence55s Workshop on Nonfiction Poetry
A word from Writers-Workshop: There was an excellent amount of participation this workshop, both from the entries and the responses to the poems. We're glad to see such a positive response to found poetry!
Special Mention: Illithyia for this critique: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/94765965/817060193
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Well, I am happy to announce that the Found Poetry workshop has come to a fantastic end! I would like to thank everyone who participated or supported the workshop in any way. I would also like to thank Writers-Workshop for choosing to collabo
Bi-Weekly Film Review # 5Training & learning from the evaluation of films and peoples opinion and critics. There will be a bi-weekly film review (any genre, commercial or independent, good or bad, new or old, etc). Just take it as a mental and visual exercise and it can be funny ¡¡¡Bi-Weekly Film Review # 5 by Kaotika
Film Review # 5
Title and Year: Dead Man (1995)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch
Music or Soundtrack: Neil Young
Photography: Robby Müller (B&W)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Robert Mitchum, Steve Buscemi, Alfred Molina, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Mili Avital,
I can't believe five years have passed so quickly without you, Pip--and yet, they still seem slow when compared to the years I had with you. Wherever you are, I hope I'm making you proud.
Creidimis sa Tsíoraíocht.
I ache when the world does, and maybe that's a bit too much ego, and maybe that's just a little too close to cowardice, but it's the putting in rather than the putting on that makes another's shoes uncomfortable. Empathy isn't a promise to feel as another feels, to have walked as another's walked. Empathy is the understanding that I ache, and you ache, and it's the aching where we meet--rather than the road that brought us to it. I don't know your pain, and you don't know mine, but that's okay. We don't have to share an injury to acknowledge a wound.
You may call me Bill or Pip. I'm a twenty-something editor, a self-professed punctuation junkie with a penchant for words, and a Catholic. I am also a very private, shy homosexual living my day-to-day between New York City and Oxford.|
I like talking about sex, politics, books, relationships, religion, grammar, philosophy, literature, music, baseball and football. I have an old obsession with black and white movies and anything noir, and a true appreciation for Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant.
We'll probably get on well if you know who Robbe-Grillet is, enjoy Borges or Nabokov, can admit to liking Oscar Wilde, hate James Joyce and John Steinbeck, like Keats, appreciate Donne, and believe that Baldwin and Capote are among the greatest American writers in literary history.
Or, if reading isn't your thing, hit me up with a "Hello!" I welcome random IMs and notes.