|Born and raised Mormon girl, and happily so!|
Innovation for WritersThere have always been a lot of writers on deviantART begging for more recognition. It's understandable that literature is given a lower priority: as I'm writing this, there are 3,280 "Writers" online, which compared to the 10,671 "Artists" is a relatively small community. So all of us writers whine about how we never get "the attention that we deserve." There are plenty of stamps declaring, "Writers are artists too!" and all that sort of thing. But we never really get anywhere.Innovation for Writers by =jonathoncomfortreed
Well let's get serious, people.
deviantART easily has the most impressive coding I've ever seen. And the latest updates of the message centre, notes and v7 were stunning. So much is possible; it's time to give writers the edge.
When deviantART's Portfolio feature was released, it stated:
"Some people ask if Portfolio supports Literature, Film or Flash Animations. Unfortunately these formats are not yet supported, but we are working hard to make sure to support these media in the future with presentation formats
The Ten Commandments of WritingSo, you want to be a writer, do you? Well, youve come to the right place!The Ten Commandments of Writing by *unicorn-skydancer08
I dont claim to be the Queen of Writing, Im still learning and practicing myself; but I do have some tips that have helped me tremendously over the years, and Im more than happy to pass on what I know. And Ive seen plenty of authors, both inside and outside DA, whose works look like they could use a littleor a lotof work.
Now, youre probably wondering why Im calling this the ten commandments of writing. Basically, a commandment is a command or an instruction, one that is crucial to follow. To not follow it would be a big mistake. From the way I see it, these steps are absolutely vital in the field of writing. You can choose to not obey them, but it wouldnt be wise.
My motto is: If you want to write, make sure that you get it right!
So, let us begin.
Pinocchio's DreamPinocchio looked around the bright place as he sat on his hands and knees. He felt so frightened. Was this where you went when you died? Where WAS he?
"Pinocchio .Pinocchio .!"
The wooden boy looked around as he recognized the voice. It was the same voice he never thought he'd get to hear again! "Father?"
At first he saw nothing until a white glow appeared before him before taking the shape of Geppetto dressed in his usual clothes but all white and glowing a golden color. He smiled at him as he knelt down. "My little woodenhead "
That special nickname caused the puppet's eyes to tear up as he leapt up and hugged him
| Like everyone else on DA, I retain the right to draw (and write) whatever I please, so long as I remain within certain boundaries. On that account, don't go around telling me what I can and can't draw. I don't tell YOU people what to draw. If you don't like my art (or my stories), no one said you had to watch me in the first place. |
I accept constructive criticism on my work. But I do NOT tolerate flames. It's just a waste of your time, and it does no one any good. I can handle being told where improvement could be used and how the piece could be better, but don't just trash me and my art, saying "oh, this sucks" or "you have no talent". Like the saying goes, if you can't say something nice, don't bother saying anything at all.
Lately, people have been asking me if it's okay that they draw my OC, Terence. I have no objection to anyone drawing (or writing about) my unicorn/human character, or any of my original characters. I love receiving gift art. The only rules are that you credit me (I'm a nice person, for the most part; but stealing my art is a surefire way to get on my bad side!), that you show me what you've done so I can check it out, and you do not (I repeat, do NOT) try to make any money off my character behind my back. Dishonesty is not worth the few measly dollars you manage to scrounge from it.
I am a very spiritual person, and I am not afraid to show it. I am not trying to be overly preachy, or make anybody look bad. I am only sharing what I personally believe in; whether or not you agree with me is your decision, not mine. I don't expect you to agree with me, but I do expect you to be kind and considerate of me. Even if we don't share the same beliefs, we can still be polite to each other. Respect me, and I'll respect you.
I don't mind making art for other people. But once I get a little more caught up with my projects, I'm going to take a little vacation from free requests. I don't want to make more promises than I can deliver, don't want to do more than I have the time and strength to do. I may be generous, but I don't want to develop an ulcer. If you want something from me, don't just come right up in my face and demand "draw this, draw that". Ask me nicely, and I may consider it. I'll be doing trades as well, and commissions are now available.
The prices of the commissions vary. You'll have to talk to me, and we'll settle on a reasonable price. It will depend on how many characters you want, and how detailed you want it. For every picture, no matter who is in it or how complex it is, it will cost you $5 extra for full color. I refuse to do any characters that are already copyrighted to someone else, without prior consent. I'll be more than happy to do your own OC, or even include Terence in the mix.
Whether I'm doing commissions, trades, or requests, the standard is the same: I refuse to draw anything involving sex (I don't mind some kissing, but NO French kissing or necking), nudity, excessive gore, or anything that promotes hate or shames another individual or country.
And one more thing: Terence and Tumnus are NOT homosexual. Yes, they love each other, but in a purely brotherly manner. They are not gay, in any way.