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Wolf Howling at the Moon by JeFr316 Wolf Howling at the Moon :iconjefr316:JeFr316 11 4 Sunset of Fire and Shadows by JeFr316 Sunset of Fire and Shadows :iconjefr316:JeFr316 8 0 Blue Evening Sky by JeFr316 Blue Evening Sky :iconjefr316:JeFr316 8 0 Wilson Arch, Utah by JeFr316 Wilson Arch, Utah :iconjefr316:JeFr316 17 4 Fallen Leaves by JeFr316 Fallen Leaves :iconjefr316:JeFr316 4 0
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Capturing and Keeping Readers' Interests
Are you trying to figure out what will make your story pop for your readers? Having trouble figuring out the exact formula to make a good or decent story spectacular to your particular audience? Bram Stoker-nominated author Janice Gable Bashman weighs in with some advice in her article inspired by a New York Times bestselling author. In “Capturing Reader’s Interest: An Interview with J.T. Ellison,” Bashman tells us more about what kind of magic readers are looking for.
(Unless otherwise indicated, all quotes in this blog are from Janice Gable Bashman’s article as featured in the 2015 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. See reference citation below.)
“A sharp, strong voice, an engaging style, and starting the action and story immediately are what it takes. Kick-start your story, set the tone, and assure your readers that you aren’t going to waste their time making them wonder what this book is going to be about.” As Bashman quotes Ellis
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Autumn Landscape by JeFr316 Autumn Landscape :iconjefr316:JeFr316 12 2 Orange Trees Against Blue Sky by JeFr316 Orange Trees Against Blue Sky :iconjefr316:JeFr316 4 0 Golden Afternoon by JeFr316 Golden Afternoon :iconjefr316:JeFr316 8 2 Golden Leaf Against Pavement by JeFr316 Golden Leaf Against Pavement :iconjefr316:JeFr316 3 0
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Seven Key Concepts In Writing
In the Writer’s Digest book Guide to Good Writing (1994) , author Gary Provost’s 1984 article provides what he calls the “seven beacons of good writing.” They are as follows: Brevity, Clarity, Precision, Harmony, Humanity, Honesty, and Poetry.
(Unless indicated otherwise, every quote in this piece is from Gary Provost’s article as featured in the book. See reference below.)
BREVITY
“When you write and rewrite, don’t think about what you can put in. Think about what you can leave out. Editors want tight writing. They want every word to be doing some work.” Provost, page 266
“Don’t write, ‘Daniel proceeded to open his letters.’ Write, ‘Daniel opened his letters.’ Write ‘I think’ instead of ‘it is my opinion that.’ Also avoid ‘I would like to say (just say it) and ‘it has come to my attention.’ (Obviously it has come to your attenti
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Pathway Through Bryce Canyon by JeFr316 Pathway Through Bryce Canyon :iconjefr316:JeFr316 6 3 Aspen Pathway by JeFr316 Aspen Pathway :iconjefr316:JeFr316 7 0 Fiery Sunset by JeFr316 Fiery Sunset :iconjefr316:JeFr316 7 2 Clouded Mountainside by JeFr316 Clouded Mountainside :iconjefr316:JeFr316 5 0 Aspen Trees Around a Mountainside by JeFr316 Aspen Trees Around a Mountainside :iconjefr316:JeFr316 4 0

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Father
When I was frightened,
He taught me to be brave.
When I was tired,
He taught me to persevere.
When I was curious,
He taught me to investigate.
When I was bullied,
He taught me to be strong.
The strength of my father is not only in his back and his arms.
It is in his mind.
His heart.
His soul.
He protected me from danger,
And gave me the tools to protect myself.
Thank you Dad.
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Literature
That's
Don't utter a witticism,
Don't write criticism,
Don't dare accuse us of cynicism,
That's islamophobic.
 
Don't take a crack at feminism.
Don't point out our extremism,
Don’t dare to notice the elitism,
That's misogynistic.
 
Don't point out the flaws of socialism,
Don't fail to hate capitalism,
Don't dare equate us with fascism,
That's bourgeoisie.
 
Don't say that it's just a new racism,
Don't think that it's any chauvinism,
Don't dare to notice our narcissism,
That's racist.
 
Don't think,
Don't speak,
Don't act,
Unless it's to the benefit of the left,
And disregard the blood and bones left by those who came before.
 
There's one group you may criticize,
There's one group with whom you needn't empathize,
There's one group you may want to euthanize,
That's who?
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Owl Nebula by RHADS Owl Nebula :iconrhads:RHADS 9,510 345 Waiting For The Wave by RHADS Waiting For The Wave :iconrhads:RHADS 11,640 395 Endless Journey by RHADS Endless Journey :iconrhads:RHADS 10,059 273 Deep Breath by RHADS Deep Breath :iconrhads:RHADS 4,340 130 Infinite Dreams by RHADS Infinite Dreams :iconrhads:RHADS 28,181 1,388 TF RID - Optimus Prime The Matrix is calling. by Championx91 TF RID - Optimus Prime The Matrix is calling. :iconchampionx91:Championx91 470 102 Zelda TP -is it too late? - dn by Championx91 Zelda TP -is it too late? - dn :iconchampionx91:Championx91 511 34 Loz.ALTTP-Zelda- He's here by Championx91 Loz.ALTTP-Zelda- He's here :iconchampionx91:Championx91 432 34 Ben10 - Holder of the Universes DNA by Championx91 Ben10 - Holder of the Universes DNA :iconchampionx91:Championx91 175 29 Sailor Moon Fanart by Championx91 Sailor Moon Fanart :iconchampionx91:Championx91 274 20
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CLOSED! Nightfall Puzzle Event! 1070 Pts Prize!
This is it! It's closed!! Time to announce the results!
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EDIT: Deadline extended to June 5th! (Need more participations!)
(Edit2: A little problem had occured and some deviation could not be displayed... *bangs head on the wall* Sorry about that!)
Hello, everyone!! It's my birthday today (you'll see my cake later!)! So, here's the "Nightfall" Feature Event!! 
  Around a month ago, I started collecting Deviations that have ANYTHING that reminds me of "Nightfall"! This includes characters, environments, creatures, etc! Don't take for granted whatever you'll see in here, the "Nightfall" designs are different but ther
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Sacrifice for new life by Xanderleonart Sacrifice for new life :iconxanderleonart:Xanderleonart 380 35 Just A Tree by Xanderleonart Just A Tree :iconxanderleonart:Xanderleonart 239 11

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Cool contest for anyone interested!
Nightfall Puzzle Event! 1070 Points Prize for NOW!
Hello, everyone!! It's my birthday today (you'll see my cake later!)! So, here's the "Nightfall" Feature Event!! 
  Around a month ago, I started collecting Deviations that have ANYTHING that reminds me of "Nightfall"! This includes characters, environments, creatures, etc! Don't take for granted whatever you'll see in here, the "Nightfall" designs are different but there are key elements that will also remind you of that! So! This is a puzzle event! Why is that? In here, today, I will reveal a SPECIAL character! The character I've based on myself! Don't look for me in here, though! I'm camouflaged! This means that this character is partly based on my physical appearance, my experiences, my personality and way of thinking! By learning this character, you'll also learn me! THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story! 
  So! Somewhere inside this feature, I've hidden a deviation that includes this character (it looks like this character!)! I've ALSO hidden a clue of where I've hidden this SPECIAL deviation! 

Here's the clue: Under the SPECIAL deviation, there's a deviation that depicts my favourite NATURAL ELEMENT (the 4 elements of nature)!

  Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation will win the prize of 1070 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! If there are more than 100 participations and donations, I may increase the prize! If you want to donate for that, here's the link: akoukis.deviantart.com/?givepo… Donors will be thanked below!

Edit: 19th May ,12:18 am. The prize just became 200 Points!!!Edit2: 19th May ,12:22 am. The prize just became 500 Points!!!Edit3: 19th May ,12:27 am. The prize just became 520 Points!!!
Edit4: 19th May ,04:09 am. The prize just became 1040 Points!!!Edit5: 19th May ,05:04 pm. The prize just became 1050 Points!!!Edit6: 20th May ,04:30 pm. The prize just became 1070 Points!!!


Let's remember the rules to participate!!
Fire-orb Fave this journal!Rainbow-orb Make a new journal, poll, etc and share the link of this journal!! Comment back here with the link to your journal!Pink Orb The Event will last 3 days! (Deadline 21st May) After 3 days, I'll announce ther lucky winner! If there is one!Green-orb Only 2 guesses per person (no multiple accounts! Be fair!) Comment with your guesses! Use the thumb code!Ultrablue Orb First come, first serve! Which means that if two people find it, the one that commented first will win the 1070 Points !Blue-orb Don't ask me for any more clues!! The one above is all you got!
That's all! :) (Smile)    

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Hello, Everyone! 

So! To start with, I'm planning to do an art feature soon! ....What's the new about it?, you'll ask. ....What's the SPECIAL about it? ...Well, as you all...DON'T know...YET,... I like putting hidden messages within my writings and drawings (Especially within the "Otherworld Legacy" stuff)! Well, to spread the word of "Nightfall" in my own unique way, I will collect art of different people (even of some that have no idea about "Nightfall" at all) within a folder in my "Favourites" gallery (with the title "Nightfall-like feature". I've already started collecting as you can see! Maybe you already had an artwork of yours put in there!) that have something that reminds of "Nightfall"! Even if it's just a single rock! (NO! Kidding! There's nothing really special about a rock! Or there is?!) ....So, that way, I will let hidden messages in that feature to make your imagination and guess about the book contents run wild! Let's see your final thoughts and guesses! ;) (Wink)

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Now! What I want from you is to comment here with your personal favourite artworks from your gallery and from someone else's (no need to be a watcher! Neither of you! However, I hope you'll enjoy solving the DOUBLE puzzle ;) (Wink) in the feature and you'll watch me eventually! Tehe! *awkward moment*) If you are lucky (and destined! ;) (Wink) ), you might have accidentally added something in your artwork that reminds me of something in my book, and thus, it will be selected to be featured! Good luck! :D (Big Grin) Give it your best shot! (Link to your entire gallery if you feel you are not lucky enough! :P (Lick) )

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P.S.: .........................There will be a hidden clue within the feature about the character that is based on me!...........................THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story!......................As for the clue! Somewhere in the feature, UNDER the SPECIAL deviation, there will be something off-topic (you won't know what it is! It won't be obvious, trust me! ;) (Wink) )! There will be a deviation containing my FAVOURITE natural ELEMENT! (YES, it IS based on that character and, YES, I DO mean the four elements of nature! :D (Big Grin) ).....................Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation '''''''''''' *drums intro* '''''''''''' will win 100 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! :P (Lick) 

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P.S. 2: You already read a secret clue about this character above which I know you didn't notice, and you won't, until you read chapter 1! ;) (Wink) 

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Good luck with your selection and the Points prize! 

Enjoy your journey to the unknown! 
A.Koukis

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Share this journal and post a link to to yours for a chance to win 50 Points ! (I'll give you a number and I'll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner!) Good luck! :D (Big Grin)
Thank you, everyone, for all the llama badges! I really appreciate it!
Wolf Howling at the Moon
I drew this for my cousin recently. I apologize that I had to crop some of the picture out; I took it at a slightly awkward angle and in order to take out the bits I didn't want, it also meant cropping out the edges of the drawing itself. Not my greatest work, but I wanted to be able to submit another drawing to DeviantArt since I hadn't gotten a chance to do so in a while. I'm hoping to add more here before too long. Hope you enjoy it! 
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Hello, Everyone! 

So! To start with, I'm planning to do an art feature soon! ....What's the new about it?, you'll ask. ....What's the SPECIAL about it? ...Well, as you all...DON'T know...YET,... I like putting hidden messages within my writings and drawings (Especially within the "Otherworld Legacy" stuff)! Well, to spread the word of "Nightfall" in my own unique way, I will collect art of different people (even of some that have no idea about "Nightfall" at all) within a folder in my "Favourites" gallery (with the title "Nightfall-like feature". I've already started collecting as you can see! Maybe you already had an artwork of yours put in there!) that have something that reminds of "Nightfall"! Even if it's just a single rock! (NO! Kidding! There's nothing really special about a rock! Or there is?!) ....So, that way, I will let hidden messages in that feature to make your imagination and guess about the book contents run wild! Let's see your final thoughts and guesses! ;) (Wink)

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Now! What I want from you is to comment here with your personal favourite artworks from your gallery and from someone else's (no need to be a watcher! Neither of you! However, I hope you'll enjoy solving the DOUBLE puzzle ;) (Wink) in the feature and you'll watch me eventually! Tehe! *awkward moment*) If you are lucky (and destined! ;) (Wink) ), you might have accidentally added something in your artwork that reminds me of something in my book, and thus, it will be selected to be featured! Good luck! :D (Big Grin) Give it your best shot! (Link to your entire gallery if you feel you are not lucky enough! :P (Lick) )

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P.S.: .........................There will be a hidden clue within the feature about the character that is based on me!...........................THIS character is the main theme of one of the greatest artworks I'm preparing for the first chapter's release which is a key part to the story!......................As for the clue! Somewhere in the feature, UNDER the SPECIAL deviation, there will be something off-topic (you won't know what it is! It won't be obvious, trust me! ;) (Wink) )! There will be a deviation containing my FAVOURITE natural ELEMENT! (YES, it IS based on that character and, YES, I DO mean the four elements of nature! :D (Big Grin) ).....................Now the greatest (for you) part! The one who will manage to find that deviation '''''''''''' *drums intro* '''''''''''' will win 100 Points ! So, good luck! You'll need it! :P (Lick) 

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P.S. 2: You already read a secret clue about this character above which I know you didn't notice, and you won't, until you read chapter 1! ;) (Wink) 

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Good luck with your selection and the Points prize! 

Enjoy your journey to the unknown! 
A.Koukis

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Share this journal and post a link to to yours for a chance to win 50 Points ! (I'll give you a number and I'll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner!) Good luck! :D (Big Grin)

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Jenna Lynn
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a budding Christian artist in the fields of photography, drawing, and writing. I have been doing all three for several years now, and I figured it was time to be able to share my work to help inspire others to do the same.
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TaimaTala Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fav x3
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refield Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for considering Father and That's worthy of adding to your collection of favorites, may His Providence direct your eye.
Please consider helping me go pro by visiting my WordPress!
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RSeer Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
My thanks for the recent fav. Visit anytime. :-)
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. Thanks!
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Xanderleonart Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Thanks a lot for like my stuff ! :FeelingFree: 
Have nice day ! :countsheeps: 
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You too!
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malanotte Featured By Owner May 11, 2017   Artist
gorgeous sky photos!!! :D
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JeFr316 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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RedBeatha Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! ^^
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