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Saturday Spotlight for July 21st, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
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Artists will be featured in a special news article every Saturday. Major points to SilverInkblot
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Today's featured deviant is:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.
I started writing stories when I was in middle school and that began a path of long, very childish unfinished novels. As I progressed through high school, my writing skills improved somewhat and I stopped writing unfinished stories at the very least. Now I write both poetry and prose, but I guess you could say I'm a bit more of a perfectionist than I used to be when it comes to writing. I want my writing to be unique and coherent, which is sometimes hard to do (especially with poetry - there is a huge difference between published poetry and the "popular" stuff that often clouds dA), so I am careful as to what I write and to what I post.
2. How do you feel about dA as a literature community?
I think that for those seriously wishing to improve themselves and their writing, dA is a great place to share writing. But you also have to be very open to being critiqued and taking other people's thoughts on your work into consideration. It also takes work and TIME to get recognized. I've seen so many deviants who call themselves writers who nearly spam people asking for feedback and want Daily Deviations so badly. This can be detrimental because it is wonderful to share your writing with other people, but you also (in some aspect) must be comfortable writing for yourself. So, I guess what I'm saying is, the lit community here is great, but effort must be put in to really get involved in it.
3. You're a fairly recent addition to the DLD team; what's that been like for you? Any notable experiences worth sharing?
I have to say that I've really enjoyed being an admin. It's helped me get a lot more involved with the lit community here on dA and I enjoy it immensely. It's great to feature people who really have talent on this site. It's always especially exciting to receive excited thank-yous from people I've featured. That always makes me happy.
4. Do you have any literary goals?
I'd like to get published someday, I think - my personal goal is to be published within the next five years; either prose or poetry. But right now I'm working on being more intentional about my writing habits.
5. What would you say is your strongest feature as a writer? Your weakest?
One of my stronger points as a writer is that I have a very good grasp of grammar and spelling, so when I'm editing that's never a problem. My weaker points are that I have problems conveying emotions and also finding a good balance in my writing (mainly in fiction - balancing imagery, description and dialogue, for one).
Red"red is a happy color
used in traditional Chinese weddings."
red is a blood, red is a pure blood.
red is a cut, red is a deep cut.
red is a happy color;
red is a paper lantern
floating into a star-spattered sky.
"Red" by doodlerTM
"January Morning" by doodlerTM
"I Know" by doodlerTM
Day of StonesI polished the stone on the inside of my sleeve. It was plain, and flat. I slung it at the river plink plink plink. Perfectly executed, just like my father had taught me years before.
"You want to skim it across the water, son," he had told me.
"Like skim milk?"
My father just laughed, ruffling my hair. "No, like skimming on the surface. It'll glide if you do it right."
He loved to skip stones on the river. Ironic that now his representation was glossy marble.
Clouds loomed ahead. I just picked up another stone.
"Day of Stones" by doodlerTM
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