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Saturday Spotlight for November 10th, 2012

Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!

You can show your support by :+fav:ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into

the person behind the art.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artist!

 

Artists will be featured in a special news article every Saturday. Major points to SilverInkblot and DrippingWords

for doing the hard work and research that goes into these articles! 

Today's featured deviant is:

Questions

 

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.

My friends have called me the weird one because they recognise themselves far too often in my writing. I like to take inspiration from real life, from solidarity and the words seem to write themselves after that. I guess in my mind, the best way to write a truly heartfelt piece of literature is to finish it completely and not remember writing it at all when editing. It should seem like a very personal letter a friend has sent to you on some level.

2. How do you feel about dA as a literature community?

I am constantly amazed by the literature the website has to offer. Some of my own favourite writers come from here including GeneratingHype and LadyLincoln, who have really inspired me. I feel like from when I initially joined to now, there has been a marked rise in the quality and the kind of authors the community seems to be picking up and fostering.

3. You're a photographer as well as a writer - do those two things ever overlap? Have you ever taken a picture that inspired a story? Which form of creativity would you say you prefer?

Very often actually. I think the old adage, a picture is worth a thousand words is really true. Often, my literary aspirations are captured with still life pictures and conceptual ideas. I am currently working on combining the two together along with film and graphics in a concept called 'Modern Day Fairytales.' I don't think I could ever choose between them because in so many ways, one feed the other and vice versa.

4. What advice would you give to a beginning writer?

Wow...well, considering that I am a beginning writer myself, all I have to say is find your environment. For me, it involves wooden floors, soft slow jazz and my partner's presence. Basically, find yourself a space mentally or physically that simply inspires you and do not think when you write. Put it all down on paper first and then, leave it alone for a while...you would be surprised at what your heart and mind can do together when left to their own devices.

5. What would you consider your highest literary accomplishment to be?

My highest literary accomplishment remains, till date, a letter from my favourite author post his reading a story I had written. He was very kind in his letter and said he enjoyed the story immensely. I do not share this story with anyone usually, but it was by far the best day I have ever had. I suppose his belief in me has inspired me so much that I can certainly call it my highest literary accomplishment.

Poetry

"Lust" by UntamedUnwanted

Prose

Hemingway Would Hate ThisThe trouble with the Boy was that he didn't have the heart of Shakespeare, the voice of Poe, nor the soul of Wordsworth, nor the knowledge of Rembrandt in his darkest days. He didn't have a trace of Michaelangelo's spirit nor the angst of Carvaggio and this on its own was enough to dissuade him from understanding that technique was far better than solidarity and possession far more ageless than youth.
He didn't have any of this knowledge because his father hadn't had the courage to tell him that he needed all the qualities of these great men, to win over the heart of a woman who had the dreams of Austen, the ideas of Da Vinci and the scent of a high priestess of Venetian origin.
The Girl was all those things and more, and her value, her estimate in the market of souls was higher than most. She was an angel amongst Gods, and He should never have let her go into the world thinking that it was Keats hearted. Because like all women who live their lives story shaped, she was soon broken by

"Hemingway Would Hate This" by UntamedUnwanted

Bones"There are good days and there are bad days," you would say to me as you would try and explain away why the whiskey bottle was empty again this morning, why you smelled like her and why you thought it was best to let me know what you had done. At least that way, you were absolved of the gift of lying; the one your bones were too light to lift and just couldn't take, by bestowing me with betrayal.
My mother would bring me an encouraging cup of tea in a giant pink mug instead of a cup and explain, "There are good days and there are bad days." Her eyes were always full of positive energy and strength and good will. I look back to those days and try and gain the strength she had in her bones from her words. I always fail.
They told me I had a disease within my bones. It started from the bottom of my knee and was moving upwards. Because that is what bones did. They broke from the inside out. "There will be good days and bad days," they warned me. I knew at that very point that it was going

"Bones" by UntamedUnwanted

A History of ImaginariumWhen we were young, we believed. In myths, in legends, in stories beyond the wildest imagination of the best story teller in the world. Tomorrow always held surprises, new stories, and new worlds for our imaginations to explore. Everything began with 'Once upon a time' and ended with 'Happily ever after.' We lived in a land where we all owned pet tyrannosaurus rexes, maybe a few dragons, a sword that rivaled Excalibur and faeries and pixies, who just happened to make great playmates. Fae food for some reason always seemed to be so much better than your average meal, and who needs an adult to talk sense to, when you could have a talking lion?
But time passed us by. And things changed. We grew up, much to Peter Pan's dismay. And things became what they would never become if we believed. Things became boring.
Reading became insipidly real, about average people with average lives. And what was worse, we enjoyed that much more that the fantastical tales that our imagination wa

"A History of Imaginarium" by UntamedUnwanted

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~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

Prepared by:  SilverInkblot

Here at DLD, the need for special feature of artists who have received a DLD occurred to many members of the team over time. NOW we get to work and finally do just that!

Special thanks to the team members that have fought for this. Included you will find an interview with yet another wonderful deviant in the literature community.

Please take the time to read it and then go show some love!
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:iconjames--steele:
James--Steele Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You've been featured: [link] :aww:
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NotenSMSK Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Quite the famous person to be interviewed! i always like reading such interviews, it gives quite insight about the person :)
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FuzzyHoser Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart::clap:
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DrippingWords Nov 10, 2012  Student Writer
:clap:
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monstroooo Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:

Presumably the mystery story which was showered with praise by the mystery author is private? Or is it available to read? I'm curious :)
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Sammur-amat Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
Hooray for Niki! :iconlawooplz: :heart:
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LightOverpowers58 Nov 9, 2012  Student Writer
:la: Congrats on the interview! (aimed toward both the admins and *UntamedUnwanted)

The group and the interviewee (hehe, that's a real word :D) both deserve it! :)
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