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Weekly Round-up!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 9:42 AM
Every week, we collect and feature the outstanding submissions to our gallery. If you're looking for quality literature to read, start here!

Each item is hand-picked by our admins and presented with a small introduction (we think this makes browsing literature easier). We don't seek perfection: we just choose interesting work and share it for critique, appreciation and encouragement.


Halloween is over and we're now ploughing firmly into whatever new season is approaching in your part of the world. We're making sure everyone is covered this week, with a poem to describe all four seasons, a short story that comes from a differently world entirely, and a piece of prosetry that discusses the act of writing itself.

This week's features!


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the four faces of the year. by momo-madness



Poetic personification of the four seasons - there's something for everyone here.

Enjoy momo-madness' take on the interconnections between the four seasons and the sentiments within.



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Whispers by 2FacedPhantom



Xian watches over his domain, listening to the violent whispers of his trees, the murderous promises of his sword, and the hungry demands of his bestial sister. When an intruder arrives, Xian swiftly sets out to take him to task.

Here's something you really don't see every day: an original concept, fusing a broad range of influences and ideas, brought together in a very strongly written piece. But rather than just taking a good set of bulletpoints, 2FacedPhantom has created a piece of literature which is utterly devoted to the creation and introduction of a single character.



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The Author's Vanity by sentienttree



As we write, our stories die upon the page. Only through the writer's skill and the reader's willingness may the story be brought back to life.

sentienttree takes us on a dizzying trip through the world-altering powers of the writer, summoning a myriad of people and locales that feel both crisp and familiar.


Staff Changes and Recruitment

We're still on the lookout for a Literature Scout to join our team! Lit Scouts are the heroes who help build these Round-ups each each. If you want to get involved, please send monstroooo a note!

It's with great sadness that we say good bye to two of our hardest working admins. The wonderful xlntwtch has been with the group for a while now, helping to both moderate the galleries and compile these Round-ups. She gets through a lot of reading, and her years of editorial experience really helped make this feature stronger. Thank you, LJ!

And we've also had to say goodbye to Inkfish7. Mike is one of the literature community's finest writers. He's not been here long, but has thrown himself into the community and been an instant hit. From writing excellent guides, fascinating and heartfelt stories, and leaving considered feedback, he's quickly become a pillar of the community. He's been publishing some of the Round-ups for a few months now (as well as producing some excellent blurbs), and will be sorely missed.


If you like what this group does, please send a little love towards these members and help us wish them well in the future.

Thanks for your time, guys! :love:

Community News!

:bulletblack: Missed any of our features this month? Our fabulous founder Sleyf has compiled a Monthly Round-up, which shows off her favourite four pieces from October. What do you think? Which was your favourite Round-up feature?

:bulletblack: Friend of the group and all-round people's hero 0hgravity has put together a lovely feature of top writers and visual artist's. WritersInk's members are very well represented. Why not take a look and share the love?

DLD and DD Shout Outs!

Congratulations to the following members who were honoured with a :icondailylitdeviations: this week!

:bulletblack: disrhythmic for A Love Story in Four Acts

:bulletblack: melodysnow for Primeval

:bulletblack: amy-derfer for Cookery

:bulletblack: Magnius159 for Wakefulness

:bulletblack: dy-ad for they can't be taken

:bulletblack: MattVoscinar for Wordsmiths

We've spotted a DD!

Congratulations to juniorel for the DD on My Brother's Blood


Have you spotted a DLD or DD that we haven't?  Well please let us know so we can celebrate it!
For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation
to be featured, please visit DailyLitDeviations


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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
thank you so much for the absolutely lovely feature! you guys are wonderful! :party:
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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:iconcristinewakesuphappy:
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i miss deviantart and i miss
:iconwritersink:.
i've been doing research work, and now that it's almost done,
i'm stuck with very slow internet connection,
and i don't know how to get my lovely life back in deviantart.

i just dropped by to say hi and i miss being here, i miss reading
features especially the weekly roundup.

:bow:
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:icon2facedphantom:
2FacedPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks guys, this means a lot to me :D
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:iconsentienttree:
sentienttree Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
O.O Thanks soo much you guys this is crazy. I don't even know... :hug:
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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:iconcristinewakesuphappy:
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i'll miss you here. :bow:
take these hearts with you.

:iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Writer
I will, but I'm still a member here. At least my some of my stories will be here. :)
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:iconcristinewakesuphappy:
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:) yey. i thought you were leaving altogether.
i'm glad you're staying as a member.
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