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Weekly Round-up!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 7, 2013, 9:53 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.

Our first Round-up of 2013, and may there be plenty more to follow! Let's open the new year with a celebration of the following literary works that have attracted our attention over the last few weeks.

Recent Highlights!


Dried Orchids: (Spaghetti Western) by Canis44

Vengeance, black powder, tyranny. This is the west, a cruel and merciless world.

A wrenching story told in a range of poetic forms, to be appreciated for both its content and its construction.


Daedalus Falls (The Fleet Will Remember) by DodgingTheBeat

Daedalus is falling, and hope of victory against humanity's sprawling decadence is falling with her.

In this short story that's aching to be part of something bigger, DodgingTheBeat delivers a scene that you watch as much as read. If you're a fan of sci-fi movies give this a read and start casting the characters.


astronomy by emilyericson

Is it enough to simply remember what holding something felt like, or must we cling to it forever?

emilyericson takes familiar imagery and puts a whole new meaning on it: of letting go of things you want to keep all to yourself, and how our expectations of other people can be contradicted by self-action/belief.


The Monster of Amber Peace: Chapter 2 (part 2) by TeknicolorTiger

Werewolves are popular creatures for good reason. They can be powerful, barely restrained creatures, and Ben knows this better than most.

This richly descriptive work can be enjoyed in its own right for its well crafted story and superb use of language, but if you're looking for a new ongoing story to read in 2013 then TeknicolorTiger's The Monster of Amber Peace is definitely one to consider.

Community News

:bulletblack: Was one of your New Year's Resolutions to join the WritersInk admin team? Do you think we're missing the best deviations submitted to the group? Well you're in luck: we're still recruiting for a Literature Scout to help us compile these Weekly Round-ups. If you're interested, send a note to monstroooo.

:bulletblack: Have you been missing our Write-Off Competition chat events? Watch this space for details on our first Write-Off of 2013!

:bulletblack: CRLiterature is hosting a very interesting looking Scavenger Hunt. This looks like a fun, original game you can play in your own time - we highly recommend checking it out.


We're got a lot of catching up to do in offering congratulations for our esteemed members who have earned DDs or DLDs for their work, so here they are:

Daily Deviations:
:bulletblack: overdebated on The Libra Husband
:bulletblack: monstroooo on Gnome Noir
:bulletblack: TheGlassIris on Candy at a Funeral
:bulletblack: AtrumMiles on The untimely death of Walstoncraft Jones

Daily Literature Deviations
:bulletblack: SalvaVeritate on Altered Vision [Pt.1]
:bulletblack: amy-derfer on Salsa, Rice, Rhythm
:bulletblack: UnderTheWildMoon on How the Mirror got Broke
:bulletblack: miserabel on He's No Gentleman
:bulletblack: Vainamoinenian on Our Hopes And Expectations
:bulletblack: DodgingTheBeat on The Last Song
:bulletblack: TheTerrorOfTheDeep on Hello, Lover,
:bulletblack: Concora on Sehnsucht
:bulletblack: DamonWakes on I Can Haz Ceasefire?

All of these deviations have been recognised as among the best literature deviantART has to offer. Please take the time to look over one or two and see for yourself how they match up.

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HugQueen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
:eager: Yaaaay!
projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
\^^/ Woot! Lots of DDs and DLDs lately-- I got one back on Christmas Day, will that be included in next week's round up?
monstroooo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, sorry we missed you! :ashamed: Congratulations :D

You can bet your last Rolo that we'll feature it next week :)
projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:meow: Thankies.
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:la: I always enjoy these round-ups! :heart:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
:reading: ... :heart:
emilyericson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! This is a great collection.
PursuingTheCerberus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Writer
ahh! I've just finished leaving you a comment letting you know of the feature, seems you already do!!! Congrats again!
DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Woo Write-Offs! :la: I have indeed been missing those.
monstroooo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me too! We're hoping to get another one arranged for the end of the month :)
DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
Jeez...thanks for "Daedalus Falls" AND "The Last Song" (in DLD shout-outs.)

Will take the time to look over the others.

Wow...there's a LOT of DLD's this time around, isn't there?
BrokenTales Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
That's three or four weeks worth of DDs and DLDs, but it's still a good show from our members to draw in so many. :)
DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
Indeed it is!
TeknicolorTiger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow! Thank you so much for featuring me. I'm honored! And also thank you very much for the nice comment. :)
Canis44 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thanks for showcasing my work in the round-up. :D
Magnius159 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats, guys!
monstroooo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations everyone! And thanks to the admins who have been keeping an eye on the gallery over the festive break :love:
TheMoorMaiden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A great round-up! And congratulations to everyone who received a DD or DLD. :D
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