Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Group Info Group Founded 11 Years ago Statistics 1,918 Members
206,650 Pageviews2,400 Watchers

Group Info

Writers-Workshop is a literature community group that enocurages writers to explore their writing through a workshop enviroment.

Our team facilitate each writing workshop for you, working behind the scenes to ensure the workshop runs smoothly.
Group
Founded 11 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Literature

1,918 Members
2,400 Watchers
206,650 Pageviews
Daily Pageviews

Admins

WW Founder


:iconbeccajs:

WW Staff


:icondoughboycafe::iconthemaideninblack:

Deviants

Random from Featured

deviantART Guidance Map by OneFreeInternet deviantART Guidance Map :icononefreeinternet:OneFreeInternet 1,477 369
Literature
The Grammar Gangsters
Beware the grammar gangsters!
The mafia of the literary underworld.
They saunter into stanzas,
Weapons concealed
Under their trench coats
Or in violin cases.
They can make you talk,
"With just a few well-placed speech marks,"
Leave you shouting! Where you should have whispered!
And pulp your bold statements into quavering questions?
They can, pepper, your, phrases with, commas,
Or bring your piece to a dead.
Full.
Stop.
They'll trap you (between brackets)
As you - dash - to the exit.
Then: punch a blunted colon
Into the gut of your text
Or worse;
Force-feed you a poisonous semicolon,
Then hack/slash your work to shreds.
The grammar gangsters
Never leave survivors.
Readers discover the victims
In the back alleys of the library,
Bloodstained,
Left unfinished,
In a tommy-gun ellipsis...
:iconCyberPhantom:CyberPhantom
:iconcyberphantom:CyberPhantom 682 506
Literature
Punctuating Poetry Part Two
Shifting Gears
The great thing about punctuation is that there is rarely one single, correct, perfect way to punctuate a poem.  Given to a number of different poets, a poem could be punctuated and re-punctuated in as many different ways.  
So let's take a breather from so many rules and look at Leave the Door Open, by KrystalIce:
Crash!
=Thud=
~~Twang~~
*Shatter*
+BOOM+
Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duht
^Pink^
,
^Pink^
,
^Pink^
,
&Clatter&
rollrollroll@
(Ri-i-i-i-i-i---ng)
.STOP.
“…”
“Damn; I should've left the door open.”
At first glance, this could make a grammarian twitch!  It's just a jumble of symbols and shapes and - hey, take a deep breath.  Come back down from Oxford and pay attention.
This poem is an example of using punctuation, not just to punctuate ideas but to illustrate
:iconLaMonaca:LaMonaca
:iconlamonaca:LaMonaca 33 8
Literature
Punctuating Poetry Part One
Some people believe poetry shouldn't be punctuated and others are still taught to put a comma after every new line. So where is the balance? What does one - especially one new or growing in poetry - do? Well, that's simple: a poet must punctuate with purpose!
In order to punctuate with purpose, however, a poet must understand two things: what she wants to achieve with the poem and what a piece of punctuation can achieve in a poem. This means a poet must understand more than the common rules of punctuation; she must know the effect that certain punctuation points can have on a reader or in a text.
This overview tackles punctuation in poetry from a practical standpoint, but it's important to note that while there are "rules" for punctuation, and while there are even some "rules" for poetry, there are no set-in-stone conventional rules for punctuation in poetry.  There are schools of thought, and linguistic philosophy runs amuck, but there is nothing definit
:iconLaMonaca:LaMonaca
:iconlamonaca:LaMonaca 212 56
Literature
Punctuating Dialogue: A Guide
Standard Punctuation: Dialogue
Sometimes we read dialogue so often, punctuated in so many different ways, that we either forget what we've learned (if that was anything memorable to begin with) or we rely on instinct to guide us.  A common example of this can be seen in the opening dialogue of darksouldream's piece, Bobby:
‘No,’ replied Cindy `I think his sister Becky is staying with her, but she keeps muttering about parents out living children. The doctors been keeping her pretty sedated.’
Most Americans will cringe at this.  Why?  Well, double quotation marks are the more acceptable usage (the "traditional convention") in American Standard English.  However, in British Standard English, both the double quotation mark and single quotation mark are used.  What's the rule?  Stylis
:iconWordCount:WordCount
:iconwordcount:WordCount 382 156

Random from Featured

Literature
The Grammar Gangsters
Beware the grammar gangsters!
The mafia of the literary underworld.
They saunter into stanzas,
Weapons concealed
Under their trench coats
Or in violin cases.
They can make you talk,
"With just a few well-placed speech marks,"
Leave you shouting! Where you should have whispered!
And pulp your bold statements into quavering questions?
They can, pepper, your, phrases with, commas,
Or bring your piece to a dead.
Full.
Stop.
They'll trap you (between brackets)
As you - dash - to the exit.
Then: punch a blunted colon
Into the gut of your text
Or worse;
Force-feed you a poisonous semicolon,
Then hack/slash your work to shreds.
The grammar gangsters
Never leave survivors.
Readers discover the victims
In the back alleys of the library,
Bloodstained,
Left unfinished,
In a tommy-gun ellipsis...
:iconCyberPhantom:CyberPhantom
:iconcyberphantom:CyberPhantom 682 506
Literature
Punctuating Poetry Part Two
Shifting Gears
The great thing about punctuation is that there is rarely one single, correct, perfect way to punctuate a poem.  Given to a number of different poets, a poem could be punctuated and re-punctuated in as many different ways.  
So let's take a breather from so many rules and look at Leave the Door Open, by KrystalIce:
Crash!
=Thud=
~~Twang~~
*Shatter*
+BOOM+
Duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duht
^Pink^
,
^Pink^
,
^Pink^
,
&Clatter&
rollrollroll@
(Ri-i-i-i-i-i---ng)
.STOP.
“…”
“Damn; I should've left the door open.”
At first glance, this could make a grammarian twitch!  It's just a jumble of symbols and shapes and - hey, take a deep breath.  Come back down from Oxford and pay attention.
This poem is an example of using punctuation, not just to punctuate ideas but to illustrate
:iconLaMonaca:LaMonaca
:iconlamonaca:LaMonaca 33 8
Literature
Punctuating Poetry Part One
Some people believe poetry shouldn't be punctuated and others are still taught to put a comma after every new line. So where is the balance? What does one - especially one new or growing in poetry - do? Well, that's simple: a poet must punctuate with purpose!
In order to punctuate with purpose, however, a poet must understand two things: what she wants to achieve with the poem and what a piece of punctuation can achieve in a poem. This means a poet must understand more than the common rules of punctuation; she must know the effect that certain punctuation points can have on a reader or in a text.
This overview tackles punctuation in poetry from a practical standpoint, but it's important to note that while there are "rules" for punctuation, and while there are even some "rules" for poetry, there are no set-in-stone conventional rules for punctuation in poetry.  There are schools of thought, and linguistic philosophy runs amuck, but there is nothing definit
:iconLaMonaca:LaMonaca
:iconlamonaca:LaMonaca 212 56
Literature
Punctuating Dialogue: A Guide
Standard Punctuation: Dialogue
Sometimes we read dialogue so often, punctuated in so many different ways, that we either forget what we've learned (if that was anything memorable to begin with) or we rely on instinct to guide us.  A common example of this can be seen in the opening dialogue of darksouldream's piece, Bobby:
‘No,’ replied Cindy `I think his sister Becky is staying with her, but she keeps muttering about parents out living children. The doctors been keeping her pretty sedated.’
Most Americans will cringe at this.  Why?  Well, double quotation marks are the more acceptable usage (the "traditional convention") in American Standard English.  However, in British Standard English, both the double quotation mark and single quotation mark are used.  What's the rule?  Stylis
:iconWordCount:WordCount
:iconwordcount:WordCount 382 156

Affiliates

Our affiliates are original literature based groups that are not just decent groups, but potential resources that can benefit our members' writing experience.

If you run a group and would like to affiliate with us, please send in your request with a short explanation of what your group is and why you would like to affiliate :D
:iconelocutionists: Elocutionists Artists of the Spoken Word :iconwordsmiths-guild: Wordsmiths-Guild The Word Forge :iconapocalypse-writing: Apocalypse-writing How will you survive? :iconadopt-a-writer: Adopt-A-Writer You know you want to. :iconwordspill-central: Wordspill-Central An exercise in motivation :iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations Bleed and Breed Art :iconcrliterature: CRLiterature CR Hub for the Lit Community! :iconthewrittenrevolution: theWrittenRevolution The words are the spark. :iconsuturehq: SutureHQ Stitching 'em up since 2003 :iconexpose-lit: Expose-Lit a lifeline in the lit labyrinth :iconcritique-it: Critique-It dA's Quality Critique Club :iconrealm-of-fantasy: Realm-of-Fantasy Fantasy and Sci-fi Art Gallery :iconword-smiths: Word-Smiths :iconthewritersmeow: TheWritersMeow Cool Cats Who Write

Welcome!

Welcome to #Writers-Workshop. We're a literature group dedicated to helping our members grow through writing practice, critique and discussion. You can find out more about the group and how our workshops run on the About Us page.

Looking for the rules? You can find out what we expect of our members in the description on the About Us page. You're only likely to incur the wrath of our staff if you disregard the workshop structure (eg. by submitting deviations that aren't for workshops) or otherwise can't be bothered to make an effort. If you're confused about anything, feel free to note the group (or a staff member) and we'll be happy to help.



Supergroup status provided by:

:iconinknalcohol: :iconnichrysalis: :iconbeccajs:

Lets Get Exquisite: The Results!

Tue May 16, 2017, 1:28 PM
Gah, my laptop has been choking and winding me up with poor connection issues, if anyone awesome out there knows how to fix stupid laptops please drop me a line!

Personal gripes aside, guess what-     


WE DID IT! AND WE WERE EPIC!



Callme3 by BeccaJS


Lets see shall we?

Team Burpee

This doesn't mean what you do after drinking too much fizz!

In my pocket was a lie
that burned a hole and clattered down
the artery of a pyromaniac's racing heart
Bleeds cataclysmic tears of her face in the flames
to pool at her feet, where crystaline lilies would grow.
Shivering frail flowers, so shall my inked words flow
Translucent petals, syllables in the moon's cool glow
A taste of eclipse on the skin of a mouthless dream

Like marmalade too high for two small hands
Sluggish and sticky sweet, those lost summer days.
Melted memories tell tales of what was and could have been
Love, life - happiness! All a gelatinous dream.
And rude quicksilver runs in the sockets of skulls. Dreams are breakable things for a brain.


Team Burpee:. BeccaJS ilyilaice
 Whim-N-Wonder Meterious SRSmith  byronycal Porsheee BlackBowfin dragoeniex  Zara-Arletis Kadreshi kiwi-damnation WinteroftheSoul

Team Push-up

Not just falling and getting up gracefully!

In my pocket was a truth
A truth, barren and bleak, untouched
As words raged, worlds ravaged, enraged
The sun shines on a brand new day
Yesterday is history and seems so far away
But yet night and day keeps ticking our time away
Until we fade into the final sunset
The credits roll. Maybe stay a while to see our names
This is like a trip. To a predestination.
Where my ink stained fingers glide over salted waters.
Ink? A dream of pale-backed squid surfing the ocean floor
All driftwood and butterflies -- they tumble to the shore
All starfish and lullabies in swiftly swirling sand



Team Push-up:
BeccaJS VivaFariy   Arthisa VKA3 Malintra-Shadowmoon Hopebringer18 QuixoticApricot Vocable  bay7sawan WhiskeyDreamer neurotype beeinthebottle


Team Squat

Also known as pushing the earth with your legs!

In my pocket was no truth or lie
Instead it was merely cinnamon and stardust, oak leaves and caterpillars
fragrances mixed with heady appeal, leaving me to slumber under the oak tree
I awaken into my dream flying looking down the green field below interrupted by a stream
But then I screamed mid-flight, For who could withstand such a terrible height?
And if not for the heart shaped trampoline of your love, I might have
Fallen, never to bounce back,
the stink of hot asphalt in your nose.
Abruptly invaded; the stench haunts the senses,
It festers and boils, breaking all defenses.

With silent reverence, the practice of poise perches in perfect stillness. . .
the world released a hitched, uneven sigh in anticipation; the silence deafens
eager ears that yearn to play their part.


Team Squat: BeccaJS 
MagicalJoey  OneWithTheStars maxnort Shirokibo doughboycafe squanpie ArynChris  gridtakno 2pinksink justb Domaex JessaMar


So What Now?


Firstly, I need to share with you that I enjoy doing community events like these. They're a bit of dorky fun, but actually what they really do is bring people together to collaborate and network with writing. I think seeing the end result is the first step in showing what working together could bring and even more where it could go.

Callme2 by BeccaJS



It's up to you what you do now. Some of you could take this as a 3-stanza poem, or 3 individual poems. You might want to take specific lines or images and create a new piece off the back of it. You can play with it even further, maybe clean it up into something else. Maybe ask for one of your comrades to partake in writing partnership with you and create something together?

We'd really like to see where you take this and if you do create something new using this material (or a poem dedicated to the gym!), please share the end-product here!

Thank you everyone for your support and to those who participated! Don't forget to share your thoughts and feedback on the process, experience, or results!

Thank you

BeccaJS 


More Journal Entries

Recent Journal Entries

Got Something to Say?

We'd love to have a discussion about the current workshop in the comments of the workshop blog. (You can usually find that right above this text and it's always linked at the top of the page.) Comments about the group are very welcome in the space below. You can also note the group or a member of staff with your questions and concerns. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconrandomnoob57:
RandomNoob57 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, is this group active? I would like to join!
Reply
:iconwhiskeydreamer:
WhiskeyDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Writer
Are there going to be any workshops soon?  I just found this group and it sounds wonderful, but it doesn't look like you guys have been very active.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconkuronekowarrior101:
KuronekoWarrior101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I hope another event will be coming up soon! 
Reply
:icontia-45:
TIA-45 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015

Hey all,

A friend and I are attempting to start up a new (free!) e-published magazine featuring all kinds of writing arts! We are currently looking for submissions to be featured in the first issue, details can be found here: anaphorablog.wordpress.com/

If you would like a chance to be featured in the first issue, see the link and consider contributing (guidelines for doing so are included on the blog)!

Reply
:iconancusmitis:
Ancusmitis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Writer
May I ask what manner of stories you accept?
Reply
Add a Comment: