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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.
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Until Apr 22, 2015

Founded 8 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006


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Countdown to Writers Workshop 2014 will begin in...

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Saturday, May 3rd @ 1:00am

LETS GET IT ON! :eager:


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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.

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Ye Pirate Tales (Talk Like a Pirate Day!)

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 3:37 PM
“His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main. By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people almost as much as the crimes that he described."

:new: 1 week left, don't forget to send me a note with your entry!

Entries are starting to come in now and will be stored in the contest folder for all to see! Can't wait to see the entries roll in!


Behold me literary feather-bearers, how fair ye in on a week where we celebrate talking like yon pirate? It's time we took the celebrations to a new level and test ye wits in a tourney!

To pit ye writers against each other, we arr asking for your best pirate legend. Give us a tale of mystery, of cunning and wit- be it stupendous or just plain stupid. We're looking for humour and exaggeration, we want intrigue and excitement- do ye think you can do it? Then lets hear ye!

September 19th

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, where people all over the world are encouraged just to do that- speak with the Cornish tones of a pirate. You've all seen enough pirate paraphernalia to know how that goes right?

Make sure you encourage this all over dA, you know you want to :D

The Contest

We're looking for people to create their own pirate legend. Think about the classic tales of captain Blackbeard, Captain Hook, Long John Silver or even the legends of famous ships, places or objects built into the fascinating culture literature has created about pirates- now it's your turn to tell us a tale!


  • Prose only please.

  • Pieces (of literature not of eight) must be no longer than 1600 words.

  • It must be a legend about one thing- be it a person, place, object etc whatever you desire!

  • It can be as outrageous as you like, it can be dark, light-hearted or even ridiculous as long as it's clear when we read it.

  • You can break traditions if you like. The legend can be in any genre but pirates need to feature in some shape or form. You don't need to restrict your pirates to the sea. (That said if you want to stay traditional you're welcome to!)

  • Pieces must be submitted on deviantART as prose (not journals or external sites).
  • Although we've used a bit of the bad cornish pirate in this journal, just be careful if you choose to use this in your piece. Make sure if you insist on doing so you use it correctly and sparingly.

How to submit

You have between now at October 17th to submit your completed piece.

To enter please note Beccalicious with a direct link/thumb to your uploaded deviation.

All entries will be placed in a folder in my favourites


Of course where would there be pirates without booty? So here are the prizes:

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestFirst Prize

:bulletblack: 500 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 500 points from GuinevereToGwen 
:bulletblack: 12 month sub from SRSmith 

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestSecond Prize

:bulletblack: 200 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 400 points from xlntwtch 
:bulletblack: 6 month sub from OfOneSoul 

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestHonourable Mentions (X2- subject to change depending on level of entries and prize pool)

:bulletblack: 2 X 50 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 50 points from @ezradeacon
:bulletblack: 2 X Critiques from CactussKate 
:bulletblack: 3 month sub from CactussKate 

Praevius pirate fantasy chestSpot "taking part" Prizes

:bulletblack: 100 points to be split up randomly by Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 5 X Critiques from OfOneSoul 
:bulletblack: 3 X Critiques from amour-raven 

Features for all from Beccalicious , OfOneSoul, amour-raven 

If you are feeling particularly generous and want to donate to the prize pool, please let Beccalicious know!


I have three very awesome judges supporting me, who will be looking through your stories with much interest! They're all wonderful, experienced people and I genuinely appreciate the fact they're happy to judge this. They are:

High cakelady of the Red Sea neurotype 
Mad Twelfth mate Memnalar 
Notorious scififlash SRSmith 
And me, booty-lucky-Beccalicious (the treasure not my bum!)

The judges criteria will be looking at:

- How intriguing the tale is.
- the completeness of the story.
- the technical quality of your writing (yes including spelling and grammar).
- How the story fits the initial brief of the contest.

Are you in? Give us an ARR!!

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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!

How are we doing with the Metamorphosis Workshop?… 

11 deviants said I intend to write for this, but not quite started yet
11 deviants said Not for me this time, but I will support!
9 deviants said I am in the process of writing... something.
7 deviants said I have only just realised the workshop started... whats the link again?…
5 deviants said First draft is written and I am eager to submit and share :eager:
5 deviants said Holy shit, I totally forgot about this and going to start right away!


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Ivy-Orihara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Everything--Roleplay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for accepting me to the group! :D 
Jesper6 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Finished my metamorphosis story, but I forgot about the May 17th deadline. Can I still submit?
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Writer
OK...I just posted the story.  "Creatures"  And now I'm wondering: Did I do that right?  It's late...I'm muzzy.  In theory it should be aimed at the "Metamorphosis" workshop prompt.
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