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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.
Founded 9 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006


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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
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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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CRLiterature Journal Header by inknalcohol

It's July!

That means it's both Camp NaNoWriMo and Flash Fiction Month! Huzzah! I, personally, am hoping to complete a revision on a past NaNo novel. We all have goals, and there are lots of ways to go about achieving them. But when it comes to first drafts with deadlines, there are some things you might want to consider, or remember, or just paste on a wall above your desk. Because it's HARD to keep up. There are totally points at which you want to quit, and points where you have no idea what is supposed to happen next, where you feel like you've run out of ideas. BUT. You signed up for this. And I'm holding you to it!

So. Here you go. Pinky's Top Five Survival Tips for Writing Challenges!

1. First drafts suck. 

AndyTheShowMustGoWrong by PinkyMcCoversong

They suck a lot. All of them. Whether you're Nooby McNoobwriter or Stephen King. So give yourself permission to suck. It's okay. You can fix it later.


RonNeverHalfAssTwoThings by PinkyMcCoversong
That's for later. Your goal right now is to crank out some words. You have limited time, so you'd better use that time to make more words instead of going back and fixing, deleting, rewriting. Revision is ESSENTIAL. But you have to get that first draft finished first.

3. Find some folks to hold you accountable. 

LeslieTextMeEvery30Seconds by PinkyMcCoversong

Right here on dA, there are tons of writers participating in Camp NaNo and FFM. So find some buddies. Check in with each other. Challenge each other. and keep each other accountable for these goals you set at the beginning of the month.

4. If you get stuck, try something outrageous.

DonnaTommySurpriseFace by PinkyMcCoversong

Sometimes when I get stuck writing a first draft, I write in a bear attack or an explosion or something. Maybe you could try a crazy prompt that you thought you'd never even touch, write something out of your wheelhouse, or have someone walk into the room with a gun. Surprise yourself! Be fearless!

5. Treat yo' self!

Treatyoselftommy by PinkyMcCoversong

Or...write now fun later. Set daily goals (like your one FFM piece for the day, or your x amount of words for the day), and play afterward. You could also set up something with yourself like "after I meet my goal, I get to binge watch Netflix things for two hours" or "no ice cream until after I finish this FFM piece!" 

There you go. Now get out there and get writing. Because that's how we do at CRLiterature

AndyBurtMacklin by PinkyMcCoversong

Skin by Dan Leveille
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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!


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tigerbar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Please read my gallery.

I am depressed.

I need validation.

I want to connect. I'm not sure I want to reciprocate. 

I want miracles.

Can I expect them? 
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Writer
Any upcoming workshops in the plans?
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boundless101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artist
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Bishi-bishi Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hi! New member here and I'm at a total lost on what to do hahaha

I don't know where I should post my work and stuff, could somebody please help me xD

And oh, I read in the About Us is that you guys have some sort of theme for every month? What if I didn't write the theme thing but still want to post anyway? Is that allowed :>

Sorry for asking a bunch of questions xD I just want to contribute to this lovely group already hahaha
Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   General Artist
I posted on the DA fourm Writers Block thread and someone sugested I come here. Here is my post from the forum.

'My problem is that I haven't written for a long time due to illness. Any ideas on how I can 'warm up' and sharpen my skills to get back into the swing of things?

Automatic/free writing was a sugestion I've had from one person on DA but I feel like I might need a tiny prompt to sort of push me off the cliff so to speak.'

I feel as if I have, what I call, creative constipation. It's where all my creativity is there, it just won't come out. And it is driving me MAD. And not in a tea-riffic wonderlandiful way either. I could also do with working on my descriptive narrative as I'm not very good at that at all. I've been told my dialouge is good though so I guess at least that's something.... :)

Hope you can help. Mahalo for reading this and taking your time, ect.
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