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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.

We Are Resurrecting!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:38 PM


Hello all 

Following our previous journal on our zombifiction revival, I am pleased to say it is crazy enough to have a go! I don’t expect every one of our 1500 members to get involved, but even if there is a handful each time getting some good out of this, then that’s one handful getting a better attack on their writing and understanding their niches. These groups hold a great opportunity to explore and stretch even the more experienced writers, and I believe that’s what made this group so good to begin with.

The Plan Batman

So here is my plan. 

In May, we will hold a new workshop. The entire workshop will be encapsulated in one month: 2 weeks to write, 2 weeks to workshop.

Week 1, Day 1: Workshop brief is launched and you have 2 weeks to submit. The standard to what you submit can be anything from a rough draft to something you have worked on, it doesn't even have to be complete yet. (Please ensure you put it in stash or scraps if it is a WIP)

Week 3, day 1: Submissions are posted for critique and review

Week 4, end: At the end of the week, Workshop host to summarise results, pick a few pieces that stand out

End: We all celebrate with a glass or three.

 The intention would be to have these run from the first Saturday of each month.

So what workshops are we doing?

All sorts. The idea is to vary what we do; covering different forms and styles and concepts. We want to look at habits and behaviours; things you don’t always consider as a writer first off. We also may use real examples, such as submission briefs in zines or contests going off elsewhere (maybe even some dA contests you can genuinely enter). We want to stretch you!

But I never get any feedback!

Urgh, critique. That thing we all want but rarely give ourselves. Critique isn't free; you can’t just throw up a deviation, go have a cup of tea and watch the responses come in. You have to work for it. There are PLENTY of opportunities to ask for critique including: Chat events, Critique groups, Critique forum thread, Helpful people who offer it in journals (networking!), asking people who you think would help you (and ask nicely!). We would expect anyone who submits in a workshop to actually participate in giving feedback to others in the workshop- that’s kind of the point. Plus it is AMAZING how much you can learn about your own work by looking at someone else’s- so it is ideally a win-win situation! /end rant


In this workshop environment, we do ask if people are participating, they at least offer feedback to one other piece in the group. If there needs to be an incentive to encourage this, thoughts are welcome.

So what can I do to help?

Easy help- Give this some encouragement! I'd like to see this journal full of enthusiastic comments or fancy banana drawings.
Medium help- Spread the word! Link this article in your personal journals, polls and groups!
Hard Help- If anyone has a desire to host a future workshop, let me know!
Big scary commitment help- I am looking for some backroom support to help manage this/ bounce ideas off/ plan workshops etc. If you are interested, let me know and we will have a chat.

Easy help is just as appreciated as the big scary! Support and enthusiasm is what keeps a group strong!

Roll on May... I guess I better be getting a workshop together! :woo:

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KaguyaTsukiHime Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
can someone link me to a download for storybook 4?
SarahMyriaCarter Feb 26, 2014  New member Professional Writer
I am the author of the Series Seekers…

And was wondering if I can submit my book covers here
May I submit some of my work for your group? I'd love to be a part of it, you can see some of my work on my page. I cleaned house though and I'm re-uploading ones slowly that I think are worthwhile to keep.
Do you take fanfiction?
StormCat16 May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for affiliating with :iconliterallyunknown:!
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