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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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Founded 10 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Literature

1,905 Members
2,400 Watchers
204,079 Pageviews
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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 211 55
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 384 156

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

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.



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Network yourself #1!

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 1:22 PM
Greetings!

We keep hearing people asking for help in networking and are trying to devise ways and means to optimise the community to help!

Friends3 by BeccaJS



The objective of this journal is for you to share with everyone what you are looking for and share what you know too.

:bulletblue: Be honest- if you're just looking for new watchers- say so!
:bulletblue: Make sure to state if you're looking for something more niche, such as people who like a particular fandom, or experts in forms of poetry.
:bulletblue: Maybe you want a writing partner or suggestions for a particular group? 
:bulletblue:  Then you can answer other requests! Share your knowledge, tag some people you think could help and share the love! Simple right?

Example:


Person A posts: "Hi I am Bob and I love pies, people and piranas! I am looking for people who are interested in science fiction writing"
Person B replies: "Oh I know SRSmith, he is an excellent Sci fi writer, you should watch him"
Person A replies: "Oh thank you person B, I shall watch him"
Person C replies: "I am also interested in scifi writing, I'll add you to my watch"
Person D replies: "OMG I love piranas too, totally watching you now"
Person E replied: "I have a useful resource on scifi writing, here is a link"
Person A: "Thanks all!"

So what are you waiting for? Introduce yourself and share what it is you want! Then make sure you return the favour and reply to others!

If this works, we will do this regularly! 

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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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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.
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KuronekoWarrior101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I hope another event will be coming up soon! 
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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)!

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Ancusmitis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Writer
May I ask what manner of stories you accept?
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tigerbar Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
I am depressed.
I need validation.


I want miracles.
Can I expect them?
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