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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 11 Years ago
Oct 22, 2006

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Literature

1,952 Members
2,430 Watchers
209,781 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...
:iconCyberPhantom:CyberPhantom
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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 38 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 218 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
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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...
:iconCyberPhantom:CyberPhantom
:iconcyberphantom:CyberPhantom 683 506
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 38 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 218 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 379 156

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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!

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! #3: Ask Me Anything

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 1:59 PM

Greetings all!



Fancy a bit of fun networking?

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As part of one of CRLiterature 's core objectives, throughout this year we have produced this small series of networking journals, mostly to help you find like-minded people in the community, new watchers and new opportunities! This journal is not so different, it's just another opportunity :)

There isn't much hard work involved in this; what you put in you get out of it. We are asking you to make sure you contribute- both my starting your own line of conversation and by answering others. Simple right?

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So what are we asking you to do?



1. Introduce yourself
2. Share a little bit about you- what are you into, why you're on dA etc. (No essays please!)
3. Ask the question "Ask me anything" (if you want to be more specific i.e. "ask me anything about unicorns" then do")
4. Ask other people questions and answer yours!

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The more you get involved yourself, the more fun this will be for everyone! 

Enjoy!


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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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Rosie-Love98 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Student Artist
Hiya, I'm Rosie-Love98, but feel free to call me "Rosie. Anyway, I'm on this cite because I want to share my work with others and it could maybe "train" me to be a better artist/writer. That, and I want to make friends that have similar interest to mine. It can be lonely and frustrating trying to explain your favorite films/shows to people who don't know what you're talking about. Speaking of which, I'm found of writing fanfiction, old music ranging from the 1920's-current, and movies such as "Labyrinth". I also have an interest in mascots (it's a long story). Anyway, what questions do you all have for me?
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tomson235 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
So I just joined this group I am hoping it is as active as it seems. I won't lie I am looking for more watchers but also an active group where maybe I can make some new contacts.
-Tom
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RandomNoob57 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, is this group active? I would like to join!
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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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