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Halloween is finally here and dA has lots of fun things going on.  If you haven't yet, make sure you check out all the fun that's happening and join in whenever you can.

Personally, I think the most fun would be deciding to receive a letter from me.  Not really Halloween related, but still fun!

Grim out.

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It's Been A Little While

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 9:23 AM




You know...since I've posted a personal journal and not something for a group.  I've also been a little quiet this week.  My week didn't start out too well.

My baby boy.  My mush.  My shadow.  My monster.  My fatty.  My baba.  My most loyal companion, Loki, went to sleep Monday night and didn't wake up Tuesday morning.  We'd just had him to the vet because he'd been acting oddly and were told that he was on his way out.  So we expected this.  We were just hoping to have a bit more time with him.  Time for more snuggles and nose kisses.  Morning face licks and evening jail breaks.  I will miss the permanent loaner dog more than probably any of my other dogs that are up on the mantle.  He was the dog that I was asked to watch while his mommy and daddy went on vacation.  They never came back for him.  So I just adopted him into the family.  He was the bestest and most loyal family member ever. 

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And if that's not enough, I get a phone call Tuesday afternoon from my brother.  Our dad's in the hospital.  Apparently he had a heart attack or something like that.  I know I should feel something here, but I don't.  And that kinda bothers me.  So much so I actually called in an emergency appointment with the shrink to try and get my head straight. 

For those of you not in the loop, my dad and I aren't close.  We never will be.  But I still have this thing inside me that tells me I should do something here.  He's passed messages along that he'd like me to visit, but I haven't yet.  Oddly, I'm not sure I'll regret not going if he ends up dying.  How horrible is that?

So if I'm a little quiet over the next couple days or week, it's just because I've got a lot going on and I'm trying to make peace in my head (which is never an easy thing to do, even under the best circumstances).

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Grim out.

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the softness of cotton against inked flesh.
a finger trailing delicate details; intricate designs
shivering skin with a trembling hiccup
eyes meet and smiles spread.
a single thought travels between two minds
words unspoken; unneeded because hearts are open

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It's Been A Little While

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 9:23 AM




You know...since I've posted a personal journal and not something for a group.  I've also been a little quiet this week.  My week didn't start out too well.

My baby boy.  My mush.  My shadow.  My monster.  My fatty.  My baba.  My most loyal companion, Loki, went to sleep Monday night and didn't wake up Tuesday morning.  We'd just had him to the vet because he'd been acting oddly and were told that he was on his way out.  So we expected this.  We were just hoping to have a bit more time with him.  Time for more snuggles and nose kisses.  Morning face licks and evening jail breaks.  I will miss the permanent loaner dog more than probably any of my other dogs that are up on the mantle.  He was the dog that I was asked to watch while his mommy and daddy went on vacation.  They never came back for him.  So I just adopted him into the family.  He was the bestest and most loyal family member ever. 

Loki by GrimFace242

And if that's not enough, I get a phone call Tuesday afternoon from my brother.  Our dad's in the hospital.  Apparently he had a heart attack or something like that.  I know I should feel something here, but I don't.  And that kinda bothers me.  So much so I actually called in an emergency appointment with the shrink to try and get my head straight. 

For those of you not in the loop, my dad and I aren't close.  We never will be.  But I still have this thing inside me that tells me I should do something here.  He's passed messages along that he'd like me to visit, but I haven't yet.  Oddly, I'm not sure I'll regret not going if he ends up dying.  How horrible is that?

So if I'm a little quiet over the next couple days or week, it's just because I've got a lot going on and I'm trying to make peace in my head (which is never an easy thing to do, even under the best circumstances).

:heart:

Grim out.

:salute:


#FocusOnLit FAQs

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 9:09 AM
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How often do I need to post new work?
Gallery folders are set to allow one submission per week.  That gives everyone on a team sufficient time to read and leave feedback as well as create another chapter of their own story.

Do you accept poetry?  What about short stories and flash fiction?
No.  We only accept novel chapters from deviants that have been assigned a team.  We will not at any time allow poetry, shorts or flash fiction into the Gallery.  We're a strictly long prose group.

Is Fan Fiction allowed?
No.  Due to the vast amount of fandoms, it would be impossible to put teams together in a timely manner. 

What is a Team Leader responsible for?
Team Leaders will be the representative for the team to the admin here at FocusOnLit.  They will help motivate their team to write and leave feedback.  If there are any problems within a group, the Team Leader will bring that to the admin and steps will be taken to fix any problems. 

Which genres do you accept?
We accept all genres.  Some have been consolidated in order to create teams of similar genres without having deviants wait months.

What if I go on vacation or take a hiatus from dA?
If you're going to be away on vacation, we suggest that you inform your teammates and especially your Team Leader.  A friendly note just saying when you're leaving and when you'll be back is all it takes.  If you're taking a hiatus from dA, we ask that you contact both your teammates as well as admin so that your open spot can be filled as quickly as possible.

How do I write my blurb? 
Your blurb needs to contain a few key pieces of information.  You want to summarize your story but not give away all the details.  Think book jacket back.  That's what we're expecting.  You'll also need to add a list of characters.  This list should include your protagonist, antagonist and any major supporting characters that will be present during most of the story.  Please also list your genre in your blurb since all blurbs will be in the Featured Gallery Folder.

Why is a blurb mandatory?
It helps admin put you into a team with other deviants that are writing works similar to yours.  Once you're teamed up, your teammates will read your blurb to get them started on your story.

How long before I'm matched with a team?
Time frame varies.  When your membership is accepted and note is received, we'll try our best to give you an idea of how long it will take til we have a team for you.

How am I supposed to give good feedback if my teammates are more advanced than me?
Your experience level doesn't matter when it comes to feedback.  Even the most novice writer is able to point out details that are often overlooked by seasoned writers.  Never feel intimidated when you're leaving feedback.  Just be sure to make sure it's CONSTRUCTIVE. 

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FocusOnLit - What is it?

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 9:08 AM
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Simply put, FocusOnLit is a group that caters to chaptered prose writers.  If you're a poet or only write short prose, this isn't the group for you.  But for those of you that write novels, you'll want to keep reading because we're probably exactly what you've been looking for.

The concept of FocusOnLit is basically taking a real world crit group and putting it on the internet.  We're not beta readers, mentors or professionals (well, maybe some of us are).  We're friends that read each others' work and give feedback.

How does it work?


FocusOnLit admin will create teams of varying sizes (3-4 at most) based on genre.  Once a team is created, all team members will be sent a note with instructions on how, when and where to submit their deviations for feedback.  The first chapter and blurbs will be requested by FocusOnLit admin into our gallery.  In order to submit further chapters, team members will need to include links to their feedback on their teammates' deviations.

For example, we setup a team of three writers in the romance genre.  Each member will receive their note with directions for submitting.  The Team Leader will receive a request from the group to join the admin team.  The admin team will also request all three blurbs into our Blurb gallery folder and the first chapters into the team's gallery folder.  Team members must read the blurbs and first chapters, commenting on both.  Then when ready to send in their second chapters, they'll need to provide a link to the comment with their feedback.  This way we're ensuring that everyone is holding up their end of the deal.

I'm interested.  What's the next step?


Well, you'll need to send in a Join Request.  FocusOnLit admin will approve your request as soon as we receive a note from you with the following:
  • Genre of the story. Pretty self explanatory. We want to match you up with other deviants in the same genre.
  • Thumbcodes for the first three chapters/scenes.  This is to make sure that you're serious about feedback and hopefully won't flake after the first month.
  • A blurb for your story. Needs to include a brief summary of your story (think back of book paragraph to hook the reader), cast of characters and your genre should be listed here as well. This should be submitted as a deviation so it can later be included in the group gallery.
  • Your interest in being a team leader.  Team leaders will help FocusOnLit admin motivate everyone and be promoted to a Contributor at the group.  It's okay to say no here.
After you're accepted into the group, you've made it half way because now we have to wait until we have enough people in the same genre to create a team.  Waiting periods will vary. 

I've got a team.  Now what?


It's time to start giving feedback.  Obviously reading your teammates' blurbs is the best place to start.  They'll introduce you to the story you'll be reading, as well as the characters you'll be reading about.  Make sure to leave a comment here.  Next is to leave feedback on those first chapters in your Team Folder.

What does FocusOnLit consider feedback?

We understand that not everyone has time to sit down and do full in depth critiques.  Real Life tends to get in the way of doing that.  So instead, what we require is a comment that tells something the writer did very well and something that they could improve on.  Comments of "Well done!" and "I love this" will not be counted as feedback and will hold up your deviations from being accepted.

That's basically the whole process in a not so small nutshell.  If you still have questions, I suggest you read the FAQs.  And if you still have questions after that, note the group and we'll respond as promptly as possible.

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thorns Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
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GrimFace242 Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Writer
You realize that I've saved this because it's awesome.
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thorns Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Writer
:lmao: It took way longer than it should have.

And no one even sent me info. :no: It was terrible.
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GrimFace242 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago   Writer
Maybe you didn't advertise it enough.  Totally coulda used the opportunity to spam me.
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TheTerrorOfTheDeep Featured By Owner 3 days ago
hey. hey you.
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