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:iconthe-poetry-cafe: has a 100 theme challenge on their front page.

Dirty Haiku Silly Generator Worth a :giggle: and maybe a little inspiration. Site seems to not be actively running.

:iconsixwordstories: <-This group is always running with prompts and ideas for something short to write.

:iconthe-haiku-club: & :iconhaiku-writers: <- Two great groups to watch if you're getting serious about Haiku writing. A great place to submit any haiku you write for this project that you are particularly proud of (but don't share them all! We want some new poetry to read come 2014 when we all swap!)

:icon100themewriters: <- Not a super active group, BUT, several members have put up their "100 theme" lists so there are plenty of little ideas to sort through.

Per The Wiki Master - Fragments
Literary fragments may comprise[1]:
works inadvertently left unfinished or never completed by their authors
surviving extracts of larger works subsequently lost as wholes
works deliberately constructed as fragmentary pieces
The deliberately undeveloped literary fragment played an especially important role in literary Romanticism. German literature of the Romantic period has left many such fragments. In English literature, note Coleridge's unfinished (but published as a fragment in 1816) "Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment" .

Join a Word War! Word WarsWord Wars Chat Tour |  Word Wars | Chat Tour Schedule
What is a Word War?
It's a friendly competition to see who can write the most in a set period of time. This can be over the course of a month with daily interval updates, or over the course of a few minutes with instant results.
In a chatroom setting the game is fast paced fun with the timer set to a few minutes and participants compete in several rounds. Speed writing is key!
This is the standard way the Chat Tour hosts a Word War. If you are hosting your own Word War game you can modify these rules and timers for your own purpose, but be sure to inform all participants of the variations before you start!
Step by Step Instructions:
1. The host will tell everyone to prepare for the round, and allow a minute or two for participants to open their word proc

Creative Writing Now A great external link (which was featured on Oprah, no joke) of prompts.

:iconprojectdfc: and :iconformfindsfunction: both have great resources on forms (and new structures you can try out!)
DFC 2012 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

One Word a great website which prompts you with a word and gives you 60 seconds to write about it. Suggested by :icondawn181:

"If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." ― Ray Bradbury









Literature Basics

    Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just. can't. write?

    You're not alone. Many other writers have been in the same situation, left frustrated and exhausted trying to get through this. But what can you do about it?

What is Writer's Block?

    According to wikipedia 
"Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce work for years.

Steps to Overcoming Writers Block

  1. Quit. At least for now, take a step back and breathe. The more you struggle the more worked up you become and the worse the block seems to get. Before anything else, give your mind a break for a bit and come back. Sometimes that's all you even need to do. Remember, your mind, just like your body needs rest.
  2. Disconnect & Organize. Clean up your writing space, close the tabs on your computer, turn off your phone and wi-fi. Get your area set so you can focus on your writing without clutter and distraction so you can keep your focus solely on writing.
  3. Try Something New. I understand you're on the 15th chapter of that novel you dream to publish, but since any writing you may be getting out really isn't that good, set it on the back burner and try something new. A different story, genre, style, theme... just do something new and different.
  4. Explore. A lot of people have their "writing spot", where they're comfortable and have the peace to get things done. Since that's not working for you right now, it's time to change your surroundings; take a notebook and go somewhere else. Explore the world around you for inspiration; Go for a walk, to the park, the coffee house, the bookstore, go to mars. Go somewhere, anywhere.
  5. Plot Away. So the story your writing isn't working out, but you've got ideas bouncing around in your head like it's an intense game of pingpong. Write them down and outline the story. Get an idea of what you want in it, how you want it to go, etc. and get it all down. Sometimes once you look at it all on paper the ideas just start flowing like an avalanche again.
  6. Prompts. And you thought I forgot this one? Prompts are a hit or miss. Some people snap out of writer's block with prompts, workshops and such, some people don't. You'll never know until you try. There's plenty of prompts on dA alone, then you have the entire internet as well. Give them a shot and see what happens.
  7. Just do it. Just write, even if it's complete and utter s#!*, write it anyways. Get your mind flowing, ideas rushing and sometimes that's enough to snap yourself out of it. Free writing can help jog your mind, creativity and kick this block in the face.

How Writer's Block Can Actually Help You

    While you may be looking at this as the end of writing, wondering if you'll even be able to produce a shopping list this week - sometimes it can help. Overcoming writers block by breaking your routine can help challenge you and bring your focus to other points and areas of literature. 
    If you experiment, try new things and change your surroundings; you may find yourself adding to and/or improving your style.
    One of the main ways to prevent writer's block is to have a routine or schedule. For example "write every morning for 15 minutes" or "go somewhere on Tuesdays and Thursdays to write". By putting this forth to reduce/eliminate writer's block, you're also disciplining and training yourself to be a better writer.

Reader Questions

  • Have you ever suffered from writer's block? If so, how did you over come it?
  • Do you have a "system" or "plan" on how to prevent and/or overcome writer's block?
  • Have you ever noticed anything specific that leads to your writer's block?

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DarkestDawns Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can I submit things I wrote before I joined the group?

If I can, where would I submit the piece?
vespera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Each month we open a folder specific to that month for new writing only. Hopefully you'll participate in trying to write daily! :)
darkskiesangel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, everyone, just wanted to stop by to say I can't do this anymore! School ended but summer school began and there is a ton of drama in my life. I really wanted to see this 'tiil the end of the year, but apparently not. I hope to stop by again next year, and good luck to all of you, I hope you can continue your awesomeness!
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Writer
Thanks for dropping a line :)

Know that you can always pick up were you left off later this year - it is the aim to write every day, but there is no rule for stopping for a while and coming back again (:
There are also many who only discover this project half-way through the year, and start from there.

Good luck with you busy life for now - hopefully we'll see you back again :heart:
darkskiesangel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I'll try and start again when everything settles down.
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Writer
Sounds like a lovely plan :heart:
vespera Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck to you, too!  :hug:
darkskiesangel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
Medoriko Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Writer
I've been seeing this group around for the longest...but I have no idea how it works :lmao: :paranoid: 
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Writer
Glory Be at it's purest origin, simply means you take a journal (digital or real) and you just try to write every single day.
Of all the pieces or snippets that you write, you can (but are not obliged to!) upload two per week to this group and at the end of the year you get the option to swap works with other Glory Be members, that can become collab's, pieces you'd like critiqued, or whatever else you'd fancy :)
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