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Daily Literature Deviations for October 18th, 2012
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 17th, 2012
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Photography Troubleshooting:How to Photograph Food
Many of us lament about a lack of subjects to Photograph - and almost just as many of us create something on a daily basis that with a bit of presentation, can look like a masterpiece. Food is one of the most accessible Photographic subjects and if you've no idea where to start, hopefully this article will give you a few pointers. Firstly, you don't need an expensive D-SLR in order to capture some of the food masterpieces you see around.

By PaSt1978
The above was taken with a Sony Cybershot which is a good quality point and shoot camera. As you can see, the focus is crisp, the quality is good and the lighting is adequate. It works well - and it's easy enough to achieve whether you have a D-SLR or something smaller.
:bulletblack: Before you start cooking - get prepared. It's the simplest easiest thing to say and you'll likely roll your eyes at such a mundane instruction but there have been many times when I've found mysel
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 16th, 2012
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Get a Jump on NaNoWriMo 2012: PreWriting Prowess!
I've talked a lot about prewriting.  But prewriting is kind of vague, especially for someone who is either new to noveling/writing, or even for a seasoned writer who just has never tried prewriting.  Or, you know, I bet there are plenty of folks out there who prewrite and just don't call it that.  But I thought today I'd share my prewriting process, starting back on September 8, 2012, at 12:30 am, when I began planning my novel for NaNoWriMo 2012.
OK, I'll admit it, I spent way too much time at Target picking up a pile of notebooks while poor Boyfriend waited in the cafe, and then I came home and agonized over which one to pick.  But then I came home and I wrote the working title on the cover.  Et voila!

THE notebook for my NaNo 12 pro
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 15th, 2012
                                                                                                                      
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30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XII
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Below you will find a new assortment of various writers on DeviantART who are worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous works that I enjoy and hope that you will too. And, if there is a writer that may not be listed in this edition, you may wish to read <a wytiwyg="1" href="http://ladylincoln.deviantart.com/journal/30-Writers-You-Should-Discover-Volume-V-253955140">
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Love dA Lit: Issue 98
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Welcome to the ninety-eighth issue of Love dA Lit! :happybounce: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 14th, 2012
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Write and Revise Part 2
To Revise
This portion of the contest is open to anyone who is not judging. It is best f you have already submitted something to revise in the first part, but if not you can note =VertigoArt  with the piece and he will determine whether or not you may participate  with that piece. Ideally the piece you are revising is a free write that you are taking from conception to perfection, but any piece that is  not polished fully will do.
The winner of the first portion of this contest will be on even ground with everyone else in this portion.
:star: The deadline for entries is December 7, 2012 :star:

Rules
  Entries must include a link to this contest article in the artist's comment.
  Entries must include a t
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The Saturday Spotlight for October 13th, 2012
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Saturday Spotlight for October 13th, 2012
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You Don't Deserve a DD
You might deserve a Nobel Prize (pluripotent stem cells omg).
You might deserve an Olympic gold medal.
But you're never, ever going to deserve a Daily Deviation.
neuropls what is this.
Dudes, a DD is a feature, not an award. There's no objective standard that goes 'here you deserve a big prize now.' Hell, it's not even about the artist being a talented young newbie or a curmudgeonly old fart.
It's about the art.
It's about bringing underexposed art to the forefront for a whole day—yeah, as far as features go this one is probably a bigger deal than being in a journal only twenty people click on, but at the end of the day it's still a feature. Nothing wrong with getting excited over it (or peeing yourself or wondering whom you managed to piss off), but it's not exactly resume material.
So now that we've gotten that out of the way…. There's the occasiona
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 11th, 2012
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Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 2
In my last journal, we discussed the best ways to prepare for NaNo and included a couple tips on how to make that writing go a little faster and smoother.  Well, now it's time to discuss how to NOT fail at NaNoWriMo.  Because just as there are some really grand ideas on how to prepare yourself and keep yourself on task during the month, there are also going to be those times of self doubt and using excuses to not write.  For NaNo, any of those excuses are completely unacceptable [well, except for life threatening excuses - those are allowed].
So once again, I reached out to the Lit Community to find out exactly why other deviants failed at NaNo, or what they found to NOT work for them and compiled it all together in a pretty little list like last time.
What Not to Do
:bulletpurple: Don't get sucked in Wikipedia, TVtropes or any other sites like that.  In fact turn off your WiFi so the internet isn't a distraction.  All your research
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Chat Event: Campfire Ghost Story

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Halloween is creeping closer and that means everyone is busy getting spooky with it and telling scary stories! :dummy: As Love dA Lit is turning 100 and since I really can't do just one thing, I am hosting a chat event so you can write your scariest ghost story or poem and share it with me!
A prompt will be provided and you have ten minutes to write a poem or flash-fiction piece based on that prompt.
There will be at least three rounds of writing. [Maybe more if I can gather additional prizes.]
I will be giving away points to some of the best and/or most creative pieces! :eager:
In order to be eligible for points you must post your piece in Sta.sh or your deviantart gallery, basically someplace where we can read it!
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Daily Literature Deviations for October 10th, 2012
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Also, hi, I love you all, and I'm getting married in nine days. Baby's all grown up. ;)
Very, very briefly returning from the dead to post this awesome contest being held by Scholastic's Graphix imprint. Enter and you could be one of five people to have your original graphic novel published! $15,000 advance doesn't hurt, either. :)

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My name is Kate, and I'm a writer.

I'm a native New Yorker, but I moved to Washington, DC, and got a BA in English and Creative Writing from The George Washington University in 2013. I now live and work full-time as an editor in Arlington, VA. In between fixing people's grammar, I write short stories.

I have a lot of varied experience in being published and working in publishing, so if you have any questions about how to get published or how to work in the industry, feel free to send me a note!
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I'm mostly not here these days, but I haven't forgotten about the annual holiday card exchange. :)

Drop me a note with your address if you'd like to exchange cards with me! I'll be checking my messages for the next two weeks to see. In the past, I've sent cards to LadyLincoln, Nichrysalis, HugQueen, and julietcaesar, but I always love sending out more mail!

All's well on my end. Lots of traveling, which is unusual for me, but it's been fun -- Philadelphia for a conference a few weeks ago, and Salem, MA, for Thanksgiving with my fiance's extended family.

I've also bought my wedding dress! So if you want to see, let me know and I'll figure out a way to send pictures without my fiance stumbling upon them. :)

I'm probably off to explode my inbox, so if there's anything I've missed in your life that you'd like me to know about (read: I want to know everything, if I haven't been keeping up with you in other ways!), let me know!

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