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Welcome, writer and potential member! Flying-Fingers is all about showcasing, collaborating, creating and celebrating literature and writing of any kind. All writers are welcome, no matter what you write! We aim to make this group an active, close-knit community of writers who can rely on each other for feedback and support. Feel free to look around, ask questions, and join us!

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Oct 19, 2011


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Welcome to Flying-Fingers!

Welcome to Flying-Fingers! We're so glad to have you here. On this handy widget you'll see quite a few things about membership, rules and guidelines. It is recommended that you read what's written here before joining. Thank you!


A few ground rules about membership-

Writers of all kinds are accepted! We love you all and wish to foster a community of writers who support and help each other.

Sorry, visual artists, but this isn't an artist's group. You may be a visual artist/writer (I am one myself) but please don't submit artwork in here! This group is for literature only.

Some rules about submitting-

:bulletblue: Please submit to the correct FOLDER! We've got a lot of pieces in our gallery, and sifting through them in order to make sure everything is where it needs to be is often an arduous task. Please help us out and make sure you click on the correct gallery folder before submitting.

:bulletorange:No Mature Content! Please, if you want to submit mature content, submit it to another group.

Do not hesitate to note us with any questions, concerns or suggestions!

Now for NEWS!

:bulletblack: know that it says 'Submit Art' on the Welcome Home panel, but if you go to the gallery, in the top-right corner, there will be a button called 'Submit to the Gallery' Which will lead to you to submit entirely new art, but if you click on that small button, there will be another option that says 'Contribute Existing Deviations', which you can use to contribute to the gallery.

:bulletpurple: If you have any comments or questions and wish to contact us for group purposes, you're always free to message the group, message me or contact one of our fabulous admins:

:iconcopper9lives: :iconimperfect-parachute: :iconthebloodyepicpumpkin:

:bulletblack: If you have something you would like to promote (eg. Literary Journals/Magazines, Word Wars and contests, critiquing services, word sprints, anything that our members might be interested in taking part of) you're welcome to send the group a note explaining it and we'll promote it for you!

Thanks for reading! Again, if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact us! We hope you will enjoy your time here at Flying-Fingers! :blowkiss:

Your founder,



Our fabulous admins are responsible for keeping this group up and running! Feel free to contact any one of us with questions/comments/concerns.







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Hello, dearlings! Hi!

copper9lives, here, with the (typically) weekly update... STILL deliberating on the Halloween Contest submissionsHmm. Evil plotting in progress.  We just need our insanely busy admins, sylvedaimperfect-parachute, and TheBloodyEpicPumpkin to weigh in with their votes! (Sorry this is taking so long, folks...) :blushing:

2nd entry for liv's contest GROUP NEWS!

    deviantART Groups We need admins! If you're active and dedicated, and can commit to contributing a few hours a week, please :note: the group, or comment below!
    deviantART Groups We're planning on having a BIG EVENT in December... stay tuned!
    deviantART Groups NaNoWriMo: TheBloodyEpicPumpkin is accepting your Nanowrimo word counts (±excerpts) for a group showcase the first week of December!
    deviantART Groups A gentle reminder: folks, please keep submissions friendly for our much younger members... potentially offensive or ideologically sensitive material MUST be labeled "mature" and be carefully considered. If you need an opinion as to whether or not the work is suitable for the group, please :note: one of the admins — thanks! :heart:
    deviantART Groups ColourTraveller has set up a free prompt request — will write anything you request! See below:
Free Prompt RequestHeyy!! I am setting up free prompt request.
you can request me to write anything relating to your prompt.
The reason I am doing this, is I am going to add all of the request word count toward my goal for NaNoWriMo.
So help your ol fellow deviantarters out! :3
I will mention you as soon I complete the request.
You'll wont regret this!

    deviantART Groups Need a custom literature author tag? I'm offering them for 200:points:, to raise funds for three groups trying to upgrade to supergroup status!
    deviantART Groups I just got exciting news! Cathy of Swann Books (swannbooks)  contacted me about potentially publishing my story, "The Traveler", in a flash fiction anthology called "Flashmob"! While I've published poetry before, this will be my first published story! :happybounce: Thanks for making my month, Cathy!
The TravelerShe blew in on the last day of summer, arriving just as the wind began, clutching an artist’s portfolio and a hatbox. There was wonder and wisdom in her bright blue eyes, softened by time and crow’s-feet, and a perfect maple leaf the color of flame was caught in her unruly red hair… her perfume hinted of woodsmoke and oak tannins and the spice of faraway, foreign ports. I helped her carry her hatbox from the train station, and when she smiled at me, I knew everything was about to change.
We shared a cab to the little seaside town where we were both staying, there on the cusp of the world; it had long been one of my favorite places, my secret getaway. When life became too stagnant, the city sweltering in summer’s re-radiated heat, I spent a few days on the shore, staring out across the limitless horizon and dreaming of shanghaied sailors and full-bellied canvas tugging the great ships to the Orient, groaning hulls full of timber from forests that once seemed inex

2nd entry for liv's contest THEME OF THE WEEK

Last week's theme was CHANCE — here are our wonderful entries!

RecollectionA cool breeze brushes against my cheek
An ocean filled with water nymphs
Tickle my feet
The sun shines warmth to my bones
Other than the crashing of the waves
This silence reminds me I'm alone.
A memory surfaces in my brain
A city from long, long ago
Filled with numerous sidewalks slick from rain
Even in the worst weather
People flooded the streets
Excitement and anger and emotions cluttered together
I use to be apart of that mixture
But then I was offered a chance
To flee when my eyes fixed on her
A chance to taste relief and freedom
A chance that once it was taken
It could never been undone.
So I grabbed her hand and I took a risk
And even to this very day
I say it is the best risk I could ever get.
Everything Nancy Taught MeI met my closest friend
In Lance Higdon’s
Latin I class, August of 2007.
Tapioca Pearls taste better
In taro root smoothies than
They do in Japanese Green Tea.
I hate New York City.
It’s evil and
Vindictive and
Likes to steal away
Peoples’ best friends.
South African dates are terrible.
I finally have an example of
In my day-to-day life
After seeing my classmates
On the cold January morning
Which marked the start of
Spring semester, 2014.
Everyone borrows from the
Pack of cigarettes in my car.
They never realize
I don’t smoke.
Sometimes giving someone space
Is the only necessary apology.
Apologize anyway because
Lee’s Sandwiches© sells the best
French bread and
Vietnamese sandwiches
In Houston. Maybe Texas.
There is a bookstore
In Brooklyn with
Cats and fairy-lights and
A Balcony and I could probably
Special order “The Flowers of Evil”
From them.
Student Life is run by
Collegiate-hating sadists.
62 cran

This week's theme will be:


“The truth has not so much set us free as it has ripped away a carefully constructed façade, leaving us naked to begin again.” 
― Lisa Unger

Be sure to place your interpretations in our Theme of the Week folder, in our Gallery!

2nd entry for liv's contest  AFFILIATE NEWS! New

:iconbeat-the-block: has terrific weekly roundups of literature, contests, and other happenings in the :devart: literature community! They also have weekly prompts!
:iconinklings-nexgen: has a new writing prompt: THANKSGIVING.
:iconshortandsweetpoetry: is a new poetry group just getting started — check them out!
:iconthewrittenrevolution: is a powerhouse of the lit community — and it's feedback-based. If you're looking to improve your writing, check out all of the resources they offer!
:iconliteratureland: is a new group looking for writers — go check them out!
:iconauthors-club: is starting a new experiment with feedback-based submissions — critique for critique.
:iconspotlightwriters: has a new theme of the week: RIVER.
:iconescape-of-a-writer: has a new theme of the week: BACKBITER.
:iconthe-poetry-cafe: is holding a "4K Bragging Rights Challenge" to celebrate reaching 4,000 members. They also have a 100-Theme Challenge.
:iconwrittenexcellence: has a new Theme of the Week: ENJOYMENT.
:iconmacropoetry: is holding a contest — the theme is CATHARSIS. Contest extended until November 30th.
:iconthewritershaven: is holding a supergroup raffle. Tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is SLEEP.
:iconpoetryparadise: announced a new contest for November: THANKFUL FOR.
:iconwriting-to-save: is having a supergroup raffle — great prizes, and tickets are only $1. This week's writing theme is BALANCE.
:iconsecretpoetry: is looking for new admins.
:iconnurturing-narratives: has writing exercises, and is looking for members to write tutorials.
:iconliteraturejunkies: is looking for constructive feedback.
:iconwritersink: posted their weekly roundup of excellent works and news from the literary community — worth reading!
:iconright-half-writers: appears defunct... anyone want to message the founder, Jubchili, about taking over a group?
:iconthis-took-forever: is looking for contributors.
:iconthefaeriesoak: is looking for help with their upcoming contest.
:icondaliteraturecontests: has a list of all current and ongoing literature contests out there — worth checking out!
:iconpromoteart: has a new commission listing.
:iconwritten-imagination: is looking for admins to keep the group running.

Roast Turkey - 13 NaNoEmo #23 I'll be out of the country and AFK for a week, starting this Tuesday — spending the holiday with family! I hope you all have a terrific week!

Keep up the great writing! 
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Writer
<3 Thanks for inviting me.
copper9lives Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are WONDERFUL. Of COURSE I would invite you. :worship:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sylveda, can you please check the forum threads in the Admin Only area? I need to hear from you before I write another weekly prompt!

sylveda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely, I'll be right on it! 
copper9lives Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the invite!!!
GothKoala439 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :D
TheFS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone!

I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on their prose writing/or poems at a cheap price. I've just finished my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!

You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!

If you're interested in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post.

I look forward to hearing from you! =D
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I haven't joined this group as of right now but I would like to ask a question.
I have the a chapter of a book I've written and there is some strong language in it. I know it is against your rules but the language is there to highlight the use of such language and this post doesn't use it in an offensive way but more like banter between the two characters using the language.
Would that be appopriate or not for the group?
GothKoala439 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there! I'm so sorry for the late reply, but language, as far as I'm concerned, shouldn't be a problem, as long as it's not used wrongly. It'll be perfectly fine for you to submit it if you wish to.

Again, we're so sorry for the late reply, and have a nice day! :-)
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