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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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Welcome to Flying-Fingers!

OMG MOAR POEMS!  Welcome to Flying-FingersOMG MOAR POEMS! 

We're so glad to have you here. Below are quite a few things about membership, rules and guidelines. Please read what's written here before joining. Thank you! 


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 your group. You may be a visual artist/writer (I am one myself) but please don't submit artwork here! This group is for literature only.


:bulletgreen: 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 an arduous task. Please help us out and make sure you select the correct gallery folder before submitting.  

:bulletblue: NO MATURE CONTENT! Please, if you want to submit mature content, submit it to another group. While we do not believe in censorship, we would like for this group to be a friendly place for the underage — including the very young. Please do not submit the following:
  • Sexual themes that require a "mature" tag
  • Language: works with a lot of expletives
  • Violence: gory or graphic works that would receive an NC-17 or R rating as a film
  • Ideologically sensitive material: if it might be seen as proselytizing, or if it bashes any personal belief system or group
Do not hesitate to :note: us with any questions, concerns or suggestions!

Now for NEWS!

:bulletpurple: It may say '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 allow you to Submit a New Deviation or Contribute Existing Deviations.

:bulletred: 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:

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: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! You may also add it to our 'Member Promotions and News' folder!

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

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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, wordsmiths and bibliovores! :wave:

copper9lives here with some news from our great community...

The Annual Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!

:pencil: It's happening this month, and there are FABULOUS PRIZES!
:pencil: Stand up and be counted — suggest MOAR LITERATURE!
:pencil: Go to DDSuggestionDrive to read all about how it works!

My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's Spread The Love Contest!

:heart: It's on, but it's ending TOMORROW, Sunday, February 7th!
:heart: Go HERE to read about how to enter!

Copper's Community Contest!

:community: I am hosting a contest this month, celebrating COMMUNITY!
:community: I will accept ALL ART MEDIA. This includes literature, folks!
:community: Submit in a :note: by 11:59PM EST, February 29th.
:community: Enter as many times as you wish!
:community: First prize: a custom, handcrafted jewelry set worth $75!
:community: Second prize: a $15 gift certificate!

Copper's Community Contest!Copper's Community Contest
:bulletgreen:Create art celebrating the concept of community, however you define it, and whatever it means to you personally.
:bulletgreen:This contest will run until Monday, February 29th (that's right; it's leap year, folks) at 11:59PM EST.
:bulletgreen:Enter as many times as you wish, solo, or as part of a collaboration.
:bulletgreen:The winner will be announced by the Ides of March (March 15th).
:bulletgreen:The prize is a custom-made handcrafted jewelry set from me, design to be chosen by the winner, worth $75. Please see my gallery at OohShinyJewelry.
:bulletgreen:Second prize is a $15 card, generously donated by LiliWrites.
:bulletgreen:Other submissions that I find are of especial merit (i.e., I had a hard time deciding) will be awarded a digital package consisting of an Icon Avatar, ID Image, and Literature Author Tag. This prize will be to the specifications of the winner, and can be gifted to another dev

ProjectDFC's February Forms Fiesta Challenge!

Writing emoticon Feel like really pushing your boundaries as a poet, while exploring new poetic fixed forms? Go HERE!

Prose-ject's Flash Lit February Challenge!

Death Note Emoticon ver.2 What ProjectDFC does for poetry, THIS is designed to do for flash-lit!

Crowns-of-Sonnets' February Sonnet Challenge!

Crown Emoji This is a CRAZY challenge for those of you up to it...

Changes in the Literature Community Volunteer Group!

:community: Our beloved HugQueen has stepped down, hung up her heart, and likely heaved a sigh of relief; go send her thanks!
:community: kiwi-damnation, after years of coming up with truly devious challenges, has applied for the position of CV! :squee:

Some Prompts for February!

:rose: I never DID get around to writing prompts for January… I was busy trying to save the world from a troll!:shaketroll: 
:rose: For February, let's have some one-word prompts, and a few quotes… submit your entries to the "Theme of the Month" folder!
:rose: Please mention the prompt in your comments.
:rose: I'll feature all of it at the beginning of next month!

One-Word Prompts

1. Scintilla: A spark, or very small thing.
2. Evanescent: Vanishing quickly, ephemeral.
3. Mellifluous: Sweet-sounding.
4. Amaranth: An imaginary flower that never fades.
5. Apricity: The warmth of the sun in winter.
6. Bumbledom: Official pomposity and stupidity.
7. Grandiloquence: A lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, especially in language.
8. Inglenook: A cozy nook by the hearth.
9. Psithurism: The sound of the wind, rustling through the trees.
10. Pyrrhic: Success, with heavy losses.

Quote Prompts

Candle  “Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance

Candle “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

Candle “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” 
― John Donne, No man is an island 

Candle “The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Candle “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” 
― Ani DiFranco

Candle “If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.” 
― Gene Roddenberry

Candle “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

Heart-2gif  “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” 
― Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil

Heart-2gif “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love 

Heart-2gif “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Heart-2gif “When love is not madness it is not love.” 
― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Heart-2gif “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” 
― Charles Dickens


Alright, you creative fiends! Have at it!

:heart: Copper

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Community News, and Contests!

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 4:20 AM

:wave: Hello, you magnificent, luminous creatures! :wave:

I have news! First, allow me to mention a couple of important bits of community business!


DDSuggestionDrive is a group created by LiliWrites, and here is what it is about!
DDSuggestionDrive is the hub for the semi-annual Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive that has been hosted by LiliWrites for the last three years. We initially started as a response to a challenge by thorns to make something about your own DeviantArt experience better.  In January of 2012 the first DD Suggestion Drive was held, and it garnered quite a bit of activity. So LiliWrites did it again in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 it had the strongest turn out ever, with over 65 deviants participating and over 2,000 individual deviations suggested for a Daily Deviation! 

The group platform will help provide better organization and improve community involvement in the project.

Here is how it works:
While a Drive is active, deviants suggest DDs as they normally would but they address their suggestion notes to both the CV and the group. When the group receives the note, one of our admins adds the art within to the appropriate folder in our gallery and adds the suggestion to that deviant's tally list. Whoever suggests the most wins the most!  

A few rules to bear in mind:
Bullet; Red The tally list only counts toward individual artists suggested. So, if you suggest multiple pieces from a single artist, it still counts as only one in your tally list. 
Bullet; Red Only suggestions that are made to the appropriate CV will be counted toward your tally. See FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? to make sure you're sending your note to the right CV.
Bullet; Red  Admins in the group and Community Volunteers are both encouraged to participate, and they can win prizes! 
Bullet; Red You do NOT need to be a member of the group to participate in the drive, but we'd be delighted if you joined anyway! 

When a Drive is not active, the admins collect resources related to Daily Deviations including discussions and tutorials, contests, and CV announcements.

Want to know more? Head over to our FAQs journal! :) (Smile)

…And here is the journal about the upcoming drive! :iconexcitedlaplz:

They are also currently having an Icon Avatar contest, for any of you talented with graphics!


My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink is having a Valentine's Day Spread the Love contest, open to affiliate groups and their members, and they are looking for both participants and donated prizes, currently! Here are the details! (See you there!) ;)


Understood-Accepted is a terrific group that exists to support the artists of this community through whatever hardships they may be working through. They are active, involved, and committed. I highly recommend checking them out.

They are also currently hosting a contest for a new Icon Avatar, for the graphically-inclined:
Contest entry updates - 1 Wk 5 Days Left to Enter!
:tighthug: Our "Creed" :tighthug:
Hello, you've reached a quiet place, a place where you can bare your heart or simply share your soul. We are all like you - problems and pain haunt and hurt us as they do you. We don't all have the same things that consume us, but still we understand your ghosts and the trouble you face daily hurt you deeply, as ours do to us. We know pain. We try help you face it. If you remember one thing about this place, remember this: No matter what you are living or have lived through, you are accepted.
I have a new contest for you guys - something to bring in the new year, new group zest, etc. - something creative this time.

What It Is

The Task
:bulletpurple: Design a new group logo for the group!
The Information
:bulletpurple: Colours to play


dA-heART-colLAB is a brand-new group that is focused on artist connections, mentoring, and collaborations of all kinds! Take a moment to check it out!

Personal news, and CONTEST

Finally, a bit of personal news, and a contest in lieu of monthly prompts (which I am so late with I can't bear to contemplate it):blush:...

Thank you, all of you who rallied to the defense of your fellow artists, against the aggression of a troll. We cherish and appreciate your help, in making dA a safe place for us to bare our souls.

These literature groups are now troll-free, and safe for the fragile:

In gratitude, I have decided to host a contest, accepting ANY type of art, written, visual, auditory, or physical, that celebrates the concept of community, however you define it.

Copper's Community Contest

:bulletgreen:Create art celebrating the concept of community, however you define it, and whatever it means to you personally.

:bulletgreen:This contest will run until Monday, February 29th (that's right; it's leap year, folks) at 11:59PM EST.

:bulletgreen:Enter as many times as you wish, solo, or as part of a collaboration.

:bulletgreen:The winner will be announced by the Ides of March (March 15th).

:bulletgreen:The prize is a custom-made handcrafted jewelry set from me, design to be chosen by the winner, worth $75. Please see my gallery at OohShinyJewelry.

:bulletgreen:Second prize is a $15 gift certificate, generously donated by LiliWrites!

:bulletgreen:Other submissions that I find are of especial merit (i.e., I had a hard time deciding) will be awarded a digital package consisting of an Icon Avatar, ID Image, and Literature Author Tag. This prize will be to the specifications of the winner, and can be gifted to another deviant, if the winner so wishes (i.e., the winner is happy with his/her Avatar, ID, and Lit Tag, thankyouverymuch).

:bulletgreen:Alternately, the winner may request a custom stamp (I have been having fun making those recently).

:bulletgreen:All art must be submitted by :note: to copper9lives, with the note entitled "Community Contest".

:bulletgreen:Questions? :note: me: copper9lives.

:bulletgreen:Here are some examples of jewelry, icon avatars, literature tags, and stamps!

NYE Confetti Set by OohShinyJewelryPink and black chandelier earrings  by OohShinyJewelryBronze and pewter set by OohShinyJewelryViridian dichroic glass bead necklace by OohShinyJewelryAegean Choker Set by OohShinyJewelryBabylon Set by OohShinyJewelryDorothee's Necklace by OohShinyJewelrySeastar Set by OohShinyJewelryCopper and Iridescent Green Spiral Set by OohShinyJewelry
    :bulletorange:Group Avatars:
The-Writers-Haven by copper9livesdA-heART-colLAB by copper9lives
    :bulletorange:Individual Avatars:
UnsquishedGoombaAvatar by copper9livesRedAvatar by copper9livesBunny Icon with Border by copper9lives
    :bulletorange:Literature Author Tags:
WindMeister8 by copper9livesTheUnsquishedGoombaLitTag by copper9livesCareyAnneClouds by copper9livesRedBlackRosesCholie by copper9livesHadas64 by copper9livesSarnySeptember by copper9livesBrickTower by copper9lives
Lorefox by copper9livesI heart ProjectDFC by copper9livesISurvivedDFC by copper9lives

Love and luck to you all!
:heart: Copper :heart:

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Caffeinated-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Evidently Brodskales is under the impression that joining as many groups as possible will save him. :/
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
I don't know where sylveda is… I've sent her a note asking her to PLEASE give us the power to ban people.
Caffeinated-Bunny Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Awh... :(
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
We can at least vote on all pieces submitted. And delete notes. After using them to complain AGAIN to the Helplessdesk… But if she doesn't come back within a reasonable period of time and answer, I'm leaving the group. I'd be sad about that. I love sylveda. And I know she's busy… but this is pretty serious. :tears:
TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Greetings. :D Thank you ShadowWorldRed for inviting me here.
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
:hug: Welcome, friend!
TheUnsquishedGoomba Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thankee! :D :hug:
ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome, my friend! :handshake:
SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Excuse me, I've submitted a lot of works recently, and every one expired. Is the founder or the other admins not online enough or is there a some other problem? I'm not trying to complain, but I'm just curious.
sylveda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Writer
Hi, I'm so sorry about that! I have been away for quite a while, unfortunately, but my admins and I will make more of an effort to keep on top of submissions from now onward. So sorry! It won't happen again. 
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