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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! 


RULES

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.

Submissions:

: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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Hello, dearlings! Hi!

copper9lives, here, with a VERY belated update... 

:community: 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! Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] 
  • deviantART Groups A gentle reminder: folks, please keep submissions friendly for our much younger members... Censored potentially offensive (gory, sexual or expletive-heavy) 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 We now have a "Member promotions and news" folder in the Gallery — if there's anything you want to share with the group, put it here!
  • deviantART Groups Need a custom literature author tag? I'm offering them for 200Points, to raise funds for two groups trying to upgrade to supergroup status!

2nd entry for liv's contest THEME OF THE... hrm. Month?


The only thing I found in that folder is this, and I'm not entirely certain it wasn't submitted to that folder by mistake:

THE BRIDE'S GRAVE


...So I'm going to try something new, here. In attempting not to bite off more than I can chew, I'm going to give y'all four prompts, and give you a month to do something with them... or not. Feature, as you can imagine, at the end of the month.

New Here are your prompts! New

1. Wasteland

“And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you
I will show you fear in a handful of dust” 
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land


What does the concept of a wasteland invoke in memory, or muse?

2. Lost and Found

“Moments, when lost, can't be found again. They're just gone.” 
― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Have you ever lost something for so long you were no longer the same person, when it came back?

3. Betrayal

“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

How has betrayal changed you? Was it your betrayal, or another's? 

4. Forgiveness

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.” 
― William Blake

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

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


:iconpoetryforall: is having their first contest!

~ Scripturient Scribbles (First Contest!) ~Hello everyone and welcome to our first contest as a group! :wave: We've been semi-mysteriously hinting at this for a while now, so we hope you are all as excited we are that this day has finally come! Without further ado, please read below for the prompt and rules of our first contest if you are interested in entering.
Happy Writing! :typerhappy:
~ "Scripturient Scribbles" Contest ~
"scripturient," meaning "possessing a strong urge to write"
Open From:
August 4th - September 13th
Who Can Participate?
Everyone - PoetryForAll Members, Members of Affiliated Groups, and Non-Members!
Though we would especially love it if you would click that "join group" button while you're at it~ ;)
Contest Prompt:
Write about why you are a poet/poetess.
Try to be creative here! The judges are looking for more than just explicitly saying "I write poetry because." Helpful hint: Describe your feelings and scripturient passion while weaving


:iconlitplease: is looking for admins!

LITplease is looking for admins!Hello again LITplease members (and HugQueen's watchers)!
It's been over a month since LITplease announced our plan to revitalize and we've run into a snag! There are only a few administrators so getting things started is a bit difficult and that's where you come in!
We're looking for active, enthusiastic, and dedicated deviants to help bring this group back to life!
:bulletyellow: The core tasks of an admin would include voting on gallery submissions, working on or helping with our various projects and events, helping the team come up with new ideas, and assisting with said new ideas. :bulletyellow:
:bulletyellow:  You don't have to be an existing member of the group. (It's easy to join though because all you click is "Join Group", so you should do that anyways!)
:bulletyellow: Please send HugQueen a note with the title "LITplease Application".
:bulletyellow: Please mention the following things in you


Blue Kitty Sad  Please Help!

One of our community is in trouble, and could use any help anyone is able to give...

Support for a Struggling Fellow DeviantDear friends and artists all:
One of us badly needs your help. Many of you know and love her already. She's a talented artist, and truly sweet soul.
:iconkittehmei: KittehMei 
Fleeing a source of significant harm in her life, she suffered a malicious act of sabotage — and now needs emergency funds to restore the equipment she uses for her livelihood. It took courage to move on, and I'm immensely proud of her. Please, help me help her.
 :rose: Any funds you can spare can be donated via PayPal to tinykittehkitteh@gmail.com. :rose:

     
If there's one thing I know this community knows how to do, it's rally to support each other. My love and gratitude to you all, in advance.
:heart: Please feel free to repost this journal. :heart:


Keep up the great writing! Heart
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Woahhhh.

So it's now December. Which mean a lot of us are entering finals, and November and NaNoWriMo just ended. I wanted to showcase a, uh, couple of members that participated in NaNoWriMo.

With 50,069 words, there is....

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remanth!!!

No excerpt for spoiler-y reasons.

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With 33,681 words, there is...

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TwilightPoetess!!!

This is from her book Oleander:

A small scrap of paper flutters weightlessly above the box. It hovers just out of reach, taunting her. Ripping at it with her fingers, she levers herself on top of the package and stretches to tiptoes. She’s barely pushed herself onto her heels when, with a loud fwump, gravity rights itself.

Overcompensating, Demri falls backward. The slightest breeze brushes James’ amused laughter across the back of her neck and is gone once again. Shaking her head, she squints at the note. James’ harsh, sloppy printing stares up at her. Her heart lurches.

Sorry, Dem, it reads. Leaving you was for the best. Open the box.

But surely that doesn’t mean what she thinks… Pushing errant assumptions from her thoughts and heaving herself off the ground, she eyes the mysterious parcel. With one deep breath, she lunges forward. The cardboard flaps rip off easily. Nothing flies from the box; nothing moves. Stepping closer, she peers into the shadows thrown across the bottom of the package...and gasps.

Like something out of Alice in Wonderland, a large glass jar sits in the very bottom of the waist-high box. Deep black-red liquid glistens up at her. Saliva fills her mouth. Her fangs lengthen, dripping. The hunger sweeps back upon her with a vengeance.

Stamped across the bottle are seven thick letters in white paint. Drink me.

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They were the only two that submitted their word counts, but I wanted to congratulate not just them, but everyone who even just attempted NaNoWriMo. So congratulations to remanth and the other winners. And congratulations to TwilightPoetess and everyone else who competed.
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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.
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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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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine!  ^^ I was just wondering. Oh and also, I created a group, :iconheart-to-paper:, and I wanted to know if u wanted to affiliate maybe?
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sylveda Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Writer
Of course! Sent you guys a request :)
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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do u have any limits? Like a certain number of submissions per day, week, etc.?
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careyanne75 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not currently, But content is reviewed, if you refer to group rules on home page it may be helpful. Flying-Fingers 
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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ok. Thank u!
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TheBloodyEpicPumpkin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Writer
As it stands, there's nothing in the rules about this, so no. No limits. However, please be courteous. Use your best judgement. Two hundred in the space of a week is probably too much. 
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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. Yeah, I wish I could write that fast. Well, thanks! Just needed that bit of info before I joined. :)
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SalamiSandwitch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, and I sent my request for membership in, but I forgot to mention that my book has a few "iffy" words. I mean, I wouldn't label it as mature... more like young adult. Sorry for the trouble, but I like being thorough.
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