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Dear Live-Love-Writers,

Now is the time to sign up for our new program! Whose Chapter Is It Anyway? will provide participants with a prompt written by staff, who will then take turns writing the next chapter of the story. The final completed novel will be published in the Quotebook, and writers will earn voted titles and point prizes, possibly more depending on the state of LLW support and funding.

:bulletred: Rules & Regulations :bulletred:

*To register, please comment below with which genre you'd like for our first novel. This is just to give us an idea of how to start off the story.

*Registration ends on October 31st. A journal will be posted the next day with the list of participants along with the first prompt. Our procedure (i.e. writing in order or by claim) will depend largely on how many writers we get, so further details will also be released on November 1st.

*Submissions must be at least 1,500 words in length and exhibit serviceable grammar.

*The finished story must be at least 20,000 words in length.

*Writers will be given a maximum of seven days to submit their entries.

*A poll will be held at the end to vote for who gets to write the last chapter or epilogue.

*You must be a member of Live-Love-Write to participate.

*Mature content will not be allowed. All contributions must follow deviantART rules.

Questions and comments may be directed to the Whose Chapter forum.

Please keep in mind that this program will require commitment. The story depends on our writers contributing the next chapter in turn, so delays will not be tolerated without good reason. If you anticipate scheduling problems, please include this information in your comment.

This is our first run of this program, so we'll be figuring out a lot of things as we go and making new rules to address problems as they arise. Here's to a great experiment and collaborative effort between our writers!

:bulletred: Featuring those who submitted to the previous writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, listed in reverse order of submission, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!

:bulletblack: To submit to the writing prompt, please remember to put "for the Live-Love-Write writing prompt" in your artist's comments and submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week. Entries without this info will be denied. To submit to a past prompt, send us a note with a link to the entry and the prompt information.

:bulletblue: All literature and comics in response to the prompt are welcome and encouraged.

Last Week's Writing Prompt

Respond to the following theme:

The most difficult thing you've ever done (you personally or the character)

Admin's Choice:

A Tale of Two ShapesIt's four, it's three
It's the the toughest thing in the world to me
One is the roof and one is the walls
Says my sister who claims to know all
So I stare and I squint
But I just can't get it!
It's the most difficult thing in the world for me
To look at a mountain or a Christmas tree
And then to see a wrapped Christmas box
The difference is glaring yet my thoughts are lost
So I give my best guess
And I pray for the rest
Is it three or is it four
As I stare at the chalkboard
No help or hints
Not a peep from my friends
My thoughts can only dangle
As I scream out "RECTANGLE!"
I'd face down my demons for you
    Surgery has always been one thought I could not stomach. I'm not bothered by either blood nor gore; but pain...
    I'm not sure why the thought haunts me so. But it does. Waking up during a surgery, feeling as the blades work their way effortlessly through skin and tissue. Feeling every last excruciating, fiery pierce and slice. Even if such things are extremely rare to impossible with modern medicine, it still scares me. Irrational or not.
    This is why the thought of having a C-section with my firstborn filled me with dread. Initially, I had planned to have Calvin via natural birth. I attended a lamaze class with my husband, and we revelled in conquest and maternal closeness at the prospect of working together to bring our son into this world.
    But like most things in life, our plan didn't go exactly as we expected. After forty weeks and no baby, my doctor instructed me to go to the hospital, where an artificial labor would be induced


'Closure' (Harry Potter poetry, contains spoilers)Closure
Ancient dust I breathe on the floor,
I'm not going to run away though,
Yet I feel scared, scared to die...
Farewell my friends, farewell dear life
The final mission, the secret unleashed:
Why did I fight? For today to perish?
A green-eyes-shaped destiny waits:
Can he kill me? I'll find out any way
So, in the forest I've dragged myself,
Only my own act of this play is left,
And soon realization assails my soul
Together with "I-open-at-the-close"
A cold, golden Snitch my shaking lips meet,
"I am about to die," I say with a whiff,
And then, all of them, appear one by one,
Albeit just faint shadows of the ones I loved
I'll use all the courage they will inspire
to confront him, whose fate matches mine
Ushered by the fast beats of my heart--
the moment has come, the showdown at last:
I won't stumble
I won't crumble
I won't cry
...because I am
the child who survived



This week's writing prompt, from October 18th to October 31st, is:

Write anything that features one or more of the following:
- a Disney movie
- something breaking
- a pen that doesn't work
- New York City
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If you would like to request an affiliation with us, then you should send a request with the following:

:bulletpurple: Reason for wanting to affiliate with LLW.
:bulletpurple: Why it would benefit both groups in the long run.
:bulletpurple: Any other necessary information.

Your request will then be considered and if you are accepted, your icon will show up here! :heart:

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Current Events

Look here for daily updates on LLW happenings!

:bulletgreen: Fall programs have been announced. Very important, please read! We've started two new programs, and have updated all the rest.

:bulletblack: Whose Chapter is now open for registration here. Join us to take turns writing the next chapter in a giant collaborative story! Registration ends on October 31st and our first novel will begin on November 1st.

:bulletred: Synergy registration is extended to the 23rd. Partner lists and assignments will be posted on the 25th of October.

:bulletyellow: Get ready for Dodecathlon! Our first contest has begun. The October theme is letters.

:bulletblue: The writing prompt from October 18th to October 31st has been announced.

:bulletgreen: Quotebook: First release on October 31st.

:bulletorange: Fount: Next installment on November 1st.

:bulletpurple: The Socratic Circle will meet every Saturday from 9 to 10 PM EST in the chatroom. Join us to talk about literature, your projects, and more!

Affiliate News & Contests

Writers--club is holding a contest until November 1st. The theme is closeness. Enter for subscriptions and more!

LLW Programs and Projects

Welcome to Live-Love-Write! Please join us in our current programs, as listed below.

:bulletorange::bulletyellow: Dodecathlon :bulletyellow::bulletorange:

One contest? Bring it on. A tournament? Even better! A year long competition of monthly contests, with each contest's winners competing in the last month for a grand prize? Mind blown! To talk about this event, use this forum.

:bulletpurple::bulletred: Whose Chapter Is It, Anyway? :bulletred::bulletpurple:

Participants will be given a prompt written by staff and take turns writing the next chapter of the story. The final completed novel will be published in The Quotebook, and writers will earn voted titles. Sign up for this program will begin on October 18th and end on October 31st. To talk about this event, use this forum.

:bulletblack::bulletblue: Synergy :bulletblue::bulletblack:

Synergy is our program designed to provide participants with somebody they can count on for help and readership. Participants will be assigned in pairs, and each member in a pair will tutor and critique the other, help with inspiration and writing, participate in monthly projects and contests, and win huge prizes. Details can be found here. Sign up for the event here.

:bulletgreen::bulletorange: The Quotebook :bulletorange::bulletgreen:

The Quotebook is our new and very own magazine and will be published quarterly. It will consist of features from every gallery folder, member features, interviews, quotes, and an editorial to end it. Do you have questions or would like for your piece to be featured? Let us know in this forum.

:bulletpurple::bulletgreen: Writing Prompt :bulletgreen::bulletpurple:

Stuck in writer's block? Want to write something but don't have any ideas? Do you simply like a challenge and earning a feature at the same time? Our trice-monthly prompts are dedicated to providing a solution for you.

:bulletgreen::bulletred: Socratic Circle :bulletred::bulletgreen:

The Socratic Circle meets every Saturday from 9 PM-10 PM EST. To talk about this event, use this forum.

:bulletblue::bulletyellow: The Fount of Knowledge and Wisdom:bulletyellow::bulletblue:

This is our recommendation program: members and admins will suggest their favorite books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc. The Fount lists will be posted on the first of every month. Let us know your suggestions in this forum.

Use the following links to access the forums for the LLW programs. Please use these forums to post all comments, questions, and suggestions regarding these programs.

:bulletorange::bulletyellow: Dodecathlon :bulletyellow::bulletorange:

:bulletpurple::bulletred: Whose Chapter Is It, Anyway? :bulletred::bulletpurple:

:bulletblue::bulletblack: Synergy :bulletblack::bulletblue:

:bulletgreen::bulletorange: The Quotebook :bulletorange::bulletgreen:

:bulletgreen::bulletred: Socratic Circle :bulletred::bulletgreen:

:bulletblue::bulletyellow: The Fount of Knowledge and Wisdom :bulletyellow::bulletblue:

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Live-Love-Write is a club all about helping the writers here on deviantArt, new and old. Through contests, features and much more, writers are given a chance to express themselves and learn more from others.
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, y'all! I noticed that your weekly prompts stalled out... need help? :)
SarahMyriaCarter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Writer
My new book Seekers tribulation is out now
Saturnflower Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I am open for commmissions…
may i be feature here
PsychicHexo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just wondering when the next writing prompt will be? Looks like there hasn't been one in around a month ish...
Guardian07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Hi Everyone!!! Thanks for adding me into the group. I do live, love, and write so this is perfect lol. I'm going to post the first chapter of a short story that I'm writing, I would love to hear everyones opinion on it! Thanks everyone!
BrownEyedWriter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! This group has many wonderful writers Love 
Scarlet-Innocence Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is just a question out of curiosity, not impatience. How long on average would it usually take for a deviation to be accepted into the group, considering they're in the right folder?
SmokingCats13 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me into the group. Hey, everyone.
KT-Munson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Writer
I love to give critiques! If you are looking for one please let me know. You can look at the critiques I have done on my page.

The only thing I won't read is Fan Fics. (sorry).

I am big into original creations; primarily fantasy, sci-fi, and romance. However, I'll read just about anything! Even poetry.

I am also a writer. If you would like please visit my gallery!

joeyws91 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
HEY! trying to get more ppl in my group, so if you write poetry join up! and spread the word:)
RayneYukimura16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I have no idea what I'm missing but how do I submit my work?
Phabee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good afternoon,
This Group is full of very talented Writers! I offer you the opportunity to spread the word and translate your poetry/prose. Thus, your art will become more comprehensible even for people who don't speak English very well. I am a university student of Translation and Interpreting, so if you're interested in translating your art, feel free to contact me. I can translate into French, Italian and Spanish.
Best wishes,
Jayce-R Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can't wait to contribute.
simmy927 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
hey, i was wondering if there is anything in your group that gives inspiration for writers? ive had writer block for a while and no group seems to have this...
shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Apologies, Have submitted several poems to Writing Prompt instead of Featured.
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