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Dear Synergists,

Thank you for your patience! Without further ado, let Synergy begin.

We have done our best to assign you with someone who shares your interests and intent. However, please keep in mind that choices were limited! As you spend the next few weeks getting to know your partner, you are more than welcome to contact us with any concerns you may have.

Below are your assignments and challenges for the month of November. Please note that assignments are mandatory and must be completed as detailed, while the challenge is purely optional.

Each assignment and challenge is worth a certain amount of points. At the end of the fall, winter, and spring sessions (next date is tentatively February 31st), prizes will be awarded to the partners with the most cumulative points. At the end of the off-season session (mid-May), grand prizes will be awarded to the top three partners as well as the top three individuals with the most cumulative points.

:bulletblack: November: Assignments :bulletblack:

1. Get to know your partner! Open discussion with your partner as to your interests, what you wish to improve upon, how you will help the other, and what you expect from each other throughout the event.  Finally, please send a note to LLW with an honest report of your conversation, whether or not you wish to change partners, and why. All correspondence will be strictly confidential, but we need a general idea of any issues that might occur. Your note is due on November 2nd. (15 points)

2. Give your partner at least two critiques per week, for a total of ten critiques by the end of November. If your partner has no more pieces for you to critique, you are exempt from this assignment, and you may earn additional points by leaving critiques in the LLW critique folder. Please leave links to your two (or more) weekly critiques in one comment on this journal every Sunday. Your ten critiques are due on November 30th. (Each critique is worth 20 points.)

3. Set your partner a prompt to write to. Responses must be new work, but can be any length. Post your links to your response in a comment on this journal. This will be due on November 30th. (30 points)

:bulletgreen: November: Challenge :bulletgreen:

Choose a piece that your partner has critiqued and rewrite it with their critiques so far in mind. Leave a comment on this journal with the links to the old and new versions, and offer your thoughts about whether you think you have improved. This will be due on November 30th. This is not a mandatory assignment; it is an optional challenge. (50 points)

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to the Synergy forum. Are you curious about our last summer session? Find our collection of Synergy journals here.

Thank you and here's to a wonderful year!
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!
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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: Winter Synergy has begun! The partner list and assignments have been posted. Registration is closed until further notice.

:bulletyellow: Get ready for Dodecathlon! Our first contest has begun. The October theme is letters. Deadline is November 8th.

: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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ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Artist
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Artist
HELP! How do i submit my poems without upgrading to premium?
ChronianLegacy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Artist
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  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! This group has many wonderful writers Love 
Scarlet-Innocence Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  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,
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