Toy Soldiers When Chester was a boy, he and Will O’Leary next door used to play with toy soldiers. Some were standing with bayonets poised, others lying down, others throwing something that the boys had, at one point or another, accidentally broken off and lost. They were little and made of lead, and Chester loved to paint them far more than he liked to play with them. But he did, with William O’Leary, because that is what little boys do.Toy Soldiers by doughboycafe
They came in wooden boxes, though Chester’s came in a paper bag when we rescued them from the charity faire on his sixth Christmas. I remember that there were only soldiers, not a complete set; no machines, no cook’s cart, nor medical tents. I suppose he didn’t think of those things as part of the army, or didn’t know what an army really was, because it didn’t bother him to only have soldiers. He painted them in rebel gray and dress blues, and made sure every stripe and symbol was
Project Portfolio: Promoting Pretties!So, I saw a neat little feature from cristinewakesuphappy that led me to an awesome little project by Andorada that involves promoting yourself as well as people you admire on DA. I liked the idea so much that I'm going to participate in it! Here's the original project journal: Project Portfolio. Please DO get involved!Project Portfolio: Promoting Pretties! by LiliWrites
These are the ones I have whittled away at for years, and now I'm mostly satisfied that they are as complete as I will ever make them.
A New Favorite
Since I became a CV, I've had all sorts of lovely work suggested to me by the community. One person in particular has come to stand out as someone who writes with whimsy and authority in equal measure. I very much admire this author's ability to write surreal imaginings in
Favourite Favourites Feature 9I've decided that I'm going to start taking suggestions. If you find a piece of literature or art that you absolutely love, send me a note titled "FF SUGGESTION" and a thumbnail of what you want me to feature.Favourite Favourites Feature 9 by d-e-l-e-t-e-d
only flesh by AnAshBlackSword what do you call a moment so dear by Khaimin caesura by thetaoofchaos recipe by cattservant
november is calling by 19seconds don't bother holding an umbrella by Daghrgenzeen I Cannot Remember [pt 1] by Cajek
Fever Dream Awake by PinkyMcCoversong Someone Special by KalineReine Baptism by necropoetus I Visited A Mosque by DylanSeto The hues of life by SerenityStars
tWR Interviews: Chapter or Standalone Prose?Hello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!tWR Interviews: Chapter or Standalone Prose? by TheMaidenInBlack
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Today we're interviewing doughboycafe, ThornyEnglishRose and LadyLincoln on the characteristics and differences between a standalone story and a chaptered one. And raspil has some knowledge for us too!
If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:On WritingProse and Poetry BasicsTo Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme?
unedited demon smuti'm so bad at thisunedited demon smut by raspil
i still tried
no context for the win
and then the witch bitch fights are so much fun
this last one is serious, and there's one more after it
the rough draft isalmost finished, i've got about 2000 words left, give or take
i've enjoyed writing this one
i even think editing it will be fun.
fueled by Nine Inch Nails, Red Bull and various other assistance
|Leapin' Lizards, Batman! I've been featured here!|
Thanks to all the suggesters and CVs that gave me a DD.
X-Mas on the Border of England and Over There
A Guide to Writing Combat Related Mental Illness
And Here is John
And Two Years After That Night in Nasiriyah, now in storage.
Interviews & Reviews
Sometimes I talk about history and people record it.
Being Historical with doughboycafeHistory is cool. I could try to explain why, but if you aren't already interested, there's a better way to get on board: read and/or write historical fiction. Only...I can't say anything there, I don't know anything about historical fiction!
Daily Lit Deviant - @doughboycafeDaily Lit Deviant is an article put out on a daily basis throughout the year that is devoted to showing the work and accomplishments of one writer per article and presenting exemplary pieces of their work. It is based off of bowie-loon123's series of articles of the same name.
Writers of the Revolution, July 21Featured WRITER
The Saturday Spotlight for August 25th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Artist Interview - DoughBoyCafeArtist Interview with Professional Travel Writer http://doughboycafe.deviantart.com/ who has received a number of DD's with a recent DD being awarded for the piece A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness at link http://doughboycafe.deviantart.com/art/A-Guide-to-Writing-Combat-Related-Mental-Illness-383688095. We have interviewed him below on his art.
The Historical Fiction Workshop
Just what it says on the package.
Historical Fiction Workshop - Pre Workshop PostHi all.
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 1, Prep WeekWelcome to Week 1 of the Historical Fiction Workshop!
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 2, SourcesLesson Two: Source Gathering and Sorting
Historical Fiction Workshop - Week 3, WritingAlright Historians, time to actually start writing your story.
Historical Fiction Workshop- Week 4, RedactionOk so we’ve all gotten part way through our stories. And then stopped. Probably because several people hit a brick wall and realized they are either missing critical information or worse yet – they got something wrong.