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    where writer's-alike come together to share ideas and spread their knowledge and love of literature!

Authors-Club welcomes writers and non-writers alike. We aim to support you as you strive to achieve excellence.

You are invited and encouraged to join our cause: supporting and promoting the community's literary growth and knowledge. We welcome a variety of literature, from prose to poetry, fan fiction to fantasy, mystery to romance.

Everyone is allowed to join; whether you write or read! There are no limitations and membership requests are automatically accepted! Plus, we'll give you a llama badge.
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i'm a lover of literature & beautiful things. :heart:

"I warmly welcome you to the very first installment of the new feature series where I highlight the amazing collections of artwork in the deviantART community. I aim to help shape the writer through inspiring photographs, paintings, and myriad works of art from you!"
                                                                           -- amour-raven


what we are all about.

Literarily Speaking is devoted to featuring a collection of well-deserving deviants and their literary prowess on a monthly basis. We aim to inspire fellow writers to never give up and aim for the stars and beyond, just as much as we strive not to be a cliche.

Every month we bask in the glory of a plethora of talented writers and an aspiring literature group; we host engaging interviews, comprehensive features, meet 'n greets, and much more!


literary lovelies.

reentryyou are not a constellation.
there's no brilliant cluster
pumping in your chest,
no nebulae atwist
inside your slender neck.
you don't wrap your asterism
in cosmic lace,
nor do atmospheres
feel pressure
in your veins.
you are not blinding,
are not fusion,
are not distant;
but your gravity
is dangerously
Rippled GlassShe stared at the ships that floated on the air, their crisp white sails fluttering in the wind.  Their giant masts reached towards her domain, a few so high that they touched the water's face, sending ripples in its glass-like surface.  They were heading towards a brewing storm, thunder rattling the windows and lightning flaring across their wide decks.
    A man was staring up at her, his expression curious.  He was sitting in the crow's nest of one of the ships.  He had black hair and gray eyes.  He wasn't unattractive, and as he noticed her staring down at him, he stood up and peered up at her.
    She continued to stare down at him, swimming closer to the surface of the ocean.  Her eyes never left his as they stared at each other, and for a brief second they shared a thought.
    Both extending their hands, they reached towards the face of the water, she coming from above while he came from below.
you can't have it allBut you can have eating wild grapes and their skin like beetle wings
cocooned in bruises. You can have swings that go so high you kick
a hole in the clouds. You can have chickens following you through the front door
and the cat’s gift to say, Look, I am taking care of you.
You can have happiness, but tempered as
your first taste of wine when you hid your puckering face
because you were eight years old and dangerous.
You can have a touch you blush for, ferret hands dancing,
small and terrifying and knowledgable.
You can have an aspiration of “us” held on one stool leg, darting breaths but
never admitting to dreams, to a stew of practicality.
You can talk to her, sometimes,
and even mean something.
You can have the book you stole after she stumbled,
and “that” word sank into your hands. You can’t cure cancer,
but you can have two sets of spoons in the same sink
although she’s only touched the one you lent her,
the one you didn’t expe

There Will Be Times When You Tell YourselfThere will be times when you tell yourself that your tears belong to a film, that a talented director reached behind your eyes and pulled sadness through them. You are only sad because people on a screen are sad and a script writer has enticed you into their world and you have lived as part of it for a little while.
There will be times when you tell yourself that your tears belong to a book, to the last five pages when the character you have fallen in love with finally dies after telling their life story with words that will haunt you and speak through you when you next try to write. You are only sad because you have fallen into someone else’s mind and they have written sad words about sad things.
There will be times when you tell yourself that your tears belong to a television show, that an actor looked into a camera with such expressive eyes that you felt something reach out and tug at your soul for a moment. You are only sad because you have watched another person pretending t
A Poem of No Onehe tells me
fix it -
i say it has a face
swamps running down in each of its eyes
weeds in its teeth
with needles for veins
it has a pulse like the tide, rolling in its ears
it snaps the necks of daisies and wonders if there’s an easier way to leave a field
it wants to know why god is everywhere but why there’s only one
angel sitting next to it in english - i say, and
it pours in a cup of its soul until the end isn't bitter
loses its heart with its keys and holds itself out in its hands
until love isn't dead-stiff anymore
it listens to clocks rattle like a box of bones
and notices that it sounds like its heart in the night.
{i think you already knew that that rattling clock was broken.}
Moira (Excelsior)Moira (Excelsior)
hands clap over my eyes
like a chain clasp 
linking lace around my neck.
connecting cheer
and our clutch.
splitting into a wide upward curve,
canines and incisors cut through screens.
time rotates in a downward degree
360 degrees infinitely,
but the days are confined to finite.
and if i could, i'd connect the 12 lines
and walk along them endlessly. 
i'd lose the ability to dream
and i'd never have to mingle
with the cousin of death.
living forever as a verb,
until time laps around the track
about 10 million times before
it has lost its legs.
i don't wanna sleep,
i want to dream
in an empirical reality.
hold the old time in my hand
and let the prospect bleed
into the prophecy. 


featured literature group.

They are out there - please check them out <3

PowerfulWriting is a group meant to help writers grow into their own style and voice. Our focus is not showcasing so much as improving, with an emphasis on giving feedback. Anyone can join. We accept (almost) all work into the gallery where it stays (and is critiqued) for one month, at which point the piece is removed and the author can feel more confident submitting their work to showcase groups.


Visual Inspiration - A Prompt of Sorts

As a writer we strive to conquer that dreaded Writer's Block. I challenge you to select one of the following six images to use for inspiration and create a prose piece or a poem based off of that image. Please link your work below and I would love to feature it in the following edition. 

REMEMBER by GiovannyArce

Created by the lovely GiovannyArce

Protected by YOKOKY

Taken by the stunning YOKOKY

my freckled mood by AlicjaRodzik

Captured by the marvelous AlicjaRodzik


"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
-- Augustine of Hippo

Olden by e-liss

"Shot by the talented e-liss I am startled by the vivid blue hues that truly capture the mind, heart, and soul of the viewer (no matter how cliche it may seem). Absorbed and in complete awe, I was swept away to Oldedalen, Norway."

Gothic landscape by Sleax

"Created by the awesome Sleax and blended so perfectly I forgot momentarily that it is in fact a photomanipuation! Wherever this fantasy-inspired land may be, I was able to travel to that time and place. I can almost feel the spray of water from the falls."

NIGHT by yamiooo

"Composed by the fantastic yamiooo. I was drawn in immediately by the haunting colors. Contrast to the previous images, this creation elicited a feeling quite different."


A Warm Embrace - Until Next Time

Thank you kindly for joining me in this feature and if you enjoyed what you were able to view here today, please favorite or comment below - it will be much appreciated. Share the love - support your fellow artist. :+fav:

Many writers here on deviantart hope to one day publish their works and there are a few who have already self-published. The group has received quite a few notes and comments regarding these self-published books in the past and I’m extremely excited to tell you we have decided to test run an idea. :happybounce:

We will be doing self-published book features here! So if you’ve ever written one or you are someone who has wanted to read one but have always been uncertain about reading one (because let’s face it, ANYONE can self-publish), this will really help out. I, and possibly other admins, will be reading these books before deciding to feature them. We are not critiquing these books, but rather, checking to make sure the quality is decent and not a waste of your time or money. These features will contain a link to purchase the book, the genre, and what it’s about.

:police: But wait! Before you go shooting us a note, there is important information you MUST read.

Important Information/Rules

:bulletblue: First of all, this is a test run. We’re not sure what to expect from this and if it’s evident that it’s a feature that’s being abused, it will not live past its trial. :cries: So please, don’t abuse it. We really want this to help self-published authors who need and deserve it.

:bulletblue: We will not be featuring every single self-published book submitted.  As stated, we are using our own free time and money to read these books.

:bulletblue: Do not submit a form more than once. Double submissions will be automatically denied.

:bulletblue: You may not submit on someone else’s behalf. Contact the writer and tell them to note me. This is to avoid the possibility of double submissions or someone creating multiple accounts to submit a form and then claiming to be a fan.

:bulletblue: If I get overwhelmed with submissions, I will temporarily close down submissions. Do NOT submit a form at that time. It will be deleted.

:bulletblue: If we feel that your book is simply not feature worthy (I.E. terrible writing, grammar, characters, plot, etc) we will not feature the book. This will likely not happen as the form should help stop that.

:bulletblue: We reserve the right to add more rules should they be needed.  

:bulletred: All submission are to be made to me, mortemmaul. This is to avoid our inbox from possibly blowing up.  Any submission to the group will be automatically deleted without being read.

The Form

Now that you’ve made it this far, here is the form!
Book Name: State the name of the book and if it’s a series, include that as well.
Author Name: Whatever name you used to publish this book, not your dA username – unless that’s the same.
Genre: Fantasy, horror, suspense, romance, erotic, etc etc. List all that apply, a romantic-fantasy, Dark Fantasy etc.  
Target Audience: Children, teens, young adults, or adults.  
Pages: How many pages does you book have? Is it double spaced?
Sell it: Include what the book is about without including spoilers. This is the most important part. Sell this book to me. What sets it apart from the rest? Why should I choose to read this book over others? Why would I enjoy it? You don’t need to answer these questions, just keep them in mind.
Writing Sample: The second most important part. Link me to a sample of you writing. (Preferably the first chapter of your actual book.)
Other: Anything else you wish to include.

Again, note mortemmaul with your submission, not the group!
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Information Center

What's all the hubbub about?

Get involved in our newest event that you are bound to enjoy: Cicadas, Coconuts, & Commitments

We are looking for donations to renew our super group status, any amount is appreciated: Authors-Club-Fund

Before you submit into our gallery, read the Submission Rules & Regulations to be properly informed.

Our chatroom, #authorsroom is currently [Open /Closed]
Please, check out our Chatbox rules & Meeting times! <3


Board of Trustees

Each trustee has been carefully selected among a large pool of applicants and are the most devout and hardworking of deviants.

When time allots and we require a new member to join our ranks, we will post a journal with the details. Until then, we are not seeking any new admins.



Affiliation Protocol:

If you are interested in affiliating with Authors-Club you must be an active literature group who is familiar with dA policy and not new.

Please, send a note to our group expressing the reason that you are interesting in affiliating with us and we will get back to you promptly.




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Fizz12 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why did my novel get declined? 
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Diamonds-Dont-Shine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for accepting my submissions:3
I really appreciate it!
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Narutotoro Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
The group said I don't have permission to submit. WTF! What did I do wrong?!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I'm going over to the Authors Club Fund right now to donate points for whatever you folks need them for. 

See you later! Jetpackeer 
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mrgrinmore Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Seems to be quite a few pieces are in need of review for approval/rejection (for whatever reason, such as being put in the wrong folder), my own included.  If you deem me useful, I would humbly throw my name into the hat if you are looking for more submission reviewers.  If not, certainly understandable, and hopefully the issue will be resolved whenever conviniently possible.
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