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Great Prose Exposed: WordCount Feature #13

Hello and welcome to our August feature! It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over, but we've got the perfect way for you to enjoy what's left: 16 pieces of deviantART prose and a new Published Work, care of your fellow community members.
We would also like to hear one final "Hurrah!" for our former Gallery Director, GeneratingHype, who returns to the ranks of Lit Seniors as of today. We're sure he'll continue to serve the community as steadfastly as always, but if you've a moment to spare, do stop over to his little corner of dA and thank him for all that he has done during his six-month tenure as GD.
GeneratingHype is the Creator and Doomlord Commander of the WordCount Project.
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:bulletblue: Letting go by MSJames
Fictional Life Stories: If you love someone, let him go--unless he's hanging from a rope.
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The Cutting Edge 31/08 + Contest + Winners
The Cutting Edge is a weekly article that features selected high quality art products that caught our eyes when they passed through our print reviews queue.
Check out the cutting edge works your fellow print artists have submitted in the past week!

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Guide to Advanced Critiques
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Iraqi Pilot Returns - Story
By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Frost
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A Brief Look at Feature Writing
We've already discussed the difference between rants and editorials, we've looked at writing reviews, and we've explored traditional news writing.  However, it's often fun to break with tradition--to be a bit more creative in our informative writing--and "feature news writing" helps to bridge the gap between tradition and creativity.
The purpose of a feature news article is still to inform; that is, you are still trying to tell your reader the facts about something.  However, instead of being so concerned with the inverted pyramid and getting in all the answers as quickly as possible, you are rather encouraged to tell a story about the subject using the facts and figures and witnesses and interviews to help you.  Instead of falling back on formality and hitting hard, you can act as if you ar
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News Writing: Two Summer Contests
What would Nonfiction Month be without a few more contests to help refine your writing?  With that in mind, it's time to look at our neglected Journalism category and create something to keep it afloat.
:plotting: Traditional News Writing
As we explored in A Nose for the News, traditional news articles are concerned with hard-hitting facts and succinct language--something we should all have practice with from time to time.  In an effort to help you practice this technical art and find some success, I'd like you to think back to anything you have done or seen that's been "newsworthy" this summer.  
Did you attend a devMEET?  Did you visit a new place you'd never seen before?  Did your brother throw your little sister out the window?  Were their soldiers in your streets?  Was gay marriage made legal (much to the chagrin or celebration to your hometow
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Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I've been accused of going by Joan, but really my actual name is Alicia.
I recently relocated down to Austin, Texas because let's face it: it's the best place on the planet.

Occasionally I write something worth reading, but more often than not I'm in the business of quick scrawls and scraps of poetry that i've been terrible about getting back around to them.
Follow me on twitter StJoan or join me and others at Texasdevmeets around the state :) I won't bite, i promise.

Current Age: 25, Current Residence: Austin, Tx, deviantWEAR sizing preference: Women's Large Ah! Boobies!

Ever heard of 

6 deviants said I have now and I'm running over there right now!
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