NaomiTo NaomiNaomi by GuinevereToGwen
I met this girl a few years ago, except that I had met her before. We had posed together for a photo when we were babies because we were both born in the same year and we both looked more Japanese than we do now. I guess our parents thought it would be fun to take a picture of two quiet, cute, vaguely Asian girls—we were second-cousins, after all, even though I call her my cousin and think of her as a best friend.
We only met again the summer we turned thirteen when our families decided that we should be formally introduced, so we sat in her room in the all-too familiar awkward silence you encounter when you’re alone with a stranger and there is no means of escape.
We became acquaintances by finding a common interest: her bookshelf; but we became friends on a swingset at a family picnic sharing our love of words.
Even now that it’s been four years since we’ve officially “met”, I’ve only heard her voice a few times, and even then, I
The Great Race by GuinevereToGwen is "a modern-day quest set in a girls' school: the 'dragon' is armed with a broom and the 'princess' isn't interested in the hero" (suggester's words).
( Suggested by SCFrankles and chromeantennae and Featured by neurotype. )
Man Sold Separately by GuinevereToGwen
( Featured by Beccalicious. )
Golden Ink and Going Back by GuinevereToGwen "is a wonderful tale of childhood, growing up, and then wishing you could be a child again. Using fairy tales that are well-known, a wonderful story is spun that will take you back to your childhood days of innocence," says the suggester.
( Suggested by MagicalJoey and Featured by thorns. )
Daily Lit Deviations
Aspiring novelist, composer-lyricist, sunriser, dreamer, and the biggest poetastrophe you'll ever meet.
I'm currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and short stories on a houseboat. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.
I write short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my novel, Columbia Uncharted, a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser, and a one-act musical I'm currently in the process of putting on called The Strangers on the Bus.
Nice Things People Have Said About Me
"Danielle’s gallery is packed full of intriguing and clever pieces to peruse, on her multi-faceted profile. Whether in sharing her novels brimming over with moving tales or reading a touching story or poem from a unique angle, she’s written something for everyone to enjoy."
by LadyLincoln, one of dA's biggest sweethearts
"What I love most about her writing is her character development and her observation/analysis of other human beings...including her honest evaluations of herself and her feelings.
Danielle is one of the most imaginative storytellers I know and, time after time, her writing touches me in some way, whether because I relate to it personally or am simply fascinated by it."
by one of the kindest people I know, hopeburnsblue
"GuinevereToGwen is possibly my best internet buddy. She is just.. wow. She's always trying new things with her writing, and she's always participating in competitions and coming up with new, cool group ideas. She's super nice and her poetry is phenomenal, as is her prose and her stagewriting. She's just all around talented."
by the wonderful saltwaterlungs
"GuinevereToGwen is a sweetheart in every sense of the word. Her work just sweeps you off your feet with her incredible control of literary devices."
by the incredible momo-madness
"You are now a magical writer unicorn."
by my favourite person in the whole world, SilentSails
Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Les Mis, Next to Normal, Wicked, Chicago, Rent) and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and As You Like It)!
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Lewis Caroll • Robert Frost
Favourite colour: All of them! Don't make me choose!
How I would like to die: In a swordfight, defending my life. Preferably on the back of a dragon.
Weekly Round-up!This Week's FeaturesWritersInk
I Am Amadeus by GuinevereToGwen
"It started with a mix CD."
This short story explores a beautiful turn of events, and shows how something a simple as a mix CD can bring an entire school together.
Not Damsel Fodder by AWaterFox
"Grab her, and lose a hand -- if not your chin, your eye, or your face entirely a la Lady."
This short piece describes a woman to be reckoned with, as wild as the seas she rides on.
Eventide by W-Lupus
"Inklings of white starlight dot the celestial canvas, swimmers lost at sea."
This brief piece explores a beautiful use of figurative and descriptive language to pull the reader into a rich and magical scene.
Issue 183 of Lov
Greek girl by juhohamCrowned by Black-B-o-xTaking Over by CrystalClear-ArtLost In Nightmare by Fae-Melie-MelusineThe White Witch by Fae-Melie-Melusine
Street Lamp Cricket by L-InqueNess Forest (painting) by MirellaSantanaWho. by BleedingPropheciesDARK QUEEN 2 by saritaangel07Bragi bleeds by williamfdevault
October by BarkI am the daughter of a sailor. by DearPoetryAlways Beside You by mj-magicThat Kills You by BlackBowfinWalk in the Fog by Sisterslaughter165
Immortality desires the mortality by ser1oUntitled by HeaveniaAn Old August by AlwaysRainCheckBeltane by Ariel87Banana peels and catsoups by oviedomedina
she said some bleed more than others by StarlightCometProximities by FritoBDer Name Der Rose by Celtica-HarmonyJohan by KaarmenViolent Renewal by iamPoetry
Steampunk by MoonRoseEternityPast Memories by gertrudisesmeraldinaA Strange Encounter by KurtzanBlowing in the wind by Katarina-Zirinei hear knives in the wind by nawkaman
Witching Hour by debzdezigns-lamb68Elsewhere by Softyrider62Cursed Of The Horseman by maggotsaid666new live paint and video by StefanThompsonBackgrpund for Poison ivy by Kifir
faithful and quietly distant by Hfeather53A sister in London by oviedomedinaSummer Portrait by callerofcrowswe march by Sammur-amatDrifting to Sleep by FictionChick
03.08.14I can't believe that I'm actually saying this, but my book is now available for purchase.introverted-ghost
I'm a properly published poet, guys!
If you're interested in purchasing a copy, you can do so here:
And please, if you do purchase a copy, don't hesitate to tell me what you think about it! I would love to hear your thoughts!
And now, I have some very special things to say to some brilliant people.
First, to chromeantennae
Not only did you sacrifice hours of your own personal time to help me out, you also made sure to be there whenever I started to doubt myself and my ability to realize this dream.
You held my hand, lightened the mood, listened to my rage and reassured me when I was too prideful to say that I needed it.
Do You Want to Host a Workshop?Hello allBeccalicious
As you may be aware, I recently revived Writers-Workshop and now into the fourth workshop since starting again. Three of these workshops have been run by myself, but what made the group so awesome in the past was having different hosts each month. This also meant drawing in from different experiences, skills and cultures from all over deviantART, giving a wide variety of workshop choices. We are now looking for future workshop hosts, trying to book up to the end of this year, with a different workshop each month.
You can run it by yourself, or with a friend or on behalf of another group, we are all for that. Your workshop can also be whatever you like as long as it fits the month period. If you are unfamiliar with our group format, it might be worth keeping an eye on the current workshops to see how it all works. There is a dedicated backroom team to support you also, so you're not