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October Feature

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Daily Deviations and Daily Lit Deviations

Daily Deviations

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
Daily Lit Recognition

suggested by chasingcloudbursts and featured by Naktarra
"This short story is a wonderful representation of the uncertainty of love, using the concept of entropy to tie it all together. The writing is intriguing and the ending is immensely satisfying. You will find yourself smiling uncontrollably at the end of this adorable tale."


The Great Race
suggested by LiliWrites and featured by VertigoArt
"A fun, exciting ride. Tightly written, interesting character. I was caught up in Charlie's race from the first stride to the last."


The Story of the Bench
suggested by chromeantennae and featured by TwilightPoetess
"This piece is really unique and the dialogue is great. I really, really enjoyed this read."


suggested by saltwaterlungs and featured by DrippingWords
"At first, the piece might seem cliché, but it quickly disorients the reader well enough to shake away any thought of it being anything but unique."


Rescue Team
featured by doodlerTM
"A piece that conveys the frustration of having a co-dependent friend."


On a Dark and Stormy Night
suggested by WritersInk and featured by SilverInkblot
"A very cleverly written piece using the first lines in many famous novels."


Saving Ladybugs
featured by doodlerTM
"A touching story about ladybugs and loss told through the point-of-view of a child."



Writing Projects


:bulletgreen: Columbia Uncharted: First draft completed, editing in progress
Word count: 62,093
:bulletgreen: Sunriser (Collaborative novel with NGBookworm97): First draft completed, editing in progress
Word count: 73,101
:bulletgreen: After Florence: 2014 NaNoWriMo novel, outlining in progress
Word count: 0

Project DD-a-Day

Project DD a Day aims to encourage deviants to suggest Daily Deviations. The challenge was to suggest seven DDs in two weeks. The project, which occurred from September 1st to 14th, is now over; however, I plan on organizing a second edition sometime in the future.

:bulletblue: Featured Deviant of the Month :bulletblue:

Every month, I feature a special deviant on my profile page as well as in a journal.

:bulletblue: September 2014
:bulletblue: August 2014
:bulletblue: March 2014
:bulletblue: February 2014
:bulletblue: December 2013
:bulletblue: November 2013
:bulletblue: October 2013
:bulletblue: September 2013

:bulletyellow: Perfect Poetastrophies :bulletyellow:

A series of my favourite off-dA poetry/songs/inspirations.

:bulletyellow: The Wild Hunt by Tallest Man on Earth
:bulletyellow: On the Road (Novel) by Jack Kerouac
:bulletyellow: Next to Normal (Musical) by Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey
:bulletyellow: More Lies by Karin Gottshall
:bulletyellow: Home to Roost by Kay Ryan

:bulletorange: Writing Advice :bulletorange:
:bulletpink: Project Educate Articles :bulletpink:

Because I somehow think I'm qualified to give writing advice.

:bulletpink: Musical Theatre: Golden Age and Beyond
:bulletpink: How To Be A Productive Writer
:bulletorange: Switching POV's
:bulletpink: Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your Story
:bulletpink: Songwriting: The Basics
:bulletorange: I Groan When I Read a Dream Scene
:bulletorange: Relatable Protagonists and Clichés


Writing is a talent. by PixieRiotHonored 2 Have Gotten DD Stamp by Mirz123I was featured on DLD by caybeach
I :heart: my ACTIVE watchers by StampsByNeekkoI Quote Shakespeare by impersonalinfoMusic is love by PixieRiot
Books over all by PixieRiotPassion for telling stories by fakadeaSo Many Books by LaPurr
Writer Working Stamp by Mirz123Day Dreamer Stamp by Sora05Fantasy is my Reality stamp by purgatori
Les Miserables by vintage-cowbellsHello, my name is.. by cfryantAtheist Stamp by Kezzi-Rose
Doctor Who Stamp by OatzyNext to Normal by vintage-cowbellsSherlock Stamp by SummerGal7


Artist | Student | Literature

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.

Ten Song Shuffle

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 9:38 PM
Tagged by wildfirepen!

  • Put your iPod/phone/diskman/walkman/record player/phonograph/string quartet on shuffle.
  • List the first ten songs that show up.
  1. Young - The Summer Set
  2. Interstate 8 - Modest Mouse
  3. I'm Alive (Reprise) - Next to Normal
  4. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
  5. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  6. The Smell of Rebellion - Matilda the Musical
  7. This Never Happened Before - Bonnie & Clyde The Musical
  8. The Hat - Ingrid Michaelson
  9. Finale - Newsies
  10. Turn It Off - The Book of Mormon
1/2 of the songs are from a musical. That sounds about right. ;)

I don't tag anyone because a bunch of people have already done this so I don't want to retag them. And I'm lazy.


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Ten Song Shuffle

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 9:38 PM
Tagged by wildfirepen!

  • Put your iPod/phone/diskman/walkman/record player/phonograph/string quartet on shuffle.
  • List the first ten songs that show up.
  1. Young - The Summer Set
  2. Interstate 8 - Modest Mouse
  3. I'm Alive (Reprise) - Next to Normal
  4. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
  5. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  6. The Smell of Rebellion - Matilda the Musical
  7. This Never Happened Before - Bonnie & Clyde The Musical
  8. The Hat - Ingrid Michaelson
  9. Finale - Newsies
  10. Turn It Off - The Book of Mormon
1/2 of the songs are from a musical. That sounds about right. ;)

I don't tag anyone because a bunch of people have already done this so I don't want to retag them. And I'm lazy.

Mature Content Filter is On
(Contains: strong language)
Brighton Beach, this is Brighton Beach. Stand clear of the doors. Coney Island-bound Q.

“Fuck you, I’m going back.”

In an empty subway car on a clear Friday morning in Brooklyn, a boy paces back and forth, tugging at the sleeves of his navy blue blazer. He stumbles as the car jolts forward and grabs the pole to steady himself.

His friend cackles from his mostly-motionless seat. A white collar pokes out from his sweater, also navy blue, just like the boys’ pants and tie.

Navy blue, navy blue, Powells we believe in you: the old chant that still rings in the school gym at every game. Powells never loses. Powells is only the best private school in the city.

“I hope you’re happy.” Blazer boy scowls at his companion.

Sweater boy grins like he’s the happiest person alive. Blazer boy scowls some more.

“I know what you’re going to say,” he continues. “‘Screw parents. Screw high school.’ It isn’t that simple.”

Throwing his hands up, he turns to the side, his shiny shoes clicking together as he paces some more.

“There’s Latin,” he says. “We can still make it if we go back now. We can waltz right into class as if nothing happened.”

He twists the other way, and the stale air of the subway car is swirled around, creating a much-needed draft. Sweater boy rolls up his sleeves slowly, methodically, until they are both symmetrical and just at his elbow.

“Or.” Blazer boy runs a hand through his mop of dark hair. “Or, we say ‘screw it’ and don’t look back. And they notice we’re missing. And we fail the class. And high school. And life.”

Sweater boy rubs his hands together and stands up, spreading his legs to keep his balance in the moving car. Blazer boy turns his flushed face toward him.

“I can’t do this,” he stutters. “I’m going back.”

Sweater boy stretches his arm back, and like a spring his hand cuts through the air and slaps the boy in the face. He stumbles back from the force of the slap, nearly tumbling over as the train screeches to a stop.

Ocean Parkway. Please stand clear of the doors.

Sweater boy stands over his friend, who is only barely holding himself up by the pole, a hand held to his reddening cheek, and says, “You’re wrong.”

“Wrong about what?” he spits back, hauling himself up to a standing position. “You don’t think they’ll notice we’re gone? This is Powells we’re talking about.”

Sweater boy’s face darkens as he slips back into his seat. Blazer boy plops down next to him, a handprint becoming visible on his face.

“Oh, they’ll notice you’re missing,” sweater boy says. “The fucking president will make a speech in your honour as he deploys his helicopters to search for the great Jack Dalton.” He rolls his eyes. “Me? They’ll notice I’m missing, and no one will care.”

Blazer boy, a.k.a. Jack Dalton, says nothing. He sits and stares at his reflection in the window as the subway blasts through the tunnel. Both reflections stare back: one with dark, floppy hair and a blazer, and the other with icy blue eyes and a sweater. And neither reflection says a word.

The subway car is silent all through the tunnel. It is silent as they stop at West Eighth Street and the New York Aquarium. It is silent until the conductor’s voice crackles through the silence and the stale air.

Last stop, Coney Island. This is Coney Island.

Sweater boy stands up and extends a hand to Jack, whose gaze wanders up to meet the boy’s eyes. His own are lost and frightened, not at all like the eyes of the grown up he is expected to be.

“Coney Island, my friend,” sweater boy says, his hand floating mid-air. “Are you coming?”

There is a moment of hesitation, and the hand trembles for a second before Jack’s own takes it. His face breaks out into a grin. “Fuck Latin,” he says as sweater boy pulls him to his feet.

As they race out the closing doors of the subway, sweater boy laughs and cries out, “Carpe diem!”
Q Train to Coney Island
Word count: 709

Inspired by the song Q Train to Coney Island (Track 10) by Brad Alexander from the musical See Rock City and Other Destinations. I am seriously obsessed with this song right now. I've been wanting to fictionalize it for a few weeks. Here it is!

I enjoyed inventing a fake preppy private high school for this. What do you guys think? I won't ask for a critique, but some general impressions would be nice. :)

Your Resident Musical Writer/Co-Director

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 6:07 PM

It's steppin' time!


Since I haven't been on dA much recently, I probably haven't mentioned that a new club has been formed just this year and my new arts school. It's called Canterbury Musical Theatre Society, and me being me, I attended the first meeting of the year because MUSICALS. :heart:

The two kids running it were very professional, something that I liked about them right away. They said that people were to apply for a team (the performance team or the production team) and that they would audition/be interviewed to see if they got a spot.

I applied for the writer, composer, and director positions. Now, you might know that I spent last year writing a short musical, so I have experience in the writing/composing department. However, I've never done any directing in my life. I've done lots of theatre, but as an actor only. But it felt like something I should try, because I know so much about musical theatre, and I feel like I could be good at it.

I explained all this at my interview, knowing full well they would give the position to a kid in the actual drama program at school, where they, you know, learn how to direct as part of the curriculum. I explained that I was mostly applying for the writer position, because I don't have much music theory.

All this happened last Tuesday. Then tonight, I received an email, and (as you can see from the title of this journal), I GOT THE WRITER AND CO-DIRECTOR POSITION. You have no idea how ecstatic I am right now. I've just called nearly everyone I know to tell them the news. To tell you the truth, I would have been pretty disappointed if I hadn't gotten the writer position, since I've written musicals and plays before and my interview went SUPER well. But never would I have expected to become co-director.

The great thing is that I want to keep directing in the future, I'll have all this experience from this year. GUYS I'M SO EXCITED ASFKLFJDJ.

*passes out*

In case you were wondering, I received the email so late because I was at a book launch... for an anthology in which I was published! A French poem of mine won an honourable mention in a youth writing contest, so it was included in the anthology. They asked me to read my poem at the launch, and it was so much fun! Just a small tidbit of news...

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  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: MUSICALS
  • Reading: MUSICALS
  • Watching: MUSICALS
  • Eating: MUSICALS
  • Drinking: MUSICALS



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