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DeviantArt is a great platform for networking! I have created a Portfolio to isolate the work I think is strongest and to highlight my skills.

Would it be better to keep my Cosplay Photographs on this account or create a new one just for my Cosplay (I also have a FB Page)? 

3 deviants said Yes: It's easier to follow one person rather than following two accounts.
2 deviants said Maybe: If you can upkepe it...wait you used to have a Stock Account?
1 deviant said No: If you are wanting serious feedback it's easier to upload them to a second account where the focus is purely on your cosplay.
No deviants said Yes: If the number of cosplays is few just upload the photos here.
No deviants said Yes: Especially if you are picky with the quality of costume and photo it won't be so overwhemling.
No deviants said Maybe: It depends if you are personally able to keep up two accounts, remember when you tried to do stock?
No deviants said No: It's better to upload to a second account so you can also upload photographs of the costumes and props and talk about your creative process.
No deviants said No: I didn't even know you used to upload Cosplay Photos. Since when do you cosplay?
No deviants said Other: Answer if you also cosplay and have separate accounts.
No deviants said Other: Answer if you maintain 2 Deviant Art accounts and have feedback on how to do so effectively.




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My energy is going to beginning a career in Retail/Hospitality Management with a focus in consulting. My Bachelors Degree is in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing - both of which are obsessions heavily linked to my interest in sociology. I'm also a Freelance Editor.

I love music, the violin, reading, writing, collecting, sports, movies and television. I consider myself an amateur photographer and hope to flourish that skill as well as dapple in drawing!



DFF Issue 3: PocketStories and PhotographicPoetry

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 24, 2015, 6:27 AM
  • Listening to: Games of Owns Podcast
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Watching: - - - -
  • Playing: Dragon Age Origins
  • Eating: - - - -
  • Drinking: Decaf Coffee

Aloha DeviantArt!

 Welcome to the Friday Double Feature series! This week’s feature showcases two groups!  In 2015 it will extend from Prose and Poetry focus to Cosplay and Photography as well!  Don’t forget to Comment with groups you think should be Featured!

I would like to thank IrrevocableFate for suggesting  PocetStories when it was still with us on deviantArt!

Please make sure to check out IrrevocableFate's gallery:…

As I was transferring these journals from another account, it appears that PocketStories has been deleted. So any group information cannot be accessed. However, the Admins are still Members of deviantArt, and the other journals offered through the group still exist. I hope you enjoy discovering those, and apologize that you missed out on the wonderful community of PocketStories.


I’m excited to share with you:  PocketStories  and PhotographicPoetry!





Dedicated to literature PocketStories is:

“a group for writers who genuinely want to improve their writing skills and share their stories.”

Aside from a small, yet mighty, membership of 27, PocketStories provides a community willing to give feedback and offer prompts for inspiration. You can find all you need to know about the group below:

[As the group was deleted the journal is no longer available.]

The group offers access to workshops, which cover all formats of writing concepts and techniques. The best part is: those who contribute are featured in a journal which asks Deviants to critique recent submissions. You can view the most recent (and unfortunately closed) workshop here:

Structuring a story: Linear VS Non-linear
Structuring a Story: Linear VS Non-Linear
*** Last day to submit!! ***
Thanks to everyone who took part in last week's workshop! <3
I'm looking for people to help run workshops (more detail at bottom).
So now that we’ve talked about how to kick start our imagination, we now need to start putting those ideas on paper. I was going to do an article on planning Project Educate’s story planning week was not long ago. There’s a roundup of PE’s story planning week here:
I recommend it; it’s very useful and interesting.
So now onto structure.
I like to split structure up into two categories: linear structure and non-linear structure (simple, eh?). Linear being when the events of the story happen in chronologica

Once you join a workshop, each contributor is assigned a fellow entrant to critique. You can see how the Feedback section is organized here:

FeedbackIt's time to give FEEDBACK!!
Thank you to everyone that has submitted to this month's workshop. Now for the exciting part -- FEEDBACK.
Remember, it's very important to give feedback, otherwise you will not be allowed to take part in the next workshop.
The important thing about this critique circle is that everyone should look at the previous version and say whether they think the changes work or not, and how they can further improve.
Also, I'd like to hear from the members: 
How are you finding the critique circles? Would you rather critique more than one person and get more than one critique, or is it fine the way it is? Any suggestions for improvement?
:iconrieal-dragonsbane: will critique by JullekEliseus
:iconjullekeliseus: will critique by MagicalJoey
:iconmagicaljoey: will critique by tateetah
:icontateetah: will critique by DailyBreadCafe
:iconohineedtea: will cr

If you’re curious about the group, don’t hesitate to peruse the Gallery and Join! Now it’s time to meet the esteemed Admins!

FOUNDER:  DailyBreadCafe ( :icondailybreadcafe: )

Despite being a deviant for just two years, Toby’s gallery is full of deviations spanning multiple artistic talents. If you enjoy Creative Non-Fiction, Photomanipulation, and Digital Art, amongst a few other talents, you should definitely give him a visit. You can find his Creative Non-Fiction piece Soul Beat below.

Soul Beat

Soul BeatI heard the slap of his feet on the patio before I saw him. Slumped in the sun lounger, I opened one eye and watched my step-son plod out into the back garden.  He covered his face with an arm to block out the sun and looked around. He hadn’t seen me for a week. He did a double take before sprinting across the grass in my direction, but then stopped and swivelled around. Locating the cat, he padded across the garden and stooped down, stroking the black ball of fur. Up and down, as if he was washing a dog – you know, the way five year olds stroke their pets. Leisurely, Felix circled him, purring at the downwards strokes until he finally had enough and darted into the rustling bushes.
Finally, he looked up and grinned at me. That’s one thing I’ll miss; the way children smile, and I mean genuinely smile. That one where every feature dances: skin suddenly glows; eyes go wide, and then jump into a slant; their mouths turn big, so big. And then they laugh. That’



Mostly a group with art a photography, PhotographicPoetry also accepts: Poetry.  The only rule that must be followed is:

:bulletgreen:  Do not submit Adult Material.

Other than that, feel free to submit art to the proper folders! You can also suggest gallery folders, as well as offer to become a Contributor, as PhotographicPoetry is looking for more Contributors: should I put this...I kind of want more contributors. I love all the people watching  but I can't always be on searching for amazing work to add in the galleries. soo i'm going to ask you to bring your friends to join.
Adding Work to Gallery:
When you go to your work there should be a button that says "featured in groups" you click submit to a group.
A box will show up and you'll have to check in the box that says type a group name you put "PhotographicPoetry"
And then place it into the right category. (If you have any suggestions on a category please share)
If you still have problems I'll see what i can do you will have to send me a link your work you want submitted.
Thank You for your time,
Anna Lloyd

If you have any questions about the group, or being a Contributor, please don’t hesitate to contact ScoapEyes, who you can learn about below! That’s correct, it’s time to meet the Admins!

ScoapEyes ( :iconscoapeyes: )

Stegie’s gallery offers intriguing and breathtaking photographs! A deviant for three years, Stegie also dapples in traditional art and writing. You can view I miss chu below.

 I miss chu

I miss chu.. by ScoapEyes

CO-FOUNDER: SageFillyLuna ( :iconsagefillyluna: )

A “Jacke-of-all-Trades”, Sage’s gallery doesn’t disappoint. In just two years, she’s shared paintings, drawings, cosplay, and literature among her growing repertoire. She puts her passion and soul into work she does, that’s obvious just at a glance. For a sample of her talents I’ve chosen her cosplay shot Katniss Everdeen Cosplay WIP – Safe and Sound.

Katniss Everdeen Cosplay WIP – Safe and Sound

Katniss Everdeen Cosplay WIP-- Safe and Sound by SageFillyLuna


CONTRIBUTOR: Mell-Ri ( :iconMell-Ri) [Previously:  X-AliceRose-X (  :iconx-alicerose-x: ]

A deviant for four years, Mell-Ri definitely has the talent to back up the talk! You can find traditional and digital art, as well as photography among the folders to explore. You can see Streetlight Sunset below.

Streetlight Sunste

Streetlight Sunset by Mell-Ri


  These groups are definitely worth exploring! Please take a moment to enjoy their Galleries. View and comment or critique the deviations there. Or find a new Favorite in the Admins! 

If you have any suggestions of groups worth Featuring, please Comment! I will feature them in the next DFF!

If you missed it you can find Thursday’s Forum and Feature Below:

 Thoughtful Thursday Forum: Writer's Confidence (or Lack There…

deviantFeature III: Leopold002:


 Thanks for tuning in!


~  H-A-Cooke

 Fast Forward to Hale's Herald Issue 18 (25 April 2015):  


H-A-Cooke has started a donation pool!
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I am the Founder of one group and Co-Founder of many. Many of the groups I am in give Point Prizes for the contest winners. In order to help out my fellows, and still be able to use points I bought for myself, I need a hand!

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Your feedback shall be highly appreciated, Madame.

Thanking you in anticipation.
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