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Hi my watchers and everyone who comes across my page :wave:
Today I want to tell you about a small, but really awesome literature group here on dA that I've been part of since its foundation. The group :iconreadthine-readmine:
This group is about receiving critiques for your texts on one side, while you have to give critiques in return. The system is very simple, really.
Once a month you can submit one text (any literary genre, up to 4,500 words) or up to 5 pages of a comic/ graphic novel you would like to have critiqued. Then you have about 3 weeks to read two texts yourself. You have to leave a little critique in the comment section (or use the critique-option, if enabled on the deviation page). While you read these two texts, two other group members read your submission so you receive two critiques on your work. After you're done reading, you write a short note to the group. You tell the admins that you commented on the two pieces and include the links to the deviations again, that just makes it easier for them to organise everything. Oh, and you include the link to your next text you want to have critiqued, of course. You should also submit it to the group :)
And then the next round starts again :happybounce: It's really that simple :)
Oh, and if you don't have enough time to comment on those two texts, it's no big problem. Then you are moved to the delay list meaning that you cannot submit another deviation until you finished reading and commenting. But you can always become active again, if you have enough time :)
The group allows two languages, English and German. But you only have to read what you can understand, of course :nod:

So yeah, what can I say? I joned this group when it was founded and I have been active there ever since. First I thought: Yes, that sounds like a nice idea. I'd like to get some more comments on my literature deviations. But I wasn't too sure about this critique-in-the-comment section at first. Maybe people write just one or two lines saying that everything is fine and that they like your story without really referring to anything which indicates that they actually read it. But I was so wrong with these thoughts! I got so much more, than I ever expected and that I ever asked for! People really take a lot of time to read the text, and they put a lot of effort into writing the critique. They tell you what they like, what could be improved and give some suggestions on improvements. After the critique, I often go through my text again and apply some of the changes they suggested. I reply to their comment, thank them for their critique and tell them that I included some of their suggestions, and maybe ignored others because I like those aspects of my text as they are. A lot of them actually return to my text, read it a second time, and let me know whether it's better now. Some even read it a third and a fourth time to check on all my corrections.
And I'm just so grateful for everything I found in this group. Some people really liked my writings so they looked through my gallery, read other stuff and left me those in-depth comments. No matter whether this text of mine was submitted to the group or not. I had a lot of really good and helpful conversations on many of my literature deviations due to this group.

But now we are only 6 active members left. And I feel it's very sad that only few people read regularly :(. So I wish this wonderful group had a few more active members. Now if you like reading and writing and are looking for meaningful comments on your literature deviations, this is the place for you to go. Please have a look at this group and think about it.


Hallo alle zusammen :wave:
So, nochmal kurz auf Deutsch ;)
Ich möchte die wundervolle Literaturgruppe :iconreadthine-readmine: vorstellen.
Und zwar geht es in der Gruppe darum, Kritiken für eigene Texte zu bekommen, während man im Gegenzug auch andere Texte kritisiert. Das System ist sehr einfach, wirklich.
Einmal im Monat kann man einen Text (jedes literarische Genre, maximal 4.500 Wörter) oder 5 Seiten eines Comics/ Graphic Novel einreichen, zu dem man sich eine Kritik wünscht. Dann hat man ca. 3 Wochen Zeit, um 2 solcher Texte zu lesen, und selber zu kritisieren. In der Zeit erhält man auch 2 Kritiken für das eigene Werk. Man schreibt die Kritik einfach in die Comment-Section, oder benutzt die Kritik-Option, wenn sie verfügbar ist, und man möchte. Wenn man das getan hat, schreibt man der Gruppe eine kurze Note. Man fügt nochmal die Links zu den beiden gelesenen Texten ein, dies erleichtert den Admins die Organisation. Und man sagt natürlich, welchen Text man ales nächstes einreichen möchte (auch Link). Den Text sollte man aber selber auch einfach in die Gruppe submitten. Und dann beginnt das Ganze von Vorne :)
Oh, und wenn mal wenig Zeit hat, ist das auch kein Problem. Dafür gibt es die Delay-List, auf die man dann gesetzt wird. Dies bedeutet, man darf erst wieder einen eigenen Text einreichen, wenn man die letzten Texte gelesen und kommentiert hat. Man kann aber jeder Zeit wieder aktiv werden, wenn man mit einem Mal wieder Lust und Zeit hat :)
Die Sprachen Englisch und Deutsch sind in der Gruppe zugelassen. Man braucht natürlich nur das lesen, was man auch versteht :nod:

Was kann ich sagen? Ich bin seit Gründung der Gruppe aktives Mitglied. Ganz am Anfang war ich nicht sehr überzeugt von der Idee. Ich dachte, die Leute schreiben vielleicht 1-2 Zeilen, sagen, dass sie den Text nett finden, und das war's dann. Doch ich habe mich fürchterlich geirrt! Die Leute nehmen sich wirklich viel Zeit zum Lesen, und stecken auch viel Arbeit in die Kritiken. Sie sagen, was gut gelungen ist, was verbessert werden könnte, und machen sogar einige Verbesserungsvorschläge. Ich antworte immer auf diese Kritiken (manchmal nur etwas spät :ashamed:), bedanke mich, und setze auch einige der vorgeschlagenen Änderungen um. Viele Leute kehren daraufhin zu meinem Text zurück, lesen ihn ein zweites Mal, und teilen mir mit, ob es wirklich besser ist.
Und manche Leute lesen sogar 3 oder 4 mal und noch öfter den Text, um zu schauen, ob es mit den Verbesserungen funktioniert hat. Oft führt es dazu, dass ich viele, sehr hilfreiche und motivierende Gespräche in den Comments unter meinen eingereichten Texten habe.
Manchen Leuten gefallen meine Texte so gut, dass sie danach in meiner Gallery stöbern, weitere meiner Werke lesen, und diese auch so ausführlich kommentieren, wie in der Gruppe. Dabei spielt es keine Rolle, ob ich den Text überhaupt jemals in die Gruppe eingereicht habe, oder nicht. Ich bin einfach so dankbar für alles, was ich in dieser wundervollen Gruppe gefunden habe.

Allerdings sind wir jetzt leider nur noch 6 aktive Mitglieder, und das finde ich so schade :( Ich wünsche mir ein paar mehr aktive Leute in der Gruppe. Also wenn du gerne schreibst und gerne liest, und dir ausführliche Kritiken zu deinen Texten wünschst, ist diese Gruppe genau richtig für dich. Schau mal rein, und überleg dir, ob du nicht vielleicht mitmachen möchtest :thumbsup:
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Thus I use all points I recive for this :sun:

There's something I can give you in return for your donation. Everyone gets a llama (if not already given). If you donate more points, I look through your gallery and give you comments and/or critiques.
However, I don't like "buying" watches or faves for points, so I don't do that. Anyhow, if I like your work, I might as well fave it and watch you :sun:

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Ines Müller
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied

Work, like you don't need the money.
Love, like nobody has ever hurt you.
Dance, like nobody is watching.
Sing, like nobody is listening.
Live, as if this was paradise on Earth.

(I don't remember where that's from, but I like it a lot)

Me around the internet
(for all of you who want to stalk me ;))

:bulletblack: I just started out on, a new online community for literature.
You can find my stories and poems over there, too. But so far it's only a small selection which will grow as I continue using that site. (June 14, 2015)

:bulletblack: Ich habe seit kurzem Fanfiktion:…
Hier könnt ihr auch meine Shadowrun-Geschichten auf Deutsch lesen, allerdings gibt es hier auf dA weit mehr von mir. Ich lade es langsam, nur nach und nach jetzt auch auf hoch. (April 4, 2015)


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highonwords Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  New Deviant
hi ines :) thank you so much for the llama :)
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Was my pleasure :)
highonwords Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  New Deviant
Altastria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, thanks! ^_^
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome :)
DespicableMe1 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fav!
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome :sun:
It's a lovely poem.
Schayla00 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the lama! Kaori Happy Icon
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome :sun:
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :sun:
NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
SmokesBrandy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Wonderful gallery!
and thank you for the fav! Much appreciated :bow:
DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you. I'm happy to hear you like my stuff :happybounce: :sun:

You are most welcome. I really like the idea of Fella rejecting the new logo and clinging to the old one. I totally agree with him, by the way :)
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