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Literary Spotlight

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by Plume in Poetry » Romantic


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by WrenZorya in Novel / Chapter » Fantasy


Words of Color
by LizzyTyler in Poetry » Realistic


Ghosted [Chapter 5.1]
by Magebird in Novel / Chapter » Supernatural


I Remember
by analienn in Short Story » General


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  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Dramatic
    Chapter Two: Hrex's Cockroach

    Another short about a follower of the Rellvorge Pantheon.

    SoullessGinger
    SoullessGinger - 18 minutes ago
    12+ Violence

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Final Ride {OOC}

    @Blueca, Great post! :D I will do mine soon, but I might not have time tonight, but ill be sure to do it tomorrow.

    JamesPeterson
    JamesPeterson - 58 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    The "I wrote a poem, but don't need reviews" thread

    This is where this goes I guess, Blind lot He talked of peace On the day he murdered his brother And humble he said he was Under his gold crown  ...

    Rodionandaxe
    Rodionandaxe - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Teen Fiction
    Karina and Lynette

    Hi! I am here for a review, First of all, your story is really realistic. It's like i am sitting on a branch of a nearby tree and watching as ...

    Rodionandaxe
    Rodionandaxe - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    Step into her shoes

    Hi Ari! Here with the review! Before I begin, sorry for the delay. I know it's been a while since you requested it. First thing I noticed about this poem ...

    MeherazulAzim16
    MeherazulAzim16 - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Dramatic
    Vampire

    Hey there, aooborromeo! My names's Vilnius, and I'll be reviewing your lovely poem today! c: I like the italicized story that you're telling alongside the main poem. I feel like ...

    TheScribe
    TheScribe - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    Poem Spot - [ on the spot ]

    Here I am - Momo Forced to use my bad talents @Hannah is so cruel

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Dead End at Something Street [OOC]

    Sweet! :)

    Magebird
    Magebird - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Realistic
    Reality

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review! So let's get started! POSITIVES: First and foremost this poem is extremely relatable. I think just about everyone, maybe ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 3 hours ago

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Dramatic
    Vampire

    I watched Interview with a Vampire. I started writing about vampires. It got really dark really fast... Trigger warning for sexual assault victims.

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago
    18+ Violence Mature Content

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Tempest's Eyes [OOC]

    It might be better to do a human (or human-looking) character for this! But thank you so much for asking--I didn't even think of that before you asked. >> Edit: ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 4 hours ago

  • Forums » Writing Tips
    How do I write a good battle scene?

    Hey Niki! I've written a fair share of my own battle/action scenes, and they're definitely tricky to get used to! They feel clunkier than any other kind of scene— And ...

    mellifera
    mellifera - 6 hours ago

  • Forums » Research
    Questions about a world in a steampunk setting

    Hey Alkimia! This is a SUPER late response to your thread (sorry about that!), but I saw it didn't have any responses so I wanted to give it some attention ...

    mellifera
    mellifera - 7 hours ago

  • Forums » Art & Photography
    Otter's Art Corner

    Decided to put up the cover pages for my comic Hunters which I have been working on for 8 years now. If anyone's interested, it's now on Webtoons as well ...

    Otterpop
    Otterpop - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Dramatic, Action / Adventure
    The Civil War - Prologue: The Beginning of the End

    OMG YOU HAVE A NEW STORY ASFHDKL SINCE WHEN hiii I would love to review this c: I didn't look at the other reviews, so if I am a bit ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 7 hours ago

  • Forums » Information Desk
    How to Identify and Report Spam

    Hi everyone, You may have seen spammers advertising novel sites and apps on YWS in the past few months, as well as spammers advertising completely unrelated services. While the mod ...

    Big Brother
    Big Brother - 7 hours ago


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