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Improving Past Works Project

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If you're anything like me, which I'm finding a lot of artists and writers are, you've kept just about every scrap of paper you've touched over the years.  Wither it's a poem, to a doodle you liked, to even just a single sentence you love, and find inspiring- you probably have some stuff stock piled somewhere that you can go back and look and see where you've come from.  

As someone who LOVES looking at improvement meme's that artists put up, and who joins groups like Improvement-Club, I can't get enough of these types of things.  Seeing where an artist started, and where they've ended up makes me feel like there's hope for everyone out there to get better, and that everyone's had the same struggles. It reminds those who want to loose hope and quit that the only way to get to where you want to, go is just keep on drawing.

The one thing that's bothered me is that there really hasn't been a push for writers to do this, as well.  While I love drawing, I've always felt more comfortable writing, so I keep a lot of my old work stuff to dig through for ideas, laugh at, or cry over (there were quite a few horrible Mary Sue stories in my early writing days), but I never really think, WOW, I've gotten better!  I just go, oh well, this is just old work. It's not really important, and doesn't show a whole lot about me. Of course, this couldn't be further from the truth.  Writers improve over time, just like all artists, and I'd like to take this moment to let y'all show what you're made of!


This Brings You to Your Prompt

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What I'm asking all writers to do is to go through some of your old stuff, and r e w r i t e one piece of work!
It can be years, months, or even w e e k s old, it doesn't matter!


Guidelines:

Title it "Improvement Meme (Writing) - Age/Date", and link your pieces below to be featured!
Let's see where you've come from and how far you've come! 

Due:

January 5th, 2015

Award:

Bullet; Red You'll get featured in the group Authors-Club as well as in this journal!
Bullet; Green One lucky deviant will be given 500 point, at random!


Those Who Have Participated!

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jackofalltrades0097 
Improvement Meme (Writing) - Age 122003 Writing Assignment - Age 12
Prompt::
Write a composition that tells about a time when someone achieved or reached a dream.
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John was a tall, skinny man. He was in his late fifties when he finally reached his dream. He made the first clone.
Walking down the marbled floor hallway, listening to the tip-tap of his shoes, he turned to a large metal door and got out his keys. Sticking the long purple one into the lock he went inside.
The clone sat playing with a rosy-cheeked doll in the middle of a bleach white room. Her wavy black hair swayed as she looked up.
"Hello my dear" John asked, kneeling down to her level. "Are you ready to go?"
"Can I take my dolly?" she asked grinning widely. "Please? She wants to see the people too!"
John chuckled and agreed. He grasped her hand and led her out of the room.
The girl, Angel, looked around in wonder of every thing outside of her little white cell. John glanced down at her with the same amazement in his eyes. He ha
  Improvement Meme (Writing) - Age 212012 Writing Prompt Art Contest - Age 21
Contest Guidelines::
Draw a picture based off of one of these short stories
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The white walls around him were the only thing he knew as home. While most grew up with a dog, or a cat, or some form of love and affection, all he knew were these four walls.  There were no hugs or kisses goodnight, or caring looks when he did something good. There were only sterile tables, a cold bed, and the doctor. The one who came in, talked to him, watched him draw pictures of the things he could only see in the occasional book he was allowed to have. She would sit in her chair, ask him questions as she observed him, make notes when he said something, made checks when he said others. He didn't know what she was writing, but he always hoped that she was pleased with him.
It wasn't a bad life, in fact, he was happy. Or at least, he thought he was. He wasn't exactly sure if he had experienced that emotion, or if he was j





Don't want to participate but want to spread it around? Please do!! 
Let's try to get as many writers as possible doing it! Make a journal or share with a friend, JUST SPREAD THE WORD!!








:painter: Featured Random Artist Improvement Memes :painter: 

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If you're an artist and want to link to your improved work, by all means! Like I said, I love to look at improvement stuff! Shoot me a link and I'll gladly feature you!
Improvement-meme by ErikShoemaker Improvement Meme 2006-2014 by Befera 2010-2014 Improvement Meme by L-rah
2007 and onward! by AnneDyari Improvement Meme by Smoppet a very large meme by Diss0ciate


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thanks for the llama :)
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You're very welcome! Thank you for the fave n_n
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You're welcome Meow :3 
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You're very welcome!
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thank you! :)
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Welcome! 
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Welcome!
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Greeting A.E. McAuley~!:happybounce: ,

We are happy to welcome you to :groups: :iconbeat-the-block:

We hope that you enjoyed our group so far,

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