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by Symphonic
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
Replies: 14
Views: 6601

Feeling amazed, humbled, and so very glad to be back. Thanks so much for the comments... it's such a privilege to be part of this community!

Congratulations, everyone... and special congratulations to Lisa, for quite honestly one of the best stories I've ever read.
by Symphonic
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for The Editor Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 9707

Thanks so much, judges, and everyone who commented! And special thanks to Greghory for his very kind words. It's a joy and an honor to be part of this nurturing community of talented writers.

:D CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!!! :D
by Symphonic
Thu May 13, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE MANUSCRIPT
Replies: 26
Views: 11436

Wow, really?? I wasn't expecting this at all this week, but thanks, judges! I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to read more of the entries this time, because all the ones I read were wonderful.

:D CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!! :D
by Symphonic
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Hmph!"
Replies: 19
Views: 8500

WOW!!! I wasn't expecting this at all!

Thanks so much, judges, and everyone who commented. It's a real privilege to be part of this community.

:D Congratulations, Everyone!! :D
by Symphonic
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 60535

I think if this were a Challenge topic, at least half the entries (if not more) would be woeful tales of tragic fires. All the more reason to think out of the box, when the word has easy and obvious associations! From List 1: Tragedy Warmth/love Desire Losing job Elijah Olympic torch From List 2: "O...
by Symphonic
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #2
Replies: 52
Views: 54777

Jan, excellent lessons on dialog! So true, everything you've said! I love writing dialog, and my favorite parts of my own fictional writings (not for the Challenge) are very dialog-heavy. It's made the Challenge more of a challenge for me, in fact... because by the time I've done all I need to do to...
by Symphonic
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 14290

A big congratulations to Chely :D, and all the winners this week! Fantastic writing!
by Symphonic
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's writing basics #5a--An interesting word
Replies: 21
Views: 16054

I've also seen it misspelled as "Viola!" But then, I do know some violists who are very good cooks... :)
by Symphonic
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

I think my first reaction was... "Huh?" But that was a different week, wasn't it? :D Anyway, thanks so much judges, and thanks to everyone for all your kind words. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be part of this community... and best of all, I'll get a "WOO" from Joanne! Looking forward ...
by Symphonic
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 41857

Wow, Jan! A lesson on overuse of exclamation points! That’s great!! Seriously, I think that our media/internet-obsessed culture encourages textual screaming. Just a few days ago, I realized I had written a Facebook message that said something like: Hi, Sue! Wow, it’s great to hear from you again! Yo...
by Symphonic
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for OOPS!
Replies: 29
Views: 13284

Fantastic writing this week!

:D Congratulations, Everyone!! :D
by Symphonic
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 67072

Congratulations, Jan, on another wonderful class and a great response from everyone! I like the salsa analogy. Where I live, salsa is a culinary art form, and I'm a salsa connoisseur. I love it so much, I sometimes forget it's just a condiment--it's supposed to enhance the taste of the food, not ove...
by Symphonic
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: We've Got Our Winner
Replies: 20
Views: 10996

To Lynda, Shelley, and Lisa...

:D CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

I can't wait to read your novels!!


Carol S.
by Symphonic
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--Villanelle
Replies: 23
Views: 18759

I've discovered that I really enjoy writing poems with very definite parameters. Maybe I'll even try one for the Challenge... someday... perhaps... in the far distant future... :) This one was tough. I didn't even intend to finish it tonight--but the phrase "Upon a cold and starless night" haunted m...
by Symphonic
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--TRIOLET
Replies: 58
Views: 33906

This is another poetic form I'd never heard of, though I can think of other poems that use that sort of repetition. It seems to me that this form lends itself to reflective/melancholy poetry... though others (most notably Steve!!) have already proven that isn't always the case. Maybe I'm just in mel...

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