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by PottersClay
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 47032

Hi Jan Daniel Silva is an American author, with a couple of New York Times Bestsellers. He writes spy thrillers. Most of his later books are about a character called Gabriel Allon, an Israeli intelligence agent. His writing style has been compared to that of John le Carre. It's intelligent, informed...
by PottersClay
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 47032

Hi Jan I'm tackling Homework assignment 2: One of my favourite author's, Daniel Silva's opening paragraphs are usually very "attention grabbing." This really short opening paragraph is from "The Defector": Pyotr Luzhkov was about to be killed, and for that he was grateful. I think this works because...
by PottersClay
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for LIBRARY/BOOK STORE
Replies: 24
Views: 10431

To all the winners - I'm not sure I'll get to comment on each one individually - so a great big CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're all incredible! Well done!!

:superhappy

Joan
by PottersClay
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for The Editor Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 9707

I am so humbled by this. Shining Stars is a true story of 2 incredible women who do so much good for God for so little acclaim. Having their story read by you and ultimately published in the FaithWriters book is just a small acknowledgement of their service.

Thank you so much!

Joan
by PottersClay
Mon May 10, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #11--Creative, Unique, Fresh
Replies: 74
Views: 60173

Hi Jan I'm sure you haven't "lost" people. Just look at how many people view your post. I think there are many like myself who quietly observe from the sidelines and learn. I'm always hopping over to read your lessons and what everyone else is coming up with. I know, I know...you learn more from DOI...
by PottersClay
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: EC results--Interjections Quarter
Replies: 16
Views: 7027

Fun stats, thanks Jan! Also to say thanks so much to Deb and Scott - I've thrived on this site. You guys really have something special going here. And Sarah Elizabeth. You need a good talking to, girl. Let's get this into your head, once and for all: You are awesome! You rock! :rockon You have mooch...
by PottersClay
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for WOW!
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

SO incredibly proud of my daughter for hitting the top in her first Challenge entry ever. Well done Nicole! It proves what you said when you wrote it - God really inspired you and worked through you. I'm so proud that you were open to His inspiration.

:party


Joan
by PottersClay
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions
Replies: 33
Views: 12946

Yes, I really struggled with disappointment, especially when I like what I've written (and it's vulnerable/personal) or if others have expressed their approval of it. I find it a double blow that the results come twice, first the top 5 end EC's and then top 15 and top 40 overall. I get through the f...
by PottersClay
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for SHHHHH
Replies: 32
Views: 12060

Excellent writing everyone!!! The Masters WERE in top form this week, very masterful masterpieces :lol:
Thanks for setting such a great standard, guys! It keeps pushing us all to greater heights.

Joan
by PottersClay
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 14290

Congrats to everyone on the lists and especially to those who aren't. This week my name happened to be there but I know that all-too-familiar feeling when it isn't and I just want to say to you WELL DONE - You are right on the top of God's winners list!!!

Joan
by PottersClay
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

And also a shout out to my friend Shann: YOU DID IT GIRL! A WELL DESERVED HC!

Joan
by PottersClay
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for HUH?
Replies: 30
Views: 12567

Well done everyone :superhappy . There were such beautiful entries this week. It's great that the high level of excellence keeps pushing us all to give of our absolute best! That constant improvement in each of us, makes us all a winner in God's eyes!

Joan
by PottersClay
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 50394

Oops, as to the homework: I was almost a bit nervous to do the homework since I could see that it was possible to tie oneself into some great big knots. The only reason I persevered was that I could see the value of it. I was just not sure that I could handle the criticism. I am almost a bit nervous...
by PottersClay
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 50394

I'd love to have other people weigh in on this...have you read works written entirely in present tense? Did you like them, or not? Why? I read a John Grisham book, Rainmaker, which was in 1st person, present tense. He wrote it so well that it actually changed my view on a 1st person perspective, wh...
by PottersClay
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 93930

This made great reading. Thanks for the lesson, Jan. I realise it's meant to be interactive, but I'm just too exhausted from my own gruelling day and am going to go throw off my ivory shoes (avoiding the kitchen and the lego) and head straight for my plush, soft, welcoming bed!! No, just kidding! I ...

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