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by Cinnamon Bear
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--BE A BETTER READER
Replies: 26
Views: 13326

Re: Be a Better Writer--BE A BETTER READER

Judy, I just sent you a PM. Let me know if you don't receive it.

Cinnamon Bear (Virginia Bliss)
by Cinnamon Bear
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO
Replies: 16
Views: 9855

Re: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO

...I did a lesson on atmosphere here . And here is one on setting, from several years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever done one on tone, but a lot of what I said in the recent voice lessons would apply. Thanks for the clarifications and the links, Jan. I remember your lesson on atmosphere, but I don't ...
by Cinnamon Bear
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO
Replies: 16
Views: 9855

Re: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO

The very first challenge entry I sent out in a newly formed buddy group came back fluorescent, since one of my buddies had highlighted all adjectives and adverbs I used in an attempt to write beautifully...It may manifest in a sentence you are really proud of (yeah--guilty!), but is nothing but sel...
by Cinnamon Bear
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO
Replies: 16
Views: 9855

Re: Be a Better Writer--KNOWING WRITING LINGO

This list certainly kept me busy googling terms. Although I'm more or less familiar with many of the terms, I am fuzzy about some of them. I'd like clarification regarding the differences between these three terms: setting, atmosphere, and mood. Although I didn't see it listed, tone might be include...
by Cinnamon Bear
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Question about POV
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: Question about POV

"Let's begin with the head hopping. The author jumped between the hero and the heroine's thoughts non-stop. I'm talking within the same paragraph! It drove me crazy. It was hard to keep up with who was thinking what." Ha, ha! :lol: Koos, the general writing instruction that we obtain at Faithwriter...
by Cinnamon Bear
Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--TELL, DON'T SHOW? WHAT?
Replies: 42
Views: 23950

Re: Be a Better Writer--TELL, DON'T SHOW? WHAT?

Or could I just left her age out since the background described her being a senior? Hi, Julie. I have just one observation. I think stating the specific age is relevant, because there is nearly always a big difference between a sixty-five-year-old and a ninety-year-old. Yet both are classified as s...
by Cinnamon Bear
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Question about POV
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: Question about POV

Since this book is written by an accomplished writer it confused me. Koos, I have been following this thread with great interest, especially since I have always been one to advocate not switching POV within the same chapter or section. :) I read a few more articles on the subject. There seems to be...
by Cinnamon Bear
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Need Another Reason To Participate In Jan's Lessons?
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Need Another Reason To Participate In Jan's Lessons?

Around the end of January, I wrote a vignette for Jan's lesson on characterization in which I invented two characters--Amanda and Lise (Scroll down to the 11th post.): http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=39081 After writing it, I just couldn't bear to leave poor Amanda in ...
by Cinnamon Bear
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

Between Jan's lessons and Steve's posts, I have become convinced that English is every bit as challenging as biology. I assume you take this as a good thing. Absolutely, I think it is a good thing! And I do agree that Jan is tops! I don't see the cheerleader with the pom-poms smiley, so I'll use th...
by Cinnamon Bear
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

"The boy had neither candy nor gum, yet his mouth was full; I could only suppose it was dirt as a brown substance leaked from the corners of his lips." Looks better. :) Regarding jargon, I think precise terminology constitutes more than jargon. Knowing the correct terms makes it much easier to googl...
by Cinnamon Bear
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

Steve, thanks for your reply to my question. So as I understand it, the sentence: "The boy had neither candy nor gum, yet his mouth was full and I could only suppose it was dirt, as a brown substance leaked from the corners of his lips." Should have the punctuation changed to: "The boy had neither c...
by Cinnamon Bear
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

Thanks, Jan. Neither Grammarly nor Microsoft Word is flagging it, with or without the comma, so if no comma is needed--no comma! :)

Cinnamon Bear.
by Cinnamon Bear
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

Hi, Diane and Jan! :)

"The boy had neither candy nor gum, yet his mouth was full and I could only suppose it was dirt, as a brown substance leaked from the corners of his lips."

Should there be a comma after "full"?

Cinnamon Bear
by Cinnamon Bear
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 10987

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

I just feel overwhelmed by all the choices and I desire to keep things simple. Mary, I second Jan’s advice. I think participating in the Challenge is the best way to improve writing. Learning to write publishable pieces is a lot of work. No doubt about it. So I recommend focusing your efforts on th...
by Cinnamon Bear
Fri May 22, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SLANT RHYME
Replies: 19
Views: 8759

Re: Be a Better Writer--SLANT RHYME

Steve, thanks for the link. I just sent you an email. Let me know if you don't receive it, and I will send it by PM. :)

Cinnamon Bear

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