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by lthomas
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 57701

Re: #17--A GREAT BEGINNING #2

Hi Jan - Here's one I wrote some time back...personally I liked the opening because, most of all, it forced me to try and stay in syntax and rhythm of the story I was trying to tell. Set the tone, you might say. The title, however, could definitely have used some work: "No It's Not the Butter" Anywa...
by lthomas
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for EXPERIMENT
Replies: 6
Views: 4628

Re: Winners for EXPERIMENT

:clap :clap :clap Congratulations to all those placing this week. Got some :book2 to do it seems.
Also thank-you judges; I am honored to appear on this list.

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Replies: 14
Views: 8093

Re: Winners for GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Thank-you, judges; especially for overlooking the "week-chocked gully" which should have read: weed-choked gully. Sigh, I will never make it as an editor; but it won't keep me from trying. Congratulations to all on this week's list; I'm continually impressed with the different ways the challenge ent...
by lthomas
Thu May 19, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for OUTGOING
Replies: 11
Views: 5815

Re: Winners for OUTGOING

Thank-you judges, it's been a while since I've placed and this is a pleasant surprise. Izzy, Penny and Mr. Lacey thank you, too :mrgreen:

Congratulations to all those placing this week; as always I gain so much from reading your works.

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for WEEK(S)
Replies: 9
Views: 4327

Re: Highest Rankings for WEEK(S)

:clap Great works represented here. Congratulations to all!

I'm always astonished at the different approaches one can take to a single subject - and yet have them all seem to turn out oh, so well.

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for WEEK(S)
Replies: 13
Views: 7869

Re: Winners for WEEK(S)

Have been snowed in for the past few days and just now seeing this. Thank-you judges, this is totally unexpected. I'm experimenting with my writing voice/style and am grateful for the chance to try it out here. Thank-you too, for all those who stopped by and commented. I learn by your comments/criti...
by lthomas
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for 24 HOURS
Replies: 10
Views: 6181

Re: Highest Rankings for 24 HOURS

:clap :superhappy :clap Congratulations, so many great works presented here. I understand where both William and Jim are coming from. I guess I've regretted some of my stories rather than hated them. I do feel at times I had abandoned them before they were fully developed and the regret comes in bec...
by lthomas
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for 24 HOURS
Replies: 18
Views: 9608

I read so many good writings this week and I'm honored to have my work listed among the top 10.

Thank-you judges and those who commented on my article.

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN
Replies: 16
Views: 8950

Since I don't have access to a personal PC, this is a bit late; but heartfelt, none-the-less. Congratulations, everyone. I so enjoy reading the different takes the writers can and do take on any given subject. When it seems as if I've hit a wall I read what you've written; and then and only then I n...
by lthomas
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: EC results--INNER PERSON quarter
Replies: 17
Views: 9317

It's been a while since I've seen my name on your list, Jan. Thank-you for the work it takes to keep it updated. I'm honored to be among those recognized here as I admire so many of their works.

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE INNER PERSON
Replies: 27
Views: 14556

Wow, I'm so honored to have my work included on this list. And, the comments were very hearkening (don't know where these archaic words come from - but they just show up so unexpectedly). Thank-you judges, you had a tough week with all the great entries from this week. Congratulations to all on this...
by lthomas
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for FEEL (as in emotions)
Replies: 18
Views: 9879

Goodness, it's been a while since I've seen my work on this list. Thank-you, judges!

Congratulations to all who are recognized here and look forward to the top 30/40 list as well.

Loren
by lthomas
Thu May 27, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE WRITER'S LIFE
Replies: 22
Views: 11434

It good to see the list of so many new writers added to the EC list. Their enthusiasm is contagious their wins, well deserved. Congratulations :superhappy

Loren
by lthomas
Thu May 27, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 60551

No homework from me yet, Jan. But in response to your question regarding building a good short story, I've read that most readers will get through the first 4/5 of the story only to be let down by the conclusion. I don't know why this is, possibly it's due to poor plotting, not really having the ele...
by lthomas
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 95909

Jan, like the others, I'm glad to see this topic explored. Too often I find my articles off topic. Creative, yes, on topic, no. Like you suggested not only out of the box, but out of the circle, to boot. I'm not too sure if it's just the way I think and see things (making connections that no one els...

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