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by lthomas
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 116448

Hey Jan, I probably bumbled this one up greatly, but I sincerely had fun doing it :D Alice’s Red Queen had nothing on Jan today, running in place, getting nowhere. Shoulders drooped, work shoes dangling in hand; she drudged her way into the kitchen. “Maybe there’s a cold pop and left over cake,” she...
by lthomas
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes - Explanations Added
Replies: 27
Views: 31722

Thanks, Ann.

This has been very helpful. I just hope I can retain it. Your summaries are especially helpful.

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for PHEW!
Replies: 10
Views: 6554

The view from the 11th seat of the bus is remarkably great. And, I'm honored to share it with Donna Emery. :mrgreen: Way to go, Donna. I'm constantly amazed at the breadth and depth of the entries based on the theme of the challenge. Congratulations to all who submitted, placing or not, and shared y...
by lthomas
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 16885

Congratulations to all who made it on this list. Excellent entries, great stories and very, very talented writers. :clap :clap :clap

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 12818

:party Doing the happy dance for all of you. Some great stories from one end of the spectrum to the other this week!

Loren
by lthomas
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Lesson Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 7205

I have a request, too. Fragments. I know a sentence should have both a subject and verb - but is that necessarily always the case? Which leads to another question - the use of dashes. I understand ellipticals, (isn't that these ... three dots are called?). But what is the proper use of the dash when...
by lthomas
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for HUH?
Replies: 19
Views: 11716

Thank-you, as always, Joanne - for your woowoo's. :D I hope your spirits are as uplifted as the ones you recognize with your own unique and upbeat style. :party :oops: Drat, I can never get the spelling of those woohoos or woowoos right, but I think you know what I mean none-the-less Humbly, Loren
by lthomas
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for HUH?
Replies: 30
Views: 14950

Some incredible writing this week and such a broad yet relevant take on the theme. Congratulations to this fine stable of writers :clap :clap :clap

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--ACROSTIC
Replies: 36
Views: 30076

Gerald, I can not imagine your grief; my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Pat what you wrote gives so much solace - so beautiful. I've never heard the term before, but as they say, nothing ventured, nothings gained. So, here goes: Happy is the abiding heart Opening to things yet unse...
by lthomas
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--Quatrain
Replies: 55
Views: 42092

You guys make it look so, so easy. Here's my 2nd try:

<i>Moonlight flickers through graying clouds
Hide and seek it wants to play
Giggles and mirth behind the shrouds
Peek a boo its joy today</i>

Loren
by lthomas
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--Quatrain
Replies: 55
Views: 42092

Here’s my go at it. As far as comments, I found it difficult getting away from the structure and formality of the Haiku. The quatrain seems to allow for more freedom of movement (meter) and word length, tending me to wander and feel a bit floppy. <i>Moonlight flickers through lowering clouds Buttery...
by lthomas
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class: Haiku
Replies: 110
Views: 63729

Jan, it's nice being in your class again. Here's my assignment: Leg over saddle Soul freed from earthly tethers Eden’s air I breath I like the structure of 5-7-5, but what I found to be the most challenging was trying to get the visual down to so few words, yet still have it convey what you are want...
by lthomas
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: EC results, Seasons of Life Quarter
Replies: 4
Views: 3658

Thanks again for posting this Jan. It's always interesting to see how things line up and fit in after the end of each quarter. It is good to see so many various writing styles and genres represented, as well. I see many of my favorite authors on this list; and consider myself honored to be among the...
by lthomas
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for CHILDHOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 7561

lthomas wrote:To quote Joanne "Whohoo" Egads, I'm not even sure if I spelled that right :D Regardless, I see a lot of my favorite authors and their works on this list. Congratulations, one and all. :party

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for CHILDHOOD
Replies: 10
Views: 7561

To quote Joanne "Whohoo" Egads, I'm not even sure if I spelled that right :D REgradless, I see a lot of my favorite authors and their works on this list. Congratulations, one and all. :party

Loren

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