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by Symphonic
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SETTING
Replies: 26
Views: 30176

Great! An excuse to put off writing the “Canada” story! The dice were kind to me–-the hippie girl in 1603 would have been a lot harder. How’s this? *** Ted backed out of the grocery, grasping a paper bag with one hand and his daughter’s smaller hand with the other. He paused on the sidewalk, trying ...
by Symphonic
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22201

Thanks so much, Jan, for your kind words about my poem. In answer to your question... I started mulling over the idea on Sunday evening, so that when I sat down to write it yesterday afternoon, I had all but the last two lines. I finished it when I got home from choir rehearsal last night. Thinking ...
by Symphonic
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 22201

It’s been a long time since I made a serious attempt to write a rhyming poem. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever attempted this rhyme scheme (a relatively simple one, I realize!), so here goes: Mere notes upon the page are mute Without a master’s art to bring To life the lifeless stroke of p...
by Symphonic
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 32739

Since the discussion began last week, I’ve become more aware of how I use repetition in my writing–not only in fiction, but also in non-fiction. I tend to be a method/order/structure sort of writer, so parallelism and repetition come naturally to me. Here’s an example from what I wrote when I had th...

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