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by OldManRivers
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 69182

Fire

1. Fire, fire, pants on fire!

2. "Don't fire until you see the white in their eyes."

3. "You can't fire me! I quit!"

4. We snuggled in front of a roaring fire.

5. The night was filled with fireflies.

Out of the box:

Adam and Eve discover fire and they don't know what to do with it.
by OldManRivers
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 45725

The period after Mary is found in the grammatical phenomenon called the "typo".
by OldManRivers
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 45725

Jan, here is a clip out of one of my Ian MacKenzie novels. The scene is a local diner, one of MacKenzie's favorite haunts. "Morning, Shirley. Hey, Mary." My usual stool, the second one, was taken. The stool had vanished into the rear of a phone company worker who you could easily classify as on the...
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions
Replies: 33
Views: 14716

One of the joys of the Challenges is the Gold Boxes - both the encouragement and the tips. Yet, I find that the gold boxes sometimes set me up for an even deeper disappointment when the judging results are announced. An article seems to be received with such glowing terms and then it doesn't even pl...
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for PHEW!
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Well done, writers.

Congratulations to the talented.
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions
Replies: 33
Views: 14716

An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions

One of the things that has surprised me, even mystified me, since becoming a member of the Faithwriter's Community has been my own emotional reaction to those weeks when I have not placed in the Writing Challenge. My feelings of overwhelming disappointment and frustration have often been devastating...
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Phew!
Replies: 15
Views: 8721

Well done!
by OldManRivers
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #2
Replies: 52
Views: 63992

I pasted from WordPerfect but it seems the spell check showed up in the post window -- I think.
by OldManRivers
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #2
Replies: 52
Views: 63992

Let There Be Dreams And God said, “Let them dream, for this too is of holy worth.” Then man dreamed his first dream. He dreamed of God and dreamed of this. The man stood before God and asked , “God, how is it that I can imagine you, without ever seeing you?” “Because I am deep within you, in the yet...
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 16180

Well done, Faithwriters.

Not an easy challenge, but yet so many creative contributions.
by OldManRivers
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 104417

Jan,

You are truly a master teacher!

I am learning so much through your skillful editing done with such a gentle touch. Thank you.

jim
by OldManRivers
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 104417

Jocelyn snapped back to her mother, “I can’t believe you won’t let me go to the movies. Ashley and Tiffani are going. Everybody else’s parents are letting them go. Gee, Mom, just because it’s called Spring Break Axe Murderer , you freak out.” “Cut me some slack, Jocelyn. Geez, what a drama queen." A...
by OldManRivers
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 104417

Jocelyn snapped back to her mother, “I can’t believe you won’t let me go to the movies. Ashley and Tiffani are going. Everybody else’s parents are letting them go. Just because it’s called Spring Break Axe Murderer, you freak out.” Tina, having second thoughts, relented. “Alright. You can go. But pl...
by OldManRivers
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 104417

I am a little out of my league with this mother daughter thing, being the father of two sons, but here it goes... Jocelyn, a 14-year-old girl, was upset with her mother! "I can not believe that you will not let me go to see the movie called Spring Break Axe Murderer, with my best friends Ashley and ...
by OldManRivers
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 12252

Three Cheers for the Winners ...

Cheers, cheers, cheers ...

I would add an exclamation point but I have been taking Jan's class on exclamation points and the need for their prudent and frugal use.


(!) I couldn't help myself.

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