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by Cajunluvie
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for OHHH...
Replies: 13
Views: 8992

Sarah Elisabeth wrote:Congrats to another amazing list! :party




Rachel, I was very surprised not to see yours up toward the top...but you have one of my Readers Choice Awards! :clap
Thanks for the heads up, Sarah Elizabeth!

I came here and was surprised to see my story up here. Glad you liked it. :D
by Cajunluvie
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

OldManRivers wrote: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
Agreed.

I learned so much more here than I think I did with CWG!
by Cajunluvie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

glorybee wrote:Totally agree with you there, Cajunluvie! Having taught teens for 30 years, I've known more than a few drama queens.

Point well taken!
Hooray! (Dances in the kitchen like Snoopy the Dog)

Ok, back on topic. :lol:
by Cajunluvie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

Like most young girls, Jocelyn felt like her mother must be clueless to her generation. In a heated disagreement about her choice of a night time movie, she defiantly stood her ground. “How can you be so mean to me? All the other parents are letting their kids go! I’ll just die if Ashley and Tiffan...
by Cajunluvie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

Cajunluvie, I think you did an excellent job capturing the personalities of both these gals. I only question this line: "I'm going to be laughed out at Ryder High." I'm pretty sure Tina knows where her daughter goes to school, and I just can't picture a 9th grader saying that. I'd be like me saying...
by Cajunluvie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

I am not sure, Jan. I was fairly young at 20 when I had my kid. I know few girls I grew up who had theirs even younger. I was thinking of how worn-down the mother would be raising a child that young and by the time she hits 30 or up when her kid is already a teen-... she's more likely to give in eas...
by Cajunluvie
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 107820

You'd think over my Mardi Gras weekend, I wouldn't have (aaaaahhhh) homework! LOL. Just kidding, Jan. 8) HOMEWORK: Fix this. Feel free to do whatever it needs--add to it, develop it, be creative! Jocelyn, a 14-year-old girl, was upset with her mother! "I can not believe that you will not let me go t...
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's writing basics #5a--An interesting word
Replies: 21
Views: 18604

Ah, the language of the French.

I took three years of Parisian French in high school. My grandparents, except one, were native Franco-phones in Louisiana. Granted, Acadien French is a sub dialect but many words are retained.

:)
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Gerunds.... briefly... simply... painlessly... I hope...
Replies: 4
Views: 6939

Thanks!

Interesting, in English classes in grade and high school, I hadn't heard of this term 'gerund' but I get the concept.
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 49086

Thanks for sharing. It is something to think about with the genres of writing. I hadn't thought of that.
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: A break from commas
Replies: 21
Views: 14568

One of my favorite things is doing the laundry because it is a relaxing activity for me. Nothing makes me happier than when I hang clothes in the sunshine. My neighbor's husband, who is a truck driver, tells me she does not have time so she puts the clothes in a dryer. I love the way ours smells so ...
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 49086

Today was the last day for Maribel at Wilscot Glen Elementary as a fifth-grader! She was too excited to wait patiently until the closing bell rang! Mrs. Lewison scolded her for her impatience! This example shows how redundant the exclamation marks are in the sentences. We already know that the chara...
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 60387

Thanks.

I think I just felt like I had to write that way for this thread with few sentences showing difference in past/present tense. It was pretty awkward for me with the past issue. I normally use past tense in my writing but for this one, the present tense was easier.

Odd?
by Cajunluvie
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 60387

Hope I am not too late to dip my toes in the pool now... Kate had remembered a note she left on the refrigerator for her husband, Mitch but when she backtracked to the kitchen, the note had disappeared. She had hurried to the phone and dialed her husband's cell to inform him she had forgotten to wri...
by Cajunluvie
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 79038

Cajunluvie, welcome! What a great selection! You've picked out a wonderful list of words, too. What's your usual genre, and why did you pick this book? Hope to see your contributions in future classes. Actually, the genre I seem to be wanting to write within is inspirational Christian fiction. My i...

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