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by WriterFearNot
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #15--WELL-CONSTRUCTED NON-FICTION
Replies: 46
Views: 42470

woohoo

Why, thank you!

WFN :D
by WriterFearNot
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #15--WELL-CONSTRUCTED NON-FICTION
Replies: 46
Views: 42470

One Paragraph

Here's one paragraph, plus a little more, on 'Freedom.' Freedom In the 2009 movie Old Dogs, Dan Rayburn—played by Robin Williams—engages in a night of wild abandon in an attempt to recover from his recent divorce. He wakes up the following morning with the word ‘Freemont’ tattooed across his chest. ...
by WriterFearNot
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 60461

Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Jan,

Consider yourself lucky, for never having seen or heard of this movie.

WFN :D
by WriterFearNot
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 60461

Show not tell

Tell: Shark Boy didn't know it yet, but he was in love with Lava Girl and would soon wish to spend an eternity with her. Show: Raging bursts of flame flowed from Lava Girl's palms. Shark boy had seen this before, but this time it was different. "You saved me," he said, not willing to remove his eyes...
by WriterFearNot
Tue May 25, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 32193

contrived

I agree with Anja. In a recent challenge, themed 'Manuscript,' I wrote, "The Manuscript of a Life," This fiction was strongly based on the true life of my aunt. Most of the story was true: her struggles, her three bouts with cancer. However, I wrote the story before her most recent surgery, and I ga...
by WriterFearNot
Thu May 20, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 32193

How about This?

Jan, This is an excerpt from a recent fictional blog post, in which I tried to utilize this lesson. How's the depiction of the homeless character? Is it typical, or an unusual twist? ---- Today as I was returning from a lunch break, a homeless man waited at a stoplight. I always try to give money, a...
by WriterFearNot
Mon May 17, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 32193

Homework

1. 1--effect (not totally sure on this one) 2--effect 3--affected 4--effectively Genre Mix-up --main character in coming of age story suffers brain injury, due to unfortunate car accident, and reverts to a child-like mentality. (I'm not exactly sure I nailed this one. Seems like this would more like...
by WriterFearNot
Mon May 10, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #11--Creative, Unique, Fresh
Replies: 74
Views: 74263

Homework

HW1: Today--like yesterday--she wore her everyday dress. Tomorrow--like every day--she will wear her everyday dress again. HW2: I try to follow advice I read online: I dump my first choice, and try to get to a third choice. When brewing writing ideas, my first choice is usually a cliche, and will be...

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