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by AnnaBanana
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Having a point #1--6th judging criterion
Replies: 13
Views: 9995

Re: Having a point #1--6th judging criterion

Thanks for your quick response! I was actually thinking about the second part of the sixth judging criteria. "Was the entry clearly written and communicated? " That's at least what my ratings feedback told me was a problem (clarity). Here's an example of my mistakes if you have time http://www.faith...
by AnnaBanana
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Having a point #1--6th judging criterion
Replies: 13
Views: 9995

Re: Having a point #1--6th judging criterion

Hi Jan, I'm not sure if you are still responding to these threads, but I thought I'd try. This is an area that I've placed poorly on twice, and had one story that placed well, but still left one reader confused. How does one leave enough clues without spelling it all out? I want to have that sense o...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Contests, Writing Tips, Tools, and Freelance Opportunities
Topic: Smashing Writer's Block
Replies: 13
Views: 8134

Re: Smashing Writer's Block

I think I definitely have struggled with writer's block, but I think that block was shaped like four kids and a full time job. I still have both kids and job, but I've been finding time anyway over the last year and I'm living it. A funny piece of advice my daughter told me about today. If you have ...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: 2016 Page Turner Contest Tally
Replies: 17
Views: 9665

Re: 2016 Page Turner Contest Tally

:superhappy doing the boogie dance...15 entries for fiction! :D :D :D

And that was two entries that went astray right, Deb? :)
by AnnaBanana
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Ask an Editor
Topic: Italics in third person
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Italics in third person

Hi Jan,

I think I know to the answer to this, but I wanted to check. When writing third person limited, should the character's thoughts be italicized?

Thanks in advance,
Rachel

(I hope I posted this right now :)
by AnnaBanana
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Some Questions for You
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: Some Questions for You

I have benefited greatly from your writing lessons, Jan. I'm not super active on the forums, or even Faithwriters in general, but my hope and dream is to write more. You are helping me to do that. When I had a story idea, but not a theme, I went to your lessons and used the one about man vs, himself...
by AnnaBanana
Mon May 23, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING
Replies: 27
Views: 21838

Re: Be A Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING

Great, thanks! (I figured out a different angle to the challenge this week so it's easier to wait. :D )
by AnnaBanana
Sun May 22, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING
Replies: 27
Views: 21838

Re: Be A Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING

'I don't know if it's too late to post here,but I was wondering if you have done or will do a lesson on flashbacks? I'd like to more about how they should be written and if they are appropriate for short stories.
by AnnaBanana
Sat May 14, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Head Hopping
Replies: 24
Views: 14227

Re: Head Hopping

Okay, thanks!
by AnnaBanana
Fri May 13, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Head Hopping
Replies: 24
Views: 14227

Re: Head Hopping

I started out just wanting to say thank you for the lesson, but I went back through my some of my challenge entries to see if I do you this "head-hopping" and I couldn't find a place where I did. What I did find out is how little I reference what the characters think, at least in the 6 or 7 stories ...
by AnnaBanana
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for START Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: Winners for START Challenge

Congratulations, everybody! :clap :clap :clap
by AnnaBanana
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--DEALING WITH NEGATIVE CRITIQUE
Replies: 48
Views: 28546

Re: Be a Better Writer--DEALING WITH NEGATIVE CRITIQUE

I've just been reading through this lesson. Maybe it's just another manic Monday, but I needed this today. I do want to improve my writing and I need help to do that. I knew my challenge entry this week was really hard for me to get it right so I do need to see how it "sounds outside my head." Anywa...
by AnnaBanana
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 96401

Re: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion

Aww..... Thanks. I am considering that line for a story, but it's still in the "waiting on God to show me what He wants to do with it phase."

I'm going to have see if I can find alliteration in some of the prose I study with my students....just to see if it's been done. :D
by AnnaBanana
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Setting the Scene Correctly
Replies: 13
Views: 7049

Re: Setting the Scene Correctly

yvonne wrote: Here's one scene I cut from my story - so I made it into a Challenge entry.

Tropical - http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=33171
Wow, what a great story and a great example of setting the scene!
by AnnaBanana
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 96401

Re: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion

I like it--it definitely would make me want to read on. I do think that it might have too many 's' sounds--you don't usually see that kind of alliteration in prose. Maybe a synonym for 'seeped' or 'special' would take care of that. So maybe this? Shame permeated every tender memory she considered. ...

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