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by cgpeoples
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Having a point or message #2--6th judging criterion
Replies: 25
Views: 27326

Re: Having a point or message #2--6th judging criterion

Boy this is a tough one! I like to think that all my writing has a specific point, theme, or message and like to always include or at least point to scripture. Also, I still like to use the old writer's rules of: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why! These usually help me get started on a topic and ...
by cgpeoples
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CREATIVITY
Replies: 23
Views: 20719

Re: Be a Better Writer--CREATIVITY

When I followed your suggestions and brainstormed "home" the first things that came to mind were: Family; being homeless; home sweet home; heaven will be our home; rooms in houses; and shelter. After connecting these with "unusual I came up with weird homes like: transparent; shot gun houses; light ...
by cgpeoples
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 93591

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

This is definitely better Jan! LOL

Destiny's spine-chilling scream sent convulsive shivers throughout Jarod's slender body.
by cgpeoples
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3
Replies: 36
Views: 36533

Re: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3

Let me start out Jan by saying how much I appreciate the lessons! They are awesome and have already taught me so much, so thank you! Here's the rewrite: illustration of God's promise and my love for HIM I lay on my beach towel basking in the sunshine surrounded by God's glorious creation, which prov...
by cgpeoples
Fri May 27, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3
Replies: 36
Views: 36533

Re: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3

Homework - strong imagery - poetry

The radiant colors of the rainbow blinded my human eye...but
the glorious promise it beheld made me tremble inside.
The promise of tomorrow, a love so brilliant and true
I bowed my head before Him and whispered...
"Lord, I so love you!"
by cgpeoples
Fri May 27, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 48772

Re: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion

Homework - #3 sample expo of one passage that doesn't work, and one that does 32-year-old Destiny Cahill couldn't believe she was having to start all over again and move back to Arkansas and live with her parents. Destiny cried as she walked throughout her home for the last time. "Please, Lord, I do...
by cgpeoples
Fri May 27, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 93591

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

Homework #4: one sentence to hook the reader

Destiny's bloodcurdling scream stopped Jarod from taking one step further.
by cgpeoples
Thu May 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Head Hopping
Replies: 24
Views: 13862

Re: Head Hopping

Lynn's POV Lynn watched carefully as her foster daughter, Joelle, and her biological daughter, Kelsey, sat at the kitchen table playing Pop the Bubble game. She couldn't help but notice Joelle's lack of enthusiasm. Her slender figure sat bent over with her elbow propped on the table, chin resting in...
by cgpeoples
Thu May 12, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHOW, DON'T TELL
Replies: 15
Views: 14437

Re: Be a Better Writer--SHOW, DON'T TELL

HOMEWORK - Rewrite of paragraph - show don't tell Josie felt like Cinderella when Charlie grasp both her hands and helped her out of the car. They walked arm in arm to the ticket window of the movie theater. "Two for Crimson Peak, please," he said. Josie froze at his side. A panic stricken frown re...
by cgpeoples
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 91366

Re: Dialog #1

"Mom, I cannot believe you're not going to let me go to the movies with my friends tonight!" "Jocelyn," her mother said, "you are only 14 years old and you have no business watching a movie about an axe murderer." "But everybody else's parents are letting them go. So why can't I?" Jocelyn kept on an...
by cgpeoples
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Challenge entry ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Re: Challenge entry ratings

:coolsign Found it right after I posted LOL! Thanks so much though....such a quick reply!!!
by cgpeoples
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Challenge entry ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Challenge entry ratings

:thankssign Just wondering.....On one of my challenge entries there was a comment congratulating me on placing 9th place in my category and 28th overall. Where can we go on the site to find those ratings? I've looked at categories and sub categories but can't seem to find that info LOL. Hoping it wi...

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