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by Pat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 1023
Views: 132254

Re: ABC...

Majestic
by Pat
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--TINY POEMS
Replies: 17
Views: 9078

Re: Be a Better Writer--TINY POEMS

These are beautiful Cat!
by Pat
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for SMELL
Replies: 20
Views: 8993

:bow Awesome entries! Awesome writers! :bow

:party CONGRATULATIONS to all! :party
by Pat
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Ellipses . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 16872

BUT, I almost didn't read this because I was sooo afraid Ann was going to tell us not to use them very much! I LOVE the Ellipsis! I love them, too... and use them ALL the time... and apparently incorrectly. Sigh. I'll have to take a look at the link posted. Hey! I really like yours! They are pretty...
by Pat
Mon May 31, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Ellipses . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 16872

Ann, I learned somthing from this lesson! I didn't know you could put spaces in ellipses. Do you have to? Or is either way acceptable? I've dinged people for putting spaces before and after ... like this. Is that wrong, or right, or does it not particularly matter? Jan, I have found that ellipses a...
by Pat
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 60715

Thanks! :D

I thought maybe someone might think it too creepy. :shock:

But as I was listing what came to mind, a story formed so I went with it!

Now it's hard to get the scene out of my mind.

Sad.
by Pat
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 60715

I love out-of-the-box! Fire: First things that pop into my mind ... campfire house on fire fire on a stick in the jungle (been watching too much LOST?) :mrgreen: fireplace a child playing with matches gas stove Pentecost (didn't want to wait to think anymore) :mrgreen: He sighed at the relief. Those...
by Pat
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 14310

Congrats to all you "Top 10" you. And to all who worked hard and took the plunge, putting it all on the line.

Honored to share 31st with Marita! Whoop! :D
by Pat
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 94157

Pat, I've already given the gold star to Kristen, so putting an adorable kitty in your story gets you nothing, do you hear me? Nothing! (But it was a great story). Drats, I must work on my sucking-up-to-teacher skills. :mrgreen: Kind of got attached to Chauncey. Of course, she probably is the one w...
by Pat
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 94157

Exhausted, weary, and worn out, Jan walked tiredly into her house at the end of a long, seemingly endless day at work. She slipped off her dark ebony shoes at the door and plodded unenthusiastically toward the kitchen. All she wanted was an icy cold soda and something sugary saccharine—maybe there ...
by Pat
Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: A Would-Be Sonnet
Replies: 4
Views: 3216

Jim! That's awesome!
by Pat
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: We've Got Our Winner
Replies: 20
Views: 11007

Where's the Newsletter?
by Pat
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--ACROSTIC
Replies: 36
Views: 26055

I too, have wondered Gerald -- you have been missed and my heart goes out to you. And you know, God is not only there when you turn to Him -- He's there even when you don't. His arms are around you even as you struggle against Him. Nothing you do or say will make Him turn away. We are the ones haunt...
by Pat
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--Quatrain
Replies: 55
Views: 36259

Does looking out my window,
Make life a little lighter?
As winds of change flow,
As wings climb higher?

I think the meter is a little tricky on this one because of my word choices of 'wings,' 'climb' and 'change.' (It takes a slight pause to pronoun climb after wings) (?)

But it kinda works!
by Pat
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class: Haiku
Replies: 110
Views: 53208

Pooey! And I was counting! I think I was thinking of using the word "ride" instead of riding. :wink: It was just a typo. :mrgreen: It works, doesn't it?

And no period after the first line will look good.

Opalescent foam,
cradles broken bits of shell.
Seagulls ride the wind.


:mrgreen:

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