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by CatLin
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for JOIE DE VIVRE Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Highest Rankings for JOIE DE VIVRE Challenge

Congratulations everyone! I didn't get a chance to read very many this week, but I did read enough to know that everyone who entered is a winner! Good job!
by CatLin
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for EERIE Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Highest Rankings for EERIE Challenge

Congratulations, challengeers! Congrats Sherry on first place!
:superhappy :superhappy
I wanted to read more entries than I did, but life got in the way. What I did read all awesome.
by CatLin
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: List of writing lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Re: List of writing lessons

Thanks, Jan. That makes my editing a little easier. I wonder where I came up with that not-a-rule? (Rhetorical question - I'm certainly not asking you. Unless you know. ;) )
by CatLin
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: List of writing lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Re: List of writing lessons

A question about Lillian's question? I seem to remember reading somewhere that starting a sentence with there is considered weak. Is that true, or is that a Cat-ism--something I decided? For example, I would write the sentence this way, to avoid starting with there : No other family members appear t...
by CatLin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Parentheses and Ellipses
Replies: 5
Views: 3839

Re: Parentheses and Ellipses

I just re-read/proofread a reply to a post in our local Homeless FB group, and laughed. I thought I'd share an actual example of how much I love parentheses. (And yes, I posted it as is. :) ) "In the morning (they are closed now) try calling Community Services Authority - (404) 363-0575. (Thanks, Fr...
by CatLin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Parentheses and Ellipses
Replies: 5
Views: 3839

Re: Parentheses and Ellipses

Very helpful!!! Especially the punctuation & spacing to use with ellipses. I never would have thought to put a space, period after a trailing ellipse. I'm afraid I'm an over-user of parentheses. I tend to insert a lot of comments inside parenthesis. (Also new information to me - I thought the singul...
by CatLin
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material
Replies: 11
Views: 6442

Re: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material

Deb Porter wrote:... the heart of the Challenge is definitely a challenge.
And that's why FaithWriters is THE home for Christian writers. If we are not challenged to stretch and improve, we will never grow.
by CatLin
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material
Replies: 11
Views: 6442

Re: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material

Just this week, my husband tried to convince me to rewrite a a story I've already written (and submitted) for the current challenge. He didn't understand when I told him I couldn't do that. I explained that the Challenge is to learn the topic, come up with an idea, and enter an article within a week...
by CatLin
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Some Questions for You
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: Some Questions for You

My previous post was in answer to Jan's question #1. I'll do my best answer the rest of the questions. 2. Has this forum run its course? I say "no". Even when you "teach" on a subject I think I'm well versed on, I learn something new. FaithWriters is about growing and improving, and your lessons are...
by CatLin
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Some Questions for You
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: Some Questions for You

You share many helpful, "random" tips on your Superior Editing FB page. If you're willing to venture into grammar and punctuation, you could build posts on some common errors. For example, the importance of commas? I can see you using a sentence like this one (part of a helpful post on a local "home...
by CatLin
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for TRUST Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Highest Rankings for TRUST Challenge

Woo hoo! Well done, challengees!
:clap :clap :clap
by CatLin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best of the Best Winners - 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2016

Congrats, my three amigas! I enjoyed reading your winning stories - and drooled over your skills. :D
by CatLin
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CREATIVITY
Replies: 23
Views: 15797

Re: Be a Better Writer--CREATIVITY

What would many people write about for "home"? - Finally home after a long trip - there's no place like home - A home away from home - A childhood home that will always be "home" (but then, maybe it isn't - another common approach) - A dream home realized... or not but yay! I was happy all along and...
by CatLin
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 4832

Re: Writer Research

Tosca Lee is another author who does extensive research for her fiction novels. She spent a good bit of time in Europe, touring the countries and cities in new suspense novel "The Progeny". Her Biblical fiction is OUTSTANDING and meticulously researched. On the opposite note, I discarded a free Kind...
by CatLin
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 4832

Re: Writer Research

I've done extensive research for more than a few fictional challenge entries, and those are among my personal favorites, even tho they didn't tend to place well as a whole. However, the one I almost didn't enter due to the subject matter was chosen as an EC. Go figure. :oops: When I first started at...

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