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by glorybee
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Ask an Editor
Topic: Question ;-)
Replies: 3
Views: 5435

Re: Question ;-)

Thanks for popping in with this answer, Deb. I just hopped from the frying pan into the fire over here, and didn't see this until just now.
by glorybee
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 78553

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverb

Jan limped through her door and kicked off her modest black pumps inside the door. This had been the longest day of her life, and even her eyelids ached. She made a bee-line for the kitchen. What she needed was endorphins, and fast. What better than a frosty soda and chocolate cake to satisfy that ...
by glorybee
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 78553

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverb

Before I attempt a rewrite, I have a burning question...how did famous and successful writers like Dickens and Austin get by with "loose" writing and extensive descriptions? Is it something to do with our audiences? Maybe in today's fast-paced world we have to be concise in order to catch a reader'...
by glorybee
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE
Replies: 31
Views: 28626

Re: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE

Thank you. So thoughts can be either italicized or simply written without any special indicators? Thank you! Well, if you're writing a person's thoughts as narrative, you might have to change the tense and/or POV a bit. For example: Jan looked at the last piece of cake. Ben won't mind if I eat this...
by glorybee
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE
Replies: 31
Views: 28626

Re: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE

Slightly over on word-count here, but it's close... :) *************** 105. I peered down at the scale, heart hammering in my chest. “Five more pounds; I can do it.” I exulted in the wave of determination that swept over me. Power. “I control my body, and nobody can stop me.” I stepped off the scal...
by glorybee
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 54174

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Doreen kept her eyes glued to her book as the subway clacked through endless stations. A few stops ago a large man had sat next to her and she had been inching away from him in annoyance ever since. As the train entered another tunnel, Doreen frowned and jabbed her finger into her book to mark her ...
by glorybee
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 513
Views: 63367

Re: ABC...

Shann, since the haiku idea doesn't seem to appeal to folks, feel free to start a different one. I'm fine with that.

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by glorybee
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 513
Views: 63367

Re: ABC...

That's okay Jan because at the beginning I said if you couldn't come up with onamatoepia, feel free to use an exclamation. Since you finished the alphabet, do you have a new topic to try? How about haiku? Only the first word would have to begin with the alphabetical letter. Here's one for A... Alab...
by glorybee
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 513
Views: 63367

Re: ABC...

Just popping in with my pedantic self to point out that a lot of these weren't onomatopoeia, but exclamations. Granted, there's a bit of an overlap, but in general, onomatopoeia is a word imitating a sound, and exclamations are words indicating strong emotion.

For Z: zzzzzzip
by glorybee
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 1744
Views: 147748

Re: First word that comes to mind.

Shann wrote:Seat
pants
by glorybee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE
Replies: 31
Views: 28626

Re: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE

As a child I was full of fear and yet craved adventure. One of my greatest adventures took place when I was 6 and my father was reassigned from Hawaii to Georgia for the military. With 3 months of accumulated leave time he took our family on a tour of the west coast and midland America stopping at ...
by glorybee
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Challenge level questions
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Challenge level questions

Hi! I've been out of the Challenge for a number of years and I'm a little confused about jumping back in. I can't figure out which level I should be in, based on my previous entries. I was in advanced and placed a few times, but I don't know that I ever got an Editor's Choice award. Do I stay in ad...
by glorybee
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 70449

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic

I am new with Faithwriters and enjoyed to two weekly challenges I have entered. I have been told that you are the best to learn from, in order to improve my writing ability. My question is, is it appropriate to use an emotional and personal experience, when it relates to the topic. :thankssign Abso...
by glorybee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 1744
Views: 147748

Re: First word that comes to mind.

itsjoanne wrote:Bads
Uglies
by glorybee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Aught vs. Ought
Replies: 1
Views: 5641

Re: Aught vs. Ought

Your computer is ridiculous! "Aught" can mean 'anything' or 'zero' (!), but it isn't anywhere close in meaning to "ought," which means 'should." And its suggestion of adding 'to be' to your second sentence is awkward at best. I could go along with just the addition of 'to' after 'ought,' but even th...

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