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by Soren2007
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 41019

hoping I can just do the extra credit? Pick up A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Hemingway. Best dialogue tag/no tag, make it indescript in the tag and descriptive in the sentence juxtaposing character laced up cool story about drinking I'll probably ever read. http://www.mrbauld.com/hemclean.html I re...
by Soren2007
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 41019

hoping I can just do the extra credit? Pick up A Clean Well-Lighted Place by Hemingway. Best dialogue tag/no tag, make it indescript in the tag and descriptive in the sentence juxtaposing character laced up cool story about drinking I'll probably ever read.
http://www.mrbauld.com/hemclean.html
by Soren2007
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 88342

Jocelyn stood and crossed her arms to make her next point. “Everyone’s gonna be there, mom. You don’t even need to take me. Ashley’s boyfriend can take us.” “You have to be 18 to drive other kids around, Jocelyn. It’s the law.” Jocelyn’s eyes dropped and rolled, looking for an answer. “He’s 18?” “Mo...
by Soren2007
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 94147

Jan, great points. I think these things to myself alot.
by Soren2007
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 67266

Sorry I'm late: Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm, pg. 13 - a paragraph "There is a spider, too, in the bathroom, with whom I keep a sort of company. Her little outfit always reminds me of a certain moth I helped to kill. The spider herself is of uncertain lineage, bulbous at the abdomen and drab. Her si...
by Soren2007
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 54760

1. My first ever entry, "My Sister, Socrates" which works with the name in a title and introduces the theme of the entry. I'm big on allusions and my titles tend to work this way because my writing tends to work this way. So, I'll go on a little about this instead of #2 or #3 and people can take, le...
by Soren2007
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 42973

Jan, all I can say is, I hear ya! I would probably be bothered too. People are too heavy a burden for paper and ink to bear. In our communications, we may create a lifejacket for one and a noose for another, but we are not lifeguards or executioners, and we must avoid the praise of the former in ord...
by Soren2007
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 42973

I think the literary discussion has been quite good on this thread. Here's my nickel's worth...and you can choose to give change up to five pennies for it.... I remember trying to make something special of an author's words and he told me three things: 1) he had no such thought or even the notion of...
by Soren2007
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 42973

In Frost's poem, he uses snow to symbolize a cleansing... there are three locations for the setting, the village (where the one owning the woods lives), the woods (where the author is stopped to watch the cleansing snow), and the frozen lake (which is a symbol for something and I can't place where i...
by Soren2007
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 39873

Allison and Rachel, you both pose some interesting questions/observations. Personally, I don't know about the effectiveness of suspense as relates to the outcome, but I can certainly say that it's usually more satisfying if the outcome is positive. Case in point: The Old Man and the Sea, by Hemingw...
by Soren2007
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 39873

Great lesson. I just want to point out how important it is for the MC to have flaws. I think this is really important to point out for Christian writers. There is at times an attempt to make our MC's too good and to set them in conflict against the really bad, but doing this never really creates sus...
by Soren2007
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLICE OF LIFE
Replies: 35
Views: 26217

A fantastic topic. I think this is my default form of writing. Forget about plot, find a sketch or topic, apply it to the page and create mood and voice in literary form. Is there such a thing as "slices of life" or are those called memoirs and then more plot is needed? I typically see writers (in t...
by Soren2007
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: flashback
Replies: 10
Views: 9472

If you’re a fan of the TV show “Lost”, then you’re very aware of the power of flashbacks. For the first 3 seasons of that show, every episode featured a pre-crash flashback of one major character. By watching the flashbacks, we understood (a little bit—nothing is ever fully understood on that show)...
by Soren2007
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 11169

I liked your entry's "climax" this week, Jan, but in light of reading this, I wonder if the falling action was your MC's internal dialogue and your resolution was your ending, which was in a way a cliff hanger. Would you have considered your story this week to end in climax, or were you presenting ...
by Soren2007
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: One More Sleep to Go!!!! (edited from One Month to Go)
Replies: 19
Views: 13092

Excited here too. Not sure what to think. I adapted my writing style to try fitting "page turner" mold and completely unsure how it worked out. Excited to see the winner and some info on the entries if at all possible.

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