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by beff
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Plot Devices
Replies: 6
Views: 5835

Re: Plot Devices

Years ago, I may have used the "it was just a dream" a couple of times for the Writer's challenge. The judges who rated them employed the "poetic justice" device.
by beff
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing Biblical Fiction
Replies: 19
Views: 10542

Re: Writing Biblical Fiction

I appreciate all the information and wealth of ideas here, Jan.

Most of my "Biblical Fiction" falls into the #4 category. I do have one that might fit #6. Locusts and Wild Honey, a modern setting for a John the Baptist-type character.
by beff
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ONOMATOPOEIA
Replies: 8
Views: 7296

Re: Be a Better Writer--ONOMATOPOEIA

Because this has been my life the last few months (and for the present). :helpwobble :D Twins Cooing here, grinning there, babies, babies everywhere. A wah, wah here, a wah wah there, small hands twisted in my hair. Bottles filled, diapers full, waking grandma, ma and da, With wah, wah, wah, wah, wa...
by beff
Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Formatting Poetry
Replies: 10
Views: 5656

Re: Be a Better Writer--Formatting Poetry

Hi Jan, I tend to follow most of the poetry conventions. But, I do like to center most of my poems (perhaps not for a compelling reason, except I like the symmetry). I do have a question. Faithwriters asks that our title not be in the body of the entry. There are times when I write poetry that I fee...
by beff
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CONFLICT
Replies: 10
Views: 9026

Re: Be a Better Writer--CONFLICT

In the narrative poem, Casey at the Bat , The Mudville nine were down four to two. The reader longs for Casey to get a whack at the ball. With one inning left and two outs, the outlook wasn't brilliant, especially since Flynn would bat before Casey (and so would Jimmy Blake), and Flynn was a hoodoo ...
by beff
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for PHOTOS/SOUVENIRS Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: Winners for PHOTOS/SOUVENIRS Challenge

Congrats to the Kanes (1st and 2nd) Wow! And congrats to everyone on the list! I enjoyed reading many of the entries!
by beff
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best of the Best Contenders - 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 14033

Re: Best of the Best Contenders - 2015

Ann Grover must have the record for 1st place finishes in one year. Amazing! And that doesn't even take into consideration all her other EC's this year. Way to write, Ann!
by beff
Mon May 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 10
Views: 5273

Re: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME

Hi Jan,
I'm popping in this week for this lesson.

I think this poem would be considered aabc ddec
by beff
Sun May 03, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--IMPROVE YOUR RHYMING SKILLS
Replies: 12
Views: 6098

Re: Be a Better Writer--IMPROVE YOUR RHYMING SKILLS

Hey Jan, I'll post something for homework this week. (I usually do read your lessons even if I don't post homework.) Here's a stanza from a recent entry: The style then raged throughout Paree. Unlike the bird, the bonnet flew Off Paris shelves, then modified — Why feathers three when ten will do? . ...
by beff
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best of the Best Winners - 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5765

Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2014

Congrats, guys! Excellent writing!
by beff
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for PIGS MIGHT FLY CHALLENGE
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Re: Winners for PIGS MIGHT FLY CHALLENGE

Many congratulations, winners!

I was very excited to see Verna's name topping this list for her enchanting whimsy. Congrats, dear friend! :love2
by beff
Thu May 02, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for CLICK
Replies: 12
Views: 4109

Re: Winners for CLICK

Congrats, everyone! Super work!
by beff
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for ACHOO!
Replies: 9
Views: 4274

Re: Winners for ACHOO!

Great work everyone. I enjoyed the creativity from you all this week.
by beff
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for SPLASH
Replies: 9
Views: 4687

Re: Winners for SPLASH

Super work, everyone! Sincere congrats!
by beff
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for ACCENT Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Highest Rankings for ACCENT Challenge

Excellent work, writers! Your accent was completely understood.

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