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by yvonblake
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Someone to Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Someone to Watch

If you want help, just holler!

:thumbs
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum - General Writing Discussion
Topic: 2019 Writing Goals
Replies: 35
Views: 5773

Re: 2019 Writing Goals

Thank you, Laurie.

It's one of those things that I call an assignment from God.
I can't focus on anything else, until I do it. :|
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Someone to Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Someone to Watch

Will this be revived? I think it's a great idea.

Vonnie
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: The New New Who's Who List
Replies: 56
Views: 38338

Re: The New New Who's Who List

Although most of you know... but for the newbies, I'm often called Vonnie on this site.
I wear it with love and honor!

:shiney2
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum - General Writing Discussion
Topic: 2019 Writing Goals
Replies: 35
Views: 5773

Re: 2019 Writing Goals

My goal for this year is to finish a Memoir/Bible Study book. (Putting My Hand in God's) I'm using a series of words that I have noticed God teaching me over the years - ABIDE, REST, WAIT, SUBMIT, etc. I include an example of how God taught each lesson to me, with accompanying verses and questions. ...
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Christian Writers' Groups
Topic: Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers

I had lived in Maine for over 40 years and been published before I heard of this writing group -Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers. http://www.mfcw.me/ We meet the 2nd Saturday of every other month, from 1-4 pm. Different members share an aspect of their writing knowledge, then we have a time of ...
by yvonblake
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: One Comma Rule (out of zillions)
Replies: 5
Views: 4420

Re: One Comma Rule (out of zillions)

Thanks!

I had learned the "no comma after a conjunction rule," but I had never heard of FANBOYS until last week at the FW Gathering. It's a good way to remember that.
by yvonblake
Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: One Comma Rule (out of zillions)
Replies: 5
Views: 4420

Re: One Comma Rule (out of zillions)

So in these two sentences - In time you will learn to use commas correctly. (No comma is necessary after ‘time.’) Because of Jesus we are all free. (No comma is necessary after ‘Jesus.’) Is it incorrect to put a comma after "time" and "Jesus," or just optional? Why would you put one after "furthermo...
by yvonblake
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 5800

Re: Writer Research

Cathy, I had to smile, because I've stopped reading a book when the author had a cardinal peck at a tree. I think, if you want to add a specific detail (Atlanta or cardinal) you better be familiar with it. If not, then learn about it. I cut a whole scene out of my historical novel because I wanted t...
by yvonblake
Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 5800

Re: Writer Research

Thanks for the comments, Holly. It's a good habit to research all kinds of things. Sloths and bedbugs? I haven't had the opportunity to research them. Those books by Ellis Peters sound interesting.
by yvonblake
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 5800

Re: Writer Research

Thank you for your replies. Joanne, I've never read any books by Roseanna White, but I like authors that take the time to make their writing authentic. My favorite Biblical story writer is Ellen Gunderson Traylor. You can tell she has spent a lot of time studying the culture and history of Biblical ...
by yvonblake
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 5800

Writer Research

A huge 'thank you' to Yvonne Blake for writing a second lesson for me during this crazy two months when I was so very busy (we had a kitchen remodeled and went to Florida to help our daughter move, and I was working two part-time jobs). I'm very grateful to her for stepping up, and I think you'll f...
by yvonblake
Mon May 30, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing Easy Readers
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: Writing Easy Readers

This is great Vonnie! That's also one of my favorite genres. My youngest was reading Junie B Jones books in kindergarten (She's 23 now!) She loved the series because it was a "chapter book" but one we could read together, often taking turns with her reading one side and I read the other. The Magic ...
by yvonblake
Mon May 30, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing Easy Readers
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: Writing Easy Readers

Since I really need to direct my creativity in to my challenge entry for the week, I guess I'll stick with option one. I'm not sure if it is actually an easy reader or a picture book, but one of my kids' favorites was Robert Lopshire's Put Me in the Zoo. Yes, Holly, Put me in the Zoo is an excellen...
by yvonblake
Mon May 30, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing Easy Readers
Replies: 6
Views: 4524

Re: Writing Easy Readers

I enjoyed this lesson, and I was especially interested in your website. I think I'll pass it on to someone I know who home schools. You offer a valuable service. :) Thank you, Laurie. I have found that Polliwog Pages is especially helpful to homeschoolers. They don't usually have a place to display...

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