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by Joolz
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 38486

Philippa, I'm impressed at your bravery. You rock!

And that shop owner should have his head read ...
by Joolz
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Just a question ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Thanks Deb.

I guess there's no harm in trying. I'll probably write it anyway just as a personal project, so might as well enter the contest, eh?

As a fictional piece it was going in the wrong direction but it just might work as non-fiction as that will be a different perspective.
by Joolz
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Just a question ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Just a question ...

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this, but would parables [as used for teaching truths] be considered non-fiction or fiction? What about visions? I've got this concept in mind for a book but not sure where it fits - it's kind of autobiographical (which is non-fiction) but with other eleme...
by Joolz
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 38486

Jan, thanks for your encouragement to continue with this class. I usually don't have trouble with exclamation points as I limit them to dialogue, though I found this in one of my challenge entries: Gary was engrossed in his game and hadn’t noticed Jess’s presence until she grabbed the console out of...
by Joolz
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for HUH?
Replies: 30
Views: 11401

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE! One thing I love about this site and its members, is that we give one another freedom to write truth--whether it has an overt Christian message or not--and because we write from a Christian worldview, we are writing of God. That feels like a blessing. I totally agree wit...
by Joolz
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 45642

Leah, thanks for sharing some of your present tense examples. In A Place for the Lonely I am drawn into the loneliness of the MC as it is happening right in front of my eyes. I can see how effective this is - it's as if maybe I can help because it is happening now. If this was written in the past, I...
by Joolz
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 45642

Homework assignment - The sea was pleasantly calm and the day not too hot. We were about 50 metres off shore when Irene cut the motor and threw out the anchor. “Isn’t this a picture?” she asked looking towards the island. The sea is pleasantly calm and the day not too hot. We are about fifty metres ...
by Joolz
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:18 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 82292

Thanks Jan.

Love this class!
by Joolz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 82292

Jan, you wanted to hear from poets? I'll give my two cents worth, if you like [or even if you don't, for that matter! :wink: ]. It's always good to choose words wisely, but more so in poetry where you may be limited by words that 'fit' - either the ryhme or the rythm (or both). My rhyming poetry gen...
by Joolz
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 61867

Pam & Steve, thanks for the examples of salsa words from non-fiction. I was going to ask whether they would be appropriate in non-fiction, but I can see how they are.

And that example from Spurgeon - sounds quite poetic, and very passionate.
by Joolz
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 61867

Thanks for inviting me to this thread, Jan. I'm sure I'll learn a lot here. My contribution: Unashamed by Francine Rivers Yet no one knew the fierce heart that beat within her. No one suspected the stored resentment, the gathering fury , the aching hunger to break free and escape . I think I have al...

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