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by Deconut
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 98915

Hi Jan, Your classes have been such a valuable source of instruction for me! Occasionally I am too busy to get my homework in, but I never miss your lesson. Thank you! I participated in the Challenge for a few weeks before I took the time to find the criteria for judging. Once I found out the rules,...
by Deconut
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 75162

My first ten responses to the topic of FIRE: Fire Fighter Fire Truck Bonfire All consuming fire Refiner’s Fire Tongues of fire House on fire Job/boss All fired up Fire Ants My out-of the box topic took a lot more thought. I wanted to come up with something that I might actually write about. I settle...
by Deconut
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 49149

HOMEWORK- “It’s such a charming name for a café, the Hominy Grill,” said Aunt Irene. “It’s actually quite well known. I believe they have written it up in one of those traveler’s guides.” “The Hominy Grill? What kind of food do they serve? Besides grits, that is.” I guess my skepticism showed. “That...
by Deconut
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #2
Replies: 52
Views: 68085

Here's my homework: “The doc says I have low blood pressure.” I could see tears ready to spill down his cheeks. “What does that mean? How low?” I asked, trying to understand his distress. “Fifty three over forty eight.” He said. The tears were running freely. “I have never heard of blood pressure th...
by Deconut
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #1
Replies: 103
Views: 111622

Homework: “It’s not fair!” Jocelyn stormed into her bedroom and slammed the door. “I don’t deserve this.” Tina muttered, her eyes rolling heavenward. The bedroom door flew open, and Jocelyn dramatically flopped into the chair in the kitchen. “Ashley and Tiffani are going, why can’t I? I know, you do...
by Deconut
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 63105

Writing homework: I realized that the decisions my heart had made as a child were not necessarily true. They had been influencing my choices and feelings for a long time. I was making the same rotten choices over and over. As I reflect on the decisions I made as a child, I realize that they are not ...
by Deconut
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 121813

I am new to the forums and have only entered my second Weekly Challenge. Thanks so much for this class! I feel SO excited about writing, and it has energized every area of my life. This is my stab at improving your paragraphs: As Jan escaped into her house, thoughts of her grueling day were extingui...

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