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by yarra
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for ARTIFICIAL Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: Highest Rankings for ARTIFICIAL Challenge

I'm one of the guilty ones who often doesn't get around to reading and commenting on many entries. I wonder if it would help to challenge people to: 1) read and comment on at least 3 from their own level, chosen at random, and 2) every time someone comments on theirs to comment on 2 more - one from ...
by yarra
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Share Your Success - Cheering Section
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: Share Your Success - Cheering Section

Thank you Shann! :thankssign
by yarra
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Share Your Success - Cheering Section
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: Share Your Success - Cheering Section

At risk of looking like I'm bombarding this forum about my book I'd just like to let you know that my poetry ebook ( Shoes Off, Feet Up: Poems of everyday life and faith ) is available for free download for 48 hours. I'm calling it a Mother's Day treat. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Shoes-O...
by yarra
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Is this advertising?

Help from moderator please. Is it appropriate to mention that my book is available for free download for 2 days here or is that considered advertising. I was going to put the link to it but thought maybe I shouldn't. If it's OK I'll give more details but if not I won't. Thanks and blessings, Ellen
by yarra
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing for Children - Picture Books Part 1
Replies: 17
Views: 10536

Re: Writing for Children - Picture Books Part 1

Thanks, Joanne, for this excellent first lesson. A picture book is something I have considered doing but not yet attempted. I like your suggestions about trying to read a picture book without the pics and the cut and paste idea. I'll be interested in hearing your suggestions on finding the right ill...
by yarra
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Share Your Success - Cheering Section
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: Share Your Success - Cheering Section

:) :) :) :) :) :) Feeling happy and excited! My book of poetry has been published and I'm having a book launch on Saturday 12th December. My book is called Shoes Off, Feet Up: Poems of everyday life and faith It's available in Australia first and should be going onto Amazon soon, I think. I'll keep...
by yarra
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Share Your Success - Cheering Section
Replies: 16
Views: 10285

Re: Share Your Success - Cheering Section

:) :) :) :) :) :) Feeling happy and excited! My book of poetry has been published and I'm having a book launch on Saturday 12th December. My book is called Shoes Off, Feet Up: Poems of everyday life and faith It's available in Australia first and should be going onto Amazon soon, I think. I'll keep ...
by yarra
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Re: Thanks

And I'd like to add my thanks, Jan. I always learn something helpful from your lessons. I really appreciate all that you put into these. Thanks, and God bless you. Ellen
by yarra
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material
Replies: 11
Views: 8026

Re: Important Reminder - Previously Written Material

So glad you've reminded us all of this, and clarified and updated the rules. That makes it more of a 'level playing field', so to speak. I enjoy the challenge of starting from scratch after the topic is announced, although sometimes I don't get anything finished in time for the deadline. :D Thanks f...
by yarra
Thu May 15, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Up and Running
Replies: 10
Views: 7651

Re: The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Up and Running

Thanks, Deb. I'll see how I go. I have nothing in an organised state at this stage and so I'm not sure if I will actually submit something. But it's good to know that I can if I want to. I'll have to read the submission guidelines thoroughly now. Anyway, thanks for clearing that up and maybe.... Ble...
by yarra
Wed May 14, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Up and Running
Replies: 10
Views: 7651

Re: The 2014 Page Turner Contest is Up and Running

Hi Deb, You say that 'non fiction poetry collections' are counted as non-fiction entries. I'm just wondering how you'd define 'non fiction poetry'. Is it any poetry that doesn't tell a story? Or does it need to be about real events? What about poetry that is about feelings or beliefs or encouragemen...
by yarra
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION
Replies: 32
Views: 21240

Re: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION

Thanks Lillian, and thanks Jan, for your comments. I think you've already said it, Jan, but don't you think alliteration is easier to do in poetry than in prose? I guess it's just that poetry tends to rely on sounds more than prose does. (My opinion only.) But that said, I'll be looking out for alli...
by yarra
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION
Replies: 32
Views: 21240

Re: Be a Better Writer--ALLITERATION

Hi Jan, I looked though my Challenge entries, mainly poetry, and found that I had hardly used any alliteration. Then I found this one in which I had used some alliteration. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level2.php?id=42537 I found the following alliterations: Downcast eyes, dusty feet, an i...
by yarra
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 28569

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Thanks, Jan, for patiently and graciously answering my question re punctuation with quotation marks. I've looked and and bookmarked the link you mentioned. Thanks. I've also discovered, via a little googling, that the US, British and Australian style guidelines are all different! No wonder it gets c...
by yarra
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 28569

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Hi Jan, I'm harking back to the various replies you made to Lillian and Shann re where to place a comma when there are quotation marks. Sorry to bring up what you've already sorted out by saying a comma wasn't needed in the sentence. My query is: In a sentence where the quotation marks are not used ...

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