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by Caleb Cheong
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 90539

Re: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion

Hi Jan! What do you think about this as a beginning? "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop," advised the King of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland ."Good advice, but more easily said than done," you might be tempted to respond. Surely, no part of writing can be more daunt...
by Caleb Cheong
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ADJECTIVES in the proper order
Replies: 14
Views: 9671

Re: Be a Better Writer--ADJECTIVES in the proper order

Hi Jan! Are these sentences fine? 1 I never like a dull, dark, and soundless day. 2 These errors stand out like huge, red, blinking lights. 3 Jack's voice thick and sloppy because his mouth was full of food. I find it interesting that some adjectives have a different order. For example, During the m...
by Caleb Cheong
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 68743

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Hi Jan!

Is sound bite writing related to tight writing? What are the characteristics of sound bites? Is sentence length an important criterion here?


Thank you
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 68743

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Hi Jan!


Thank you very much for your helpful input!




Regards
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

Hi Jan!


Thank you for enlightening me on these.



Regards
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 68743

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Hi Jan! May I have a go? Doreen glued to her book while the subway clacked relentlessly. Realising the big chap next to her, she inched towards the window, exposing her left shoulder. When the train sped through the second of five tunnels before her home's , Doreen wished to have a backlit electroni...
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

Hi Jan! I certainly agree with you that we should not be pigeonholed by a 4-sentence paragraph ( opinion->explanation->example/elaboration->link). Ijust remember that we sometimes write spontaneously in a longer paragraph, reflecting a different version of paragraphing. The first sentence is introdu...
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

Hi Jan!

Thank you very much for answering my questions. I look forward to learning from you about creative nonfiction.



Regards
by Caleb Cheong
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: Be a Better Writer--PARAGRAPHS FOR NONFICTION WRITERS

Hi Jan! Thank you for this new topic. I'm interested in writing about my life journey with my wife from her stroke to post-stroke situations. Will this be nonfiction narrative writing when I share my life episodes with my readers? Is there any standard structure for this genre of story telling? Than...
by Caleb Cheong
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES
Replies: 21
Views: 15078

Re: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES

Hi ! I don't wish to have the last say about the discussion but I speak as someone who lives and works in a multiracial environment. Racial harmony is an important issue. Majority of us are non-native speakers of English so the word"bu___it" is just the dung from an animal. Cow dung is used as manur...
by Caleb Cheong
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES
Replies: 21
Views: 15078

Re: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES

Hi Jan! Thank you for opening up this topic-it's really food for thought! We are so conditioned by the world that we live in, and tend to forget others who may hold different values or beliefs. To say that someone eats like a pig may be an English idiom but it gives serious offense to those who cons...
by Caleb Cheong
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES
Replies: 21
Views: 15078

Re: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES

Hi Jan!

Do you think ethnic stereotypes may come in the forms of making people of another race as minor characters, and also denying them a voice in our narrative. For example, we can make a colored or black person a servant or a watchman. They are seen but not heard.


Regards
by Caleb Cheong
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)
Replies: 17
Views: 7747

Re: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)

HI Jan!


Thank you for your valuable input. I shall bear all these in mind.


Regards

Caleb
by Caleb Cheong
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)
Replies: 17
Views: 7747

Re: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)

Hi Jan! Thank you very much for your very helpful comments about editing. I've been asked to do copyediting,and ghost writing for a non-fiction book even I don't have the experience. Since he believes/trusts me I'll do my best to help fulfill his dream about writing his own book. Can you give me som...
by Caleb Cheong
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for DAY AND NIGHT Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Winners for DAY AND NIGHT Challenge

Good Job! Heartiest congratulations to all winners.






Blessings


Caleb

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