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by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 9037

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

Woohoo! I did it! I'm now an official Platinum member and I can enter the contest! (Soon as I get ready. Get to work, RC.)
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 9037

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

Deb Porter wrote:Tried to make it as painless as possible this year.

And given the length of your chapter, I'd suggest adding the second chapter as well. We allow that for super short chapters.

Love, Deb
Oh cool!! :superhappy Teehee. *runs off to story and gets to work*
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 9037

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

You're more than halfway there. You'll be fine. :D No requirements, just have the book proposal/synopsis at the start of the document. No fancy book formatting in the document (pictures, for example). Wow, that sounds...simple! :lol: So synopsis and chapter are to be in the same document? Also - is...
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 9037

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

Hi Rachel. You haven't missed the deadline, but it is very close. You have until midnight October 31. I don't recommend leaving to the last minute. Too stressful. :lol: And we've missed you in the Challenge, too. Love, Deb October 31? Pshaw, that's LOADS of time! (Don't worry, I am 100% kidding.) R...
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 9037

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

Hi Deb, What is the actual deadline date for submissions to be entered? Have I missed it? I was dearly hoping to enter this year, but have just barely gotten my head above water after a hectic summer (boy do I miss the Challenge! :cry: ). Assuming I can still enter - are there guidelines anywhere on...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Can I Brag?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Can I Brag?

Wheeeeeeeeeee!! How thrilling for you, Virginia! Congratulations!! *happy dance*
by rcthebanditqueen
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SO MANY WRITING TIPS
Replies: 19
Views: 9640

Re: Be a Better Writer--SO MANY WRITING TIPS

Ooh, a wonderful thread! One for the bookmarks. Or the "various tidbits written on post-it notes and stuck like a fleet of butterflies all around my house" :mrgreen: • Strike ‘to be’ verbs from sentences to force active verb use that transforms your work. (FaithWriter Sydney Avey) Ok. I know my gram...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON
Replies: 13
Views: 9135

Re: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON

A-HA! Thank you, Jan! Now I understand. So it's within a scene. Good to know. That excerpt was fun. That happens to be one of my favorite stories, although I never recognized the omniscient POV before this lesson. "Favorite" as in "leaves me shredded every time I read it but I can't get enough of Ja...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON
Replies: 13
Views: 9135

Re: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON

I have a question for clarification. Gotta play with my little mental blocks to keep it straight in my head. Okay. So in manuscript A that I'm working on, Ritchey is the main character (3rd person) and no one else has a POV. That would be 3rd person limited. Manuscript B alternates chapter by chapte...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--2nd person
Replies: 35
Views: 16254

Re: Be a Better Writer--YOU WRITE IN 2ND PERSON

Well, I don't have much to contribute here. :P My only experience with 2nd person is the Choose Your Own Adventure books I used to read. I should experiment with 2nd person sometime just for the fun of it to see what I can learn. Wait, no, I just remembered mid-type. I wrote a partial poem years and...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 16828

Re: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV

Allison, I really enjoyed your two pieces that you linked. One thing I forgot to mention - even though I like 3rd person better than 1st person, there is one way I really do like using 1st person. Sometimes if I am struggling with a particular scene or story, it helps to open a new word document or ...
by rcthebanditqueen
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 16828

Re: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV

Whew...busy week! At last I get to come play in the writing lessons! I'm going to be the odd one out and say overall I prefer to read in third person. For some reason, reading in first person doesn't pull me into the story quite as much. I'm not sure why. I don't trust myself as much when writing in...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Description (Kind Of)
Replies: 21
Views: 12826

Re: Be a Better Writer--Description (Kind Of)

Ooh, description! My favorite thing! As well as my worst enemy... :mrgreen: Aw, no homework? Shucks... :violin And here I was all excited to paint the town purp... I mean...wait...what? *cough* :lol: Seriously, though, when I look at the first original draft of my first manuscript (which has since g...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 22701

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

I hope I'm not too late to join in this lesson. I'm gonna do like Sibermom and post a snippet. Characterization through actions instead of telling is something I have been practicing very hard lately, but I just don't know if I've hit it yet. (I also tend to break grammar rules with some of my cowbo...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 22701

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

I hope to come back and do the homework when I get a chance, but I have a question in the meantime. You mentioned the italicized bits for character thoughts. That is something I have used quite a bit in my writing, and I have to be careful not to overuse it. It does seem to work better at getting in...

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