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by dmbowman
Sat May 14, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Nosy Narrators
Replies: 7
Views: 4482

Re: Nosy Narrators

This concept was really foreign to me when I first started writing on a regular basis but I've noticed something that motivates me to attempt to "keep my nose out of it." When I successfully use a story to subtly demonstrate a point, I've found that God works in the hearts of the readers to show the...
by dmbowman
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL
Replies: 26
Views: 9107

Re: Be A Better Writer -- FREE FOR ALL

Is there anything incorrect about this statement?

The boy had neither candy nor gum, yet his mouth was full and I could only suppose it was dirt, as a brown substance leaked from the corners of his lips.

MS word has a problem with the 'neither' in it.
by dmbowman
Tue May 19, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 10
Views: 4726

Re: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME

Just a question.

In my challenge entry for this week,The Yielding of a Heart, I tried to use a chain rhyme. Does it work the way I did it or does the extra line interrupt it too much and make it lose the chain effect?
by dmbowman
Mon May 11, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 10
Views: 4726

Re: Be a Better Writer -- RHYME SCHEME

To attempt a chain rhyme,
My talent to increase,
Required a bit of time.


A topic for the piece
Came from within my mind.
I wrapped myself in fleece,


Endeavored to unwind.
Typing on my keyboard,
My skill I have refined.
by dmbowman
Sat May 02, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--IMPROVE YOUR RHYMING SKILLS
Replies: 12
Views: 5471

Re: Be a Better Writer--IMPROVE YOUR RHYMING SKILLS

Just a bit from a poem of mine that, while it placed nowhere in the challenge, was terribly fun to write! Ah! Gif," said she, "Your avariciousness Has sorely decreased your integrity, Wholly removed your generosity, Deeply ensnared in acquisitiveness, You've exchanged honor for maliciousness. I susp...
by dmbowman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD
Replies: 12
Views: 6756

Re: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD

Diane, before I comment on this, can you talk us through the process? At the very least, can you share which two of the given moods you used in this piece? I'm having a hard time seeing the change in moods (it's probably because my brain is currently fried from reading literally thousands of 9th gr...
by dmbowman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD
Replies: 12
Views: 6756

Re: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD

I combined mine. This just might be loosely based on real experiences. :) Her stomach growled, again. She needed to eat, but she didn’t have any food. It wasn’t a matter of being unable to afford it, simply a lack of time for grocery shopping. She’d been working so many hours lately that she hardly ...
by dmbowman
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--WRITING RESOURCES, PART 2
Replies: 10
Views: 7461

Re: Be a Better Writer--WRITING RESOURCES, PART 2

Thank you, Jan! I will be bookmarking this list for reference. A couple that I didn't see on the list were Poem Workshop's syllable counter - http://www.howmanysyllables.com/Syllable_Counter/ and The Bible I use the most for writing is eSword. It's a free download. http://www.e-sword.net/ If you don...
by dmbowman
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum - General Writing Discussion
Topic: The Procrastinator's Patch Forum
Replies: 31
Views: 30469

Re: The Procrastinator's Patch Forum

Writing Challenge


Topic: check

Idea: check

Story started: check

Time: check, but only tonight

Motivation: NOPE, nada, nein


:helpwobble
by dmbowman
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Question RE: Writer's Voice
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

Question RE: Writer's Voice

This might have an obvious answer but what is the difference between a writer's voice - meaning their style of writing - and just simply unoriginal writing? I'm starting to feel like my writing sounds a lot alike from one week to the next. I can't decide if I should enjoy my comfort zone or choose a...
by dmbowman
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--2nd person
Replies: 35
Views: 14706

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

I think I've come up with another example of the use of 2nd person. (But I might be wrong!) Medical consents. "You may or may not receive benefit from this procedure. You may experience other side effects than what is listed in this consent form....." http://sr.photos3.fotosearch.com/bthumb/CSP/CSP9...
by dmbowman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 15168

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

I've found that I do like to write in first person. It's not something I had done much in the past but since beginning to write for the challenge, I have written a few entries in first person. It seemed to work well for both of the following and I think it's because they were intended to be emotiona...
by dmbowman
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for INSPIRATIONAL ARTICLE Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: Winners for INSPIRATIONAL ARTICLE Challenge

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by dmbowman
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for TRAVELOGUE Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Winners for TRAVELOGUE Challenge

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by dmbowman
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CONTEMPORARY FICTION
Replies: 19
Views: 8951

Re: Be a Better Writer--CONTEMPORARY FICTION

Jan, do you have a website you go to for writing prompts?

I think this quarter has been harder than usual to come up with an idea because the topics are so wide open. Especially this week.

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