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by KatKane
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--USING RESEARCH IN FICTION
Replies: 15
Views: 7020

Re: Be a Better Writer--USING RESEARCH IN FICTION

Sibermom - this might seem like a daft question, but what places have you gone to for your research?

Kat
by KatKane
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--USING RESEARCH IN FICTION
Replies: 15
Views: 7020

Re: Be a Better Writer--USING RESEARCH IN FICTION

"Are you sure this is it?" John consulted his GPS. "Yep. This is it, alright: 92 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusets. Looks just like every other house here, except..." Mary pulled her coat round her tighter. The thought of what had happened in that house made her blood run cold. I What is it wi...
by KatKane
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

Re: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE

This may be off topic, but reading this I thought of a skit I wrote a few months back. Here it is: http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=50416 Punctuation was one of the ways I used to create differences between the voices of the two characters. Ron's lines are quite short ar...
by KatKane
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON
Replies: 13
Views: 8530

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

I chose not to give him a name because this piece was more allegorical than a narrative. The plural in the title was completely deliberate, because mine referred to two things - a mine as in the deep shaft underground and mine as in the possessive. The story could be either be literally an event (ob...
by KatKane
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON
Replies: 13
Views: 8530

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

I wrote this piece for the greed challenge. I chose 3rd person present tense, partly because I've seen it done in other entries and really liked it, and because I felt it would heighten the atmosphere in the piece. My MC was on a journey and it kind of helped convey that. Can't really explain how. A...
by KatKane
Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--2nd person
Replies: 35
Views: 15205

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

Yep, that makes sense, Jan. I'm going to add writing something in second person to my bucket list :wink:
by KatKane
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--2nd person
Replies: 35
Views: 15205

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

Another time where second person might be used is letters, particularly formal or to someone not well known to the writer. My effort for the sloth challenge was an example of this. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=50268 As for the writing process... oh my. Let's just put...
by KatKane
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 15613

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

I tend to write in first person quite often. I've done pieces in past tense, like this one: http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=49937, and this one is present tense:http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level3-previous.php?id=49714. I found present tense much harder to wri...
by KatKane
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Description (Kind Of)
Replies: 21
Views: 12089

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

I have to say, I agree with Tracy. I hold my hands up this, too. Reviewing other people's work, as Jan said in the lesson, is something I can definitely do more of to improve my own work as well as encouraging and helping others. The ethos of encouraging and learning together was one of the things t...
by KatKane
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 21003

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

You're spot on about him being a teenager with attitude :D Can you use other characters (their perceptions, their reactions etc.) as a means of developing a character? I love writing about characters. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=49891 This was the Jonah entry I wrot...
by KatKane
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 21003

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

Okay, here goes an attempt at characterisation. The slam of the door marked Jamie's arrival home. He slung his coat and bag in the middle of the floor. He slumped down in front of the TV, remote in hand, all ready for an evening's gaming, just as Mum arrived home. "Jamie, please put your coat and ba...
by KatKane
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PLAYS, SKITS, AND SCREENPLAYS
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

Re: Be a Better Writer--PLAYS, SKITS, AND SCREENPLAYS

I wrote a play for the biography challenge. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=50033 Given that it was the last challenge before Christmas, I picked St Francis of Assisi. I have always admired him, not least for his innovative ways of communicating the Gospel. This include...
by KatKane
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOID THESE COMMON ERRORS
Replies: 18
Views: 14396

Re: Be a Better Writer--AVOID THESE COMMON ERRORS

I mixed up compliment and complement. Thankfully my eagle-eyed challenge buddy spotted my blunder. Oops! :oops:

Please send my compliments to the chef. That meal was superb.

The purple background and silver stars complement each other perfectly.

Kat x
by KatKane
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE
Replies: 30
Views: 11038

Re: Be a Better Writer -- GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE

I do have a question around Scripture and gender neutral language. Are some translations more gender neutral in their language than others?

I came up with the same answers to the questions as everyone else. Thanks for a very thought-provoking lesson. :bow
by KatKane
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- INSPIRATIONAL WRITING
Replies: 16
Views: 7125

Re: Be a Better Writer -- INSPIRATIONAL WRITING

Thanks so much for the clarification on this topic. The links were really helpful and I will certainly be looking at Jewels of Encouragement again. Thanks so much for the explanations of the different genres. Some of them I had never even heard of before!

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