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by Sibermom65
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 898
Views: 107461

Re: ABC...

Fearful
by Sibermom65
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2284
Views: 232672

Re: First word that comes to mind.

Pin
by Sibermom65
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: ESL wannabe writer
Replies: 1
Views: 1193

ESL wannabe writer

I'm mentoring a wannabee writer who is struggling with basic English grammar, as English is not his native language. Does anyone have suggestions as to material that may help?
by Sibermom65
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: And and Then, and spacing after period...
Replies: 9
Views: 7231

Re: And and Then, and spacing after period...

Substituting no indentation for two spaces between paragraphs doesn't happen in the books I've read on my e-reader. Perhaps that depends on the publisher? Also, what if you are writing for a print book - or a book that will be both hard copy and electronic? Then what?
by Sibermom65
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2284
Views: 232672

Re: First word that comes to mind.

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(Barracuda is my virus checker)
by Sibermom65
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2284
Views: 232672

Re: First word that comes to mind.

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by Sibermom65
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2284
Views: 232672

Re: First word that comes to mind.

Diver
by Sibermom65
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Contests, Writing Tips, Tools, and Freelance Opportunities
Topic: Smashing Writer's Block
Replies: 13
Views: 6735

Re: Smashing Writer's Block

One of the things that first needs to be done is analyze why you have writers block - not the excuses you give but real reasons. Are you waiting for a divine inspiration? Perhaps writing prompts and set times where you write anyway will be your best answer. Do you have problems with interruptions - ...
by Sibermom65
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writer Research
Replies: 9
Views: 5736

Re: Writer Research

My father did a lot of genealogy research and included little bits about incidents in their lives when he found it, carefully noting if it was historical or just family tradition. One of the incidents is begging to be written into a story - a project I am beginning to work on. When I started on-line...
by Sibermom65
Tue May 24, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Nosy Narrators
Replies: 7
Views: 4583

Re: Nosy Narrators

It's been over 50 years, but I can still remember as a child absolutely hating it when the narrator inserted themselves in the story. It disrupts the flow of the words and shuts down the imagination.
by Sibermom65
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing for Children - Picture Books Part 1
Replies: 17
Views: 9945

Re: Writing for Children - Picture Books Part 1

I have a picture book in mind, but the illustrations are what makes the story come together. So how do I handle the problem of the illustrator so that the story I want to tell happens?
by Sibermom65
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Purple Prose
Replies: 4
Views: 3004

Re: Purple Prose

I understand that purple prose is a pitfall, and the choice of words you use should move the action forward or develop character. When I read over my work, however, I see a lack of color and very limited engaging of the senses. How much non-essential description can I plug in without turning shades ...
by Sibermom65
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Hyperbole
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

Re: Be a Better Writer--Hyperbole

Here's my hyperbole:
I have a half hour left before I begin the purge for my colonoscopy and turn my gut inside out.
by Sibermom65
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES
Replies: 21
Views: 14061

Re: Be a Better Writer--AVOIDING ETHNIC STEREOTYPES

One of the ways stereotypes can be used to advance the story comes with a story I'm working on. The strength of the conflict comes because of the MC's seeing his opponents as a stereotype, and having that image confirmed in his head through certain actions. Somehow I have to find a way to counter th...
by Sibermom65
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--TRANSPARENCY
Replies: 10
Views: 5131

Re: Be a Better Writer--TRANSPARENCY

This is a gospel reflection I wrote for the church bulletin (I do several each year). I like to "personalize" - or as Jan says, make it transparent. While it was written 3 years ago, it seems just as pertinent to today's events. Where is God? After last week’s tragedy many were asking questions like...

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