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by zacdfox
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE
Replies: 8
Views: 4849

Re: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE

Jan,

Is there an assignment we could do for voice? If not after this each lesson then after your final lesson on voice?

-zac
by zacdfox
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE
Replies: 8
Views: 4849

Re: Be A Better Writer--MORE ABOUT VOICE

In this lesson you, again, posted an excerpt of Kent Haruf's writing, and again, I found it intriguing. I remember in your first lesson on vioce (or perhaps it was the preamble to your first lesson) you cautioned against ditching punctuation, and said Haruf would have concrete reasons for the punctu...
by zacdfox
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 8980

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

hmmm... What if I submit the second entry under a pseudonym, or better yet with my night-time personality?
by zacdfox
Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest
Replies: 16
Views: 8980

Re: The 2015 Fiction Page Turner Contest

Deb,

Are members limited to one entry? Or could I submit two(different) books?
by zacdfox
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for WEEKEND AWAY Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Winners for WEEKEND AWAY Challenge

Dixie is your MIL??? You are a blessed man. Miss that lady! And congrats!!! Yes, Dixie is my MIL:) She is and has been one of the greatest blessings I've ever known. Her encouragement is probably the single biggest reason I pursued writing. She's the one who turned me on to faithwriters. And thanks...
by zacdfox
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for WEEKEND AWAY Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Winners for WEEKEND AWAY Challenge

Oh my! I'm overwhelmed! I was sitting with my mother-in-love, Dixie Phillips, when I found out:) We had a good moment, and cried together. 1st!?!?

Thank you to all who make this site, and the challenge so powerful.

Wow:)
by zacdfox
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--VOICE (PART 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 5994

Re: Be a Better Writer--VOICE (PART 1)

I don't have anything to really add to the discussion. I just wanted to say :thankssign as I found this post both interesting and helpful. One thing I would like to see explored in future posts is how to 'break or bend rules' in a way that enhances one's voice. Great lesson! Can't wait for more. tha...
by zacdfox
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for UGLY TOURIST
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: Highest Rankings for UGLY TOURIST

My 3rd time earning EC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited:) The coolest thing is that I reread my earlier entries and can see growth:) I love the writing challenge. Thanks to all who have a hand in making this happen week in and week out:) And it's UP to Masters you go, sir! :) Congratulations! ...
by zacdfox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for UGLY TOURIST
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: Highest Rankings for UGLY TOURIST

My 3rd time earning EC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited:) The coolest thing is that I reread my earlier entries and can see growth:) I love the writing challenge. Thanks to all who have a hand in making this happen week in and week out:)
by zacdfox
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--FIND YOUR OWN VOICE
Replies: 13
Views: 7884

Re: Be a Better Writer--FIND YOUR OWN VOICE

Jan, I found the excerpt strange and frustrating at first, but I came around to find it unrestrictive and evocative. Perhaps, in preaching the merit of a thing we overlook its weaknesses, or at the very least, the effectiveness of something else. Still, I'll echo the others in saying the lack of pun...
by zacdfox
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best of the Best Winners - 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: Best of the Best Winners - 2015

Congrats!!!!!! You both deserve it!!!!! Great job:) :clap :superhappy :coolsign :D
by zacdfox
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for ANGELS WATCHING OVER ME Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: Highest Rankings for ANGELS WATCHING OVER ME Challenge

Thanks so much for hosting the challenge! I know it has stretched and grown me as a writer:) July 2 can't come soon enough!
by zacdfox
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for RAGE Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Winners for RAGE Challenge

What?!?! I still can't believe I got 3rd place overall! Thank you all so much :-) this is a really cool day for me. God bless :-) I love faithwriters!
by zacdfox
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 16756

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

Jan, Here's a excerpt from a larger project I'm working on, written in first person. *** From the den, I watched David sitting at the end of his bed, still wearing his suit from the funeral. I closed the shoe box of pictures and letters, and walked to his room. Tears ran swiftly down his face, but t...
by zacdfox
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--A TOUCH OF POV
Replies: 36
Views: 16756

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

1) I do write in first person. I feel like it can give your work a measure of authenticity, especially when done well. 3) I enjoy reading both, but I think I prefer first person when it's done well. The challenge I find with first person narration, is that everything written is from the perspective ...

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