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by JudySauer
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY
Replies: 47
Views: 31877

Re: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY

I'm using the link in Essential Lessons for Beginning Writers.

Will try again - have made several attempts. Maybe you're my lucky charm.
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--AVOID THESE COMMON ERRORS
Replies: 18
Views: 16227

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

Jan, The learning continues. Bless you! In your paragraph about imminent and eminent, you describe eminent as outstanding or noteworthy. What then is eminent domain? It seems to be a legal term of someone stealing away property from others for their own gain. Your thoughts? I did not know that a hor...
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY
Replies: 47
Views: 31877

Re: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY

Jan, your Commas with conjunctions link is broken. It will not open the lesson.

Judy
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY
Replies: 47
Views: 31877

Re: Be a Better Writer--COMMAS ARE TRICKY

Hi Jan, I found this short lesson helpful. When I read #6, my initial reaction was to place a comma after bracelet and wrist, however, when I remove the words between the commas, it just didn't make sense. So I'm learning as I go. For example, #6 A gold bracelet, (delete) shimmering on her wrist, (e...
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 23332

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

Jan,
I had the same thought but couldn't figure out how to incorporate the binge foods. Your example gives me clarity. Thanks

Judy :thankssign
by JudySauer
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION
Replies: 28
Views: 23332

Re: Be a Better Writer--CHARACTERIZATION

Being held hostage at the airport by a blizzard in my Hello Kitty PJ bottoms and pilled sweater, I decide to walk around. Boredom has a tendency for my bad habits to emerge. The slightest sliver of boredom triggers my many indulgences, with food being the worst. When I am stuck, I eat. I have many j...
by JudySauer
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3
Replies: 36
Views: 36308

Re: LESSON 18--A GREAT BEGINNING #3

:thankssign
I'll get to my homework later. Just want you to know you are loved and appreciated for the great lessons you provide.

I learn so much from you.
Bless you,
Judy
by JudySauer
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 92888

Re: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion

Working backwards is what I do. I begin with the end in mind. I literally sketch out on paper the final words I want readers to remember. Then I work my way up to the beginning of the story. If you don't have a clue as to where you are going, it's like driving on a road trip to Maine but ending up i...
by JudySauer
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SHE WRITES IN THIRD PERSON
Replies: 13
Views: 9458

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

Jan, I learned a lot in this lesson and did not know more than one third person POV exists. It was eye opening. I've written third person POV using omniscient however I do not have a link to that writing. Thanks for the useful information. By the way, ever since taking some classes, I find myself ed...
by JudySauer
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE
Replies: 31
Views: 42298

Re: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE

I got into my best throw-ready position and hurled the softball hard. Only there was one huge problem, and everyone saw it happen. There was nothing I could have done to stop my momentum. As I began to throw the softball, my left foot pivoted on the grass. By the time I released the ball, it blasted...
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories
Replies: 23
Views: 69371

Re: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories

Hi Deb

I see the Request a Report form but nothing on it that indicates I want to participate in the upcoming quarter. The form is specific with topic and title.

Will we have a separate checkbox to indicate, Yes, I want to receive reports? Hope this makes sense.

Judy
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Writing Lessons Grouped by Relevant Topics
Replies: 5
Views: 11150

Re: Writing Lessons Grouped by Relevant Topics

Jan,
Most helpful.
:thankssign
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Essential Lessons for Beginning Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 10011

Re: Essential Lessons for Beginning Writers

Jan, I will be digging into these next.
:thankssign
by JudySauer
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Alphabetical List of All Writing Lessons
Replies: 9
Views: 13366

Re: Alphabetical List of All Writing Lessons

Thanks Jan. Most helpful.
by JudySauer
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--FLOW (the 7th judging criteria)
Replies: 4
Views: 4176

Re: Be a Better Writer--FLOW (the 7th judging criteria)

Thanks for the feedback, Jan.

I learn a lot from your lessons.

Judy

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