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by JudySauer
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--FLOW (the 7th judging criteria)
Replies: 4
Views: 4206

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

During a trip to Yellowstone, we envisioned tons of animals to be near the car and that buffalos and bears would be bountifully present. Not so was our experience. We saw buffalos from a distance. Hundreds of buffalos flocked together, but none nearby until we took the road to Montana for our lodgin...
by JudySauer
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories
Replies: 23
Views: 69703

Re: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories

Thanks Deb

I appreciate all you do. It will help me greatly to receive feedback like provided from last year's non-fiction contest.

I am Platinum. Joined in 2006.
Judy
by JudySauer
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories
Replies: 23
Views: 69703

Re: Writing Challenge Feedback Reports and Rating Categories

Hi Deb This is exciting. Will there be a form or some formal way we need to use to request our desire for the feedback reports before the next quarter starts? Since we need to request before October 1st, is my commentary here sufficient that I want to participate? Also, with only three requests, how...
by JudySauer
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #10--More about writing "on topic"
Replies: 15
Views: 18502

Re: #10--More about writing "on topic"

Jan, I appreciate your explanation on "supposed to" and using the word "expect" as a guide.

This word has always bugged me since "supposed"' is past tense and I might be writing in a different tense. I really like your explanation.

Thank you
:thankssign
Judy
by JudySauer
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 83616

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic

Scenario: How to describe a pen without using the word pen. I can write about its uses, shape, color, where it may be located, why it might be used, etc., all without saying the word pen. I think of this often when writing. Is this a good analogy to help me stay on topic without feeling burdened to ...
by JudySauer
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68932

Re: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics

Path of the Pearl by Mary Olsen Kelly You have a rainbow of choices, and the choices you make now along the path are what will determine the trajectory you follow. Why not walk this path of life with as much color, creativity, personality, and fun as possible? Life is not about drudgery-Life is a d...
by JudySauer
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 71997

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Doreen was heading home and focused on her book. Next to her sat a large man. She inched closer to the window for easement. When the train she was riding went through tunnels she regrets not having purchased a back-lit e-reader. Note to herself: get a book light . The screeching train stopped abrupt...
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic
Replies: 44
Views: 31609

Re: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic

Thank you Cinnamon Bear and GloryBee for your valuable assistance. I will follow the yellow brick road and continue learning.

Fondly,
Judy
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic
Replies: 44
Views: 31609

Re: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic

Jan, I meant to add that when I looked at Jan's Writing Basics, there are many lessons. Bless you!

I'm guessing this is where the eight lessons relating to the Writing Challenge are located. Which ones are more pertinent for me just starting out with your lessons?

Judy
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic
Replies: 44
Views: 31609

Re: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic

Jan, I have a question regarding lessons geared toward the Writing Challenge. Cinnamon Bear did a detailed critique for me, and the end result was "take Jan's classes." I've finished the links she gave me. She mentioned you have a series of lessons relating to the Writing Challenge. Are they grouped...
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic
Replies: 44
Views: 31609

Re: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic

Aw Jan, you made me blush. Thanks for the nice compliment.

Judy
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic
Replies: 44
Views: 31609

Re: Be a Better Writer--Writing on topic

Writing on Topic homework HOMEWORK: 1. Read one of the stories linked to above, and comment on its “on-topic-ness.” Do you think it could or should have been more on topic? Don’t be afraid to criticize; I can take it. Yellow: http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4-previous.php?id=33093 River:...
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Description (Kind Of)
Replies: 21
Views: 13319

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

Jan, is this lesson for informational purposes only, or did I miss the homework?

Judy
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--USING IMAGERY
Replies: 50
Views: 25213

Re: Be a Better Writer--USING IMAGERY

Yes, Jan, I see a world of difference. Appears I have a lot of learning to become a better writer.

Thanks for the lessons.

Judy
by JudySauer
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--USING IMAGERY
Replies: 50
Views: 25213

Re: Be a Better Writer--USING IMAGERY

USING IMAGERY HOMEWORK: 1. Write pair of sentences… • Denise was devastated to hear again that she cannot yet be diagnosed. She keeps getting the same message for twenty years. She cannot take not knowing any longer. • With a sense of entitlement, Denise went to her doctor appointment with high expe...

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