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by Verna
Fri May 14, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for THE MANUSCRIPT
Replies: 17
Views: 8320

Congratulations to all. Hope I can become a bride sometime--instead of the maid of honor! :lol: And one more analogy...Close only counts in horseshoes!
by Verna
Thu May 13, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE MANUSCRIPT
Replies: 26
Views: 11770

Congratulations, winners, for excellent writing...Enjoy your day of happy dancin!
by Verna
Fri May 07, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for THE WRITER'S SKILL/CRAFT"
Replies: 15
Views: 8686

Congratulations all. I think I got the least coveted spot--11. You said it, Beth. I'm wearing the t-shirt for being a bridesmaid
by Verna
Thu May 06, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "The Writer's Skill"
Replies: 23
Views: 10371

congratulations to all for interesting well-written challenge entries. Happy dancin' for you!
by Verna
Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "The Reader"
Replies: 34
Views: 13509

Congratulations to all! Enjoy your happy dance! Ben, you go do an extra dance...way to go! Look at you Rachel--sitting on top of the heap again. You, go, Girl!
by Verna
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 85665

Thank you, Jan, for taking the time to share your expertise with writers at so many levels. Even an experienced writer who never takes a risk or seeks new techniques becomes stagnant. Sometimes, when the well of inspiration is dry and my muse is hiding, I'll just google the word or phrase for the ch...
by Verna
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #8--Developing Interesting Characters
Replies: 69
Views: 73925

Ahh, Jan, with my short metrical feet, I don't need more words. I'm already the "sole of brevity." :)
by Verna
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #8--Developing Interesting Characters
Replies: 69
Views: 73925

Jan, I'm so glad you're back with your enlightening lessons for beginners and seasoned writers alike. I found an example from my writing to illustrate how to do this incorrectly. :) Monster under the Bed “Mommy, Mommy, I’m scared!” Lynn climbed through a fog of deep sleep to see four-year-old Michae...
by Verna
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 63596

Jan, I just wanted to thank you for the many good lessons you've taught us already in your clear teaching. I was working on a poem for a contest and wanted it to be "out of the box." I went back to your lesson on the villanelle, had such fun with your easy-to-follow-directions and was very pleased w...
by Verna
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Hmph!"
Replies: 19
Views: 8746

Such great entries! They were a joy to read...Congratulations!
by Verna
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for EEK!
Replies: 34
Views: 13427

Congratulations to every winner. Enjoy happy dancin' and treat yourselves with some chocolate.

Look at you, Beth! Woo Hoo!
by Verna
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 63596

These are the ideas that came first for the word "fire." Yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre Sound of sirens People trapped in burning houses Heat and Smoke Hell Since I'm more comfortable with poetry (I'm fictionally challenged), I tried to think of different ideas with fire: Fire of different, une...
by Verna
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 11099

Woo Hoo for my "dear, dear friend," Dee ;-) sitting on top of a wonderful list of EC entries. Happy Dancin' with all my good "buds" and all the other excellent writers here.
by Verna
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 43792

Jan, your lesson on exclamation points and cliches is very appropriate for writing beginners AND for some of us who have been writing a longgggggggggg time. Since I may use both in nonstandard writing, my "sloppiness or laziness sometimes slips into the writing that I want to sparkle. I don't want t...
by Verna
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 43792

I use too many exclamations in e-mails--forum threads--personal letters to FAMILY and Close friends--Just not formal writing of any kind, hopefully.

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