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by Verna
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 43024

I think some of us exuberant beings tend to speak in exclamations more. I have to watch it, but in personal writing, when I want to use them, I think that's different. Recently, I was doing some editing (not faithwriters'), and some used exclamation marks for every sentence. I thought Where's Dub wh...
by Verna
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for HUH?
Replies: 30
Views: 12738

Woo Hoo to all! Happy Dancin' with you all...WITH A HUG FOR THE B.O.B. GIRL.
by Verna
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Hey Ruth, I can italicize too!
by Verna
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Old dog learning here... I think I can...I think I can...I think I can. Simple--I wasn't highlighting. :cry: Thanks Jan, you're a great teacher in more ways than one! A few additional topics you've probably already thought of for this thread: Authentic dialogue Writing to audience Voice Variety in s...
by Verna
Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Jan, actually it is I having a hard time with italics---both places! I've read how to do it, but something hasn't clicked in this "old" brain.
by Verna
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Jan, writing a first sentence to grab the reader's attention is important to writers at any level, and it's not that easy to do. Some writers have a gift at fresh description is another skill to work on. (I know salsa verbs is one way, but there are more.) Here are a couple of other topics for consi...
by Verna
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Obviously, I can't seem to grasp the concept of how to get italics stopped in here, once they're started!
by Verna
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 68739

Thanks for teaching us again, Jan. This is definitely a skill I need to work on, especially in prose. I'm tempted to be lazy and write what slips through my fingers instead of looking for the salsa words. I, too like Jane Kirkpatrick's style. (The above-mentioned book is my favorite of hers though.)...
by Verna
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: I'm back!!
Replies: 11
Views: 8947

Welcome back!
by Verna
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for COLORFUL WORLD
Replies: 26
Views: 12055

Congratulations to all...Enjoy your happy dance...and Merry Christmas to all my fellow writers who enter the challenge.
by Verna
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--Villanelle
Replies: 23
Views: 19198

Jan, I loved the construction of the villanelle; so I thought I'd try a Christmas one. Thanks for all the new ideas you present to us to try. I liked the way Dylan Thomas did it--so I went with that form. My Favorite Story to Hear It came upon the midnight clear, When angels sang with harps of gold ...
by Verna
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for ORANGE
Replies: 25
Views: 11007

Congratulations to all--Enjoy your happy dance! Special kudos to Lisa and Vonnie.
by Verna
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--Villanelle
Replies: 23
Views: 19198

This past three weeks of poetry types have been great. I had no idea an acrostic could bring forth such excellent poems. These are kinds, that if they're done right, require time and thought--both of which I'm short on right now. I'll be back to try them at a later time. Thanks for keeping us inspir...
by Verna
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Congratulations to our 2009 Page Turner Winners
Replies: 32
Views: 18710

Congratulations all three for great writing --so proud of you!
by Verna
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for PURPLE
Replies: 28
Views: 14172

Congratulations to every winner!

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