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by Verna
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Up and Down
Replies: 28
Views: 13272

CONGRATULATIONS ON SOME WONDERFUL ENTRIES. :bow
by Verna
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 56067

But do you take points off?
by Verna
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 56067

And reading through the thread, I see that I did only half the assignment. (English teachers can't read.) :) Rather than go back and comment on all of them, I'll just give the reason for my favorite of my challenge entries. "Fowl Play" was a series of common phrases about chickens put into a narrati...
by Verna
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 56067

Oops again with the "opporunity" :) to practice in your lessons. Guess I needed some southern sweet T there.

And, Jan, I hope your vacation is more than wonderful and that you'll enjoy being a grandmother as much as I do. That's a tremendous amount!
by Verna
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 56067

Thanks, Jan, for the great ideas here and for all the helpful lessons we've had the opporunity to participate in. I guess my three favorite title from my own pieces are: Missile Biscuits and Fried Hens Fowl Play It's a Frog's Life While checking my titles, I found several question marks and exclamat...
by Verna
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for KINGDOM OF GOD
Replies: 22
Views: 9049

Congratulations All, (with a special woohoo for Vonnie). Here's some music for your happy dancing.

:music2

And even though my piece wasn't in EC, I had enough yellow boxes to encourage me and even do a little dance with you. Thanks to everyone who commented.
by Verna
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 44000

I really appreciate the comments on my entry in the challenge this week, symbolizing the Kingdom of Heaven in my heart, very early in Masters.
by Verna
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 44000

In "Meagan's Hands"
Papa=God
Daughter=author
Poison Oak=Satan
Poison Oak leaves and their toxins=sin
Blistered skin=effects of sin
Refusal to turn leaves loose=disobedience to God

My challenge entry this week is an extended metaphor with symbolism throughout. It's a little early to post a hint. :)
by Verna
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for AFRICA
Replies: 29
Views: 10464

Congratulations to all who placed. Sit back and savor your win...or just kick up your heels and dance. :music2
by Verna
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 40731

Jan, I was just wondering here. I know you keep this column going for fun and to help writers at FW, but have you given any thought to actually publishing a book from your materials? I know writers and teachers would be interested in having this material in hard copy.
by Verna
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SUSPENSE
Replies: 57
Views: 40731

I love Suspense! I don't think I've ever been more surprised at an ending than in the movie The Sixth Sense. My students always would get angry because there wasn't an ending to the story "The Lady or the Tiger." Several years ago I found on the internet a sequel, where the author wrote an ending ye...
by Verna
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SURPRISE
Replies: 41
Views: 29826

Speaking about "surprise and Joseph," how about the morning after his wedding! I did a couple with surprise endings. About the only clues I gave in this one was that it was a one-sided dialogue. I just did it to have fun and see if I could catch the reader. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-lev...
by Verna
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Replies: 33
Views: 28093

I tried an idea once with a gifted English class where we agreed we would pick up a journal and write just as soon as we woke up in the morning (before restroom, coffee, anything!)--write whatever came out of our minds, unadulterated by any thoughts of the day. We did this for several weeks, and I t...
by Verna
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLICE OF LIFE
Replies: 35
Views: 26777

A fictional story that I wrote (imagine that!) about two very different sisters celebrating Christmas after their father's death could fit as a "slice of life."

http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article- ... p?id=25790
by Verna
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Canada"
Replies: 23
Views: 9521

HIGHEST CONGRATULATIONS--YOU DONE GOOD!

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