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by kpwrite
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20649
Views: 4456577

Hey! I just found this thread. I'm right along Leah's honeymoon path, too. I'm in Ferndale, "The Victorian Village," a little itty bitty tourist town near Eureka. It's gorgeous here. We're nestled into a valley with redwoods all around and the beach 5 miles away. We really feel blessed to be here. M...
by kpwrite
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Moving up?
Replies: 5
Views: 6287

Moving up?

I entered my "phew" piece in level 1 before I found out about my placing. Is there a way to move it up to the next level, or do I just wait for my next entry?

Thanks for helping out this first-timer!
by kpwrite
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 17922

Thank you, everyone, for the kudos! I am just so excited to be here with you all at FW--moving up is the icing! To God be all the glory--He gives us the gifts! (And in this case, it's His story, to boot!) Congratulations to all the winners! I'm looking forward to reading your entries! Amanda, I love...
by kpwrite
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: WRITERS DIGEST MAGAZINE DISCOUNT
Replies: 7
Views: 8916

Thanks, Lynda! I'm a fan of WD, too. It's time to stop buying copies from Borders and start getting them in my mailbox!
by kpwrite
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: WRITERS DIGEST MAGAZINE DISCOUNT
Replies: 7
Views: 8916

I would like to subscribe, but I have a question. Is this a full year's worth of issues? It says 6 issues/full year on the offer, but the magazine itself says 8 issues is a full year. (I have a copy from the newsstand.)

If I use the FW offer, will I be getting fewer issues?

Thanks,
by kpwrite
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 50921

:oops:

Point taken. I was watching my 9-year-old play a video game while writing this one out. Everything is exciting when you're 9!
by kpwrite
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #4: Overusing Exclamation Points
Replies: 62
Views: 50921

Jeremy hunkered down into his chair, his hand poised menacingly over the mouse. He was the galactic overlord, and his forces were prepared to battle the dreadnaughts to the death! He clicked once, then again, and 'BLAM!' The enemy was history. I think the e.p. after death could be dropped. It works ...
by kpwrite
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 62760

GRRRR! I had my response all typed out for this, and I had to attend to dinner. It timed out on me and I lost everything I wrote for the homework...and I was agonizing over the present tense! (I could've used the instruction!) Drat. Oh, well. Easy come, easy go, I guess. (I could have used this LAST...
by kpwrite
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 62760

I haven't read ahead yet!

Some of the paragraphs use past tense and some use present tense. (I looked vs. I turn...)
by kpwrite
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: Interactive classes
Replies: 4
Views: 5694

Interactive classes

Quick questions about the interactive classes that come with the Platinum membership. Is there any particular order in which to take them? How long does it take to complete one? I'm trying to decide what to download and when...

Thanks!
by kpwrite
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 121334

glorybee wrote:Kristi, I'm going to give you the gold star--you've gotten rid of all the unnecessary stuff (except for 'unenthusiastically', but that's a style choice), but kept enough interesting words to make this a pretty engaging passage. Well done!
Thanks, Jan!
by kpwrite
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 121334

OK, here goes! Exhausted, Jan slumped into her house after an endless day at work. She slipped off her pumps at the door and plodded unenthusiastically toward the kitchen. All she wanted was a chilled Fresca and something sweet—maybe there was leftover cake in the fridge. A sharp pain pierced throug...
by kpwrite
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 82541

Thanks for mentioning FreeRice, Michael! I just spent a good chunk of time with it!
by kpwrite
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 82541

This is my first class, so I'm not sure what's been covered already. I'm open to just about anything! I think I need to go back through the archives and see what kind of goodies you've already posted! :D
by kpwrite
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 82541

Thanks for doing this, Jan! I took mine from All Together in One Place by Jane Kirkpatrick. Every tendril of her hair ached. Her throat burned. Her soul felt shriveled and sliced as though the brute's horns pierced afresh. Salsa--tendril, ached, burned, shriveled, sliced, brute, pierced. A more rice...

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