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by yvonblake
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: Interactive classes
Replies: 4
Views: 5062

:heehee

I'm so embarrassed! I wasn't clicking on the box for the Platinum Members....just going to the WRITING UNIVERSITY.

I couldn't find those 12 Free Classes!

Oh well....finally got there... (thanks Laury)
and I've downloaded all of them.

:thumbs
by yvonblake
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: Interactive classes
Replies: 4
Views: 5062

Kristi, I don't have an answer to your question. (since I'm just looking into doing them myself)


I have my own question -
How we can download them (with our membership benefits) without having to buy them?
by yvonblake
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #15--WELL-CONSTRUCTED NON-FICTION
Replies: 46
Views: 39723

Oh, you don't want to get me started on Maine mispronounced words! They leave "r's" out of some words and add them to of others. "Aren't" and "aunt" are pronounced the same. I drove me crazy when I first moved here. I even wrote about it. Ant or Aunt There is one that irks me. I've rarely heard a pe...
by yvonblake
Thu May 20, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE CRITIQUE
Replies: 20
Views: 8560

Winning Entries for THE CRITIQUE

EDITORS’ CHOICE PLACINGS – “THE CRITIQUE/REVIEW” CHALLENGE 1st Place The Right-on Writing Academy by Tim Chezum http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4.php?id=35363 2nd Place Writers Jeopardy by Steve Fitschen http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level3.php?id=35430 3rd Place A Sourball Mood...
by yvonblake
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #8--Developing Interesting Characters
Replies: 69
Views: 75926

Okay, I'm responding to both myself and Gerald here. I've done some looking, and it seems that "who" referring to animals with personality is a gray area. Here's my suggestion: 1. Informative sentences about animals--use "that" Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. 2. Sentences about name...
by yvonblake
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 65995

Fire: 1. campfire 2. house burning 3. candle 4. woodstove 5. birthday cake 6. fired from a job 7. Sodom and Gomorrah 8. Elijah and prophets of Baal 9. Moses and Burning Bush 10. altar sacrifice Out of the Box : book (Bible) burnings in Great Tribulation I try to find a different setting or POV than...
by yvonblake
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #3
Replies: 54
Views: 43867

I've been away (visiting my son, his wife, and my grandson) for a week. Jan, earlier you asked me why I didn't like dialogue tags. Well, I had grown up fascinated by words, especially adjectives and adverbs, but in the last few years, I've learned that they bog down my writing. I've learned that "sa...
by yvonblake
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Dialog #2
Replies: 52
Views: 61604

I love dialogue! (sorry...had to use that EP) You're doing a great job with these classes, Jan. Here's part of a story I wrote of someone with a stroke. “Time for your pill, Mary Dear.” He helps her sit straighter in her wheelchair and adjusts a pillow behind her left shoulder. “I hope the tea isn’t...
by yvonblake
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's writing basics #5a--An interesting word
Replies: 21
Views: 17263

I love French words! Sometimes they express things better than we can in English. Yes, voila means "see there." You'd be surprised how many French words are part of our daily vocabulary-hors d'ouevre, professor, deja vu, etc. (On the other hand, they are taking some of our English words - le weekend...
by yvonblake
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 72162

*Showing setting throughout the action
*Giving characters their own "characteristics"
*Using sounds of words to create a mood
by yvonblake
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 72162

Here are some topics you might cover:

* Keeping the verb tense consistent throughout
* Using subordinate clauses to join two sentences.
* Writing dialogue with action, instead of "tags"
* Keeping the theme woven throughout the story
by yvonblake
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 72162

Yay, Jan! At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald has always been one of my favorite books. I don't think I'll ever write as well as he did, but here's a passage that gives some vivid salsa words. "So he sat still in the blue air of the cavern listening to the wash and ripple of the water ...
by yvonblake
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Platinum Member Perks & Benefits
Topic: And the list goes on...
Replies: 6
Views: 7592

I've been a 500 member for over 2 years and never realized all the benefits. I think I'll take advantage of some of the writing courses and other things. It's well worth the money!
by yvonblake
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for BROWN
Replies: 24
Views: 10197

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOME GREAT STORIES!

I think this is Marita's 5th EC this quarter! :shiney2
She's catching up to your record, Jan.
by yvonblake
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--TRIOLET
Replies: 58
Views: 36942

Good!

It's hard to concentrate right now. :roll:

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