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by hwnj
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLICE OF LIFE
Replies: 35
Views: 26802

Well, with the answers to those questions being "no, no, and no," I'm left with one possibility, though it may still have too many people, and does have a shift in scene. Connecting The Dots It's one of my least favorite entries, and you don't really want to know why I wrote it. But since you asked....
by hwnj
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLICE OF LIFE
Replies: 35
Views: 26802

Can a slice of life story contain a flashback? If so, how much of the story can the flashback consume before it is no longer a slice of life?
Could it still be a slice of life story if it is set in Heaven or Hell?
And animals can certainly have interesting slices of life. :-)
by hwnj
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLANT RHYME
Replies: 54
Views: 40621

Avoiding my savior, I’d dithered all day,
And yes, I confess that I stalled and delayed,
Because of the way that I cruelly behaved,
Though criticized justly, the critic disdained.

(Now if the cat would just get off my thesaurus!)
:cry:
by hwnj
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLANT RHYME
Replies: 54
Views: 40621

I'm sure that you will look askance
When told I simply don't use slants,
But far prefer perfection sweet--
It's one neurosis I won't treat.
So how do I my rhymes not force...?
A good thesaurus use, of course!
But if upon it Cat's asleep,
I'll use the slant, submit, and weep.
:D
by hwnj
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SETTING
Replies: 26
Views: 25135

The man sat on a large flat rock near a spring at the oasis, concentrating on precision drawings by the light of a half moon. He sprang to his feet and dropped his quill when a scream pierced the night. It had sounded like a woman's scream, but as he approached the figure on the other side of the sp...
by hwnj
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 19367

While I have written a couple of acrostics before, (not for FW,) I had never done one with multiple words. When I counted up the letters in "United States of America" and found that there were 21 letters, the sestina did not even cross my mind, so, for the first time ever, I wrote a poem in rhyming ...
by hwnj
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 28213

The last time I posted in your class on repetition, the boards had a melt-down. I certainly hope there is no repetition of that cataclysm. 1. I really, really hope this is the last class on repetition. :) 2. Perhaps we knew she would be his bride when we gave them the photo mugs for Christmas of 200...
by hwnj
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 11362

Jodie, I just have to add, from The Two Towers, Sam's fight with Shelob. Of course, Sam's whole adventure there at the tower of Cirith Ungol was rivetting, too, though I think that was the beginning of The Return of the King. We may have lost our instructor, though, as I seem to recall her admission...
by hwnj
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: anthropomorphism
Replies: 20
Views: 12305

Teacher, are you demonstrating a frog trying to catch a fly? Otherwise you aren't looking very professional this evening. :-)

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