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by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Did I Miss Something?
Replies: 8
Views: 3810

Did I Miss Something?

The results for "taste" have been posted for each group (beginners, intermediate, etc.) but I don't see the big list that's usually posted. Did I miss something? Just wondering. (This was at 10:15 a.m. Central time.) As soon as I submit this, it will probably show up. :)
by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for HEAR
Replies: 10
Views: 6852

Judges...You're so totally 8) 8) 8)

Congrats to all you wonderful folks for writing such 8) stories.
by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for HEAR
Replies: 16
Views: 8502

Let me be the first to congratulate all you wonderful folks with these awesome winning stories. Well done.

:party
by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #14--THE WELL-CONSTRUCTED POEM
Replies: 37
Views: 34536

Jan - I have some haiku poem questions for you. Is there such a thing as an epic Haiku? Is it possible to write one? Do you know of any that have been written? (I'll probably google the questions but wanted to get your input as well.)
by grandmalovesbabies
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 29724

Predictability: I'm not for sure this is what you're looking for but I'll give it a try anyway. Sibling rivalry...fist-a-cuffs, arguments, me-first mentality...then you discover they're still in the womb. Sibling rivalry...normal childhood spatterings but between a puppy and goosling (latter being a...
by grandmalovesbabies
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 29724

This should be easy for me since I taught grammar for several years. This SHOULD be easy...not. 1. effect 2. affect 3. affected 4. effect I want to answer this part of the homework first before I scroll down to see what others have written. I'll go back now and respond to the rest of the lesson.
by grandmalovesbabies
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 55302

Re: Show not tell

Tell: Shark Boy didn't know it yet, but he was in love with Lava Girl and would soon wish to spend an eternity with her. Show: Raging bursts of flame flowed from Lava Girl's palms. Shark boy had seen this before, but this time it was different. "You saved me," he said, not willing to remove his eye...
by grandmalovesbabies
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 55302

Telling: Laura was awake all night with her crying daughter. She was exhausted from walking the hall for hours. Showing: Tripping over her bunny-slippered feet, Laura stopped to lean against the hallway wall. With little Susie still threshing in her arms, Laura squeezed the infant snuggly while heav...
by grandmalovesbabies
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings Delay
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Take your time...we can wait. The most important thing is you have a wonderful time with your father and family. Tell him thousands of folks wish him the best on his birthday, I know it truly is the sentiment of all who hang here.
by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for THE WRITER'S CHALLENGE
Replies: 22
Views: 10132

Congratulations to all you lovely folks. Well done! Enjoy the moment cuz' it is so well deserved.
by grandmalovesbabies
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 96089

Didn't even think about the fact that he had some "borrowed" titles. He's still a good read, although I have to read him in small doses because he takes you on an emotional roller coaster.
by grandmalovesbabies
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings (#1)--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 104
Views: 96089

1. Here's my intro sentence: With a death-grip on the driftwood, Kira shivered in the rapids realizing her grandmother's prophecy had come true. 2. Favorite titles: "The Moon is Down" - A short story by John Steinbeck. One of my all-time favorites. In fact, he was a master when it came to his book a...
by grandmalovesbabies
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #15--WELL-CONSTRUCTED NON-FICTION
Replies: 46
Views: 38418

Here is another word misquoted - accordian instead of accordion . And with that, here is my non-fiction paragraph: I admit, with some hesitation, I am a closet accordion player. To the bane of numerous dogs and neighbors, I like to pound out a good tune now and then. The accordion is a controversial...
by grandmalovesbabies
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #15--WELL-CONSTRUCTED NON-FICTION
Replies: 46
Views: 38418

A word I hear often (and surprisingly read often as well) is irregardless in place of regardless.
by grandmalovesbabies
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for THE BOOK STORE/LIBRARY
Replies: 11
Views: 5380

Aw, Jim! You missed an EC by one place. It is an incredible poem, enjoy the congrats and recognition.

Congratulations to ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

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