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by oursilverstrands
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for SAVORY TO THE TASTE
Replies: 16
Views: 9062

Re: Winners for SAVORY TO THE TASTE

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all who placed. There are some super entries this week. :clap Who is Addie Pleasance :?: :?: :?: He/she is so talented. Addie, do tell 8) :typing2 And the answer is....a pseudonym for an acclaimed writer, if my research is correct. And according to my resources ( :D ), it's...
by oursilverstrands
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Contests, Writing Tips, Tools, and Freelance Opportunities
Topic: Concept to Contract
Replies: 2
Views: 8254

Re: Concept to Contract

:typing2 Joanne, The title holds the clue, but since the author emphasizes excellence in writing rather than publishing, I assume it could apply to both. Yes, there is a chapter that talks about contracts and one about proposals. That said, if an author is interested in writing a GOOD, marketable bo...
by oursilverstrands
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Contests, Writing Tips, Tools, and Freelance Opportunities
Topic: Are You Serious About Writing a GOOD, Publishable Book?
Replies: 2
Views: 10896

Are You Serious About Writing a GOOD, Publishable Book?

The "Library Journal" says this about The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman: "Novice and amateur writers alike will benefit from...Lukeman's lucid advice." The subtitle of the book also sums up its benefits: A Writers Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile . If you are serious about writing a GOO...
by oursilverstrands
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Contests, Writing Tips, Tools, and Freelance Opportunities
Topic: Concept to Contract
Replies: 2
Views: 8254

Concept to Contract

Writing the Non-fiction Book: Concept to Contract by David E. Fessenden is a must read for writers who plan to publish a book. Although the book focuses on non-fiction, there's plenty of good advice for the fiction writer. The book is an easy to follow roadmap that takes you from that initial inspi...
by oursilverstrands
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 59849

Re: #17--A GREAT BEGINNING #2

Jan,
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer. Much appreciated!
Wonderful suggestions, as always.


Lillian :thankssign
by oursilverstrands
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Beginnings #2--the 4th judging criterion
Replies: 52
Views: 59849

Re: #17--A GREAT BEGINNING #2

I've been on vacation with little opportunity to write, but I do have a question. Of the following sentences, which one is correct; with comma, or without comma after "for?" He was a people person and had a great deal of respect for and to the community where he lived. He was a people person and had...
by oursilverstrands
Thu May 17, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for WEARY
Replies: 10
Views: 6501

Re: Winners for WEARY

:typing2 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS and for those who "won" simply because they took the time to submit. A big THANK YOU for those who left a yellow bar on my submission. I so appreciated your comments. They mean as much to me as winning. I also want to thank Faithwriters for making me stretch b...
by oursilverstrands
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?
Replies: 20
Views: 17818

Re: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?

:typing2 Hope I'm not stepping on toes here. In my opinion, serious writers who are interested in being an active part of the writing industry should follow the 'Roman' rule which was one of my mother's Golden Rules and already alluded to: When in Rome do as the Romans do. If you wish to work with a...
by oursilverstrands
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?
Replies: 20
Views: 17818

Re: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?

:typing2 Aha! I stumbled into the truth. I KNEW it! Can a lawyer change his language? Never! :lol:

So, the name of the Merriam-Webster explainer of 'legalese' is also true, or just a name-a-like.
By the way, Congratulations. You've accomplished much.

Lillian
by oursilverstrands
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?
Replies: 20
Views: 17818

Re: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?

Mmm...Interesting. Question: Why is nlf.net beneath your name and listed as your web site? - At least I think I read it correctly. I'm still not going to let you off the hook. :D You write like a lawyer, even if you can't claim to be one. That in itself is a laudable feat, and should be considered a...
by oursilverstrands
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?
Replies: 20
Views: 17818

Re: Should I capitalize pronouns for God?

Wow! Class is in session on this thread. :D Steve, please don't be insulted, but when I read your post one question popped into my head: Is there a word in the writer's market comparable to legalese found in the legal arena? Since I didn't want to misspell 'legalese' I googled it. The first answer f...
by oursilverstrands
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Plurals and apostrophes
Replies: 10
Views: 11263

Re: Plurals and apostrophes

:typing2 That's okay, Anne. When you mentioned Strunk, you forced me to pull out a yellowing, frayed paperback copy of The Elements of Style that belonged to my son when he was in High School. To put the age of the book ( the book's age :-]) in perspective, his youngest son just graduated from High ...
by oursilverstrands
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Plurals and apostrophes
Replies: 10
Views: 11263

Re: Plurals and apostrophes

So glad I asked. :D :wink:

Lillian :typing2
by oursilverstrands
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Plurals and apostrophes
Replies: 10
Views: 11263

Re: Plurals and apostrophes

If your surname is Thomas, your mailbox will read The Thomases . You will sign Christmas cards From the Thomases . Or the Thomas Tribe, if you're not sure about leaving out that incorrigible apostrophe. PLEASE do not sign, From The Thomas's . . . or The Thomas' . Please. Thank you. :D Thanks, Ann. ...
by oursilverstrands
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: None is or None are?
Replies: 4
Views: 6004

Re: None is or None are?

Logically, I think it is 'none is'--not-one-is. But English doesn't have to follow logic. What do you think? I think it depends on how 'none' is used with other words that follow. Ex. 1) None of the time is spent on playing video games. Ex. 2) None of the children are dressed warmly. Lillian :typing2

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