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by rcthebanditqueen
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING
Replies: 33
Views: 16629

Re: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING

I wish I could add to the discussion, but I'm one of those people that you describe in your opening paragraph. On a humor scale of ten to minus twenty, I'm right there at the bottom. And if I do decide to jump in, everyone will agree (I had an idea, but it seems SO absurd). But I love the idea of a...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING
Replies: 33
Views: 16629

Re: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING

Hi, I'm posting the link to my first entry which was in the pros and cons week. It was written as a diary, based on what I guess I would be like if I didn't really keep a firm check on myself. I didn't really know much about the challenge and what was expected. What I found hardest was getting the ...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING
Replies: 33
Views: 16629

Re: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING

glorybee wrote:
rcthebanditqueen wrote:I guess I should have asked if it was okay before posting a link to my blog, since it wasn't a Challenge entry... Is that a no-no? :sorry :sorry :bow
No problem!
Whew! I'm glad.

And thank you for the html directions!!
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING
Replies: 33
Views: 16629

Re: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING

I guess I should have asked if it was okay before posting a link to my blog, since it wasn't a Challenge entry... Is that a no-no? :sorry :sorry :bow
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING
Replies: 33
Views: 16629

Re: Be a Better Writer--HUMOR WRITING

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! Humor! I love it! "Dr. Lipinsky" and "Say What" are my favorites of the ones you posted. :lol: Let's see. Where's my list? Here we go. No, I Don't Have A *twitch* Facial Tic. . .Why Do You *TWITCH* Ask? http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level4.php?id=49262 (I can't get t...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--FREE VERSE #1
Replies: 20
Views: 10051

Re: Be a Better Writer--FREE VERSE

Free verse —poetry that lacks a specific pattern of rhyme or meter. It may also play loosely with the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and length of lines and stanzas. However, free verse must include poetic techniques that differentiate it from prose: the poet uses repetition, imagery, creati...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--WRITING IN DIFFERENT TENSES
Replies: 14
Views: 9575

Re: Be a Better Writer--WRITING IN DIFFERENT TENSES

Well, the other reason I do it sometimes is just because I have fun with it. :lol: And I guess I don't usually consider time constraints when editing a manuscript, since I have always just written for myself, with no deadlines. But yeah, I probably wouldn't take time to do something like a Challenge...
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--WRITING IN DIFFERENT TENSES
Replies: 14
Views: 9575

Re: Be a Better Writer--WRITING IN DIFFERENT TENSES

It’s quite likely that you’ve used some or all of these styles of writing. What additional advantages or disadvantages have you found? Which is most comfortable for you to write? Why? Which do you prefer to read? Why? Homework: Respond to the bolded question(s) above. OR ask a question about tense....
by rcthebanditqueen
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best of the Best Contenders - 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 14035

Re: Best of the Best Contenders - 2015

Deb Porter wrote:Have to also comment on the meteoric rise of Rachel Barrett. Well done, Rachel. Newbie to Editors' Choice winner within a very short space of time.

Love, Deb
AWWW...thank you, Deb!! :oops: :D
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for PEN AND PAPER Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2128

Re: Winners for PEN AND PAPER Challenge

Oh wow...I am so thrilled! I feel unworthy...but... :thankssign !!!!!!!
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 21017

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

glorybee wrote:Purple prose is overly descriptive, flowery, sentimental, ornate writing...so over-the-top that the characters and plot are lost in the forest of words.
Aha...thank you!

I've never done that. Nope. Not me. Totally innocent. :wink:
by rcthebanditqueen
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 21017

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

I am curious, what is purple prose? I too have trouble turning off my 'inner editor' sometimes. Not that I am a professional editor, but I did grow up familiar with spelling and grammar. When my dad wrote his self-published book, my mom and sister and I all had our own copy to edit. I had a little r...
by rcthebanditqueen
Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 21017

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

CatLin wrote:I'm a fan of long sentences. I write a lot of them, but then go back and painstakingly break them up while editing because I've been called out on them. Why is it okay in Pulitzer prize winning novels but not for the average Joe Writer?
^ THIS. I am the same way.
by rcthebanditqueen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 21017

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

The above passage brings up another question. When I read it, I had to read the "after that I had been"... twice, because it seemed as if it should have read: " I felt for weeks later that I had been very, very sick..." Otherwise, if I fail to pause after "after" then I'm confused by the wording (af...
by rcthebanditqueen
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 21017

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

Joanne and RC, you are both reading my favorite genre. I used to read every book my kids read and I love YA and picture books and all in between. I don't think I've heard of Little Britches, but am going to Che k it out for sure. Do do do!! :D You will not be sorry!! I've heard it described as Litt...

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