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by Milly Born
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- INSPIRATIONAL WRITING
Replies: 16
Views: 6723

Re: Be a Better Writer -- INSPIRATIONAL WRITING

First a big thank you, Jan! This quarter I've learned so many new things, both in knowledge and in application. Talking about this week's challenge, I never pondered the difference between a devotional and an inspirational. But considering the (relative!) ease with which I wrote my entry, I cannot b...
by Milly Born
Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Hyphens in Adjectives
Replies: 8
Views: 4695

Re: Hyphens in Adjectives

Thank you, Ann. You have a way to explain that makes it sound so simple, it leaves me wondering why I even asked it. :D
by Milly Born
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Let's Go!
Replies: 13
Views: 5586

Re: Let's Go!

...and I thought that it was just me, a non native speaker, struggling with these problems! I've two other ideas for a lesson: 1. Verbs--as an ESL speaker I don't "feel" the difference between the past and the present perfect. I need a simple, easy to remember, rule--if such a thing exists. 2. When ...
by Milly Born
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)
Replies: 17
Views: 6856

Re: Be a Better Writer--Ask Me Anything (Again)

Hi Jan, I actually have two questions I would like your opinion on. 1. To indicate leaps in time in my challenge articles, I normally use centered asterisks. The article I'm currently writing has backward leaps in time. Would it be acceptable to put those flashbacks in italics to take the readers ba...
by Milly Born
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE
Replies: 31
Views: 37583

Re: Be a Better Writer--MEMOIR AND 1ST PERSON NARRATIVE

I always wondered why anyone would write memoirs unless they had been famous in some aspect. LaVonne, may I give you one of the reasons why your story matters? Other people's written testimonies--memoirs, if you want--have been very important for me coming to faith. They weren't famous at all, but ...
by Milly Born
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--FREE VERSE #1
Replies: 20
Views: 9019

Re: Be a Better Writer--FREE VERSE

Hi Jan, Some time ago, I "discovered" the haibun (here's a definition http://raysweb.net/haiku/pages/haibun-definition.html). Since one of my biggest points for improvement is "showing rather than telling," writing this type of prose helps me develop this weakness. I'm not a poet at all (being a non...
by Milly Born
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING
Replies: 33
Views: 12372

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING

Thank you all for your great advice! It will be the finishing touch to my article for Arabah Joy, Just Trust.

Also thanks to my buddy Virginia Bliss, who made me aware of my comma problem.

And yes, we were three in bed. :D
by Milly Born
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING
Replies: 33
Views: 12372

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK ME ANYTHING

Dear Jan, Thanks for being available for ANY question! I'm relatively new to FaithWriters and have learned already so much in just a few months. I'm grateful for my buddies, the forums writers, and every single reaction I get on my challenge entries. Now my question. It's about a comma. :? I don't k...

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