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by honeyrock
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 81360

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic

Crud. Looks like I misread and this post is a couple of years old. Oh well, thank goodness these don't ever go out of style!
by honeyrock
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 81360

Re: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic

Hey, Jan: AAAAAh it feels so great to pull up the site and see lessons! I kinda stopped for awhile after not seeing any. I thought you had quit doing them! :cry: :cry: After being on hiatus for awhile i submitted to this weeks challenge - a big achievement! Anyway, here's a well deserved shout out t...
by honeyrock
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #12--PREDICTABILITY
Replies: 29
Views: 28840

:roll: AS USUAL I'm on the runway flying backwards... Personally, I would not have survived if not for many of those what is being termed "predictable," - sappy happy endings. I had served as a missionary for decades until I finally could not experience any more further tragedy, hardship or sufferin...
by honeyrock
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for The Editor Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 9728

Lollie -you really encourage me and thanks for sharing that its been a long dry spell for you. As you noted, I LOVED your piece. I can't seem to drag myself out of the hole and I think if I even went back to Beginners I'd bomb! :helpwobble Im ready to throw in the keyboard but rethinking it since yo...
by honeyrock
Thu May 27, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 53382

Oh, yes, I see! and I wont tell you how long I fiddled with that phrase! Your encouragements mean the world! And the story was a "snippet" I actually lived to tell about - :lol:
by honeyrock
Wed May 26, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #13--The Well-Crafted Short Story
Replies: 58
Views: 53382

Hey Jan! Well, I too will skitter on over to the grammar lessons! I really want to know more about the appropriate use or inappropriate use on these phrases. Guilty! Guilty! One of the predictables I actually love is the single girl and single man starting off as "enemies" of some nature. Then there...
by honeyrock
Wed May 12, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #11--Creative, Unique, Fresh
Replies: 74
Views: 60370

Thanks - you made my week!! I have you and your class on salsa words to thank!!!!
by honeyrock
Wed May 12, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #11--Creative, Unique, Fresh
Replies: 74
Views: 60370

oh wow, just saw the instructions on italics after I submitted. Got it!
by honeyrock
Wed May 12, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #11--Creative, Unique, Fresh
Replies: 74
Views: 60370

Thanks, Jan for being here! I felt a need for a lesson this week since I "bombed" last week..... Homework #1 Every day Barbel slathered cream cheese on a blueberry bagel precisely at 8:00 a.m. However, breakfast this morning warranted far more than everyday fare. Homework # Clint slowed for the dip ...
by honeyrock
Wed May 05, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 81360

Wow, that's really good advice! :shock: Why didn't I think of that? I never thought to peruse the writing of certain others. I must say I have received some good comments from those I admire and recognize right off the bat, so it would probably be prudent to comfort myself in that fact. Yes, this ma...
by honeyrock
Mon May 03, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 81360

I say, bless you to Pam! :lol: I've been in that boat and the negative comments my piece received were not constructive; one in fact was just down right mean! :oops: Those comments had nothing to do with the "craft" they just "didn't get it." I'm sad when that happens because I appreciate those that...
by honeyrock
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #9--Writing on Topic
Replies: 65
Views: 81360

Hey, Jan. I hunker around in the corners because I'm not in Intermediate or Beginners but can get more out of one of these lessons then I did an entire semester of Creative Writing in college! Can't remember what I learned there, but every day now I'm like checking for "salsa" words and trying to re...
by honeyrock
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics--Three Mini-Lessons
Replies: 16
Views: 14056

:lol: HAHA! I liked the "wrench" your hands off. When I moved to California I had mid-west and oklahoma-planted-in Colorado parental collequisms to translate (in a hurry.) I had to discover that nobody "worshes" their clothes, they do laundry. "Pop" is not something to drink. Jan - what are your tho...
by honeyrock
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 60736

Okay, now I feel better. I wasn't getting it when they didn't add to characterization, etc. but that makes sense, they move the story along, even a little. I really like that technique used in all the ways you describe.
Thanks!
by honeyrock
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 60736

I'm actually wondering not about the placement of dialogue, but the content of what you place with it when its truly insignificant. I've noticed it alot lately -seemingly insignificant action in - a very short sentence in with the dialogue. "I thought I answered your question." Adelaide replied, wat...

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