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by semmie
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 100923

My free verse, however, relies more on the reader being able to 'feel' what I'm saying, so I am more likely to use several descriptors in a row, though each one may be slightly different in meaning. Thanks for sharing this, Joolz. I tend to embrace redundancy in my free verse for the same reason. T...
by semmie
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 100923

Hrm. Late to the party for the second week in a row. Sorry, Jan! I'll try better next week! Here's my lame attempt (I hate rewriting. UGH!) : Just a few more steps , Jan thought as she walked into her house and slipped the shoes from her weary feet. Her reward for surviving the day—moist chocolate c...
by semmie
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New "Class"--Writing Basics
Replies: 115
Views: 69853

Hi Jan & Class! Sorry I'm late. From George R. R. Martin's, A Feast for Crows: The Bay of Seals was a lot deeper than his waist, and not so friendly as that little fishpond below his father's castle. Its waters were grey and green and choppy , and the wooded shore they followed was a snarl of rocks ...
by semmie
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--TRIOLET
Replies: 58
Views: 35512

Okay, Okay...I told you I stink at this game, and I know I'm late to the party...but once I saw this thread, I just HAD to try. Here's what I came up with. No eye-rolling at my lameness. Triolet Attempt #1: Absent fathers lose their daughters. Daughters lose their confidence, chasing mythic, fairy-f...
by semmie
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Poetry Class--TRIOLET
Replies: 58
Views: 35512

Mmk.

I actually learned about Triolets earlier this year, but I didn't take the time to attempt writing any.

Now I remember why. :shock:

I stink at this game.

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