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by glorybee
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD
Replies: 12
Views: 9418

Re: Be a Better Writer--PLAYING AROUND WITH MOOD

Well done! You've definitely established two different moods in your little vignettes. Thanks for contributing!
by glorybee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2662
Views: 328965

Re: First word that comes to mind.

itsjoanne wrote:Earthquake
eclipse (that would have been my word for anything today, because it's all anyone is talking about.)
by glorybee
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2662
Views: 328965

Re: First word that comes to mind.

oursilverstrands wrote:
Isosceles

Lillian
Greek
by glorybee
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ONOMATOPOEIA
Replies: 8
Views: 8636

Re: Be a Better Writer--ONOMATOPOEIA

Here I go: A mighty lion's roar echoed across the jungle. Woof, woof. The puppy ran towards Michele. "Woof, woof," the puppy ran towards Michele. (?) Thanks. Of these, the first two are excellent. I'd never put an animal's sounds in quotation marks, as in your third sentence. But even if that was a...
by glorybee
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 24287

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Athayde wrote:I love this book. I wish I had the time to read it again, just for the beauty of the style.

I looked down to the deep valley and felt like Heidi, high up in the Swiss Alps.

Thanks.
Well done!
by glorybee
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ANACHRONISM
Replies: 6
Views: 6756

Re: Be a Better Writer--ANACHRONISM

Hi, Jan. I have a comment... I'm working on a futuristic pre-tribulation story outline with its time frame starting in the year 2036. I'm doing a lot of research to catch up with the speeding of nowadays scientific and technological advancements. However, most of my fictional pre-dystopian world is...
by glorybee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 1157
Views: 160404

Re: ABC...

obfuscate
by glorybee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2662
Views: 328965

Re: First word that comes to mind.

Laurie wrote:Dynamite
Napoleon
by glorybee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: ABC...
Replies: 1157
Views: 160404

Re: ABC...

genuflect
by glorybee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SETTING
Replies: 26
Views: 26799

Re: Jan's Master Class--SETTING

Hi, Jan, here is my shot: 3- a homeless man 5- a doctor 2- the mall or market 4- one dark and stormy night 5- a shoe It was a dark and stormy night. Dr. Philip Dodd strode across the snowy parking lot towards the Market's main entrance. When he was about to reach the door, an old homeless man appro...
by glorybee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SENTENCE STRUCTURES (THE END)
Replies: 16
Views: 15964

Re: Be a Better Writer--SENTENCE STRUCTURES (THE END)

Honestly, these lessons on sentence structures almost did me in, as do all grammar lessons--I'm far more comfortable teaching about the art of writing, and not the mechanics. The best I can do, I'm afraid, is to give you this link, which takes a fairly easy approach to complex and compound-complex s...
by glorybee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2662
Views: 328965

Re: First word that comes to mind.

itsjoanne wrote:Under
wear
by glorybee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 78543

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Jan, I just loved this daring lesson! Here's my second try: Doreen didn't stop reading her book while the subway clacked through the stations. She shouldered the window and moved her thigh away from the big and blue-jeaned man sitting at her side. This man is too close to me... Before Doreen's stop...
by glorybee
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING
Replies: 102
Views: 78543

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TIGHT WRITING

Hi, Jan! After some shortcuts, I'm back :D Here is my attempt on this one. I tightened it to 76 words, but I'm not sure if it worked: Doreen stuck to her book while the train clacked through the stations. She shouldered the window and moved her thigh from the big man sitting at her side. This man i...
by glorybee
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: First word that comes to mind.
Replies: 2662
Views: 328965

Re: First word that comes to mind.

itsjoanne wrote:Dice
craps

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