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by glorybee
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Onomatopoeia
Replies: 3
Views: 4039

Oh, ha ha ha Holly--I actually figured that someone would try the spelling "it" trick.

Well, you've only got one week to wait for "personification"--start collecting examples!
by glorybee
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--NARRATIVE POETRY
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

I definitely think it is Betsy. Even though it doesn't follow a typical single plot line, it has almost all of the elements of a story. And it's very, VERY good! Thanks for the link!
by glorybee
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--NARRATIVE POETRY
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

Catrina, I really hope to read your narrative poem soon!

The link was fine...thanks for finding that one. It was one that I was thinking of earlier, but I was too lazy to go find it.

You're gonna love the ominapoptential stuff.
by glorybee
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--NARRATIVE POETRY
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

Beth, I should have asked you to "guest teach" this lesson! A question for you--why would you sometimes choose to use narrative poetry rather than prose? "The Ballad of George Smiley" is a good example--it'd make a superb short story. What is it that poetry brings to the story that made you decide t...
by glorybee
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--NARRATIVE POETRY
Replies: 3
Views: 5713

Jan's Master Class--NARRATIVE POETRY

Here’s another week for the poets—you prose writers come back next week, okay? For now, I’ll be talking about narrative poetry—that is, poetry that tells a story. A closely related term is ballad, which is a narrative poem that is meant to be sung. Narrative poems and ballads have played an importan...
by glorybee
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Early Announcement! Our 2008 Winners Have Been Posted
Replies: 1
Views: 6396

WOW!!!!!! We've been gone for 3 days, taking a small vacation with our daughters and sons-in-law. What a wonderful, wonderful surprise greeted me when I came in the door! It was my cat, Sophie, giving me kitty kisses....and THEN I checked my e-mail! WOW OH WOW! Thanks, friends, for all of the lovely...
by glorybee
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: flashback
Replies: 10
Views: 11305

Cori, I'll have to check those out! I remember Christian Bale from one of his earliest roles--in a Disney musical called "Newsies" where he played a turn-of-the-century newsboy embroiled in a labor uprising. Sounds weird, I know--but it was a great movie! My girls and I used to watch it all the time...
by glorybee
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: flashback
Replies: 10
Views: 11305

I remember that one! Hilarious, and a bit of genius on the part of the writers.
by glorybee
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: flashback
Replies: 10
Views: 11305

Joanne, I think you did it exactly right with Akiva's Assignment. Arranging the sequence of events they way you did enabled you to start with a great hook, and it wasn't in the least bit confusing. Thanks for reminding us of this extremely creative story!
by glorybee
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: flashback
Replies: 10
Views: 11305

Tom, I've never seen "Big Fish", but this is the 2nd time in a week that I've had it highly recommended. Guess I'll have to check it out!

I didn't know you write scripts--did I? Oh wait, I remember a Genesis one...I take that back.
by glorybee
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

Biblical climaxes: The transfiguration God throwing Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden The parting of the Red sea When the walls of Jericho came tumbling down The ultimate Climax Jesus arriving on a white steed at the end of the Tribulation These are great!! I've got to admit that the word "ste...
by glorybee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

Jodie, I just have to add, from The Two Towers, Sam's fight with Shelob. Of course, Sam's whole adventure there at the tower of Cirith Ungol was rivetting, too, though I think that was the beginning of The Return of the King. We may have lost our instructor, though, as I seem to recall her admissio...
by glorybee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

Here I come.... Tlot-tlot, tlot-tlot! From "The Highwayman".... Her eyes grew wide for a moment! she drew one last deep breath, Then her finger moved in the moonlight, Her musket shattered the moonlight, Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him -- with her death. I knew I heard horses' ...
by glorybee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

Here's one of mine that had an explosive climax. http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-level3-previous.php?id=21452 I would say the actual climax it when the one advisor says "is lit." The next line is actually a very rapid resolution. Yowsers, Gerald, an explosive climax? That's an understatement!
by glorybee
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--CLIMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 12962

I liked your entry's "climax" this week, Jan, but in light of reading this, I wonder if the falling action was your MC's internal dialogue and your resolution was your ending, which was in a way a cliff hanger. Would you have considered your story this week to end in climax, or were you presenting ...

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