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by amilli
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ANACHRONISM
Replies: 6
Views: 6756

Re: Be a Better Writer--ANACHRONISM

"Anachronism", now that is a word that I have never heard before... Yes, I admit it :oops:

Thank you Jan, can't wait for next week's lesson. I really want to know the art of purposefully using anachronism.
by amilli
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 24287

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

Got it, thanks Jan.
by amilli
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION
Replies: 32
Views: 24287

Re: Be A Better Writer--ALLUSION

My allusion assignment: (1) She eyed the well dressed man from head to toe; turning to her friend she whispered, "He'll do, but he's no Denzel Washington." (2) The cold night air assaulted his shirtless body, yet, he stood there alone with job's patience. Hope these are correct. I have seen allusion...
by amilli
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--COMPOUND SENTENCES
Replies: 23
Views: 17335

Re: Be a Better Writer--COMPOUND SENTENCES

This lesson was truly a mouthful, but I think it helped me to identify my style of writing. I now believe I prefer writing compound sentences because I can't seem to shut up. When writing, I tend to have so much to say; I normally just keep writing, and use varying conjunctions to hold my thoughts t...
by amilli
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--SIMPLE SENTENCES
Replies: 40
Views: 29586

Re: Be a Better Writer--SIMPLE SENTENCES

I know am late but am still joining in. I did the assignment on counting sentences & simple sentences. Am not quite sure if I need to post a link here for my piece, but it's a challenge entry of 738 words, 53 sentences, and 40 simple sentences. (Hope I got it right) It's actually harder than I thoug...
by amilli
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 31289

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Yes I agree with your response... Guess my question was if the 1st one is wrong...but you've answered me. Once the narrator purposefully include the reader, as in a conversation, then it's accepted. :thankssign
by amilli
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 31289

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Here's a question: In writing an article or a story etc, it is wrong to talk to your readers? Using word's such as: "what do you think?" or "you be the judge of that" or "take a walk with me down memory lane" etc. Amelia, that's not a black-and-white question, and I can think of several different c...
by amilli
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.
Replies: 61
Views: 31289

Re: Be a Better Writer--ASK AN EDITOR/WRITER/Etc.

Here's a question: In writing an article or a story etc, it is wrong to talk to your readers? Using word's such as: "what do you think?" or "you be the judge of that" or "take a walk with me down memory lane" etc.
by amilli
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:02 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

I have only been a member here for about 2 or 3 weeks. I was directed here by an old member who found me in the newbie nook. As soon as she did, I searched for you & got hooked. I have been stopping by ever since & have found your sessions rather useful & enlightening. (I agree Mike, the newbie nook...
by amilli
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Writing Challenge - General Discussion
Topic: Rating Worksheet (as used by the judges)
Replies: 96
Views: 73947

Re: Rating Worksheet (as used by the judges)

Am a newbie & would like to get one the rating sheets...Open Office please.

Question though: Am I suppose to be leaving a number score on these entries? Or should I be writing out my comments/critiques??? I need clarification please. I want to help, but I don't want to be doing anything incorrectly.
by amilli
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 24262

Re: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to look out for that brick. I appreciate constructive criticism.
by amilli
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE
Replies: 14
Views: 12067

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE

Thanks for clarifying Jan.
by amilli
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 24262

Re: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE

I appreciate the feedback guys but a point of correction...I don't rely on them, I just love using them. I don't use them as a short cut, in fact I spend great time word-searching to find the best words that fit! I just thought they complement the words. Are they all I use? No. Just voicing my likes...
by amilli
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 24262

Re: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE

Yes, the description tell us what is going on with the emotions...but I think punctuation like the exclamation sign makes better writing. It's just my personal opinion all the same...am very animated when it comes to writing stories so I tend to go all-out with my exclamation signs, question marks (...

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