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by amilli
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS
Replies: 27
Views: 23901

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS

:thankssign I guess it's basically left up to the reader to draw his/her conclusion. However, I believe that a skilled writer may be able to weave a run-on sentence, for example, in a writing piece without raising attention because it flows well. So my view is this; once the various writing skills a...
by amilli
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:59 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

"Will the congregation please rise" is more of a statement or a command... Oh!!! because Mary-Ann and Frank are more than 1...hence, not was but were. (& I re-read it so many times! :roll: ...maybe because I made it up on the spot) I initially wrote " A re," erased it & settled for "are" because the...
by amilli
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons -- COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
Replies: 66
Views: 40641

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons -- COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS

Amilli, tomorrow's lesson will be on the punctuation of dialogue, but I didn't include double and single quotation marks. Maybe you'll add your insight about those in the comments of that lesson. As far as using words for which the meanings have changed or are changing (like decimate and enormity)-...
by amilli
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:04 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

I needed this lesson....but I have a quick question, in #6 why is there a comma between Hey & Ben? what's wrong with just saying "Hey Ben!" My Home work: "Will the congregation please rise," boomed the Pastor as he raised his hands. Standing in the middle pew was Mary-Ann and Frank with big smiles o...
by amilli
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--Part 2, Commonly Misused Words
Replies: 14
Views: 11345

Re: New Writing Lessons--Part 2, Commonly Misused Words

Yes that answered my question. Am always concern about over-doing it with grammar perfection when writing devotionals or other such articles. I get it now. Right now am in the process of writing a book & my narrator has the voice of a teen (the book is in the form of a Diary). This means the writing...
by amilli
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS
Replies: 27
Views: 23901

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons--TRANSITIONS

Very enlightening. In addition, another transition technique is using a sentence. That is, making the last sentence in the last paragraph a lead (or connecting sentence) into what the next paragraph will be about. Let me give it a shot: I have truly made some tremendous discoveries since I have visi...
by amilli
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:13 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

Congratulation on writing a great piece Graham! Your short story grabbed my attention & held it all the way to the end. Discovering Granny's death brought chills down my spine, very good in deed. My only addition would be that I think the other angel deserve a name. He is not such an insignificant c...
by amilli
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--Part 2, Commonly Misused Words
Replies: 14
Views: 11345

Re: New Writing Lessons--Part 2, Commonly Misused Words

Irregardless! really! :shock: These are some real eye-opener! I see there are some concerns about the single and double quotations, am not alone. I have a question. Does Academic Writing has it's place in general articles, dialogues, & novels? I know that in Academic Writings one must pay close atte...
by amilli
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons -- COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
Replies: 66
Views: 40641

Re: Jan's New Writing Lessons -- COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS

Wow, the most amazing discovery for me was the difference in word usage base on gender: Blonde & Fiancee. I know the meaning of Myriad but always believe it look so wrong when used the way you used it. Hence, I always seem to be adding 'a' before or 'of' after! Now am confident. But what happens whe...

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