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by Shann
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for EEK!
Replies: 34
Views: 14698

Well that can't be right. I haven't written but 3 in the past 6 months. :lol: psst pup: She's only been here that long. Oh... well in that case. :wink: See what you didn't understand, the weeks you didn't enter, I'd go into the archives to get a taste of PUP, so see you can be one of my favorites e...
by Shann
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for EEK!
Replies: 34
Views: 14698

And thank you Shann for your dedication. Honestly, I don't see how the judges can do it. I tried once, when I first started up, to read through them all. I saw so many "GOOD" writers, it made me feel bad that mine was even listed among them. Now, even reading just the ones listed in the Hinting and...
by Shann
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for EEK!
Replies: 34
Views: 14698

I've been wanting to read and comment on every entry since I found this wonderful place. I did it this week and the entries were great and made fun reading. Congratulations to all of the winners as well to everyone else who submitted an entry. I appreciate the blood, sweat and tears that go into the...
by Shann
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 68985

Dear Jan, I just wanted to thank you for your timely lesson. I had been playing around with humph and had a few typical ideas in mind. Last night I rethought and am now going in an almost totally different direction. My big fear is that my OOTB humph idea won't be OOTB because you so greatly inspire...
by Shann
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 68985

The first storm of the season, as the thunder and lightening sounded scary and looked like fire streaking to earth, which is really aliens in an UFO coming to see how many little girls are hiding under the bed afraid of lightening. What do you think did I get too weird? Maybe a little bit. Written ...
by Shann
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 68985

Here's my OOTB idea: The fire truck comes to school for an assembly. One of the kinders climbs aboard and hides. The firefighters leave with the child on board the truck. Told from the child's POV. Excellent! Or (purely personal preference on my part) written from the fire fighter's POV. Or...from ...
by Shann
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: #8--Writing Out of the Box
Replies: 94
Views: 68985

Okay! I haven't peeked. Here are my first five words: Hot Burn Hell Stoves Blazes Hopefully my out of the box thought is: to get excited, to get all fired up but as I look at it I don't think it's going to be very original the cliche' adding fuel to the fire came up as I read it over, I can do bette...
by Shann
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions
Replies: 33
Views: 14667

Thank you Gina for sharing your thoughts. It's nice to know there are so many who understand what it is like to want acceptance. FW was an answered prayer for me. The first online writing group I found was basically a bunch of bitter people with a few that were understanding. The next group I found ...
by Shann
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: An In-Depth Look Into The Writer's Emotions
Replies: 33
Views: 14667

I definitely feel disappointment. I have vowed to give up and not write anymore. All of my life I've been very hard on myself. When my favorite piece I've ever written didn't even get a nod from the judges, I was crushed. I called myself all kinds of names and cried for a while. Then I went back and...
by Shann
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: New to the FaithWriters Platinum (500)
Topic: Thank You
Replies: 3
Views: 4485

Thank You

A great big hug and thank you to whomever the sweetheart it was that sponsored me. I can't even begin to tell you how much this site has meant to me. For the first time in many years, I feel like I'm actually living again. Before I was just waiting to die. Thank you again and again.
by Shann
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: New to the FaithWriters Platinum (500)
Topic: Thanks, Pup!
Replies: 10
Views: 6608

I agree you are the sweetest pup on earth! And I'm a cat person, but I still love the occasional pup!
by Shann
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 16154

Amen to what Joan said. Just because we may not have made it to the top 40 doesn't mean that many people didn't enjoy the story. Those little comment boxes are golden. It's a great feeling to know my work touched someone's heart. Don't give up on yourself. I almost did a couple of weeks ago. I'm so ...
by Shann
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Ohhhh!
Replies: 32
Views: 16154

Congratulations everyone. As a relative newbie,it is so great to see names I'm starting to recognize. Thank you to everyone who left a kind comment.

It is so much fun to read everyone's perspective. I love learning to think in new ways.
by Shann
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for GRRRR
Replies: 23
Views: 12210

Congratulations to all of the winners. It was great fun reading all of the entries.

Thank you to all who gave me a pat on the back or a big cyber-hug. Your comments mean so much to me.

I'm glad I didn't give up, I may have, had it not been for the wonderful encouragement.
by Shann
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Question
Replies: 2
Views: 4369

Yes it started a couple of weeks ago. To access the challenge the critique circle and a few other spots you need to have at least a gold membership. It's a little less expensive than the 500 or platinum membership. They were faced with having to do something or face closing the site down. I know the...

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