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by Come forth
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE
Replies: 14
Views: 12724

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

Hi Jan, yes the ; was meant to be funny. I'm learning about forums in these lessons too. I've often wondered why things I've said have not gone over well, but in a forum the inflection of voice can not be heard. What sounds funny when said can make you look weird when written. I must try to remember...
by Come forth
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE
Replies: 14
Views: 12724

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

Hey; I'm back. 1. End punctuation, as I understood it, was dependent upon the context. If speech, the period etc goes inside the quotation marks. If quoting from a book and the quoted section ends with an appropriate punctuation, then again the quotation marks go outside. BUT, if I only quote in par...
by Come forth
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons--PUNCTUATING DIALOGUE
Replies: 14
Views: 12724

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

Wow, this is a great lesson.

I'm in a hurry to head off so will return later; just wanted to say thanks Jan.

Blessings; Graham
by Come forth
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 26119

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

Good on ya, Jan. I really look forward to and obviously need that lesson. Actually I dug a little deeper into both my memory and the subject and guess what? when I read about en and em dashes the flickering embers of yesterday stirred and I do sort of remember them - being taught but not what was ta...
by Come forth
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 26119

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

I don't want anybody to feel that they need to be worried about offending me. The whole idea of this is to jump in, rip the piece (and the writing skills of the writer for all I care) apart and learn, learn, learn. Dave said: ...and feel a little guilty that I did not pick up on all those semi-colon...
by Come forth
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--Part 2, Commonly Misused Words
Replies: 14
Views: 12119

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

What happens if I tell a lie; I thought that meant I had to get on my knees. Because punctuation is not my strong point, I join this conversation with a little caution. I studied in England. If I was quoting something from some where I would use 'quote'. The double marks "This is what I am saying" w...
by Come forth
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: New Writing Lessons--WHAT A CRITIQUE LOOKS LIKE
Replies: 43
Views: 26119

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

How dare you all talk about me like this :lol: :lol: :lol: Hey guys, this is great and I've got to say that I keep learning all the time. Jan and Steve (and everyone else of course), you guys are great. My level of education pales compared to you guys and to be quite honest I haven't got the faintes...
by Come forth
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's New Writing Lessons -- COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
Replies: 66
Views: 43536

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

First of all I just want to say a really big thanks; what a great gift you give us by doing this. I didn't realize until I jumped onto this thread how helpful and enjoyable these lessons are. Thank you. Feedback: Myriad would always take me off course of course (pun intended) because for my 'brain f...
by Come forth
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Redundant
Replies: 7
Views: 7102

Re: Redundant

I agree with Shann; the unexpected is redundant in its current location but reads with more strength when placed as '... a variety of surprises complete with odd, unexpected twists and turns...' Interestingly, I read 'surprises' first time through but had to go through slowly to find 'unexpected'; m...
by Come forth
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Help! A Parenthesis Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5845

Re: Help! A Parenthesis Problem

I'm not an expert either (for which I am glad - an ex is a has been and a spurt is a drip under pressure) but the question is contained within the quotation marks, so therefor the question mark should also be there. The scriptural reference is outside of the question and should be where it is in the...
by Come forth
Sun May 13, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: New to the FaithWriters Platinum (500)
Topic: Newbie from Missouri
Replies: 7
Views: 7225

Re: Newbie from Missouri

Just found your devotional on the Lord's Prayer. You can post the link in forums. The easiest way, but I believe there are other ways, is to go to the page of the devotional, highlight the address bar (www.etc.) right click and copy. Then return to the body of text in the forum, right click and past...
by Come forth
Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for RICH
Replies: 14
Views: 7506

Re: Winners for RICH

Congratulations to everyone. Just being a part of the team makes us all winners.

Blessings, Graham
by Come forth
Sat May 05, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Rankings for DON'T LOOK BACK
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

Re: Highest Rankings for DON'T LOOK BACK

I agree with the earlier comment that there are some 'awesome writers in level one' and I would appreciate it if some of you :tongue :lol: :lol: :tongue would clear off to level two. :lol: :D :lol: Only kidding around here because the truth is that this site is filled with awesome writers in all lev...
by Come forth
Fri May 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: New to the FaithWriters Platinum (500)
Topic: New(ish) to Platinum
Replies: 3
Views: 4296

Re: New(ish) to Platinum

Welcome :welcome :welcome

Jump right on in as if you've been here all your life and be blessed.
by Come forth
Thu May 03, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners for DON'T LOOK BACK
Replies: 7
Views: 4598

Re: Winners for DON'T LOOK BACK

Congratulation and celebrations!

Well done everyone.

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