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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: 13313

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: 3783

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: 6022

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: 14673

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: 14673

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: 11086

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: 3714

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...
by Shann
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 52253

Shann learned to write in first grade. But as she aged, she realized she hadn't learned enough. She decided she needed to learn something new everyday. Shann learns to write when she enters first grade. Now that she is older, she realizes she still needs to learn. She decides to vow to learn somethi...
by Shann
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 52253

I can't believe I said something that insensitive. She must have thought I was the rudest person in the world. I promised myself I would think before speaking, so much for my New Year's resolution. I'm amazed I'm capable of saying something that insensitive. She must think I'm the rudest person aliv...
by Shann
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #3: Choosing a Tense and Sticking to It
Replies: 81
Views: 52253

The tenses bounce around like a ping-pong ball. I think some of the commas are messed up too. Millie—my bride of sixty-seven years—teases me (How do you get it to quote? Oh well I'll paste and copy for now.) I'd write it this way: Millie, my bride of 67 years, teases me; she insists each puzzle be s...
by Shann
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Ann's Grammar Basics
Topic: Lesson Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 6569

Can you put the proper use of verbs on list? I have sit and set down pat, but lay and lie confuse me, especially in their different forms. I've tried and tried to figure out an easy way to remember, but that is one that just won't sink in.
by Shann
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 97650

The exclamation of "Agony, I'm in agony" feels "off" to me. Would anyone really say that? was my tongue in cheek way of showing an exaggeration. Of course she wouldn't say that, but I was going for a bit of irony in the lesson. I overdid those few words because that was the point of the lesson. Mayb...
by Shann
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Writing Basics #2: Beware of Adjectives and Adverbs
Replies: 129
Views: 97650

Jan dragged into her respite after a day at the saw mill. She kicked off her shoes and stared at the fridge. “I need a Jolt and a hunk of cake,” she muttered. She stumbled into the living room and exclaimed, “Agony, I’m in agony.” She dragged her foot closer to her face. Jan was surprised her nephew...
by Shann
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Is it ok to rewrite a piece for the challenge?
Replies: 3
Views: 4292

No the words would be different, but it would tell basically the same story just in a totally different way. I'd add characters, and dialogue, where in the poem there was some of that, but I'd want it to seem like a story instead of a poem.
by Shann
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Rules, Ratings, Judges and Official Info
Topic: Is it ok to rewrite a piece for the challenge?
Replies: 3
Views: 4292

Is it ok to rewrite a piece for the challenge?

I have a poem I wrote about a year ago that would be perfect for this week's challenge. However I have a very difficult time with meter and line length. Would it be breaking the rule that everything must be something written this week, if I took the same premise as my poem and turned it into a story...

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