WRITING by poetjpb

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

What words are on my hit list?

There are some words that may weaken your writing, so get rid of them. One of them is the tired old verb, was. Was is tired and boring. I try to get rid of is, and was when I can, but sometimes you do need them. Another weak word is that. Take our that word whenver you can, but there are times when... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What can you do with an empty glass bottle, a balloon, a wooden oar?

To stimuate cirticial thinking skills and wake up your creativity, try this. Think up a different or unique use for these objects. Be creative! Is there a crazy way to use this? A fuuny use, a medical use? Think outside the balloon. An empty glass bottle A Waste basket A balloon A wooden oar A leaf... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Imagine something very tiny sitting in the palm of your hand...

Imagine You Have the Whole World in Your Hands At a teacher's workshop one year, the speaker had us imagine something very tiny sitting in the palm of our hand...Think about what it looks like, what shape and color it is. Describe the attributes. Now what can it be used for? Is it organic, element,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Who wants to read your confusing slog-blog? Are you blog-worthy?

Blog Worthiness What makes a readable blog? Does anyone want to read your blog if it's messy, disorganized and not well-planned? I know, I have been guilty of slopping together a blog-slog when I am busy or just plain lazy. But I am trying to improve my blog techniques, my blog-worthiness. If there... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ooooh I love your Imagery!

http://www.creativelearningstudio.org/ Effective writing is all about imagery. Are your images clear? Do they make sense to the reader? Do they make the reader feel it, hear it, taste it, smell, touch, and sense it? Can they taste the juicy, dripping mango? Can they hear the clang of a brass bowl?... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Anyone got a good fantasy I can borrow?

I am in a writing class and I have to write an assignment. It can be either a fantasy which I have never read, nor written in my life and I have no interest in--but it would be a real challenge. I can choose to write about something I SEE, which is way too easy for me and I always do, or I could... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Take these 3 words and 5 minutes and see what you come up with...

Today in my writing class we had this exercise. Take these 3 words and see what you come up with. Only take 5 minutes to write it though. No cheating on time. Set a timer. Okay, here's the words (phrases) that Cork Millner used. Go! Let me know how it goes and I will share mine too in the next blog.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I was talking to the author, Cork Millner the other day

http://creativelearningstudio.org/ Cork Millner is a well known author of several books. He wrote a great book titled Write From The Start full of great tips about writing and publishing. I was fortunate enough to take a class from him last year. I even got the courage to hand him my book of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Are you riding on the blog toboggan?

The Blog Toboggan I'm blog groggy, stuck in a blog fog. Whooshing down the blog toboggan headed for the blog bog, the marshy swamp of forgotten thought. Oh to swig down a grog of blog with a slice of lime. I sweep away blog cobs from the unused portion of my brain. I feel like a blob blog, digesting... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ready to freelance?

http://http//www.ifreelance.com/ I just stumbled across this link today and it looks interesting. You can read about freelancing jobs and decide if it looks right for you. I read through quite a few and found them fun to read. If you are good at web design, there's one for that. If you like to... Sign in to see full entry.

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