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My problem is (well ... my problem is ME) is is that I am working on a novel for the first time. It's in bits and pieces, and even different voices, while I figure out what the heck I'm doing. Started working on it a couple of years ago, then got sick of it and put out another book of short stories. Now it's time to get back. I'm starting a new writing group next week. Perhaps that will help. Help! Did someone say help?

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One way is to use this site or another to hone short story skills as I did with "The Night of the Halloween Moon." Unbelievably to me (with tongue in cheek) it did not win her contest but I'm searching for an appropriate publication to pitch it to. It was a lot of fun and has led me to complete other short stories. -- Lou

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I went to this site and really like it! Thank you. But NOW I have to figure out how to apply it. Not sure if I should thank you for that. Aaargh.

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Interesting site!

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson


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For an entertaining and educational site with interesting contests, visit "The Verb" at www.readingwriters.com/TheVERBhotp.h
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Consistency; The grammatical side Cont'd

g) When a compound subject is joined by or, either,...or neither,...nor,not,only...but also,the verb then agrees with the nearest subject.
IE
Neither their father nor their mother was allowed to live in the same house they did.
(two single subjects; single verb)

Either the resident nurses or Dr. Dafoe was in charge at all times.
(plural subject plus a single subject; verb is single)
Either Dr. Dafoe or the resident nurses were in charge at all times.
(singular subject plus plural subject; verb is plural)

h)When the subject of the verb differs in number from the complement; the verb always agrees with the subject rather than the complement.
IE
The quints birth were a phenomenon.
The only company for the first few years of their lives was the nurses.
A complement follows a verb that has no action, and therefore needs to be completed. The above sentences make no sense without without the compliments, "phenomenon" and "nurses"

i) The number of the noun in a prepositional phrase does not effect the number of the verb.
IE
The father of the quintuplets was Oliva Dionne, a farmer.
If we read the sentence without the prepositional phrase you will then have no problem with agreement;
The father was Oliva Dionne, a farmer.

j) There and here are adverbs, not subjects, and do not effect the number of the verb.
IE
There were five little girls whom all wanted to claim as their own.
(Girls, is the subject, therefore you would not use "was."

k) Indefinite pronouns often cause problems with agreement.

Indefinite pronouns that take a singular verb
anyone, everybody, nothing,
everyone, somebody, anything
no one someone, everything
each, either, neither

Indefinite pronouns that take a plural verb
both, many
several, few
a number
a variety

IE
Everything about the quints "was" news
A number of films "were" made about them.

A third list of Indefinite pronouns need more attention
none, some, any, most, all, more
When we use one of these, remember this; use a singular verb when the pronoun refers to nouns of quantity or bulk; use a plural verb when it refers to units or numbers.






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Consistency; the grammatical side

Writing can be unified and coherent but still be ; confusing to the reader if it is not consistent; shifting from one verb tense to another, from active voice to passive, from a single subject to a plural verb, from a third person point of view to and second and so on.

Shifting from one tense to another
In order to do this one should have knowledge of the three main forms of verb; present. past and past participle.

ie arise,(present)arose(past) and has risen past participle.

Active and Passive Voice
Beginning writers often shift between active and passive voice because they want to bring variety to their writing. but the shift often brings confusion on the part of the reader. Remember that in the active voice the subject is the doer of the action, while in passive voice the subject is the receiver of an action.
Generally active voice is stronger because it is direct; passive voice is weaker and indirect. Passive voice however, is appropriate and effective in some circumstances. To ensure that the reader stays on track, keep the verbs in a single sentence (and perhaps throughout the entire piece of writing)in the same voice.

Subject and Verb Agreement
These must agree in number with each other. Knowingly beginner writers often provide a plural verb with a singular subject or the other way around.

IE
Inconsistent
Multiple births for a couple is seldom anticipated.
Consistent
Multiple births for a couple are seldom anticipated.

It seems obvious that a single subject would require a singular verb and a plural subject would require a plural verb; however, difficulties often arise in determining whether a subject is singular or plural.

Don't you just love the English language!

a) Nouns that act as collective units take singular verbs:
The Dionne family was constantly on display in its special home, Quintland.
The press was always ready to publicize there every action.

If the parts of the collective unit are considered more important that the collective whole, however, the verb must be plural.
The family were never really close, despite Mr. Dionne's efforts to unite them.
The press were never told that Emilie had epileptic seizures.

b) Plural nouns that are singular in meaning take singular verbs;(for example) measles, mumps, billiards, economics, mathematics, logistics, linguistics.
These however are always considered plural; trousers, tongs, wages, tactics, pliers, scissors, odds, barracks, insignia.

These nouns are considered singular and plural depending on their meaning; acoustics, gymnastics, ethics, statistics, acrobatics.

c) Co-ordinate nouns(joined by and) that refer to the same person or thing take singular verbs.
IE
A TV special and documentary was made from Pierre Burton's book, The Dionne Years.

Use a singular verb when every or each precedes co-ordinate nouns

d) Singular subjects followed by parenthetical expressions introduced by with, along with, together with, as well as, like, including, in addition to, and no less than, take singular verbs.
IE
Mrs. Elzire, together with her seven other children and her husband, was living in a house nearby.
To avoid this rather formal construction you might use and, Note,the verb changes because the number
changes.
IE
Mrs. Elzire Dionne, her husband and her seven children were living in a house nearby.

e) Compound subjects joined by and take plural verbs.
Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie, Annette, and Marie were raised in isolation.

f) The constructions "one of these...who, one of these..which and that take plural verbs.
IE
Dionne was one of those people who have trouble handling sudden fame.

Locate the antecedent of the pronoun who, which or that. In the above sentence, the antecedent of "who" is people." Hence the plural verb "have" is needed not the singular "has" (note the antecedent is the word a pronoun replaces)


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BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

Beginnings

As a writer have any of you found the beginning and the endings of your works to be the most difficult?

I like the king of hearts advice in Alice in Wonderland, " Begin at the beginning and go on until you come to the end, and then stop. But isn't it more difficult than that? Especially as it appears at first glance.
So let's ask the question. What is it we want to accomplish at the beginning and ending of our writing?
At the beginning don't we hope to capture the readers undivided attention and introduce our main claim and indicate our purpose for writing? And in the end all we want to sum up the piece in such a way that it makes the reader remember and think about what we have written.

First impressions are important. And in writing, composing a hook or two that grabs the reader's attention is what every writer dreams of doing, don't we?

I've been told that many writers when finding it difficult to get started at the beginning will first write a complete essay before they work on an opening. They may not even give it a title until they have completed it.

So let's try and piece this together then.

1. The statement, the most commonly used opening, does not exactly serve as an attention grabber,but it does state what the writer will be writing about.
2. The generalization, another common introduction, simply introduces the paragraph with a broad statement.
3. The attention grabber tactic, is to be used judiciously. This beginning contains the "hook" and begs the reader to ask the question, "what will the body of the paragraph be about?"
4. The question, another frequently used method of introduction, asks one or two questions and the main claim then provides the logical answer: What will be included in the paragraph?
5. The summary, a useful introduction, tells the reader of several possible approaches, and then, in the main claims states the one to be dealt with in the paragraph.
6. The quotation, if it is apt, can give authority to the opening paragraph. This sentence hooks the reader and indicates what will follow. How?
7. The analogy, a comparison that will be sustained figuratively throughout the paragraph, can result in an accomplished piece of writing.

Endings

Ending a piece of writing can be just as difficult. From the get go; when we first started writing we've been told that the conclusion should summarize the entire written piece in a new and interesting way.
Frankly, this suggestion can be down right frustrating. Like what kind of ending qualifies as new and interesting? Is novelty for its own sake always a good idea? I think a better conclusion to strive for would be one which fulfills the topics expectation of both writer and reader!

1. As you move toward the conclusion of your work, keep an eye on your topic in general and on your main claim in particular. In that way your conclusion should satisfy you, your purpose and your readers.


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Being descriptive

When it comes to description it has been called "a picture in words." And that is because we are most times, creating a scene or person by putting into words what we have experienced through our senses. We describe something using the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that we associate with our subject; to what does the senses of our subject appeal to the most?
If the subject of your piece were sitting as a still life for a painter what feature would the artist highlight? why? And in this same way we high light the feature in our writing.
We determine were we are in relation to our subject. Are we looking at it directly? Are we above it or below it? Are we moving through the scene like a television camera or looking at it through a pair of binoculars?
We must consider our purpose and our audience in selecting our descriptive detail.
We may not for example describe a girlfriend or boy friend to our parents in the same way as we would to a friend!
We also need or should decide on the format of our short description

Consider the overall impression we wish to create and pick and choose our descriptive details accordingly.
Do you want the reader to like your subject? Dislike it? Be frightened or amused
A good writer of description does not use every detail but selects details to evoke a certain reaction in the reader.

To organize the description of a scene, start at a focal point and proceed in a logical direction, perhaps from top to bottom, or from near to far, or build to climax in an other way, but whatever we do we must not jump indiscriminately from one area to another.
Carefully choose words that will appeal to your reader's senses.
Once the overall draft has been created we must take into consideration the overall mood or impression that the writing creates? Do the words create the actual picture we want the reader to see?
How many senses are involved in the description? Which ones did you use most effectively? Which additional ones could have been used?
Do the words add to the total effect of the description? Should any words be added, deleted, or substituted; perhaps a more precise word. And cut out any details that takes away the focus from your subject or change any effectual words (it, this, that,these, those,) for stronger words? Are there any uneccesary descriptive words, such as actually, really, quite, or kind of?
Does the sentence structure have variety, emphasis, and appropriateness?
Is the piece of description appropriate for its intended purpose and intended audience?

Once the description has been completed just before your intended reader is to see it, read it, then close your eyes. Do the words paint the exact picture that you want your audience to see? Do they bring to mind the sounds, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations that you want your audience to imagine or experience?

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POLISHING SUGGESTIONS

In this part of the process, concetration should be on proofreading and minor editing; checking your spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice, and sentence structure.

This is the last opportunity to make sure that your writing says what you want it to say in the way you want to say it. Remember your writing is an extension of ourselves.It reflects our personalities.

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REVISING SUGGESTIONS

This part of writing deals with the editing of your final draft. Although one should revise their own work, listening to the opinion of others helps a great deal as well; a fresh eye.
You want your final to be organized so that overall meaning is clear and its overall purpose fulfilled. If your editors suggest you reform your work you should always be prepared to add, delete, move, or change significant parts of your writing.

During the revising process, you should not be worried about whether or not a word is misspelled, or a punctuation mark is in the right place. These are of course important and they may be brought to your attention. However, at this time we should be concentrating on the larger issues, such as your main claim is clear and worth while, that the development is complete and easy to follow, and that your audience can understand what you have said. You can attend to minor editing in the polishing.

You or your editors should be checking your writing variables against your draft.
a) topic and main claim are clear
b) does your writing fulfill its purpose?
c) Have you kept your audience in mind throughout?
d) Have you followed the conventions of the format chosen?

2. Now let's edit more specifically.
a) What does your editor/audience like best about your work?
b) What do they like least? What do they think can be done about it?
c) Is anything unclear?
d) should further details be added?
e) should anything be left out?
f) Should anything be rearranged?
g) Are there any problems with the "mechanics": spelling, punctuation. or sentence structure?
h) Do the sentences flow logically from one to another?
i) Are there enough connecting or transitional words to keep the reader on track?
j) Is the title interesting? Does it immediately grab the attention and interest of the reader?

3. Remember the responsibility to accept or reject what your peers/editors suggest is ALWAYS yours.

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Thank you MDMNINA
I know there are seasoned, experienced writers on this team but there are many amateurs as well, me being in the middle of all that. So, I'm taking exerts from my Writer's Work Shop Manuel/Edition and passing along the basic guidelines for those. And sometimes it doesn't hurt to review either.

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Excellent advice. Thanks for sharing!

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Leader of the Unofficial Harry Potter Diet team.


Leader of the Wicked Musical Lovers Team.


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"I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game." - Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West in "Wicked".


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DRAFTING SUGGESTIONS

Writing is a means of discovery as well as a means of communication. We've already found that writing a letter, journal or blog helps disperse frustrations, discover a new insight or approach and even clarify a problem at times. We can use this same format for other pieces of writing too, and actually begin to reprocess earlier ideas.

1. Present your central idea the beginning of your paper in a clear way so that your audience will appreciate and understand what you are going to be writing about.

2. Think about how you are going to develop your central idea. We don't want to compose our draft in the same way we used the random method of collecting supportive evidence during our prewrite.
There are many methods of organization (comparison/contrast, chronological order, cause and effect, and so on). Perhaps you might want to use climatic (order of importance) or spatial (order of position)
But in any case you want to present details to help your reader see what you saw, feel what you feel, or share the thoughts that you had.

3. Conclude your piece by summing up your central idea in a way that you think will interest the reader.

4.We want to write a relatively clean, double spaced copy with an appropriate title, in preparation of revision.

The following is an example of a final draft model. As you read it, think about what you would say to the writer to help him/her revise.

Topic: the safest place when wolves appear
Audience: your peers
Purpose: to share a childhood experience
Format: paragraph

The safest place one could be is in your farm house on your mother's knee. It is especially safe during the winter months when the wolves are right outside the door, clawing to get in.
Between the door and I were my mother's arms and the shotgun which she held. No wolves ever managed to claw it's way into our kitchen-cum-living room. I don't know what would have happened if one had gotten in. My father was away logging. And now, years later, sitting here in a classroom, I wonder if my mother would have known what to do if a wolf had sprang into the house.
But she gave me the sense of security and that feeling has stayed with me to this day.


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Prewriting Suggestions

As we know the possibilities of topics we can write about are endless, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. It has been said that for the first time writer it is best to start with non-fiction; something from your own life, childhood places and times? Times and places that were both safe and "frightening."
Such things like:
Safe: Anywhere within my bedroom
Beside the wood stove,in your mother's arms and listening to the radio.
Frightening:
The time you collected hawk's eggs, when you were chased by a turkey, the first day of school, or when wolves tried to claw down the door.

After you have collected as many ideas as you can think of decide which one was the most safe and which one was the most frightening. From there think of which was more important to you and what do you want to convey to the reader about your chosen topic.

Next list as many details (supporting evidence) about your topic using all your senses to recall it: sight, smell, taste, touch etc. Do not be concern about he order of your list. Prewriting is just for you.

When wolves tried to claw down our door:
Dead of winter
hunger
my mother had a shotgun
my father was not home
I was scared
I huddled under the bed
could hear my own heartbeat
could hear the clawing on the door
wolves didn't get in
I felt secure and protected
next day we saw the claw marks

With enough supporting evidence we are now ready to draft to paper.
You should also be thinking of who your audience is going to be so that you know how you will create your experiences for the reader.

Next state your writing variables ie:
Topic: when threatened by wolves
Audience: children early teens to adult
Purpose: to share a childhood experience
Format: short story



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I'm going to start off with the most difficult experience about writing.

Topic: Accepting Critism
Audience: the authour
Purpose: To help with accepting Critism
Format expository paragraph

Your Creation
Writing and expressing yourself is a great joy, but to request and accept critism of something so personal is one of the most difficult things to have to experience.
Imagine taking your new born baby to a family gathering for "inspection" where your experienced aunt (a mother of 8) states that his face is still blue, his nose is rather flat, his ears stick out, and his head has an odd shape. That's how personal this can feel.
Your English teacher or peers; audience who have concieved and given birth to many writings themselves may remind you of this learned aunt as they scruntinize your work and point out that your dangling modifier and split infinitive are not acceptable.
Our inability to sever ourselves from our conception in order to accept this critism may force us to adamantly defend our creations by strong protest that the sweat and labour that went into our work in iself is worth recognition and congradulations.
BUT think again...your peers and audience are not your aunt. They do take into account the sweat toil and tears that went into this valant effort and recognize its worth.
What we as writers need to remember is that the audience is not a fault-finder. We will be able to acccept critism far more easily, question what you disagree with and apprecieate the joys and art of revision!

And I can atest to this! Going back to school at age 31 was a riot but I took an Advanced Creative Writing course and every time, and I do mean everytime I submitted a piece my teacher Mr Able literally disected it! You can imagine my frustration! But you know at the end of the course I walked away with a 96%! And I had every other student coming to me to do the exact same thing before they would submitt their works to him LOL


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A Brief Look at the Writing Process

The writing process involves four general steps. As we examine these steps, however, realize that we do not necessarily move from step one to step two to step three, ending up very confortably at step four.
Writers often back track, leap forward, and back track again. But the knowledge of the steps will help us to develop our own personal writing process.

STEP ONE
The writing process begins with a general idea of course.
You might
a) develope the idea that you have been thinking about (the think/write method)
b) brainstorm a topic by talking with other people (the talk/write method
c) read until an idea of your own develops (the read/write method)
d) simply write until an idea transpires (the write/write method)
e) be told what to write about (the assignment/write method)

At some point during the prewriting stage we willl learn to limit our writing pieces to four main variables: topic, format, purpose and audience. Once we have specified the writing variables, we will then ba ble to draft from a solid foundation.

STEP TWO Drafting
Drafting involves the composing shaping and organizing your peice so that it communicates escatly what we want it to say.
At this stage we will consider the selection and organization of information, sentence structure, and word choice.
As we compose we will more than probably make many changes, perhaps even writing several drafts, before proceeding to step three

STEP THREE Revision
Revision is an ongoing process for every writer. In fact most writiers will revise their work many times before and after they have shown it to others. Although we can and should revise our own work, modern search has shown that recieving feedback from our peers is even more beneficial. I know we are all reluctant to show each other our work. You will soon discover however, that sharing can create so much more inspiration etc. And we learn a great deal more from each other.

STEP FOUR Polishing
Once satisfied with the content and general organization of our work we should polish it by proofreading and editing for specific errors in spelling, punctuation and word usage. Once this is completed our work is ready to be presented to our intended reader!
When the writing process dhould do is help us accomplish a publishable paper with an appropriate title. Publishable simply means that our work in our opinion is ready to be given to a final reader. If the reader finds any difficulty in understanding what we have written, the writing process on that particular piece in not over and we need to take the time to bring it to the publishing stage.



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While there is no magic formula that will automatically produce good better and best writers, anyone can become a better writer. This will be the basic premise of the Writer's Workshop!
I'm hoping that The Writier's Workshop will help us develop our own writing process in several ways:

a) by providing a seies of wriiting assignments, with stratagies to assist us at each stage of the writing process:
b) by encouraging us to write for a real purpose to a specific audience: and to help each other in the process:
c) by eencouraging revision and offering suggestions to help each other in the process.
d) by encouraging us to approach the writing process positively;
e) by offering opportunities to become an independant, confident writer.
f) by providing an activity section, with exercises and games to help improve our writing skills (mine as well)
g) by providing an idividualized-learning labrtory section, with sentence combining activities to help express ourselves in a variety of ways.

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