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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Welcome to the forum, @Jenny HJ !

Things might move slower here than on fb, but it means you can get really involved in discussions - feel free to post anywhere, even very old threads!

I see you already entered the monthly writing competition, well done!

October 02, 2018, 12:22:00 PM
Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread Although I'm very new myself I would like to give you a warm welcome, Jenny HJ!

I also have to say that I've just realised that I didn't need to create a new thread to say hi since one can do it here... I feel kind of stupid now, but hey at least I noticed!

Anyway, welcome again!

October 02, 2018, 01:01:46 PM
Re: I'm irritated. Prologues, adverbs and other literary black sheep I’d missed JR’s post, and enjoyed the re-post very much.

I was listening recently to a “Great Courses” course on writing, and came across the term “under-dramatized” to describe many beginning writers’ work. I’d love to recall and quote the lecturer’s examples, but I don’t remember them well enough. But it got me thinking about all my monthly contest stories here and the 1,500 word limit. Unlike many here, I’ve rarely written anything longer than the 1,500 words over the last 4 (!) years I’ve been here. To fit in the limit, I’ve cut adverbs ruthlessly and Stunk&Whited my prose religiously. In short, and this isn’t only about adverbs, I’ve under-dramatized my writing.

Like any other muscle, I think I’ll only strengthen this through exercising assiduously.

November 11, 2018, 12:35:45 PM
Re: How much did you write today? Only wrote a few hundred today, but that was all I needed. For the first time ever, I have finished writing a first draft novel. Think I might take a break before diving into something new though.
January 18, 2019, 05:12:53 PM
Re: How much did you write today?
Wrote maybe 300 words last night for “Air”, but it’s not really breathing.

haha i gave it a try again last night too and it got off topic fast.
Air is a little hard to get your hands around. Sorta airy i suppose.

January 23, 2019, 12:25:52 AM