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    Hi Rayne, I did follow the assignment. I...

    Hi Rayne, I did follow the assignment. I described the door, albeit a magical talking door. I showed one witch's anxiety regarding the door, the other's curiosity and they did enter through the door...
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    <o:pFrom my wip, The Elfin Bride. What was just a door before this assignment is now:

    A solitary silver door sprung up on the forest track, halting the two witches.They looked at each other in...
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    Hello, I'm Rusty. I love talking about writing...

    Hello,
    I'm Rusty. I love talking about writing and being stimulated by writing exercises and listenening to how other writers tackle the same subject. I've had one YA Historical novel and 2 shorts...
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    Thank you for the lessons, Polly. Rusty

    Thank you for the lessons, Polly.
    Rusty
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    Hi Polly, This is great to have someone to...

    Hi Polly,
    This is great to have someone to discuss Bickham with. I know of only one other writer who has even read his book.

    I agree that once Bichkam's Scene/Sequel and Motivation Reaction units...
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    My Prayers Go Out For You. Be safe Polly! It...

    My Prayers Go Out For You. Be safe Polly!

    It sounds so scary, but I have to say I love your expression "there's a monster churning in the Gulf of Mexico". That's good writing!
    Rusty.
  7. Thread: Lesson Four

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    That's terrific. You have a draft of a story to...

    That's terrific. You have a draft of a story to edit. I bet you'll have a lot of fun writing your second draft using the tools of your trade. An Historical. You might even get hooked on research....
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    Hi Polly, I haven't always consciously used ...

    Hi Polly,
    I haven't always consciously used something external to stimulate the action , which I do now. It's remembering to followed through with the character's subjective response that I need to...
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    Hi Debbie, Good luck with your short story. I...

    Hi Debbie,
    Good luck with your short story. I sounds very promising.
    Your writing has been validated. That sure boosts the confidence.

    So that's 'fae fantasy'. Sounds hot. I'm not so brave to...
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    Hi Debbie, Well you are on the right track with...

    Hi Debbie,
    Well you are on the right track with action. How often do see pages of dialogue without setting or action. It's just talking heads. At the moment I'm working on adding reaction to follow...
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    Hi Debbie, About internal conflict -- you and me...

    Hi Debbie,
    About internal conflict -- you and me both!:right: Isn't it so easy to focus on physical action and what the characters see and forget what is going on inside them - what's making them...
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    Hi Polly, The way you present this is very easy...

    Hi Polly,
    The way you present this is very easy to follow. I like your summary from Carolyn Greene's Plotting Workbook - I love putting my characters in dire straits but it's figuring ingenious ways...
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    Thank you Polly, You got me writing again. I've...

    Thank you Polly,
    You got me writing again. I've almost finished chapter three. That's a big deal for me.

    I kept in mind the elements of your lesson 4 as I proceeded. I'll go over there and chat...
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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> Hello Polly,</o:p>
    <o:p>At last after weeks of procrastination you have me writing some of my fantasy. Thank...
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    Hi Polly, Sorry for the no-show today. I've been...

    Hi Polly,
    Sorry for the no-show today. I've been out all day and tonight had crits to do - still way behind. So my exercise challenge had to go on hold. Will try to get to it tomorrow. I'm going to...
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    Hi Polly, So you are a NaNoWriMoer too. I have...

    Hi Polly,
    So you are a NaNoWriMoer too. I have three :wacko::wacko::wacko: Winner's Certificates framed on my wall beside my desk. I'm very proud of the achievement. It took incredible perseverance,...
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    Hi Polly, This is meant to be a reply in lesson...

    Hi Polly,
    This is meant to be a reply in lesson 2 but I can't find it.
    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>I think writing in...
  18. Thread: Lesson Two

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    Hi Polly, "But I like how Bickham has the...

    Hi Polly,

    "But I like how Bickham has the Stimulus, Internalization, Reaction which is very similar and somehow easier for me than the MRU. "

    Yes, that's much more straightforward. External...
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    Hi Polly, I agree back story can kill a reader's...

    Hi Polly,
    I agree back story can kill a reader's interest, especially if the writer Tells it. The reader skims that type of prose in search of an action paragraph. It's strange how we will listen...
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    Destiny Rae, I love your tag Make-believe is more...

    Destiny Rae, I love your tag Make-believe is more than a child’s game! That is very clever. It's golden!
    I must work on one for me.
    Rusty
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    Hi Karen, I'm a newbie too but having survied...

    Hi Karen,
    I'm a newbie too but having survied the site over the last few days I'm beginning to settle in. I'm looking forward to participating in the September workshop re Plot and Characters being...
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    Hello Polly, Thanks for the intro and first...

    Hello Polly, Thanks for the intro and first lesson. I attempted the exercise and have a list but now have to weave this into an excerpt which could take several months before posting :) I'm such a...
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    Thank you, Laurie, I wish I'd found this...

    Thank you, Laurie,
    I wish I'd found this workshop at the beginning of the month. You have been a wonderful help to me. Deep pov is the difference between a good story and a great experience. I can't...
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    Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I've...

    Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I've been doing the rounds and notice that while most members are romantically inclined -writing/reading wise there are some, like me, who aren't and this...
  25. Thread: Hello!

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    Hello Kim, This seems to be a perfect place for...

    Hello Kim,
    This seems to be a perfect place for readers, especially readers of romance. Welcome from another newbe,
    Rusty
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