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  1. Fran

    Moderator Note Thanks! and Class PDF

    Thank you Mona! And thank you, again, Lori, for a great class!
  2. Fran

    Discussion Caught up? Did I get everything?????

    Thank you Lori! I didn't have time to participate but I stalked! I fully intend to use the lessons to plan my cozy series. Great stuff!
  3. Fran

    I love Nancy Drew, too! My mom joined a book of the month club for me. Two stories in each book...

    I love Nancy Drew, too! My mom joined a book of the month club for me. Two stories in each book. Still have them. I studied one during the lockdown for plot structure.
  4. Fran

    Moderator Note Class PDF

    Thank you!
  5. Fran

    Moderator Note Content Editing - PDF

    Thank you Sahara! And thank you, Terri, for a great workshop! Life got in the way for me this time, but I read the lessons on my phone. I'll revisit them in greater detail soon. Very practical useful stuff. Thank you!
  6. Fran

    Thank you Jacqui!

    Thank you Jacqui!
  7. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, Jenifer!
  8. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, DiAnn!
  9. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, Landra!
  10. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, Andrea!
  11. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, Erica!
  12. Fran

    From the Admins... A HUGE thank you!

    Thank you, Amy!
  13. Fran

    Lecture Thank you

    Thank you Paris! I enjoyed the lessons very much. I fell behind though. I plan on catching up this weekend.
  14. Fran

    Lecture Body Language and the Brain

    //One of the things that surprises me is since 38 percent of how we relate to people comes from tone of voice how publishing in general has cut down on dialogue tags esp with tone of voice descriptors as it is "telling", which is such a contradiction to how we interpret the world.// I agree. I...
  15. Fran

    Homework DAY TWO: The Sixth Sense Homework

    Gluttony: a sweet nausea, swollen, bubbly, sour, fat Pride: fresh air, heart full, crescendo, crisp, strong Wrath: sulfur, tight/tense, thunderous, rare steak, bold/big Vanity: strawberry, light/flighty, shrill , cucumbers, cameo Lust: fresh skin, tingly, faraway/quiet...
  16. Fran

    Homework Day One Homework: STRONG Verbs

    1. Rewrite this paragraph using STRONG verbs. She waited impatiently for him to return. Time moved so slowly. Even the hands on her watch moved slowly. He’d talked to their priest. She got up and moved around the room. Her heart beat quickly. The dog barked loudly outside. Was it him? She...
  17. Fran

    Question Are you a detective?

    Im mostly Nancy Drew. Yay!
  18. Fran

    Lecture Thriller: The Read Lesson #1 Homework

    Going on from memory from when my daughter watched the series and I popped in from time to time. Definitely, a Dean girl.
  19. Fran

    Homework Thriller: First Up

    Since retirement, my life has been about family and community and about learning the craft of fiction writing. I'm fascinated with learning about everything. Now that I have the time I get lost in research on various topics that all tie into different perceptions of reality. Fuel for thriller...
  20. Fran

    Discussion Checking in From One Sort of Line ...

    Jacqui, health first! Please take care of yourself.