Helpful Grammar Tips

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in_paradise_with_st_jimmy
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March 8th, 2006 at 07:53pm
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hi,,

thank you for your message Very Happy
i understand it know..
i didn't knew that it would be like that..

but thanks anyways..
i will re-write it tomorrow but it's kinda hard because it was a dream.
but if i re-write it again can it then be posted on the site?
or if it is wrong again are you sending to me a message again?
oh, and how do i know if it is going to be on the site?

greetz
eline
1. Yes, you can re-submit it and it will go through the editing process as usual.
2. If it needs to be deleted again, yes I(or whoever gets to it first) will send you a message saying so.
3. If you don't get a message saying that it got deleted, then it's going up. After an editor is done editing a story and they activate it, it will go up in the What's New section on the page under Made-Up Stories. It doesn't go up instantly after it is activated, it usually takes a few minutes to a day or two(give or take.) I've had stories go up in about 10 minutes, and others go up in 2 days. There's no set time on it.
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March 9th, 2006 at 01:14am
I just wanted to say, I am aware which users decide to write their stories out on a program such as MicrosoftWord before submission. And let me tell you now, no matter how many times it tells you the word 'definitely' is spelt 'defiantly' that is not correct.

For one, 'defiant' means to disobey or go against.

'Definitely', I should hope you already know what that one means... Wink
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March 9th, 2006 at 02:26pm
hii,,

uhm.. is it different for a dream to write it like a story or not?
because i didn't wrote a story but a dream so i think it has to be this way..
but nevermind..
i'm just leaving it for what is was and i'm gonna make up another story..
and i've put it with my journal so i won't bother youRazz

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March 9th, 2006 at 05:29pm
English gammar....good thing I went to Catholic School. They're crazy about English gammar those nuns. GZA
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March 9th, 2006 at 07:21pm
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English gammar....good thing I went to Catholic School. They're crazy about English gammar those nuns. GZA
EXACTLY!
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March 14th, 2006 at 01:25pm
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I hate it when ppl typ lyk dis... It disgusts me...

YOU ILLITERATE FOOLS!


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March 25th, 2006 at 02:04pm
Useful thread. A lots of people has no clue about grammar. Smart you.
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April 19th, 2006 at 10:13pm
[S]aint:
Useful thread. A lots of people has no clue about grammar. Smart you.
Thank you. Very Happy
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May 2nd, 2006 at 04:28pm
Thank you for this thread!!! I happened to realise that I was doing some stuff wrong as well.

I will endeavour to write accurately in the future! Very Happy
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May 2nd, 2006 at 07:45pm
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Thank you for this thread!!! I happened to realise that I was doing some stuff wrong as well.

I will endeavor to write accurately in the future! Very Happy
GZA
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May 12th, 2006 at 02:45pm
I just realised I spelt 'Endeavour' wrong in my earlier comment. I had to go back and change it.

Kind of embarassing on a topic about good grammar. :S
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May 23rd, 2006 at 05:46am
I'm not sure if this has been put down already, or not. But, I'd just like to post one thing about speaches.
When people write a story and they have people speaking in it, this is how you do it:
"Hello," Said Evelyn, "What are you doing?"
Like that. Not like this:
"Hello," Said Evelyn.
"What are you doing?"

Oh and if you do this:
"Hello," Said Evelyn, "I like cheese."
Not
"Hello," Said Evelyn.
"I like Cheese."
You put a fullstop after cheese if you finish her speaking there (Because you have already written said Evelyn)

Am I making sense? Shocked
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May 23rd, 2006 at 09:25am
Bunny Rabbit [fromxhell]:
I'm not sure if this has been put down already, or not. But, I'd just like to post one thing about speaches.
When people write a story and they have people speaking in it, this is how you do it:
"Hello," Said Evelyn, "What are you doing?"
Like that. Not like this:


The "s" in "said" should not be capitalized. It is not the beginning of the sentence. "Hello" is the beginning. Therefore the "h" should be capitalized. As well, the "w" in "what" should be lowercase.

The only time you would capitalize the "w," is if you were writing a single one part quotation.

Such as: ' Evelyn said, "What are you doing?" '

Where as: ' "Hello," said Evelyn, "What are you doing?" ' with an uppercase "w" is incorrect.

Quote
"Hello," Said Evelyn.
"What are you doing?"

Oh and if you do this:
"Hello," Said Evelyn, "I like cheese."
Not
"Hello," Said Evelyn.
"I like Cheese."
You put a fullstop after cheese if you finish her speaking there (Because you have already written said Evelyn)

Am I making sense? Shocked
And yes, your theory makes sense. Smile
Bunny Rabbit [fromxhell]
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May 24th, 2006 at 06:20am
My theory does. But the way I put it doesn't. Cool

That is how it's done, bitches. Get someone else to do your dirty work. Cool

Kidding. Razz
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May 30th, 2006 at 11:07am
That bothers me too. I hate feeling like I'm the only one who previews my own posts, before posting them.
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June 6th, 2006 at 07:02pm
I think there should be a thread for the entire structure of a story, not just grammar. Like tips on metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, ect. And different ways to brainstorm...

In other words, a brainstorm thread. You know, sharing ideas, see what people think..
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June 14th, 2006 at 09:48pm
this is gonna help me a whole lot
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June 17th, 2006 at 07:20pm
Hello everyone. Very Happy

This is just few hints and tips for anyone wanting to write a story. Whether or not we admit it to ourselves, there are plenty of people here who badly need this. Wink Feel free to exchange ideas here!

Character(s):

First of all, you need a main character.

-Who is your main character?
-What is your main character?
-What does your main character look like?
-What is your main character's personality?

Be sure to check through that when thinking of a main character. Not hard at all. Smile

Setting:

-Where does your story take place?
-When does your story take place?
-How does the setting help the main character's personality?
-How does the setting impact the main character's problem?

This is a set of questions you should put your mind to. Every story happens somewhere.

Problem:

What is your characters problem?

Creating a problem makes the story seem more alive. It can't be too small like: What flavor of ice cream should I get?

Also, use conflict in your story! A story that's too tranquil and peaceful may come off as a bit unrealistic. The more times your character tries and fails, the more interesting it becomes.

Ask yourself:

-What is the problem?
-Is it big enough to where it takes the whole story to solve it?
-Do other characters help create the problem?
-Does the setting influence the problem?
-What steps does your main character take to try and fail to solve the problem?


Language/Structure:

A story that looks as if it's been written by a two year old won't succeed. It's always a good idea to SPELL CHECK and expand your vocabulary.

Ex: "Jane walked to the store. She bought candy." - This lind of structure makes the story seem very bland and uncreative.

Ex: "Jane strutted down the cracked and beaten side walk, heading to Bobs' Fresh Veg. And Meat Market. She purchased a handful of sweet, sugar coated candy." - be descriptive. Give the story identity. No one will remember a story with no face.

Metaphor: A figure of speech where an expression is used to refer to something, but does not literally suggest a similarity.

Ex: "He was swimming in depression."

Simile: A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different types. (using 'like' or 'as')

Ex: "The snow was like ice cream."

Alliteration: The repetition of initial sounds.

Ex: "Bob felt big, bad, and brawny."

Hyperbole: An exaggeration or overstatement.

Ex: "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse."

--

These are just some ways you can create a more interesting story. Figurative language is a big part of storytelling, so try it out.

--

-Use feeling. Intense emotions are a good element for a story, especially in first person POV.

-Don't overdo it. Going overboard is like over painting a canvas. Eventually it get's thick, messy, and tacky.

-USE PARAGRAPHS!!!!!!111 Storie's with no spacing are hard on the readers brain. Paragraphs are a better build for the writer and the reader.

Bottom Line:

Let your mind free and be creative!

---

I hope this helped!

Very Happy

(sampalletband said to just stick this in here.)
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June 17th, 2006 at 08:30pm
Handguns For Hearts:
Hello everyone. Very Happy

This is just few hints and tips for anyone wanting to write a story. Whether or not we admit it to ourselves, there are plenty of people here who badly need this. Wink Feel free to exchange ideas here!

Character(s):

First of all, you need a main character.

-Who is your main character?
-What is your main character?
-What does your main character look like?
-What is your main character's personality?

Be sure to check through that when thinking of a main character. Not hard at all. Smile

Setting:

-Where does your story take place?
-When does your story take place?
-How does the setting help the main character's personality?
-How does the setting impact the main character's problem?

This is a set of questions you should put your mind to. Every story happens somewhere.

Problem:

What is your characters problem?

Creating a problem makes the story seem more alive. It can't be too small like: What flavor of ice cream should I get?

Also, use conflict in your story! A story that's too tranquil and peaceful may come off as a bit unrealistic. The more times your character tries and fails, the more interesting it becomes.

Ask yourself:

-What is the problem?
-Is it big enough to where it takes the whole story to solve it?
-Do other characters help create the problem?
-Does the setting influence the problem?
-What steps does your main character take to try and fail to solve the problem?


Language/Structure:

A story that looks as if it's been written by a two year old won't succeed. It's always a good idea to SPELL CHECK and expand your vocabulary.

Ex: "Jane walked to the store. She bought candy." - This lind of structure makes the story seem very bland and uncreative.

Ex: "Jane strutted down the cracked and beaten side walk, heading to Bobs' Fresh Veg. And Meat Market. She purchased a handful of sweet, sugar coated candy." - be descriptive. Give the story identity. No one will remember a story with no face.

Metaphor: A figure of speech where an expression is used to refer to something, but does not literally suggest a similarity.

Ex: "He was swimming in depression."

Simile: A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different types. (using 'like' or 'as')

Ex: "The snow was like ice cream."

Alliteration: The repetition of initial sounds.

Ex: "Bob felt big, bad, and brawny."

Hyperbole: An exaggeration or overstatement.

Ex: "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse."

--

These are just some ways you can create a more interesting story. Figurative language is a big part of storytelling, so try it out.

--

-Use feeling. Intense emotions are a good element for a story, especially in first person POV.

-Don't overdo it. Going overboard is like over painting a canvas. Eventually it get's thick, messy, and tacky.

-USE PARAGRAPHS!!!!!!111 Storie's with no spacing are hard on the readers brain. Paragraphs are a better build for the writer and the reader.

Bottom Line:

Let your mind free and be creative!

---

I hope this helped!

Very Happy

(sampalletband said to just stick this in here.)



THIS IS A GREAT POST Smile

Thanks Smile
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Thank...You LOL BURN.. no just kidding.
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