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Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-29-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,005
Posted By CDawson
Madonna - Personality Disorder

I'm pretty sure that everyone has heard the song Borderline by Madonna. It sounds like a song about a woman proclaiming her love for a man. That's one interpretation. Another interpretation is that...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-02-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,449
Posted By CDawson
Like, that is totally true!

Like, that is totally true!
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-27-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,224
Posted By CDawson
What is Your Biggest Challenge as a Writer?

For me, the biggest challenge is utilizing words that sound like one another but have different meanings. When done correctly, this technique can be very good. When used incorrectly, it can be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-27-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,449
Posted By CDawson
I utilized strategic communications, eager to...

I utilized strategic communications, eager to learn more about an employment opportunity.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-27-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,343
Posted By CDawson
Syntax, Who Needs Syntax?

Drop your trousers here for best results.
-Sign in a Bangkok dry cleaner

Try our sausages. None like them.
-Sign in a butcher's window
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-09-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By CDawson
I think that I found a lie that sounds like a...

I think that I found a lie that sounds like a realistic excuse. This might give you an extra day to complete the homework assignment. This deception works if the assignment needs be submitted...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-09-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,449
Posted By CDawson
Your Favorite Words

Can anyone think of great sounding words? I like cool sounding transitive verbs such as 'utilize' and 'achieve.' I also like great sounding nouns like 'apparatus' and 'gossamer.' After you choose...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-13-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By CDawson
My friend agreed with Blue that not everyone...

My friend agreed with Blue that not everyone creates an obituary for the deceased. I then asked her what she would do if the instructor asked for a Funeral Program. When a person dies and a funeral...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-05-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By CDawson
What if the teacher asked for a newspaper...

What if the teacher asked for a newspaper clipping from the obituary section? Would you contact a local newspaper and have them print an obituary? :shifty:
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-03-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By CDawson
I'm asking if the lie was believable. I'm also...

I'm asking if the lie was believable. I'm also asking if the lie was done for a good cause. :)
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-01-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By CDawson
Tone and Atmosphere

What is the most important part of writing with regard to setting the scene? In The Shining, the tone is sinister and the atmosphere is gloomy. A gloomy atmosphere is the result of presenting...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-01-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By CDawson
Lies That Sound Like Good Lies

The following is a student explaining to a college instructor why he did not have his homework completed: "My dog chewed my flash drive. Can I get an extension on the homework assignment?" Does this...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-09-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,012
Posted By CDawson
Where on your body would you get a tattoo that...

Where on your body would you get a tattoo that says LOVE? I knew a man who had LOVE tattooed on his knuckles. I guess he loved himself?! :eek:
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-27-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,012
Posted By CDawson
Pure Gonzo!!! How would you like to have this...

Pure Gonzo!!! How would you like to have this tattoo based on an image from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? “After awhile you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-25-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,012
Posted By CDawson
A Question About Tattoos

If you were going to get a tattoo from something related to art or literature, what would you get?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-21-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,300
Posted By CDawson
Name Books That Made You Laugh

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The speaker is Hunter Thompson. He's referring to his attorney who is boarding an airplane: "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-09-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,639
Posted By CDawson
Questions for an Interview

If you were interviewing yourself for a news article, what questions would you ask yourself? Open-ended questions are the best.

I would ask myself, "What motivates you to write?" I would answer...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-03-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By CDawson
A Question Regarding Facebook

Would you want to meet in person any of the people that you have befriended on Facebook? What is the benefit of befriending so many people? Facebook is kind of scary in that regards. I do, however,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-02-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By CDawson
I Apologize in Advance

As spring migration approached, two elderly vultures doubted they could
make the trip north, so they decided to go by airplane.

When they checked their baggage, the attendant noticed that they...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-25-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By CDawson
Hello wrc - How are you tonight? I hope all...

Hello wrc -

How are you tonight? I hope all is well. Everything is well here. It could be better. I need some advice. Considering your background with stage plays, could you recommend a good play...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-25-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By CDawson
I'm also a big fan of Hemingway's work. I have a...

I'm also a big fan of Hemingway's work. I have a copy of The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, and I've read every short story. Regarding The Killers, it is one of my favorite stories. Out...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-24-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By CDawson
Hello wrc - I also tend to write lean and...

Hello wrc -

I also tend to write lean and mean. My first training was in journalism. A good example of lean and mean is the lead. The journalist prioritizes information and fits those facts into...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-23-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By CDawson
Description & Effective Dialogue

I like stories that are character driven. To achieve that goal, writers can create characters that utilize effective dialogue. Good dialogue is vital because it characterizes the speaker, establishes...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-23-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By CDawson
Mink

Gary was going out with a nice girl and finally popped the
question. "Will you marry me, darling?" he asked.

Rhonda smiled coyly and said, "Yes, if you'll buy me a mink."

Gary thought for a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-23-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By CDawson
L'Envoi - A Poem by Ernest Hemingway

For God is love and love is sod
Let all unite to worship God.
And let the Maker's trembling hand
Emulate the ductless gland
Thus are we in His wisdom brought
To see the things that God has...
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