Making Mischief with Words - Shared screen with speaker view
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Can you repeat the name of the grammar book again?
The Intransitive Vampire (I think)
If you have questions for connie, please drop them in the chat and we'll take some time to speak more informally in the lasts few minutes.
Connie: Do you shift gears when the assignment is a 500-word short rather than the rare 2,500 piece?
I go through on a later draft and highlight words I'd like to replace in yellow.
Thank you Catharine for offering to send us the links.
Can you share the name of the thesaurus you use? Or a good book for synonyms
I also go though and highlight duplicate words in green so I can easily see them to replace some.
Connie, what kind of time commitment to you give to the 7 drafts?
Wow, Connie! That was a beautiful few paragraphs.
Great lede (in many ways).
Skittering also suggests mice.
Catharine is such a great moderator. She’s so funny and natural that I feel like I’m eavesdropping on a fascinating conversation between two gifted writers.
Constance, how do you make sure the word you looked up in the thesaurus doesn't sound like a word you looked up in the thesaurus?
If you’re on mad crazy deadlines do you still do so many drafts or do just skip from “oh shit” to “prozac”? Yikes.
GREAT tip to have someone else read your story out loud.
I know when words are chosen well, one shouldn’t need an exclamation point. Is it every appropriate to use an exclamation point?
How about using an explanation mark within a quotation?
Really have enjoyed this. Sorry to leave early.
I disagree!!! Just kidding.
I once heard that "You get only one exclamation point in your writing career. Use it wisely."
So: How do you decide when/where to end?
I think I saw at least three people nodding when Connie just said: "A lot of writers have trouble with endings."
I'm getting a little dizzy with all the nodding I'm doing.
The converse is true when an editor can destroy your writing, though. Unfortunately it happens. Not everyone is Catharine Hamm! (Exclamation point intentional)
I love great editors.
Or you can overwrite by three grafs knowing those will be cut(wink wink)
Fabulous session. Thank you.
So much fun. Thank you.
Great presentation. Thanks to both of you!
MaryAnn DeSantis (iPad)
Loved this. Thank you.
Best webinar yet. . .thank you!
Loved this session. So inspiring. Thanks to Catharine and Connie.
Wow, Connie! Thanks for the inspiration. Here's to more risk writing!
Thanks Connie and Catherine. Inspiring webinar.
Thank you, both. Interesting and inspiring
Thanks Connie. Some great points.
Thank you Connie and Catharine. Inspiring and so helpful.
What Catherine said! Thank you.
Debra Smith (IG: @where.to.lady)
Thank you so much for these insights. A great presentation.
Inspiring and wonderful. Thank you for this SATW. It was terrific.
Thanks for moderating, Catharine.
Adios from Mexico!