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[Question] Are there any subjects you're specifically interested in a lesson for?
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody3 years ago
Do you have a specific subject or area which you'd like a lesson on? Any places you need improvement in, for example. I'm just looking for a place to start.
Thanks!

Signed,
Pencil Melody, Principal
roseofnoonvale
roseofnoonvale3 years ago
Commas, specifically how to keep from going overboard?
2nd person POV? It's challenging for me
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody3 years ago
@roseofnoonvale,

You'd like to know more about second person narrative? (Continuing in all seriousness) That would be a good way discuss tenses as well as narritive pov's. The comma one would be a great puntuation series; colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, periods, and all that jazz: definitely good starting places.
Thanks for the feedback!

Signed,
Pencil Melody, Principal
roseofnoonvale
roseofnoonvale3 years ago
@Pencil Melody,  your welcome. And may be a good idea to do lessons on commonly misused words like to/too/two, your/you're, its/it's and such. A lot of people make mistakes with those
XXjoeyXX
XXjoeyXX3 years ago
I get accept/except mixed up, and words like that. And um...I can't think of the word but theirs a word and it helps you write so the character sounds like the area they're from
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody3 years ago
@XXjoeyXX,

That'll defintely be a good subject to start with then.
I'm not necessarily sure which word you're talking about. It's not 'accent' is it?

Thanks!

Signed,
Pencil Melody, principal
roseofnoonvale
roseofnoonvale3 years ago
@Pencil Melody, I think he means colloquial language, or language of a region. Which accents would affect that
XXjoeyXX
XXjoeyXX3 years ago
@roseofnoonvale, yes that! I have no idea exactly what colloquial language is...OK I sorta do but...
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody3 years ago
@roseofnoonvale,
That's what I figured he meant. For instance, when you're trying to write a character with a southern accent, all those "howdy folks" and "bless your hearts." Thank you for clarifying!

Signed,
Pencil Melody, principal
Stormie Dawn
Stormie Dawn2 years ago
Hey! I know that some people have trouble with grammar (including myself). Maybe just a series of lessons addressing the most common grammar errors in stories? Or maybe one in Sentance structure?
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody2 years ago
@Stormie Dawn,

Thanks for the suggestion. I was considering this subject, and will continue to work on it. I feel so bad; I really haven't done a lot for this group.

Pencil Melody, Principal
Stormie Dawn
Stormie Dawn2 years ago
@Pencil Melody, Naw, it's okay. Oh is it love the concept of the whole thing, helping the writers. Most groups are about random thing, but this one actually is making us better as writers. Good job!
Anastasiabelle
Anastasiabelle2 years ago
Is there anything I can do? I see the posts help, etc. and no one has responded (except to one) but I don't know if they still want the help or grade, etc.
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody2 years ago
Well, there are a lot of stories that need grading.  If you need the grading sheet it can be found in the related thread about grading. Now if you're not sure whether someone still wants a grade or not, I would simply reply to them in the thread, starting with the grade request that's oldest in date.

I don't recall if anyone has asked about tutoring yet, but either way, I will work on a method for tutors to use and then present it to the staff to vote on.

Thank you for your willingness to help! ^-^ I greatly appreciate it.

Signed,
Pencil Melody, principal
Anastasiabelle
Anastasiabelle2 years ago
@Pencil Melody, you're welcome :) and I'll read the grading thread and I'll ask on the thread if you want
Pencil Melody
Pencil Melody2 years ago
@Anastasiabelle,

Thank you so very much!

Looking back on my previous comment, I realized that I made a statement that made it seem like you should post the question in the staff discussion thread. I apologize if you took it that way. I meant that you should reply to threads concerning grading help. I hope this clears any confusion if there was any. If not, then go right ahead, while I feel silly to myself.

Thank you! You're very kind! ^-^

Signed,
Pencil Melody, principal
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