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LaurenM 07-09-2012 11:53 AM

You should.
That's what CC's for. If you think your writing is not good, you need more critique. Unless you're the kind who ignores all the advice and only takes offence.
Meh, maybe you need more inspiration. Do you keep starting new stories?

L.S.Trendom 07-09-2012 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emaafre (Post 313434)
Should I quit KidPub? Everyone else on here, even a few newbies, are better writers than I am. Whenever i think of a good idea, i make it look like crap. I always get CC on description. When i think about it, i say, "adding description shouldnt be too hard." But for some reason, it is! I dont even know if i should stay on kp anymore. Should i?

Stay on KidPub. Practice and CC will help a lot. :P
As for description, you could try overdoing it a lot, then editing the unnecessary description out.

cheezemziez 07-09-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emaafre (Post 313434)
Should I quit KidPub? Everyone else on here, even a few newbies, are better writers than I am. Whenever i think of a good idea, i make it look like crap. I always get CC on description. When i think about it, i say, "adding description shouldnt be too hard." But for some reason, it is! I dont even know if i should stay on kp anymore. Should i?

Please don't quit! I don't think I've read any of your stories, but I'm sure they're fine. All writers think that their writing's bad, especially the best ones. I'd hate it if you quit KidPub just because you thought that your writing wasn't good enough. If you enjoy writing and being on KidPub, then don't quit because of that. Everyone gives and receives CC, and just because you do doesn't mean that your writing's bad.

cheezemziez 07-09-2012 03:20 PM

Ack. Okay. Here goes. *takes deep breath*

My mum yelled at me twice today because she told me that my tone of voice was, basically, the Chinese equivalent of 'insolent'. This has happened before, when I raised my voice, or was rude or disrespectful. But not this time. My voice was completely calm and level, I didn't use slang, I have never sworn at either of my parents, and I was respectful. But my mum tells me that I shouldn't talk to her in the tone of voice. When I ask her, she refuses to tell me what's wrong with it, and tells me to stop again. Being the nice, forgiving person that I am (not), I decided to let it go, and go upstairs (this was a few hours ago). When my dad gets home, I go down stairs for dinner. I ask my family if I have permission to quit piano. My dad and my brother say nothing. My mum launches into this rant about how I am a 'quitter', and that I shouldn't quit because I basically failed my latest exam (I sprained my arm quite badly and had it in a sling for a bit right up until the day of the exam, then I got 108 in the results), and that if I quit now then only the last result I got counts (I don't even know what this is for). I listen to this calmly, then politely ask if they are any other reasons why I shouldn't quit, such as if learning piano is actually good for me in real life (I didn't say this bit out loud). She gets all weird, and tells me to finish my dinner before we talked, and that I should change my tone of voice. I once again asked her what was wrong with it, and how I was supposed to change it, and she slams her chopsticks onto the table and swears. Loudly. She walks off, saying that I should stop talking about the piano thing. hen she returns, I tell her that I'm not going to eat, so could we discuss the tone of voice thing? She agrees, then walks off. I ask if she's going to come back, she says no, you wanted to talk, you come to me. I explain to her calmly and politely that she is the one with the problem with my tone of voice, and that I don't actually care that she finds it annoying etc., and that I only wanted to discuss it for er sake. She swears again, then storms off.

I feel like she's the stroppy child in the situation, seeing as she raised her voice at least 7 times, while I was calm and polite.

I don't know what I'm supposed to do, because she started swearing every time I talk now, even if it's not to her.
Help?

DragonRider 07-09-2012 04:07 PM

Will talk tomorrow, because my hands are too tired to type much after using crutches all day.
My response to you post: *jawdrop* *snigger* *clap* *mega jawdrop* *snigger*
And your mum IS being a stroppy child. If I meet her, my, will I have some things to tell her. LIKE NOT SWEARING IN FRONT OF KIDS. Stop being insolent? Pf. Stop SWEARING.
Chopsticks are epyk. :D

RayneWolf 07-09-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by cheezemziez (Post 313696)
Ack. Okay. Here goes. *takes deep breath*

My mum yelled at me twice today because she told me that my tone of voice was, basically, the Chinese equivalent of 'insolent'. This has happened before, when I raised my voice, or was rude or disrespectful. But not this time. My voice was completely calm and level, I didn't use slang, I have never sworn at either of my parents, and I was respectful. But my mum tells me that I shouldn't talk to her in the tone of voice. When I ask her, she refuses to tell me what's wrong with it, and tells me to stop again. Being the nice, forgiving person that I am (not), I decided to let it go, and go upstairs (this was a few hours ago). When my dad gets home, I go down stairs for dinner. I ask my family if I have permission to quit piano. My dad and my brother say nothing. My mum launches into this rant about how I am a 'quitter', and that I shouldn't quit because I basically failed my latest exam (I sprained my arm quite badly and had it in a sling for a bit right up until the day of the exam, then I got 108 in the results), and that if I quit now then only the last result I got counts (I don't even know what this is for). I listen to this calmly, then politely ask if they are any other reasons why I shouldn't quit, such as if learning piano is actually good for me in real life (I didn't say this bit out loud). She gets all weird, and tells me to finish my dinner before we talked, and that I should change my tone of voice. I once again asked her what was wrong with it, and how I was supposed to change it, and she slams her chopsticks onto the table and swears. Loudly. She walks off, saying that I should stop talking about the piano thing. hen she returns, I tell her that I'm not going to eat, so could we discuss the tone of voice thing? She agrees, then walks off. I ask if she's going to come back, she says no, you wanted to talk, you come to me. I explain to her calmly and politely that she is the one with the problem with my tone of voice, and that I don't actually care that she finds it annoying etc., and that I only wanted to discuss it for er sake. She swears again, then storms off.

I feel like she's the stroppy child in the situation, seeing as she raised her voice at least 7 times, while I was calm and polite.

I don't know what I'm supposed to do, because she started swearing every time I talk now, even if it's not to her.
Help?

Okay, I don't usually reply to these type of things, but here it goes:
First of all, I am extremely dissappinted in your mom. She has no right to yell and cuss at you. As a mother, she is supposed to encourage you in whatever you do, even if that means quitting piano. Also, if quitting piano is what you want, you should do it.
Finally, I think that you and your mother should have a good heart to heart chat. One day, when she isn't all steamy and mad, bring her aside, and ask her if you two can talk somewhere privately. Thats what me and my mom do. When I am mad at her, and she is angry at me, we talk about it, cry about it, yell about it, hug about it, and then once all of our differences are done arguing with each other, we make up cause now we know why we we were so mad at each other and we now know how to make it better. Maybe thats what you guys have to do. I dont know, but its sounds as if you two are holding a lot tension.

Now, you dont have to do that, its just a suggestion. I am not too good at giving advice, but I hope this helps some.

LizzieS 07-09-2012 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emaafre (Post 313434)
Should I quit KidPub? Everyone else on here, even a few newbies, are better writers than I am. Whenever i think of a good idea, i make it look like crap. I always get CC on description. When i think about it, i say, "adding description shouldnt be too hard." But for some reason, it is! I dont even know if i should stay on kp anymore. Should i?

Don't quit. CC is a good thing - whoever's giving it isn't trying to insult you, they're trying to help you make your writing better. Take LST's advice, focus on description the most. Then post it and see what people think. :D And don't compare yourself to anyone else - everyone's writing style is different, so no one's "better" than anyone else. More experianced, more descriptive, more suspenseful, yes - better, no. Keep your head up! If you're willing to pay $13 to join this site, there's no reason whatsoever to quit.

MaryElizabeth 07-09-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheezemziez (Post 313696)
Ack. Okay. Here goes. *takes deep breath*

My mum yelled at me twice today because she told me that my tone of voice was, basically, the Chinese equivalent of 'insolent'. This has happened before, when I raised my voice, or was rude or disrespectful. But not this time. My voice was completely calm and level, I didn't use slang, I have never sworn at either of my parents, and I was respectful. But my mum tells me that I shouldn't talk to her in the tone of voice. When I ask her, she refuses to tell me what's wrong with it, and tells me to stop again. Being the nice, forgiving person that I am (not), I decided to let it go, and go upstairs (this was a few hours ago). When my dad gets home, I go down stairs for dinner. I ask my family if I have permission to quit piano. My dad and my brother say nothing. My mum launches into this rant about how I am a 'quitter', and that I shouldn't quit because I basically failed my latest exam (I sprained my arm quite badly and had it in a sling for a bit right up until the day of the exam, then I got 108 in the results), and that if I quit now then only the last result I got counts (I don't even know what this is for). I listen to this calmly, then politely ask if they are any other reasons why I shouldn't quit, such as if learning piano is actually good for me in real life (I didn't say this bit out loud). She gets all weird, and tells me to finish my dinner before we talked, and that I should change my tone of voice. I once again asked her what was wrong with it, and how I was supposed to change it, and she slams her chopsticks onto the table and swears. Loudly. She walks off, saying that I should stop talking about the piano thing. hen she returns, I tell her that I'm not going to eat, so could we discuss the tone of voice thing? She agrees, then walks off. I ask if she's going to come back, she says no, you wanted to talk, you come to me. I explain to her calmly and politely that she is the one with the problem with my tone of voice, and that I don't actually care that she finds it annoying etc., and that I only wanted to discuss it for er sake. She swears again, then storms off.

I feel like she's the stroppy child in the situation, seeing as she raised her voice at least 7 times, while I was calm and polite.

I don't know what I'm supposed to do, because she started swearing every time I talk now, even if it's not to her.
Help?

I'm finding it hard to believe that your tone wasn't rude. Your mother should've dealt with it in a different way, but she wouldn't get angry for no reason.

LizzieS 07-09-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 313739)
I'm finding it hard to believe that your tone wasn't rude. Your mother should've dealt with it in a different way, but she wouldn't get angry for no reason.

If it wasn't, she probably thought it was but her mom took it the wrong way.

cheezemziez 07-09-2012 04:41 PM

I didn't try to make it rude, and I don't think that it did, because if that was the case then my dad would have yelled at me too. There was one time when my tone was actually quite rude, and all hell broke loose. But this time, I think she either took it the wrong way, or is just extremely annoyed for some other reason that she won't say. I'll try talking to her, and find out.


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