Sunday, 19 January 2020
Things have been rather hectic so now I hope to be able to catch up with the Scribblers items that need addressing.
First things first though. You will be pleased to hear that our Honorary President and highly rated author, Ruth Dugdall, will be with us on Tuesday 19th May which will be an evening to remember I am sure. Ruth is an excellent advocate of the written word and a really interesting speaker. More about her visit nearer the time.
Meanwhile we have our next meeting to contend with. It is another of our Flash Fiction evenings when all you need to do is come along with pen, pencil and paper or other writing equipment. Cathy will ensure the prompts for the evening will be drawn at the start of the meeting and all you (or should that be 'we'?) need to do is compile a short story in the allotted time and then, hopefully, share your work with the group. There is one thing to remember about flash fiction evenings, they are fun! It is surprising what mini masterpieces are produced in around twenty minutes!
The meeting is on Tuesday 21st January with a 7.30 start time. The outer door will be locked at 7.30pm for security purposes but if you are late then please ring the bell on the wall and someone will come down and let you in!
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Minutes of Scribblers meeting held on 07 January 2020
Writeathon – has been completed and circulated. The consensus of opinion was that with so many writers involved, it made it hard to create a totally cohesive story. However, we did agree that it had been fun and challenging – maybe learn from this and do things slightly differently next time.
The theme was ‘Danger: keep out’ – some excellent stories, and almost everyone had remembered to note the word count for their piece.
Suzy – Danger: keep out – 669
Jane H – Danger: stay in – 693
Steven – Danger: keep out
Carole – The last hurrah – 749
Dave – Dangerous assignment – 741
Liliane – A sense of something evil
Martyn – Hotel – 730
David – Uranium half light – 542
Barry – Danger: keep out – 650
Justin – Dinosaur – 748
Beryl – Going home – 748
Arlette – Danger: keep out
Jim – Someone she used to know
Tony – an excerpt from his book – 734
21 January. No homework, as at this meeting we will be enjoying a flash fiction session, using word prompts. Don’t forget to bring writing implements!!
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
What a tremendous turnout tonight. Twenty Scribblers made tonight's attendance the biggest for probably years!
With a prospective new member and two returning Scribblers, it was a real boost to the start of our New Year. Most people had written on the subject of "Danger. Keep Out." and what a superb mix of stories there were. Brilliant!
Thoughts went out to our many Australian friends and relations...and for two special friends, Belinda in the Brisbane area and Chris up in Cairns. With fires blazing in virtually every area, we pray that they remain safe.
Good to hear that Derek's Sue is on the mend. Positive news!
Had New Year wishes from Ruth together with an apology about her new reading group taking place on a Tuesday evening.
There were some comments about the Writeathon and ideas for future writing challenges.
A question via Felixstowe Radio - when will The Lost Sock be shown again? Don't forget to tune in to Tony's on Thursday evenings from 6.15 when stories, and serialised work by local authors will be broadcast.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st January when we will hold another flash fiction session - prompts will be drawn out at the start of proceedings.