I arrived back in Japan late last night and although I've had a good night's sleep apologies for anything I've missed here. It is about 36 degrees and high humidity too so all round the brain is a little addled.
Firstly Vesna has posted the blog about writing style and how it varies in time and space depending on current fashion in society. Personally I could do with a few more adjectives coming back into fashion - it would save me going through and cutting them from my first drafts...
Laura is yet to put up any muses - hopefully today!
Crilly has posted the minutes from Sunday's formal chat. Updates on the anthology and next magazine are there. And suggestions for August writing challenges are on there too, but presumably any more suggestions are welcome. I had an email from the city, town and village writing people saying they were going to announce a new competition soon entitled "Off the Beaten Track" so you might want to start thinking about that.
Jill and I are both on the bragging stool. Jill has made the semi finals of the I Must Be Off travel writing competition and I've made the long list of this quarter's Flash 500.
The next informal chat will be Sunday 9th August for those who can make it.
I'm off to unpack the suitcases, try and wake the husband, and revive the depressed flower pots on the balcony. Then editing the anthology stories.
If I've missed anything, I apologise. I'll try and catch up with things on the site, but if anyone wants me to look at a story - email me!
Have a good writing week, or good holiday if it is that time of year for you!