Jo has had to go to the UK and so I am filling the This Week slot for her. As ever, there’s a lot going on.
No shortage of Bragging Stool occupants this week. Alyson is continuing her success with Peoples Friend, who have accepted yet another of her stories. For the 14th week, Sue has a 150 word short story in Ad Hoc and has become a permanent fixture there. A collection of them is definitely on the cards. And after reading 72 manuscripts for a writing competition, Sue’s first choice of a poetry collection was also the judges’ first choice. Well done both. I hope I haven’t left anyone out.
Crilly has supplied a great selection of prompts for this week’s Monday Muse, including several photos. And I just laughed out loud at the one of the man in the tin bath. Plenty of food for thought there! Beike has already posted a very evocative poem.
As she prepares to leave Japan after five years, Alyson has written a poignant Blog Post about what she will miss and asks us what we would remember from our own sojourns in foreign lands if we had to leave. I’m sure we’ll be seeing some Japanese-inspired fiction from Alyson in the future.
The May Challenge is up with a wide variety of competitions, big and small. So have a go at a new competition this time, perhaps.
There are also plenty of Works in Progress or chapters in the Chapter Group being posted at the moment, notably from Hamish and Paulette, among others.
A reminder that Jo recently updated the Planner, so please make sure you know what tasks you are down for over the next three months. If you can’t do one, please shout or swap with someone else.
There’s an informal chat next Sunday 8th May at 11.00 am on Skype. Jo has been asking members’ opinions about staggering the times of the chats and will no doubt come back on that soon.
Please remind me of anything I’ve forgotten and have a happy and productive writing week.