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Blog: Vanessa has penned an informative post about using emotion more in our writing. Something many of us struggle with I should imagine! 

Monday Muses: Maggie has challenged us to write about childhood and fantasy providing some great photo's and a prompt. The world is such a magical place when your a child, it's rich picking for a story, if only I could remember that far back!

Feedback - both Angela and Alyson have posted pieces for the March Challenge and Jill, Lesley and Sue have pieces in the Works in Progress forum. If you have a minute please take a look.

The Bragging Stool is unusually vacant this past week, where are those Ad Hoccers or have I missed something. 

In the Notice Board you'll find a link for your secondary contact details if you haven't already provided it. And Angela is looking for advice about a creative writing CV.

And finally, in the Meeting Room you'll find the agenda for the meeting this coming Sunday at 4pm. And remember the clocks go forward for British Summertime!

This Week 12 March 2018 posted by Debbie Hubbard
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Blog – Maggie Shelton

Inside Lingo

Maggie hits the nail on the head when she offers us her insight on how difficult it is when we write to describe processes, even ones we think we know all about, using the precise vocab that only an insider possesses. As a driving instructor, she has all the right expressions for traffic situations. I know I have often floundered when trying to write about even some very everyday happenings without having quite the right idiom.

Monday Muse

Chris Nedahl challenges us to write about Mothering Sunday or International Women’s Day and then dares us to write a spy story. She rounds out her prompt with three photos to light up our imagination.

March Challenges brought forward from Jo and Nigel:

Horror Flash Fiction THEME: Horror story of a lone survivor on a deserted island. Deadline 31st March

National Flash Fiction Day: Deadline 17 March


Stories of the Nature of Cities Urban Flash Fiction. Deadline 15 April

The Molotov Cocktail - Killer Flash. Deadline 20th April,970



And adding: themed call is BLACK. Closing date is 30.04.2018

Bragging Stool

Once again, the Adhoccers, Sue, Chris, Laura, Angela, and Crilly await your votes.


Vanessa is reissuing her novel The House of Zaronza in April with a brilliant new cover and some editorial changes inside. Wishing her good luck with its revival.

Also mentioned here was a slight mix-up on the planning front which has been sorted.

Jim is postponing his membership for a while for personal reasons.

Also, to be found here is the list of SECONDARY CONTACT DETAILS. Not everyone has posted yet. The link to the google doc will stay at the top of the Notice Board for easy access.








This Week 5 March 2018
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Formal Meeting 25 February: There were two key items at the meeting. The first was the decision to replace the magazine with a newsletter.  Lesley offered to set up and monitor a thread for content ideas, including pros and cons.  She also volunteered to take over the planner and has posted the June-September listings for comment.  Yo Lesley!

Ad Hoc: Angela, Chris, Sue and Laura have put pieces into this site.

Writing Room Forum: Jo reported that this has been deleted from the site and she will be contacting Spruz to try and recover it.

March Writing Challenges:  A variety on offer:,970

Blog: Sue described to us, complete with photos, her fascinating collection of books – some vintage – on the rules, the how to’s, the do’s and don’t’s of writing.  Problem is, she never looks at them.  Should she have a spring-clean?  Plus, should we be like Picasso, who learned the rules, tore them up and became very successful.

Secondary Contact Details: Following a suggestion from Sue, Jo has set up a file on site accessible to members to enter their details.


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