Well spring sprung here in Yokohama over the weekend and we had glorious warm, tee-shirt weather. Unfortunately this morning it was blowing a gale and back to jacket and gloves. I found the thought of spring and warmer weather very cheering though, for as long as it lasted.
This week on Writers Abroad we've been busy lot:
Anthology 2013 - Crilly has put out a sign up sheet for volunteers for this year's anthology. Please sign up to something if you haven't already done so. Also a vote is taking place on a title and theme for this year.
Monday Muse - Vesna has added this week's Monday muse with some sayings, a sensory exercise and picture prompts to start you off. Paola is already ahead of the game and has posted a poem. It was good to see poems posted last week for the muse, too, since this is a form of writing some of us (me) often overlook.
Blog - Mary has provided this week's blog on neurological linguistic programming with the premise that if you concentrate on someone successful you will be successful too. Obviously I've been concentrating on the wrong people all my life ...
Bragging Stool - the bragging stool is hot this week, with Jill and Paola shortlisted in the Hidden Gems competition and hopefully fighting it out for a kindle or a camera. Nicola had an excellent review for her book in the Bittersweet Blood series. Jill has had a double page spread (!) in MMM with one of her photos - I may have mis-worded that. Apologies, Jill. Well done! Laura one a short short story competition of only one hundred words with a funny piece and finally I had a story accepted by People's Friend.
Writing Challenges - The March challenge is still open with several suggestions such as Words with Jam First Page Competition and Southport International Poetry competition, but as ever if you would prefer some other piece of work critiqued post it up.
Members- nice to see Jayme posting work and joining in and Rilla will be starting her month's trial soon so please say 'hi' to her on the site.
Meeting - our next formal meeting will be Sunday 24th March with Chris N in the chair. More details to follow.
Finally a quote taken from this month's Writers News from Hollywood agent H N Swansen (1899-1991). He represented F Scott Fitzgerald, that made me laugh. He said, "when I am asked what kind of writing is the most lucrative, I have to say ransom notes."
Happy writing everybody.