For 40 years, the Broadstairs Writers' Circle has welcomed writers of all ages and levels of experience from those just starting on their first literary work to many-times-published authors. We all share a common love for writing. Members are encouraged to explore their skills to the fullest and achieve what they aspire to in the world of literature be it fiction or poetry.
The image is of Louis Brothnias (a member).
Monday, 25 November 2013
The next meeting of the BWC is:
Monday, 2nd December 2013
7.15 pm to 9.15 pm
The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs
All writers welcome
A great meeting last time! Thanks to everyone who came despite the dark, cold night! And 'Hello' again to our new members.
A screenwriter comes home to a burned-down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks. “Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in a second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is--” “Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” the man says. “My agent called?”
How many science fiction writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two, but it's actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one's shoulders so that they were able to reach it. Then a major time paradox occurred and the entire room, light bulb, changer and all was blown out of existence.
They co-existed in a parallel universe, though.
'You know how it is in the kid's book world;
it's just bunny eat bunny.'
'The reason 99% of all stories written are bought by editors is very simple.
Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the
At www.writersandartists.co.uk, there's information about NaNoWriMo.
Good luck to our BWC members
who are taking part in the NaNoWriMo.
Those members who have done the
'two-liner cliff hanger' - please bring it along
to this 18th November meeting.
We're really looking forward to hearing them!
The article about the BWC will appear on Thursday
in: the Canterbury Times, the Herne Bay Times,
the Faversham Times and the Whitstable Times.
And on Friday in: the Thanet Gazette.
Fame at last ... our
Andy Warhol 15 minutes!!!
Convinced her book would be a best seller - about an amnesiac vegetarian vampire detective marooned on an island of hallucinating goldfish and eating his way through the suspects - she downloaded it to a disc and wore it as jewellery. 'If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.' Toni Morrison
'Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia' E L Doctorow
'Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.' Anton Chekhov
'This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard.' Neil Gaiman