Friday, 17 January 2014

The next meeting of the BWC is:


Monday, 20th January 2014

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs



All writers welcome

  
Mss readings




Many thanks to all those at the last meeting - 
interesting and intelligent comments 
on some excellent mss.




 
Contact Details:


Trisha Scott - 01843 602853

or 




 

News

Advance Notice of Guest Speaker
A poetry treat at the 
Monday, 17th February meeting!!

The prize-winning Canterbury Poet, Derek Sellen, will be giving a talk on poetry 
and reading some of his work
on the theme 'Sea and Land'.
Questions welcome - and please bring your own poetry work for reading out.



Don't forget the Short Story Competition:
https://www.writersandartists.co.uk/
competitions

Adult short story up to 2,000 words on the 
theme of 'the visit'. 
Closing date is midnight, Saturday 15th February 2014.
Prizes: £500; a place on an Arvon residential writing course
of your choice; and publication on their website.



Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word Night
Thursday, 28th January from 8pm
Free entry - the Lifeboat Bar, Margate
For more Information or for booking your slot - 
contact Jamie Thomson on jamiesinbox@gmail.com
and see Margate-Lyrical on Facebook.


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Remember: 
Exaggeration is a billion times worse 
than understatement.
Don't never use a double negative.
 Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
Take the bull by the hand and avoid 
mixing metaphors.


A frantic screenwriter stomps around his psychiatrist's office, running trembling hands through his hair and sobbing.
'Doc, my memory's gone!  I can't remember my wife's name, where I live, my kids' names. Can't remember what car I drive.  Can't remember what script I'm working on.  It was all I could do to find my way here, to you!'
'Calm down,' replies the Doc.  'How long have you been like this?'
'Like what?'


Lost in a wood, a writer came across three characters from whom he could ask directions: a publisher who prints everything you can write for him, Red Riding Hood and an agent.
Which did he chose?  The agent, of course.  The other two were  fantasy.



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It's said that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, liked the odd practical joke.  And he apparently sent a telegram to twelve friends of standing and power, saying: 'Flee at once, the secret is discovered'.  Within 24 hours, all twelve left the country.



'The difference between fiction and reality?  
Fiction has to make sense.'
Tom Clancy



Lewis Carroll - 'Alice in Wonderland':
'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely, 
'and go on till you come to the end; 
then stop.'


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