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




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:

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
and see Margate-Lyrical on Facebook.


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.


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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