Friday, 3 January 2014

The next meeting of the BWC is:

Monday, 6th January 2014

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs

All writers welcome

Mss readings

We wish all our members and readers 
a very healthy, successful 
and prosperous 2014!

Contact Details:

Trisha Scott - 01843 602853




There's a new book about 
writing out that should be pretty good: 

Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches (Approaches to Writing)

by Dr Jeremy Scott

He's a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Kent
'This book shows writers how stylistic techniques can help enhance their fiction.'
It's available on Amazon

An interesting web-site:


Remember - double negatives are a no, no;
and - avoid  clich├ęs  like the plague.

How many cover blurb writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A vast and teeming horde stretching from sea to shining sea!!!

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.  She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.  “Oh my,” said the writer. “Let me see heaven now.” A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.  “Wait a minute,” said the writer. “This is just as bad as hell!”  “Oh no, it’s not,” replied an unseen voice.  Here, your work gets published.”


'You can't wait for inspiration,
you have to go after it with a club.'
Jack London

'Get it down.  Take Chances.  It may be bad, 
but its the only way you can do anything really good.'
William Faulkner

'Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined
to write 'very'; your editor will delete it
and the writing will be just as it should be.'
Mark Twain

'The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, 
and then once they are up there, 
throw rocks at them.'
Vladimir Nabokov

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