Saturday, 1 February 2014

The next meeting of the BWC is:

Monday, 3rd February 2014

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs

All writers welcome

Mss readings

A good meeting last time - 
many thanks to all who came.

Contact Details:

Trisha Scott - 01843 602853




Writer's Digest

Different categories, including: 
Annual writing competition
Self-published book awards
'Your Story Competition'
Monthly, they give a short, open-ended sentence.
Write a short story up to 750 words 
based on the sentence.  
Winner's entry is published in 
an issue of Writer's Digest.

The Writers & Artists
Short Story Competition
Up to 2,000 words on the theme 'The Visit'
Deadline: 15th February 2014
Prizes: £500, and a place on an Arvon writing course 

Don't Forget:

Next meeting on 
Monday, 17th February 

The prize-winning Canterbury Poet, 
Derek Sellen
is 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 for reading out.
Non-members welcome.


If you ever worry about mss rejections:
Mr Gilbert Young's 'World Government Crusade' was rejected 105 times.  Eventually, he wrote to the Soviet Ambassador requesting a Russian publisher might look at it.  His offer wasn't taken up.  A further 99 British publishers rejected his work.  He kept his total of 205 rejection slips as souvenirs.
His book included outlines for a 'World Government and Old Age Pensioners' Party' in which he suggested Buckingham Palace should be converted to an old people's home.

A thought: 
If you don't know what the word 'dictionary' means - 
what book do you use to look it up?

'I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.'  Groucho Marx


'I try to create sympathy for my characters, 
then turn the monsters loose.'  Stephen King

'It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.'  Ernest Hemingway

'It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.'  C. J. Cherryh


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