Just a quick note to remind everyone that tonight's informal read-back meeting is at the Organ Grinder pub on Portland St, just off the Beaumond Cross / Robin Hood Hotel traffic light junction. We will have a run through anything written to the last prompt ("a series of cascades to rival the falls") or anything…
The winning entries of our Flash Fiction competition (announced a few weeks ago at our AGM).
We're delighted to welcome Alex Davis back to Fosseway Writers this Thursday (4th October). Alex's sessions are always entertaining and informative and this time around we've arranged for him to attend in early October so that you can be inspired to write something dark and scary in time for Halloween.
We had another couple of new faces at our regular mid-month get-together and hope to see Edward and Ray again soon. Ray is a member of the Sleaford Hub Writers and mentioned their regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month as well as some anthologies they have had published. We had a good…
Come along to our informal read-out session for new pieces of writing, works in progress and general literary chat and banter. And discussion about a new Fosseway book for 2019!
Invest in henchmen, buy some heavy duty weaponry and get a fluffy white cat to stroke inside a secret base. Hang on. That's the 'Survive Brexit' folder. Ahh, here's the AGM news... After hearing the results of the Flash Fiction competition (more on that later), we worked through the agenda and listened to the Treasurer's…
Awesome Gila Monster! Artistic Gene Manipulation! Alarmingly Green Mutants! AGM!!! Come along and hear some news and find out the winners of the Flash Fiction competition.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest competition which requires entrants to go a little 'old school' and write a letter to someone who influenced you in some way.
We had a really good session the other night with some of our regulars being joined by a few new faces. Janey and Clair were two of the winners of our Local History Writing Competition while Becci was present to receive her prize (a copy of 'Gobstoppers, Shrimps and Sour Monkeys') for winning our Newark…
Some great tips on what rules to focus on (and the ones you shouldn’t worry about) when writing.
I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now. The main reason is that I keep coming across several writing rules that make little sense to me. Then, I came across a gem of a post by Constance Hale, “When Shakespeare Committed Word Crimes” on TED.
Constance confirmed what I long suspected: when there is tension in a language between what comes naturally and the rules, it’s because someone has tried to shoehorn the language into their idea of conformity.
Does this mean there are no rules? Not at all. It just means that the ones we are taught in workshops and classrooms are not necessarily the ones that matter to actual readers – as opposed to teachers, agents and editors. So, here are my golden rules; the ones no fiction writer should ever break, in my view:
Rule #1: Don’t let your writing get in the way of your story.
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