Minutes of the meeting 21February 2019 Venue: Neos Sports Club, Pegeia

February 22, 2019

Greetings scribes, a mixture of input this week, stories, limerick and of course our ongoing 'Soap', which is creating a lot of interest.

 

Present: John Goodwin, Rich Palmer, Michael White, David Greensmith, Janet Ratcliffe

Maurice Holloway, Svetlana Garshina, Paul Trebiss, Beryl Lowe, Gill Ainsworth.

 

Readings:

Michael           Story                White elephant.

David               Limerick          Brexit Boogie.

Helen               The Crescent   Elevenses

Maurice          The Crescent   Watchu up ter.

Rich                 The Crescent   Hugh and Anita

John                 The Crescent   Screech PART 3.

 

Coffee break 11.00.am to 11.15.am

 

Discussion on the overuse of Adjectives and Adverbs  and Benefits of Strong Verbs and to showing rather than telling. Definitions on our Tutorials page

This week’s writing prompt is an exercise:

Introduce a character solely by his actions. Don’t tell a word about him.Introduce a character solely by his ambiguous actions.

Next week Ask three readers to tell you what they think of him – the more variation the better.

Or Introduce a location solely by describing it. Don’t tell us what it’s like – just describe it. Is it scary, barren, imposing? Evoke the mood with the description.

 

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Thanks to all who attended, next meeting 28\02\19 at Neos.

 

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