Venue: Neo’s Sports Club, Peyia
John Goodwin Jennie Rook Jordi Guri David Greensmith
Helen Ratcliffe Maurice Holloway June Megennis Caroline Harman Smith
A lively meeting with a good turnout of members with some dark readings.
Readings based on last week’s homework theme: 2nd person narrative:
Caroline ‘Biting the hand that feeds’ - captured the idea of cat ownership perfectly.
June ‘The Trial’ - a story with a crime fiction theme which has potential for developing into a gripping, suspense crime story.
David ‘Take a deep breath’ – a very dark crime fiction story.
This led to a discussion on writing in the 2nd person and how to use it in novels, by switching between points of view so it doesn’t confuse the reader. It appears, through the results of the homework, that 2nd person narrative works well in crime writing.
Readings based on last week’s homework theme: 2nd person narrative (cont.):
Helen ‘Maybe’ – mainly in past tense 2nd person narrative, which also works well.
Maurice ‘Fulfill your dream’ – One character instructing another, with a threatening, dark theme.
John ‘Vengeance’ – panic and fear from being buried alive, with plenty of emotion.
Jordi ‘The Place – Act 2 – a piece from his new work around the theories that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare.
Coffee break: 11:00 – 11:30
List as many words ending ‘-or’. According to The Free Dictionary there are 4044. Most managed around 10. Here is a link to a list: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/words-that-end-in-or
Any other matters:
Maurice Announced that he has finished his latest book ‘Didn’t mean to make you cry’ and is ready for printing.
John read a chapter from his sequel to Norm and Dig’s Epic Adventure, ‘Norm and Digs, going south.’ John received constructive feedback which led to a discussion on how to write a sequel and whether to add detail of the prequel within the text or put it in a preface. There was also a discussion on which was the most relevant age group for the sequel.
Homework: In any genre, write a story with as many words ending in ‘-or’ as you can, or write a poem with line endings ‘-or.’ Use the link above should you need any more help with words ending ‘-or.’
Next meeting will be on: Thursday 30th May at Neo’s Sports Club.
Thanks to all who attended and happy writing.