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P.W.G Minutes of the Meeting on 7 May 2020


Venue: Zoom


Present:

John Goodwin Bob Barker Jennie Rook Nikki Burrows David Greensmith

Richard Powell

Apologies from Caroline Harman-Smith and Dee Leigh.

Greetings Scribes,

As always, we hope that you and your closest are healthy and safe.

This week’s first May, online meeting was held solely on Zoom. We are on day 4 of the Cyprus lockdown easing. We had plenty of readings from last week’s homework.

Readings:

John: Based on last week’s homework: The Day Time Stood Still – an adapted piece to meet the change of style theme of the homework.

Rick: Based on last week’s homework: Flies – a laconic piece of writing from Rick. Great use of descriptive verbs.

Nikki: Based on last week’s homework: The Queen’s Speech – A story that Nikki had written in 2013 and is somewhat prophetic to where we are in 2020, very creepy and sinister.

Jennie: Lockdown A-Z – a poem using the alphabet for the start of each line. Bob found an error in ‘I’ which has been corrected. Good spot, Bob.

Bob: Based on last week’s homework: The Stalking – a story based on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Rick: Chapter 4 – Roman Roads – the continuation of Rick’s travelogue/guide.

Nikki announced that she will have her first draft of The Zeus Factor completed in the next 3 weeks. Great effort by Nikki during Lockdown. Much praise and support was given by the group.

Readings:

John: Prologue to The Magnetic Pole – John started to read his prologue but got disconnected so he will send it to Jennie to distribute for group feedback during this week.

For those interested and want to know more about Zoom, please go here for details: https://zoom.us/meetings

For those interested in joining our PWG Online Skype group, please email us your skype name to add you to the group.


Coffee break: Throughout the meeting

Homework:

Alliteration: Write a story, poem or limericks using alliteration wherever possible. Don’t overdo it, just write a piece with good rhythm.

For those attending the call, please send your piece to Jennie to upload to the PWG Zoom Group, or any other you would like feedback on.

Next meeting will be on: Thursday 14 May on Zoom.

Thanks to all who attended. Stay healthy, safe and happy writing.

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