P.W.G minutes of the meeting 08/02/18 Venue Neos Sports Club, Pegeia.
John Goodwin Rich Palmer Caroline Harman Smith
Beryl Lowe Jennie Rook Maurice Holloway Nikki Burrows
Sharon Whitehouse and new member Gill Ainsworth.
Greetings scribes, nice to see some familiar faces at the meeting and a better attendance including one new member.
John invited Gill to introduced herself to the group.
She is into poetry and short stories some of which have been published.
She prefers to write Horror and Science Fiction and likes Stephen King.
Also Gill has edited a magazine in the USA.
Beryl story Beryl's writing anniversary
Caroline story Death on Proxima
Nikki story Excerpt from 'Zeus Factor'
Rich story Tobie the roadie
Coffee break 11.0.am to 11.15.am
Maurice story Titus
Maurice story Titus two
John story Jeffrey and the Chief
Gill story The Bonsai tree
A discussion on 'What creates a good opening' followed.
Short, punchy first sentence
Attention-grabbing first 5 lines
Compelling first paragraph
Connection with characters and place
For non-fiction: Astonishing facts – described simply
This week’s writing prompt: Write the opening of a story or article around 500 to 1000 words Incorporating as many of the bullet points above as possible.
Thanks to all who attended, next meeting Thursday 15th, February at Neos.