Happy New Year all! Thanks to all of you who have come along to the writing group so far – it’s been really enjoyable and useful for me so far and great to meet you all. I hope it’s as useful for you too. For any newbies who want to join us, please do! Here are the details of the next couple of groups – all welcome.

Wednesday 11 January at 7pm, at Lee Rosy’s tea rooms, Broad Street, Nottingham.

Your homework for this is to write a 500 word (max) description of your front room. THEN, write a 500 word (max) description of it so that the reader can tell what has just occurred in it. Does that make sense? Think of something that moight have happened and describe the effects that has had on the appearance of the room.

At the group we’ll read them out and compare – this can be scary if you’re not used to it but I promise we’ll be helpful and friendly about anything you want to share.

February’s meeting will be a workshop from local author Megan Taylor. (This is the workshop that was postponed from November’s meeting.) She’s going to help us all look at writing gripping openings, as well as the use of imagery. Bring along anything you’d like to share and use in the workshop.

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I really hope we see you all later this month!