Thursday, 5 January 2012

Writers' Group

Yesterday was the first meeting this year for our Writers' Group. We seem to be going from strength to strength, as we now have twelve members and almost all of them contribute each month.

We meet in The Golden Lion in our little town. There was a bright log fire blazing, the wall lights were on (we meet at 10am) and there was a cosy atmosphere. It costs us nothing to meet there except the cup of tea or coffee we all buy - and this is very welcome half way through the proceedings.

This month's topic was Open Manuscript and we had such interesting things - short stories, poems, humorous articles and parts of novels, and there was good discussion on each piece. I think this is due to our having a good strong chairwoman who really keeps things moving. It is so easy when listening to a piece of writing to go off at a tangent and say, "Oh I remember when such and such happened to me!"

Next month's topic is "A Ghost Story", which I find a bit daunting. But it is always good to have the imagination stretched and last night, thinking about it after I had gone to bed, I remembered how my mother always kept a piece of crochet that her mother had been doing when she died at the relatively early age of 58 and I thought of the bare bones of a story I could write around that. So watch this space - I might try it out in blogland first.

12 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I've been to Eryl's just now. What a compliment, Pat and well deserved. Your writing does you proud.

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes - tell us the story, Weaver! 'tea and coffee' in the Golden Lion? Doesn't sound like real writing to me. Try beer wine and spirits - you would be amazed at how your writing will deteriorate and become proper Fleet Street.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, a ghost story!
MR James is my favorite but yours is eagerly awaited.

MorningAJ said...

I look forward to reading your ghost story. It's always best if tales have a touch of reality in them!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I would love to be there for the "Ghost Story"
My favorite topic to read about!!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh, I wish I could attend!
It sounds so lovely and cozy!

A *do* adore a goodly ghost tale.........

Can't wait to see yours!

:)

Gerry Snape said...

how good is that! well I hope that we will get to read it soon as poss!!

Heather said...

I love hearing about your Writers' meetings and always feel as if I have been there myself, and I do like the sound of your meeting place.
Your idea for a ghost story is perfect - I'm sure you will make something wonderful from it.
I have noticed that your dramatic header photo changes according to the light here. This afternoon in fading light it looks very moody and almost menacing, but on a bright morning it looks majestic and beautiful.

Penny said...

Sounds like an interesting group.
The ghost story sounds like fun.

Dartford Warbler said...

I hope you will try your ghost story out on here. It sounds like the germ of a good one!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for the comments - story on my blog next.

H said...

I'm doing this backwards and read the story first. I loved it. Just spooky enough to tingle but written with a light touch.

And belonging to a writer's group? Awesome!!

Having not read this post first, I spent two thirds of your story imagining yourself and The farmer exploring Lincoln. LOL