Sunday, 18 March 2012
Its Good To Push Yourself - Isn't It?
The members of the group vary in age, ability and what they write. We are poets, novelists, short story writers and genres vary from science fiction to WW2, including paranormal, crime and general fiction.
I'm currently chairing the meetings, its an experience I mostly enjoy, although it means I have to be very organised, its not just a case of turning up with my pen. There are email reminders to be sent out early each week about the theme for the week, and anything else the writers need to know. I didn't mention the weekly challenge did I?
More like Chairs choice, I've been setting a different exercise each week, a 200 word challenge. Last week, we wrote about an ordinary object we owned, we described it and then had to start the beginnings of a story The results were amazing and the group commented that they had enjoyed doing it.
This week, because our meeting fell on St Patrick's day, I set them the challenge of producing something that involved the Irish, or Ireland. There was mumbling, and moaning about how difficult it had been to come up with something. Yet they all did, and in fact the pieces of writing produced were each varied and interesting, and several will make excellent longer pieces.
Its good to push yourself - isn't it?