7 Feb* Open topic
21 Feb** Footsteps or This was the tropics
7 Mar* On the spot writing: bring a photo for someone else to write about.
21 Mar AGM
Taste or Waiting
4 Apr* Confessions or The Monster
Whichever topic you choose, write from a child’s point of view
18 Apr Workshop
2 May* With Sword and Shield or Don’t Stop
16 May** Fourth Floor or The Big Divide
6 Jun Visit to member’s home
20 Jun* Take cover! or The elephant in the room
Whichever topic you choose, do not use any adverbs.
4 Jul** Sporting Life Blues or December came like a blow to the back of the head
18 Jul* Poem: Solitude or prose: Locked In
1 Aug Workshop
15 Aug* The Nest or Highway
5 Sep** Complaints Department or Dead End
Whichever topic you choose, write the entire piece in dialogue.
19 Sep Visit to member’s home
3 Oct* Dad took me hunting or There were three of them on the bridge
17 Oct** The Squatter or If Only
7 Nov* The trees gushed blood or How perfect!
21 Nov** The Bookshop or Vincent slowly removed the cover
Whichever topic you choose, describe an everyday scene that has a disturbing element.
5 Dec Xmas Party
Present something that you have developed from a piece or pieces written earlier in the year
* includes 10-15 minute admin meeting
** ‘short burst’ writing
Drabble/poetry topics, undated this year: choose anything you like from this list –
(Drabble: exactly 100 words, in prose or poetry. For half the topics there is an emotion that must be incorporated)
Nobody told me
Happy New Year and welcome to the 2018 Program for the Eurobodalla Writers Daytime group.
7th February free topic, or bring along your favourite prose (max words 1000) or poem to read
The remaining 2018 program, which includes set topics, workshops, excursions, and ‘on-the-spot’ writing has been updated. For more information please go to: https://eurobodallawriters.org/2018/03/22/eurofaw-program-mar-dec-2018-2/
Are you interested in joining the day or evening group? Please contact via https://eurobodallawriters.org/contact-us/
Venue, times and other information https://eurobodallawriters.org/
July 19: Drabble: The puzzle/tragic
Topic: Blue Silk Pyjamas Or An adventure set in a suburban street (A character has a distinctive mannerism)
Aug 2: Drabble: The door/imaginary
Topic: Afternoons and Coffeespoons
Or An ordinary everyday scene that has one disturbing element
Aug 16: Drabble: Fox/wide
Topic: Leunig cartoon as stimulus
Or Catch a train that takes you into a strange land (A character experiences pain)
Sept 6: Drabble: Flies/thoughtful
Topic: Shame on the dance floor Or I am the sum of my scars (A full moon features)
Sept 20: On-the-spot writing: response to a random line from a book
Oct 4: Drabble: Advice/wrecked
Topic: A Letter: We could have had it all Or Lily was here (Someone cries tears)
Oct 16: Drabble: Moon/frozen
Topic: I danced the tango with a murderer Or How Dare You! (A photograph is significant)
Nov 1: Drabble: The Bridge/obsessive
Topic: Ride the River Or After Midnight (A secret is exposed)
Nov 15: Excursion to member’s home
Dec 6: Xmas Party
The Eurobodalla Writers’ website has been updated.
Chris Andrew’s recent workshop on story structure was a success with lots of ideas discussed, explanations on how to focus on what is important in an emerging story, difference between theme and plot and 30sec opportunity to promote your book – what you say could result in rejection of your manuscript or no book sales or be the winning phrase resulting in success. The day-time group who are planning on writing a collaborative story were enthusiastic in using the opportunity to further develop the storyline and how different writer voices might come together in the one novella.
Eurobodalla Writers has some vacancies in both the day and night-time writing groups. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in writing but haven’t done anything since school; you dabble with a bit of poetry; ready to start your 1st or 5th novel; or if you would just like to be part of a group of creative women and men who enjoy a good word or two. No experience necessary, come along to a meeting and have some fun.