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.
Eurobodalla Writers Group’s first daytime meeting of the year trialed a new format, especially reducing the amount of time spent on admin. After reading our stories on the day’s theme and comments given, we even managed (with optional participation) a new aspect – what inspired your writing.
What’s ahead for the day-time Group (1st & 3rd Wed)? A big year of writing is planned including a group project, along with workshops, excursions. New members are always welcome.
You’d like to come along but can’t write, or you’re not sure if you can write but you’ve always wanted to do so? Don’t worry no writing experience necessary. The year’s topics are given in advance. Short stories – all genre. Differing styles – some humorous, others sombre, some mainly dialogue, fact or fiction, 100 words or up to 1000 it’s your choice; or you might be drawn to poetry – topics are given for those also.
The night-time Group (3rd Tuesday) will recommence in February. This Group is mainly for people who are writing or wish to write a book and constructive comment (critique) is a major part of this group. Encouragement, motivation, ideas, and much more has been the hallmark of the productive group since 2013. Proficiency varies from learning to write a novel (fact or fiction), collating notes and putting them into a readable format to multi-published authors. All different genre. Interested? New people are welcome.
Please contact us for further detail on either group.
Last night the 3rd introductory evening meeting of the Eurobodalla Writers saw 6 writers present their short stories. The first story was one we could all identify with – doctors orders to lose weight and the returning energy and good feelings leading to an over-adventurous activity and an accident. Oh Dear. That was followed by a lovely story about a naughty little dog dressing in the owners best pink dress and the disastrous results. This was followed by a wonderful poem about a ghostly Friar – we shivered. A tribute to mothers and the meaning of Mothers Day has all of us nodding in agreement. Finally, a story about getting away with murder.
It was a very enjoyable evening with feedback on the stories, discussions about the topics and general good cheer.
The next meeting of the evening group is on 4 June 2013 at 6.30pm at the Dr MacKay Centre, Page Street, Moruya. Anyone interested in writing, learning to write or just listening to some good yarns is welcome. Cost is $6.00 and the annual fees for the Fellowship of Australian Writers ($40.00).