What’s not to like: writing for under 7s with Maggie Bolton – 20 March 2019

No better way of learning to write for young children than from someone who has achieved success in the field.  Maggie, a long time member of AWC, is a skilled and imaginative writer of books in that genre who also illustrates her books with such lovely pictures you wish you had a child for whom to buy them. Writing for children has changed over the past years.  No more talking trains,...

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From lost thumbs to Star Wars: myth and magic with Suzy Kelly – 6 March 2019

Well, it was another fascinating workshop at the club last night when our own Suzy captured and enthralled with her wealth of knowledge of writing myths and magic. Suzy’s power-point presentation was brimming with wonderful facts. ‘Realistic fiction can always do with a bit of magic and vice versa.’ Suzy gave us an overview of Legend, Folk Tale, Fairy Tale, Fable, Myth, and the importance of...

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From aliens to parrots: a Let’s Write Night – 6 March 2019

On Wednesday our joint presidents, Linda and Gill, hosted a sci-fi themed writing evening.  If, like me, the thought of writing anything sci-fi is daunting and alien, excuse the pun, then Wednesday’s workshop would have allayed your fears. With the prompts for setting the scene, creating characters and creating conflict the attending writers had free rein when, where and in what world they...

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