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A posse of Wirral Writers headed over to the Unity Theatre in
Liverpool this afternoon to watch the one act plays in the Script-in-Hand
segment of the Write Now Festival, and in particular to see, Premier Programme, written by Wirral
Writers’ E J Fisher.
Liz Fisher, writer of Premier Programme, at the Unity Theatre.
None of us knew quite what to expect, but we were each,
blown away by an afternoon of sparkling theatre.
Premier Programme tells the
story of a dedicated Liverpool Fan who, against his wife’s wishes and better
judgement, completes his collection of Liverpool FC programmes by buying, on
ebay, for a lot of money, the missing copy from the 1914 FA cup final against
Burnley. It is all bound to end in tears, and so it does, but for more people
than we imagined.
It was an excellent play, full of wit and pathos, and it
brought out a great performance by the young cast.
Other plays in the afternoon were Moths Wing Soup, by
Patrick McGuire, The Route of Evanescence, by Neil A Edwards, and From Heir to
Eternity, by Jane Barrow. Each had its own unique style and played on every emotion, making for a
thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
A note about the Unity Theatre. This was my first visit and
I was most impressed. It is a nice venue, modern and bright, and I came away
armed with a What’s On guide for forthcoming performances.
Look out for the Write Now Festival next year, and I am
certain we’ll be seeing a lot more from Wirral Writers’ very own, E J Fisher.
We've been talking a lot about cover blurbs at recent meetings. It's a topical subject for us as we move into the last stage of finalising the layout for Tick Tock, our anthology. Last week I shared an online course on writing a blurb. Here's an article that offers a different approach, by deconstructing the blurbs from two big selling novels and analysing the elements that go into creating a compelling and enticing blurb. http://www.betternovelproject.com/blog/back-cover-copy/ I've also shared the link to the website where I found the article. Some of you may also find this to be a useful resource. http://sumome.com/ Happy writing! Mjke
You may not have heard of NaNoWriMo - It's a website that attempts to help writers get their novel done and in the bag. It's quite good as it provides the motivation to keep the word count rising towards your completed targets.
They set off each November (i.e. next month!!) and the object is to reach your goal by the end of the month and feel good about yourself all through December. I found it very helpful and fun when I did it a couple of years ago
There is a Liverpool support site and they don't seem to mind us Wirral folk. Worth a look (you might have to set up an account to access this site). I'll be participating this year in an attempt to finish the novel I'm currently writing. You've heard a couple of chapters at the WW meetings. It's a multi-threaded story and I'm hoping to finish a couple of strands that should complete it.
Thought I would let the local writing community know of my latest good news.
Asterisk Anthology: Volume 1 has just come out. Published by Nosetouch Press; a Chicago based publishing house, this is a horror anthology with four themes.
Nosetouch ran a series of four competitions with a 'heading' for each section - Halloween, Ghosts, Nautical Terrors and Cosmic Horrors. I was runner up in two, so have two stories published ! Most gratifying.
You can read 'Apples to Ashes' and 'Tombs in Space' online at:-
Nosetouch Press is run by editors David T. Neal and Christine M. Scott, both successful authors in their own right. I have to also comment, out of all the submissions I have made to various publishers; online or other,(and there have been many) Neal and S…