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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
The Wirral Writers’ anthology is nearing completion. Now is the time to set aside our famous British reserve and modesty, and get writing some bios. Here’s some tips. Always write in the third person. It is the expected form and it is easier to say nice things about another person than to say them about ourselves. Start by introducing yourself and your writing. Joe Bloggs has had a passion for writing short fiction since leaving school. Mention your biggest achievements first. If you feel you have none you are probably wrong. All writing activity is an achievement in itself. Jo has entered several writing contests and regularly submits work to her favourite magazines. Mix up the third person use for variety, sometimes using your name, sometimes he or she. If you have any relevant qualifications, mention them. An MA in English literature might be more relevant than a swimming certificate, unless of course your story is all about a long distance swimmer. Include some geography and non-writin…
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I have just signed up for it, only took 2 minutes. The idea is that authors get 1 month - November - to come up with a 50,000 word novel! I know, it's a lot when you're doing other things like, bringing up a family, doing a job, or enjoying retirement!
But I thought some might find it a useful tool if nothing else. I personally could do with having a kick in the pants as far as writing goes - don't get me wrong, I love writing; I'm just so damn lazy. NaNoWriMo, 'na-no-RY-moh' is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write 50,000 words, from November 1 until the deadline at 11:59PM on November 30. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer's block, local places writers participating i…