The meeting started with the news that a new chapter has started in Rob’s life. Rob has become a granddad. Daisy was born on 27th February and weighed 8lb 4oz. Many congratulations.
We met at Rob’s house on Monday 5th March and read Linda’s piece. It started with the most fantastic quote: ‘Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies for instance’ John Steinbeck
Rob described the writing as poetic. Chris praised the fantastic detail, good dialogue and descriptive flair. Clive had enjoyed the piece so much that he had also passed it onto his wife, Marilyn to read, who had also enjoyed the piece. Tony liked the phrase ‘houses clung to the cliffs like barnacles.’ There was also a super description of the Midlands as ‘a place of averages and in-betweens’. I particularly liked ‘gauzy perfumed roses climbed the walls, dusty pink like snatches of petticoat.
Linda must be commended on her writing. Everyone agreed that it was evocative and carefully crafted. Well done, Linda, this project is definitely taking shape before our eyes.
During the news section the group talked about the Malvern Theatre Writing Competition – ‘As You Read It. Stories are submitted, the winning entries are selected and the authors are invited to read their work to an audience. Several members of the group are interested in taking part in the competition.
Chris reported that he had a talk coming up in Bromyard. Clive had no news to report. Rob reported on the latest communication from Lisa Runions of Cornwall and District Writers’ Circle. Tony’s news caused much amusement. Tony has been trying to write a blog about a book that he has not got around to writing. He has accepted defeat on both the book and its blog. This has allowed him to clear his mind and he has written a song that he was very pleased with and it only took him four and a half hours.
Our next meeting is on the 19th March where Tony will be reading his piece.