Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 30

Choose a Title and Write

Choose a Title and Write     This is meant to be a fun session with lots of freedom to just ‘Choose a Title and Write’ and share something of your own, giving the members of the group maximum choice. Ask the members to write down the following as a list: Flying A Letter A …

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Jul 25

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming

 A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming, described as ‘The man who most successfully gets under the skin of Britain’s intelligence agencies,’  (The Times) is the sixth novel by Charles Cumming, a spy thriller which will please the fans of the spy genre. He is also a man with a mission, …

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Jul 20

Colours of Nature on Lanzarote

Sunset over Costa Teguise

Colours of Nature on Lanzarote   Many people who have never been to the island of Lanzarote, and some who have, seem to think that the island is barren, and without seasonal changes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many artists, not least the island’s own César Manrique, have found the island a fabulous …

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Jul 16

Book Review: Song of the Mockingbird by Bill Cronin

Book Review: Song of the Mockingbird by Bill Cronin   Jack has only ever wanted to be a writer and with early encouragement from his mother, he had been successful and prolific. But now he’s got writers block. His inertia and lethargy has driven his wife to leave. His publisher is demanding his next book, …

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Jul 11

Focus on Developing Character in your Writing

Focus on Developing Character in your Writing This session is about bringing out and developing character in your writing. 1. Task. (This could be a homework given out before this session if you prefer or if the group is too big for everyone to write and read out two pieces in the time.) Write a …

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Jul 06

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris If I had looked to see what his book, An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris, was about I probably would not have read it, which would have been my loss. I simply saw the author’s name and decided that was enough. I like novels set in …

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