October 2016 archive

Oct 28

All the Lasting Things by David Hopson

All the Lasting Things by David Hopson When I started All the Lasting Things by David Hopson I thought it was going to be a fairly light read. The opening style was entertaining and quite frivolous, the main character slightly ludicrous.   But then Max turns up and it all becomes much more intense.   …

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Oct 21

Looking Back to the Past for Story Ideas

Looking Back to the Past for Story Ideas Members need to read: ‘Looking Back for Inspiration to Write’ in advance and, if possible, do some research into the topics mentioned. (NB. The coordinator needs to supply a few examples in case none, or very few are brought by members).   1).Invite the members to share …

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Oct 16

Looking Back for Inspiration to Write

Looking Back for Inspiration to Write   When looking for ideas there are an infinite number of places to look, including, looking back into the past for inspiration, for example: Wills and Last Requests Some wills are unpredictable and can cause chaos, disruption, family feuds, legal wrangles or sometimes just hilarity and are a huge …

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Oct 08

Inspiration for your Writing Out and About 2

Inspiration for your Writing Out and About 2   There are all sorts of places to look for inspiration when you are out and about. (But do remember to carry a notebook and use it to jot things down!) Just being observant and asking yourself a few questions will provide you with hundreds of ideas …

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Oct 02

All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr ‘All the light we cannot see’ by Anthony Doerr is beautifully written with wonderful attention to detail. The story may be a little contrived but it is so sensitively written that you cannot help but empathise with each of the to main characters, both victims of …

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