January 2017 archive

Jan 28


A LITTLE BIT OF ROCHDALE IN LANZAROTE   by Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   Three contributors to our aata pages also contributed to A Pint And A Poem Night on Lanzarote recently. It was a barely disguised attempt to recreate a Sunday Night At The Baum, free trade if you like, in these post Brexit-vote …

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Jan 26

‘Practice makes Perfect’

‘Practice makes Perfect’ ‘Practice makes Perfect’ they say, but what exactly does that mean? Is doing something over and over again going to improve what you do? Maybe, but what if you are not doing it well? Reinforcing bad habits is not a recipe for improvement. Repetition is definitely part of what we mean by …

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Jan 19

Photographs: A writing suggestion.

Photographs: A writing suggestion. The task is to write a story featuring a photograph – Maybe someone finds a photograph that puzzles them/seems to contradict something they ‘knew’ about their family, an event or a person….? Maybe they are looking for a photograph to show to someone, to validate something, to check their memory….? Maybe …

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Jan 11

What’s in a Book?

What’s in a Book? PART 1 Task 1 Working quickly, read through the following list of things you might look for, enjoy, or feel appropriate to, different types of story or book. Allocate them to the type (see headings below) that you think each best fits into.   Fast action      Descriptive passages      Surprise endings      Conflict …

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Jan 07

Back to the Writing Group 2017

Back to the Writing Group 2017 A year into 2017 already! Tree down and decorations put away for another year and the house looks really bare! The good news is we still have Christmas cake left to eat up, and everyone knows you cannot start a post Christmas diet till that’s all gone! One of …

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