Category: Members Work

Dec 01

Moving swiftly along!

Moving swiftly along! Writing Group Session 01 December 2017 Today we needed to be alert and sharp for a exercise that required some flexibility and mental agility. I thought it might be a good idea to play a round or two of a word game, just to get the grey cells going first? Hmm, not sure …

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Nov 30

Grab the readers’ attention!

Grab the readers’ attention. Attention grabber? Following the previous week’s session, ‘Titles First’ in which some of the discussion focused on what they can or should reveal about the story and how they can intrigue, this week’s session title was ‘Action First’. We started with openings, of not more than three sentences and we had …

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Oct 09

Punctuation

PUNCTUATION  A fun poem by one of our members about Punctuation: ? & ! ” ; ‘ : ( ´ @ ” ¡ ; # ) – .  To start a sentence with an ‘and’ is wrong grammatically. Omitting capitals and full stops is even worse you see. As for exclamation marks, they’re often overused, …

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Sep 06

Master of Illusion and Mistress of Mystery

Master of Illusion and Mistress of Mystery   A short story. The Master of Illusion and Mistress of Mystery were no more. He was dead- disposed of – and she had renounced the title she despised. He had told her soon enough he would never marry her; the title was intended to humiliate. At seventeen …

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Aug 16

Poem: Falling Leaves

Poem: Falling Leaves     This poem, Falling Leaves, was inspired by hearing the news that yet another of my friends had died. I feel as though the last few years have been marked by the deaths of friends and relatives. Not only that but also many of my youthful icons, such as David Bowie …

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Jul 23

Fred and Felicity Cockroach

Fred and Felicity Cockroach    A fun poem from one of our members:    Fred and Felicity Cockroach Were working the late shift one night; Fliss was degreasing the floor tiles, Freddie was dusting the light, When two great big, wobbly, pink monsters Came shrieking and running around, Filling the air with their voices; Vibrating …

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Jun 30

The Common Man

The Common Man.   The long darkness dull and dreary My life song worn and weary Can no one hear me Can no one hear me A lifetime spent giving not receiving A lifetime spent n’er deceiving Holding fast to that holy grail Of love and truth that will not fail To give and not …

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Jun 16

Poetry from our Members

Poetry from our Members Lanzarote Creative Writing Group A poem written specially for one of our monthly Poetry Evenings where we present prose, song and poetry from our members You are gift from the universe So diverse, at times supportive, reassuring a conduit for love In our grief, laying on a casket of a loved …

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Jun 03

From little acorns, literary oaks!

From little acorns, literary oaks!   What fertile ground I have in my writing group! I just lob in a few carefully thought out suggestions and back come amazing ideas and stories. Today we started with single sentences and phrases to see how much we could tell from one line about a story, genre, character…. …

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Jun 01

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES   BY ‘everyonesacritic.com’   Luring holiday-makers away from the bars and beaches of Lanzarote into a two hour show of spoken word and music would sound like Mission Impossible, and even if Tom Cruise were their star guest, Lanzarote Creative Writing Group might find it tough.   However May’s edition of …

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