Category: Miscellaneous

Sep 24

A 500 word story: Crossing the Rubicon

A 500 word story   A 500 word story is always a good exercise. there are quite a few competitions for ‘Flash Fiction’ and it is good practice at getting a beginning, a middle and an end into concise language: Crossing the Rubicon Janine wanted to go back. It had been a lovely late-summer’s day …

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Sep 01

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day National Poetry day 2017 is 28 September. The theme is ‘Freedom and this session was designed to encourage members of the Writing Group to take part. (It might be useful to ask members to read about National Poetry day on line before the session http://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/about-npd/ ) Word association Write down the first …

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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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Apr 20

World Book Night 2017

World Book Night 2017   Once again, on 23 April there will be hundreds of volunteers giving away free books throughout the UK. The organisers hope to bring the joys of reading to people who do not normally read for pleasure. Books will be distributed through care Homes, Youth Centres,Colleges, Prisons,  Public Libraries, Mental Health …

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Apr 01

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote I am happy to recommend the following excellent article,by Raphael Mander about the statues under the sea off the coast of Lanzarote. More than just a piece of art and a tourist attraction, Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater museum has an ecological purpose as well as making social comment which is apt …

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Feb 27

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK

Transcript of Interview with: KARIN RICK ‘love, passion, deception,  illusion and disillusion  understanding and forgiveness.’   By Norman Warwick   passitonnorm@gmail.com   She had, only minutes earlier, given a quite complex reading from her ninth novel, the first to be translated into English, to members of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group. She had then provided …

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Feb 17

World Book Day

World Book Day 20 March 2017 is World Book Day   A total of fifteen million book tokens will be given away to children in the UK, on 20 March 2017 as once again World Book Day is celebrated in schools. The children can exchange their book tokens, at participating book stores for any one …

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Feb 16

Twists of Lust and Trust

Twists of Lust and Trust By Karin Rick Review: Originally published in German as ‘Chaos Girl’, ‘Twists of Lust and Trust’ is Austrian author, Karin Rick’s ninth book, and her first to be published in English. It tells of the love affair between Irene and Anita. Anita is impulsive, even reckless. Irene is captivated and …

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Feb 01

NORMAN WARWICK

NORMAN WARWICK – a jobbing writer   Only two months after arriving from Rochdale in the UK, in November 2015 to take up retirement on the island, writer and radio broadcaster Norman Warwick attended his first Lanzarote Creative Writing Group meeting. This was on a day when the group was having one of its occasional …

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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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