Steadfastly ignoring the approach of Christmas (can you hear those thundering reindeer hooves?), WA members are concentrating solely on their writing:
Looks like we have at least 3 NaNo candidates here at WA, all busy plotting, planning and writing, despite head colds and excess chocolate consumption. Keep going, ladies!
Crilly has supplied some intriguing Monday Muses, which somehow (in my opinion) all have a Halloweeny touch about them. Note to self: must get musing again.
Jill`s blog about focussing on theme will set us thinking again about how we construct our works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. A chicken-or-egg question which any writer can identify with.
Paola has set up a Sagging Stool, as opposed to the Bragging Stool, where we can post our failures and get some encouragement. What a great idea. Not that many WA members will be using it and I hope it gathers lots of dust.
For those who haven`t seen it yet, please take time to read Glyn`s poem, inspired by spring. A moving, personal piece of work, and one of the first entries for our Spring e-zine.
Don`t forget our November Challenges:
* Writers Village Short Story contest. Closing date: 31st December.† www.writers-village.org/competition-rules.php
* Jeremy Mogford prize for food & drink writing (fiction). Closing date: 1 Jan.† http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org
* Flash Fiction, maximum 500 words, Closing date: 15 January
* December Short Story Competition, closing date: 12 January
* Writers Bureau flash fiction, closing date:30 Nov
See you all at our Informal Chat on Skype, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 9th November!