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This week 29th May 2017
Category: Site News

First of all – thank you, Jo for the great new look to the site. I love it—I hope everyone else does as well.

Issue 6 of the magazine is now live and looks fabulous. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and worked on the editing, formatting, proof-reading… Now, get the word out wherever you can.


Lesley will be doing the blog this week (but I’m going to post this now, before I get my usual reminder from Jo!)

Bragging Stool

Quite busy on the bragging stool this week.

Both Beike and Sue had poems in ArtAscent. Beike’s – “Lapanto 2016” and Sue “Reading a Poem Before Breakfast.” Congratulations!

A total of five members made it to ad hoc this week, including Sue for her 66th consecutive week – wow! Others were: Chris, Crilly, Laura and Angela. Congratulations to you all.

Crilly wrote an 81 word piece, “Conversations” for Chris Fielden’s 81 word writing challenge and it’s up on the site. Fabulous, Crilly! Lesley also had a story on the site, “Tycoon Tommy” and got some lovely feedback. We should all remember feedback is much appreciated.

Laura came joint 3rd in Morgen Bailey's 100-word competition with 'Farewell'. The theme was 'fool'. Congratulations Laura.


Alyson, has provided some fabulous muses (love the upside down stripy lady!) So go get inspired.

The poetry project is in full swing under Sue’s guidance. Lot’s going on there if you want to take part.

And finally, Jo has started a thread in the forum, Our Writing Vision, three questions to get us all thinking about our future as writers, where we want to go and how the group can help us get there. These questions will also be incorporated in the new member questionnaire. 

That's it, I think. Hope everyone has a fabulous writing week.

This Week 22nd May 2017
Category: Site News
Tags: writers abroad site news online magazine

This is a very important week for Writers Abroad as Issue 6 of our online magazine will be published on May 26th. It is full of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and even a prize-awarding quiz so there should be something for everyone to enjoy.

Jo has also come up with some brilliant suggestions for a new look for this site. All should be revealed before the end of the week!

Bieke has written an interesting blog on how her writing has grown from writing privately in a diary, to writing poetry and finally to sharing her writing with fellow writers. She leaves us with some interesting questions to ask ourselves; about how to support each other better as members of WA, bearing in mind how we all write in different genres. It will be interesting to read the comments.

On the bragging stool we have Crilly, Chris, Sue and Angela – all of whom have been longlisted in Ad Hoc fiction.  And Lesley’s Nifty Nib-Nibbling Nonsensical Narrative Writing Challenge Volume 1 will be published on Amazon on 3rd June. Lesley also shared a ‘joyful moment’ with us when she received a flattering comment on the publication of her 81-word story ‘Tycoon Tommy’. Well done all.

There are also two members with secrets they cannot yet divulge online. Most intriguing so hopefully that will something to celebrate next week. Can’t wait!

Laura will be supplying the Monday Muse this week, that is if she has time as I heard a rumour that she’s moving – not just house, but countries.

Have a good writing week and keep the words flowing.

This Week Monday 15th May
Category: Site News
Tags: new. writers abroad

Site News - Monday 15th May

Maggie has added this week's blog on expectations prompted by not hearing immediately from her children at the start of Mother's Day. What are your writing expectations? Do you always expect to write the 'next best thing' or do you need to moderate your expectations and work with goals and hopes instead?

Crilly had posted some writing prompts in the muses for the week. As always a selection of things for poets, non fiction or fiction writing using pictures, words or phrases. 

The May challenges and opportunities are open with a selection of competitions of different lengths to try or post something different you are working on. 

The Ad Hoc team continue to inspire on the bragging stool. Well done to all of them. Sue might be away this week but I have no doubt she will still get her challenge in to them...

The next edition of the magazine has been proof read and edited and I'm sure Jo will have it to everyone soon for a final check before it is released on the world.

The next formal chat is on Sunday 21st May with Vanessa in the chair. 11am CET I believe.

I hope I've covered everything. Apologies if I've missed anything or anyone. Have a good writing week!


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