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Nigel’s blog this week should strike terror into the hearts of every writer!  A year’s worth of work lost by one lightning strike!  Flash drives failing and cyber attacks!  But, he’s right.  There is so much to lose that all precautionary efforts need to be made. 

Dianne’s muse for this week is not yet posted – with the time differences I often don’t catch everything when writing the This Week posting.  Be sure and check it out, I’ve no doubt there will something to grab your attention.

On the Bragging Stool this week Laura and Angela received an Honourable Mention and Highly Commended in the 100-word comp run by Morgen Bailey. Good work you two!  Sue has posted a copy of the judge’s comments about her first place poem that was published in October’s Writing Magazine.  What an achievement! We’re all so proud of her!  The news can be spread now that Angela made the final ten of The Fictional Casket flash fiction competition!  Although we all knew last week, winners were not announced until the 8th.  Many congratulations, Angela!

A couple of pieces for the WA Magazine are up for review this week.  Under Works in Progress Crilly has posted her Guilty Conscience piece and Lesley posted hers under the WA-E Magazine Forum.  The deadline is approaching. 

Hoping this is a productive writing week for all.  If I’ve missed anything please post in the comments. 

 

 

 

 

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Despite everyone being busy with friends and family over the summer, last week seems to have been a productive one for members of Writers Abroad.

Blog: Laura has posted an interesting blog we can all relate to, asking questions about why and what we read, and what happens after we’ve finished a book.

Muse: Sue has some great ideas for this week, inviting us to write a humorous sketch, something from a one line prompt, something for the Ad Hoc word prompt for this week – ‘hill’, or a 40-line ballad. Take your pick.

Bragging Stool:  Congratulations go to Angela who has some hush hush news of reaching the last ten in a high-profile flash fiction competition, which I’m dying to shout out about by name, but have been sworn to secrecy! All will be revealed in the next few days, after which she can grace the bragging stool again.

All the usual suspects – Sue, Crilly, Chris N, Angela and Laura seem to be taking over the Ad Hoc site and have all been published again. Well done.

My own disappointment at getting no further than the shortlist in the I Must Be Off travel competition was slightly eased by a smaller achievement – winning a runner-up prize in the Erewash ‘books’ themed flash fiction competition.

New Forum: Sue has created a new forum called ‘How To – a guide for members’ which you can find under ‘General’. Here you will find her topic ‘Overview’. Particularly helpful in showing how to upload and post an image with a muse, or anything else. Also some help with how to post a Muse.

September Challenges & Opportunities: This topic is up and running on the forums. More ideas welcome.

WA Magazine: Jo has sent out our first newsletter to all those on our mailing list, which includes information on the publication of our seventh e-mag in November. Those of us, including myself, need to get on with writing whatever they’ve signed up for. Last call is the end of September.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive writing week!

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What's New This Week?

  • Vanessa has raised the fact that every time a blog post gets published automatically to FB, her image is sometimes used. I have tried to change things via Networked Blogs but if you use an image at the beginning of the post this should be selected...
  • Dianne has written the Blog post this week about plot and where to start your story. Some interesting points about doing things a little differently.
  • Lesley is providing the inspiration through the Monday Muses with some fab prompts, one very close to her heart and some great pictures. Loving the monkey one!
  • Both Crilly and Alyson have risen to the August Challenge... not too late to post something!
  • Where to begin on the Bragging Stool? The Ad Hoc'ers have done it again; Sue, Crilly, Angela, Chris and Laura. Sue also has achived first place in a poetry competition in the Writing Magazine, Jill has a secret to tell, but not yet and has been longlisted in the I Must Be Off comp, Alyson came third in Morgan Baileys 100 word competition and made the long list of the Exeter Creative Writing Matters comp... phew! We need a sofa, not a stool! Congrats to all and shout out if I've missed anyone.
  • Content required for the WA Mag Issue 7 has been posted in the Magazine forum. Filling up nicely. Deadline for copy is September 30th
  • And finally, the Formal Chat is this Sunday at 4pm, Agenda will be winging its way to you shortly.
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