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This Week 23rd October 2017
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This Week – Monday 23rd October 2017

Firstly, my apologies for being so absent recently. This has been largely due to an intensive regime of physio for my new hip which has taken up a lot of my week. It is paying off and I am pretty much back to normal (whatever that is!) Three more weeks of physio and I will be running about like a ten-year-old!

Monday Muse   Chris N has given us some very ‘Halloweeny’ topics along with a couple of great photos. I can almost hear the owls hooting along with the swish of broomsticks.

The Blog    Will be written this week by Nicola and will give us plenty to think about, I’m sure.

The Bragging Stool     Alyson won the Mags4Dorset competition – congratulations once again and great they were so prompt with the prize money!

I have scrolled through the Forums site and think this is the only brag this week so Alyson, please enjoy that comfy velvet cushion aloft! (and if I’ve left someone out, please let me know)

October Challenges    There are plenty it seems. I counted ten, so no shortage of choice, my friends. Something for everyone.

WA Magazine. Jo has sent (by email) the final proof of Issue No 7 and it looks great. She is asking everyone to look through and get back to her if any problems are spotted. The magazine will be on the agenda for Sunday’s meeting.

The Formal Meeting is this Sunday 29th October at 4pm CET and Sue will be in the chair. Please ensure your apologies are in if you can’t attend.

The Poetry Project is this Friday October 27th at 3pm.

NaNoWriMo is around the corner …any takers this year?

I am leaving you with this quote from Anton Chekhov (following on the Halloween theme perhaps!)

Don’t tell me the moon is shining

Show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Happy Writing Everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week on Writers Abroad
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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. 

 

 

 

 

This Week on Writers Abroad
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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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