Just got back from a very productive CWG meeting. Tonight we welcomed our new member P who is a fantastic addition to our little group. P writes a number of genres, but is currently working on two crime novels and she has a liking for fantasy and sci-fi, so she will fit in perfectly. We had a very lively discussion on a lot of interesting topics and we also went through various writers courses, events and competitions that are happening locally, including the Sue Townsend event on Thursday as part of the Harrogate International Festival - see www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com
D shared her writing challenge (which was dialogue this time) which was a brilliant piece on a very realistic domestic disagreement. We all agreed that the characters and their emotions came across perfectly only with the use of dialogue. I shared my piece, which featured three voices and then P shared her piece which was a fabulous take on the inner voices that we writers know so well. We then talked about the things we were working on (or had worked on) and N promised to post his dialogue piece on his blog. D then fed back on the chapter that I had sent her and N and P expressed an interest in reading what I had written so far. It was agreed that should a writing task be set for the next session, D will email the members with the details. A very productive meeting indeed and hopefully the start of a good thing for us all as it is so refreshing to have a new take on writing.