Yes, that’s right, we’ve been meeting for a year and tonight our thirteenth meeting took place at Sophie’s house in Woldingham.
It doesn’t feel like it has been a year since a group of five writers met at Woldingham Village Club on 17th March 2015 but in that time we have grown and now have eleven members regularly attending meetings. Tonight saw two potential new members come along to find out what we are all about which is fantastic.
Despite being our birthday, tonight’s meeting took the usual format and after general introductions had been made we discussed pitching to agents and debated whether it was wise to try to make yourself stand out from the crowd in an unusual way or whether your pitch and book should speak for themselves. An amusing discussion of the various merits of boomerangs and balloons followed, resulting in no firm conclusion. However we did all agree that if you had a contact, you should use it.
We moved onto the writing exercises. These had been inspired by Stephen King and involved placing two characters in a situation and watching what happened. What happened was a lot of story-telling, some amusing, some scary, some worrying but all entertaining. We may submit some to the Woldingham Magazine or post some on here for you to enjoy – once we have worked out titles of course!
Our next meeting is on 12th April 2016 at which we’ll be approving changes to our constitution in order to go ahead with setting up our online membership option. We also have a short story meeting on 22nd March to discuss our proposed collection.
We hope to see you there. Until then, happy writing!