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Winchester Writers’ Festival Writing Workout – 4th November 2017

A Writers' Workout at Winchester University for me started on the 3rd November when I stayed the night on campus, rekindling my student days.

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Winchester Writers’ Festival – Writing Workout – 4th November 2017

I'm in the process of editing the fifth re-write of my novel in progress so there is no better time to give it a kick up the plotline and I cannot think of any better way to stimulate my creative juices than to spend a day in the company of:

Don’t Let Your Plot Sag

More recently I was lucky enough to have the first few thousand words of my second re-write critiqued by Lorna Fergusson of Fictionfire.  It was a detailed evaluation and one that I benefitted from enormously.  I am sure she sensed my plot was leading up to a saggy middle but, thanks to her fiery suggestions as to how the plot might go, I am confident that my middle is much less flabby.

Lorna Fergusson’s 2017 Reading Challenge

So in an attempt to redeem myself and give myself a better chance of becoming a proper writer, I am definitely up for Lorna's challenge and the two books I have grabbed for May are: More Bad Housekeeping by Sue Limb and We - A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by acclaimed actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadal. The latter is a recent purchase which I have just started reading and Sue Limb's More Bad Housekeeping is a part of her series of books featuring her wonderful character Dulcie Domum, who has always been close to my heart.

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