Monthly Archives: March 2015

Camp NaNoWriMo 2015: April

camp_logo_2015 Camp NaNoWriMo is like NaNoWriMo, except a bit wider! You don’t have to write 50,000 words; you can set a goal of anything between 10,000 and 1,000,000 words – and you can attempt non-novel projects. Camp is a creative retreat for whatever you’re working on!

How about trying something different? A comic script, that poetry collection you always wanted to write, that short story that’s been floating around your head, that “I’m not sure this will work but…” novel you’ve been considering? Camp’s the perfect opportunity to write it, and you’ll still get the support of the NaNo community. You share a ‘cabin’ with ten other writers from all over the world, and there’s always chat and support on the Forums – plus there’s a few Swindon people doing Camp 2015. Why not check at the next meeting to see what we’re up to?

So, who’s in? login-welcome_2015

(Ps. There’s also a Camp in July if you miss this one.)

April 2015 meeting

The next Swindon Free Writers meeting will be on the 4th April 2015 from 12pm to 3pm.

It will be held at Brogan’s Cafe in Swindon town centre. The address is 12 Havelock Square, Swindon, SN1 1LE. Map link:  http://goo.gl/MtqIJD

The agenda includes writing discussions, a chance to talk about what you’ve read recently, and some time to work on your own projects – as well as a chance to meet other Swindon writers.

If you are a current member of SFW, remember to submit any work that you want critiqued to the forums, and mention what kind of critique you are looking for.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Writing: 25th March

The idea of Wednesday Writing is to give you a prompt to write…anything! It can be a 100-word story; it can be a poem; it can be the trigger for the next section in your stalled novel; it can be for the plot of your next work. Sit down and write whatever comes out of your head!

This week’s prompt is by the artist Yuri Shwedoff.

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Wednesday Writing: 18th March

The idea of Wednesday Writing is to give you a prompt to write…anything! It can be a 100-word story; it can be a poem; it can be the trigger for the next section in your stalled novel; it can be for the plot of your next work. Sit down and write whatever comes out of your head!

This week’s prompt is a phrase, in honour of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Open your eyes, and then open your eyes again.

– Wee Free Men

Wednesday Writing: 11th March

This is a retrospective…my bad! I seem to be failing miserably at administration these days.

The idea of Wednesday Writing is to give you a prompt to write…anything! It can be a 100-word story; it can be a poem; it can be the trigger for the next section in your stalled novel; it can be for the plot of your next work. Sit down and write whatever comes out of your head!

This week’s prompt is an image, drawn in graffiti in Cheltenham in Spring 2015.

Bicycle_image

March 2015 meeting

Organisation! We’re good at it! Honest… (the lateness of this post was a minor fail on the admin’s part. Whoops!)

The next Swindon Free Writers meeting will be on the 7th March 2015 from 12pm to 3pm.

It will be held at Brogan’s Cafe in Swindon town centre. The address is 12 Havelock Square, Swindon, SN1 1LE. Map link:  http://goo.gl/MtqIJD

The agenda includes writing discussions, a chance to talk about what you’ve read recently, and some time to work on your own projects – as well as a chance to meet other Swindon writers.

If you are a current member of SFW, remember to submit any work that you want critiqued to the forums, and mention what kind of critique you are looking for.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Writing: 4th March 2015

The idea of Wednesday Writing is to give you a prompt to write…anything! It can be a 100-word story; it can be a poem; it can be the trigger for the next section in your stalled novel; it can be for the plot of your next work. Sit down and write whatever comes out of your head!

This week’s prompt is unfortunately sourceless…so much for the interwebz! If anyone can find a source for this, could they let me know please?

teapots