A warm welcome to Graeme Cole who joined us for the first time last night. With eight people attending we had six pieces of work to discuss. Apologies from Guy who wasn’t able to attend after getting himself double-booked with the excellent Tales of Whatever–although he popped along to join us at the pub afterwards.
Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s meeting. A warm welcome to Ben Stroud who joined us last night. With eight people attending, we had six pieces of writing to discuss. Apologies received from Kate via email before the meeting: she’s still ‘looking forward to seeing everyone at the open mike’ by which I think she means either Re:Tale or the next Bad Language (both are well worth checking out).
Lots of familiar faces at last night’s meeting. Great to see a couple of people we’ve not seen for a while.
Also: doughnuts from the Master of Cakery himself.
With eight people attending we had seven pieces of work to critique. We’re now planning for a finish time around 10pm but even with this extension we still didn’t have enough time for all the submitted pieces–so Dave, your piece of work will be the first to be discussed at next month’s meeting.
We now have four novels being discussed in addition to the various short stories we’ve always seen. I’m really enjoying the variety, but I wonder whether to cut our novel writers some slack regards the word count and increase the limit to 4000 words per meeting. What do you think? 4000 words for all pieces of work or just for novel chapters? Or not at all? I’m wondering about that late finish time . . .
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the riots (or perhaps a sleepy-eyed armadillo peeking a nose out from its shell) we’re back! First of all I’d like to welcome Terri who joined us for the first time last night. Nice to meet you!
Just one piece of sad news: there were no biscuits. But on with the show . . .