Thursday, 5 June 2014

Slave Driving!

I've just got back from running a workshop for the lovely ladies of Titchfield Wordwrights.

I snuck round taking pictures while they completed some of the exercises. Certainly look like they were working hard enough, don't they?

Jo and Judith

Lesley and Jenny
 Rosa, Rosie and Margaret






Notice how much happier they look once it's time to go? Can't think why that'd be.




It was great to meet such an interesting group of writers - and their equally interesting characters.

Now I'm off to walk through Dorset, with an ex surgeon, during the war, whilst avoiding the kidnappers and lustful tormentors before drinking magical mead from Gran's best china cups and being careful of my injured hand.

Thanks to Ed for the group shot.

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    1. I hope they got a few ideas at least, Alex.

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  2. Hi Patsy
    Thanks for a very interesting afternoon. I haven`t spoken to the other yet, but the comments as we were leaving were of how much they all enjoyed it. So watch out for all those novels that will now be flooding the market. Once again many thanks for coming
    Jenny

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    1. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, Jenny - and I'd be even more pleased to see a shelf full of Wordwrights' books!

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  3. Looks like they all had great fun Patsy, and I bet they loved you. Hope it isn't the writing hand that would be disastrous. I thought Jo and Margaret were having a little snooze until I saw their pens going... magical mead.. oh, fab....

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    1. There was no snoozing, Suzy - but lots of serious concentration!

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  4. O-kay. I get that you had a great time with the writing group, but that last paragraph?

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    1. That last paragraphe covers just a few of the things which the group came up with during the exercises, Lizy - although coincidentally I have been doing a fair bit of walking in Dorset today as well as making use of china cups.

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  5. They look very motivated, Patsy.
    I wonder what they were writing about...

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  6. They all look to be working very hard, what w/glasses in hand and hands on heads, lol! I bet it was lots of fun. And I really like Margaret's necklace.

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    1. I had fun and they worked hard, Leandra - which is just how I like things!

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  7. Oh yeah it can be hard work to learn writing tricks. But always worthwhile. :-)

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  8. You have left us needing to know more? How did you injure your hand? I guess the last paragraph was something to do with your workshop?

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    1. Yes. I'd like to know that too. Have we missed something?

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    2. Maggie and Frances, the last paragraph includes a few of the things the group wrote about. My hand is fine, but the character Patsy which Rosie created suffered several injuries to her hand.

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  9. Looks like a fun group of ladies! I know they learned a lot from you. :)

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  10. Looks like a plot for a great mystery. What are they really doing?

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    1. Can't give away all the secrets, Oscar but there was a lot of plotting going on.

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  11. Looks like fun! I always enjoy meeting up with fellow writers. :)

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    1. Whenever I meet up with writers I come away even more inspired to write, Rachel - even if we don't actually write or even discuss writing. Maybe creativity is catching?

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  12. The last writer I met up with said he wanted to quit and do something different with his life . . . I hope it wasn't something I said!

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    1. No, Keith. There just don't happen to be any male members of the group.

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