Join us for a regular meet-up of writers in the coffee shop on the third floor of Waterstones bookshop in Nottingham city centre. We meet on the fourth Friday of each month- even if it’s a five-week month.
Come along for a chat, ask for thoughts on a writing problem or do what writers like doing when they get together, drink tea/coffee or whatever you prefer while you talk writing, books you’ve read or other related topics.
Arrive and leave at your own schedule, even if you only have an hour. You don’t even have to be an NWC member to join in.
Please buy a drink and/or food while you’re using the coffee shop, as it is a business for paying customers…
For our March meeting we’ll be manuscript reading and sharing potential solutions to your writing issues.
It may be you have a particular issue with your story and you just need to talk to other writers who have had similar issues with their work. Or perhaps you just need someone else to ask the key question that could unlock the door to you making progress.
We’ll be keeping the session flexible as the format of the evening is dependent on numbers attending.
Should there be a high number of manuscripts we may have to limit the time available to each person, so please be prepared. If you have a long chapter or lengthy short story it would help if you can identify suitable stopping points in your manuscript- if it should be needed.
Whether it’s a novel, poetry, a short story or a non-fiction topic you’ll be welcome…
To get everyone back into writing mode for the coming year, we’re doing a basic editing mini-workshop.
Editing is a big topic and as we only have a set amount of time we’re going to focus on raising your awareness, a few common errors and then a practical session.
Whether you enter competitions or send your work out to magazines you need to improve your manuscripts by editing. Your first draft is the foundation and you can build upon that by improving your editing skills.
In part one of the evening we’ll be looking at book excepts before moving on to the more common issues. While in part two attendees can spend some time editing their own work to see if they can improve their text and make it stronger.
Please bring some of your own writing along with you for part two of the evening.
As the June Read & Write night date also happens to be #National Writing Day we’ll be joining in at Wednesday’s session.
We have a dialogue exercise, as we’ve had a number of requests to revisit the topic- so our aim is to write the first draft of a ‘dialogue only’ story.
Writing Magazine also run a dialogue only story in the early part of the year, so come along to this week’s Read & Write night and try this style out. If it works for you, you’ll have the start of an entry for next year…
The members in-depth group is taking a short break until the autumn…