Thursday, October 4, 2012

Meeting Minutes September 23, 2012

Not much to report from this meeting, which is why this post is delayed. There was a reminder about Armchairs, Authors & Art on Friday, September 28th. Since people did not purchase their tickets well in advance they were out of luck as the event was sold out again this year. Please don't make this mistake next year. It is an event NOT TO BE MISSED. Since this occurred after this meeting any report will be written in a different post.

Our next two meetings (October 14th and 28th) will be a free editing workshop by Ray Wiseman. This is a free workshop and friends are welcome. On the 14th, you may also bring a manuscript of 2,000 words or less and Mr. Wiseman will be happy to read it at no charge. He will return it with critique on the 28th. Time is the same as our regular meetings - 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

At this workshop you will learn how to edit your work (or someone else's), what to look for when editing.

For information on Mr. Wiseman please see his website at

Writing Prompts:

Create a poem or the start of a story using one of the following:


1. A flourish of hate
2. They have nothing to say to each other
3. And you thought dragons didn't exist


Story ideas - three elements


Choose a set of three elements and write a story that contains all three of them.

1. A stolen ring, fear of spiders, and a sinister stranger.
2. A broken wristwatch, peppermints, and a hug that goes too far.
3. An ex-boyfriend, a pair of binoculars, and a good luck charm.
4. A horoscope, make-up, and a missing tooth.

Again, the next two meetings are Sunday, October 14th and Sunday, October 28th, and will consist of a workshop given by Ray Wiseman. This free workshop is open to non HWG members as well. The meeting will take place at Tweedsmuir Church in the large meeting room.