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The OTG Writing Club. An introduction.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: The OTG Writing Club. An introduction.  Reply with quote

What would we, thats you and me, like this section to be about? Its a tricky question. In the end, its main aim has got to be to encourage people to write and to help them enjoy their writing and to create a very low key but helpful venue where people wishing to do so, can showcase their talents.

Who is the club going to be  for? Its easy to say I know, but we'd like it to  be for everyone, for writers of all standards and styles, from those who just who want to jott down a few lines to budding authors. Everyone has got to start somewhere.
What do we want the club to offer? We want people to feel that they can pop into a friendly atmosphere whenever they like,  knowing that advice and discussion of both a creative and practical nature is available from friends with a similar interest in writing.
When it comes to writing, its down to you to sit quietly and put your words down on paper, but we think it would also be  nice and useful to be able to recieve and give encouragement.
As you can see, I've  struggled to come out with words that sufficiently describe what we would this writing club to become. What we are hoping for, is that with the right people we can create a thriving community.
I can only give myself about 3 out of 10 for this effort but if I were to tell you that I'd written this out at least twenty times, then you'd know why I hope that this new venture for the OTG forum gets off the ground.
Thanks for indulging me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this....

I think its a good idea and would like to know more...

Bodger may know, but Im unsure if anyone else does, but Ive written a couple of articles for Country Smallholder and Smallholding magazine.  I also have written bits and pieces for our local paper and for a smallholding newsletter.
Due to college committments this year, I barely have time to do anything and I have felt the lack of 'me' time quite keenly...perhaps its time to take the pen up again?

Before we moved to Cornwall from Scotland I was a member of Erskine writers Club, which was good fun....a small group of guys and gals of different ages and ability, who got together once a month to share bits they'd written or to ask for technical advice.  They also encouraged entering writing competitions and this was really good....
the help was there from the club, and the feedback was useful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i've done any writing in the past its been academic, but i have indulged in the odd useful writing game to get the creative juices flowing.  

You start off by someone writing a paragraph or two and then another continues the story and so on.  It encourages those who'd like to have a go to join in as there is no right or wrong and you never know how it will encourage you to continue or go off privately at your own tangent to continue.  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you can see, we've slimmed down the format of the Writing Club to what it is now. In addition to the section covering fact, fiction and poetry we would also like it to cover book reviews. If you have read a good or poor book recently, please share your views and experience here.

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