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This week Crilly posted an interesting blog linking the Six Degrees of Separation Theory (all living things are the world are six or fewer steps away from each other,) to a chance meeting at the Perth Writers Festival.  She got into a discussion with a fellow visitor she hadn’t met before, both discovering that they knew someone in common.  I guess we have all had similar experiences supporting this theory.

Tempting muses this week were posted by Crilly.  I loved the pics.  She also posted a number of exciting writing opportunities for April.

Sue has clocked up an amazing 58 weeks of unbroken weekly publication on AdHoc.

Vanessa’s book cover (her novel The House of Zaronza) was chosen as the winner in a historical fiction cover competition.  This book also received a five-star review on Amazon.  Double congrats in order.

I have several stories published in an Anthology produced by a writing group which they launched a few days ago.

Jo is travelling soon.  She will catch up with members on her travels.  Jill, Vanessa and myself are planning to meet up with her.  I, and no doubt everyone else, are looking forward to either meeting or catching up with Jo.

There was a formal meeting on March 26th. Jo reported there is a small amount of content outstanding for the forthcoming WA Magazine publication. 

The topic of raising the membership level was brought up.  This will be discussed further at the next meeting.

Length of work for critiquing was also raised.  The question of word limits was discussed.  A forum will be set up for members to express their views.

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This week saw Chris walking two steps forward to three back as she is trying to wrap her mind around the technology we have come to depend on so much to get our writing out there. Oh, the days of pens and SASE! Check out her blog and if I here a suggestion, Chris: how about you try walking this one backwards. That way you'll be ahead one step each time.

Sue, after receiving her good news, has left us some stimulating prompts. I particularly like the extra little challenge with the pictures. She also invited us to join a 50 word writing prompt, deadline March 28th and link provided. Alyson is already on it with a captivating story.

Jo, on top of it all as ever, has posted the agenda for the 11am meeting on Sunday 26th. Some of us have already put our clocks forward, some of you might do it that day. Make sure you take note. We are also approaching the last call for submitting our pieces for Issue 6.

Then there is the Bragging Stool. Queen Sue shares this with Alyson as both came in first and second for Ad Hoc Fiction. Great going. Jo also had an acceptance with her piece "Home is a feeling...Not a place." The sale of Winnebagos is bound to go up after its publication!

And finally, a meeting of creative minds is set up for the end of April when Angela joins Nicola in the mountains of Northern Spain. We are all welcome to join. Not this time for me, sadly, but thanks for the invite and some day I would like to be part of it, or in Australia as Crilly suggests. It would be nice for all of us to sit and write together. 

 

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Jo has given us a list of stimulating muses. She says it “Doesn't have to be polished, the point is to promote writing... and who knows where it may lead you?"  I need this reminder, I often think I don’t have time for the muse, and that is true if I spend hours on making it “right”.   

Angela’s blog on dual citizenship and global citizens has already sparked interest from members. I looked up the word “emotive” after seeing it in the comments a few times. I could not recall seeing it before. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary it says the first known usage of it was in 1830, but in the reader’s commentary several people from the U.S. mentioned how its usage has just recently become popular here. 

It looks like there are a couple of small slots left to fill for the upcoming WA Magazine, which, just a reminder, has a deadline for April 1st.

Nigel’s posted his most recent feature article written for his English Library Newsletter entitled “What’s Your Beef?” It’s about getting a good steak in France and most entertaining. Angela’s post in the March Challenge entitled “Lust” is a piece hard to forget and well worth a read.

Congrats are due for Sue’s “Fur Eise” that received the Highly Commended award from Morgon Baileys 100 word comp, and for Alyson’s 2nd Place award in the same publication. Both Chris and Sue published in the most recent Ad Hoc, this being Sue’s 54th consecutive submission.

Anything I’ve missed please feel free to post in the comments.  Everyone have a great week and may it be filled with productive writing!

 

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