The March meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on the craft of writing takes place this coming Tuesday (March 20th). As usual, we will meet at the Elmsdale Public Library, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
We are now at capacity membership. Anyone interested in joining our group will go on a waiting list.
Write a story that begins with the phrase, “I remember when…”
Word Count: Up to 500. Please, if you have more, edit it to reduce the word count. Think of it as an editing exercise.
REMEMBER: Other members of the group will be reading these stories at the March meeting. Please print the stories in an easy-to-read font type and size. Size 12 is okay, but 14 is better. DO NOT put your name on your story.
Diane’s submitted piece of writing is one scene, one chapter of a much longer fantasy novel she is working on. It’s the third book in the series, and this is the first time these two characters are introduced.
Because of the type of story, answer the following critiquing questions.
- Does the scene create a mysterious feeling, one that leaves questions unanswered? Does this mystery entice you to read more or drop the book like a hot potato?
- Do you get an idea of what the village of Inishmore looks like?
- Were there any times you were confused? When?
- Was the dialogue realistic?
Hope to see all members there.