The February meeting for the East Hants Writers’ Group focussed on the craft of writing takes place this upcoming Tuesday (February 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.
Your character has been kidnapped. Choose your favourite character from a book, movie or TV show and have them set out to rescue them.
Genre: fan fiction
Word Count: 500 firm. 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 February 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.
Alice’s children’s rhyming story. If you have not received the story, let me know, and I will forward it to you.
Because of the type of story, use our critiquing questions as they apply.
- List the strengths of the story.
- What areas of the story can be improved?
- Were there any times you were confused? When?
- Does the story work? If not, why?
- If there are repeated mechanical mistakes, please make note.
Also, Alice says, “The story is still being reworked. I would like for readers to point out which rhymes work and which ones still need work. Please feel free to suggest changes or other words that might work better.”
Hope to see all members there.