Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 7 October 2019

This week we welcomed Pauline back to the group after her recent operation, and she was accompanied by her husband John, who would like to come along in the future as well. Pat popped her head in to give us her apologies, as she had to be somewhere else, and Rob is still unable to relinquish recent new job duties to join us. We didn’t hear from anyone else who hadn’t turned up and hope they are all okay. I kicked […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 23 September 2019

With news from two previous members that one will be back next week and another as soon as she gets the all clear from her doc, we had another positive meeting with four in attendance. I also fed back work so far in trying to get the library as a write-in venue for this year’s NaNoWriMo. The NaNo site has had a revamp and is currently in transition, but I put it out there and I received a reply. As […]

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Monday 23 September 2019

Well, by the end of the week, I’d done a load of Pomodoros and got a lot of work done. Very productive indeed. I did start to wilt around mid-afternoon on Friday, though. The morning began once again over breakfast with me reading the latest book for NetGalley.  I’m really enjoying this Christmas story and looking forward to starting the next. My first Pomodoro was writing up the day’s Pomodoro targets. This is really working for me as I’m not […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 16 September 2019

We had a few more bodies turn up at the writers’ group this week, which meant we needed to find somewhere in the library that we wouldn’t disturb the other library users. We were given one of the interview rooms, which was a bit cramped for five of us, but made it very cosy and friendly. We welcomed new members Georgia and Martin, and we welcomed Pat back. Rob couldn’t join us again this week as he had some interviews […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 9 September 2019

Despite various promises from various people, there were still only two of us at the writers’ group this week. Not that we mind, we get one-to-one feedback on several extracts or pieces of work in one go. But it would be nice to see a few others start to attend as well, especially those who promised that they would. Pauline is collecting her memories together, hopefully into at least several sections if not several volumes. Material she has already written […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 2 September 2019

The schools still weren’t quite back on Monday when we met after the August bank holiday, and while there were three of us present this time, one of us, the librarian, had to help with staff training. Pauline and I are qetting quite used to having the whole 90 minutes to ourselves! Fortunately, Pauline had pretty much sorted out most of her technical issues and had managed to write something new for this week. She kicked off with A Bird in […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 19 August 2019

As expected, I was the only one at this week’s writers’ group on Monday. Fortunately, I’d received apologies in advance and was able to go prepared. I said I’d go to every meeting, even if no one else was expected in case someone unexpected turned up. I took some work with me and cleared thirty-odd pages and several chapters of editing work. We’re not meeting next week, due to the library being closed for the bank holiday. And I have […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 12 August 2019

Apparently, we have one or two new members coming to join us in September. We should also get some of our absent members back too. I don’t know how Pauline and I will cope when we have to share our 90 minutes again! The more the merrier, though. And we’re looking forward to hearing and discussing more work. Pauline had another technological disaster in the week. Word wouldn’t let her do anything to any of her files. She has fixed […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 5 August 2019

As there is likely to be just the two of us for a few weeks, we both agreed to either finish something else that we’ve started or else continue in a similar vein. “R” had promised to leave something at the desk for us to read, if he had written anything during his absence, and as there was nothing passed on to us, we simply launched into a discussion about various writerly things and what a bad week we’d both […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “finish something”

The theme for this week’s meeting, for everyone, was “finish something”. This is because we had all started something for each of the various themes so far, or even just as ongoing work, and now it was time to have a finished product, or part-product, as a result. “P” was first to kick off with a merger of the two stories she wrote for the previous week. She joined the two shorts together so that she had one product of […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “this is the end”

Once again there were three of us at the meeting, plus one apology. We wish a speedy to recovery to our member who is currently getting over a recent operation. The theme for this week’s meeting, for those not already working on something, was “this is the end”. One member had also been set at least one of the previous themes prior to her coming along. “P” was first to start, with her contribution entitled The Old Man. It was […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “the old man”

The group is still very much in its infancy and we’re still finding our feet, so the library forgot that we’d changed the start time this week from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. When I got there, I was quite excited to see that a space at the table had been “bagsied”. I’d seen a chap walk in before me with a rucksack on his back, and then he came out again to go to his car and had left the rucksack […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: Monday 8 July 2019

We welcomed another new member to the group yesterday, who hadn’t been able to come before now due to various reasons. But she hopes to be with us every week if possible. There were still two extended apologies until September, one member sent her apologies due to ill health, and another didn’t think she could get there for the new time, but would try her best to join us before the end. The first few minutes were getting to know […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “death at the pit-head”

I didn’t go to the meeting last Monday because I already had a dental appointment, and one we’d been waiting for for a long time. I had an email from the library anyway, saying none of the others could make it either. So I didn’t miss very much. This week, we had apologies from two members again, but we also had a new member, who I had very recently met online in a Facebook group I’ve just joined. And so […]

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Goldthorpe Writers: “steam trains”

Last week I joined a new writers’ group over in Barnsley. Goldthorpe is about 25 minutes away by car, even if I do have to wait on two level crossings for trains. The library is really nice and one of my favourites. When I lived in Barnsley, I used to go there quite often. There were only five of us last week, but we’re hoping that with a bit of an advertising splurge over the summer, there may be a […]

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