The End

January 23, 2011

…at least for now. Due to lack of members, Fatfield Writers is no more.

Try Biddick Writers at the Arts Centre, or if you fancy starting up something new, drop me a line and I’ll let the few members we had know about it.


A New Home

March 18, 2010

From Saturday, April 3rd, Fatfield Writers will have a new home at the North Biddick Social Club on Bonemill Lane, Washington. Membership to Biddick Social Club is £2 for the first year and £1 for every year after that.

Meetings will take place in the Lounge from 3pm to 5pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

If you are interested in creative writing, at any level, please come along.

See you there!

Colin M

More Work Out There

January 31, 2010

Yes it’s true, I’ve been busy again.

Another story of mine has been posted up on the web, this time on the excellent CyberSchizoid blog.

It’s a short horror tale called Red Sky. Please peruse and let me know what you think, either here or under the story.
Read it here

We’re Googleable!

January 30, 2010

Okay, it’s not exactly front page of the The Times, but Fatfield Writers are now on show to the world. Google ‘Fatfield Writers‘ and we (finally) come out top!

Fatfield Writers

Fame At Last! – (well, maybe)

January 27, 2010

Just a quick entry to mention I have a short story titled Lover Boy posted up on the Fear and Trembling horror E-zine website.

It seems so long ago now since I wrote it way back in the warmth of August. Please go and have a read and let me know what you think.

Lover Boy

A Reading List

January 23, 2010

For the aspiring writer there a huge amount of how-to books, all promising to teach us newbies how to write that bestseller. Sometimes it seems that there are more books about writing than there are writers. So which ones are the best for someone looking to improve their craft? Well, the answer can often be a specific and personal one, but I have dug up and have a few that I would recommend anyone take a look at. So, without further ado and in no particular order, here is the list of books on writing that I find useful.

1. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott.

This great book is a writer’s personal account of their approach to writing. It not only covers the usual techniques of writing that we are looking for but also covers a writer’s frame of mind, dealing with those pesky internal voices that and ways of looking around for inspiration.

2. Solutions for Writers by Sol Stein.

This book largely focuses on techniques and methods of writing a good book that you can pick up and use. There is a very useful section on revision (that part of the process is a personal hatred of mine) and honing that loose first draft. Each method Stein proposes is well illustrated with examples.

3. On Writing by Stephen King.

This book is flat-out great, both as a guide and as a good read about a hugely successful and popular writer. The first section, C.V. is a no-nonsense account of how and why Stephen King became a writer all told in his own inimitable style. Toolbox, deals with the skills and implements a writer uses to create. This is all laid out in a straightforward manner for the reader, breaking it down in a brutally honest fashion. Don’t miss the final pages, which include a reading list, and a fascinating re-drafting example of his story 1408.

So there’s a small sample and plenty of reading for anyone interested in discovering more about writing. Enjoy!

Welcome Writers!

January 12, 2010

Hello and welcome to the brand new Fatfield Writers web and blogsite. We hope you stay a while and look about. If you live close by, give us a bell. If you don’t, then bookmark the site and stay tuned for news and blogs from the Fatfield Writers.