"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." Harper Lee
** We meet this Tuesday 21st May at 7:00 pm in the Bees Knees at the Battersea Arts Centre.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next Tuesday's Original Writers Group. This workshop will focus on 'Using 1st or 3rd Point of View'. It is being presented by Joe Humphreys, one of the group organisers. To add interest to the evening, Joe has sent me two extracts he'd like us to read and rewrite. Here is an extract written in 1st POV. You may recognise the book it was taken from. Have a go at rewriting into 3rd POV. Click here to download the extract. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SybHNfh00KP44127UBdZssiq-3qsZ5WX2lFckbEe_jA/edit?usp=sharing)
And here is the second extract. It is the beginning of a story written in 3rd POV. Click here to download the extract. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/15WlKg0mjDaqZyeX9eGKUjLaaO5ekJpetYWKP0FKrG6E/edit?usp=sharing)
Congratulates to Qudsia Mirza for being selected as one of the London Library's Emerging Writers. (https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/emerging-writers-launch)
Her beautiful stories of life in Pakistan have attracted attention within the group. She saw the invitation from the London Library and sent in one of her short stories. It just goes to show that you have just got to put your work out into the world.
The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2019
The Royal Society of Literature’s annual prize for unpublished stories is open for entries. There is a prize of £1,000, and the winning entry will be published in Prospect online and in the RSL Review. Stories must be written in English and between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 June 2019. Why not send in a short story - you have nothing to lose! (https://rsliterature.org/award/v-s-pritchett-memorial-prize/)
See you on Tuesday evening!
With best wishes,
From Rupert and the OWG team
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