because of my work commitments and also still reading/critiq.g the synopses/1000 word piece or first 3 chapters of two other writers from VG's Novelisis Club(being workshoped ALONGSIDE MY OWN WORK ON SATURDAY!)...have to select a 4 minute reading for our City Cert. end of term reading to publishers agents - not sure what yet...I thought I'd try out perhaps the prolgue for the openning Chapter and the inciting incident in chapter one...maybe something from Almir and Roland stuff too could work.
The critiq.g of other writers work continues to enlighten and encourage me but takes concentrated effort..yesterday I read a synopsis and 1000 word piece on the tube and sat in First Out Cafe for an hour and a half to do the comments/feedback. I hadnt been into First out for x years(lets just say a long time!) and its not changed one bit. It still the same atmosphere of vague gay political rebeliousness reminiscent of the 80's when it opened and the scene was still largely based in Earls Court. The latter has now completely dissappeared.I only uncovered this 18 months ago on a visit to Gay London Writers group which used to meet over there and I had to pass by all the old venues - it was at that group I heard about the City Cert. course...a recent graduate of it attended the groupIt too now has folded 9though am not surprised) ; the couple of meetings I went too I must say were almost short stories in themselves...right, need to shave, shower and het reay for the day!