Wednesday Write-in #41


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Prompts

audit  ::  smother  ::  lost property  ::  plumber  ::  disneyland

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein if you like, and comment with a link so we can read it.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.
  • If you want to write a poem, a script, or something completely different, feel free.

Get Involved

Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

Read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Wednesday Write-in #40


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Prompts

blogging  ::  redhead  ::  golden days  ::  explain  ::  storm

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein if you like, and comment with a link so we can read it.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.
  • If you want to write a poem, a script, or something completely different, feel free.

Get Involved

Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

Read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Wednesday Write-in #39


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Prompts

report  ::  scorched  ::  landslide  ::  dead end  ::  rosemary

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein if you like, and comment with a link so we can read it.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.
  • If you want to write a poem, a script, or something completely different, feel free.

Get Involved

Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

Read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Creative Writing workshop tomorrow!

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For those who haven’t yet heard, there is no writers’ circle meeting next week. Instead we’re having a special trip to Manchester City Art Gallery tomorrow afternoon.

I will facilitate a session of creative writing exercises, responding to different artworks around the gallery. We’ll be doing a few different things and moving around, and hopefully try something new!

We’ll meet in the café at 12:45. Go in by the main entrance off Mosley Street, and head all the way to the right into the larger café area (not the smaller part by the gift shop). Please be prompt, because we’ll head up into the galleries at 1pm and if you’re late you might miss us!

Wednesday Write-in #38


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Prompts

sandwich  ::  country house  ::  atheist  ::  slate  ::  second hand

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein if you like, and comment with a link so we can read it.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.
  • If you want to write a poem, a script, or something completely different, feel free.

Get Involved

Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

Read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Stuff and Nonsense

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Wenesday Write-in

You might notice that I’ve updated the text of the weekly Wednesday Write-in posts, and that there hasn’t been a featured writer post for a while. I realised that having a ‘winner’ each week had strayed from the fundamental idea of just getting people to have a go at writing. This isn’t meant to be a competition, it’s about having a go and practising. So, hopefully nobody minds, but I won’t be picking a featured writer any more.

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Anthology

On the other hand, I’d like to start having regular contests (perhaps quarterly, maybe every six months) to produce a book of short stories by CAKE.writers. The first anthology has been in progress now for almost a year so I’m hoping to get that sorted in the next couple of months. But if you think you’d like to get involved with making our own book stick your hand up!

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Flash Fiction Day

International Flash Fiction Day returns on June 22nd this year and we plan to hold an event in Manchester again, although we’re not quite sure what yet! Put it in your diaries, and tell us what sort of thing you’d like to do. Like last year, we’d love to tie it with an online event (last time we had a flash fiction competition open), so if you have any ideas please comment.

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The writing group is moving from May 19th to May 12th. So, we’ll see you again this Sunday, after which the next meeting will be June 2nd. We’ll also meet in Salford Zine Library from now on, instead of The Nook. You find this by walking past the till/kitchen area, through the doors, and go to the second room on the left. It’s much quieter!

Wednesday Write-in #37


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Prompts

shoe polish ::  face  ::  copper  ::  rotten  ::  high altitude

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein if you like, and comment with a link so we can read it.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.
  • If you want to write a poem, a script, or something completely different, feel free.

Get Involved

Look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

Read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!