Hard to critique own writing
The 10-minute exercise this month was to write a brief comment about our own writing – ‘My writing is good/ bad/indifferent because…’
This is a difficult exercise, because we all want to think we are good writers, but we don’t want to seem boastful. It is quite hard to be subjective about your own work.
The October project/homework was ‘neighbourhood support’. We have all experienced neighbourhood support (or not) at different levels, depending whether we live ‘cheek-by-jowl’ in town, or far apart and disconnected out in the back country. Personally, having experienced both, I have found the neighbours in the country to be less afraid of being accused of interfering – in the country people depend on each other much more in the various crises that may arise.
The next meeting will be on Thursday November 16 at midday.. Bring your lunch. As usual, this will be at the Stratford Community House, 52 Juliet Street, Stratford.
The subject for November is a story or poem containing the words ‘sorry about that!’