Plot Bunnies meetings, and other news

Our meetings, and other news

Next meeting, 15th October

Please be aware that the next meeting is on Tuesday 15th of October, in the snug at the Three Jolly Butchers, North Road, from 7 o'clock onwards.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO SUSPEND MEETINGS THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, AND WE WILL RECONVENE IN JANUARY (THE 7TH). THIS IS TO GIVE PEOPLE TIME TO DO NANOWRIMO AND TO THEN GET CHRISTMAS/YULE/WHATEVER OUT OF THE WAY WITHOUT HAVING MEETINGS TO GO TO AS WELL.

Please email fiver [at] plotbunnies.co.uk before coming to a meeting. If you come and fiver isn't expecting you, you may be turned away, as our meetings are private.

While you are welcome to bring samples of your writing (members often read aloud for instant feedback), critiques are also made online, where only other members of the group can read what you've written - that part of our website is private. It is best if you email us before coming to a meeting to introduce yourself in person, then (if we get on) we'll invite you to become a member. Membership has always been, and remains, by invitation only. We insist on meeting you first. This works both ways, of course. We may not be the right group for you. (See our About page here.) If we are, though, and we all get along, we'll ask you for the most convenient email address so we can set up an account for you asap. Being a member costs nothing[*]. The only thing you need to pay for is your beer.

In the meantime, keep scribbling, keep reading, and hopefully we'll see you in the pub.

fiver & webmaster

[*] We ask that members contribute £1 at meetings, so that webmaster is not footing the bill for the website on his own. This is, however, purely voluntary - we do not charge our members.

myperfectpitch.com

We had this email from author Brian Grove. If you are looking for publishers who may be interested in your work, this site may be able to help you.

The members of your writers' group will undoubtedly be aware of the costs involved purchasing writers' yearbooks for submitting work to publishers.

Hay Festival

Each year, at Hay-on-Wye, there is a festival of literature spread over the space of a couple of weeks, from the end of May till early June. During that time, the little town, which in any case has so many second-hand bookshops it's a bookworm's heaven, is crawling with writers. There are lectures and workshops throughout, after which writers stay behind to sign books. All in all, it's a great time.

Call for book reviews

Have you ever loved a book so much, it changed your life? Have you read a book that has stayed with you years later, even if you’ve never read it again?

If so, we want to hear from you. You don’t need to be a member of Brighton Plot Bunnies to contribute, just a person who reads a lot and can tell good writing from bad, can tell a good story from a nondescript one, and can tell the difference between full, rounded characters and cardboard cutouts.