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Les Clarke

Hi folks. I joined a well-established writing group last year. It was quite harrowing coming into a room with 16 people all sat there who all knew each other and I had to introduce myself and tell them about myself and my writing. But, I needn’t have worried, they all made me very welcome and the course ran for 6 weeks and I’ve done three now and it really is challenging. You’re giving a theme or you choose a photo or it might be you have to write about ‘conflict’ or some other emotion and you have to do it there and then in 6 minutes on a timer! And then you read your work back to the group and they comment. It’s amazing how we can all have the same topic some weeks but we all see it and write about it in our own way. Go for it, that’s what I say. Les