Welcome back to another Writing Hour Roundup.
“The People’s Friend” Writing Hour is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Twitter and it’s always a brilliant time! It’s a time when we can get together with writers for a chat.
Every week we summarise everything that went on for those who missed out.
This week we’re talking about current reads, cruise ship stories and strangest research topics.
How is everyone? What’s your news from the past seven days?
Jubilee weekend is still on everybody’s mind – Prince Louis’ antics and the Queen’s afternoon tea with Paddington being at the forefront! What an amazing celebration to experience during our lifetime.
Somehow some of you also managed to get some writing and editing done!
Out of everything you’ve written, what’s your favourite story?
Lots of you said the first story you had accepted for the “Friend”!
We’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite story that we’ve read from our writers. The quality is truly top notch.
What’s everyone reading at the moment and would you recommend it?
Here’s the breakdown of genres our writers are reading this week!
What’s the strangest thing you’ve researched for a story?
These are by far the weirdest and funniest answers we’ve seen during Writing Hour!
The mating habits of gentoo penguins.
— Alison Wassell (@lilysslave) June 7, 2022
A4. Those everlasting pills I mentioned in passing in my Victorian short story Lavender and Leeches 🙂 Little antimony pills swallowed for stomach complaints… then washed and reused for the whole family. #PFWritingHour
— Kitty-Lydia Dye (@KittyLydiaDye) June 7, 2022
Poisonous plants! I borrowed a book from the library and the librarian gave me a quizzical look, so I felt that I needed to explain it was research, for a story.
— Sally Suffolk (@SallyWriteType) June 7, 2022
Now that things are slowly getting back to normal, do you find you have less time for writing and reading?
Most of you have found that although life is getting busier, that you can still find the time for reading and writing.
Angie Keeler summed it up!
No matter how busy life becomes, there is always time to indulge in both of these. It’s as natural as breathing, to me 🙂
— Angie Keeler (@keelerangie) June 7, 2022
Jenny Worstall had a good point:
Less unbroken time, for sure, but maybe more to write about now the new ‘normal’ has started.
— Jenny Worstall 🌻 (@JennyWorstall) June 7, 2022
If you were asked to write a story set on a cruise ship, would you make it contemporary or historical? Romance or crime?
We’re absolutely interested in reading cruise ship stories! The ideas in the thread are brilliant!
This might be our favourite idea though . . .
How about a People’s Friend Workshop on a cruise ship ?
— Jane Burns (@Author2017) June 7, 2022
We’ll see you at our next Writing Hour on Twitter — 11 a.m. on Tuesday 14 June, 2022.
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