Writing Hour Roundup: 18 October 2022

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“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 right here for those who missed out.

This week we talked we talked about dream TV casts for your stories, writing advice and your good news.

How is everyone? What has made you smile in the past seven days?

Autumn colours, upcoming holidays and day trips, dancing, and even Polly Pullar’s beautiful hen! There is lots to look back on with a smile.

If one of your stories or books were being made into a film, who would you cast in the main roles?

Fay Keenan always has a moodboard. That’s such a fabulous idea!

If only we had a channel for adaptations of fiction from The People’s Friend! TPF-TV anyone?

What’s the best part about being an author?

Losing yourself in the story as you write, acceptances and publication days, escaping into a whole new world created by you, seeing the look on a loved one’s face when they’re holding your story in their hands . . .

The list could go on!

What’s the one piece of advice you would like to ask a successful author?

There were some great questions.

Do you prefer bookshops to be quiet places?

Most people said they prefer a livelier bookshop with lots of books being bought, a friendly vibe and maybe a coffee shop.

A few of you would like a quieter setting though – to browse the shelves and start reading your new book!

Do you have any writing or reading news that you’d like to share? 

The People’s Friend power couple!

We’re looking forward to you joining us!

I’ve been loving the series, too, Mary. Now I have the urge to dive back into Tolkien’s books as well!

We’ll see you at our next Writing Hour on Twitter — 11 a.m. on Tuesday 25 October, 2022.

Or click here to see our previous roundups.

Abigail Phillips

Abbie is the newest member of the fiction team at the "Friend." She loves how varied the role is - every day is different and there is always a new story to read. She is keen to work closely with established writers and discover new writers, too.