Writing Hour Roundup: 7 February 2023

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“The People’s Friend” Writing Hour is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Twitter. It’s a time when we can get together with writers for a chat and it’s always heaps of fun!

Every week we summarise everything that went on right here for those who missed out.

Spring seems to be on its way! What’s your favourite thing about this time of year? 

Flowers and greenery, bird song, longer days . . . what’s not to love? 

For those heading into autumn in the southern hemisphere, we hope you enjoy the lower temperatures and the beautiful changing of the leaves. 

What’s your work in progress at the moment? If you’re not writing, what’s your reading in progress? 

It’s so exciting to see what you’re all working on. It looks like we have a brilliant bunch of stories and pocket novels on the way! 

What things do you do to bring your characters to life when you’re writing them? How do you make them feel real for the reader? 

You all had some great tips on how you handle this part of the writing process.

If you were to open your own bookshop, would it have a theme? Would you have a cafe in it? 

There are some great ideas for bookshops in the thread. We especially love the idea of a “Friend” café! 

We could have authors reading their poems and stories, and serve the food from our lovely recipes! 

We may be getting carried away . . .  

If you could chat for an hour to any character from a book, who would it be and what would you ask them? 

As always, we had some brilliant answers! 

Have you hit any of your writing goals of 2023 yet? 

Congratulations to those who already have! If you haven’t, don’t worry, there are still ten and a half months to go and we have faith in you.

We’ll see you at our next Writing Hour on Twitter — 11 a.m. on Tuesday 14 February, 2023.

Or catch up on 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.