Sunday, 17 March 2013

Writers at work...

As I'm currently working and traveling like a mad thing for my day job , and when I have some insomnia I'm editing the final version of Eden's Revenge, this is going to be a short blog. The attached photo was taken last night at one of our Writers Group meetings. The group is called Men With Pens (MWP), though evidently there are women members! That's a long story... But these are some of my trusty fellow writer colleagues (all published) who give me regular critical feedback on my chapters and short stories. We meet up about once every three weeks, and we're brutally honest with our critiques, which includes being nice when the writing is good.

We meet at a restaurant in Montparnasse, Paris, where the waiters and waitresses are used to our occasional boisterous moments in our regular 3hr sessions including main course, dessert, wine and heavy editing comments.

Occasionally someone from a table nearby asks us what on Earth we are doing? We normally laugh, and reply that that is indeed the very question we're trying to answer... Then we add that we're writers, and people nod, accept our eccentricities, and get on with their meals.

I've come to the conclusion over the years that only writers truly understand writers, so we need to stick together, because otherwise it's a lonely business!

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