Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A Big Adventure With Benjamin Scott

This evening Benjamin Scott returned to Norwich Writers' Circle for our Children's Adventure Story Competition adjudication.

The freelance writer commented on the competition entries in a variety of ways, these included that the stories:
  • Focused on a boy, as per his original recommendations
  • Had an adventure element that made your heart race
  • Had a strong, logical, emotional and narrative flow
  • Featured an interesting central character
  • Were appropriate as short stories, and not as longer prose
  • Did not use the word 'that' needlessly
  • Had been proof read, with any mistakes corrected
After hearing Ben's valued feeback, we then heard a selection of the winning entries. As with our previous competition, 3 winners were selected along with 2 commendations.

The winners were:

1st - The Cooper Prize
Night River
by Sally Newton

by Doreen Rosser

The Big Weekend
by Mickie Dann

Tibor Finds A Halo
by Anne Funnell

The Blue Lady
by Victoria Bartlett

The next NWC meeting is after Easter on 6th April.

Our 6th April meeting is a talk by Andrew Brammer on Writing Humour Based On Personal Experiences. This meeting will also include the popular author performing some of his tall tales.

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