Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Traveller's Tales

This evening Norwich Writers' Circle welcomed Laurence Mitchell.

The local author and travel writer discussed his career to date, and well as launching our In-House Competition Five.

During the evening Laurence discussed his travels to date, and how his keen interest to see the world resulted in a career. We were also some photos from a recent trip to Calcutta and given information on writing for the travel market.

Laurence also informed us what he would be looking for in our witty competition entries. The visiting writers main points were:
  • Show don't tell
  • Have a beginning, middle and end
  • Have an opionion
  • Use culturally relevant metaphors
  • Feature (a) local character(s)
We next meet on 19th April, for the Open Poetry Competition Adjudication and Prize-Giving Meeting. This evening will be hosted by the Competition adjudicator Martin Figura.

1 comment:

  1. Just a thought, but anyone entering the NWC travel writing competition might be interested in this by Bradt/IoS too:


    Laurence Mitchell