ABC Open’s 500 word topic for our ‘third Monday’ meeting in November will be ‘My Big Secret’ ‘Are you ready to get that secret off your chest? Maybe it was a spontaneous act of daredevilry that friends would never believe, a youthful transgression, or an embarrassing experience you’ve never been able to laugh about - until now. Describe the incident, the stakes at play, why you’ve kept it a secret and what it feels like to share it now that you are older and wiser.’ Topics such as this can appear rather heavy going, but somehow we each manage to interpret them differently, usually with a lightness of touch which makes sharing them enjoyable.
An end of year challenge remains – to write a short stand up comedy routine. Sharing these should be a fun thing to do just before Christmas. Writing Workshop is being offered again in 2016 –if you are interested in reminiscence based writing, with an occasional change of genre to keep things interesting, please think about joining us.