A couple of writing friends and I launched a new blog a fe weeks ago; we want to promote the work of writers in Somerset (although we are fairly flexible on that one!) and share stories, poems, verse, stuff… to encourage and support others just like us!

Although there are plenty of people in my head all the time, writing is a solitary pastime; even on a crowded train, or in a busy café, when you are writing, it is just you and the words and the page. It’s so easy to become too close to what we create, too fond of our characters, descriptions, lovingly wrought phrases, or too critical and dismissive of what we produce. Nothing is better than having a kindly critic, to praise, or suggest or point out; it’s easy to lose sight of the end product and not be objective, and not see the strengths of the piece, but only the weaknesses.

I mentioned our new blog here when we launched it, and now I’m delighted to say we have some great pieces of writing – and more to come! We’ve called ourselves The Moving Dragon Writes, partly because the emblem for Somerset is a dragon, and partly from the line from Fitzgerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, ‘The moving finger writes and having writ moves on…’

One of the writers we have met is  the very talented Rebecca Sherratt, and she has kindly shared some of her work with us. You can see more of what she writes – and draws, here:

https://rebeccasherratt.wordpress.com/

We really welcome other writers to our dragons’ den; if you would like to see our blog, you can find us here:

https://somersetwriters.wordpress.com

and if you want to read more of our own work, we publish our e-books through Amazon:

Lois Elsden – https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lois+elsden

Richard Kefford – https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=richard+kefford

 

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