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Writers Federation of London - Inspiration

WF London Writers

WF London Writers is a local writing group which hopes to promote writing in London. The group meets every fortnight to share work, news and ideas with others in the group.

A brief description of what happens during a typical meeting:

A member will bring about 8 copies of a piece of work they wish to share with the group and hand these out to each member present. They will then read out their work before the group will discuss it, making comments and suggestions.

Inspiration

The inspiration to write can come from a number of aspects. All of which will be views differently by each writer. The environment you write in can have the greatest impact.

Some writers will have a specific pen which they use to write their novels, others will find inspiration in their antique desk. Other writers will benefit from their location; a quiet library or a busy train.

Many of our writers come from a working environment which has some sort if literate aspect involved. Many of our members are proofing reading experts and will assist out fellow writers in their progression of writing style.

Inspiration from Great Writers

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. She is the author of the novels Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo, The End of Mr. Y, and Our Tragic Universe. Scarlett’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and she has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the South African Boeke Prize.

In 2001 she was included in the Independent on Sunday's list of the UK's 20 best young writers, and in 2002 she won an Elle Style Award for the novel Going Out. She has written short fiction and articles for various anthologies and publications, including Nature Magazine, the Guardian and the Independent on Sunday. She has also had stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

She currently lives in Kent, UK, where she teaches Creative Writing. In her spare time she is studying for an MSc in Ethnobotany. She is currently working on her ninth novel, The Seed Collectors.

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