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Friday, November 06, 2009





APOLOGIES: Morag, Angela P, Ruth, Debbie, Barry and Trish.

ATTENDING: Shaun, Ros, Liliane, Jane, Sandy, Cathy, Amanda, Tony, Dick, Stephen, Peter and Dave (chair)


We hear that our friend Geraldine Rose has registered for the National Novel Writing Month that is taking place now, in November. Geraldine won this competition about four years ago. Essentially you have to write a novel of 175 pages amounting to 50,000 words or more between 1st November and midnight on 30th November. It is quantity that counts in this instance rather than quality! No other Scribbler has entered as far as we are aware. Good luck Geraldine!

The Murder Mystery script, “The Crabby Arms Affair”, has duly been handed over to Rushmere Players who had their first read-through last night (Monday) and it seemed to be well accepted with only one contentious issue being deleted! The Colneis PTA will advertise the event play for ‘Adults Only’. The performance has been pencilled in for Saturday February 6th which unfortunately clashed with Springfield Follies pantomime and means that one of its writers, Tony, will miss out. There seemed no alternative to overcome the dilemma.

Our next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 17th November has been cancelled – the reason being that Felixstowe TV are presenting a showing of ‘The Lost Sock’ on the same evening and have invited Felixstowe Scribblers to attend. The film will shown at St. Andrews Church Hall in Felixstowe with a start time of 7.30pm.
This provides an opportunity to view the film and witness the results of the Scribblers labour of love! More to the point, entry is free!

Spaces are limited and with twelve of our group already booked to go along it is essential to reserve a place if you would also like to see it. Please drop an email to giles@felixstowetv.co.uk as soon as possible or, if you prefer, to scribblers@btinternet.com.

Our book launch will take place as originally stated, on Saturday 28 November with a 7.00 pm for 7.30 start at the Castle Lodge Hotel. A bar will be available with along with music provided by Kol Paterson. The object is to sell as many anthologies as possible with profits going to EACH. Thanks go to the many people who have pre-ordered their copies which will be available for collection on the night. Here’s hoping for a good turn-out!


The 1,500 word open themed assignments:

Sandy: Resolution
Dick: The Traveller

The 500 word assignment “Foreign Country” or “Fantasy” or both.

Shaun: Eating Custard
Stephen: Florida
Ros: Hauntingly Foreign but Beautiful
Liliane: Don’t Invade My World
Jane: The Real Fantasy
Cathy: Foreign Country
Amanda: A Little After 5am In The North Sea
Tony: Snakes on the Plain
Peter: Gulana Fawkes
Dave: Reality, a Past Fantasy


Will be at St. Andrews Church Hall on Tuesday 17th for the film “The Lost Sock”.

OUR NEXT MEETING at Felixstowe Library ....

Takes place on Tuesday 1st December at 7.30 pm in the Room at the Top, Felixstowe Library.

The 1,500 word work on the 1st December will be read by Shaun and Tony.

The 500 word homework assignment should be centred on a Christmas or New Year theme.

Until next time

Keep Scribbling!

Support those who support us! Have a look at Scott’s website at http://www.mrcobblerandmrlocks.co.uk
Don’t forget that Scott has special ‘Felixstowe Scribblers’ mugs on sale at £5 each. Not only does it have the Scribblers logo on the front, but your name can also be added on the rear.


Smooth & Groovy
For all occasions
Solo piano to 5-piece band
CD available on request
Tel: 01473 712624
Email: kol@ourservice2u.co.uk


Castle Lodge Hotel
Chevalier Rd
IP11 7JW
TEL: 01394 282149


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NEW: www.WritingRaw.com is proud to announce November’s 7-Question Interview with the following authors:

• Michelle Cooper: Award-winning author for teenagers
• Robert Dunbar: Cult Horror author
• Lev Grossman: Senior writer and book critic for TIME
• J. A. Jance: New York Times bestselling author
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• Graham Masterton: Bestselling horror novelist
• Jack McDevitt: Award winning author of SciFi
• Alyson Noël: Bestselling teen novelist
• Lavie Tidhar: Award winning author of SciFi/Horror
• Charles Todd: Award nominated Mystery author
• David Wellington: Contemporary American horror author


• Profiled 7 Question Author Interview: Karen Kingsbury

• Profiled 7 Question Publisher Interview: David L. Young, Nousemoise Publishing

• Profiled Public Relations Interview: Paula Margulies, Paula Margulies Communications
and, 7 Question Author Interview: Paula Margulies, author of Coyote Heart

• Profiled WritingRaw Author: Jason M. Green

• Profiled WritingRaw Poet: Twist and Turns of Life, by Marvin Alexander

• Online Novel Highlight: The Blessing Game, by Ronald L. Gillum

Assorted: Awakening the Inner Sense: Some Methods and Meditation Objects by Floco Tausin

Artist's Touch by Avily Jerome
Bipolar by Debra Ann Elliott
Casting Seeds by Cyn Armes
Ghost Town by Daniel W. Davis
Green Eyed Monster by Claire Godden-Rowland
In Her Eyes by Raphael Henaut
Nothing That Needed Eyes by Bob Sanchez
Range Fed Chicken by Bruce Payne
Shei Bi Wo Zhen by Raphael Henaut
The Green Door by Derek G Rogers
The Hint of the Century by David Lindsay

Really Bad Shakespeare: Episode 2
The Dream Group: 1 by Steven E. Liebowitz, Ed.D.

5 Poems by James Dye by James Dye
7 Poems by Marilyn Worship by Marilyn Worship
Clean! by Dekanogi Ulogilv
Filling Miley's Water Bowl by Danny P. Barbare
Hooked on Trash by Carole D Zebaze
I Do Not by Dekanogi Ulogilv
I Hate You Like This by Susan McIntosh
Joanna Grant: A Small Collection by Joanna Grant
Love by Imagination by David Burton
Meeting as Friends by Frank Joussen
Poems by Dr. Ram Sharma by Dr. Ram Sharma
The Tastee Freeze by Katherine M. Searle
The Twelve Kisses of Saturn: a collection of poetry by Wrulf VonGlashaus-Steinberger
The Wounded Warrior by Dekanogi Ulogilv
Under the Influence by Carole D Zebaze

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Premier Screenwriting Competition 2009
‘From page to screen’
Writers International Premier Screen Talent:


Writers International premier screenwriting competition, Wipst, have announced two more eminent members to the judging panel. Wipst has welcomed Simon Harris, a talented writer and director, along with Allan Cook, who spent over 30 years as a senior producer for the BBC.

Vibe TV’s director, Sue Powell-Reed said, “I’m delighted to have both Simon and Allan on board. They bring extensive experience to the competition, they’ve been there and done it so to speak, and certainly know what to look for. This competition is a wonderful opportunity for raw writing talent, and the winner will benefit enormously from the opportunity of meeting and talking to these professionals already working in the industry.”

Simon’s current projects include a thirty minute television film called The Good Soldier commissioned for the ITV network, writing a new stage play and directing a variety of new theatre productions for 2009. He has more famously and recently written episodes for the BBC’s production of Crash, a hospital drama set in Cardiff. It’s been proven a raging success amongst many. As a graduate of University College of London, Simon then trained as a professional actor at RADA. His CV is overwhelmed with prestigious theatrical roles, having been the Artistic Director of the national company for new writing in Wales and founding the multi-award-winning Sgript Cymru. Simon offered his talent to the prestigious Clore Leadership Programme, considered as quite an achievement as only a small number of directors have done so.

After University, Allan Cook trained with the Arts Council of Great Britain at the Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow under Michael Blakemore. A tour of Rep theatres and a stint in the west end led him to become Administrator to the Billingham Forum Theatre. From there he became Company and Touring Manager to the Lincoln Theatre Royal and then the Welsh National Theatre Company. When the WNTC gave up touring to go into the Casson studio he moved into television "for a year or two". The year or two became thirty years and he was a senior producer at the BBC in both Childrens and Drama Departments. Since leaving the BBC he has worked on Crossroads, for Peak Viewing Tranatlantic. He has also kept his hand in theatre productions and recently directed "Dandelion" for On the Edge, as well as a national tour of Michael Frayn's "Copenhagen."

Wipst has been created to seek out undiscovered raw talent in the film and television industry, giving hope to young professionals in the field. With just under four weeks to go until the closing date, it’s important that you send your entries in now. It is so difficult to break into the business, to get seen or heard, but with a short movie/television programme to show, you can enter film festivals or send it to directors and producers and all the people that make things happen.

The closing date is November 30th 2009, and the overall winner will be announced on January 18, 2010. A pilot (10 minutes) will be commissioned to promote the screenplay which will be filmed in March/April 2010 at an appropriate location for the film/television screenplay.

Contact editor@vibetv.tv for more information, or visit our website at www.vibetv.tv/competition.aspx and click on the Wipst competition icon.



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