Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Hastings Writer's Group

I was at the HWG meeting last night and was most impressed by the quality, quantity and humour of entries to their competition for writing a piece of up to 1000 words "In the Style of" some named author. Those imitated, parodied or ripped off were Colin Dexter, Joanne Trollope, Flanders and Swan, Mills and Boon, Pam Ayres, Proust, Longfellow, Brendan Behan, Damon Runyan, and probably some others I've failed to recall. My contribution was a chess-related version of Longfellow's "Excelsior". The next competition is for a 2000-word mystery story; I must start making some notes of ideas.


  1. Hi George,

    Chess enthusiasts will love to see your contribution. Please post it.

    Do you have a recreational mathematics group there too? What are its activities?

    Awani Kumar

  2. I submitted it to The Problemist, but received a rather ambiguous reply from the editor, so am unclear if it will appear there.

    I did have a Maths Rec group on MSN, but that was moved to Multiply and I've heard no more of it. Ed Pegg's forum is the best.

    By the way I missed out P. G. Wodehouse from the list of authors.