Welcome to my interview with Nicky Peacock from Creative Minds Writing.
Hello Nicky. Can you please tell us a bit about your writing group?
Creative Minds Writing, held every second Thursday at 7.30pm at the Beefeater pub in Corby.
How many members, on average, does your group have?
Who are you and what is your role within the group?
I’m the organiser.
How are your sessions structured?
We have an initial chat, then talk about work that has been previously emailed around. We then update each other on what we are working on. Sometimes we also do writing exercises and games.
What types of things do you cover in your group?
Anything to do with writing, publishing and reading as well.
What have been some of your most popular/successful activities?
We all wrote a paragraph of a story and had to identify who wrote which piece.
What genres do the members of your group write?
There is a lot of diversity - everything from thrillers to creative non-fiction.
Have you ever written collectively as a group, such as producing an anthology?
We have all written stories inspired by a theme, but not put them together into an anthology.
What kind of support does your writing group provide for its writers?
Help with formatting, editing, opportunities.
Where do you get your ideas/writing prompts from?
They just seem to come up whilst talking to one another.
What is the best piece of writing advice you've been given?
Read the publisher guidelines.
What is the best piece of writing advice you give?
As above! Plus actually write something! You’d be surprised how many writers there are out there who don’t actually produce any work.
Do you have guest speakers at your group?
Do members of the group get a chance to run/lead a session or part of a session?
Does your writing group have a website/blog/Twitter/Facebook?
How would someone go about joining your group?
They need to get in touch with me Nicky, my email is on the website.
Thank you Nicky.