Hastings Writers’ Group

We met on Tuesday, September 1 to hear the results of our recent Crime Writing Competition. Our task was to write a 2,000-word crime story, and the judge this time was thriller-writer Phil Viner.

He had a very large number of entries to read, and we were impressed by the time and effort he had put into the task. He also gave us a number of useful pointers about writing in this particular genre.

The lucky winners were: in fourth place, Diana Lock with The Energy of the Crescent Moon, third, Musetta Ripamonti with Yokohama Duet. In second place was Jill Fricker with What the Heron Knows, and in first place, Eileen Masters, with The Police Chief’s New Clothes.

Hastings Writers’ Group meets fortnightly at the White Rock Hotel. If you would like to know more about our activities or to be put on our membership waiting list, please email membership.HWG@gmail.com or telephone Stephanie Gaunt on 01424 252888.

Our current anthology Animal Writes, which benefits RSPCA Bluebell Ridge and also Dogs for the Disabled, can be purchased on-line from our website, www.hastingswriters.co.uk. You can also find our page on Facebook.