Since moving back to Durban two and half years ago (after 17 years in Johannesburg) I have been meaning to find a writing group to join but a busy life mixed with an (un)healthy dose of procrastination has kept me from actually getting out and doing it.
So when I heard via a family member that this month's meeting was themed around social media and would feature a talk and workshop conducted by local social media fundi Fred Felton I decided this was the perfect opportunity to jump in and get involved.
After the break he conducted a short workshop consisting of working in small groups of 3 - 4 to write a really short piece of flash fiction - most of the offerings were only one or two sentences.
The idea was to learn to encapsulate a story in a very short piece of text - an essential skill when it comes to communicating effectively on a medium like Twitter with its 140 character limit).
Fred has written a post on his own blog titled When Crowdsourcing Collides With Writers containing his own comments and the contributions of each group. Click the link below to read the post. In case you were wondering I was in the group called 2thepoint.