It forced me to do it.
I've been resisting running an online writers' circle for, like, forever.
But now that social contact is an impossibility and bearing in mind that my live, monthly writers' circle has been my lifeline for several decades, there was nothing for it. I had no more excuses.
In addition, my diary had always been crazy busy with trips away that meant it was impossible to find a regular day of the week or time of day to hold one. But now we're all working from home and now my diary is free as a bird. It was inevitable.
My writers' circle has gone virtual.
I'm well known for racing headlong into things. I'm a starter, an initiator, an organiser. So, it's no surprise to me that I went from precisely zero online events to three a week in something like three minutes.
There's now a Virtual Writers' Circle on a Monday from 1400-1600 Central European Time and on a Wednesday from 1000-1200 CET AND a Speedwrite Live open event every Friday from 1700-1800 CET. I'm afraid the Wednesday one is full already (I can only take 10 people) but there are some spaces free on the Monday. Friday is open to all, so no restrictions there.
Live Interviews on Facebook Live
I've also taken the bull by the horns and decided to start programming some ad hoc interviews that I'll broadcast live. The first one is with my writing friend, Tom Evans, about beating writers' block. Tom wrote a great book, called Blocks, and so he should know his onions here.
The interview will take place between 1400 and 1500 CET on Thursday 2nd April and will be recorded if you miss it. Join us live on Facebook if you can, via my Jo Parfitt profile page.
To find out more about all my virtual writing events and to sign up please head over to my Jo Parfitt website.
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