Saturday Writing Club

Saturday Writing Club

Post by Iris Carden

The actual physical writing group I belong to started again yesterday. We’ve were in hiatus for a while, with COVID rules and other issues. There’s nothing quite like getting together with other people who share the same interests.

It was just great to get together again and hear each other’s stories.

If the last couple of years has taught me anything, it’s that actually being with other people is a precious thing that I can’t just take for granted.

I hope that over time, Saturday Writing Club will be a virtual version of that, where writers can just enjoy each others’ stories and talk about writing, and look forward to it each week. Not everyone can get to a physical writing group every week, but we should still be able to enjoy sharing each other’s work.

This Week’s Prompt

Image of Blue Moon (mauve coloured) rose with the text: Saturday Writing Club, Writing Prompt

Let’s do some genre mashing. Write a science fiction horror story.

Yes, I know, Mary Shelley already did that when she set out to write a horror story and invented science fiction. Maybe our stories won’t become as famous as hers, but who knows? Maybe they will.


Image of Just Joey, an orange rose, with the text: Saturday Writing Club Discussion.

When did the writing bug bite you?

I fell in love with writing in primary school. Writing compositions was always my chance to escape into some amazing adventure. I had a regular cast of characters, and like some little Australian version of Nancy Drew was off exploring abandoned tunnels and other wonderful, dangerous, things.

When I was writing, I wasn’t the weird little kid who was always being bullied. I was the leader of a group of adventurers and anything was possible.

When and how did you discover you loved to write?

You can write your responses to the Prompt or the Discussion or both in the comments, or on your own website and post a link to the post in the comments. If you need a website, you can get a free WordPress site here. (If you use this referral link to set up a WordPress account, you and I will both receive WordPress credit.)


By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


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