by Write You Are
‘…and Tide’ is the second volume of published work from the Horwich-based group, Write You Are. This supportive writing group meets each Tuesday morning, and members are encouraged to contribute by reading their own works of poetry or prose. The group also run intelligent and fascinating sessions on subjects useful to the development of their writing craft. Some of the written work inside ‘…and Tide’ has come about as a result of these sessions, or as homework assignments.
‘…and Tide’ is a diverse collection of short works, ideal for dipping into while commuting, or on a tea break.
Contemplation, poetry, prose and so much more.
And Tide: Book 2: A Collection of Work
- "Warm glow time" - PW"I've not been able to concentrate for long since suffering a stroke a year back. Perfect for me" - KA"I feel sad and happy at the same time. I really liked the book, and wish my own writing group would do one just the same. It would be super to get our stories in a book like this that we can give friends as presents" -D McD
- Please note that this is a publisher/author review, and as such is necessarily biased. But it doesn’t mean it doesn’t tell the truth.Do support Scott Martin Productions, a small, new publisher, and read our publications - you can do this for free on Kindle Unlimited. A review would be so gratefully received and would really help us to build up our business. So, go on, think small (publisher) and give us a little bit of a helping hand.‘And Tide’ is the second anthology by Horwich writing group, Write You Are. They are a friendly and talented bunch, and this really is reflected in their writings. The first two volumes, ‘Time’ and ‘…and Tide’ were released simultaneously in 2018, with cover art commissioned by Morrigan, Scott Martin Production’s resident 13 year old artist.Despite the dark-at-times subject matter, the book is nevertheless uplifting, containing as it does short stories which are interspersed with (even shorter) poems and reflections on life, relationships and locations. Memories are expounded. Life is considered. Relationships, in particular, are analysed. We read of leaving an abusive relationship, and the cruelty of a children’s home house mother. We also read of bike-mending togetherness, the uncovering of purple vegetables at a well-used allotment, and of memories come to the fore at well-loved beach landmark, Simpsons Folly. Local-ish touches (Heptonstall Churchyard) combine with thoughtful, beautiful and strong writing on subjects such as the life of a doll, the shades of grief, and the delusional daughter dreams of a weary waitress.For reading while travelling, while commuting, or just for busy people eager to fit words into their busy lives, you could do a lot worse than to support the efforts of this wonderful writing group.