“He had bacon and eggs as usual for his breakfast, but his bottom was still bleeding so we took him to the vet.”
I love Bugged Project already. What writer could resist the temptation to put their highly tuned eavesdropping skills to such good use. Want to know more?
From Bugged: The Basics
Writers of the UK: on July 1st, go forth and eavesdrop. Write something based on what you hear. Send it to us by August 15th. The good stuff appears here: the best of the best in an anthology, coming October 2010. Our ten core writers will also be in the book.
The ten core writers include:
- David Calcutt Playwright and novelist
- David Gaffney Short stories and flash fiction
- Ian Marchant Travelogue writer and novelist
- Jenn Ashworth Jenn Ashworth, author of A Kind of Intimacy
- Jo Bell Poet and budding playwright
- Leila Rasheed Children’s author
- Mary Cutler Longest serving writer on The Archers
- Mil Millington Writer
- Stephanie Dale Author of plays for stage and radio
- Stuart Maconie Writer and BBC broadcaster
Between now and 1 July I’ll be honing my eavesdropping into a higher art whether I’m in the garden, walking down the road, at the shops or waiting in the queue at the doctors. Bus journeys – yes, maybe I’ll spend a day on the bus …
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Oh, and thanks to the lovely Bugged who give my ‘overhearing’ an anonymous mention here!