Thanks All Round…

Thanks 2For the ninth straight year, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle hosted a one-day Literary Festival on the Wednesday of Chudfest week, taking over the marquee for a whole twelve hours. And what a great day it was. From the moment people started arriving just after 9am until the last person left more than twelve hours later, we drank tea or coffee until the bar opened; nibbled our way through six packets of biscuits; demolished lunch and supper; and talked writing, writers and words all day! Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Time!

squareAfter months of preparation, we are just a few days away from this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival, which takes place next Wednesday, 10th July. CWC members have been working really hard in the run-up to the event, and everyone has their jobs on the day. In today’s post, we bring you details of the brave folks facing the Dragons, and a reminder of our guest speakers for the evening. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Kate aka Elizabeth

I’ve been introducing the weekly blog posts for a while now, but suddenly realised I’d not introduced myself properly. I’m Kate McCormick, founding member and Treasurer of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. In October, I will be stepping down after ten years as a member of the organising committee. I write and independently publish under the pen name of Elizabeth Ducie.  Continue reading

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Into The Woods…

Ugbrooke 7Once or twice a year, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle leave the safe surroundings of the Town Hall and venture into the big, wide world to gain inspiration for our writing. This month, we visited the gardens of Ugbrooke House, on the outskirts of town. Today, Bea Hutchings gives us her account of the visit. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Paul K Joyce

Paul KJThis week we meet the latest member to join Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Paul is a long-time musician and composer, with an Ivor Novello award to his name, who is now dipping his toe into the waters of writing fiction. Welcome to the group, Paul. Continue reading

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Can Your Novel Tame The Dragons?

DragonThere’s just over a week left to get your submission in for this year’s Face The Chudleigh Dragons event. That’s a week to write a 100-200 word blurb and to polish the first page of your masterpiece. It’s a free competition, and there’s a great prize awaiting the best pitch, so what have you got to lose? Continue reading

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An Ionian Writer’s Retreat

Greece 4Earlier this year, CWC Vice Chairman, Anne Chinneck took us with her on a journey north of the Arctic Circle. This week she takes us southeast to the much warmer climes of the Ionian Sea, as she sets off on another of her wonderful writer’s retreats. Continue reading

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The Chudleigh Summer Spectacular

SunriseWe’re already talked quite a bit on here about the Chudleigh Literary Festival, which is coming up on Wednesday 10th July. Today, we thought we’d say a bit about the rest of the Summer Spectacular and how come we have a huge marquee in the middle of town every July. (But in case you’ve missed the Literary Festival details, there’s a quick recap at the bottom of this post.) Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Conference 2019

Self PublishCWC Treasurer and passionate advocate of Independent Publishing, Elizabeth Ducie, has been on her travels once again. This week she tells us about her recent visit to Leicester for the 7th annual Self-Publishing Conference run by Matador, the self-publishing arm of Troubador Publishing. Continue reading

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Canada-Bound

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A couple of months back, UK-based CWC treasurer, Elizabeth Ducie, spent a week in Toronto. It was a working holiday with a fair mix of writerly activities and more leisurely pastimes as well. In this week’s blog post, she tells us something about the work-related aspects of the trip. Continue reading

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