Writerly News Round-Up

November has been a busy month, not just for Chudleigh Writers’ Circle members in particular, but for writers in general. Today we bring you a round-up of writerly news both local and less so: two debut publications; a joint arts project; an update on NaNoWriMo; a reminder about a local short story competition with some great prizes; a suggestion for a Christmas present with a difference; and news of a great new collaboration between Devon and East Africa.

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Revamping The Website

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member, Celia Moore has been busy lately. She has just sent her third novel to her editor, and revamped her website. Her next book will be published in May 2021 but today she is writing about her experience making her website look professional and easy to navigate.

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Bristol Festival of Literature

This week, CWC Treasurer Suzanne McConaghy talks about taking part in the closing event of Bristol Festival of Literature, and the lessons she learned from the experience.

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The Road To Self-Publication Part 2

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle Chair, Brenda Hutchings has been beavering away over the past few months putting together her first collection of poetry. It’s currently being printed and we look forward to bringing you news of the finished article in plenty of time for those Christmas shopping lists. But in the meantime, we bring you this week the second part in a series she has written about her journey towards publication.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This week we bring you a variety of news items from the writerly world: there are changes in the committee at Chudleigh Writers’ Circle; a spot at Bristol Festival of Literature for one of our members; a reminder that NaNoWriMo starts next weekend; the opening of a short story competition with some great cash prizes; and a chance for readers and writers to support the world of literature in the South West.

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Ian’s Latest Publication

This week, we bring you news from newest member, Ian Riddle, who has recently published his third collection of short stories.

Ian Riddle

“I’m not saying that I was forced into writing this blog, but there is someone, whose name I won’t mention, who very sneakily left me with little option. Suffice it to say, they know who they are.

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The Road To Self-Publication Part 1

Brenda Hutchings

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member, Brenda Hutchings has been beavering away over the past few months putting together her first collection of poetry. She’s weeks, or maybe even just days, away from pressing ‘Go’; and we look forward to bringing you news of the finished article in plenty of time for those Christmas shopping lists. But in the meantime, we bring you this week the first part in a series she has written about her journey towards publication.

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Breaking Away From Zoom part 2

Last week, we told you about a few members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle who ventured out into the countryside for a physical, albeit socially-distanced, get-together after six months of Zoom meetings. And how the event led not only to a lot of chatter and laughter, but also some creative juices flowing. This week, we bring you this whimsical piece of prose by Jean Grimsey.

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Breaking Away From Zoom part 1

This month, after six months of meeting via Zoom, a few members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle ventured out into the countryside for a physical, albeit socially-distanced, get-together. And, as you would expect from a writers’ group, there was not only a lot of chatter and laughter, but also some creative juices flowing. This week, we bring you a poem written by Maureen Boon, who organised the event.

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Free Writers’ Resources

This week, we bring you news of some free resources available to writers at the moment. Firstly a virtual conference available to writers everywhere. And secondly an opportunity specifically for writers in the south west of England.

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