Maureen’s Misadventures in Medialand

Maureen Boon

This week Maureen Boon tells us about her latest attempts at that bane of an author’s life: marketing the book once it’s been published.

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A New Direction

Margaret Barnes

This week, Margaret Barnes talks about her exciting new project which is a complete change of direction following publication of the final part of her court room drama trilogy.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month, there’s quite a lot for the poets: there’s news of an exciting poetry collaboration leading to a Radio Devon broadcast; and a new poetry course being run by Literature Works at the Custom House in Exeter. Plus stories for children on YouTube, and the latest news from Exeter Literary Festival.

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How To Get An Agent

Lynne Lawrie

This week, Lynne Lawrie talks about that difficult first step along the road to a traditional publishing contract: getting yourself an agent.

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Band of Bards

Kimwei McCarthy, Grand Bard of Exeter

This week, we are playing host to a guest blogger, Kimwei McCarthy, Grand Bard of Exeter. He’s here to tell us how he’s been creating during lockdown; and about an exciting new project starting later this month. A project that also involves at least one member of Chudleigh Writers, or maybe more.

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The Dreaded Synopsis

Suzanne McConaghy

This week, Suzanne McConaghy talks about something many writers have struggled with: the synopsis. Many times it’s been said that writing the synopsis is harder than writing the whole book. Does Suzanne agree? And do you?

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The Importance of Cover Design

Margaret Barnes

This week, CWC member Margaret Barnes talks to us about the importance of cover design and the rebranding exercise she went through with her series of legal thrillers.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month on the news round-up we have news of two new books and a play listing for CWC members, writing workshops from an old friend of the group, and an art exhibition with links both to literature and one of our members. Plus our usual update on plans for this year’s Exeter Literary Festival and a reminder of the Short Story Competition.

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Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Ian Riddle

This week, CWC member Ian Riddle walks us through the evolution of one of his pieces of writing. It’s a fascinating process, which some of you are sure to recognise.

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Norway

Jo Elliott and friends…

This week CWC member, Joanne Elliott, shares her reflections on a trip she once made to Norway. (It was to attend a chainsaw competition her husband was taking part in; a great subject for another post maybe?) But for now, she’s sharing this poem, which was written on the airport bus.

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