Writing Good Dialogue Part 1

CWC Treasurer, Suzanne McConaghy spends a lot of time researching how to improve her writing and in this new series of posts bout dialogue, she’s going to share some of the lessons she’s learned. She accepts there can be a big gap between knowing the theory and making it work in practice, and feels she might not have quite got there herself yet. But hopefully, these insights will be useful to all of us.

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Writerly News Round-Up

We have a bumper edition this month, with news of publications, performance opportunities, music-making, competitions, and much more. Read on for all the news…

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On Reading Hemmingway

Lynne Lawrie

This week, Lynne Lawrie muses on her reactions when reading one of the giants of twentieth century literature. What do you think? Do you agree with Lynne; or do you have a counter view?

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Nature Writing for Performance

This week, Maureen Boon talks about a recent couple of workshops she’s taken part in at the Custom House on Exeter Quay.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month we have news of a step forward for the group; a new book in search of Advance Readers; a short story competition closing very soon; and an Art Exhibition featuring some of our friends.

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Mother’s Elastic Stockings

Brenda (Bea) Hutchings

This week, writer, performance poet and CWC Chair, Brenda Hutchings, shares one of her poems with us, and tells us a bit about her writing and performing life at the moment.

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Writing Critique Group

Paul, with his muse, Murphy

We’ve all been there. We display our precious baby for everyone to admire. But instead, they tell us how ugly it is! This week, Paul K Joyce tells us, with just a musical hint, about the trials and tribulations of joining a critiquing group.

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Solstice Day Out

Members of CWC have a day out: (from right) Maureen, Jean, Ammaprema, Bea, Steve, and Elizabeth. (Photographer: Ian)

Today, newest member of Chudleigh Writers Circle, Ammaprema Grace reports on a rather damp day out and presents some of the output. We are grateful to Maureen for organising and leading the outing, and to House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey, for accommodating us at short notice.

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In Praise of Andrew O’Hagen

Margaret Barnes

This week, Margaret Barnes has some recommended reading for us in the books of one of her favourite authors, Andrew O’Hagen.

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New Setting; New Characters?

Elizabeth Ducie

This week, Elizabeth Ducie tells us about her latest novel and why she’s bringing her writing closer to home.

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