Monthly Archives: September 2020

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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Elizabeth on the Radio

This week CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, tells us about a great opportunity available via the BBC and how she used it to her advantage.

Elizabeth Ducie

Back in April, fellow CWC member, Maureen Boon, told us about her experience in recording readings from her books for broadcast on BBC Radio Devon. At the time, I thought that sounds like fun; maybe I’ll have a go. But other things got in the way, and it kept slipping down my ToDo list.

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Novel by Accident

This week, CWC member Jackie Juno tells us all about how she has begun writing a novel by accident.

“I always said I could never write a novel. I mean, all those words! All that planning, figuring out the plot, going in depth into everything, setting aside a million months to do it… no. I will stick to poems and short stories, a bit of flash fiction. Much easier to cope with. Not too epic. Never had the staying power. Always been impatient. Happy to start projects, oh yes, tons of them. But finish them off? See them through? Occasionally. If they’re not too daunting.

But this novel snuck up on me. Crept up when I wasn’t looking and pounced. But how, you may ask?

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