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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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Here Be Dragons!

DragonOn Wednesday 10th July, Chudleigh will be invaded by Dragons, although we’re not sure whether Daenerys Targaryen will be accompanying them on this occasion, and there will certainly be no White Walkers on the Play Park. (And unless you are a Game of Thrones fan, that last comment will be meaningless!). Continue reading

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Creative Writing Days

JJ and owlThis week we have details of a great opportunity for local writers, brought to you by CWC member, Jackie Juno. Continue reading

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Why The Indie Route?

CM1In March we introduced Celia Moore, one of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. She published her debut novel Fox Halt Farm in 2017, and was excited that the sequel was imminent. Her Culmfield Cuckoo is out now, and she is going to talk today about her decision to self-publish her novels. Continue reading

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Meet the Members: Steve Male

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This week we meet another relatively new member of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Steve Male is certainly the most far-flung of our members, travelling half way across the county each month to attend meetings. He first made contact with the group via mutual connections at Swanwick Writers Summer School. Continue reading

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