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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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Dragon! Jeopardy! and Medieval Murder!

As promised, Chudleigh Literary Festival 2019 is going to be bigger, better and a day you will not want to miss! Today we publish more details here; plus the festival website will be live and tickets will be available. Continue reading

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Anne Visits The Far North

Anne CIn February 2017 Chudleigh Writer, Anne Chinneck,  was due to take a cruise up the coast of Norway. Various obstacles stood in her way at the time, and the trip was postponed for two years, finally taking place earlier this year. Today she brings us a flavour of her travels. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Angela Wooldridge

Angela WooldridgeThis week, we meet another member of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Angie joined us a couple of years back and has been an active member of the group: she led us in a workshop on De Bono’s 6 Hats of Thinking two years ago; and was one of the entrants in the first ever Face The Chudleigh Dragons last year. This year she is one of the organisers of Chudleigh Literary Festival. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Celia Moore

CM1This week, we introduce another member of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Celia Moore published her debut novel in 2017, and she is excited that the sequel is due out on Wednesday next week (20th March). She says by book seven she might have mastered creative writing but at the moment, it seems the more she learns the more she discovers there is to find out … Continue reading

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Maureen’s Writer’s Diary

Maureen 2As writers, it’s easy to lose sight of how we are getting on and what we have achieved in the past week, month or year. This week, Maureen Williams tells us about her writer’s diary and how it is helping her. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Margaret Barnes

Margaret BThis week, we bring you another in our occasional series of introductions to members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Former barrister Margaret Barnes has published two novels, a book of short pieces about life at the Bar, and a volume of poetry. Here, she tells us a bit about her fascinating life and the route that led her to writing  a series of legal thrillers featuring barrister Cassie Hardman. Continue reading

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Getting An Agent – Or Not

Suzanne-McConaghy 2This week we bring you a reflection on the tricky process of looking for an agent, written by one of our more recent members, Suzanne McConaghy. Continue reading

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Lots Happening Around Now

What's OnThis week we bring you news of some writerly events coming up in the next few weeks. There’s a couple of festivals, covering different aspects of both writing and reading; and a competition with particular interest to writers in Devon. Continue reading

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Meet the Members: Jackie Juno

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle has been around for a good while now. Our numbers have stayed fairly stable at around twenty throughout the past decade, but the faces have changed considerably. Initially we all lived in the town. These days, only a handful of us are very local; Chudleigh now defines where we meet, rather than where we live.  We have produced two anthologies. We run a Literary Festival each year. But who are we? A few of us are very active on social media. Many of us remain in the shadows. But that’s about to change.

We are introducing a new, occasional series where we profile members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. This week, we start with poet and musician, Jackie Juno.

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