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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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Chudleigh In The Middle Ages

MJLast week we told you that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones aka The Black Farmer would be a guest speaker at this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival on Wednesday 10th July. This week, we are excited to announce that our second guest speaker will be the highly prolific historical novelist, Michael Jecks. Continue reading

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Jeopardy At Literary Festival

we-jAfter last year’s highly successful Chudleigh Literary Festival, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle are working hard to make this year’s as good, if not better. And this week, the first details were announced. We are delighted that Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, otherwise known as The Black Farmer, has agreed to be one of our guest speakers in the evening. Continue reading

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The Encounter

img_1682 (2)Regular readers of the blog will know that last year, members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle got together with other local writers, photographers and artists to take part in a joint arts project entitled The Art of Collaboration. Manny Lewis was tasked with writing to a photograph of an old man. So accurate and detailed was her writing that the final piece of art was almost a replica of the original image. This week, Manny imagines what might have happened the night these two pictures met. Continue reading

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Playing To The Crowd?

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Peter Whittle

This month’s blog post comes from CWC Chairman, Peter Whittle, who is musing on the paradox of originality versus familiarity in our work. Continue reading

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Our Writerly Plans For 2019

2019The holidays are over. The last piece of turkey has been eaten (or frozen for that soup you’re planning later in the month). The decorations have been put away for another eleven months and the Christmas cards have all been recycled. It’s time to face the New Year. And, as per tradition, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle have been working on their writerly resolutions for 2019. This week we bring you a selection. Continue reading

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