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Writerly News Round-Up

This month on the news round-up we have news of two new books and a play listing for CWC members, writing workshops from an old friend of the group, and an art exhibition with links both to literature and one of our members. Plus our usual update on plans for this year’s Exeter Literary Festival and a reminder of the Short Story Competition.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month on the news round-up we have publishing news from one member and an Easter sale on another member’s books. Plus an update on plans for this year’s Exeter Literary Festival and a reminder of the Short Story Competition.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month’s round-up includes news of success for two members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle; deadlines for a short story competition and a writing conference early-bird registration; and an update on plans for this year’s Exeter Literary Festival.

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Writerly News Round-Up

This month’s news covers an exciting online conference; a couple of local short story competitions; and a publishing debut for a former CWC member.

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Writerly News Round-Up

November has been a busy month, not just for Chudleigh Writers’ Circle members in particular, but for writers in general. Today we bring you a round-up of writerly news both local and less so: two debut publications; a joint arts project; an update on NaNoWriMo; a reminder about a local short story competition with some great prizes; a suggestion for a Christmas present with a difference; and news of a great new collaboration between Devon and East Africa.

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Lockdown Recipe For Success

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Maureen Boon

This week, CWC member Maureen Boon tells us about the effect of lockdown on her writing life and how she’s used the time to take a different direction.

“Shortly before the lockdown, I visited four local schools around World Book Day. Using my two children’s books, Ant’s Awesome Adventure and Bearly Believable, I carried out storytelling and writing workshops with children from reception to Year 6. It was a very encouraging experience with good feedback from the children. I finished a Bearly Believable Colouring Book with local artist Deirdre Stewart, who I had met during the Joint Arts Project. Next I ordered copies of all my books, for a publicity campaign going round the holiday venues, to ask them to market my books. Continue reading

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News Round-Up

On the last weekend of June, we bring you a round-up of local writerly news:  a reminder about getting your PLR registrations up to date; a short story competition; a collection of flash fiction including pieces by two CWC members; and an invitation to a local author’s virtual book launch. Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo

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This week, CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, reflects on her first attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo, which she completed in April.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. In November each year, thousands of writers all over the world challenge themselves to write 50K words in 30 days. It’s an exercise in creativity; a time when quantity is very definitely more important than quality. Originally, as the name suggests, the only permissible project was to write the first draft of a novel; and officially that’s still the case. These days, many people take a much more flexible approach. After all, no-one’s checking on what you do, so making up your own rules seems quite logical. I’m a very definite NaNo rebel. Continue reading

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News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a mix of writerly news, covering a short story competition with some great prizes including a special Devon one; a conference that’s selling tickets at a great rate of knots; and an update on festivals coming to Devon later this year. Continue reading

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Glastonbury Champion Returns!

JJ G performThis week, performance poet, former Bard and Grand Bard of Exeter, and Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member, Jackie Juno tells us about her recent appearances on a very special stage.

“This year I returned to Glastonbury Festival as Poetry Slam Champion, to perform a 20 minute set preceding the 2019 slam. I was also asked to be a judge at the slam. Continue reading

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