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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

Elizabeth Ducie

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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Dragons and Networking

DragonIn the second of three reports on the ninth Chudleigh Literary Festival, held earlier this month, we’re focusing on the afternoon’s activities for writers, ably compered by Jackie Juno. We bring you results of the Face the Chudleigh Dragons competition, and feedback from some of the people involved. Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Time!

squareAfter months of preparation, we are just a few days away from this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival, which takes place next Wednesday, 10th July. CWC members have been working really hard in the run-up to the event, and everyone has their jobs on the day. In today’s post, we bring you details of the brave folks facing the Dragons, and a reminder of our guest speakers for the evening. 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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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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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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