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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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Ian Pike: Man of Character

Ian Pike

This week on the blog, CWC member, Paul K Joyce, talks gives us his reaction to a fantastic workshop we held at our February meeting and how it’s inspiring his writing. Our workshop leader was Ian Pike, is a full-time, freelance writer of scripts and published children’s books with over 25 years’ experience. One of his current projects is as a scriptwriter for Have I Got News For You.

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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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Self-publishing: An Overview

Paul, with his muse, Murphy

Towards the end of 2020, CWC member Paul K Joyce launched his debut novel, The Will Of The People. Having taken the decision to self-publish it, he now reflects on the whole process and the lessons he learned along the way.

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Our 2021 Plans

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Last week, we had a round-up of 2020’s achievements, both for the group as a whole and for some of the individual members. This week, we stop looking over our shoulder and look forwards instead to what is planned for 2021. Once again, we’ll start with the group and then move on to individuals.

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How Did We Do in 2020?

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At the beginning of January last year, we published the objectives for Chudleigh Writers’ Circle as a whole and for some of the individual members. Today, we take a look at how we got on during what can only be described as an extraordinary year.

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The Christmas Card

We hope you have enjoyed our month of festive stories written by members of CWC. Today Margaret Barnes brings us the result of a writing exercise from a while ago.

“At one of our December meeting we played consequences to provide each of us with a prompt. We were each given a Christmas card and had to write on the envelope the name of the recipient. The card was then passed to the next person who provided the address. Someone else wrote one message and the fourth person composed a second message. The card was then pased on again and the fifth writer had to write a story inspired by the card. I wrote this piece.

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The Road To Self-Publication Part 3

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle Chair, Brenda Hutchings has been beavering away over the past few months putting together her first collection of poetry. This week we bring you the third and final part in a series she has written about her journey towards publication.

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