Category Archives: Training

The Importance of Cover Design

Margaret Barnes

This week, CWC member Margaret Barnes talks to us about the importance of cover design and the rebranding exercise she went through with her series of legal thrillers.

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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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A Second Look

Celia Moore and friends

Chudleigh Writers’ Circle member Celia Moore’s next book will be published in May 2021 and today Celia is sharing her thoughts about having her work edited.

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

Lynne Lawrie

This week sees a first from Chudleigh Writers’ Circle: we’re bringing you a book review. It’s obviously when you think about it. We’re writers, and most writers are avid readers. So why haven’t we done this before? No idea, frankly. But I suspect this won’t be the last one. To get the ball rolling, CWC member Lynne Lawrie tells us about an fascinating book with an intriguing title.

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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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Battling Self Doubt

This week, CWC member and author of the Fox Halt Farm series, Celia Moore, talks about something that all writers will recognise: the fear our writing is rubbish and no-one will want to read it.

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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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