Category Archives: Writers’ resources

School For Writers

This week, CWC member Maureen Williams  tells us about a recent training workshop in Bristol which she highly recommends. Continue reading

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The Power of Networking

IMG_2068CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, was on BBC Radio Devon this week, on the Michael Chequer show. He was featuring all things book-related and had invited Devon Book Club founder, Ian Hobbs to talk about how he set up the network, which in just four years has grown to more than 3000 members across four platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and YouTube. Ian asked for a couple of volunteers to join him. Elizabeth, who is no stranger to the Plymouth studio and can be found there a couple of times each year recording Pause for Thought, jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

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A Busy November

What's OnAfter a week off, when I forgot to ask anyone to post anything while I was away (and please don’t tell me no-one noticed), we’re back; and gearing up for a very busy few weeks. We’ve mentioned all these events in previous posts, but the final details are now available, so here’s a reminder. Continue reading

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Events In November

This week, we’re bringWhat's Oning you an update on three events coming up within the next month. They are all very different, and yet there is a connection: they all involve words and writing; and they all involve members of CWC in one way or another. Continue reading

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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 2)

Hilary MantelThis week, we hear from again from CWC member, Margaret Barnes. And this time, she’s talking about a very special workshop, given by a very special author, Dame Hilary Mantel. Continue reading

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Budleigh Literary Festival (Part 1)

BSLFThe Literary Festival in Budleigh Salterton gets bigger and more popular each year. CWC member, Margaret Barnes went along to some of the sessions this year. Today, she tells us about one of the events she attended. And at the end, she has some news of her own too. Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival

logoGreat news for both writers and readers in Devon; Exeter will be hosting a three-day literary festival in November. There will be presentations from local authors, both well-known and less so; a series of free workshops; and a great wrap-party featuring a quiz on banned books and some wicked cocktails. Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s New Books

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It’s a busy few weeks for CWC Treasurer, Elizabeth Ducie, who writes both fiction and non-fiction. In August she published one book and began trials of a second one. In September, she will be launching her latest novel. And to cap it all, she’s running a sale  for two of her earlier novels. Continue reading

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Fleeting Impressions of Swanwick (Part 2)

Last week, Steve and Bea talked about their first three days at the Writers’ Summer School in Swanwick, Derbyshire; Bea from the point of view of a first-timer (or white badger, as it’s known) and Steve from the point of view of someone returning for their second visit. Now read on… Continue reading

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Facing the Chudleigh Dragons

A new event took place at this year’s Literary Festival; ‘Face the Chudleigh Dragons’. This week we hear from two members of Chudleigh Writers: Angela Wooldridge, talking from the point of view of a member of the audience; and Bea Hutchings, who was one of the first contenders to enter the Chudleigh Dragons’ Den.  Continue reading

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