Category Archives: Writers’ resources

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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The Chudleigh Summer Spectacular

SunriseWe’re already talked quite a bit on here about the Chudleigh Literary Festival, which is coming up on Wednesday 10th July. Today, we thought we’d say a bit about the rest of the Summer Spectacular and how come we have a huge marquee in the middle of town every July. (But in case you’ve missed the Literary Festival details, there’s a quick recap at the bottom of this post.) Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Conference 2019

Self PublishCWC Treasurer and passionate advocate of Independent Publishing, Elizabeth Ducie, has been on her travels once again. This week she tells us about her recent visit to Leicester for the 7th annual Self-Publishing Conference run by Matador, the self-publishing arm of Troubador Publishing. Continue reading

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Creative Writing Days

JJ and owlThis week we have details of a great opportunity for local writers, brought to you by CWC member, Jackie Juno. Continue reading

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Why The Indie Route?

CM1In March we introduced Celia Moore, one of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. She published her debut novel Fox Halt Farm in 2017, and was excited that the sequel was imminent. Her Culmfield Cuckoo is out now, and she is going to talk today about her decision to self-publish her novels. Continue reading

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Dragon! Jeopardy! and Medieval Murder!

As promised, Chudleigh Literary Festival 2019 is going to be bigger, better and a day you will not want to miss! Today we publish more details here; plus the festival website will be live and tickets will be available. Continue reading

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Getting An Agent – Or Not

Suzanne-McConaghy 2This week we bring you a reflection on the tricky process of looking for an agent, written by one of our more recent members, Suzanne McConaghy. Continue reading

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Playing To The Crowd?

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Peter Whittle

This month’s blog post comes from CWC Chairman, Peter Whittle, who is musing on the paradox of originality versus familiarity in our work. Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was…

2018As we reach the end of another year, CWC Vice-Chairman, Anne Chinneck, brings us a review of what we’ve been getting up to.  Continue reading

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Challenging Writing?

ChallengeWriting challenges; why do we do them? I know many people say writing is a challenge in itself. But that’s another story. What I’m talking about here are the formal challenges, where we give ourselves a target, whether it’s for a set number of words per day, or per month; for a completed piece per day; or simply to write something regularly over a set period of time. I tend to get involved in several each year, so I thought I’d try to analyse this somewhat strange and often stressful behaviour. And for anyone who wants to have a go, I’ve outlined some of my current favourites. Continue reading

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