Category Archives: Writers’ resources

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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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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