Category Archives: Writers’ resources

The Nuts and Bolts of Creativity

Paul KJBack in January, Paul K Joyce was one of the members of CWC who shared with us his writerly objectives for 2020. This week, we hear how he’s getting on.

“My blog is about the nuts and bolts of creativity. That is to say, the process by which we manage to get our innermost thoughts and ideas down into something resembling a cogent and readable output. Wow, that was a bit verbose! Continue reading

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Researching My Novels

CM1Celia Moore, member of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle and regular contributor to this blog, is going to talk to us this week about researching her novels.

“Write what you know, that’s the mantra we all hear isn’t it? I’m taking a breather today from writing my latest novel — the final part of my Fox Halt Farm trilogy — because I wanted to talk about researching the parts of my stories where my experience is lacking.

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News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a mix of writerly news, covering a short story competition with some great prizes including a special Devon one; a conference that’s selling tickets at a great rate of knots; and an update on festivals coming to Devon later this year. Continue reading

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Writing Resources

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Steve Male

This week, CWC member Steve Male brings us a round-up of his favourite resources for writers – some of which can be accessed for free.

“We all know how to write – yes? Well some of us paid a bit more attention during those English lessons than others but as writers or aspiring writers we all at least think we can write. Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival Part 2

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Bea Hutchings

Back in November, a number of CWC members took part in the Exeter Literary Festival, as organisers, speakers or members of the audience. This week, Bea Hutchings writes about a fascinating crime-based session she attended. Plus, we bring you breaking news about this year’s festival.

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Our 2020 Plans

2020Last week, we brought you some feedback on our 2019 writerly plans. This week, we’re looking forward to the coming year. We have an overview of the group projects for 2020 and individual objectives from three of our members. Continue reading

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Writing and Reading?

CM1In April this year we introduced Celia Moore, one of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. She published her debut novel Fox Halt Farm in 2017, and had just launched its sequel. Last time, Celia talked about her decision to self-publish her novels. Today she is going to share her experience of reading her book to an audience for the first time. Continue reading

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Outspoken!

Chag O!This week’s post comes from Performance Poet, Poetry Slam supremo and CWC member, Jackie Juno, who tells us about an event that happens this coming Wednesday, 4th December, and on the first Wednesday of each month. 

“I had to look it up in my diary – 3 Feb 2016. That was the date of the first Outspoken! Poetry Open Mic evening in Chagford. That’s nearly four years – and every single evening has been a gem, a jewel, a joy! Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival Part 1

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Steve Male

The second Exeter Literary Festival took place from 7th to 10th November in a variety of venues across the city. Over the next couple of weeks, we will bring you reports on some of the events. Today, Steve Male talks about an intriguingly-titled session featuring members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Continue reading

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Torbay Poetry and Plays

Brenda HutchingsThis week, Bea Hutchings brings us a report from this year’s Torbay Poetry Festival, the end of an era. Then, looking forward, she tells us about two upcoming plays she is involved in.

 

 

 

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