The Family Is Complete

Chudleigh Writer’s Circle Treasurer, Kate McCormick, has been very busy lately. Writing under her pen name of Elizabeth Ducie, she has finally finished her series of manuals on business skills for writers. Kate strongly believes anyone who writes professionally needs the skills to run a small business in addition to their creative abilities.  Continue reading

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Medieval Murder and Jeopardy In The Chudfest Marquee

Blog PostIn the third and final part of our report on the ninth Chudleigh Literary Festival, held on 10th July in the Chudfest Marquee, CWC member, Maureen Williams takes us back to a thrilling and inspiring evening featuring medieval murder and jeopardy. Continue reading

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Dragons and Networking

DragonIn the second of three reports on the ninth Chudleigh Literary Festival, held earlier this month, we’re focusing on the afternoon’s activities for writers, ably compered by Jackie Juno. We bring you results of the Face the Chudleigh Dragons competition, and feedback from some of the people involved. Continue reading

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Insults Fly In Chudleigh…

Todd 2Over the next few weeks, we’re going to relive some of the highlights of the recent Literary Festival, held as part of the Summer Spectacular of Chudfest and Carnival. This week, long-time member and former Chair of Chudleigh Writers, Manny Lewis, takes us back in time, as she talks about the workshop on writing historic fact and fiction, given by local historian Dr Todd Gray.

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Thanks All Round…

Thanks 2For the ninth straight year, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle hosted a one-day Literary Festival on the Wednesday of Chudfest week, taking over the marquee for a whole twelve hours. And what a great day it was. From the moment people started arriving just after 9am until the last person left more than twelve hours later, we drank tea or coffee until the bar opened; nibbled our way through six packets of biscuits; demolished lunch and supper; and talked writing, writers and words all day! Continue reading

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It’s Nearly Time!

squareAfter months of preparation, we are just a few days away from this year’s Chudleigh Literary Festival, which takes place next Wednesday, 10th July. CWC members have been working really hard in the run-up to the event, and everyone has their jobs on the day. In today’s post, we bring you details of the brave folks facing the Dragons, and a reminder of our guest speakers for the evening. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Kate aka Elizabeth

I’ve been introducing the weekly blog posts for a while now, but suddenly realised I’d not introduced myself properly. I’m Kate McCormick, founding member and Treasurer of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. In October, I will be stepping down after ten years as a member of the organising committee. I write and independently publish under the pen name of Elizabeth Ducie.  Continue reading

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Into The Woods…

Ugbrooke 7Once or twice a year, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle leave the safe surroundings of the Town Hall and venture into the big, wide world to gain inspiration for our writing. This month, we visited the gardens of Ugbrooke House, on the outskirts of town. Today, Bea Hutchings gives us her account of the visit. Continue reading

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Meet The Members: Paul K Joyce

Paul KJThis week we meet the latest member to join Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Paul is a long-time musician and composer, with an Ivor Novello award to his name, who is now dipping his toe into the waters of writing fiction. Welcome to the group, Paul. Continue reading

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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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