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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Pause for Thought

Recently, CWC member, Celia Moore, was the guest presenter on BBC Radio Devon’s Pause for Thought. Below, she tells us about the experience. [The picture shows Celia, seated, with Laura James of BBC Radio Devon.] 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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Writer’s Blues

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This week, new member, Suzanne McConaghy tells us about how her writing year has gone. And her experience will feel very familiar to many other writers out there.

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Exeter Literary Festival

The Exeter Literary Festival took place in November, and many members of Chudleigh Writers Circle either attended or were involved in events.

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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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Reflections on Collaboration

AC 2The Art of Collaboration exhibition in Teignmouth is now closed. This week, CWC Vice Chairman, Anne Chinneck reflects on the project that has taken nearly two years to come to fruition. 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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Fireworks and (Some) Success

FireworksIt was a busy night in Teignmouth, and when we saw the crowds of people streaming across the car park, we thought briefly they were all headed for TAAG. But no; we had chosen the date of the annual firework display as the night we would launch our exhibition with a private viewing. So apologies to anyone who struggled with parking. 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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