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Camp NaNoWriMo

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This week, CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, reflects on her first attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo, which she completed in April.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. In November each year, thousands of writers all over the world challenge themselves to write 50K words in 30 days. It’s an exercise in creativity; a time when quantity is very definitely more important than quality. Originally, as the name suggests, the only permissible project was to write the first draft of a novel; and officially that’s still the case. These days, many people take a much more flexible approach. After all, no-one’s checking on what you do, so making up your own rules seems quite logical. I’m a very definite NaNo rebel. Continue reading

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News Round-Up

NewsThis week we bring you a round-up of writerly news, some local and some less so. CWC member, Elizabeth Ducie, talks about the upcoming Crediton Literary Festival in which she is taking part. There’s news of a Short Story Competition from Exeter Literary Festival. A neighbouring writers’ group launches a flash fiction anthology. And Winchester Writers’ Festival announces a Virtual Writers’ Weekend. Continue reading

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How Did We Do In 2019?

2019At the beginning of January last year, we posted the writerly objectives of some of the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. This week, we catch up with them to see how they got on. There have been some successes; some amended objectives; and a lot of writing to report. Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival Part 1

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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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Write Now Totnes

Write Now TotnesBack in September, several members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle attended a one-day writing event in Totnes. It was a small, but perfectly-formed series of workshops, one of which was led by Jackie Juno; followed by an open mic session and finishing with a Poetry Slam, where Jean Grimsey was a contestant. Today, Lisa Baxter and Elizabeth Ducie give feedback on some of the sessions they attended. Continue reading

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A River of Words Flows Through Exeter

logoThree members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle are busily practising in front of their mirrors in preparation for appearing in the second annual Exeter Literary Festival, which is coming up very soon. In today’s blog post, we bring you details of their sessions, plus an overview of other highlights from the festival. Continue reading

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Upcoming Writerly Events

What's OnThis week, there’s news of a whole host of writerly events coming up in the next few weeks, several of which feature members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle. Whether you are into poetry or prose, there’s bound to be something of interest in this eclectic mix. So get those diaries out…

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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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Our Writerly Plans For 2019

2019The holidays are over. The last piece of turkey has been eaten (or frozen for that soup you’re planning later in the month). The decorations have been put away for another eleven months and the Christmas cards have all been recycled. It’s time to face the New Year. And, as per tradition, the members of Chudleigh Writers’ Circle have been working on their writerly resolutions for 2019. This week we bring you a selection. Continue reading

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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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