We’re Going Down The Pub…

Just a quick note to remind everyone that tonight's informal read-back meeting is at the Organ Grinder pub on Portland St, just off the Beaumond Cross / Robin Hood Hotel traffic light junction. We will have a run through anything written to the last prompt ("a series of cascades to rival the falls") or anything…

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October Meeting: “Fears & Monsters” with Alex Davis

We're delighted to welcome Alex Davis back to Fosseway Writers this Thursday (4th October). Alex's sessions are always entertaining and informative and this time around we've arranged for him to attend in early October so that you can be inspired to write something dark and scary in time for Halloween.

AGM: Our Plans for 2019

Invest in henchmen, buy some heavy duty weaponry and get a fluffy white cat to stroke inside a secret base. Hang on. That's the 'Survive Brexit' folder. Ahh, here's the AGM news... After hearing the results of the Flash Fiction competition (more on that later), we worked through the agenda and listened to the Treasurer's…

August Informal Meeting

We had a really good session the other night with some of our regulars being joined by a few new faces. Janey and Clair were two of the winners of our Local History Writing Competition while Becci was present to receive her prize (a copy of 'Gobstoppers, Shrimps and Sour Monkeys') for winning our Newark…

Formal Meeting on 7 June Cancelled

Hi all!  Just a quick note to let you know that we've had to cancel our June formal meeting with poet and competition judge Leanne Moden due to virtually everyone having to be elsewhere (I'm stuck in Slough, for example). However, I will be conducting an interview with Leanne over Skype and will post the…

G is for Groups – writing groups

Great insights into why joining writers’ groups is a really good idea!

Off With the Fairies

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Writing can be a lonely business. Especially early on, when it feels as though it’s impossible to know whether your writing is any good, or what you need to improve. You can share your writing, of course, and your family will give you all the encouragement and support you need to keep going. To learn writing as a craft, though, you need input from people who know the craft. This is where workshops and writing groups come in.

Sharing your writing with people other than your mum is always a daunting experience. Receiving a rejection from an unseen editor is bad enough, but having someone go through and point out all the weak spots and areas for improvement can feel like those dreams where you forget to get dressed and realise you’ve gone to work naked.

Oh, you don’t have those? Okay, moving on.

I’ve joined a few writing groups…

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New Anthology!!

We had a really productive meeting on Thursday on the group's plans for the Newark Book Festival in July with some great ideas from our members. We've got a bit of work to do but we hope to have a really engaging stall on the Saturday and Sunday in the Market Place. And the centre-piece…