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An Evening’s Anthology

The Ottery Writers’ Group, in association with the Friends of Ottery Library, are pleased to present an Evening’s Anthology at Ottery Library on Thursday the 12th of November. A range of unique short fiction will be read by various writers from the group, offering an

Anthology-Evening_sm

An Evening’s Anthology

The Ottery Writers’ Group, in association with the Friends of Ottery Library, are pleased to present an Evening’s Anthology at Ottery Library on Thursday the 12th of November. A range of unique short fiction will be read by various writers from the group, offering an

October

Roundup of October Writing Competitions

October offers a swathe of mixed writing opportunities, from smaller contests run by writing groups to one of the biggest poetry prizes. All are good. I just wish I was prolific enough to enter them each one. But I’m not,

October

Roundup of October Writing Competitions

October offers a swathe of mixed writing opportunities, from smaller contests run by writing groups to one of the biggest poetry prizes. All are good. I just wish I was prolific enough to enter them each one. But I’m not,

Sept

Roundup of September Writing Competitions

Autumn is rushing towards us like a frieght train. Thank goodness we still have September and those Indian summers as a buffer. Hopefully everyone is all fired up and inspired because there are some great writing competitions for this month.

Sept

Roundup of September Writing Competitions

Autumn is rushing towards us like a frieght train. Thank goodness we still have September and those Indian summers as a buffer. Hopefully everyone is all fired up and inspired because there are some great writing competitions for this month.

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Interview with Serena Cairns

A few moments with Serena Cairns, author of Father of Lies. I’ve known Serena now for a number of years as a member and keen supporter of the Ottery Writers’ group. She’s a prolific writer of excellent short stories and I

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Interview with Serena Cairns

A few moments with Serena Cairns, author of Father of Lies. I’ve known Serena now for a number of years as a member and keen supporter of the Ottery Writers’ group. She’s a prolific writer of excellent short stories and I

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STEPPING STONES : The Gifts of Grief

STEPPING STONES – THE GIFTS OF GRIEF Way Forward It will seem strange to some to talk of the gifts of grief and indeed it is inappropriate to consider gifts too soon in the grief journey. However for many there

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, near Brincliffe, Yorkshire, England. Showing the stepping stones     Date: 1900s

STEPPING STONES : The Gifts of Grief

STEPPING STONES – THE GIFTS OF GRIEF Way Forward It will seem strange to some to talk of the gifts of grief and indeed it is inappropriate to consider gifts too soon in the grief journey. However for many there

Coloured Chair

Giving your Characters Depth

Image courtesy of Syder Ross We all know that to make your book resonate to the reader you need characters that are more than two dimensional, characters that feel like they have a believable past, who have likes and dislikes,

Coloured Chair

Giving your Characters Depth

Image courtesy of Syder Ross We all know that to make your book resonate to the reader you need characters that are more than two dimensional, characters that feel like they have a believable past, who have likes and dislikes,

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poem

THE MINUTE I’m not quite sure just what I feel It’s rather like- I’m not quite real I must be in a sorry state And yet it’s one I cannot hate For if I hate the way I feel I

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poem

THE MINUTE I’m not quite sure just what I feel It’s rather like- I’m not quite real I must be in a sorry state And yet it’s one I cannot hate For if I hate the way I feel I