Writers' Newsletter


Dear Writers,

Lots of news again this week:

1.  LoveLit

Joanna Courtney is offering a Zoom workshop on 19th November, The Art of a Good Plot

Joanna Courtney takes you through the nuts and bolts of creating a strong plot in this online workshop. Covering both short stories and novels, it will take you through the nuts and bolts of both writing and editing a well-plotted story that will hook readers and, therefore, publishers. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-art-of-a-good-plot-tickets-125874970425

Alex Davis is offering a Google Meet workshop aimed at helping you take your novel forward on 2nd December, What Next for your Novel?

Ideal for anyone who’s just completed NaNoWriMo, finished their book or is well into the process of writing their novel! This session will take a look at both the creative and practical steps you can take with your book to try and push it towards publication and achieving a wide reading audience! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-next-for-your-novel-with-alex-davis-tickets-124431841989

Booking is essential on Eventbrite and workshops cost between £12-£14.

2.  Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend

The Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend runs from 26-29th November.

Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend brings writers and readers together in a free digital wonderland of thoughtful conversation, storytelling, comedy and family fun. Now in it's 21st year, the Festival will be streamed live with a star-studded line-up of speakers and performers.

To view the programme please visit https://www.hayfestival.com/winter-weekend/home


5.  Shirley Mann has a new book out, "Bobby's War"

The next brilliant book by Shirley Mann about inspirational women on the home front is published today. Bobby's War follows Roberta 'Bobby' Hollis as she joins the Air Transport Auxiliary in a team of pilots known as the 'glamour girls'. Could it be that controlling a huge, four-engined bomber might just be easier than controlling her own life . . .? Bobby's war is available now in ebook and audiobook: https://amzn.to/3e3m48u



7.  Derbyshire Libraries announce the winners of their National Poetry Day competition

A huge congratulations to our Derbyshire Words poetry competition winner, Ame aged 8, who has produced a great acrostic poem about Cobs. Lydia aged 15 was also highly commended for her poem on Happiness and both will receive book prizes from Derbyshire Libraries.


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