Keeping it constructive

On Tuesday 6th February we ran a workshop on how to give a critique. Kathy Joy, who runs her own critique business called Fine Tune Your Fiction, walked us through the process.

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Next week’s critique workshop

Critiquing other’s work can be a great way to identify problems in your own work, and become a better writer, so we are running a constructive criticism and critique workshop on Tuesday 6th February. The workshop will be led by Kathy Joy, who runs her own critique business at http://www.finetuneyourfiction.com. The workshop will include: What … Continue reading

An Evening with Heidi Williamson

Members of Norwich Writers’ Circle were delighted to welcome award-winning poet and mentor Heidi Williamson to our meeting on Tuesday 16th January.  Heidi led an instructive and entertaining workshop on how the use of poetic techniques can improve both our prose and poetry. The group was challenged to join a number of free-writing exercises, demonstrating … Continue reading

The Results – 2017

The results of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition are as follows:

Informed Speculation

“Part of being an historical writer is to reflect on sources and their accuracy.  Sometimes part of the evidence you find is contradictory and you have to find a way of writing that in.” – Gill Blanchard, speaking to Norwich Writers’ Circle. On the evening of 3rd October members and guests at Norwich Writers’ Circle … Continue reading

17/18 Programme now up!

The wait is over. Our new programme for the new season is now up on the website and details all the fun we have planned from September! Our first meeting is at 7:30pm on Tuesday 19th of September where we welcome Elly Griffiths, popular crime writer, alongside Alison Bruce a fellow crime writer who will … Continue reading

Congratulations To Gill!

NWC member Gill Blachard has recently had not one but TWO books published. First is I Therefore Post Him as a Coward: An anatomy of a Norfolk scandal, which documents a disagreement between a clergyman and a knight in 1836 and how it affected to small Norfolk town it took place in Next is Lawson … Continue reading

Reading Up A Storm

On Tuesday 16th May we welcomed Robert Welton, librarian of the Jane Austen College. Robert regaled us with the journey that led him where he was today – how he started in Borders as a children’s specialist book seller.  He was the first ever national children’s book seller.  When Borders closed down, Robert moved to … Continue reading

Results Of The Ivy Ferari Cup

Tuesday 2nd May saw S.E Craythorne return to announce the winners of our fourth and last competition of the season – the Ivy Ferrari Cup.  The theme was ‘motherhood’. The winners were: 1st place Iain Andrews with Judgement of Solomon. 2nd Kim Lewis with The Sparrow. 3rd Phyllida Scrivens with Especially When You Dance. Congratulations … Continue reading

Don’t Be A Stranger To Your Voice

It’s official!  On Tuesday 18th April, we officially launched this year’s Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition.  We were joined by Ralph Jackman, our adjudicator, Frank Meeres, author of Strangers: A history of Norwich’s incomers, and Charles Wilde, marketing and development manager for Norfolk Museums Service, who have kindly agreed to assist us with the … Continue reading

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