Prepare Yourself.

Our first manuscript evening of the season is on the 6th November. It will be led by Kathy Joy of Fine Tune Your Fiction, a professional critique service.

This time, we’re going to try something different.

As usual, you can bring along six double spaced printed excerpts of no more than 1000-1500 words of a current or past project, be it poetry, prose, screen play, non-fiction, or a blog/journal article.

However, if you don’t have anything ready to be critiqued, we have some other options.  Do you have a blurb you’d like to get some feedback on? Or a book cover? Or both? Bring 6-8 copies, double spaced, to the meeting and work in small groups and get constructive feedback.

Are you stuck somewhere in your current project and need to bat ideas around? Do you have questions like:

“My character needs to find a piece of evidence but I can’t think of a believable way to do it.”

“I can’t decide between these titles. Which do you think works best?”

“If my protagonist does this, would they still be likeable?”

“Should I write this in third or first person?”

“I need to find a title for my work/can’t decide between these titles.”

You can ask your fellow writers in the group and bat ideas around and see if they can’t help you fill in some gaps or overcome hurdles you are experiencing. Bring excerpts of your work to give context, six copies, double space, but not more than 1500 words.

We hope to see you there!

Norwich Writers' Circle

Debut Novel by Christopher Woodall

Congratulations to NWC member Christopher Woodall on his debut novel launch of 30TH November.

Norwich Writers’ Circle would like to congratulate member Christopher Woodall on the launch of his debut novel November, held in Jarrolds Book Department.

Over sixty people, including family and friends, filled the space enjoying wine and nibbles before hearing a presentation by Christopher followed by a book signing.

November has been ten years in the making; springing from a single, at first seemingly inconsequential, year-long encounter with a group of factory workers in France in 1976.  There is an extensive cast of diverse characters, their stories interwoven within many sub-plots, the narrative exploring poverty, friendships, and prejudice.  November has been described as ‘complex, deep and rewarding’.

Both Chairman Phyllida Scrivens and Committee member Gill Blanchard were there to support Christopher on his very special evening.  Christopher’s book, published by Dalkey Archive Press, is available at Jarrolds and from Amazon.