What makes a good fantasy novel?

So what makes a good fantasy novel? And how is it different from science fiction? Here are some news updates from our meeting on November 21st 2020. Book salesWe have now sold 24 e-book versions and 44 paperback versions of our anthology, Get to the Point. This week, we are featured in the Rugby Observer.https://rugbyobserver.co.uk/news/rugby-writers-publish-first-anthology-of-work/Continue reading “What makes a good fantasy novel?”

My favourite books: Fran Neatherway

In this occasional series, members of Rugby Cafe Writers discuss the books which have influenced them. Fran Neatherway grew up in a small village in the middle of Sussex. She studied History at the University of York and put her degree to good use by working in IT. Reading is an obsession – she reads sixContinue reading “My favourite books: Fran Neatherway”

October newsletter

Book sales We have currently sold 59 copies of our book. Keep spreading the word everyone. It’s the ideal Christmas gift!https://rugbycafewriters.com/buy-our-new-book/ Publishing numbers It was fantastic to hear that four of our members have new books out – Christine, Bella, Lindsay and Maddy. Christine published the fourth in her Byrhtnoth Chronicles series this week. Please supportContinue reading “October newsletter”

My favourite books: Christine Hancock

In this occasional series, members of Rugby Cafe Writers discuss the books which have influenced them. Originally from Essex, Christine Hancock has lived in Rugby for over forty years. A passion for Family History led to an interest in local history, especially that of the town of Rugby. In 2013 she joined a class at the PercivalContinue reading “My favourite books: Christine Hancock”

My favourite books: Lindsay Woodward

In this occasional series, members of Rugby Cafe Writers choose the books which have influenced them. Today it is the turn of Lindsay Woodward. Lindsay has had a lifelong passion for writing, starting off as a child when she used to write stories about the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock. Knowing there was nothing else she’d rather study,Continue reading “My favourite books: Lindsay Woodward”

My favourite books: Steve Redshaw

In this occasional series, members of Rugby Cafe Writers talk about the books which have made an impact on their lives. Today, it’s the turn of Steve Redshaw. Steve has spent most of his life as a Primary School teacher, a thoroughly rewarding career. A late change of direction was taken in 2007 when he,Continue reading “My favourite books: Steve Redshaw”

My favourite books: Wendy Goulstone

In this occasional series, members of Rugby Cafe Writers choose the books which have made a lasting impression on them. We begin with Wendy Goulstone, who began writing plays from the age of four when given a model theatre. She then performed in story-time in primary school, where she was encouraged by a wonderful headmaster whoContinue reading “My favourite books: Wendy Goulstone”

What happened on Friday

It’s Behind YouThe theme was ‘Something on the Wall Behind You’. This was suggested after we became fascinated by the backdrops to Zoom calls. There was a good variety of responses inspired by pictures or photographs or even statues which are behind us when we appear on screen. Some of your responses are now onContinue reading “What happened on Friday”

Rugby Cafe Writers feature at Southam Book Festival

Several of our Rugby Cafe Writers are appearing at the (virtual) Southam Book Festival, 2020, which takes place this week. We have supported the festival in previous years, with our writers promoting their own books. This year, the event has had to move online. But it will still feature our own Bella Osborne, Madalyn MorganContinue reading “Rugby Cafe Writers feature at Southam Book Festival”

What’s that on the wall behind you?

Members of Rugby Cafe Writers have been noticing pictures on the wall behind speakers in our Zoom meetings. Is there a story attached to those pictures? Here we present a selection of pieces on that theme. It’s behind you by Christine Hancock Behind me is a painting of my favourite view. In fact, it oftenContinue reading “What’s that on the wall behind you?”