Review of the Year 2022 The Cafe Writers have continued to grow during 2022 with several new members becoming active in the group. Some people have come along once and then never returned, and I continue to reflect on what they are seeking and we are not offering. One theory was that we should beContinue reading “What the Cafe Writers did in 2022”
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Rugby Cafe Writers at Literary Festivals
Members of the Rugby Cafe Writers have been promoting their books at two recent Literary Festivals. They were at the Southam Book Festival in October 2021 and the Moulton Literary Festival (in Northampton) in November. Members received several queries about the group and managed to sell quite a few books as well!
Meet the writers at two literary festivals
Rugby Cafe Writers will be promoting their books at two Literary Festivals this autumn. Southam Book Festival is taking place at the Grahams Adams Centre, Southam this year from 11am to 4pm on Saturday October 24th. Speakers include our own Bella Osborne! 11:00 Festival opens – with 30 exhibitors11:30 “How to Publish Your First Novel”Continue reading “Meet the writers at two literary festivals”
New books published by Rugby Cafe Writers
Members of Rugby Cafe Writers have been busy publishing books over the past month. Bella Osborne has written The Promise of Summer. This was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package. Ruby’s life is about to change for ever… After years of dating losers, cheats and one guy whoContinue reading “New books published by Rugby Cafe Writers”
Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021
Rugby Cafe Writers have completed their 2020 writing project, inspired by Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street series. We created a fictional set of characters living in a small block of flats in North-West London. Each meeting, someone in the Cafe Writers was challenged to write 300 words (maximum) about one of the characters, bearing in mindContinue reading “Thrapston Mansions – Writing Project 2021”
How do you write about encounters?
Encounters are important in any story. How does a story change after an encounter? Which sort of encounters are the most effective? This was the topic for our discussion. Get to the PointOur book sales have stalled a bit. We have sold 24 e-books and 44 paperbacks. There is still time to buy the bookContinue reading “How do you write about encounters?”
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”
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”