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”

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”

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”

How do you write comedy?

Rugby Cafe Writer Lindsay Woodward has some advice for readers on how to write comedy. In her latest blog article, Lindsay says: “If you want to write a comedy, don’t start off with a few jokes. Don’t think about what has made you laugh in real life. Don’t put in silly or stupid characters thatContinue reading “How do you write comedy?”

Madalyn publishes new Dudley Sisters novel

Rugby Cafe Writer Madalyn Morgan has published the eight novel in her Dudley Sisters saga. She Casts A Long Shadow is described by reviewers as “a gripping thriller” and “a great read”. This is from the blurb on Amazon: “Preparing to expose the mole at MI5, Ena’s husband Henry is abducted by Special Branch andContinue reading “Madalyn publishes new Dudley Sisters novel”