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!
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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”
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 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”
Rugby Writers featured in magazine
The Rugby Cafe Writers are featured in the new edition of the Rugby Register, a consumer magazine delivered to thousands of homes in the borough. The feature includes a picture of some of the writers – meeting in St Andrew’s Church, Rugby – and a description of our new book, Get to the Point. TheContinue reading “Rugby Writers featured in magazine”
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?”
Wendy’s poem is in new anthology
Rugby Cafe Writer Wendy Goulstone has contributed a poem to a new anthology raising money for NHS Covid-19 charities. The new book features writers’ impressions of the 2020 pandemic: life under lockdown, loss and love, visions for the future. It includes the top picks of judge Andrew McMillan, a people’s vote winner based on videosContinue reading “Wendy’s poem is in new anthology”
The editing process
When I worked as a journalist, one of my jobs was sub-editing. This meant checking the copy of reporters, designing pages and writing headlines. It demanded an attention to detail which I didn’t always have. I was once dealing with a story about GEC in Rugby – one of the town’s biggest employers – whichContinue reading “The editing process”
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”