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”

Terri publishes debut novel

Rugby Cafe Writer Terri Brown has published her debut novel, Shadow Man. It has already been described by a reviewer as an “edge of the seat rollercoaster”. Here is the blurb from Amazon: “Toni returns to the town of her abusive upbringing for the funeral of her long-missing high school friend. She only has oneContinue reading “Terri publishes debut novel”

Bella publishes feel-good romance

A new romance title has been published by a member of the Rugby Cafe Writers. Bella Osborne has just released Meet Me at Pebble Beach, which is now available on Amazon. It is described as “the hilarious and feel-good romance fiction read of summer 2020”. Meet Me at Pebble Beach was originally published as a four-partContinue reading “Bella publishes feel-good romance”