An Experience You Never Had

Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to write a piece, maximum length 300 words, about an experience they have never had. Here is a selection of their contributions: A first time for everything by David J Boulton ‘Only one go at this, no second chances.’ There were others present, but they couldn’t hear. The conversation wasContinue reading “An Experience You Never Had”

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”

Christmas Short Story Competition

For our Christmas meeting 2020, Cafe Writers were challenged to write a short story of 200 words beginning with the phrase, It was the week before Christmas, or It was the night before Christmas. Here is a selection of the entries. Disaster Averted by Lindsay Woodward ‘Twas the week before Christmas and Santa had brokenContinue reading “Christmas Short Story Competition”

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?”

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”

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?”

Are you inspired by your background?

You are invited to the next meeting of the Rugby Cafe Writers this Friday at 10am (online). Our theme this week is Something on the Wall Behind You.  Let me explain. There have been so many Zoom calls recently and we have become fascinated by what appears in the picture behind people. It could be aContinue reading “Are you inspired by your background?”