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?”

How do you write about love?

Members of Rugby Cafe Writers were challenged to produce a piece of writing under 500 words, beginning with – or including – the question, Do you still love me? Here are some of the contributions. All are copyright to the individual writers. Find out more about the contributors here. Do you still love me? byContinue reading “How do you write about love?”

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 does the Lockdown affect our writing?

The next Rugby Café Writers meeting (on Friday September 11th) is about Lockdown Writing. How did it affect you? Did you write more, having extra time, or less? Like you, I felt deeply affected by all aspects of the Lockdown, from having to cancel all my plans, meetings, seeing friends for coffee etc, to comingContinue reading “How does the Lockdown affect our writing?”

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?”

Should stories have a moral to them?

Next Friday we’re talking about stories/novels that have a moral to them. This doesn’t mean they’re ‘moralistic’ but more that they have a meaning which underlies the story at ‘face-value’. I immediately thought of a book, a novella, by Steinbeck called The Pearl. It’s the most gripping story which delivers its message in the lastContinue reading “Should stories have a moral to them?”