Secret Locations

Jan Edwards writes:

In Winter Downs: Bunch Courtney Investigates #1 the village close to Bunch’s family home is never named. This was quite deliberate as I didn’t want to pin myself to firmly on a location that can be too easily recognised. In the throws of completing the first draft of In Her Defence: Bunch Courtney Investigates #2 I have realised that I need a more structured vision of the landscape. And so Wyncombe is born – literally the path leading up the hill from the valley. ‘Wynd’  being an old Sussex term for a path up a hill, and ‘Coombe’  meaning a hollow or valley in the Downs.

Read the full essay here.


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Season’s Greetings

Keep writing and editing in 2018


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Renegades at Xmas

Our last meeting of 2017 takes place on Wednesday 13th December — our annual Christmas bash. Bring along a short piece of fiction (ie flash fiction under 500 words) or poem with a Christmassy theme (any genre, series or funny or horrific). And bring along some tasty morsels to share and eat along with some of the pub’s real ale.

We will then meet again on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.



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Gladstone reading cafe – report

Jan Edwards writes: “I spent Saturday afternoon compering the reading event at the Gladstone Museum in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where a splendid array of writers were strutting their literary stuff, and a good time was had by all!

Our afternoon kicked off with Bev Adams and ‘Little Brown Jug’, a moving tale for Remembrance Day that highlighted the affects of war and its aftermath on service personnel and their families.”

Read her full report here.



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Storytelling Cafe at the Gladstone

Renegade Writers are co-hosting a story-telling cafe at the Gladstone Museum on Saturday afternoon on 11th November. This is a free event!

Check out this link for details.


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Hilary Mantel quote


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