Renegade Writers’ Group was set up for like-minded writers — writers who dare to be the best. And all with the aim to write to professional standards, to see our work in print so that others may read our words.
Although based in the Potteries we have regular members coming from Cheadle, Crewe, Shrewsbury and Stafford.
We meet weekly, every Wednesday, in the back room in the Bridge Street Ale House, 31 Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RY, from 7.00 p.m to 9.30 p.m. There is no membership or entry fee — other than buying a drink from the bar.
Members read out their work in progress (not already published work) and then we all chip in, discuss it and make helpful suggestions in order to improve the fiction. We help with all aspects of the writing, highlighting both the strong and weak elements. Not all members are able to read every week due to the healthy group size. On a good day we manage around six readings.
Note for new members: you are more than welcome to come along (please email to let us know although that’s not essential — renewriters [at] gmail.com), but note the following rule. You must attend four meetings (not necessary consecutive) before you can read out your work. This way we ensure that people become members because they want the level of constructive comments we make on each others’ work.