Monday, 3 September 2012

Cleckheaton Writers Group

Attended the CWG this evening with all members in attendance and it was a very productive meeting.  First we discussed the Ilkley Literature Festival and the dates of the CWG until the end of the year.  Then D told us all about the RL Royle writing workshop she attended as part of the Brighouse Literature Festival (full details of which can be found on her blog 'The Wandering Wordsmith') and we were very motivated to hear that RL Royle believes that a published author is a writer who has confidence. self-belief and would not give up.  I then fed back on the details of the 7Arts creative writing workshop and the Ann Cleeves Literary Evening (details of which can be found on previous blog postings).  I then shared my children's picture book story 'I Don't Need A Bath' and received some very useful feedback.  P shared her excellent poem 'Never Assume' but sadly we did not have time to read D's pre-scene to SC, so she agreed to forward this to the members for feedback.  I can't wait to read it.


  1. It was a good meeting and I'm looking forward to our next one, with John Connolly :) I'll forward you the 'prologue' as promised - sorry for the delay but our house move's been hectic!

  2. The prologue was fantastic and I really like it written in first person, it gives it an immediacy that brings Evie to full life. Might make it awkward to delve into Elliott, Warrick et al, as I have found when writing Thorde.