Competitions: Do’s and Don’ts

Our February speaker meeting is Competitions: Do’s and Don’ts.

There are numerous writing competitions running every year, so how do you avoid scuppering your chance of being in contention when you do enter?

NWC Scribe editor Jill Walmsley, and Prose Secretary Carol Bevitt will be giving you a helping hand to get the most out of entering writing competitions; covering various topics including, rules, fees vs free, editing for maximum word counts, where to find competitions, and much more. There will be hand-outs to take away and a Q&A.

If you leave inspired then there’s still time to enter this year’s NWC National Short Story Competition. Download details from here.



Romance on a Saturday Afternoon with Clare Harvey…

On Saturday 17th February join us for an afternoon of romance with local author Clare Harvey.

Clare is a former winner of the Romantic Novelists Society’s Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers.

It’s not a workshop, but it is an opportunity for writers to have an informal chat, and get advice on their romance writing issues.

There¬†will also be a Q&A session, plus an opportunity to buy Clare’s books and get them signed.


Writing for Writers – Saturday Afternoon…

Writers Tell Lies – so how do you convince your reader?

Writing on a Saturday afternoon without distractions; what could be better? So come along to our city centre venue for up to four hours for our writing session, with practical exercises, the opportunity to share insights and gain advice.

Our session will suit writers of all abilities, and you don’t have to be an NWC member to take part- we welcome visitors to our Saturday afternoon events, as we do to our regular meetings.