Young writers at Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lakes Young Writers Group started its autumn term last week, but there are still a few places left and its not too late to sign up. The group run jointly by Stefan Escreet and Annie McCourt meets on Tuesday nights until 11 December, with a break for October half-term.

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Calling all writers groups

We often receive enquiries about writing groups in Cumbria, and its about time our list was updated. Take a look at it as it stands and let us know if there are any changes, especially if youre a member of a new group that we dont know about, or a former member of a group thats no longer meeting.

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New face at Maryport Writers

Much-published fiction writer Mike Smith, aka Brindley Hallam Dennis, will be leading Maryport Writers Group from Friday 9 September onwards.

The group meets at the Senhouse Roman Museum from 10.30am 1.30pm, and the cost is 3.00 per session. New members are welcome.

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The (at least) 10 Rules of Writing

Elmore Leonards famous 10 rules have just been published in book form (with brilliantly sinuous, hard-boiled drawings by Joseph Ciardiello) in the UK, but you can read them for nowt here on The Guardians website, along with more 10 rulers from Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, PD James, AL Kennedy and many others

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HOW DO I GET PUBLISHED?

To be or not to be is not the question. The question is how do I get published? At least thats the one we get asked most atNew Writing Cumbria. Weve put together a factsheet of suggestions - not a guaranteed route to that particular pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, buta [...]

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CRITIQUE SERVICES FOR FICTION WRITERS

Struggling with your characters or your plot? Wanting to hone your prose to attractan agent or a publisher? Then consider getting a mentor to act as editor and guide and lick your fiction into shape. Download a list of fiction critique services here: Fiction Critique Services If a writing group is more your style, then [...]

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WRITERS GROUPS IN CUMBRIA

If youd like to share your poetry and fiction with other people, hear others work andfind constructive criticism and instruction in a supportive atmosphere then a writing group is just the thing for you. There are 26 writers groups across Cumbria, so theres bound to be one near you download our list of groups [...]

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Websites for writers, readers, and teachers

Click on the section title above for our extensive guide to useful websites.

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