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The writing retreat in Somerset

The Writing Retreat

Come and stay in a peaceful cottage in a writing shed.
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BBC Radio Somerset – lean in and listen

Sometimes, a quick email works wonders. I wrote to Radio Somerset, letting them know that Fresh Fiction short story nights are featuring at Ilminster LIt ...
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Submissions Open for Midsummer Myth or Magic

Submissions Open until June 2nd
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Ilminster Literary Festival

Fresh Fiction is going to be part of Ilminster Literature Festival
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Announcing Fresh Fiction Writers

Come along and listen to writers reading their best work.     BUY TICKETS £7, £6 comps We’re thrilled to announce the stories which will be ...
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How to end your novel or short story

Writers’ Cafe on endings in novels How do end your novel? During April’s monthly writers’ cafe writers in the Novel Nights community  discussed endings in ...
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Novel Competitions 2021

An overview of novel competitions across the UK with closing dates for submissions. Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    The Bridport Prize ...
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Review of King of Rabbits by debut author Karla Neblett.

Karla Neblett’s debut novel, King of Rabbits will burst into the world on March 25th, 2021. It’s the lead debut title in 2021 for William ...
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Novel Nights Virtual Cafe 2021

Over coffee this morning, we acknowledged the new world order as we find it in January 2021 – the end of the warmest year ever, ...
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Virtual Cafe notes – titles

Writers from all over the South West region from Stroud down to Sidmouth met to chat about finding the right title for the books. We’ve ...

Notes from the Novel Nights Cocktail Cafe on the subject of food and character

At our virtual cafes we get together to chat about topics of interest to other writers. At our last cocktail session we discussed characters. Our ...