New Year Resolutions?

Are you wondering if this could be the year to start writing that novel, but you're just not sure where to start?

Just as a marathon runner doesn't start training by setting off for a 26 mile jog on the first day, writers don't (usually) plunge straight into a 100,000 word novel.


They limber up, practise and find out what they're good (and bad) at.

Meet the Members: Margaret James

What do you write? 

Novels, short stories, articles for magazines - I am a regular contributor to Writing Magazine - and non-fiction guides for writers.

When and where do you write? 

All the time - at home, on the bus, on trains, early in the morning, late at night, on paper, on screen and in my head.

Winning NaNoWriMo

[A member of Exeter Writers reflects on how she spent last month.]

Each November, writers all over the world challenge themselves to write fifty thousand words in a month. The more mathematically minded among you will already have done the calculation, but for everyone else, that’s just 1667 words each day, every day, for thirty days.