An Evening for Readers and Writers, Tuesday 7th November

Join Margaret James and Cathie Hartigan for an evening of lively conversation, inspiration, hints and tips about reading and writing. 

Did you know Exeter has a Grand Bard?

The current Grand Bard of Exeter is Jackie Juno, a multiple poetry slam winner, including the 2017 Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam and the Plymouth LitFest 2017 poetry slam!

Plymouth Literature Festival

There's lots going on at PlymLit 17 from October 21st to 29th.

(And the Exeter Writers are joining in!)


Getting ready for Nano?

November is National Novel Writing Month, when writers around the globe strive to write 50,000 words in 30 days. 

Story craft with Jo Cole

Now that the 2018 Exeter Writers Short Story competition is open for entries, we thought we'd get you chomping at the bit with a series of blog posts around story craft. Happy reading (and writing)...

 Ten Ways to use ‘Find and Replace’ to Edit your Writing.
 By Jo Cole
When I first started editing my own work, I didn’t know where to start and would often rely on my gut feeling. But the more I write, the more systematic I have become; a strict editing procedure results in writing that is stronger, cleaner and more dynamic. And for a rigorous self-editor, ‘Find and Replace’ is immensely useful. Here are my top ten ways to use it.