The Covid-19 Coronavirus has hit us all sideways, and we're all reeling from the impact and figuring out a whole different lifestyle. As a result, posts from us here at Exeter Writers may be less frequent.

However, writing is something that can be done in isolation and 'virtually'. In the weeks (or months) ahead, pouring our troubles onto paper could be a good way to manage our mental health and create a social record at the same time.

Groups all over are having to re-think how they stay in touch, and if you aren't already a member of one, now is a good time to look for an online writing group. Try hashtags such as #amwriting on twitter, and once you search for 'writers' on facebook new possibilities pop up all the time.

Where ever you are, we wish you the best in these troubled times, and in case you're wondering about your short story competition entry, you can rest assured that we're already reading your stories, and judging will not be affected.
Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the longlist!