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(Mostly) In Praise of J.K. Rowling

(Mostly) In Praise of J.K. Rowling: The Ink Black Heart Sharif Gemie   Imagine you could write whatever you wanted and it would be published. Imagine no pesky tutors lecturing you about character and voice, no crafty agent or publisher telling you about markets and how it’s a bad time for the book trade. Imagine

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Cardiff 75 upcoming events June/July 22

18th June 2022 Summer Workshop 1 : Plot, Structure and Point of View https://cwcworkshop1.eventbrite.co.uk 25th June 2022 Summer Workshop 2 : Creating Fantasy Worlds https://cwcworkshop2.eventbrite.co.uk 3rd July 2022 Writers Gathering – Gorsedd https://cwcgathering.eventbrite.co.uk 9th July 2022 Summer Workshop 3 : Writing Dream Sequences https://cwcworkshop3.eventbrite.co.uk 16th July 2022 Summer Workshop 4 : Magical Realism https://cwcworkshop4.eventbrite.co.uk 23rd

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A history of Cardiff Writers’ Circle 1947 -2022 by Sharif Gemie

On Sunday 4 May 1947, eleven people met in a small room in Cardiff Technical College. Without any protracted discussion, they decided to constitute themselves as Cardiff Writers’ Circle (CWC). They chose one of their number to chair the meeting, and another as secretary, to take notes, and then four manuscripts were read out and

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Cardiff 75 – Bringing communities together Press Release

CARDIFF 75:  BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER Are you a writer living or working in Cardiff?  Do you feel creative but isolated?  Perhaps your writing group has struggled to keep going through the Pandemic? An innovative new project called ‘Cardiff 75’ may be able to provide support.   Designed to help strengthen the city’s diverse writing communities the

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Win Big with Cardiff Writers Circle! By Ian McNaughton   Yes, being a writer can pay off. Forget about searching under your sofa cushions for that hoard of coins that will probably only get spent on a takeaway. Here at Cardiff Writers Circle you can hit the big time with vouchers that are on offer

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How to be a writer: Three and a half guides – Sharif Gemie

There are many, many guides to Creative Writing. Some will inspire you, some will help you, some will annoy you. Here’s my top three. It’s highly unlikely that they will suit everyone, but if you’ve got radically different opinions from me, the answer’s obvious: write your own top three.   Ursula K. Le Guin, Steering

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