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Writers’ Weekend Retreat

14-17 November 2019 


Join me (and a few other writers) for a relaxing, and yet stimulating, Writers’ Weekend Retreat at the Cottage Hotel
4 days of writing, writing, writing
Perfect Mid-NaNo escape for those wanting to crack on with their novel

  • Optional morning sessions on writing topics: show versus tell / characterisation / …
  • Optional afternoon sessions: sharing your writing / giving and receiving feedback …

No editing! No marketing!
Now taking bookings. Click here for full details.

RedPen Mentoring

Space within the RedPen Mentoring group is limited. If you think you need a mentor, for details of what’s available, click here.

Interview on SoundArt radio

I visited Dartington recently and was interviewed by Dave Clarke ( on soundArt radio. You can listen to the interview here.

When I have Fears – my play …

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Wednesday Writers

Writers’ group hosted by Christine Cooke  and Anne Rainbow, at Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove.

2019 Wednesdays remaining: 6 November
2020 dates: 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 23 September, 21 October, 18 November

Click here for more details.


Dates for your diary

Tuesdays at 7.30pm UK time

15 October, 29 October, 12 November, 26 November

60 minutes Q&A with Anne Rainbow, ScrivenerVirgin at the Simply Scrivener Special webinar.

Simply Scrivener Special

Links: in case you missed them!

Guest posts

A guest post on the NaNo blog. Click here.

A guest post on Dan Buri’s NothingAnyGood website.Dan Buri Guest Post

Podcast interviews

Guest interview on JoinedUpWriting podcast #88 16 October 2018

Hanieh Vidmar interviewing me about how and when to write your book. Click here to listen.

Brace yourself for the very excited Marc Guberti interviewing me about NaNoWriMo! Click here to listen.

Guest interview on the JoinedUpWriting podcast.Joined Up Writing Podcast