Welcome to the Cambridge Writers website. Here you will find a little about us and what we do, also profiles of some of our members and some samples of our work.

The login at the corner of this page is to enable contributers to edit their entries from time to time (please apply for password to the webmaster)

Tuesday, 1. Sep 2015

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Les Brookes and Hannah Hooton

Cambridge Writers Les Brookes and Hannah Hooton share the floor and talk to us about how they approach their writing, and their experience of being published.

Surprising Angles 2015

Eight winning short stories from Cambridge Writers

The e-book with the  winning entries from the 2015 Cambridge Writers Short Story competition is now available on Amazon.

The short stories are by Hannah Hooton, Angela Wray, RJ Gould, Mike English, Harry Goode, Anne Littlefair, Tim Love and Dominic O’Sullivan. Artist Tim Milner provided the cover art, and the book was edited by Anne-Marie Garvey and myself.

Enjoy!

Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last

28 Sep, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Cambridge Union Chamber

In an event organised by the Cambridge Literal Festival, Booker Prize-winning and internationally best-selling author Margaret Atwood joins us to discuss her highly anticipated novel The Heart Goes Last. Returning to the dark irony of The Handmaid’s Tale combined with the wit and playfulness of The Edible Woman, Atwood’s latest novel is a wickedly funny and deeply disturbing narrative about a near future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free.

Box Office Opens on Tuesday 16 June, 1pm

Fine more information here.

Who Writes and Reads Romantic Fiction?

I’ve joined the Romantic Novelists Association and took part in their 2014 Annual Conference. Both the Association and the conference are valuable, the latter providing an interesting mix of practical tips (how to self-publish, attract an agent, ideas about Plot, Location, and Characterisation); some theoretical background (the Chemistry of Reading, universal elements of the genre); and the opportunity to meet agents, editors and publishers. I was fortunate to be able to chat with Hazel Cushion, the founder of Accent Press and was highly impressed with how the company works and their future plans. I’m looking forward to working with them. 

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