Our Next Meeting

Thursday 9 May

Editing? It’s when the magic happens... with Sarah Palmer

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Many writers dread having to edit their work, but it’s an essential part of the creative process. At the meeting we’ll examine all the elements needed when editing any piece of work, including novels, short stories, memoirs and non-fiction. From the importance of the structural edit - including pace, chapter length, viewpoint, beginnings, middles and ends – to the nuts and bolts of the line edit, this session will give you all the information you need to make your work the best it can be.

Sarah Palmer is a freelance editor, working on fiction and non-fiction projects with a variety of organisations, publishers and individual writers.





All meetings are at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Meetings are open to all - Saver members - Free; Members - £3; Non-Members / Guests - £5 (unless otherwise stated)





Members' Competitions


Members' Short Story Competition is now open . Entries are invited on any theme for stories between 1,500 and 2,500 words and will need to be submitted by the June meeting.

Full details here



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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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