Do you write?

Would you like to but don’t know where to start?

At IsleWrite, we’ve twenty years experience of encouraging and critiquing in a positive, friendly way

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We know how hard it can be when you stare at a blank page and the words won’t come.  Or even worse, the page is covered in words that don’t seem right.

 

Is your story based on real life?  Or is it wild fantasy?  A tale of revenge or dreamy romance?

Who will be your target reader?

We look at all the answers and help you find your way to perfecting your work.

IsleWrite Is twenty years old!  To celebrate this wonderful milestone, we’re proudly publishing a truly celebratory anthology

Read our wonderful reviews here …

Short stories – memoirs and fiction – and poems by local IsleWrite authors in an illustrated book

These are the stories and poems that connect us as people and in these strange times, that connection is precious

– Dr Roopa Farooki, award-winning author

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Cliff Hangers

Jill Anabona Smith started writing on a University of Kent at Canterbury Combined Studies Creative Writing course.  Since then, she has won prizes in fiction

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How to Start a Novel

How to Start a Novel

Ali Boots has recently been awarded a degree in Creative Writing by the Open University.  Her almost complete novel, Salamander, takes the reader to Berlin. 

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Why should you consider joining us?

To quote Bridget Jones …

 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that …’

 Oh – you thought that was Jane Austen?  Yes, she got there first, but author Helen Fielding added her own twist and the rest is novel-writing history. 

 It’s snippets like that we often hear at a meeting, something to make you see things in a different light, broadening the skills of your own writing.  Someone was despairing that their story had cropped up in a newly released novel by an established author then it was gently pointed out that there are in fact, depending on who you choose to believe, three, six, seven, twenty or thirty-six, basic plots.  You could probably construct a reasonable thesis on forty-one if you tried hard enough.  So whether yours is rags to riches, man in a hole or Cinderella, a writer has been there before you.

 But … read more

When and how do we meet?

IsleWrite is physically based in Thanet, but we are open to the world via zoom!

When:  On third Wednesday of each month.

 Where:  
                      In person: Come join us either in person, at the Library in Broadstairs CT10 2AJ (once it reopens)
                      Online:  
Join us online via zoom

How to get in touch?

Email admin@islewrite.co.uk or fill in your email address in the footer below.