A founder member of the group in 2013. Jean had researched and written local history archives and family history for many years before becoming involved in creative writing in 2012. Her interest in history remains and her creative pieces are as likely to be set any time in the 19th or 20th century as in the present day.
She says the main benefit of belonging to the group is the chance of actually being able to discuss writing.
Like so many children, De-Ville grew up with Enid Blyton, whose stories inspired De-Ville to become a writer herself. This was a particular challenge for De-Ville as she is registered disabled due to learning difficulties. However, she refused to allow this to hold her back and she was instrumental in starting a local writer's group. It was with that writing group that De-Ville found the technical support that she needed. She proceeded to publish some of her short stories and also presented her work to a live audience at Looe Literary Festival. She is surely an inspiration to anyone who wishes to find their inner storyteller and share their work with a wider audience. Jennifer was one of the founder members.
I have been a member of the Liskeard Writing Group since 2013.
I am very much an enthusiastic amateur and enjoy writing a variety of short stories and longer pieces in many different genres. I try to go on Creative Writing Courses each year because as a very late starter I am keen to learn as much as I can. The knowledge I gain I put into practice in the group.
Within the group we give and receive mutual support and encouragement as well as advice on how to improve our writing. The variety of our homework assignments keeps us all on our toes. I always feel that I am amongst friends and the group has given me the confidence to share my stories with them and others.
A long serving member of the, in late 2017 Beverley became the Treasurer to the group.
Peters stories are usually full of drama often mixed with comedy, his series of Inspector Jolly mysteries are encapsulating and certainly a big page turner. ~
Having returned in 2014 from a long spell living in France, I am now able to engage more fully in writing groups and all the extra stimulation and encouragement which that can bring. I joined the Liskeard Writers’ Group which has been very supportive.
I write short stories, novellas and novels, plus a little poetry. I have recently published the first in a trilogy of novels set in the Victorian period - ‘Broken Blood Ties’ by Mary D Curd, available on Amazon.
Other achievements are being short-listed for the Wells Literary Festival Short Story Competition in October 2016 and for the 2017 wordsmag.com Lifeboats magazine. I have also had two short stories published in the quarterly Scribble Magazine, the most recent of which was published in the Summer 2017 issue.
Born in Northeast UK in 1961, Richards became an academic and was widely published in the fields of Computing, Education, Psychology and Medicine. He now enjoys writing for a broader readership and has published factual books, short story fiction and books for children. He remains committed to encouraging people to pursue their dreams, particularly adventures for ordinary people and leaving written interpretations of their personal experiences. He has also facilitated the publishing efforts of the group in the past. Stephen's website is ampurlife.com
Michael is the IT co-ordinator of the group, joining in October 2015. Having spent all my life working with computers, teaching, support and programming. I have published text books early on in my carrier but am now concentrating on fiction and works in a wide range of genres, including, mystery, mystical and fantasy, crime and horror, science fiction and mostly I try to inject comedy situations or a twist in the tale. I enjoy the group and find the challenges of weekly assignments and the ten minute exercises very stimulating.
Near the end of 2017, Michael took over as Chair/Secretary of the Group.
An experienced member of the group, very artistic and wonderfully descriptive.
C has studied through the U3A Writing Group
Graeme writes about all manner of things, Most genres, Comedy, Plays, Noel Coward, Sci-Fi.
Another self published / indie author of good standing and quality writing. Writing poetry, lyrics, dialogue, stories, short plays and more. He is a member of various writing groups (Hanger Farm Poets) The Write Stuff, Edit Red, Wordpress, and more. His website is at GrameSandford.com
Joanna joined as a member of the Group in 2018, a published author with many years experience.