Cornwall Writing Group

An online writing group for writers in Cornwall

About

Cornwall Writing Group is a community of writers based in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Writing can be a lonely profession so the writing group was set up to help authors network with and support each other. We started with two people in 2017 and have since grown to over 200! Below you can see some of our writers working on their novels during National Novel Writing Month in November 2019.

Writing our drafts for National Novel Writing Month in November 2019

Cornwall Writers Short Story Projects

We set up the short story project to encourage and support new writers in Cornwall and help them get published. 

In January 2019, fifteen authors embarked on the first Cornwall Writers Short Story Project. We voted on three words we wanted to combine as our inspiration, open to wide interpretation, but firmly anchored in Cornwall. The inspiration became the title – Cornwall: Misfits, Curiosities and Legends.

We worked on our short stories over the following 18 months, giving each other feedback. Some of our writerly band have MAs in Creative Writing and helped us think about character, plot and style. For many of us, it was the first time we’d received any feedback on our writing. We are also grateful to Anne Rainbow from Red Pen Editing for her editing advice in the workshop she did for us. 

The final touches and edits were completed in February 2020 and we started the publishing and book marketing journey. Our book was finally published in September 2020 and we are utterly stoked at how well received it has been.

For our next short story project, Cornwall Secret and Hidden, we were joined by twice as many authors and wrote twice as many stories. We hope to publish this anthology in the coming weeks and start a new short story project in September 2022.

Cornwall Writers Website

We want to promote creative writing talent in Cornwall and make it easy for readers to find Cornish writers. 

You can find Cornish Authors and Cornish Books over on our Cornwall Writers website

We are constantly looking to add more Cornish authors and books to the website, so do go visit and join to add your own author profile and books.