Creative Writing


Group Contact - Ronnie Puttock

Telephone:  01208 872681 or 07786 261525 

Email:   loombogel "AT" yahoo "DOT"com or  CLICK HERE


This very informal writing group would welcome new members. It meets on the last Tuesday of each month
in Platform Meeting Room on Lostwithiel Station. Members write on an agreed topic and then share what they have written. Some examples of the group's work may be read on the blog (see below)



UPDATE DECEMBER  2016

Read short stories by Creative Writing Group



Eleven By Six is a volume of eleven short stories by six members of the Creative Writing Group. Between its covers you'll find stories of adventure, history, humour, folk-lore and a hint of sex. The book can only be bought through Lulu.com and costs £6.49 (including postage).  Ordering details here.  This little book would make a marvellous stocking filler.






UPDATE 8TH JULY 2016

The  group has increased in size and meetings will now be held in Platform Meeting Room on Lostwithiel Station. Dates and times for the remainder of the year as follows:-

  • Tuesday 26th July at 2 PM
  • Tuesday 27th September at 2 PM
  • Tuesday 25th October at 2 PM
  • Tuesday 29th November at 2 PM


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LOSTWITHIEL U3A WRITERS’ GROUP BLOG

Here you will find some of the work produced by this group. 
This blog is intended to give you a flavour of our output and we hope that you will be encouraged to join the Group.
New stories will be added each month but a selection of older stories will be added to the archive. 
Click on the link above to get access to the blog. This will take you to the Home page and all the stories that have been posted. Click on a month in the archive to get that particular month's postings.
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6 October 2015

I'm not very good at keeping this page up to date, am I?
We have met every month (except for August when we took our annual break)since I last made an entry and also read out some of our work at the U3A meeting in July.
We are a small group and would love to have more members. People have been put off joining us because they think they'll never be as good as us while others have been once but not again, probably because they think we're not professional enough. OK, so we may not want to be famous or even published authors but we do take our writing seriously. Not too seriously, though, that we can't learn from the critiques from our fellow members. Like the "fun" ukulele group, we want to improve but have fun doing it.
If you heard our presentation at the U3A meeting or read our blog then you'll have come across some of our better stuff. If you don't think you can match that, then remember we only publicise our best work!
Our next meeting will be on TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER at 2 p.m. The venue is undecided at the moment, but phone or email me at the above number/address.
There's a selection of topoics to write about: Hallowe'en, (N)Ukulele Wars - or something to do with ukuleles! or on a topic of your own choice.
In the meantime I've put a couple more stories on the blog. Please have a look.

Ronnie Puttock


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14 April 2015  

It's a couple of weeks since our last meeting, so here's the belated write up of that meeting (which was held at the cafe in the Community Centre  -  nice tea; nice cake).
The topic for March had been "Something Missing" and there were four contributions and the missing objects/persons were: a watch and chain; a bridegroom; a mermaid (at least it may have been one -  we can only surmise) and a peapod (yes, you read that right!)
Our next meeting will be at the usual venue at the usual time (see above). There is no particular topic this month  -  it is an open subject and you can write about whatever you like.
As well as discussing our contributions we will also choose which stories/pieces of writing to read out at the U3A AGM next month. 
There will be a selection of our shorter pieces and probably some of our very short (micro) fiction in a 15 - 20 minute slot. 

Ronnie Puttock

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17 February 2015

My apologies! Has it really been five months since I updated this page. 
Mea culpa! Mea maxima culpa!
We had a meeting today  -  a week earlier than usual  -  because two of our members couldn't make the usual date which is the last Tuesday in the month.
There were three submissions on the subject of "Fire". These, or a selection of them, will go on our blog page (see above) in due course. I will also post some of the stories we've produced since the last batch in July 2014. 
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 31 March at 2 p.m. but not at our usual venue. We'll be meeting in the Community Centre cafe instead.
The chosen topic is "something missing". The 'something' could be an object, a person, an animal, something in one's life, the point...............
The group is still going strong, I'm pleased to say, and we are preparing to make a presentation by reading of some of our work at the U3A meeting in May.

Ronnie Puttock

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