Supporting Berkshire writers since 2001

WordWatchers is a small group of writers based in West Berkshire whose purpose is to help writers achieve their goals. Some of us are published. Some of us have agents. And some of us are working towards that first success - however we define it.

We write in a variety of genres, from children's to romantic historical fiction to crime. What we have in common is our passion and dedication to writing, meeting up each month to share what we’ve done, discuss what’s worked and what hasn’t, and make our promises for the month ahead.

And eat cake.

The House in Quill Court

Charlotte Betts 5th novel is released (Jan. 7th): Kindle, audiobook and Large Format Paperback.

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A farewell from Abbie

AbbieAbbie blogs while on WordWatchers 3rd annual retreat.

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Abbie takes a Sabbatical…

Abbie Rushton - ConsumedAs the release of her 2nd novel, 'Consumed' approaches, Abbie has decided to take a momentary pause to reflect before thinking about book 3.

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…and we have lift-off!

Synthesis Fantastic Books Publishing have launched their most beautiful looking short story anthology to date, the Science Fiction collection 'Synthesis' which will include two stories from John Hoggard.

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Thank-you: Out of Time

Out of Time

To celebrate release of Charlotte Betts 5th Novel, 'The House in Quill Court' we gave away our own Anthology for free. A dozen of you took the opportunity to grab a copy that, as well as a short story from Charlotte, includes stories from Abbie Rushton and international bestseller, Katherine Webb.

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