My Trip to Much Wenlock

Nicole J Simms/ May 10, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On the 5th October 2019, some of my Oldbury Writing Group pals and I visited Much Wenlock to celebrate our belated fifth birthday. Our actual birthday is 22nd August, and we normally go on a group trip in August to celebrate. However, this year we decided to delay our trip so a member who hasn’t been on a group trip in

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My Visit to the Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up

Nicole J Simms/ February 22, 2020/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On the 8th December 2018 (yes, I know, this was ages ago, lol), my Oldbury Writing Group pals—Julian, Angela and Heather—and I went to the Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up Open Day. Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up is a Grade II listed mini prison that operated from 1891 to 2016. Originally the Lock-Up had three floors with roughly 70 cells. The building still retains

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Happy Birthday Oldbury Writing Group

Nicole J Simms/ August 22, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Four years ago today, I tentatively walked into the Oldbury Library to join a writing group. Fast forward four years and I’m still with that group. I can’t believe it’s been four years since the Oldbury Writing Group (OWG) formed. I’ve said it before, but that day I decided to join a writing group, I didn’t expect things to work

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Why You Should Use Writing Prompts

Nicole J Simms/ August 13, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Ever since I started writing, I have loved using writing prompts. In fact, my first written stories came from writing prompts – I did many free creative writing courses, and each lesson normally had a prompt to use to create a story. I find that writing prompts stretches my imagination even further, enabling me to come up with stories I

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