2021 and Q1 Writing and Reading Goals

Nicole J Simms/ January 17, 2021/ Blog/ 0 comments

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Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2020 is over already. It was a strange year. Anyway, let’s leave 2020 in the past and focus on 2021. And the best way to do that is to tell you all about my 2021 writing and reading goals.

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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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Oldbury Writing Group: Our First Talk at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Nicole J Simms/ March 17, 2018/ Blog/ 0 comments

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On the 27th January 2018, my fellow Oldbury Writing Group members and I took part in the Wolverhampton Literature Festival, where we did a talk on the benefits of joining a writing group. This was the second time we had attended the festival and the second ever Wolverhampton Literature Festival. Having gone to the first literature festival, we were thrilled

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My New Test Subject

Nicole J Simms/ November 23, 2017/ Published/ 0 comments

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‘My New Test Subject’ is a science fiction horror flash fiction story. This story was written for Oldbury Writing Group’s creative writing newspaper. We (Oldbury Writing Group) were asked to contribute to the Made in Oldbury project and write a poem or short story inspired by one of the Sandwell Archive’s photos. My photo was a man who looked like

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