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Twenty years of scribbling for the love of it, twenty years of perseverance in the face of rejection slips, and twenty years of unstinting mutual support have paid handsome dividends for Hornsea Writers.
Now the foremost support group for published writers in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, success did not come overnight for Hornsea Writers. In 1990, a dozen or so authors got together, following the fine tradition of European writers, to meet in a local pub. Despite background noise from pool-playing youngsters, their literary endeavours flourished.
Between them, they write thrillers, detective stories, alternative history, humour, romance, biography, local history, literary fiction, radio plays, textbooks and newspaper articles. Several members have won prizes in international competitions, including contests run by BBC Radio 4, the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Crime Writers' Association. Their combined know-how across so many genres underpins and inspires individual efforts.