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Presentation at the next Meeting Points
Thursday, 22nd November 2018

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Meeting starts at 10:00 am
at Harman’s Cross Village Hall
For the schedule of this year’s Meeting Points presentations:
Please go to our Programme page HERE
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he sinking of the Halsewell off the Purbeck coast? Click HERE
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his Fifty Years in Television Production
? Click HERE
From Starting Writing Age 40,
To Three Novels Published By Penguin Age 51
How and why
I started writing stories and
what happened next ...
Claire Fuller
Claire Fuller didn't start doing any creative writing until she was forty. She began with short stories, then moved onto even shorter 100-word stories, and finally decided to do an MA in creative writing at her local university. It was on this course that she wrote her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, which was bought by Penguin, and won a prize for debut novels. Since then she's written and had published two further books: Swimming Lessons, and Bitter Orange.

Claire's talk will cover why and how she started writing, the inspiration for her first novel, and how Penguin came to publish it. The audience might be particularly interested in her second novel, Swimming Lessons which is set in a fictionalised Studland, and features a fictionalised Swanage. Claire will talk about the inspiration behind this novel, and how she use the wonderful Dorset setting, including the pub, the shop, and a particular house in Studland.  

She'll then go on to talk briefly about her most recently published novel, Bitter Orange, and what her plans are for the future. She will also cover her writing process, and will then answer questions about writing or getting published, from the audience.

Copies of Claire's novels will be for sale after her talk.