Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 30

The Guardian’s Ten Rules For Writing Fiction

Back in 2010 The Guardian posted a series of articles called Ten Rules For Writing Fiction. Inspired by Elmore Leonard’s book 10 Rules of Writing, which we’ll post below, The Guardian asked other famous authors what their ten rules were. As you’ll see when click on the two articles not all of them have ten rules and …

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Mar 19

WLW Meeting 18/03/2014

This week saw a great turn out of eight people including a new member Jordan who we had met at the West Lothian Write last Friday. This Week’s News We’ll start with some good news first. One of our former members Emma Mooney has been signed by Crooked Cat Publishing for her book The Beautiful …

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Mar 18

Room to Write

Room To Write

  Room to Write is an exciting new opportunity to work with BBC Scotland’s Comedy Production team and to be part of a brand new BBC Comedy and BBC Writersroom initiative, where 10–20 comedy writers will work with us, and each other, in creating the next wave of Scottish comedy shows. Successful writers will get a rare …

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Mar 16

Why I Joined West Lothian Writers

Why I Joined West Lothian Writers

Not that we like to blow our own trumpet but we thought you might be interested in reading about the experiences of one of our old members and what he got out of West Lothian Writers. Written by Robert Breustedt this article can be found in From The Purple Notebook, our first collection. Why I Joined …

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Mar 14

Durhamhill’s Writing Course in South West Scotland‏

Durhamhill'

Durhamhill’s Writing Course This is your chance to make the start to the writing you always promised yourself. With the support of two experienced and widely published tutors and in the beautiful tranquil setting of Durhamhill you couldn’t have a finer opportunity for discovering your writing potential. And for the many writers who flourished on …

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Mar 12

How to Be Creative in 5 Steps with John Cleese

Here on West Lothian Writers’ we love taking advice from professional writers as they know one or two things about writing. Today’s we have a talk from one of the world’s funniest writers John Cleese. In the 40 minute presentation below, Cleese talks about how to be creative and the five steps he uses to enter …

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Mar 10

WLW Meeting 04/03/2014

WLW Meeting 04/03/2014

After last week’s meeting with Allan Guthrie we returned to our usual meeting which saw a great turn out of nine people including a new member Stacey. This Week’s News A week on Friday is the next West Lothian Write at the Howden Park Centre. It is a great night as you get to hear …

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