November 2014 archive

Nov 27

Happy Birthday Livingston – A Poem

Happy Birthday Livingston - A Poem

Back in 2011, Jenifer entered a competition called My Kind of Town where people wrote poems about the major towns and cities in Scotland with her poem Happy Birthday Livingston. One of the rules of the competition was that each poems had to be in a particular style. Jenifer was one of eight winners winning a set of limited …

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Nov 24

How Do You Show, Not Tell?

How Do You Show, Not Tell?

The other day Jenifer said she felt she was telling rather than showing in her novel and wasn’t sure how to change it so we had a quick look online and found some excellent articles on exactly that subject. First lets define what we are talking about. Anyone who has taken a writing class will …

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Nov 22

How to Edit Your Own Work

How to edit your own work can feel as scary as first putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. The first thing to remember is this quote from Sarah Stewart: Completely disregard all [editing] advice when working on your first draft. Write freely and just get your words down on the page. Once you …

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Nov 04

The Gift – A Series of Poems

A few weeks ago Anne E. Edwards read a series of poems called The Gift at one of our meeting. Today she asked me to share the poems on here. Anne wrote these poems while she was away at a writing retreat in Kippford with Alistair Paterson. If you’d like to read more of Anne‘s …

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Nov 03

WLW Meeting 28/10/2014

This week we held our Halloween party with plenty of scary things, wonderful tales and lots of free food! We saw a wonderful turn out of seven people to enjoy what is always a great meeting! Due to the amount of writing we had we look at the writing first and the news after so …

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