Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 24

West Lothian Write – 20/03/2015

West Lothian Write - 20/03/2015

Anyone who checks out our meeting round ups will see that we talk about West Lothian Write quite a bit (eight mentions at time of writing) so we thought we’d do a wee round up about the event and the pieces read by our members. West Lothian Write The aim of the night is to …

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Mar 18

WLW Meeting 17/03/2015

WLW Meeting 17/03/2015

This week’s meeting saw a turn out of four people who enjoy a couple of great pieces of writing, our new business cards and a wee exercise. You can find out more below!

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Mar 16

20 Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a New Story

20 Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a New Story

As it is a Monday and the start of a new week, what better time to have a look at story beginnings. Below the break we have 20 questions from writers Alan Chin and Cheryl Reif that you should ask yourself before starting your latest story.

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Mar 13

How to Write Good Dialogue

A core technique of story telling is dialogue. Despite hearing dialogue on a daily basis it can sometimes be really hard to write believable dialogue. Today we hope to help solve this problem with the help of The Novel Doctor and Lit Reactor. However, before we get to them we are going to start with a …

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Mar 10

How to Write Exciting Description

In any form of writing description plays a major part whether in poetry, prose or non fiction. The hard part is making the description exciting so it grabs your reader. Today we are going to look at this issue with the help of io9 and Writer’s Digest. Below you will find lots of exciting, interesting advice…we hope!

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Mar 04

WLW Meeting – 03/03/2015

We saw a great turnout of 10 people including a couple of new folk and the return of another. Hello to Alison and Bill and welcome back Mitra. You can find out about what they, and everyone else, got up to below.

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Mar 02

Dr Seuss’ Writing Advice

Dr Seuss' Writing Advice

This article has arrived sooner on the website than I planned so to give it some space from our Stephen King article. However, when you find out it is Dr Seuss‘ birthday it seems wrong not to publish an article collecting together some of Dr Seuss’ Writing Advice. Before we start with his advice let’s …

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