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Building A Fictional World

Building A Fictional World

Whatever kind of creative writing, but especially true when you are writing prose, you need to spend some time thinking about the world you are creating. Now if you are setting the story in the place that you live in the modern age then there is very little worldbuilding you need to do. However, if you are going for something a little bit more exotic then you need to think about it a bit harder. If you aren’t sure what you should be thinking about then don’t worry we are here to help you.

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Meetings

WLW Meeting & AGM 14/04/2015

WLW Meeting & AGM 14/04/2015

This week for a great turn out of ten people for our AGM, eclairs and most importantly, of course, a chance to hear from the best new writing in West Lothian. Excitingly the meeting saw the return of John after a long absence. Welcome back John!

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Writing Advice

The Characteristics of a Good and Bad Scene

Today we are going to look at The Characteristics of a Good and Bad Scene thank to Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft and their article 5 Characteristics of a Good Scene, and Eight Signs of a Bad One. As they say themselves in the article there are probably many other features of a good or bad scene but the list below the break are the essential ones.

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Writing Exercises

Writing Exercises: Description

It has been a while since we post some writing exercises. Often they are mixed in with other posts but today we are posting three exercises all focusing on description, so set aside from time, grab a pen and paper. Why not share your stories below in the comments section or on our Facebook page. We’d love to read them.

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Writing Advice

An Introduction to Point Of View in Creative Writing

An Introduction to Point Of View in Creative Writing

Anyone who has been along to a meeting of West Lothian Writers will know that one of the most common pieces of feedback we give each other is about point of view. However, despite six results coming up if you search Point of View on this website we have never discussed it in any depth – at time of writing of course! With this in mind we thought we should look at the topic.

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Writing Advice

Historical Novels

Over the history of writing Historical Novels have always been popular, however they can be quite difficult to write due to one problem – how do you balance the history and the fiction. We’ll look at this issue by first considering some general advice about how to write historical fiction before looking for some tips on the research side.

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WLW Meeting 31/03/2015

This week saw an amazing turn out of seven people including a new member Margaret, welcome, and a few returning faces in the form of Bill and Susi, great to have you back guys.