June 2015 archive

Jun 26

WLW Meeting 23/06/2015

This week saw another great turn out of eleven people with a couple of returnees coming back after missing a few meetings. It was great to see Mitra and Elizabeth back at West Lothian Writers.

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Jun 19

My Experience of Being Professional Edited

My Experience of Being Professional Edited

As you will know by now Eric has recently had his first novel, A Clear Solution published by Accent Press. We at the West Lothian Writers Website thought this would be a great opportunity to hear from Eric about the experience of being professional edited, something that many unpublished writers worry about. After the break we’ll hand …

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Jun 17

Performance Tips

With our Performance Workshop with Polly Philips only a few days away we thought it was the right time to look at the subject on the website. Performance in creative writing is the same as any other creative industry as in it is piece of entertainment presented to an audience, usual live. Some people will have …

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Jun 15

What Writing Lessons Can Be Learned From Avengers: Age of Ultron

We are probably pushing it in terms of relevance with this writing advice article but with Avengers: Age of Ultron, still in the UK top 10 (at the time of writing) I think we can get away with it. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a couple of writing articles talking about What Writing Lessons …

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Jun 12

WLW Meeting – 09/06/2015

This week’s meeting saw a huge turn out of 12 people including the return of Sue and Norman after many months away (and for some years). We also welcomed a new member to our group Maureen. We hope you enjoyed yourself. After going over a few bits of news we started with a quick point of view …

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Jun 10

Point of View Exercise

We’ve talked about point of view before on the West Lothian Writers website but today we are looking at the topic from a different angle. At our meeting tonight we have adapted one of the brilliant worksheets from ereadingworksheets.com into a workshop on the topic of point of view. Definitions Of course we started with the …

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Jun 07

Nine Quotes from Famous Writers

We always like sharing writing advice from famous writers because if anyone knows what they are doing the chances are it’ll be them. You can imagine then how excited we were when we came across Evan S. Porter article 19 Writing Tips & Techniques from Famous Writers That You Can Use Right Now. Rather than just …

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Jun 05

Flash Fiction Writing Tips

Flash Fiction Writing Tips

With the rise of the internet Flash Fiction has become a bigger and bigger so we thought we should look at Flash Fiction and provide some advice for those who want to try the format. Of course, let’s start with a definition. What is Flash Fiction? When looking at a new kind of writing getting a …

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Jun 03

WLW Meeting 26/05/2015

Sorry for the delay for posting the round of our our meeting on 26th of May 2015. The web monkey couldn’t make it due to work but the notes has reached him now. In total six people made it along to hear some great local writing. Below the break you’ll find out who read what!

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