July 2015 archive

Jul 27

How to write 50 word stories

After the success of our writing advice article How to Write a 6 Word Story, and with August’s West Lothian Write looking for 50 word stories, we thought we’d look at some advice for tales with an additional 44 words. Surprisingly perhaps we couldn’t find any articles that looked particular at 50 word stories but …

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Jul 24

Our Six Word Stories

Our Six Word Stories

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been talking a lot about Six Word Stories. This was due to the fact that our last meeting feel on Ernest Hemingway’s 116 birthday. The link to six word stories is to do with a challenge Hemingway was set by a friend to write a story in the …

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Jul 22

WLW Meeting – 21/07/2015

On the 116th anniversary of Ernest Hemmingway‘s birthday nine West Lothian Writers made it along to our meeting to hear people’s attempts at their own Six Word Stories, offer feedback at other members’ work and general enjoy some of the best amateur writing in the area. Six Word Stories To celebrate Hemmingway’s birthday we ask people to bring …

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Jul 18

Backstory and When It Becomes A Problem

Backstory and When It Becomes A Problem

Let’s go back in time and look at backstory and what it is, how it can improve your story and how it can damage your tale. Before we go any further we need a definition and we’ll use the same one Write Divas uses – Wikipedia! A backstory, background story, back-story or background is a set of events invented for a …

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Jul 15

How to Write Interesting Supporting Characters

How to Write Interesting Supporting Characters

Often the most interesting characters in books and stories are not the main characters but the supporting ones such as Han Solo in Star Wars or Nancy from Oliver Twist. Today will be looking at how to make your supporting characters interesting within their own right. However, first we need to answer the question, why …

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Jul 11

Conquering the Blank Page

On Saturday 22nd of August 2015 we are holding an all-day writing workshop called Conquering the Blank Page led by award winning writer Janis Mackay. The day is aimed at writers who have only just started writing or those looking to get back into it. The day will be spent developing writing ideas from the initial thought to …

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Jul 10

How to Write Six Word Stories

WLW Meeting - 21/07/2015

At our last meeting we decided that at our next meeting, which is also the same date as Ernest Hemmingway‘s birthday, we would ask our members to bring along their six word stories to share at the start of the night. However, as some people weren’t sure how to write a six word story we thought …

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Jul 08

WLW Meeting 07/07/2015

WLW Meeting - 29/09/2015

Tonight’s meeting saw a turn out of seven people to hear some great writing and some interesting discussions about the work that was presented. First however, let’s start with the news!

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