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WLW Meeting – 15/09/2015

Better late than never here is the notes from our last meeting. The reason for the delay? We’ve been busy selecting the work for our next anthology. More news on that shortly! Anyway we saw a great turn out of eleven people including a first time visit of Winnie. We hope you enjoyed your time …

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Lots of General Writing Advice

Today I thought we would look at some quick fire, general writing advice. If you are new – or returning after a long break – the tips below are a quick guide through the basics when putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. For those more experienced writers, these should be a good reminder …

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WLW Meeting – 01/09/2015

We saw a great turn out of ten people for this week’s meeting including a few returning faces. This Week’s News We’ll start with Eric whose debut novel A Clear Solution is now available for 99p on Kindle for the whole of September. If you haven’t read it yet then this is your chance. Also …

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Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Building Stronger Heroes and Villains

Today we are going to look at how to create stronger heroes and villains – in a writing sense of course! The first thing to say is that heroes and villains are just characters and can be anything from moral knights to evil bakers and back again. We are going to start by looking at …

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WLW Meeting – 18th August 2015

WLW Meeting - 10/11/2015

Tonight’s meeting saw a great turn out of nine people including a couple of new people. Elizabeth and Marita joined us for the first time and we hope you enjoyed the meeting. After the news, which will follow shortly, we did a quick writing exercise before moving onto people’s writing. This Week’s News On Friday …

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WLW Meeting – 04/08/2015

This week saw another great turn out of eight people who all settled down to listen, and feedback on, some great stories

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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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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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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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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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