Oct 20

Edge Lit-6 Convention Part 3

Edge Lit-6 Conversation Part 3Over the past few days we’ve been bring you Nadine Little‘s experiences of this year’s Edge Lit-6 Conversation. You can read Part 1 here and you can read Part 2 here. In the final part includes her report of a Samantha Shannon Q&A and two other workshops.

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Oct 19

Edge Lit-6 Convention Part 2

Yesterday we published the first part of Nadine Little’s trip to Edge Lit-6Edge Lit-6 Convention Part 2. Today you can read the second part of her adventure which looks at the first workshop she attended. You can read what happened below the break

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Oct 18

Edge-Lit 6 Convention Part 1

Nadine Little has been back out on her travels and has been visiting Edge-Lit 6 in Derby. So much happened over the day we’ve had to split her report on the day into three parts. You’ll find part 1 below the break.

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May 07

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 2

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 2Welcome to the second part of Nadine Little‘s blog about her time at Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference. You can read part one of the blog here and read the second part below the break. We hope you enjoy!

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May 06

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 1

Writers and Artists How to Get Published Conference Part 1Writers and Artists held in “how to get published” conference in York on 25th of March and our own Nadine Little went along and wrote a blog about her experiences. You’ll find part one below the break with part two being published shortly. We hope you enjoy!

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Apr 30

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing WorkshopOn Saturday 13th May 2017 we are holding a morning creative writing workshop led by chair Stephen Shirres. The workshop is ideal for people who are looking to get into writing as well as those with a lot more experience. The day will be spent developing writing ideas from the initial thought to the basis of a poem or story. The aim is that at the end of the session you’ll have, at least, the start of a story or poem if not a first draft. Our venue will be Linlithgow Academy Library. More details, including a full address, can be found below the break. After the session we will be moving to the West Port Hotel to have a late lunch and continue the writing chat.

If you would like to attend this workshop please email us at WLWriters@gmail.com

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Jan 25

Clout the Cauldron

To celebrate Burns Night, we at West Lothian Writers would like to share with you Clout the Cauldron. Written in the style of Rabbie Burns, this poem by Sue Davies was first read out on BBC Radio Scotland almost twenty years ago on the 25th of January 1997. Click below the break to read Sue‘s work. We hope you enjoy the poem as much as we do.

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Jan 14

The Further From Poetry Slam

 

Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry SlamWe have some very exciting news! Our own Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry Slam this February alongside poetry greats Liz Lochead, Michael Pedersen, William Letford and Jenni Fagan.
The event is apart of the The Further From Festival taking place in Linlithgow on the 5th and 6th of February. You can find out full details about the show and how to get tickets below the break.

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Dec 25

1000 Words on Christmas

Every Christmas we ask our members to write 1000 Words on Christmas. Below is the Sue Davies‘ submission for this year’s Christmas meeting.

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Dec 14

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Quick Tips for Creating CharacterCreating characters is easy on one level. All you need is a name and some basic details such as gender, age etc. However, if you want them to resonate with your readers then they need to feel real. Today we are going at this using some quick tips from Bang2Write and Cut Scene Addict.

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