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Motivation and Productivity

Motivation and Productivity

Today we thought we’d look at the topics of Motivation and Productivity in creative writing with advice from Suzanne Lieurance on Women Writers, Women(‘s) Books and Susan Dennard from The Write Life. Although we should say now that the advice from one of these wonderful women resulted, for the first time I think, a response from WLW website editor. Check below the break to see what has caused this surprising result.

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Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2014

For our final post of 2014 we thought we’d look back at our most popular posts. This will be measured by post views however, we will be ignoring our monthly Submissions & Competitions posts as they go out of date very quickly and aren’t very interesting once we post the next one so let’s get started!

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Interview with Emma Mooney Part 2

Interview with Emma Mooney Part 2Earlier this week we published the first part of our interview with Emma Mooney which you can find here. Here is the second part of the interview. Here we learn how Emma dealt with the serious issues the book touches on and how, and why, she uses the book Tom Sawyer. Check out the rest of the interview below the break and you can buy her book A Beautiful Game here!

You can find out more about Emma at her website www.emmamooney.co.uk or her publishers www.crookedcatpublishing.com

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Meetings Writing Exercises

WLW Meeting – 30/09/2014

This week’s meeting was a little different than usual with the addition of an exercise before we got down to the usual feedback session. Six people turn out to try out the exercise!

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Writing Advice

Interview with Emma Mooney Part 1

Interview with Emma Mooney Part 1Anyone who has checked this site out recently will know that one of our former members, Emma Mooney, has recently had her first book published. We thought we’d ask her some questions about her writing process and share them here. However, as Emma proved us with so much detail we are splitting the interview over two posts. The first part starts below the break.

You can find out more about Emma at her website www.emmamooney.co.uk or her publishers www.crookedcatpublishing.com

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WLW Meeting 19th of August 2014

After a short break when our Web Monkey lost access to the internet we are now back. This week’s meeting saw a turn out of seven people to discuss all things writing. To hear what we talked about click on the button below!

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Meetings

WLW Meeting 18/03/2014

WLW Meeting 18/03/2014This week saw a great turn out of eight people including a new member Jordan who we had met at the West Lothian Write last Friday.

This Week’s News

We’ll start with some good news first. One of our former members Emma Mooney has been signed by Crooked Cat Publishing for her book The Beautiful Game (working title!) Well done to Emma from all of us at West Lothian Writers.

Talking of books, our own book, From The Purple Notebook was launched last Friday and is already getting great feedback. If you wish to purchase a copy you can do so here.

Also our treasurer Eric has had the short story that his novel Soul Rider is based on accepted by the Sci Fi magazine Nebula Rift. We’ll add a link to the story on his author’s page when it is published. Well done Eric!

Our chair Stephen has been invited to read at Black Out, a candlelit evening of poetry readings, spoken word and dark storytelling all in aid of Earth Hour 2014, on the 29th of March. If you would like tickets get in contact with Stephen.

Anne’s play What Will We Do About Mum? will be performed the following day at the Bathgate Regal Theatre. Make sure you get your ticket.

The BBC are holding a comedy writing competition called Room to Write which you can find about here.

Tonight’s Reading

  • Atholl Brose – an extract from Jenifer‘s novel. Alexander decides he needs to escape for a while after breaking up with Fleur.
  • Second Chances – a Sci-fi piece of flash fiction by Stephen. A woman goes in search of a second chance from the Monks of Between Time
  • Cold Outside – a Stargate fan-fic by Stacey set at Christmas to the song It’s Cold Outside
  • The Jump – a poem about a man contemplating life by our newest member Jordan.
  • You Can’t Catch Me – a lovely story from Sally about the life of a turtle from egg to parenthood.

See you at our next meeting on the 1st of April!