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will be measured by post views however, we will be ignoring our monthly Submissions & Competitions posts as they go out of date very quickly and aren’t very interesting once we post the next one so let’s get started!


WLW Meeting 13/05/2014

This week we welcome a new person, Valerie, to WLW. She was one of ten people who made it along to the meeting. We had a great range of work read along with lots of news so lets get started.


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!

Writing Advice

Why I Joined West Lothian Writers

Why I Joined West Lothian WritersNot that we like to blow our own trumpet but we thought you might be interested in reading about the experiences of one of our old members and what he got out of West Lothian Writers. Written by Robert Breustedt this article can be found in From The Purple Notebook, our first collection.

Why I Joined West Lothian Writers

Trying to strike up a conversation with the person seated next to him at a dinner party, the late Peter Cook asked, “What are you doing at the moment?” The person replied that he was writing a book, to which Cook rejoined, “Neither am I.”