Tag: Janis Mackay

WLW Meeting – 29/09/2015

This week saw a smaller turn out than usual of six people but we still got through some great writing and even a quick writing exercise. Of course, as always, we start with the news! This Week’s News There is only one place we can start talking tonight and that is Ian’s competition win. His …

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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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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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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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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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2015 Writing Workshops from Janis Mackay

2015 Writing Workshops with Janis Mackay

Creative writing tutor Janis Mackay  recently contacted us to say that she is running lots of creative writing workshops next year. We know our members have really enjoyed the times Janis has visited WLW so we thought we would share some details about the workshops here. They split into five different categories: One Year Novel Writing …

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Upcoming Creative Writing Workshops

Upcoming Creative Writing Workshops

We’ve heard about a couple of upcoming workshops that we thought you’d like to hear about. You can find out all about these workshops below the break!

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Write Poems about Nature

Due to our location at Linlithgow Canal Centre a lot of our writing at From The Blank Page To The Written Word focused on nature and the world around us. With this in mind we thought we should share from of the exercises Janis Mackay used that day, along with a few articles we found …

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Using Dialogue Workshop

Dialogue Tags Exercise

This week saw a change from our usual meetings with David McVey coming along to provide a workshop on Using Dialogue. However, before we talk about that we need to chat about this week’s news!

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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.

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