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Ray Bradbury’s Writing Advice

Ray Bradbury's Creative Writing Tips

We like our advice from publishers writers here at West Lothian Writers as you can see from our posts 164 Writing Tips from 17 Published Authors and The Guardian’s Ten Rules For Writing Fiction. Today we are looking at the advice of one of the masters of the short story – Ray Bradbury.

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How to Be Creative in 5 Steps with John Cleese

Here on West Lothian Writers’ we love taking advice from professional writers as they know one or two things about writing. Today’s we have a talk from one of the world’s funniest writers John Cleese. In the 40 minute presentation below, Cleese talks about how to be creative and the five steps he uses to enter …

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Creating Realist Fictional Worlds

Last week the website io9 asked six experts what their personal bugbears were when it came to people creating their own planets. We thought that the results would be of interest to our members so you’ll find them below along with a few other tips by creating wide and wonderful worlds. First however, we need …

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Let’s Talk About Fear

Let's Talk About Fear

Let’s talk about the fear. The thing that holds you back and stops the words hitting the page. Every writer, including the most successful one, suffer from it. The good news however, is that you can over come it. How I hear you ask? Well you’ll find out below!

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Editing – Where to Start

Editing

Stephen King once said that To write is human, to edit is divine. Yet how do you become good at this divine art? Well let us at West Lothian Writers – and a few articles we found on the net help you! Everything you could possibly want to know is inside!

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164 Writing Tips from 17 Published Authors

164 Writing Tips from 17 Published Authors

Those of you who visited our old site will know about how we would trawl the internet to bring our members the best writing advice we could possibly find. What better way to re-start this tradition that providing you with a list of 164 writing tips from 17 famous authors all taken from the Gotham …

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