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How to write 50 word stories

After the success of our writing advice article How to Write a 6 Word Story, and with August’s West Lothian Write looking for 50 word stories, we thought we’d look at some advice for tales with an additional 44 words. Surprisingly perhaps we couldn’t find any articles that looked particular at 50 word stories but …

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15 Fantasy Writing Tips

15 Fantasy Writing Tips

Here at West Lothian Writers we try and provide advice for all kinds of genres of writing. Thanks to the recent visit of David Bishop we’ve been looking at Worldbuilding and we thought this would be a great opportunity to further delve into world of fantasy writing. Below the break you’ll find fifteen from Caroline …

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WLW Meeting & AGM 14/04/2015

This week for a great turn out of ten people for our AGM, eclairs and most importantly, of course, a chance to hear from the best new writing in West Lothian. Excitingly the meeting saw the return of John after a long absence. Welcome back John!

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Historical Novels

Over the history of writing Historical Novels have always been popular, however they can be quite difficult to write due to one problem – how do you balance the history and the fiction. We’ll look at this issue by first considering some general advice about how to write historical fiction before looking for some tips …

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WLW Meeting 09/12/2014

For a the first time in a month or so our web monkey actually made it to a meeting of WLW. He was very happy to hear that we have a new member, Mitra and even more excited to hear that Eric was having his novel A Clear Solution published next year. Well done Eric!┬áThere …

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WLW Meeting 14/10/2014

WLW Meeting 14/10/2014

This week saw a turn out of five people for one of our more passionate meetings! It is amazing what good writing does to you! First however, we need to talk about the news:

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WLW Meeting – 16/09/2014

WLW Meeting - 16/09/2014

This week saw a turn out of people eight to experience some great new writing but first the news! This Week’s News On the 27th of October the Start Writing Fiction course on Future Learn will be starting. This is a great wee course for anyone who is starting their writing career and even better …

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WLW Meeting 12th of July 2014

Eight people turned out for our first meeting in July. Considering it is now the summer that is a really good turn out and hopefully the numbers will continue to be good over the next few months.

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WLW Meeting 24/06/2014

This week’s meeting had a couple of unplanned themes with almost every piece discussing childhood and religion.┬áThirteen people turned up for the wonderful writing including the return of John who we hadn’t seen in a while.

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WLW Meeting 10/06/2014

WLW Meeting

This week saw a great turn out of 10 people including the return of Susi – our former secretary who hasn’t been along to one of our meetings for a while. Welcome back Susi! This Week’s News Thank you to everyone who came along to our From A Blank Page to the Written Word Workshop …

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