Tag: The Write Practice

How to Write Six Word Stories

WLW Meeting - 21/07/2015

At our last meeting we decided that at our next meeting, which is also the same date as Ernest Hemmingway‘s birthday, we would ask our members to bring along their six word stories to share at the start of the night. However, as some people weren’t sure how to write a six word story we thought …

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What Writing Lessons Can Be Learned From Avengers: Age of Ultron

We are probably pushing it in terms of relevance with this writing advice article but with Avengers: Age of Ultron, still in the UK top 10 (at the time of writing) I think we can get away with it. Over the past few weeks I’ve seen a couple of writing articles talking about What Writing Lessons …

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Writing Exercises: Description

It has been a while since we post some writing exercises. Often they are mixed in with other posts but today we are posting three exercises all focusing on description, so set aside from time, grab a pen and paper. Why not share your stories below in the comments section or on our Facebook page. We’d …

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Dr Seuss’ Writing Advice

Dr Seuss' Writing Advice

This article has arrived sooner on the website than I planned so to give it some space from our Stephen King article. However, when you find out it is Dr Seuss‘ birthday it seems wrong not to publish an article collecting together some of Dr Seuss’ Writing Advice. Before we start with his advice let’s …

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Giving Feedback – Ugly Babies & Oreos!

Giving Feedback - Ugly Babies & Oreos!

Perhaps the most important thing we do at West Lothian Writers is give each other feedback at our meetings every fortnight. However, giving feedback is far harder than you might think. When reading a story it is very easy to say whether a story is good or bad, it is harder to give the reasons …

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Transforming Your Writing in 2015

WLW Meeting - 05/01/2015

At this time of year everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions, you may have made one yourself. I’d imagine the majority of you who are reading this website will have some kind of creative writing resolution and we are here to help with a series of questions and points taken from three of our favourite …

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How Do You Show, Not Tell?

How Do You Show, Not Tell?

The other day Jenifer said she felt she was telling rather than showing in her novel and wasn’t sure how to change it so we had a quick look online and found some excellent articles on exactly that subject. First lets define what we are talking about. Anyone who has taken a writing class will …

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How to Write A Scary Story

How to Write A Scary Story

It is Halloween so what better advice could we give than How To Write A Scary Story. I should point out however, that the advice you’ll find below will be of help to any fiction writer. As Susan Dennard, one of advice givers today, says keep in mind that scary scenes aren’t confined to horror …

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Writing Dialogue: Tips & Rule Breaking

Writing Dialogue: Tips & Rule Breaking

It has been a while since we’ve published any writing advice on this website so let’s correct that now with a post about Writing Dialogue: Tips & Rule Breaking. Anyone who has written prose knows that dialogue plays a huge part in your story telling. Today we are going to look at tips from three …

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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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