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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 flicks. Mysteries, spy flicks, fantasies–these genres can all have some truly terrifying scenes

With this in mind lets dive into the advice and find out how you can scare the pants off your readers!

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Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Quite a few of our members write stories for Children and we thought we’d people by uploading some tips for Writing for Children. These tips comes from Writers and Artists, Socialpolitan Fiction Writing Craft and Writing.ie and can be found below the break.

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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 website starting with the great piece of advice above from Paul Feig – the director of the very funny Bridemaids. There is more advice below the break!

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Meetings

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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Writing Workshops

Nine Months to Make A Book

A rare picture taken on the outdoor shoot of the 1920 Wuthering Heights.
A rare picture taken on the outdoor shoot of the 1920 Wuthering Heights.

Do you love books, cinema, television and the visual arts? Do you intend to publish your own book one day?  Would you like to know more about the publishing industry and its marketing strategies? If the answers to these questions are yes then we think you’ll love “Wuthering Heights on Film: A Journey Across Reading, Writing and Publishing” or “Nine Months to Make A Book.”

This series of FREE workshops is being run by one of our members Valérie V. Hazette and will run for the next nine months. The first meeting is on Saturday 25th October at 1pm in the ‘Meeting Room’ of the Howden Park Centre, Livingston. The workshops will then continue on a monthly basis between 1pm and 2pm on a Saturday until the July 11th.

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Interview with Emma Mooney Part 2

Interview with Emma Mooney Part 2Earlier this week we published the first part of our interview with Emma Mooney which you can find here. Here is the second part of the interview. Here we learn how Emma dealt with the serious issues the book touches on and how, and why, she uses the book Tom Sawyer. Check out the rest of the interview below the break and you can buy her book A Beautiful Game here!

You can find out more about Emma at her website www.emmamooney.co.uk or her publishers www.crookedcatpublishing.com

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WLW Meeting – 30/09/2014

This week’s meeting was a little different than usual with the addition of an exercise before we got down to the usual feedback session. Six people turn out to try out the exercise!

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Interview with Emma Mooney Part 1

Interview with Emma Mooney Part 1Anyone who has checked this site out recently will know that one of our former members, Emma Mooney, has recently had her first book published. We thought we’d ask her some questions about her writing process and share them here. However, as Emma proved us with so much detail we are splitting the interview over two posts. The first part starts below the break.

You can find out more about Emma at her website www.emmamooney.co.uk or her publishers www.crookedcatpublishing.com