Everyone has a story to tell

We believe everyone has their own story. We all live unique lives and in doing so we experience things, sometimes worth noting and at other times best forgetting.
To a writer, however, it is all worth remembering. Observing and recording the detail. It’s the good and the bad, the wonderful and the painful that makeup all our daily lives. When writing takes a hold of you, you have to create reality by showing both sides of your story.
If you want to write and to meet others who have the same interest then take the bold step of contacting us. Please note we are not all expert writers. We are a very mixed group with poets, short story and budding novelists. You don’t have to be academically qualified you just have to want to write.

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December 2nd 2020 – Adjudication Poetry Competition and Seasonal Flash Fiction

To begin proceedings Isobel read out a letter from Edith’s family. They knew how much Edith enjoyed her writing and thanked GWC members for all their support, especially in helping publish her collection of short stories. In appreciation they donated a cheque for £500 to the club, part of which will be used to fund […]

By |December 3rd, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 18th 2020 – Creating your Autobiography – David McKelvie

El President Anne kicked off last nights meeting like a seasoned pro with confessions, pledges and plaudits (for outgoing incumbent Grahame), the transfer went swimmingly well without a single spinning plate crashing down. Just saying, it can be done.

The evening though belonged to our in-house raconteur and polymath David McKelvie who enthralled us all with […]

By |November 19th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 11th 2020 – Greenock Writers Club AGM

The club’s AGM (delayed from March) took place on Wednesday and aside from the usual business there was a bit of a musical chairs thing going on with the committee and office bearers. As of now we now have a new El Presidente, Anne Pettigrew. So on behalf of all our members I would like […]

By |November 13th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 4th 2020 – Peer Editing

GWC news last night featured Tony’s new book ‘Grant’s Agent’ (now out on Amazon) and Anne’s meeting with weather presenter (and former opera singer) Judith Ralston, ostensibly to talk about Anne’s new book ‘Not the Deaths Imagined’ but apparently ending up on the slippery slope of buttery weetabix? Grahame’s own book ‘The Best seat in […]

By |November 5th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 21st 2020 – Adjudication Short story (fiction): a story featuring a crime

El Presidente Grahame (the phantom drummer) began proceedings, as normal, with some news re Tony’s success in the SAW short story competition as well as announcing the launch of the second book in his Pinkerton trilogy (now available on Amazon). When does the man find time to do the ironing! Also good news to report, […]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

October 7th 2020 – Book Covers: Art and Millennial Pink – Anne Pettigrew

Well last night began in the (new) normal fashion of things as Ian explained the unexpected presence of a snazzy blue suit cover as his background of choice. But then Franziska’s cats took centre stage proving the truism that while dogs may have masters cats surely have staff! We also welcomed a new member Dawn, […]

By |October 8th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

September 9th 2020 – How to market yourself online – Grahame Anderson

Well last night saw the first club meeting of Greenock Writer Club in these corona challenged times. To conform with safety concerns the new season took to the ether to meet via the technology of ZOOM! We had about about fourteen members flexing their technological know-how though it has to be said Zoom is not […]

By |September 10th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 11th 2020 – Peer editing – Workshop 3

Last night the club donned its collective editing hat and turned its attention to the charming story of two kittens, Lucifer and Gallifrey, penned by the ever imaginative Franziska. The story unfolded the early life of the aforementioned felines as they journeyed to the home of their new mistress. Told from the cats point of […]

By |March 12th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 4th 2020 – Podcasts and Audiobooks

Last night Graham gave an informative talk on two of the more recent innovations in the world of writing audiobooks and podcasts .

Audiobooks

These actually first made an appearance in the 1930’s but it was in the 1990’s that these talking books really began to take off. This is in part due to technology with […]

By |March 5th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

February 26th 2020 – Crime-Writing Workshop – Diarmid MacArthur

Before I begin, a special mention for long time GWC member Edith. It is sad to report that she has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Her condition is not good though the doctors say she is not in pain. I’m sure the thoughts of all club members go out to her and her husband […]

By |February 27th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments