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.



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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 .


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 […]

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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 […]

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February 12th 2020 – Beyond the Sonnet: Other Poetic Forms – David McKelvie

Our resident master of muse David McKelvie served up a veritable smorgasbord of poetic forms to the assembled company last night. To one not versed in the finer art, and who at times can find modern poetry without rhyme or reason, it was a bit of an eye opener to realise just how many other […]

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January 29th 2020 – Screenplay Exemplars / Fiction and poetry Readings

Last night saw ‘The Return of El Presidente Grahame’ and like a Star Wars sequel he was full of useful insights and tips on screenplay writing. Yeah I know that analogy didn’t really work there. Still Grahame did liberally dispense lots of free screenplays for club members (including StarWars!). He personally handed me ‘The Terminator’. […]

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January 22nd 2020 – Coping With Writers Block: Using Writing Prompts

El Presidente Grahame is still feeling a little poorly as indeed is the indomitable Edith so our thoughts go out to them for a speedy recovery. While our president of Vice (Ian) deputised, Isobel took control of proceedings beginning with a quick writing exercise on ‘Traffic’ to get us warmed up. It certainly got me […]

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January 15th 2020 – Writing a Screenplay : Good Practice

Last night we were treated to a master-class in the art of screenplay writing by Danny McCahon, whose writing credits range from Casualty and Emmerdale to London’s Burning and more. As it turns out writing good screenplays is not that different from short stories; it’s mainly about Character and involves the skills of writing good […]

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