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.



November 1st 2017 – Halloween – Fantasy and Legends Flash Fiction

Hello! ‘Digby the Blog’ here once again reporting on the Halloween festivities last night. Yes I know what you’re thinking ‘Digby wasn’t there last night’. But actually I was! Disguised as a ghost, and of course most people can’t see ghosts. Ah what fun to wander around invisibly. I even got to sit in Helen’s […]

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October 18th 2017 – Adjudication Competition1 (Short Story – Tragedy)

Well another season at Greenock Writers Club seems to be flying by. Here we are at the adjudication of the first competition already. Unfortunately our guest adjudicator Moira Gray was unable to attend due to her daughters wedding in Italy. Though how that could compare to a convivial evening of sparkling wit and sumptuous storytelling […]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 11th 2017 – Planning our new Anthology

Hello! ‘Digby the Blog’ here once again doing my bit to keep all informed on the latest proceedings a Greenock Writers Club. Arruff! ‘Fraid I tuned in a bit late as I was was having a very enjoyable chew at my cuddly toy under the table, but it was only Grahame talking about the Club […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

September 27th 2017 – The Restoration of Barholm Castle

Castle for sale. Romantic Ruin/Fixer-upper (former McCulloch ancestral home). This is what Janet and John Brennan-Inglis found back in 1999. What they saw though were rivers of snowdrops leading to a potential dream home, bathed in the golden light of a setting sun from across the western sea.

Two years negotiating the sale, another two […]

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September 20th 2017 – Like Mother, Like Son

This week we had the delight to welcome back our Honorary President, Catherine MacPhail. With her for the first time was her son, David MacPhail, a successful author in his own right.

Cathy and David gave us an insight into the lives of two working busy authors and how they each approached their work on a […]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

September 13th 2017 – Building Character

This evening’s meeting opened with a welcome to two new visitors who promised themselves they would visit our club and hopefully join.

After the introductions, the meeting was passed over to committee member Morris Lindsay who had promised an evening of learning. Titled Building Character/Peer Assessment and Crime Story 2 the evening started with a bang.

Morris […]

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September 6th 2017 – Welcome and Introduction/Ice-breakers

Hello, good evening and welcome to another year at the Greenock Writers Club! In the spirit of equal opportunities they have asked me, ‘Digby the dog’, to have a go at his whole blog thing. This despite my already not unsubstantial contribution to the evenings proceedings! Arruff! So anyway here goes.

The president of the club […]

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September 4th New Members Welcome

Greenock Writers’ Club starts the new season for 17/18 on Wednesday 6th September. Meetings will be held at Ardgowan Bowling Club (near the Tontine Hotel) from now until next April starting at 7:30pm.

We are always looking for new members to join our group. We have a wide range of writers who work with different styles […]

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May 5th – Annual Dinner / Adjudication of Competition 6 (Short Story – Crime Thriller)

The Greenock Writer’s Club drew to its summer close with the traditional annual dinner. This year we once again returned to the Royal Yacht Club in Gourock.

After a very pleasant meal the guest adjudicator Michael Malone revealed the winners of the final competition as detailed below.

1st Place ‘Lucille’ by Anthony Watt.

2nd Place ‘The Fat […]

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April 26th – Murder Mystery Night

This week saw Leslie Holligan host a wild west themed, hoot of a murder mystery night.

Leslie had done her preparations well and the previous week had asked willing participants to turn up in appropriate fancy dress. The club members did not disappoint and from Calamity Jane to Wyatt Earp there was no shortage of […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments