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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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 […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

2017 September 6th – 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 […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

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 […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

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

April 12th – The Company of Critics: Peer Assessment of Work

The object of this weeks activities was to improve the quality of the groups writing via peer assessment. Club members were invited to bring along a short piece of their work (less than 1000 words) which could be either poetry or prose in order for their fellow members to provide some useful criticism.

Participation was on […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 22nd – Adjudication: Competition 5

This week featured the adjudication of the sonnet writing competition with guest adjudicator Marc Sherland, the current president of the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW).

Marc, a man of many waistcoats, did not disappoint either sartorially or in the expert and constructive criticism he delivered to the assembled company of sonnet writers. He began with a […]

By |April 1st, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 8th – Licence To Thrill: Writing Crime Fiction

This week the club were given a master-class in the do’s and don’ts of writing crime fiction with guest speaker Alex Meikle.

Alex knows his stuff having already self published a couple of thrillers and provided an excellent talk on the genre with lots of advice. To begin with he came up with a useful suggestion […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

March 1st – European Monarchy Adjudication

Always an exciting evening when there’s an adjudication. Members enjoyed the comments from Adjudicator Gail Ward who wasn’t there in person but represented by Collette.

The stories were wide ranging and each one interesting and informative. The winners will be published soon.

 

By |March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

22nd February – Digital Publishing

Tonight presentation was on Digital Publishing. Members were given a walk through of how they could easily publish their work online using services such as KDP Amazon or Ingram Spark.

Presented my member Grahame Anderson the evening raised more questions that it answered.

Overall an education into why local writers should empower themselves and get their work […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments