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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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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January 8th 20209 – Adjudication Short Story for U-7s (A Christmas Tale)

Well it was adjudication time in the clubhouse once more. This time for a short story for the under 7s on a Christmas theme. No mean task this as anyone who has tried to keep an under 7 amused will know. Arruff! I confess I did have a stab at this one but I struggled […]

By |January 9th, 2020|Meeting Report|0 Comments

December 11th 2019 – Christmas Quiz Book Swap and Pantomime

Due to the inconvenience of a pesky election or, if you prefer, the inalienable execution of our democratic rights, GWC managed to slum it last night in the far from frugal surrounds of Gourock Golf Club. And like the pragmatic souls that we are, a pleasant meal was enjoyed by all. Except for me who […]

By |December 12th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

December 4th 2019 – Peer Editing Workshop 2

Last night was a chance for members to hone their editing skills on Colette’s piece ‘ Little Liar’. An interesting little character study on that very human of personality foibles, mendacity. I’m afraid I arrived a little late so was not privy to the full, frank and honest discussion that took place but hopefully it […]

By |December 5th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 20th 2019 – Writing in Partnership 1 – Headlines

Last night featured our resident Doctor/Criminologist Anne Pettigrew putting on her journalistic hat this week on the subject of Headlines/Titles. There was a lively discussion with plenty of examples of attention grabbing headlines. For example after a famous Celtic defeat the headline read ‘Super Cali Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious.’ The trick is to hook […]

By |November 21st, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 13th 2019 – Adjudication of Competition 2- A Scottish icon Article

Guest Adjudicator Simon Salento could not make it along from Edinburgh but that just meant we had the special treat of Colette’s dulcet tones reading out his comments on the thirteen entries. The subject matter ranged from such recognised icons as ‘Clyde River Steamers’ and ‘The Scottish Ceilidh’ to less well known subjects like ‘Scottis […]

By |November 14th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 6th 2019 – Personal Writing – I Have A Dream

Last night the ying and yang of GWC took over proceedings; otherwise known as the Isobel and Tony show’ Arruff! Isobel began with some inspiration writing on a hope and a prayer. Members were encouraged to write about dreams and hopes for a) ourselves b) someone close to us c) someone we were at odds […]

By |November 7th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 30th 2019 – Mad Hatters Night – Writing for Halloween

They say if you want to get ahead get a hat. Well if last night was anything to go by the members of GWC will go far indeed. Certainly one or two took it to the edge. From bunny ears to balaclavas, we had cowboy dudes and pirate pranksters. I even thought I spotted a […]

By |October 31st, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 16th 2019 – Adjudication Short Story (Inspired by a picture) Pauline Bonnar

Well it was adjudication time in the clubhouse once more. This time for a short story inspired by a picture. Our gracious and hard working adjudicator had a very difficult job trying to separate out the winners from twelve very strong contenders.

As Pauline said, having a picture as an inspiration was a great idea […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 9th 2019 – Peer Editing Workshop 1

An evening of editing excellence commenced with David McKelvie’s thought provoking story ‘A Roll of the Dice’ which delved into that Kafkaesque world of dreams and/or the supernatural. In any event it was an intriguing effort, reflecting fears for our own mortality. After David read out his story, some members read out their comments and […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments