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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November 28th 2018 – Sir Walter Scott: Scottish Night – Ian Taylor

Last night our resident Englishman and Scotophile, Ian Taylor, gave us all a comprehensive view of the life and times of the legendary writer Sir Walter Scott. Not content with mere encyclopedic knowledge (wikipedia is not sufficient for this scholar), he carried out detailed research on his own to provide a truly accurate picture of […]

By |November 29th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 21st 2018 – Flash Shakespeare Guess the Play – David McKelvie

Shakespeare night at Greenock writers club did not disappoint. Presided over by the ever diligent David McKenzie with his encyclopedic knowledge of the great bard, we were both entertained and enlightened on just how great a writer he was. David prepared not a just one or two part quiz, but a five parter, including speaking […]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

November 14th 2018 – Adjudication Short Story (Teen YA fiction) Pauline Bonnar

Well it was adjudication time in the clubhouse last night when we were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of Young Adult/teen fiction. Arruff! Guest Adjudicator was former member, part-time writer, committed teacher, and full time mother Pauline Bonnar.

As a Special Education teacher Pauline stressed the important role that literature can play with young teens these […]

By |November 15th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 31st 2018 – Freaks and Frights Halloween Party

Well the ghostly spectre of Halloween was with us again last night and the usual suspects brushed off their fancy dress get-ups. John Mclean bounced in in a Tiger onesie, Isobel/Sherlock was in presiding/elementary mode and Lesley was either having a very bad make-up day or a very good one – Scary Face (she’s my […]

By |November 1st, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 24th 2018 – Peer Editing Workshop 1

Ghost-dog Digby back again, silently moving amongst you in my never ending pursuit of blogging excellence. Arruff! The evening began with Mary reading her 2nd placed story ‘Anna’ from the ‘Close Encounter’ competition, soon to be available on a website near you along with the other winners (see below).

Thereafter an evening of editing excellence […]

By |October 25th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 17th 2018 – Adjudication Short Story (Close Encounter)

Lovely to welcome Rosemary Gemmell, and her husband Simon, and their writing friend Katrina, along to the group. Rosemary has been getting close up and ‘pencilly’ (that’s one of my invented words not hers!) with the entries for our first competition of the season. Congratulations if you entered. Rosemary said she had been surprised at […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 10th 2018 – The Life of John Paul Jones

Ghost-dog Digby reporting for duty, in spirit at least. Well at least this way no-one can ‘Blame the Dog’. As it turned out last night’s meeting was not only an ‘odorous incident’ free occasion but embodied an atmosphere charged with the smell of gunpowder and daring-do, brought to us on a salty wind courtesy of […]

By |October 11th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

October 3rd 2018 – Dynamic Dialogue – Anthony Watt

Great to hear about Dave Watson’s successes – good luck with the nomination and if we sit next to you will the gold dust rub off?

It was quiz, quotes and covers with Tony Watt. “Thanks for nominating me to do a workshop, Colette” he said. “You’re welcome” she said. Tony had brought along some interesting […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments

September 26th 2018 – Teen Fiction Workshop – Colette Hannigan

With reference to The Hunger Games, A Monster Calls, Harry Potter and The Book Thief, Colette revealed some of the characteristics of successful female characters in teen fiction. There were some interesting questions from the group. If you are thinking of entering the next competition good luck and you might want to consider some of […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

September 19th 2018 – Scottish Association of Writers: Planning Ahead

Its a dogs life and no mistake. Not that I’m complaining it does have its compensations: swanning about all day, regular petting and of course abundant supplies of Scooby snacks. But there is one thing that gets my goat. It’s whenever someone breaks wind. The response from humans is always the same, like Macavity, they […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Meeting Report|0 Comments