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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February 14th 2018 – Humorous Love Poetry – John McLean

This week, as a St Valentine’s day treat, our resident droll John McLean amused us all with his plethora of peculiar poetry on the theme of LOVE. Arruff! Confusingly at all began like a cross between a geography lesson and a spelling bee with lots of H.O.L.L.A.N.D.’s and I.T.A.L.Y.’s and N.O.R.W.I.C.H.’s. Though I confess I’d […]

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February 7th 2018 – Sketching Humour – Jack Muir

In preparation for our upcoming competition ‘A Humorous Scottish Sketch’, Jack Muir paid us a visit from our sister writers club down the coast at Largs. Jack is a dramatist, humorist and raconteur and provided us with some useful tips and guidelines. But alas no dog biscuits! Arruff!

Jack kept us amused with lots of anecdotes […]

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January 31st 2018 – Peer Assessment 2

With Morris wearing the hat of conductor it was all aboard Grahame’s bus, via the land of Edit, to our destination “The Best Seat in the Universe”. Was it a wild goose chase or […]

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January 17th 2018 – Workshop: Point of View

It was the turn of the ever effervescent Colette Hannigan, to WOW everyone with her presentation on Point of View in fiction writing or the narrator’s position in relation to a story being told. I had to look that last bit up Arruff! It is possible I may have missed the first few opening minutes […]

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January 10th 2018 – Adjudication: Competition 3 (Article – based on a public scandal)

A Happy New Year to one and all, Arruff! Having survived the excesses of the festive season, not to mention the seasonal cold viruses, Greenock Writers Club met up again last night to begin the second half of the season. The order of business was the adjudication of the competition: Article based on a public […]

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

November 29th 2017 – Notes from an Editing Masterclass

Hello, good evening and Arruff! Anne Pettigrew was the masterchef this week serving up a special treat on editing ‘your little darlings’… not sure if that was a reference to me? Arruff. Anyway how do you edit a dog? Answer – follow Anne’s comprehensive notes on her handout (based on her course at Glasgow University). […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

November 22nd 2017 – Song Workshop

Hello, good evening and Arruff! This week was the song workshop, ably conducted by Mark and Shelagh Jones. (She’s my new favourite – lovely singing voice.) The workshop consisted of six main points (possibly more, as counting is not my strong point). Anyway we learned about Hooks, rhyming Lines and how to avoid Sinkers. Arruff! […]

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

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 […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Meeting Report|0 Comments

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