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.



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 […]

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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

October 2nd 2019 – Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speaker Robert Hamilton

Club members were treated to a fascinating talk by Dr. Robert Hamilton on Martin Luther King Junior’s last great crusade in 1968, ‘The Poor Peoples Campaign’. While best known for his civil rights activities, this highlighted Martin Luther King Jr.’s deep concerns for the extreme poverty many Americans were experiencing in the 1960’s, regardless of […]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

September 25th 2019 – Caledonian Cowboy: A social night with Robert Burns

Johnny ‘Caledonian Cowboy’ Gauld rode into town last night to lambaste the GWC with his unique mix of poetry, piping and rambunctious banter. In light of the social nature of the evening we had all relocated to the bar area in Ardgowan and thanks to a free bar, courtesy of GWC’s coffers, were all settling […]

By |September 26th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments

September 18th 2019 – SAW Planning Ahead – Introduction to Scottish Icons

Digby here, though still only in spirit. But on the mend and eating well, that’s always a good sign. Last night our mad hatter Grahame donned his SAW ‘President of Vice’ headgear to give as all a heads up on the SAW prospectus detailing all their competitions for the coming season. Lots of info on […]

By |September 19th, 2019|Meeting Report|0 Comments