Monthly Archives: November 2015

Moniack Mhor blog

Moniack Mhor run lots of interesting courses throughout the year, you can find out more about them here. They have also recently launched a blog, with plenty of interesting writing exercises. If you fancy a look, check it out here.

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Jen Butler on Short Story Writing (admin note) – full report to follow

On a morning “which ne’er puir sinner was abroad in”, Jen Butler braved the worst storm of the autumn so far to travel from the other side of Scotland to give us the benefit of her considerable knowledge and expertise in the … Continue reading

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Opening the door on the Poetry Lunch Club

The poem, The Door, by Scottish poet Miroslav Holub, was but one of the many poems shared this lunchtime at the library in the first meeting of the Poetry Lunch Club. Many thanks to Rose for choosing it. The Poetry … Continue reading

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Where we’re at – early Nov 2015

We’ve had write ups from most of the meetings so far, and you’ll always find them here, as well as in our in-house magazine, The Pencil. The poetry competition is now closed, but the article competition is open until 23rd … Continue reading

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50 shades of food – 19th October

The session began with an update about our regular venue – the Masonic Bar is available to us for the time being, but it could now make sense to consider other venues. Alison kicked off by reading an extract from … Continue reading

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Evelyn Hood – on Characterisation 12/10/2015

For Evelyn characters are the key. She cites Dickens and Shakespeare as two examples of writers whose characters live on because they are so well cast that they are as good as real. This is no accident, because often they … Continue reading

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Highlights of Edinburgh for Read Your Own Work on October 5th

Jen wrote about her mother’s gingerbread, and a boy of seven from Edinburgh – remembering her first (cupboard-)lover. The Dream, Ross’s story, was of a salesman who went to Edinburgh and stayed overnight with a woman. Next day his psychic … Continue reading

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