Wild Wednesday

A wet, windy and wild Wednesday * – the kind of night you just want to curl up on the sofa with a cuppa in front of the telly. Yet a good number of dedicated and enthusiastic writers battled their way to the Mercure Hotel clutching 4 copies of their work to be read, discussed and critiqued. The selection of work provided was, as usual, varied and of a high standard: Short stories with...

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An Evening with Cathy MacPhail

It was well worth an outing on a blustery, inclement night, to listen to Cathy MacPhail. Just the thing to take minds off more mundane matters of life on the eve of Storm Abigail. Cathy is no stranger to Ayr Writers’ Club and her oratory was as refreshing to those who had heard her before, as to those hearing her for the first time. Though Storm Abigail turned out to be a bit of a...

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Children’s Non Fiction Workshop by Maggie Bolton

I’m so glad I braved November’s dreichy drizzle to attend Maggie’s workshop. Children’s Non-Fiction seemed a big shift for this Fiction writer but at the end of the evening I was certainly inspired to have a go. So why write non-fiction? Maggie gave encouraging reasons:- 1. It’s easier to get published. 2. This diverse market offers many opportunities.! 3. Your own skills can be presented. If...

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