“Not a money-making lark:” short stories with Ann Burnett – 18 January 2017

We stepped aside from plotting and characterisation. We didn’t discuss how every single word should work its socks off or how too many characters can confuse. Instead, last Wednesday evening Ann focussed on how to be most effective in getting our writing “out there;” whether aiming for publication or competition success, To capture everything she shared would be impossible. As usual, Ann’s...

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Historical fiction with Catherine Czerkawska – 11 January 2017

Braving the wild blustery gale on Wednesday evening was worthwhile as we were honoured to have Catherine Czerkawska, novelist and playwright, as our guest speaker.  Her novel, The Curiosity Cabinet was shortlisted for the Dundee book prize in 2005. It was a pleasure to listen to Catherine’s ‘writing journey’ and having studied medieval history and folklore at university, she was the right person...

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