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Readaround Wednesday 26th August 2015

‘Hope nobody gets lost. And, yes, there are bears in them woods but they be friendly’. TD With this message swimming around my mind I set forth into the heart of the Carrick Hills. After following Tim’s excellent directions which included a google earth map and meeting a convoy of like minded travellers we safely arrived at Tims. Even though it was raining the view seeping...

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Welcome Handbook 2014/15

AWC Welcome Booklet – Sept 2014

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Book Review Template

BOOK REVIEW TEMPLATE   Title, author, genre, publisher, date, ISBN, any pre-recommendation           Synopsis           Pace           Plot           Characters           Writing/style           Warnings           Praises           Author background or notes of...

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Alison Craig’s Book Review Workshop – 10th Sept 2014

Ayr Writers Club Workshop 10th Sept 2014 The book review Alison Craig Workshop format Intro Free writing Why do we write book reviews? What does a book review do? Choosing and reading a book for review What to include in your book review Book review no-no’s Publishing your book review Competition details Questions Free writing 5 mins Keep the pen moving Don’t worry about spelling and punctuation...

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Winning book reviews – SAW 2014

Members of Ayr Writers’ Club swept the board in the Book Review category at the Scottish Association of Writers 2014 conference. Here are the three prize winning entries from Linda Brown, Dorothy Gallagher and Nigel Ward. First prize – review by Linda Brown The Yard by Alex Grecian Penguin 2013 IBSN 978-0-241-95891-9 £7.99 Pb 583 pages Gruesome, gory and bursting with Victorian...

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Children’s Picture Book Layout

Scissors for the String   1. Mr Winterbottom with bales of straw tied with twine. Tiger asleep nearby. Mr Winterbottom, the Safari Park keeper was putting out fresh straw for the animals. ‘Tiger,’ he said, ‘tell Bill I want a pair of scissors to cut the string.’ 2. Tiger, just woken up, looking confused. Monkey high up in tree. Tiger was enjoying a snooze. ‘Uh – er – right away,’ he yawned....

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PUTTING A BOOK ON KINDLE

  GETTING STARTED – you will need   Body text, Chapter titles   Title page  text & Imprint information, e.g. copyright, All rights reserved, etc. Acknowledgements/Dedication Table of Contents Links, e.g. you can include links to your website Cover image/design – follow the Kindle instructions on size and quality WORKING THE BODY TEXT Create a house style, such as: single or double quotes for...

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Memoir: Emotional Prompts Worksheet

Memoir Workshop Think about these emotions and for each one try to record the following information. – The first time you can remember feeling this, what was happening? – Who else was involved? – Your feelings about the situation or event at that time. Work quickly, attempting to grasp your first reaction, but if nothing comes, then move on to the next one. 1. Excited: 2....

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