This is the online home of Wirral Writers. It is a members-only forum for the sharing of ideas, markets, competitions and words.
Wirral Writers meet at 7.15pm at The Bridge Inn, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, on the first and third Friday of each month. New members are always welcome.
Contact chrisa.black [at] talktalk [dot] net for more details.
Here's a link to a video that was emailed to me recently. It's a talk on creativity and inspiration by the writer, Elizabeth Gilbert. http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/453 It runs for about twenty minutes. I think it's twenty minutes well spent. Mike
Here's the kind of writing advice I like – something you can boil down into one or two sentences but which will stand you in good stead for all manner of plotting and characterisation problems. It's an article in Clarkesworld magazine by the excellent Kelly Robson. http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/another_word_01_18/
Happy New Year everyone.Well the holiday season is over and it's back to work/school/college. This is just a gentle reminder that we start Wirral Writers Club again tonight - Friday 5th January. 19:30 at Bebington Civic Centre. Bring along your sacrificial offerings, ahem, I mean stories, to share and critique. Up to 2000 words. Please remember, if there are many of us, we might need to read shorter sections or miss a go until next time. Even the act of reading aloud is a helpful exercise for the writer, as we can listen to the rhythm of the prose and/or poetry, notice those jarring words, pick up those names that are unpronounceable, and see where we have written a word twice in a row (surprising how often people write and and) Newcomers are always welcome.
“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac,
Just a reminder that tonight will be our first night to try out a new venue. We will be meeting at The Bridge Inn, Port Sunlight Village, as a trial run for future meetings.
As mentioned at the last meeting, we will be having a meal beforehand - in lieu of our Christmas Dinner - so please attend at 6pm, after which, we will retire to another room to continue our usual club session.
Information about The Bridge Inn can be found here -