Category: Miscellaneous

Oct 24

Writing Good Titles for your Stories

Writing Good Titles for your Stories I have found that if I give the group a title or an opening line they can usually all write a short story with little difficulty. If they write a story first they often find it difficult to decide on a title. Yet writing good titles for your stories …

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May 24

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Ironman Lanzarote 2015   I have to report that I did not make it to Ironman Lanzarote this year as I was not well on the day. I think ‘gutted’ is the correct term to describe my disappointment. Steve was a marshall again this year, on the marathon leg of the race so I had …

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Apr 01

World Book Night 2015

World Book Night 2015 23 April 2015 (This Year’s Titles can be found here) Once again volunteers will be giving away copies of books chosen from a variety of genres, different styles and authors in order to  share the love of reading, inspire others to read and ‘Celebrate Reading’ on 23 April, UNESCO’s International Day of …

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Jan 20

Ten Years of Creative Writing

Ten Years of Creative Writing   We will be celebrating Ten Years of Creative Writing in February 2015. CALLING ALL MEMBERS, PAST AND PRESENT TO HELP US CELEBRATE! The first meeting of the Lanzarote Creative Writing Group took place in February 2005 at The Crafty Cow, Montaña Tropical in Puerto del Carmen. Since then we have …

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Jan 19

Visiting Author returns

Visiting Author returns   Trish Maw, visiting author, returns to the island of Lanzarote on 01 February for several weeks and will be joining us at the Creative Writing Group on Fridays, at Dickens’ Bar in Costa Teguise during her stay. Trish is a published author of many short stories and her most recent success …

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Nov 01

A Simple Introduction to Writing for Children

A Simple Introduction to Writing for Children In any simple introduction to writing for children the first rule is to target a particular age group and pitch it correctly. Of course some children learn to read more quickly than others but there is a difference between targeting a child’s reading age and age-appropriate content. A …

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Sep 26

From Writer to Author in Easy Steps – Part 3. Quality Control

 From Writer to Author in Easy Steps- Part 3. Quality Control   by successful author of the Tom Caton Detective Fiction Series: Bill Rogers     Click here for Part 1 Part 3. Quality Control   Congratulations. You’ve finished! Only you haven’t. Not quite. There are two essential processes to go through before you unleash …

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Jun 29

More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014

More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014   The annual celebrations of the fiesta of Corpus Christi brings us ‘More Salt Carpets in Lanzarote 2014’.   ( Please click on the photographs to see them full size) These amazing pictures, made in coloured salt every year, decorate the streets of the capital Arrecife as well as …

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Jun 12

Easy walking on Lanzarote

Easy Walking on Lanzarote There are many opportunities for easy walking on Lanzarote to suit all ages, abilities and levels of experience. For a small island such as this is, the choice is really extensive and the main problem is choosing where to begin! The good news is that you don’t have to embark on a …

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Mar 05

Creative Writing Workshop Monday 10 March 2014

Creative Writing Workshop Monday 10 March 2014 Writing Short Stories, Revising and Editing, Analyzing the market, Writing for money Venue: Clock House Tavern, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. Time 11.00 – 16.00 Cost 20€ – including Coffee on arrival (available from 10.45 ) and a light buffet lunch. (The bar will be open if participants wish to purchase extra drinks) …

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