There are two writing groups in Lockerbie: Lockerbie Writers and A Novel Approach.
UPDATE, MARCH 2020: ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC.
A Novel Approach is a friendly and varied group of local writers. All members are working towards a novel or a piece of writing of novel-length. The group currently consists of approximately 10 members who are working on a variety of projects including historical novels, contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, young adult, biography, and one short story collection.
Writers are welcome at any stage of the process – from first draft through to publication and beyond.
MEETINGS AND HOW TO JOIN
A Novel Approach meets fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm, in the King’s Arms Hotel, Lockerbie.
The group is open to all writers aged 16+ who are working on a novel or a piece of novel-length. All genres are welcome.
Members should be passionate writers who are keen to regularly attend meetings, join in with writing-related discussions, and ask/answer questions about their own work-in-progress. There is no requirement to share extracts of your writing with the group; however, members are welcome to share short extracts if they have a specific question or passage which they feel would benefit from in-depth discussion.
Membership is free. Members pay for their own refreshments at meetings and any events.
Individuals who are interested in joining A Novel Approach should, in the first instance, get in touch either by commenting on this page or by sending a private message to the Lockerbie Writers’ Facebook group(www.facebook.com/groups/lockerbiewriters). A Novel Approach does have a separate Facebook group but this is private and strictly for members only, to facilitate potentially-confidential discussions about works-in-progress.