Joining a writing group can be very helpful in getting feedback on your writing, helping others with their works in progress and a great way to make some new friends. Below we’ve featured 8 top writing groups in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Creative Writers Club is a writing group found in Edinburgh, Scotland. Group organizer James Gibson leads the group of over 2,200 local writers and welcomes any writers, professional or amateur, in the area to join their ranks. Meetings happen every Tuesday from 7 to 10 PM.
Writing meetings are currently held online to make it more comfortable and possible for more writers to participate. Every meeting allows writers to bring in their own writing to share with other participants. Interested participants can apply for membership to Edinburgh Creative Writers Club by submitting a real photo of themself and a response to the membership application question.
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Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, New Edinburgh Writers is a writing group that supports local writers who are looking for a support network or group of fellow writers to join for inspiration, motivation and constructive criticism. New Edinburgh Writers is led by group organizer Raymond Bell.
New Edinburgh Writers writing meetings take place in person at Fountainbridge Library on Dundee Street. The facility has accessibility features such as disabled toilets, automatic doors and ramps at each exit. Meetings take place once a week on Wednesday evenings at 6 PM.
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Corstorphine Writing Meetup is a writing group that supports writers in the west of the capital city, Edinburgh. This group meets to support local writers who are focused on writing fiction novels, short stories, and scripts, among other genres.
Writing meetings usually take place in person at The Gift Tree, an independent cafe that is conveniently located on bus lines and has free parking nearby. Writing meetings happen once a week on Monday afternoons. Writers are encouraged to bring samples of their writing to the meetings to get feedback from other participants.
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Located in Edinburgh, Scotland, Indie Writers of Edinburgh is a local writer’s group that supports writers who are planning to go down the road to independent publishing through services like Wattpad, Amazon, Nook and others. Group meetings cover writing-related topics such as developing characters and action, outsourcing as an indie publisher and descriptive writing.
Writing group meetings happen on the first Tuesday of every month. Prospective participants can look forward to enjoying discussions with other group participants about their own writing and road toward publication. The group is a welcoming, open group of individuals who are all passionate about writing and are eager to meet others who are excited about the prospect of being an indie author.
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Let’s Write (Edinburgh Writing Group) is a writing group that supports individuals passionate about writing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Members of Let’s Write (Edinburgh Writing Group) meet up in person at local venues such as Starbucks cafe. Having a dedicated time for writing will be a benefit for writers who might have trouble staying focused on their own work
Writing meetings with Let’s Write (Edinburgh Writing Group) take place every Thursday evening. Writing meetings include a time for socialization and building relationships with other members, followed by an hour of dedicated writing. Writing meetings are intended to be a dedicated time to write on your own work-in-progress rather than share work with other writers.
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Rogue Writers Edinburgh is a writing group led by group organizer James Gibson run out of Edinburgh, Scotland. The group welcomes writers of fiction, non-fiction poetry and other genres of writing. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are all welcome to Rogue Writers Edinburgh.
Writing meetings are held online weekly on Sunday mornings. Writers are encouraged to bring in their work-in-progress to read to the group and get constructive criticism from other meeting participants. Writers interested in sharing with the group should prepare their text as an electronic text in Open Office, Libra or Word.
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7. Sink or Swim
Sink or Swim is a writing group located in Edinburgh, Scotland, led by group organizer Helen Doig. The writing group believes in the power of swimming to help writers have a clear mind, which can then lead to better writing and the expression of ideas. Sink or Swim welcomes all writers who enjoy swimming and visiting the beach who think the idea of joining other writers for a swim and a writing session is a fascinating idea and something worth experiencing.
Sink or Swim’s writing meetings happen weekly on Sunday mornings. Writing meetings happen at their regular meeting place on Portobello Beach. Meetings consist of swimming in the ocean together as a group, followed by a time of relaxing conversation and writing in a clear state of mind.
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Serving writers in Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Writers’ Club is a writing group that welcomes local writers to join them. Participants at Edinburgh Writers Club can benefit from many perks of joining the writing group, including membership to the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) conferences and competitions and access to listening to talks from authors who hail from different genres of writing.
In addition to all the special events, conferences and socials the writing group hosts, Edinburgh Writers’ Club meets for writing meetings nineteen times a year. Edinburgh Writers’ Club memberships are £50 for annual membership from September to May, and there is a guest fee of £5 applicable to those who might want to visit Edinburgh Writers Club before committing to an entire year.
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