October 7, 2018

Our very own Fran Brady recently gave a talk on the beautiful isle of Iona. Her book, The Ghost of Erraid is set on Iona and Mull in the 1920s.

Judging by the pictures her visit was well appreciated and a good time was had by all.

To find out more about The Ghost of...

October 7, 2018

A Scottish cultural icon appeared at the recent Tidelines Book Festival! Or rather, his current incarnation did.

David McLaughlan has inherited the role of Francis Gay in The Sunday Post newspaper and the annual Friendship Book.

The original was version was a man of fait...

September 19, 2018

If you are going to celebrate winning an award as an independent bookshop, you might as well celebrate with customers and cake!

Gillian Cairnie, of Ritchie's Christian Bookshop, is seen here showing the shop's latest award to Julie McLaughlan and Amelia Barrie.

Ritchie's...

August 14, 2018

Janice Andrews, author of It's All About Jesus, has a new book out.

As if that wasn't wonderful enough, all the profits go towards fighting child trafficking in Laos.

You Are Loved is a collection of thirty-five devotional reflections, all relating to everyday life. They...

August 9, 2018

I don't think we got any responses to our last Beatitudes-inspired writing prompt.

I should have expected that, though. It was "Blessed ar the meek" and I guess everyone was just too meek/humble to put themselves forward.

The next one should provide more to work with. It...

August 9, 2018

Many of you will have received the (late) Summer WordWise by now. For some, it should be appearing in your e-mail in-box soon.

Unfortunately the editor (me!) sent it out with a wrong address.

If you are entering the Autumn witing competition - and I hope you do -  please...

June 15, 2018

Okay, so we can move on past "Blessed are those who mourn." It was always going to be a difficult topic, but it did produce one inspirational piece from Janice Andrews.

Remember, the Beautitudes are some of the most profound words ever spoken and the relate, absolutely,...

June 9, 2018

Using the Beautitudes to inspire writing takes us into some difficult areas - like Blessed ar those who mourn.

Of course, our experiences of those times of mourning can often be very helpful to others and I believe it is a worthwhile exercise, even if only for that reas...

May 18, 2018

We had some wonderful responses from our first "Blessed are the..." writing prompt. Poetry rather than prose. But, inspiration strikes how and when it will. I am always happy to see the end result in whichever format.

This month's prompt is sadly relevant for some of us...

April 29, 2018

It's an ad for a book, but she addresses an important issue, and one that was raised at our last committee meeting. How do we ensure our fellowship members are writing in isolation (if they don't want to be.) We had some thoughts, but we would love to hear yours.

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