About Writers’ Neuk

Writers’ Neuk is a mutually led writers’ group. Each of us has different skills, ambitions and needs plus a common willingness to help each other.

We are developing sub-groups where specific interests are explored at a pace that works for the people involved.

Our writing interests when we started

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Here’s a wee list of what people shared when we started. Talk about a broad parish.

  • Getting a group going, setting up a writing group
  • A bit of everything
  • Fiction
  • Editing
  • Novel
  • Short stories
  • Stories with bit of a twist
  • Dark stories
  • Newspaper articles
  • Dissertations
  • Thesis
  • Poetry
  • Folklore
  • Historical fiction
  • Writing in Scots
  • Non-fiction
  • Nature writing
  • Short fiction
  • Research
  • Writing for children

About us


Mac writes fiction (thrillers & historic fantasy), non-fiction, articles, blogs and poetry. His is a past Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. He is a founder member of Writers’ Neuk. A published author, he is in negotiations once more.


In the words of Bonnie Tyler, Andy has been “Lost in France”. Being a productive sort of guy, he has broadcast a weekly podcast on his beloved agriculture, in addition to a brand-new brood of lambs. Bravely, he gave NaNoWriMo a try. Rather him than me.


Joy has continued writing and amongst other things has finished the novel she started prior to lockdown. We look forward to a sneak preview. She has also continued with her Glasgow writing group, online.


Paul has completed his first full-length novel and is well into his second. He has continued writing academic books and producing his blog.


Catherine has turned to reading and particularly recommends “Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg, an American author and speaker who teaches all things writing, with a leaning towards Zen.


Jenny has enjoyed returning to classics like Jane Eyre, favourites like Joanne Harris and Elizabeth Sprout, as well as new reads like Where the Crawdads Sing and The Midnight Library.

Drop in … drop us a line …

Just drop in if it suits you best. If you want share a little, we’ll be delighted to hear from you.

A welcome awaits

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