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Author Platforms!

Last CSFG meeting Nicole Murphy gave us fascinating insight into character arcs. This included the two types of characters (steadfast and changeable) and the roles these serve in your story, the use of character arcs in different genres, and the importance of conflict. Nicole illuminated the importance of character arcs [...]

By | 2018-06-15T07:11:01+00:00 14th June, 2018|General Meetings|0 Comments

Character Arcs

You might ask what we've been doing lately... For our April 2018 meeting last month, we had a fantastic workshop delivered by Rob Porteous on 'Putting science into Science Fiction'. Rob is the organiser of the CSFG Novel Writing group (see the 'what we do' section to find out more) [...]

By | 2018-05-16T00:05:26+00:00 16th May, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

2017 AGM 18 October

A quick note to formally advise that next month’s meeting, to be held on Wednesday 18 October, is the CSFG Annual General Meeting. Generally, the AGM will take up some of the first hour of our normal meeting (from 7:30 pm). The outgoing committee will report on the activities and [...]

By | 2017-09-23T10:28:53+00:00 23rd September, 2017|General Meetings|0 Comments

Submissions window open!

And our A Hand of Knaves submissions window is open! Check out our guidelines (for the love of all that’s holy, please read the guidelines) on our submissions page, then submit your word sorcery to knaves.anthology.csfg[at]gmail.com. And check out our fabulous art from Shauna O’Meara. If you love it like we do, keep an [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:20:16+00:00 17th August, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Hand of Knaves – anthology update

The A Hand of Knaves (AHOK) editorial team (Leife Shallcross, Chris Large, Simon Petrie and Juliette Morley) has been hard at work behind the scenes organising a solid base from which to build our exciting new anthology. The premise of stories featuring rogues, scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells in speculative fiction seems [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:02:04+00:00 22nd July, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CSFG in June and July

For those who weren't able to make it to our June meeting, we road-tested our new venue - the Metis room upstairs at the Canberra City Hellenic Club. This proved to be a bit of a winner, with members taking advantage of the opportunity to grab a coffee or a [...]

By | 2017-07-06T23:57:10+00:00 6th July, 2017|General Meetings|1 Comment

CSFG announces new anthology: A Hand of Knaves

We are very excited to announce that CSFG will be publishing a new anthology of Australian speculative fiction in 2018! A Hand of Knaves Edited by Chris Large and Leife Shallcross Rogues, thieves, pirates and ne’er-do-wells abound in speculative fiction. Sometimes heroic, sometimes villainous, often somewhere in between, rogues are [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:19:05+00:00 25th June, 2017|Anthology|1 Comment