Members News – April – May 2016

Awards The Australian Horror Writers Association recently announced the winners for the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards, representing the very best in horror works produced by Australian and New Zealand writers in the calendar year of 2015. CSFG members taking home the incredibly cool Shadow Award statues this year included: Best [...]

By | 2018-04-18T09:56:51+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 workshops

Canberra and Canberra-adjacent members should check out the newly-updated Workshops and Courses page. You will find details of a number of short courses for writers being offered in the first half of 2016 by CSFG members Chris Andrews, Ian McHugh and Gillian Polack.

By | 2018-04-18T10:48:52+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Members’ news – October to December 2015

CSFG members have been busy as usual – here’s the latest news. Congratulations in particular to everyone who picked up various awards and gongs! And here’s to a bountiful and successful writing year in 2016! Short story Alan Baxter has enjoyed a few publications in an end-of-year rush: “How Father [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:02:04+00:00 December 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Members’ new – August/September 2015

We have comparatively little news to report this month – so little that I suspect we’ve missed something huge – but as usual CSFG members have been busily infiltrating the ranks of the world’s SFFH elite! Short stories Tim Napper is continuously his riotously busy writing year with sales of [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:48:53+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reminder about upcoming workshops

Several CSFG members are providing workshops in the next few months through the ACT Writers Centre. Chris Andrews will be presenting Creating Compelling Novels on Saturday 25 July 2015. Gillian Polack is doing an introduction to Fiction Writing and History on Saturday 1 August 2015. Ian McHugh will present The [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:48:52+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Setting yourself up for rejection

Guest post by Ian McHugh If you’re writing for publication, you’re going to encounter rejection a lot. As a short story writer, and even now that I’m selling most of my stories to professionally paying markets, my submissions still get rejected about nine times in every ten. So for my thirty-odd [...]

By | 2018-04-18T09:49:05+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Writing Retreats

Guest post by Donna Hanson As writers we know that writing is all about the writer and the writing medium, be it pen and paper, keyboard and blank screen. Put in a nutshell, writing is the transferring of ideas from one’s head to the written word—a lonely endeavour that only [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:59:30+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Giving Writers a Hand

Guest post by Nicole Murphy One of the great things about being a speculative fiction writer in Australia is the speculative fiction community and the way it supports and encourages writers of all levels. Here in Canberra, there’s a couple of opportunities for people interested in writing spec fic to [...]

By | 2018-04-30T08:03:55+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Elements of Novels

Guest post by Chris Andrews Eleventeen years ago (clearly too many to count) I decided on a brilliant Get Rich Quick Scheme, or GRQS for complexity. It involved writing a Number-One International Bestselling Novel and retiring before I’d left my teens. To a kid without any real-world experience it seemed [...]

By | 2018-04-18T10:56:38+00:00 March 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment