Wherein the CSFG reflects back on a successful year... and elects a new Committee to drag it kicking and screaming into 2020.
Our monthly meeting is upon us this Wednesday 18 September 2019. Our second half this month will be a workshop on story problems,.
Our monthly meeting is upon us this Wednesday 17 July 2019. It's at the usual time (7.30pm) and the usual place (the City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Civic). This month’s second half speaker is Shane W Smith who’s an Australian graphic novelist based here in Canberra. His books cover [...]
Welcome back to a new year! I hope everyone is set up for a fantastic 2019 and everyone's writing is in full swing. But even if it’s not, CSFG’s first meeting of 2019 is on Wednesday 20 February 2019 (usual time and location - see calendar for details) and boy [...]
The 2018 CSFG AGM will be held on 17 October 2018. 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 our many achievements for the year, and the members present will vote [...]
Sometimes there’s nothing better than opening a new novel and seeing the world spread out over the first few pages. Maps to show people the shape of the world you’ve created are a staple of many a fantasy novel. This month, we asked our resident expert on maps, Russell Kirkpatrick, [...]
Last month Alis Franklin, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Chris Andrews gave us a fantastic insight into author platforms: creating them, advantages and things to watch out for. It was interesting and insightful, and certainly made me think about ways I could increase my online presence. But if you missed that great [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
If you missed our November meeting, you missed a wild time. Leife and Louise traipsed us through the woods and the wilds with a view to learning a little more about all creatures big and small, and how an understanding of animal folklore can enrich the stories we write. We [...]