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Maps and Realistic Geography in Your stories

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, [...]

2019-07-06T22:47:26+10:0013th August, 2018|Tags: |

From Idea to Publication

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 [...]

2019-07-06T22:47:51+10:0015th July, 2018|Tags: |

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 [...]

2019-07-06T17:55:32+10:0014th June, 2018|Tags: |

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) [...]

2019-07-06T21:58:04+10:0016th May, 2018|Tags: , |

General members’ meeting

The CSFG holds its monthly members’ meetings on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30pm. The meetings take place in the City Hellenic Club at 13 Moore street, Civic, in the Atlas Room upstairs, following the association’s committee meeting. Anyone who is interested in coming along is welcome (although if [...]

2020-01-18T09:00:19+11:0017th August, 2017|Tags: |

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 [...]

2019-07-06T17:55:38+10:006th July, 2017|Tags: , |

And now, a message from the President

What we’ve been discussing at the CSFG... ...and what’s up next. Here at the CSFG we’re always trying to challenge ourselves – push our craft of writing into what might be unfamiliar or challenging areas – and by doing so become more dynamic writers. So, for our May meeting, we [...]

2019-07-06T17:55:39+10:003rd June, 2017|Tags: |