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We meet on the first Sunday of every month, Feb - Nov.
Venue: Brisbane Square Library
266 George St,
Brisbane Qld Australia
The meeting room we use is 1.9.
11:00am - 2:00pm
If you're thinking of coming along to a meeting, consider joining the VISION Discussion List (Yahoo! Group) to check on meeting times and ask questions.
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Author Archives: Kirstie Olley
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To avoid clashing with Fathers’ Day we have shifted the meeting day for September from Sunday 3rd September to Saturday 2nd September. Since our usual meeting room is not available at this time we have also changed the location to … Continue reading
One of the greatest pleasures and direst pains of being a speculative fiction writer is the world building. There is far too much advice on world building to fit in a single concise article, so for now I’m going to … Continue reading
Take one of the lines below for your opening line, another for your closing line, and fill in the blanks between. For an extra challenge (or if free choice has not provided you with inspiration) use the random number generator. … Continue reading
Have you ever received that feedback before? “I just didn’t like your protagonist,” says your critiquer. Sometimes it’s as simple as using a ‘save the cat’ moment to fix, but what about when your POV character that received the feedback … Continue reading
We’ve all seen it before. We all fear it: being wrongly accused. In movies like The Fugitive we’ve seen it play out. What you need: Protagonist: The Accused Antagonist 1: The Accuser Antagonist 2: The Actual Criminal (optional, sometimes both … Continue reading
Take a tongue twister and bring it to life. For example: She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Who is she? Why does she sell seashells right where people could grab them for themselves if they wanted to? Maybe … Continue reading
There weren’t many stories up for critiquing at the bittersweet table of judgment this month. This means there wasn’t a huge amount of feedback to become the meeting takeaway. The coup de grace is that the best bit of advice … Continue reading
At the last meeting one of the bits of advice given was about dialogue and how to make it more realistic. A trick suggested to help improve dialogue was eavesdropping on real conversations and analysing them. While that tidbit was … Continue reading