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Venue: Brisbane Square Library
266 George St,
Brisbane Qld Australia
The meeting room we use is 1.9.
11:00am – 2:00pm
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Author Archives: Kirstie Olley
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
To follow up on my previous post about how to give a critique I thought I’d best help those bright-eyed and bushy tailed newbies with their usually even bigger fear (and yet driving force behind showing up): receiving a critique. … Continue reading
With newbies frequently joining the group I often hear or see them struggle with fear that they don’t know how to critique and worry they won’t be a valuable addition to the group. So, since there was no particularly significant … Continue reading
The novel I’m writing now came from me wanting to make the protagonist of the story one of the ‘secondary’ characters of the quest. After all, we should be making all our secondary characters as strong and as fully fleshed … Continue reading