Want to join VISION?
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 Groups.io forums to check on meeting times and ask questions.
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Category Archives: Meeting Wisdom
The first meeting of the year saw much great advice at the table on Sunday and that always makes my job of picking a piece of advice for this post hard. This month I selected some advice received by two … Continue reading
‘A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet’ the bard once said, but would a rose without a name? Have you ever read a short story or the start of a book where the protagonist or POV … 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
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
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
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
Because of word limits on our submissions for critique and monthly gaps between meetings many of our members start their submissions with a synopsis of what happened before this latest installment. It’s a big help especially for people who might … Continue reading
Today was a pretty funny meeting. Unintended innuendo had me laughing so hard there were tears in my eyes. It was also a touching meeting, with our lovely VP taking the time to bolster the confidence of another member. It’s … Continue reading