Thursday, 31 March 2016

Penzu - Start Your Day Writing Jouralling

Penzu is a website where you can create your own journal - it is free and rather fun.  Go to - and register.  You can add photos, write when you want to, add photos and more.

If writers need something to get started with their writing, it is a great exercise to get your writing.

So go to Penzu and see what you can create with the diary or journal.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sandcliffe Writers Festival

For the past few years, the SWWQ has auspiced the Sandcliffe Writers Festival, and most of the events have been in Brackenridge or Sandgate, but this year, one of the major presentations will be at the Brisbane City Council Library.

Details are above.  Everyone is welcome.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Next Meeting of the SWWQ - March 2016

The next meeting is on March 8th, which just happens to be on International Women's Day.  Members are asked to write on "Being a Woman" to read.  Up to 300 words if a short story/article, or up to 30 words if poetry.  Please bring 2 copies.

These will be used for a critiquing workshop with President Anne Santangeli.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Writing Competition

The Best of Times short story competition #21.

For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words. 
First prize: $300-$500 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100. 
Closes 30 Apr 2016.
No entry form is required. Include a cover sheet with your name and address, story title and word count, and where you heard 
about the competition. 
Entry fee is $10 per story. Send a cheque or money order made out to Chris Broadribb or use Paypal to pay 
Post your entry to PO Box 55, Blaxcell NSW 2142 (including a large SSAE if you want the story returned and a results sheet, or 
a small SSAE for results only) or email it to 
Competition website:

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Posted on our Facebook Page too!!!

Thanks to Trudy Graham I share this.  She had it on her Facebook.
These are some rules from The Guardian on Writing.  Click here to read the full article.

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again - if all else fails, pray.    

Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Toni Risson on Television

Watch this Video - and see what Toni Risson researches.  Click here. 

Brisbane Writing Group Convention

This Convention was held on Sunday November 8th, at the Enoggera Bowls Club - where some 100 writers attended and listened to an array of speakers - many from Writers Groups explaining how their group operated.  As well there were other speakers talking about their writing journey, marketing etc.

President Anne Santangelli and Thea Biesheuvel promoted their books, while other members Toni Risson, Flick Rich, Helga, and Di networked with other attendees.

Flick, Thea an dTony