The Society of Women Writers, Queensland, is a group of aspiring writers. We think of ourselves as Sunflowers and with our faces to the sun have been bringing sunshine to our writing since our formation in 1975.
Penzu is a website where you can create your own journal - it is free and rather fun. Go to http://www.penzu.com/ - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.