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Fairfield, Queensland, Australia
Fairfield Writers Group is a mix of beginner and experienced writers who meet the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Brisbane City Council Library in Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairfield road, Fairfield, Queensland. Our passion is writing and we work hard at our craft. Our aim is to encourage, support and help each other to reach new heights in our writing. New members are always made welcome and usually whisked off to the local coffee shop at the end of meetings for sustenance and socialisation with the rest of the crew.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010


Meeting Report

Present: Findlay, Helga, Leanne, Anna, Lorraine, Gayle, Carol

Our first meeting for the year was excellent and we extend a warm welcome to new members Leanne and Gayle.

The writing workshop held was most enjoyable and fun. Some great writing was done and ideas were triggered for future stories and poems. Everyone had a turn at reading out their writing.

You can check out the photos of the workshop on our blog.

The next Exercise Meeting is 13th February 2010. The exercise is to write a short piece, up to 1500 words in length please, using Emotional Body Language. Please see attachment of a ‘Table of Body Language for Various Emotions’.

As we require certain criteria for submitting completed exercises/short stories for critique at our exercise meetings, I have put the requirements on Google Docs and Spreadsheets for easy reference.

Please see the link, username and password in the email signature below.

Anna will be choosing the writing exercise for the March Meeting.

Findlay will be submitting a piece of his writing from the workshop today to be posted on our blog.


Many of you will remember that we have spoken about establishing a small library of our own consisting of books and magazines on writing for our members to borrow. Findlay has kindly offered to be our librarian. Thanks, Findlay that’s great! More updates on the library still to come.

Lorraine has compiled two files for future anthologies. They are ‘Template for Stories’ and ‘Preparing a Story for Submission to a Publisher’. Both will be extremely helpful when we next do an anthology. The ‘Template for Stories’ we can use for any stories that we write as of now if we wish. I know I’m going to. Thank you very much, Lorraine.

You can also view these two files on Google Docs and Spreadsheets.

Happy writing to all of you.


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