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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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Monday, October 18, 2010

Newsletter-September 2010

Newsletter – September 2010
Fairfield Writers Group

In this issue:

Minutes of meeting – Exercises Group
Christmas Booklet
October Exercise
Contributor to blog for September
Minutes of meeting – Novel-Short Stories Group
September 2010
Volume 1, Number 8

Minutes of meeting Fairfield Writers Group
– 11 September 2010

It was a lively meeting with many things to discuss.
Present were: Carol, Helga, Jennifer, Lorraine, Maarteen, Pam and new member Bill.
Apologies from Anna, Cecelia and Rosemary.

First point: Carol told of Rosemary’s sickness. We are all very sorry and wish her a speedy recovery.
Second point: Helga presented first draft of Christmas booklet. Several members were urged to finalise their drafts.
Third point: Discussion on our new Anthology. We decided to publish our new anthology in September/October 2011.

Lorraine suggested that a stricter method must be applied than in our previous endeavour. She promised to E-mail a structure with deadlines for several steps.

First step: Outline and Précis to be submitted at December meeting.
Second step: First draft to be ready by February meeting.

Four further drafts and the sign-off drafts to be determined after that.

A theme for the book has to be decided. Members are asked to submit likely themes by next meeting, on the 9th of October.

Several examples were floated: Fire, Friendship, Childhood, Flying Free, On the Wings of Time.

A democratic vote will determine the choice of theme and title for our new book.

The length of Essays will depend on the number of contributions.

The colours of the cover will again be magenta and black.

Fourth point: The October assignment will be 'Generating Story Ideas starting from Character' submitted by Lorraine

Fifth point: Carol suggested November assignment to be a ‘Show and Tell’ piece.

Sixth point: Jennifer chaired discussions on September assignments. Lorraine’s, Carol’s, Helga’s and Jennifer’s works were critiqued, Carol read hers aloud and Jennifer will submit hers (A lovely little story about a bird and his ladies) for inclusion on our Blog.


Minutes of meeting Fairfield Writers Group
 – 25 September 2010

Present: Carol, Helga, Lorraine, Pam and Anna
Apologies: Cecilia, Bill and Maarten
Chairing this meeting - Anna

Lorraine provided the next chapter of her novel. It is blossoming to quite an interesting and exciting read. Looking forward to next chapter.

Pam submitted her Christmas story that will be used for the Christmas booklet later this year.

The final draft of Anna’ s children’s s book was submitted.


Next Meetings:

9 October – Set Exercise

23 October – Novel/Short Stories

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