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Famous Writers Groups

Writers groups have been supporting fellow authors for many years. Imagine the ideas flowing at these meetings!

The Inklings
Notable members: writers J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Roger Lancelyn Green, Adam Fox, Nevil Coghilland
Time frame: 1930s and 1940s
A literary discussion group at Oxford, the Inklings would read and discuss each others’ work — most famously helping Tolkien shape The Lord of the Rings. While meetings were generally held in C.S. Lewis’ room, some were held at an Oxford pub called The Eagle and the Child.

Why should I join a Writing Group?

Writers at every stage of their careers from beginners to seasoned best-selling authors benefit from feedback about their work from other practicing writers. Many published novelists will tell you that writing groups taught them how to write – from basic sentence structure and grammar, to sensational characters, pacing and plots. As a member of a writing group, you surround yourself with like-minded writers who come together regularly for a single purpose: to give and receive feedback about works in progress. There are different types of writers groups with different goals, so visit a few until you find one that works for you.

Surprise speakers add value!

Our surprise guests will give short presentations during the convention.

  • Tania Joyce, successful romance author, will tell us how to find support and encouragement for your writing.
  • Do you know what you should look for before submitting your work to an editor? Lauren Daniels, excellent editor and newly published author, gives us the low down in just a few minutes. Who else will be chatting with you?
  • Michelle Beesley, regular contributor and columnist for SheSociety online magazine, gives us a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of her life.
  • Our final mystery guest is Di Hill. Obituaries – who writes them? Di will pass on her experiences in this field.

Tania Joyce’s thoughts on Writing Groups

This year’s convention promises to be an excellent mix of education and entertainment! Join us on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 9am. Here’s a guest post from Tania Joyce – published romance novelist and marketing guru.

I am so excited to be attending the Brisbane Writers Group Convention again this year.  Writing groups enable anyone and everyone to find a diverse group of people that offer encouragement, feedback and guidance to help you improve and enhance your writing. We are lucky in Brisbane to have a broad range of groups available. It may take you a while to find one that suits you, but believe me, it will be worth it when you find your tribe.

I would not have become the author I am today without my writing groups and critique partners. Yes, I presently participate in three writing groups. They all offer different benefits to me.

At Nightwriters at Mt Ommaney, it is a great, friendly and social environment where the diverse range of people offer feedback. This group encourages you to read your work aloud, which helps you to identify errors, pace and nuances in your writing.

My Yon Beyond group, is my romance writing group. We are all published authors and have been on the journey since we were unpublished authors since 2009 (I joined in 2012). We now discuss business, plots, structures, critique work, advertising, promotions, things that work and don’t work in our life of being published authors.

Then I have my Critters – this is my small, dedicated critique partner group where we rip, edit, kill, pull to pieces, each and every word and every chapter of our work-in-progress.

I will be looking after the marketing tables again this year. So come along to the Brisbane Writers Group convention and see if you can find your tribe, or try a different tribe.  There is no need to be monogamous!

Tania Joyce Romance Author Web: www.taniajoyce.com

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Romance novels that will leave you wanting more…

 

Tania Joyce talks about marketing & social media

Drawing on her professional experience and background in public relations Tania will give us her insights. She is also the author of three published novels with the fourth almost completed. Tania is passionate about writers promoting themselves and will share her ideas with us.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html

Can Lauren Daniels help you develop your writing skills?

No doubt about it! As the director of the Brisbane Writers’ Workshop, Lauren Daniels is a professional writer and editor.  Her poetry, travel writing, essays and articles have been published internationally. A freelance editor and the senior consulting editor for Interactive Publications, she is a member of Editors Queensland, and regularly serves on writing panels.

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

http://www.ticketebo.com.au/tabturn/writers-group-convention.html