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Harnessing Your 2022 Writing Goals

Guest blog by Kate Kelsen As an author, I have been avidly writing and self-publishing fiction and creative non-fictionstories since 2010. I take a particular interest in exploring various human experiences andperspectives to share people’s stories in the wider community. I am also the… Continue Reading “Harnessing Your 2022 Writing Goals”

The influence of TikTok on creative writing of screenplays

Guest blog by Elissa McGaw Due to its rapid international growth and audience feedback, research investigating the methods of successful screenplay writing for the social media platform, TikTok, is warranted to elucidate its potential career benefits for a screenwriter. This project aims to create… Continue Reading “The influence of TikTok on creative writing of screenplays”

Writing Historical Fiction and Fantasy – and finding your story.

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Member Blog by David Thomas Kay Many authors create their novels in a modern-day environment they are familiar with; others write Historical Fiction in a period of their choice. I prefer writing progressive Historical Fiction and let good narrative and the passage of time… Continue Reading “Writing Historical Fiction and Fantasy – and finding your story.”

Vale Karen Knight-Mudie

by former Gold Coast Writers’ Association president Gary Ivory Karen joined Gold Coast Writers’ Association some 10 years back and quickly stepped up to take a role on the Committee, helping to steer the association forward during adventurous and challenging times. As a member… Continue Reading “Vale Karen Knight-Mudie”

Getting your work out there!

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Guest Blog by Judy Wollin If you are writing anything other than a private diary, you will need readers to give you feedback. Getting your work in front of selected readers before it is in the public arena will help it be the strongest… Continue Reading “Getting your work out there!”

Editing: How important is it, really? (Part 2)

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EDITING: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT, REALLY? (PART 2) You’ve sparked the interest of your readers with a great start. No typos, the grammar is something Jane Austen would be proud of, and the story engages with a great plot, stimulating flow, and characters that… Continue Reading “Editing: How important is it, really? (Part 2)”

How important is Editing? (Part One)

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Editing: How important is it, really? (Part 1) If you want your readers to move past your first sentence, then editing is crucial. When I read an article or book, if I can’t find my way past the first few sentences, then it becomes… Continue Reading “How important is Editing? (Part One)”

The book you write will change the world

Writing A Book Isn’t Easy As the saying goes, “If it was easy, everyone would do it,” and when we start making friends with other writers it feels like everyone is doing it. Just finding the time to sit with our thoughts long enough to… Continue Reading “The book you write will change the world”

News

Announcing our New Committee details for 2021:

President – Andy McDermott
Secretary – Debbie Marks
Treasurer – Jen Swensen
General Committee – David Kay, Kerri Yarsley (editor)

Positions vacant include: Membership Secretary, Vice President and Newsletter Editor
Please contact the Editor if you are interested in any of the vacant roles.