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Hawkesbury Writers/Editors Group
A long standing group providing feedback and support for our writing. We love the creative process and try to keep that energy in our writing.
Non-fiction Writers’ Group
Our current participants include both amateurs and published authors who describe unique stories for an audience that is wider than their friends and colleagues in their field of work. Career professionals, retired people, and those who want to capture an experience or a contribution that they have made during their life are welcome to come along and get feedback from people who are interested in their writing. We help writers complete their story and nurture their discipline to reach a publishable standard. We give feedback to emerging writers who can put a narrative through feelings, facts, and figures to create a story that would appeal to a general audience. We critique the writing – not the writer.
Queer Writers Group
This writing group is for queer and queer-friendly people to exchange ideas about writing and share their work.
We hope to develop the skills of all who participate. With encouragement and discussion, we hope to enthuse participants to publish.
Seize the Day
We are a friendly group whose members conscientiously and constructively critique each other’s writing. Several members are prize winners. Rowena Harding-smith has won the Sisters In Crime Scarlet Stiletto Award (2018) and Vickie Laveau-Harvie has won the Stella Prize (2019). Ian McArthur has been shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Introduction Program Fellowship (2019). Our group purpose is to assist all members to achieve their writing goals through constructive criticism and social support.
We are a friendly group of men and women of different ages and life experiences and a group involved in a variety of writing forms. We hope to provide a forum which stimulates an exchange of ideas to extend the experience, knowledge and enjoyment of the creative writing process.
We build an environment in which fellow writers may present their work for critiquing within both a supportive and helpful group. Our aim is to motivate and inspire each of us to improve our own writing practice.
Sydney Non-Fiction Writing Group
Sydney Non-Fiction Writing Group’s aim is to help professional writers along their journey to be published or self- published. Ideally, members have already had their work published. Members must have a book concept that they are committed to working on and meeting regularly for the sake of continuity. Members must respect everyone’s work and come together in an enjoyable atmosphere. The meetings will provide a safe space for constructive critique, sharing tips and strategies, information and resources regarding writing and publishing. Also, to offer support and motivation for writers to develop their work towards the goal of publication. The aim is to get the book published.
Women Writers Network
We are a combination of prose writers, poets, playwrights and scriptwriters. All at different levels of experience and expertise. All with the desire to become better at what we do. Some of us are working on novels and short stories, others scripts or plays or poems and some memoir and non-fiction. Some of us write for children, some for young adults, most for adults. Any genre of writing is welcome. The emphasis is on constructive feedback in a friendly, encouraging, but dedicated environment, fostering all levels of writing.