Category Archives: Creativity

Congratulations to Tansy and Margo

It’s been a busy week and I’ve only just gotten around to updating the ROR blog after the national SF Con, Conflux. Donna and Nicole and the team did a wonderful job of organising the convention. Saturday night was Awards night…. … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Writers… QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program

Via the Queensland Writers Centre: This is an excellent opportunity for writers of any genre, fiction or non-fiction, to get feedback on their manuscript from Industry Professionals in a wonderful setting on a writers retreat. QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program Queensland Writers Centre … Continue reading

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What Maxine’s did…

Maxine McArthur everyone will remember as writing time travel Hard SF (as in science based, not hard to read) and near future mystery (again realistic setting). Her latest venture is into Diesel Punk. I kid you not, there is a movement called … Continue reading

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Another Pitching Opportunity at Conflux

Donna co-chair of Conflux 9, the National Spec Fic Convention 2013, says: On the weekend at the fantastic Genrecon, Conflux 9 took pleasure in announcing another pitching contest at Conflux 9. The details are pasted below. We will also be running … Continue reading

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What Margo did

Margo says: I’ve put aside the novel I presented at ROR for the next six months, in the hope that that’ll leave room for the 3 short story deadlines I’ve managed to accumulate, despite my best intentions, before Christmas. Highlights … Continue reading

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Pitching Opportunity

Back in 2006 when I organised the Pitching Opportunity at the Brisbane National SF Convention, Donna Hanson was one of the writers who submitted and her manuscript made it through to the final 12. Recalling this opportunity, Donna has set up a … Continue reading

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What Tansy Did…

I thought I’d do a round-up of what the ROR writers have been up to… Tansy Rayner Roberts says: I’m working on a Victorian chivalric romance with robots right now, which is great fun, while I wait for other news … Continue reading

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Short Story Competiton

The New Zealand Writers College short story competition is open to both NZ and OZ writers (who have had less than 4 short stories published). Winning or placing in competitions is a good way to establish your writing credentials. The … Continue reading

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Calling writers of childrens and young adults books

Text Publishing have opened their Children and Young Adults Writing Competition again. See here for details. ‘Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Judged by a panel of editors … Continue reading

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Richard and Trent at Gold Coast Supanova

(Richard writes) I’ve been a hermit lately – a very productive hermit, finishing the next novel. (Steampunk, of course – same world as the juggernaut books, but a different time and different characters.) Now I’m going to get out and … Continue reading

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