Category Archives: Nourish the Writer

Workshop Mentoring Opportunity

Having run EnVision which was a 5 day mentoring opportunity for writers to polish their books under the guidance of an experienced author, I know how useful this opportunity can be. So I’m delighted to announce that the Gold Coast … Continue reading

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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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Editing an Anthology

Nicole Murphy shares with us her experiences and insights while editing In Fabula-divino.               I love editing. I’d not edited for a number of years (since The Outcast and Issue 25 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, … 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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Pitching Opportunity at National SF Convention

The busy team of organisers for Conflux 9, Australia’s national SF Con, 2013 have announced the program. It’s an extra long convention because Anzac Day fell on the Thursday, so the Con runs, Thursday 25th April through Sunday 28th. You … 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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Felicity makes the Final Three of the Text YA Fiction Competition

We’re doing a Squee! for Felicity, regular ROR blog reader and guest poster. (See Fel’s post on using research to give authenticity to your writing. She talks about her time on the tall ship and a balloon ride). Felicity (writing … Continue reading

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A short story competition for writers of mysteries

Since I began interviewing spec fic writers I’ve noticed that many of them also write mysteries*. I think the world building needed to write SF or fantasy is similiar in some ways to the world building needed to craft a … 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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