NEXT MEETING: 12pm SUNDAY 22nd November, 2020 (online meeting).
The Infinitas Writers Group
We're a Sydney-based group of science fiction and fantasy writers who review each other's work so we can improve as writers. We include authors who are self-published, traditionally published, and those still on their publishing journey.
We are looking for writers who are serious about getting published: if you've done courses, and/or read a lot of materials on how to write, and/or shared and critiqued work with writing communities, and/or have submitted work to editors, publishers or agents, then come along to one of our meetings so that you can see how we work.
If you're a beginner, or just writing as a hobby and showing work to family and friends, you might find a community writers group more suited to your needs. Check out the links below:
Note: Meetings will be online only until further notice.
Each meeting, we post stories to our online forum for review. Members upload their comments on the stories, and then attend a meeting at the Shakespeare Hotel for further discussion.
Meetings are held at noon on the fourth Sunday of each second month (check this page or the forum for details; note that we are no longer monthly). We have lunch on arrival, then discuss the posted stories. Meetings can be as short as an hour or longer than three hours.
This is a cooperative group, so each month that you post a story, you must also read and critique other members' stories and attend that month's meeting. However, if you don't post a story, you are still very welcome to read and review stories and attend meetings. If you're nervous about reviewing stories, then have a look at other people's critiques. Giving constructive feedback is a skill that writers need to learn, because it makes them better writers.
While we don't expect new members to be Writer of the Year, we do have minimum expectations for story quality.
If you register an account on the forum, you will be able to read other people's stories and post your own comments. However, you will not be able to post your own story until you attend at least one meeting. Then, the admin can grant you full access.
When you post a story, follow the posting rules, note the word limits, and post by the deadlines listed.
Note that the forum is periodically purged of old posts and idle accounts, so save anything you wish to keep.
Note: We are an inclusive group with diverse members. Please be respectful of others. Members who cannot abide by this rule will be asked to leave.
If you have questions then you can reach us via our contact form.