Where do writers write?

At the Queensland Writers Centre in the Queensland State Library of course!

After the shock of landing from Cairns to find the temperature was 17 degrees on Friday, with a wind chill factor taking it even lower, I have to give Brisbane credit for turning on a glorious spring day yesterday.

As I walked over the Kurilpa Bridge to the QWC venue on Southbank I realised that sometime in the last fifteen years Brisbane has blossomed into a city with style. Along the South Brisbane stretch of the river the only evidence of last year’s floods is the twisted mangroves clinging to the banks. The cultural precinct once again looks suitably smug and self-satisfied.

A wonderful diverse group of writers, at all stages of the writing journey, joined me for the day. There were plenty of laughs, loads of questions and fascinating insights into their imaginations. I love the way one photograph can spark so many different ideas.

Thanks ladies, and Brodie (our lone brave man), for sharing so generously. All the very best with your writing! Look forward to hearing of your publishing successes 🙂

And remember to lock the dates for GenreCon into your diaries!


5 thoughts on “Where do writers write?

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  2. Sandy, it was a lovely group and QWC does a fantastic job of promoting writers and the craft of writing. They were running another workshop on Saturday as well as mine!

    Hope you have fun on that sandy cay 🙂 It is a glorious spring day again.

  3. Yes, we’ve actually had spring down here for a couple of days after summer put in a brief warning that she is on her way.

    That looks like a lovely, cozy class, all inspired and enthusiastic.

    As for where do writers write? Today I believe it will be on a sand cay somewhere around North Stradbroke island. :))

    Ciao, bella.

  4. Thank you Helene for a wonderful and informative workshop. You are a true writing inspiration and I hope I can take more classes with you in the future. Thank you so much, Sha

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