Writers usually write to be read. As most writers know finding readers is the difficult part. The market for published Australian works is quite small and hard to break into, in spite of the many accomplished fiction writers there are.
It is also true that writers need practice and encouragement in order to improve their skills. This blog is an experiment in creating an online writing Group. It has been set up to act as a central place from which anyone who wishes to can have a personal writing blog attached. It isn't intended to link to blogs which have been created for other purposes. I have attached a couple to demonstrate what I mean. My plan is that each of us create and maintain our own blog, which we post to, and allow comment on.
I started out with the idea of using this to collect short stories together, but I think there is definitely room for poets or writers of other short pieces.
We can, if we choose, put together a print publication once a year. That might be a matter for discussion later on, if the online group works and enough writing comes into being.
Anyone who needs help creating a blog just email me. It's very simple, it's free, and you can use the same username and password that you create for your blog to add comments to one another's writing. I think comment should be open, and not anonymous.
Last, but not least, it might be fun to get together sometimes to eat and drink and talk.