October 13


02:30 pm - 05:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Meeting Room 1B

Ground floor, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101

Writing Fight Scenes Featuring Women with Aiki Flinthart

With more and more ‘strong’ female protagonists appearing in genre fiction, it is essential for authors to know how to write authentic fight scenes for them – be it arguments or fisticuffs. Writing what you see in movies won’t cut it because a real fight isn’t like what’s on screen. Use this workshop to learn not only how to write scenes that feel, sound, taste and smell real to the reader, but to understand the differences between how men and women fight – and how they react, physiologically and psychologically, before, during and after the event. Demonstration weapons include live-edge swords, wooden weapons, longbow, throwing knives and a toy plastic gun. 

NOTE: Only Aiki will be handling the weapons.


Workshop for all levels. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Aiki Flinthart

Aiki has practised martial arts for over 15 years, plus knife-throwing and archery. She has published eight novels in the fantasy/urban fantasy genres and one romance, and has another trilogy coming out in 2019. She has been shortlisted in the Aurealis awards and the Writers of the Future awards. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Queensland Writers Centre is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.

  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.

  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.

  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

 What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

The venue runs quite a cool air-conditioning system so we advise bringing a jacket, jumper or cardigan with you.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at:

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at


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