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Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? But importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help? Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers (both amateur and professional) feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to... [More]

Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

Some people wonder how to begin to write. But nobody ever wonders how to begin to walk. If you combined those two things, and let your hand move the way your legs are moving, it is easy. A haiku (a Japanese form of short poem) captures a moment in nature. It is a doorway to Zen practice – it’s a way to write what you know. A ginko is a walk in nature, during which your writing hand keeps moving just like your legs. Whatever sights, sounds and smells you experience can transform... [More]
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Survival Kit for Investors

Assuming you have basic tax, super and share investment knowledge, this course explores, objectively, many difficult issues faced by modern-day investors. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included. COURSE OUTLINE What are the pros and cons in investing in direct shares Vs managed funds Vs index funds Vs separately managed funds? How do we manage our loans comprehensively and effectively? When should I adopt negative... [More]
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How To Retire In Style Successfully

Learn from an experienced financial planner proven ways to accumulate wealth for retirement, and the legislative opportunities available for people prior to transitioning into retirement. Cover strategies on how to build a tax free income stream in retirement, explore your options and, if applicable, improve your eligibility for Age Pension benefits. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included. COURSE OUTLINE Goals... [More]
How To Retire In Style Successfully
$104 GST free / $94
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Construction of English: Phrases, Clauses, Sentences and Paragraphs

Once we know the nine parts of speech, we can successfully construct phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs. If we can’t identify the subject, verb/s and predicate or distinguish a statement from a question, how can we write eloquently by manipulating the elements of English? Come and discover easy ways to solve the common problems that professional writers and editors encounter, by systematically studying each element of English and completing four exercises. Please bring a... [More]
Construction of English: Phrases, Clauses, Sentences and Paragraphs
$119 inc GST / $107
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Synopsis Writing: Wowing them with your Synopsis and Logline

Ask any publisher/producer – it’s your logline and synopsis that determines whether your book or script gets read, but the process of writing a scintillating summary of your work is difficult. Nowadays, writing coaches ask writers to draft a logline and synopsis before they start work, as it helps to anchor the writing process. Whether you’re starting or finishing your writing, come learn the art and science of synopsis writing. COURSE OUTLINE 9.30-11.00am – First session: The... [More]
Synopsis Writing: Wowing them with your Synopsis and Logline
$119 inc GST / $107
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The Magic of Mah Jong

Mah Jong originated in China in the late 19th century, but some of its principles go back to early Chinese philosophy. These principles and the beauty of the playing tiles themselves make Mah Jong a game that, once learned, never becomes boring. Based on the international rules, as defined by the British Mah Jong Association – lots of fun, with easy-to-learn basics, but enough challenges to keep advanced students improving for a lifetime! Please bring your own Mah Jong set. [More]
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Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

It has been said that there’s a book in all of us. Some of us write manuscripts but decide to leave them well alone at the bottom of a drawer. Others amongst us persevere and work to become published and self-published authors. This course looks at the strong but capricious writing urge, the mysterious transformation of a manuscript into a book, e-book or article and the Way of the self-publisher, offering practical tips from beginning to end. If you have ever wanted to write and... [More]
Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know
$216 inc GST / $194
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Property Styling for Living & Selling

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your house and its contents and just don’t know where to start or simply looking to update, replan and add value to your property, then this workshop is for you. Styling your property is not about a full interior design project, but about making a difference to your home on a reasonable budget. Don’t become paralysed by the number of choices available in colour, furnishings or accessories – whether you are working with your existing home contents... [More]
Property Styling for Living & Selling
$104 inc GST / $94
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