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Creative Writing

Creative writing can be taught just like any other art form. Even those who already possess considerable creative writing skills can benefit from the structure of a class. Our creative writing classes in Sydney are in the Central Business District, right where the action is. We aim for convenience with nearby public transport and a building that is fully equipped and disabled accessible. Our classes are offered Monday through Sunday, yes Sunday, day and evenings. We offer exceptional prices and a relaxing environment with friendly tutors who encourage a positive social community with no pressure or stress in learning. Our goal is to promote lifelong learning among adults.

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Artful Deceptions - The Mechanics of Fiction

Virginia Woolf once famously pondered, “Why should a real chair be better than an imaginary elephant?” This course confronts works of literature across time and contexts to consider the truth-telling force of representation in all its peculiarity. We’ll sit Homer beside Hamsun and question the voice of God, ask Joyce if characters can ever really ‘exist,’ and understand how Flaubert’s cat can yawn for as long as a sunset. Good fiction is magical, but it’s more sleight-of-hand than... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Artful Deceptions - The Mechanics of Fiction

<p>Virginia Woolf once famously pondered, “Why should a real chair be better than an imaginary elephant?” This course confronts works of literature across time and contexts to consider the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of your work will be reviewed). All writing welcome – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, scripts. Bring six copies of your work to be reviewed – these copies will be returned to you after each session. Over the two sessions, writing concepts from A through to Z will be used to inspire you as a... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

<p>Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Post Cards From Your Life

Why should post cards only be for tourists? We have many moments in our everyday life that are worth reporting on. Using the form of the postcard, we shall capture moments from the present or past to write about moments in our lives that were special and memorable. Through reflecting in our writing, we shall capture the richness in everyday moments. Student will be required to bring a photo of a special time(s) in their life for this course. COURSE OUTLINE The concept of the... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Post Cards From Your Life

<p>Why should post cards only be for tourists? We have many moments in our everyday life that are worth reporting on. Using the form of the postcard, we shall capture moments from the present or past

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Story Writing: From Original Idea to Polished Story

Writing stories is very exciting and satisfying – but how to find that idea and make it sound original? How to write it in a fresh and engaging manner? How to edit and polish it so that the finished story ‘works’ as a piece of literature? This course explores all this and more – learn to write stories that will satisfy you, the writer, and your readers. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Story Writing: From Original Idea to Polished Story

<p>Writing stories is very exciting and satisfying – but how to find that idea and make it sound original? How to write it in a fresh and engaging manner? How to edit and polish it so that the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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]
$153 Limited inc GST / $138
Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!

<p>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/

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Nine Parts of Speech

Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link them with conjunctions, connectives and prepositions; and add emphasis by using interjections. Discover easy ways to solve the common problems that professional writers and editors encounter. We systematically study each part of speech and complete three exercises. Please bring a blue, red... [More]
$136 Limited inc GST / $122
The Nine Parts of Speech

<p>Anyone who wants to draft good sentences has to know the building blocks of the English language. We decide on the ‘content’ parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs; link

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your amibition. SUGGESTED READING Bruce Welsh Guide to book production Irina Dunn The Writers' Guide Editors Successful Self-Publishing (Hale & Ironmonger) Dan Poynter The Self-Publishing Manual John Kremer 1001 Ways to Market Your Books COURSE OUTLINE Students should bring writing materials... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Successful Self-publishing - What You Need To Know

<p>If you have ever wanted to write and publish your own book, family history, anthology or ebook but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you towards achieving your

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The A to Z of Creative Writing

Whatever you’re writing – a letter to the editor, a farewell speech, poetry, prose, memoir, fact or fiction – your words will always have more zing if they are generated from a creative space. Some people are born with this creative flair but it can be taught and it is never too late to learn. [More]
$0 Limited
The A to Z of Creative Writing

Whatever you’re writing – a letter to the editor, a farewell speech, poetry, prose, memoir, fact or fiction – your words will always have more zing if they are generated from a creative space. Some

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Writing Your Travels

How can you turn memorable travel experiences into the written word? Traveller and author Jan Cornall has been writing memoir, short stories and articles for a number of years based on her travels in SE Asia. Whether you want to write in the short or long form, in this workshop she will show you how to use the literary techniques of creative nonfiction to bring your travel story to life. Voice, setting, character, and the quest of the narrator/traveller, are all important elements... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Writing Your Travels

<p>How can you turn memorable travel experiences into the written word? Traveller and author Jan Cornall has been writing memoir, short stories and articles for a number of years based on her travels

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Creative Writing Laboratory

The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or rediscover your own writing voice, whilst learning more about structure and style. If you wish, there will be opportunities to read your work to the group for feedback. COURSE OUTLINE Clarify your idea by drafting tagline, logline and synopsis (and a poem). Strengthen your writing via... [More]
$222 Limited inc GST / $200
The Creative Writing Laboratory

<p>The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.