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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]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
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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$158 Limited inc GST / $142
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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Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and visualisation techniques, sense immersion, mind mapping, scrapbooking, word play, mind photography, image collecting, and more. Be prepared for mess, chaos, colour, texture, movement, music, sound, as we open all the senses to the deliciousness of creative play. All genres welcome. COURSE... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

<p>Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and

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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]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
Japanese Poetry: Haiku Ginko - Writing Zen

<p>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 (

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Structural (Substantive) Editing

Whereas copy editors feather dust the typescript, structural (substantive) editors refurbish it. Learn what structural editors do; discuss the nature, proportions, elements and arrangement of any publication; brainstorm ways to structure an unstructured book; identify the text and non-text elements of two similar books; reorder a group of paragraphs and the entries in a table of contents; suggest ways to structurally improve a school newsletter and a magazine article; and learn to... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Structural (Substantive) Editing

<p>Whereas copy editors feather dust the typescript, structural (substantive) editors refurbish it. Learn what structural editors do; discuss the nature, proportions, elements and arrangement of any

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Journal & Memoir Writing

There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing that best reflect your thoughts and experiences and which will make for useful reading and future satisfying reflections. COURSE OUTLINE Read and review and analyse model examples of a variety of journal and memoir styles Unpack writing styles – examining tone, tense, use of imagery and... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Journal & Memoir Writing

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Journal & Memoir Writing

<p>There is an art to journal and memoir writing that lifts it from the banal to the sublime. Spend a day learning how to write meaningful and creative journals and memoirs. Explore styles of writing

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Edit and Proofread These Too!

Editors need to practise applying their skills in both editing and proofreading. In this intermediate-level session, you learn to become more confident and improve your eye for detail. We complete editing exercises in the morning and proofreading exercises in the afternoon. NOTE: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included. COURSE OUTLINE 9.15am: Welcome and introductions Editing 9.30am – 9.45am: Revision: example pages... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Edit and Proofread These Too!

<p>Editors need to practise applying their skills in both editing and proofreading. In this intermediate-level session, you learn to become more confident and improve your eye for detail. We complete

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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]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
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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Introduction to Creative Writing

Explore the technical and artistic skills of creative writing across the three major genres of writing! This course will introduce styles, structures, techniques and give opportunities to study examples as well as to start writing for yourself. Suitable for novice writers wishing to learn more and is also suitable for those looking to polish their skills to write for competitions or publication. SUGGESTED READING Studying Poetry, Barry Spurr, MacMillan, 1997 The Cambridge... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Introduction to Creative Writing

<p>Explore the technical and artistic skills of creative writing across the three major genres of writing! This course will introduce styles, structures, techniques and give opportunities to study

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Grammar for Writers

As any wordsmith knows, grammar forms the foundation for writing success. This unique course, focused on the twelve sentence templates, reveals how to draft and craft any grammatically correct sentence, whether plain and lucid or thrilling and forceful. On completing this course, students, professionals, and writers of every skill and status will have enhanced their sentential potential, while mastering the art of stringing words together to produce sophisticated sentences –... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Grammar for Writers

<p>As any wordsmith knows, grammar forms the foundation for writing success. This unique course, focused on the twelve sentence templates, reveals how to draft and craft any grammatically correct

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