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Write Your Book in a Weekend

Do you have a book inside you desperate to get out? Are you an expert in your field but need a book to reach more people? Learn everything you need to know to write your book in one weekend. Write your synopsis, chapter outline, and first chapter. Learn how to approach a publisher and set up a timetable for regular weekend writing that will see you with a draft manuscript in 3-6 months. All genres, all levels of experience welcome. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Write Your Book in a Weekend

<p>Do you have a book inside you desperate to get out? Are you an expert in your field but need a book to reach more people? Learn everything you need to know to write your book in one weekend. Write

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The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You discuss the stages of book production, the terms used in publishing, the proofreader’s responsibilities, the differences between copy editing and proofreading, the parts of a double-age spread, printers' type gauges, and a case study. Please bring a red, blue and green pen; a ruler; a bottle... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
The Perils of Proofreading: An Introduction to Proofreading

<p>Working with a range of real-life sample proofs, you learn the basics of proofreading, how to apply the standard proofreading marks and how to prevent worst-case scenarios from occurring. You

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Be A Poet – Introduction to Poetry Writing

This short course will introduce you to both the techniques and genres of poetry to unpack styles and approaches to writing poetry. Focus will be on writing poetry in a variety of genres and upon a number of subjects to find your ‘voice’ and style; so come along and learn how to ‘be a poet’. SUGGESTED READING Studying Poetry, Barry Spurr, 1997, Macmillan Education Pty Ltd Poetry an introduction Michael Myer, 2004/2007/2010/2013, Bedford/St Martins COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Be A Poet – Introduction to Poetry Writing

<p>This short course will introduce you to both the techniques and genres of poetry to unpack styles and approaches to writing poetry. Focus will be on writing poetry in a variety of genres and upon a

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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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Writing to Transform Your Life

Always wanted to write what your life is all about? This course will give you the skills to record your individual experiences into a creative literary form. Each session will explore a different theme from our lives e.g. relationships, memory. You will learn how to identify and use elements of creative writing style. You will enjoy watching your creativity expand and receive positive feedback in a relaxed workshop environment. COURSE OUTLINE Observing what is there. Relationships.... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Writing to Transform Your Life

<p>Always wanted to write what your life is all about? This course will give you the skills to record your individual experiences into a creative literary form. Each session will explore a different

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Speed Reading

Are you overwhelmed with the amount you want or need to read? Do you understand what you read and do you remember it? Learn the keys to speed reading and how to recall what you have read. Find out what causes us to read slowly, how to assess yourself and what reading exercises to perform to improve comprehension along with speed. Bring an easy book. Note: There will be short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a break for lunch – lunch is NOT included COURSE OUTLINE Determine... [More]
$119 Limited GST free / $107
Speed Reading

<p>Are you overwhelmed with the amount you want or need to read? Do you understand what you read and do you remember it? Learn the keys to speed reading and how to recall what you have read. Find

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When Telling a Good Story is Not Enough: The Art of Citing and Referencing Sources

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Have you ever come across information in a history that has no source? Or tried to trace a footnote only to find it either doesn’t exist, or makes no reference to the information? Or found a citation that was garbled or so abbreviated it was meaningless? Had trouble distinguishing between information and interpretation? In this age of ‘fake news’, this session will... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
When Telling a Good Story is Not Enough: The Art of Citing and Referencing Sources

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Have you ever come

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Writing Ghost Stories

Like mysteries, ghost stories are structured in two layers: the origin story and the discovery story, leading to particularly interesting challenges in structuring your transformative event, whilst building on revelations through repetition. We will look at different types of ghost stories, depending on the intention of the ghost, impacting on mood, and aim to create stories suitable for adults, and perhaps a spooky tale for younger readers. Students will need to bring a pen and... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
Writing Ghost Stories

<p>Like mysteries, ghost stories are structured in two layers: the origin story and the discovery story, leading to particularly interesting challenges in structuring your transformative event, whilst

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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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