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Blogging your Interest: Share your Passion with the World

Turn your passion into an engaging blog that attracts readers from around the world. Grasp the basics of setting up a blog saving you weeks of research and frustration. Learn the tips, tricks and successful tactics behind creating and updating a blog, how to stay motivated and where to find inspiration. Get an overview of the essential free blogging tools that help you make your blog look great, track visitors, promote your blog, including on social media. Learn time saving... [More]
Blogging your Interest: Share your Passion with the World
$70 inc GST / $63
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Blogging your Interest: Share your Passion with the World
$70 inc GST / $63
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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]
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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]
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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
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Perfect Punctuation

Good writers and editors have zero tolerance for the ‘comma splice’, the ‘run-on sentence’ and the 'greengrocer’s apostrophe'. When would a semi-colon be better than a full stop? Should we use a question mark after every question? When is a colon – not a dash – correct? What about ‘quotemarks’ (and parentheses/solidi)? An elliptical statement ...? Come and learn easy ways to solve common punctuation problems, complete three exercises and make the meaning clear on the first read!... [More]
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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]
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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]
Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!
$138 inc GST / $124
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Edit This! An Introduction to Copy Editing

Ever wondered what copy editors do? They’re the invisible menders who bring documents to an acceptable standard for publication and prevent embarrassing errors from occurring. Their roles include refurbishment, vacuuming and feather dusting. Come along and learn how copy editors add value to books and other publications, and complete five exercises. Both aspiring and practising editors are welcome! Please bring a blue, red and green pen; a bottle of correction fluid; a ruler; a... [More]
Edit This! An Introduction to Copy Editing
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Writing Love Stories: Sweet and Sour

We need relationships and emotions at the heart of our stories or they are mere sounding brass. In this workshop participants will develop a love story by investigating the many fruits of love, both sweet and sour: Just what, according to the Greeks, is love? And how can these aspects be seen, in light and in shadow? Who are the characters? Where and when and why do they love each other? What gets in the way? What romantic tropes can be incorporated? What existing plots can we... [More]
Writing Love Stories: Sweet and Sour
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