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Writing Skills & English

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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Writing Flash Fiction

How short is flash fiction? Compelling enough to read on a smart phone. Brilliant enough to keep your attention on the bus. Say, under a thousand words. Read and discuss international examples of short short fiction, do some writing exercises, rewrite and edit the stories you’ve started. Discuss further editing and reading and where your short fiction might be published. SUGGESTED READING John Dufresne, Flash! Writing the Very Short Story, Norton. Tara L Masih, ed, Field Guide to... [More]
$88 Limited inc GST / $79
Writing Flash Fiction

<p>How short is flash fiction? Compelling enough to read on a smart phone. Brilliant enough to keep your attention on the bus. Say, under a thousand words. Read and discuss international examples of

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Short Story Writing – You Can Write!

Writing short stories is exciting and satisfying. Find your literary voice and develop your own style while learning the art of writing. An introduction to the main genres and the techniques. COURSE OUTLINE Each week explores a genre and aspects of writing with an opportunity to write during the class, to share your writing and participate in discussions about writing. General introduction into writing and how to write effectively and affectively. This week introduces the main... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Short Story Writing – You Can Write!

<p>Writing short stories is exciting and satisfying. Find your literary voice and develop your own style while learning the art of writing. An introduction to the main genres and the techniques.<br/>

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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. COURSE OUTLINE Welcome and introductions Revision: example pages from the edited typescripts ‘Jung at Heart’ and 'Glimmer of Gold' Exercise 1: Copy edit the selection of news headlines and billboard... [More]
$132 Limited inc GST / $119
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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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]
$219 Limited inc GST / $197
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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Scriptwriting For Everyone

If you have a story you want to tell as a script – TV, film, stage, radio – fact or fiction – you need a functional skeleton. Discuss and test important principles for building and shaping your scripts, including developing the characters' emotional sub-texts, as well as the visible goals and plot quests that the characters carry forward in the surface text. Hone your script writing by bringing your developing drafts to life in a safe, confidential, exciting group reading process.... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Scriptwriting For Everyone

<p>If you have a story you want to tell as a script – TV, film, stage, radio – fact or fiction – you need a functional skeleton. Discuss and test important principles for building and shaping your

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Survive and Thrive as an Editor

Make an informed decision about whether self-employment as an editor is for you. The course is in six sections: ‘Being a Self-employed Editor’, ‘Sourcing Work’, ‘Standards, Societies and Courses’, ‘Setting Up as a Self-employed Editor’, ‘Editing on Screen and for the Web’ and ‘Working Effectively’. Discover invaluable tips for finding work; useful techniques for preparing a business plan, costing, quoting and invoicing; and what other freelancers do. If I can survive and thrive –... [More]
$132 Limited inc GST / $119
Survive and Thrive as an Editor

<p>Make an informed decision about whether self-employment as an editor is for you. The course is in six sections: ‘Being a Self-employed Editor’, ‘Sourcing Work’, ‘Standards, Societies and Courses’,

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Breakthrough Writing

What do you do when you are longing for a breakthrough in your writing that never comes? Using visualisation, creative mapping and other techniques learn how to escape your habitual hum-drum and access ways of bringing a new dynamism into your writing. If you are stuck at the beginning, middle or end, not sure where you are going or just want to give your writing a good shake up, this course is for you! COURSE OUTLINE Breaking Through to the Essence of Your Writing - 
Setting... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Breakthrough Writing

<p>What do you do when you are longing for a breakthrough in your writing that never comes? Using visualisation, creative mapping and other techniques learn how to escape your habitual hum-drum and

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves and to others, we leave a legacy behind that will last beyond all the minor and major loves, losses and learnings of our one lifetime.... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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