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Writing courses and workshops available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Writing plays a key role across all our lives – from scribbling a shopping list to filling out a job application.

At Byron Community College, brush up on your everyday or business writing skills or explore exciting new worlds of creativity with words.

Learn to craft better essays, create your first novel or begin your own engaging blog through our wide-range of writing short courses and workshops.

Whether for work or pleasure, find the writing course for you.

Finish That Novel

Finish That Novel

If you’ve been struggling to complete that memoir, novel or non-fiction book, it may be time to rethink your approach to writing. Using examples from our greatest writers, the author of 21 books offers proven tools and tips to restructure your time, workspace, words and inner-critic, to complete the first draft and get that book done! A fun, conversational workshop for anyone hoping to get to ‘The End’. What to bring Pen and paper Important information Once your enrolment is... [More]

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First Words 1

First Words 1

Though spellbinding in its effects, creative writing itself isn’t magical. Whether you’ve always wanted to write and not known where to start, or just want to start scribbling, we’ll make a beginning. Take a peep at attitudes affecting creativity and at what stops us writing. We’ll then plunge headlong into sorting story ideas, exploring characters, description and dialogue, learning how to give feedback, and revising and editing. This is a creative writing course for anyone... [More]

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The Art of Research (for your next book)

The Art of Research (for your next book)

The Art of Research is both fun and inspiring. The basis for most great stories lies in the unique details; correct facts that are adequately researched and not just accepted from other people’s writings or assumed knowledge. It will provide gems that will make your book stand out and enrich the plot, storyline and characters. In this course you will learn how to carry out professional research as a creative writer. It will teach you all the do’s and don’ts, the tricks and rules,... [More]

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Creative Memoir Writing

Creative Memoir Writing

Every one of us has a collection of unique personal stories. Regardless of whether you think your life has been pretty ordinary, or wildly exciting. In this course you will learn how to bring alive in writing the stories only you can tell. What to bring Notebook, journal or paper pen Refreshments Feedback from Past Students “Thoroughly inspiring & enjoyable.” Kerrie Ferguson “This was a great course to get me started on my writing life. Great topics and sharing.” Michelle Pery... [More]

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The Art Of Travel Writing

The Art Of Travel Writing

Are you working on a story that includes travelling? Or do you dream about writing that great travel novel? Then this course is for you. In this workshop we will look at the important elements of creating captivating travelling stories. We will look at the different types of writing styles for your travel and we will dig into uncovering and clarifying your own travelling voice and style. Once you know your voice and style it’s easier to pen down your story. The workshop includes... [More]

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Self-Publishing Overview

Self-Publishing Overview

Keen to publish a book? In this relaxed, introductory course, the author of 21 books—both traditionally and self-published—takes you through some options available for indie authors, from big publishers to DIY sites, with a focus on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (where you format your own eBooks and paperbacks). We’ll also look at literary agents, editors, cover design, barcodes, author bios and online marketing. What to bring Pen and paper Your email log in details and... [More]

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Writing For Wellbeing

Writing For Wellbeing

Writing is expressive, it clarifies and releases thoughts and feelings, it can relieve stress, it is playful and we can discover meaning in our experiences. Writing is a powerful act of creative nourishment. Annie is a writer, qualified counsellor and writing for wellbeing facilitator. She gently encourages personal exploration and the unlocking of creativity, through a wide variety of themes and short, creative free-writing exercises. Whether you have never written before or want... [More]

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First Words Advanced

First Words Advanced

If you enjoy writing and would like to explore it further in a supportive and creative environment where ideas flourish, join us. Whether you want to develop the process of short story writing, or larger projects, this course will be invaluable. Together we will delve into technique and theory, while learning how to develop our stories. We will use constructive feedback, understand the role of the inner critic and touch on research toward publication. What to bring Pen and paper... [More]

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Make Money Writing For Online - Online Class

Make Money Writing For Online - Online Class

There’s so many opportunities to make money as a freelance writer for online and social media. In this course you will learn... The fundamentals of writing for online and social How to create great story ideas that will be picked up How to construct compelling articles with killer headlines How to pitch stories and where to get freelance work from How much you should ask for your work Who is it for? Freelance writers or for people who want to be Content writers for blogs, articles,... [More]

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Blogging Bootcamp - Online Class

Blogging Bootcamp - Online Class

Let’s take your blog to the next level! Learn how to create and run an international, professional and captivating blog that impresses. Join professional blogger, writer and art designer, Louise Sommer, and learn the ropes of creating a great blog; from the visual design to writing, the content, structure, branding and getting the word out! Professional blogging demands great content, a visually inviting and pleasing look – all created through careful planning, clear product... [More]

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