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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.

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First Words - Online Class

First Words - Online Class

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]
$199 Limited GST free / $179
First Words - Online Class

<p>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

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Make A Living From Your Book

Make A Living From Your Book

You’ve published a book or have one on the horizon, now what? In this informative class you will be shown how to get your book to as many global readers as possible AND make a living from it. With a focus on ebooks and paperback online sales, you will learn all about book promotion, the significance of Amazon pricing, reviews and ratings, and tricks and tips to get onto Amazon’s bestseller lists – just as tutor Christina Larmer has done. A finished book is not essential but a... [More]
$155 Limited GST free / $140
Make A Living From Your Book

<p>You’ve published a book or have one on the horizon, now what?</p><p>In this informative class you will be shown how to get your book to as many global readers as possible AND make a living from it.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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]
$112 Limited inc GST / $101
The Art Of Travel Writing

<p>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. </p><p>In this workshop we will look at the important

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

First Words Advanced - Online Class

First Words Advanced - Online Class

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 & theory, while learning how to develop our stories. We will use constructive feedback, establish a regular home writing practice, understand the role of the inner critic and touch on research toward... [More]

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Self Publish Your Own Books With Amazon

Self Publish Your Own Books With Amazon

Thinking of writing a book or have a memoir in your hard drive? Want to see it published one day? Then DIY! Thanks to sites like Amazon, it’s easier than ever to self-publish your own stories online as ebooks and paperbacks. In this introductory course, the Amazon best-selling author of twelve books will provide a general overview of how to use Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace to turn a Word manuscript into a book you can sell online or show off to friends. Learn about... [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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Blogging Bootcamp

Blogging Bootcamp

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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Mind, Body, Book!

Mind, Body, Book!

Now is the perfect time to knuckle down and write that book. In this unique course, two very different published authors – a psychologist and an editor – unite to help you free your inner storyteller and finish that book. We look at the ins and outs of writing and what’s really holding you back, from the subconscious (ego, fear, doubt) to the practical (time management, structure, technique). We also explore the legacy and psychology of storytelling and ask, who owns your story?... [More]

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Constructive Book Editing

Constructive Book Editing

You’ve got a few chapters or a full manuscript but the story’s not reading right. In this hands-on class we look at how to restructure your book to make it so much better. From dynamic opening/closing sentences to plot, pace, characterisation and conflict, this is NOT about punctuation and grammar, it’s about outline, structure and getting your story straight. Includes writing tools and exercises, but sharing your writing aloud is NOT essential. This two-day course is all about... [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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