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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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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]
$210 Limited inc GST / $189
Constructive Book Editing

<p>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/

...

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

First Words Advanced

First Words Advanced

Join others who love the inner connection fostered by the writing life to find support, ideas and commitment. We’ll explore the process of short story writing, or larger projects, including research towards publication. We’ll delve into technique and theory, learn how to develop our stories, give constructive feedback and understand the role of the inner critic. Participants will also be supported to establish a regular writing practice at home. What to bring Pen and paper... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
First Words Advanced

<p>Join others who love the inner connection fostered by the writing life to find support, ideas and commitment. We’ll explore the process of short story writing, or larger projects, including

...

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

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]
$112 Limited inc GST / $101
The Art of Research (for your next book)

<p>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

...

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

Paths To Self-Publishing

Paths To Self-Publishing

Want to see your story in print? In this introductory course, editor and author of 13 books, Christina, takes you through the options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers to DIY sites that enable you to turn a Word manuscript into a digital book you can sell online or show off to friends. You’ll also learn about cover design, ISBNs, keywords, bios and online marketing. Basic understanding of computers essential. What to bring Pen and paper Your email log in... [More]
$210 Limited inc GST / $189
Paths To Self-Publishing

<p>Want to see your story in print? In this introductory course, editor and author of 13 books, Christina, takes you through the options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers to DIY

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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.

Mind, Body, Book!

Mind, Body, Book!

Writing involves the head, the heart and some hard yakka, and 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]
$150 Limited inc GST / $135
Mind, Body, Book!

<p>Writing involves the head, the heart and some hard yakka, and in this unique course, two very different published authors – a psychologist and an editor unite to help you free your inner

...

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

Writing For Wellbeing - Level 2

Writing For Wellbeing - Level 2

Dive deeply into a follow-up day of creative writing for wellbeing. Annie Barrett is passionate about writing and an experienced counsellor and group facilitator. She guides you with a smorgasbord of simple creative writing exercises to discover the tender and profound in your writing. Play with writing, reflect, be inspired and enriched. A writing for wellbeing day for those who have completed a ‘writing for wellbeing’ workshop with Annie Barrett. What to bring Pen and paper Own... [More]

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

Blogging For Beginners FSK3

Blogging For Beginners FSK3

Create a professional blog to increase your public profile and expand your audience. Create content that engages, educates, entertains and offers the escape your target audience is looking for. Your blog is an essential component of your digital matrix and imprint. Walk away with your content calendar and a free functional blog that runs while you holiday. Basic computer skills required. What to bring Notepad and pen Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)

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

First Words FSK3

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]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)

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

Make A Living From Your Book FSK3

Make A Living From Your Book FSK3

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]

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

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