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Writing Skills courses available on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Enrol online today.

If you love writing and want to improve your skills, network with other writers, and get personal guidance from a professional trainer then enrolling in a writing class at Northern Beaches Community College is the thing to do. Whether it be stories, fiction, blogs or biographies we have the course for you. The wonderful thing about writing is you are only restricted by your imagination. Our courses offer a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

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Your Book - How to Do It

Make your dream of writing a book, fiction or non-fiction, a reality. This course teaches you how to achieve that goal. Whether you plan to write a novel or a family history, it will provide the strong foundation you need. About the Tutor In a writing career spanning more than 40 years, Saul Lockhart has been a foreign correspondent and editor, based in Hong Kong. He has participated as the author, editor or project manager in 26 book projects, ranging from corporate histories to... [More]
$120 Limited inc GST / $108
Your Book - How to Do It

<p>Make your dream of writing a book, fiction or non-fiction, a reality. This course teaches you how to achieve that goal. Whether you plan to write a novel or a family history, it will provide the

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

Creative Journal Writing

This course is based on the Journal to the Self structured journal writing program of which Linda is a Certified instructor Creative Journal Writing is a powerful yet easy way to live life more deeply and creatively. It’s an easy, fun, and creative way to reflect onand explore life. It takes as little or as much time as we want and canbe done anywhere for the cost of pen and paper (or on your computer if you prefer). Personal writing or journal writing is proven to be good for both... [More]
$137 Limited inc GST / $123.30
Creative Journal Writing

<p>This course is based on the Journal to the Self structured journal writing program of which Linda is a Certified instructor<br/>Creative Journal Writing is a powerful yet easy way to live life

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Writing a Short Story

This workshop provides students with an understanding of all aspects of writing short stories in various genres. All styles and viewpoints contained within the short story form will be discussed. Through a series of Creative Writing exercises, students will explore different approaches to writing a short story. The following will be discussed within the workshop: Becoming a Writer – how writers work and how to develop creativity and discipline. Narrator- Point of View – who’s... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST / $54
Writing a Short Story

<p>This workshop provides students with an understanding of all aspects of writing short stories in various genres. All styles and viewpoints contained within the short story form will be discussed.

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

Self - Publish A Book For Beginners

Ready to take your story to the world? This workshop will give you the tools, advice, and resources you need to publish your very own book. We discuss: - goals rights websites design formatting distribution launching marketing finances We consider ebooks, print runs and print-on-demand books. We look behind the scenes with a case study book and learn how to use a distribution platform to get international exposure for your book. If you’re interested in self-publishing but don’t... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Self - Publish A Book For Beginners

<p>Ready to take your story to the world? This workshop will give you the tools, advice, and resources you need to publish your very own book. <br/>We discuss: <br/> - goals </p><ul><li>rights </li>

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

Character Challenge: Diversity Masterclass

An inclusive world celebrates diversity in all its forms. You can help accelerate social change through your stories! In this class we will discuss how to expand ‘the default character’ into characters who non-offensively differ in gender, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion, racial heritage, and other aspects of identity. Challenge tropes, cultural markers, intersectionality, and stereotypes. Benefit from group and individual exercises that will show you how to write... [More]
$40 Limited inc GST / $36
Character Challenge: Diversity Masterclass

<p>An inclusive world celebrates diversity in all its forms. You can help accelerate social change through your stories! In this class we will discuss how to expand ‘the default character’ into

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

Make Talk Matter: Dialogue Masterclass

Speech breaths life into the written page, humanises stories and breaks up long passages of action and description. In this Dialogue Masterclass, you’ll practice creating dynamic dialogue with conflict, enjoy both group and individual writing exercises, and score insightful tips from award-winning author Zena Shapter. All levels welcome! Please Bring Pen & Paper or Laptop About the Tutor Zena Shapter is a Ditmar award-winning author, creative writing tutor and mentor, freelance... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST / $54
Make Talk Matter: Dialogue Masterclass

<p>Speech breaths life into the written page, humanises stories and breaks up long passages of action and description. In this Dialogue Masterclass, you’ll practice creating dynamic dialogue with

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

Writing Your Memoirs

Writing your memoirs will lead you into emotionally difficult territory. How much of what you write will be the truth? And how do you select what to write about? Be prepared for a complex journey of self-discovery and soul-searching. Memoir writing can be a therapeutic and beneficial experience, but it is emotionally exhausting. And it will demand emotional honesty and bravery. In “Writing the Memoir,” we discuss how to choose a subject, plan, focus, and begin a memoir. What makes... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST / $54
Writing Your Memoirs

<p>Writing your memoirs will lead you into emotionally difficult territory. How much of what you write will be the truth? And how do you select what to write about?<br/>Be prepared for a complex

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

Writing Crime Fiction

About the Tutor My name is Keith Whelan and I have worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and have been teaching creative writing for the past eight years in Ireland and Australia. Amongst the libraries I have taught in are Wyong Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, The Hills Council, Hornsby Council, Burwood Council, Holroyd Library, Ashfield Library, Warringah Library City of Ryde Council and Port Stephens Council. I have also conducted a... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST / $54
Writing Crime Fiction

<h3 id="AbouttheTutor">About the Tutor</h3><p>My name is Keith Whelan and I have worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and have been teaching creative writing for the

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Fiction Feedback

Follow on course from Joanne Riccionis' very popular Novel Writing class. Joanne will provide feedback and constructive suggestions to help improve your writing. [More]
$85 Limited inc GST / $76.50
Fiction Feedback

Follow on course from Joanne Riccionis' very popular Novel Writing class. Joanne will provide feedback and constructive suggestions to help improve your writing.

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

Use Your Life As Inspiration For a Story

Have you had an interesting life which would make a good book? Get started with a course to inspire and guide you! No writing experience necessary! Designed for all ages and levels, this course will show you how to take those fascinating details of your life, spin them around, and weave them into a work of fiction that readers will absolutely love. Learn from an author who has turned her life into fiction to win multiple awards! Please Bring Pen & Paper or Laptop About the Tutor... [More]
$135 Limited inc GST / $121.50
Use Your Life As Inspiration For a Story

<p>Have you had an interesting life which would make a good book? Get started with a course to inspire and guide you! No writing experience necessary! Designed for all ages and levels, this course

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

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