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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.

Novel Writing Essentials

Have you always wanted to write a novel or short stories? Have you started writing but stalled (again)? Or perhaps you have an idea for a book but don’t even know where to begin? Let award-winning novelist and short story writer, Jo Riccioni, introduce you to the tools essential for writing good fiction. Covering the technical aspects of writing, such as point-of-view, voice, characterisation and story arc; as well as tips for unlocking creativity and maintaining creative stamina,... [More]
$255 Limited inc GST / $229.50
Novel Writing Essentials

<p>Have you always wanted to write a novel or short stories? Have you started writing but stalled (again)? Or perhaps you have an idea for a book but don’t even know where to begin? Let award-winning

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

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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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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.

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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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.

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Travel to planets light-years away or dive into a far-distant yet magical past. Conjure magic, play with science, invent futuristic societies, imagine mystical creatures, explore secret skills and hidden treasures – open any door you like and set your imagination free! Discover how to transform your ideas into stories, and craft tales of wonder that will amaze readers. Develop effective worldbuilding tools. Set the stage with worlds that are convincing, authentic and original.... [More]
$135 Limited inc GST / $121.50
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

<p>Travel to planets light-years away or dive into a far-distant yet magical past. Conjure magic, play with science, invent futuristic societies, imagine mystical creatures, explore secret skills and

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

Creative Writing Skills For All Levels

Get your creative writing started with this one-day workshop. You’ll learn the basic skills every writer needs, do plenty of writing and get to ask all the questions you want. Whether you intend to write for pleasure or are looking to create a body of work for publication, this insightful workshop will ensure you do it right. Discover how to: . create setting . find and develop theme . organise a narrative structure . develop characters, and . establish a fun and sustainable... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $112.50
Creative Writing Skills For All Levels

<p>Get your creative writing started with this one-day workshop. You’ll learn the basic skills every writer needs, do plenty of writing and get to ask all the questions you want. Whether you intend to

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

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North Narrabeen NSW 2101
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Phone: 02 9970 1000

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