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

First Words

First Words

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]
$249 Limited inc GST / $226
First Words

<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

...

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

Writing For Wellbeing

Writing For Wellbeing

Experience the tender and profound, the light and humorous in your writing. Annie is passionate about creative writing and an experienced counsellor and group facilitator. She guides you with simple creative writing exercises to play with words and explore your creativity. Discover your writing voice and the hidden gems in your writing and enhance your wellbeing. What to bring Pen and paper Own refreshments/lunch Feedback from Past Students “Enjoyable day - enhanced my creative... [More]
$98 Limited inc GST / $88
Writing For Wellbeing

<p>Experience the tender and profound, the light and humorous in your writing. Annie is passionate about creative writing and an experienced counsellor and group facilitator. She guides you with

...

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

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]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
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.

Finish That Book

Finish That Book

Do you have a novel half written on your laptop? Can’t manage to sit down and finish that memoir or non-fiction book? It’s time to rethink your approach to writing! Guided by the author of 13 novels and a non-fiction book, this workshop provides proven tips and tricks to help you manage your time, create a decent writing environment, set realistic deadlines, create a Book Bible, and get to ‘The End’. Learn how to restructure, free write, use your time wisely, tackle writer’s block... [More]
$168 Limited inc GST / $151
Finish That Book

<p>Do you have a novel half written on your laptop? Can’t manage to sit down and finish that memoir or non-fiction book? It’s time to rethink your approach to writing! Guided by the author of 13

...

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 students say “Absolutely wonderful. Liss covered Blogging for Beginners exceptionally... [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.

Self-Publish Your Own Paperback at Amazon (Advanced)

Self-Publish Your Own Paperback at Amazon (Advanced)

A continuation of the introductory course Self-Publish Your Books With Amazon, this advanced class will take you step by step, through the publishing process, helping you format your manuscript (.doc) into a print-on-demand paperback (.pdf) ready for sale at Amazon. Participants must have a finished, edited manuscript ready to work on, and competent computer skills. What to Bring Bring your own device to work on OR thumbdrive (both with your manuscript document attached) Login... [More]

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

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