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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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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.

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]

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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]

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

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]

This course has no current classes. 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]

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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]

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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]

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