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Writing courses 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, below.

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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]
$247.5 Limited inc GST / $223
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

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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.

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. What students say “Absolutely wonderful. Liss covered Blogging for Beginners exceptionally well. Made the process simple and... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$174 Limited GST free / $157
Blogging For Beginners FSK3

<p>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.

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $108 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Writing For Wellbeing - Level 2

<p>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

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

The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) FSK1

The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) FSK1

The basis for most great stories lies in the fine details; correct facts that are adequately researched and not just accepted from other people’s writings or assumed knowledge. Proper research will inspire you and often provide gems to enrich your plot. In this course you learn how to carry out professional research for your books. It will teach you the do’s and don’ts, the tricks and rules, so that you can make a solid and professional foundation for your book that you can be... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
$99 Limited GST free / $89
The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) FSK1

<p>The basis for most great stories lies in the fine details; correct facts that are adequately researched and not just accepted from other people’s writings or assumed knowledge. Proper research

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $60 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Self Publish Your Own Books With Amazon FSK3

Self Publish Your Own Books With Amazon FSK3

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]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$150 Limited GST free / $135
Self Publish Your Own Books With Amazon FSK3

<p>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

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $108 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, 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]
$89 Limited inc GST / $80
Self-Publish Your Own Paperback at Amazon (Advanced)

<p>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 (.

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

Create Characters That Crackle!

Create Characters That Crackle!

There’s more to writing a novel than plot and prose. The stronger the characters the better the book. In this fun, informative class, the author of 10 novels, Christina Larmer, takes you through the many weird and wonderful ways to make your characters convincing. From intensive scrapbooking to scrutinising those around you, to understanding voice, motivation and the emotional arc, this course offers hundreds of tips and tricks to make sure your characters are up for the job ahead,... [More]
$95 Limited inc GST / $85
Create Characters That Crackle!

<p>There’s more to writing a novel than plot and prose. The stronger the characters the better the book. In this fun, informative class, the author of 10 novels, Christina Larmer, takes you through

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Creative Retreat For Writers FSK1

Creative Retreat For Writers FSK1

Many of us creatives harbour a desire to write. We have ideas. We have passion. But everyday commitments, and self-doubt can stop us doing what we love. In this creative retreat, published author Zanni Louise will help you unlock your passion, and creative ideas. We will look at what’s inhibiting us, and how to face these challenges. We will tap into your inner story. You will walk out of the session brimming with motivation to embark on your creative journey, whether it’s writing... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write personal details on basic workplace forms (FSKWTG01)

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

Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

You’ve got a great idea for a book but can’t see your way through, or a bunch of notes on your desk, but it’s all a big mess. Scrapbooking may be the answer. As the author of 11 fiction and non-fiction books, Christina Larmer illustrates how a simple scrapbook can motivate and inspire, taking writers from conception to creation with a bit of paper and paste. What to bring Blank scrapbook Pencils Paste Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a... [More]

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

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