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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]
$225 Limited inc GST / $202
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.

Paths To Self-Publishing FSK1

Paths To Self-Publishing FSK1

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]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
$210 Limited GST free / $189
Paths To Self-Publishing FSK1

<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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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $135 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Make A Living From Your Book FSK1

Make A Living From Your Book FSK1

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]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
$125 Limited GST free / $113
Make A Living From Your Book FSK1

<p>You’ve published a book or have one on the horizon, now what?</p><p>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.

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $90 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Creative Memoir Writing

Creative Memoir Writing

Every one of us has a collection of unique personal stories. Regardless of whether you think your life has been pretty ordinary, or wildly exciting. In this course you will learn how to bring alive in writing the stories only you can tell. What to bring Notebook, journal or paper pen Feedback from Past Students “Full & rich and sucn a wonderful sharing of stories.” Pauline Heart “Excellent course which has inspired me to be more creative in the memoir/self help book I'm currently... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $135
Creative Memoir Writing

<p>Every one of us has a collection of unique personal stories. Regardless of whether you think your life has been pretty ordinary, or wildly exciting. In this course you will learn how to bring alive

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

The Joy Of Travel Writing

The Joy 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]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
The Joy Of Travel Writing

<p>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. </p><p>In this workshop we will look at the important

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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

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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) FSK3

The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) FSK3

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 digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
$99 Limited GST free / $89
The Art Of Research (For Your Next Book) FSK3

<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 $63 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

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 students say “Fantastic guidance, beautiful presence & attentiveness to each persons uniqueness.” Jasper Wilson “I... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
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

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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. This two-day course is all about improving story structure so feel free to bring your... [More]
$135 Limited inc GST / $122
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/

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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]

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