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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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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 Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also... [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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This course has no current classes. 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.

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.

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, Christine Larmer, 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... [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, Christine Larmer, takes you through the options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers

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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]

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

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.

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.

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 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]

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

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