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Writing courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Whether writing for your profession or for pleasure, we have a variety of short courses and workshops on offer at the College. Improve your essay writing skills, learn about self publishing or enhance your wellbeing with creative writing, poetry or journaling.

Come and learn to write with us at Byron Community College. See what’s on offer at our Mullumbimby and Byron Bay campuses below.

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Writing for Children FSK1

This course is for aspiring authors, as well as for people who simply love the idea of writing for children. In the first session, students will explore the world of children’s books. We will talk about what makes a great children’s book, different children’s book genres, and ways to create a great children’s story. Students will start generating story ideas. After students have started their stories at home, the second session will be a chance for students to share their stories... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write personal details on basic workplace forms (FSKWTG01)
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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $72 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

First Words FSK1

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. What to bring Pen and paper or laptop if prefered... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write personal details on basic workplace forms (FSKWTG01)
Enrol Now
There are places available
STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $144 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 Children (Advanced) FSK1

Advanced Writing for Children will expand on skills and knowledge learnt in the beginner’s course. We will develop stories and ideas and take an in depth view into the world of publishing. We will explore ways to make writing a meaningful, realistic and habitual part of our lives. What to bring Notebook and pen Existing stories and ideas $2 resource fee to pay tutor Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write personal details on basic workplace forms (FSKWTG01)
Enrol Now
There are places available
STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $72 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

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]
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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]
The Art of Research (for your next book)
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Blogging for Beginners FSK1

You will learn how to set up and create a professional blog to increase your public profile and become a recognised authority in your field. Build your brand and platform and make money while you blog. Establish your blog now and get it performing for you. Students will leave with a free functional blog. What students say “Absolutely wonderful. Liss covered Blogging for Beginners exceptionally well. Made the process simple and understandable. Patience is a virtue. Thank you.”... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
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There are places available
STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $96 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 FSK1

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 ten novels 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 cover... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
Enrol Now
There are places available
STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $96 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Structural Editing FSK1

Do you have a first draft or complete manuscript? In this course you will learn how to structurally edit your manuscript ready for copy and proof editing. The structural editor is your first point of contact at a publishers often via submissions. We will get your manuscript checking all an agents or acquisitions boxes. First impressions count and you want to ensure your MS is authentic in its setting, story, characters, dialogue and structure. Liss Caldwell is a Structural Editor... [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.

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.

Build Your Brand as an Author

Are you a writer, emerging author or author? Are you looking to increase your public profile and brand? This is a digital media marketing course designed specifically for you to gather and engage with your tribe using digital marketing. Learn which platforms and digital media to use to successfully promote your brand. Whether you are looking to promote a book, series or increase public relations this inclusive course covers social media platforms, email marketing and web layout.... [More]

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