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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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Make A Living From Your Book

Make A Living From Your Book

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]

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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, but sharing your writing aloud is NOT essential. This two-day course is all about... [More]

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Finish That Book

Finish That Book

Do you have a novel half written on your laptop? Can’t manage to sit down and finish that memoir or non-fiction book? It’s time to rethink your approach to writing! Guided by the author of 13 novels and a non-fiction book, this workshop provides proven tips and tricks to help you manage your time, create a decent writing environment, set realistic deadlines, create a Book Bible, and get to ‘The End’. Learn how to restructure, free write, use your time wisely, tackle writer’s block... [More]

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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 12 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]
Writing For Wellbeing - Online Class

Writing For Wellbeing - Online Class

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 to bring Pen and paper Own refreshments/lunch This is an online class learn from the comfort of your own home, this... [More]

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Creative Memoir Writing - Online Class

Creative Memoir Writing - Online Class

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 This is an online class learn from the comfort of your own home, this class will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform you need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a... [More]

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How To Write A Killer Crime Novel

How To Write A Killer Crime Novel

Planning the perfect murder? Want to put it in a book? If you’re a fan of crime fiction and think you can do it, too, this is the course for you. As the author of nine self-published murder mysteries, including the best-selling Ghostwriter Mystery Series, I take you step by step through the writing process, from idea germination and plot development to the gripping climax. You’ll also learn about the many genres of crime (from cozy to suspense) and be guided through various... [More]

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Finish That Novel

Finish That Novel

Do you have a novel half written on your laptop? Can’t manage to finish that memoir or non-fiction book? It’s time to rethink your approach to writing and try something new. Guided by the author of nine novels and a nonfiction book, this workshop provides proven tips and tricks to help you not only get started but also get to ‘The End’. Learn how to restructure, free write, use your time wisely, tackle writer’s block and demystify the novel. Come on, it’s time! More people start... [More]

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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, 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]

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Mind, Body, Book! - Online Class

Mind, Body, Book! - Online Class

Now is the perfect time to knuckle down and write that book. 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.