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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 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 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.

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]

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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]

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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]
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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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]

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