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Writing Skills courses available in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Mosman area. Enrol online today.

If you love writing and want to improve your skills, network with other writers, and get personal guidance from a professional trainer then enrolling in a writing class at Northern Beaches & Mosman College is the thing to do. Whether it be stories, fiction, blogs or biographies we have the course for you. The wonderful thing about writing is you are only restricted by your imagination. Our courses offer a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

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Novel Writing

Course Outline Have you always wanted to write a novel or short stories? Have you started writing but stalled (again)? Or perhaps you have an idea for a book but don’t even know where to begin? Let award-winning novelist and short story writer, Jo Riccioni, introduce you to the tools essential for writing good fiction. Covering the technical aspects of writing, such as point-of-view, voice, characterisation and story arc; as well as tips for unlocking creativity and maintaining... [More]

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Blogging Bootcamp

Course Outline Get that blog written! This four-week course will take you through all the nuts and bolts of how to write a blog. The course has a strong practical element and there will be a chance for participants to get feedback on the writing tasks that are set. The course will cover: Defining your target audience Working out what it is you have to say Creating a content calendar which will make your blog sustainable for the long term How to research, structure and write a blog... [More]

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Write Your Life Story

This workshop explores the practices of memoir and autobiography writing. It takes a creative approach to the complexities of finding ideas and inspiration in one's own life and putting experiences together to create story. The course will give students an opportunity to think about what their own experiences have taught them and how these lessons can be shared with others. It will cover the creative aspects of finding ideas, creating a central storyline, and using language... [More]

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Kickstart Your Novel

Course Outline information pending What to Bring Notepad and pen About the Tutor Jo Riccioni was born in the UK to an Italian father and English mother. She studied English at Leeds University and graduated with a Masters in Medieval Literature. She taught English before moving to Singapore in the 1990’s, where she became a business trainer, covering the Asia Pacific region. Later she moved to Paris, where she worked for the International Herald Tribune newspaper. Further work in... [More]

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Short Story Writing

Course Outline As the saying goes, it may be that everyone has a novel in them waiting to be written, but sometimes it’s better – and more rewarding – to start small. This four-week course, by author and journalist Elaine Collins, will help you bring your short story ideas to the page in a fun, friendly and informal way. You’ll look at different types of storytelling, character descriptions, research, editing and more, with plenty of writing exercises and prompts along the way. No... [More]

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Introduction to Creative Writing: One Day Workshop

Course Outline: This workshop covers the lifespan of creative writing, from where ideas come from to the process for creating a completed piece. Whether you are just interested in the idea of creative writing or are in the middle of a writing project, this course can help you sharpen your skill set or find new creative interest.  The workshop aims to develop creative thinking skills, identify and explain fundamental narrative and language techniques, show how critical thinking can... [More]

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