Get Organised, Get Writing!

Get Organised, Get Writing!

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Get Organised, Get Writing – Sydney Course

Writers not only have to write – we juggle family and friends, other work commitments, promotional efforts, social media and running our own business, not to mention finding time to relax and refill the creative well.

Award-winning fiction author, Paula Roe, will take you through goal setting using the SMART method to achieve your writing needs: we will discuss what you want to write and how to plan it into your day, how to write effective goals to get words on the page, which writing methods are best for you, and how to avoid getting derailed with everyday life interruptions.

After this course, you will be organised and can start doing what you do best...writing!

  • Paula Roe is a regular Borders Books bestseller and one of only five Australian authors who write for Harlequin Desire, a line published by Harlequin Enterprises, the biggest romance publisher in the world. Harlequin books go out to over 28 countries and are translated into 28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Before publication, Paula’s writing won and placed in various contests, including Wisconsin Romance Writers Fabulous Five Silver Quill, Magnolia State Dixie First Chapter, Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and the Valerie Parv Award.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • what a SMART goal is
  • how to prioritise writing
  • the fine art of saying 'no'
  • how to define your chosen genre
  • writing to a schedule for maximum word output
  • techniques on goal setting and which method works best for you

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will:

  • have a greater understanding of your writing goals
  • be provided with various writing techniques to ‘first draft’ your novel
  • devise a practical writing schedule
  • put steps in place to achieve writing milestones

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad

Other Information:

  • No textbook required
  • Comprehensive course notes provided


The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Delivery Mode

The class is delivered in a classroom with notes and student discussion/interaction.

Course testimonials:

  • Daniella said: A great course. Paula was very thorough with how to be organized in your writing, all the organisation techniques used specifically for writing, and also summarisation on how to write a good book.