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Writing First Chapters - How to Hook ‘em, How to Hold ‘em

Writing First Chapters - How to Hook ‘em, How to Hold ‘em

Writing First Chapters – How to Hook 'em, How to Hold 'em – Sydney Course Editors and agents will judge a story by that first chapter... often within the first three pages. So how can a writer hook their reader? In this hands-on workshop by an award-winner fiction author, we will be discussing first chapters and first pages in popular fiction, what works and what doesn’t, how pace is your best friend, how to plant the seeds of your story and how to beef up your writing to grab an... Read more
$130 Limited inc GST
Writing First Chapters - How to Hook ‘em, How to Hold ‘em

<p><h3>Writing First Chapters – How to Hook 'em, How to Hold 'em – Sydney Course</h3></p><p>Editors and agents will judge a story by that first chapter... often within the first three pages. So how

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Online classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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

Writing a Romance Novel that Sells

Writing a Romance Novel that Sells

Writing a Romance Novel that Sells – Sydney Course Romantic fiction commands over 50% of mass market paperback sales worldwide, and a recent survey by HarperCollins ranks Penrith NSW as #1 for romance novel sales. Why is this genre so popular and what constitutes a saleable story? What are the popular tropes and reader expectations? And how do you go about writing one? Join Paula Roe, an award-winning, multi-published fiction author who will break it all down, answer your questions... Read more
$130 Limited inc GST
Writing a Romance Novel that Sells

<p><h3>Writing a Romance Novel that Sells – Sydney Course</h3></p><p>Romantic fiction commands over 50% of mass market paperback sales worldwide, and a recent survey by HarperCollins ranks Penrith NSW

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Online classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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

So You Want to Write a Novel?

So You Want to Write a Novel?

So You Want to Write a Novel? - Sydney Course If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel – or are currently writing one – then this workshop is for you. Award-winning fiction author, Paula Roe, will not only cover the creative stuff (genre, plot, characters, conflict) but also the big-picture things (indie or traditional publishing, the business of writing, social media, marketing and agents) plus how to stay motivated in the face of rejection. Learn about today’s publishing... Read more
$130 Limited inc GST
So You Want to Write a Novel?

<p><h3>So You Want to Write a Novel? - Sydney Course</h3></p><p>If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a novel – or are currently writing one – then this workshop is for you. Award-winning fiction author,

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Online classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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

Writing Believable Characters

Writing Believable Characters

Writing Believable Characters – Sydney Course Strong, multi-faceted and complex characters drive successful popular fiction. If you’re writing or planning to write a novel, join an award-winning, multi-published fiction author to help you discover who your characters are, what makes them tick, what they need, how they achieve their goals and how this affects your story. There will be lots of practical hands-on opportunities to work on your own book so come prepared to write! Paula... Read more
$130 Limited inc GST
Writing Believable Characters

<p><h3>Writing Believable Characters – Sydney Course</h3></p><p>Strong, multi-faceted and complex characters drive successful popular fiction. If you’re writing or planning to write a novel, join an

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Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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

Short Form Poetry: haiku, tanka, haibun. What’s it all about?

Short Form Poetry: haiku, tanka, haibun. What’s it all about?

Short Form Poetry: Haiku, Tanka & Haibun. What’s It All About? - Sydney Course Discover how the short form poetry that originated in ancient Japan have evolved into writing genres that aid writers in their personal writing journey. You will learn about different forms of poetry including haiku, tanka, renku, haibun and haiga. Through practical in-class and homework exercises, you will learn to write these poems in the company of fellow writers. During the course, you will share... Read more

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Book Club

Book Club

Book Club – Sydney Course Do you love reading? The Book Club is a great opportunity for you to get together with like-minded readers. Over the 4 sessions, you can read and discuss the novels of one author, Ruth Park. New Zealand-born author Ruth Park lived most of her adult life in Australia. She catapulted into fame when she won the inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Literary Competition in 1946, with her novel The Harp in the South. This book told the story of an Irish family living... Read more

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Writing for Children

Writing for Children

Writing for Children – Sydney Course In this short course you will learn about the word lengths, genres, formats and markets for short stories, poems, picture books and chapter books written for children in today’s competitive publishing world. The Writing for Children course will allow you to workshop your writing in an interactive group environment. You will learn how to storyboard a picture book as well as plot a chapter book and understand the elements of a short story.... Read more

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Creative Writing – Sydney Course Got the itch to write but not sure where to begin? In this introductory Creative Writing course, the tutor will offer a range of practical exercises allowing students to try various types of writing genres including short stories, memoir and poetry. The basic elements of fiction writing will be covered, including theme, setting, dialogue, characterisation and plot. We will also focus on the art of editing and revision of your creative writing piece... Read more

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Pain-Free Plotting for the Creative Writer

Pain-Free Plotting for the Creative Writer

Pain-Free Plotting for the Creative Writer – Sydney Course Want to write a novel but unsure where to start? Started writing but ran out of steam after the first few chapters? Not sure what your characters are supposed to be doing? Using various creative writing techniques, this workshop will help you plan the basic framework on which to hang your story with minimum confusion and maximum creativity. Learn from Award-winning Australian fiction author, Paula Roe, who will show you how... Read more

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Writing a Crime Thriller

Writing a Crime Thriller

Writing a Crime Thriller – Sydney Course Online learning option now available Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom. This course provides you with the opportunity to learn how to write the crime or thriller novel you have always wanted to write! Maybe you have already written some words or have an amazing idea for a story that’s just waiting to be written. Or maybe you want to write a page-turner that readers can’t put down. This course will teach you all... Read more

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list. Click here