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Learn the art of writing with our creative writing courses in Sydney!

Do you want to write creatively and not sure where to start – or what to write? Learn the fundamentals of creative writing in this practical, interactive course for beginner writers wanting to develop writing skills and hone their craft.

This friendly and informative Creative Writing Course is designed to instruct, support and inspire writers of any genre. Discover and develop the basic tools and techniques of creative writing, and build on your skills and unique style through a series of structured classes, in-class activities with positive feedback in a supportive environment.

If you want to write anything, and you’re not sure where to start, then this is the course for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this creative writing course, you should be able to:

  • develop an understanding of different creative works, and how to create your own
  • connect with other writers to further hone your skills and craft
  • create characters readers want to cheer for
  • develop plot and structure best suited for your works that will hook the reader
  • understand the basics of grammar and how to polish your work for the reader and/or publisher viewing

What will be covered in this course?

  • What, why and how to write - and setting up the right time management and environment for the creative writer
  • Inspirational works – we examine different types of writing, including poetry, novels and other works
  • Creative sources, concept development, theme and style - and finding your writing tribe
  • Character, dialogue and description
  • Plot and story structure
  • Writing, revision, editing, submission - grammar, punctuation, and structural integrity of your work, as well as market submissions

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street. 

What to bring to class

  • notebook and pen

Classes

Creative Writing Course for Beginners

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$249 Limited inc GST / $187 / $199.20 / $224.10
This class will be offered live online via Zoom

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Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

Facilities & equipment

Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Our teacher was brilliant, knowledgeable and warm and friendly. She didn't hold back on any information, the notes were thorough and relaxed, it was safe to share our writing, she was so encouraging and supportive.

  • said: The course was fun and useful. I learned critical writing skills to help structure my writing project... also the confidence to kickstart my creative writing journey. Shannon was passionate, fun and engaging. I will miss our Monday night class, where I met some wonderful like-minded people. Thank you for a great 6 weeks.

  • said: Shannon is a great teacher, very insightful. The class size was good. The course would be great for anyone interested in writing but not sure what direction to go in.

  • said: A course that helped us develop our skills and enabled us to really enjoy the writing process.

  • said: Thankyou so much

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