Creative Writing Course: Find Yourself Through Journals & Letters

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Learn to write your thoughts through journals & letters with our creative writing short courses in Sydney!

As we go through our busy lives often worrying about our current challenges, be it in our career, relationships, parenting or goals for the future, we may not feel quite at ease or content. Our thoughts often drift in and out as we get on with the tasks of daily living but we never quite shift the feeling of confusion.

How can we pin down our thoughts and make sense of them? Writing our thoughts and feelings down can capture and crystallize them and liberate us from confusion. We can build a greater understanding of ourselves and move forward. We can also explore our dreams and plans for the future.

In this creative writing course, we will explore a number of writing forms as vehicles to capture our thoughts and feelings: journaling, letter-writing and short fiction pieces.

Please note: This course is not a substitute for psychological counselling but a creative outlet that enhances wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

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

  • create a journal as a way of understanding our own thoughts and feelings.
  • use a journal as a way to explore ideas for future dreams and plans.
  • write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in your life.
  • write a short piece of fiction or creative non-fiction which explores a challenging period in your life.

What will be covered in this journaling course?

  • What is journaling? Explore how famous figures have used journaling and seek inspiration from them.
  • Explore how journaling can record our thoughts and feelings as a way to understand ourselves.
  • Explore how journaling can record our ideas for future dreams and plans.
  • How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in our life.
  • How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about our feelings about that person.
  • How to write a short piece of fiction or creative non-fiction to explore a challenging period in our life. Write in the third person and consider the use of metaphorical settings and themes.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is 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

Please bring a pen and notebook.

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Creative Writing Course: Find Yourself Through Journals & Letters

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Creative Writing Course: Find Yourself Through Journals & Letters

<p>Learn to write your thoughts through journals &amp; letters with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/creative-writing">creative writing short courses</a> in Sydney!<

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The tutor was very approachable and used a good variety of resources to demonstrate. She ensured the whole class was given an opportunity to contribute. Very interactive.

  • said: The tutor was well organised and thoughtful. The day was well paced, covering everything in the course description without being rushed.

  • said: This was something totally different for me, but even though it was out of my comfort zone the class was relaxed and friendly and a lot of fun.

  • said: The course was very informative and tutor very knowledgeable and experienced. I enjoyed the writing we did in class and examples of writing from famous people quoted... Every student has a chance to contribute to the class and bring out their unique individuality and creativity. Liz, thank you very much for teaching us!

  • said: Most worthwhile. Brilliant tutor

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