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Creative Writing, Business Writing, Web Writing short courses in Sydney

Enrol in Creative Writing, Business Writing and Web Writing courses and learn the fine points of writing with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. As a not-for-profit education provider, with almost 3 decades experience in Adult Education, our high quality courses are easily more affordable and flexible than TAFE, university, online courses and other continuing education Institutes.

These friendly, interactive courses are designed to instruct, support and inspire writers in any genre and at any stage from beginner to professional. The objective is to discover and develop each participant’s unique skills and style through a series of structured classes, weekly assignments and perceptive and positive feedback. By the end of these courses you’ll have far more fluency, confidence and self-assurance in your writing, plus the satisfaction of having produced a great deal of good work.

Creative and Business Writing Training Courses

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Writing - Successful Script Writing

Are you someone who keeps saying they have a great idea for a movie but don’t know how to make it a reality? Then this course is for you. A step by step scriptwriting course facilitated by award winning screenwriter and script developer Gabiann Marin, Successful Scriptwriting covers everything you need to know to turn great ideas into great scripts In this course we look at creating memorable scenes, developing character based and plot based stories, writing dialogue, creating marke... [More]
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Writing - Memoir Made Simple

Most people have interesting life story or family history and many toy with the idea of writing it – someday. Initially there are more questions than answers. Where to start? How to tell the story? What to include or leave out? What period should it cover? It can be overwhelming. Amanda Hampson, author of two novels and teacher/mentor for aspiring novelists, realised than many of the techniques of fiction writing such as structure, pace, description and dialogue could be equally be ... [More]

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Creative Thinking

Open Your Mind and See What Comes Out Do you ever find yourself in need of a good idea? For the chosen few good, innovative ideas seem to appear out of thin air but for the rest of us it takes a little bit more work! In this lively and hands-on workshop equip yourself with the tools to get those ideas flowing. We’ll practise and discuss a range of easy-to-learn creative thinking techniques drawn from such diverse fields as the arts, sciences, business and education. Come try them fo... [More]
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Writing - Creative Nonfiction: How to Fashion Exquisitely Styled Sentences

Have you ever wondered how to spruce up your writing? Or clear the clutter from your sentences? Or entice, engage, and entertain a specific audience? Do you know how to craft captivating sentences, by expanding propositions in a step-by-step process? By shaping left-, mid-, and right-branching structures? By tuning a verb’s voice, wielding action verbs, and embracing rhetorical devices? As any wordsmith knows, fashioning exquisitely styled sentences forms the foundation for writing ... [More]
Writing - Creative Nonfiction: How to Fashion Exquisitely Styled Sentences
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English Grammar

What do ‘subject’, ‘verb/s’ and ‘predicate’ mean? How do you use phrases, clauses and sentences to construct effective paragraphs? What are the nine parts of speech? What is the purpose of the punctuation marks, what are ‘en’ and ‘em’ dashes, and what are the three ways to set up a bulleted list (dot points)? In this English Grammar intensive course you’ll learn all the basic concepts and principles of grammar that you might never have been taught at school.Come along and find out! ... [More]

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Writing - Creative Writing Essentials

Enrol in Creative Writing course and learn the fine points of Writing with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. More affordable than university continuing education or TAFE plus. A friendly, casual, interactive course designed to instruct, support and inspire writers in any genre and at any stage from beginner to professional. The objective is to discover and develop each participant’s unique skills and style through a series of structured classes... [More]

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Writing - Science Fiction and Fantasy

Are you a fan of the fantastic? Do you love to read, and to write about other worlds, ghosts, or the monster within? This course will help you master the basics to turn your passion into a publishable piece of writing. You’ll get a week-by-week breakdown of craft essentials specific to speculative fiction as well as some advanced techniques that will last you the lifetime of your career. Perfect for beginners as well as serious writers looking to polish and develop your work. In thi... [More]

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Writing - Getting Published

Have you written a novel? Do you have an in-depth piece of nonfiction you’ve been sitting on for ages? Or do you have an idea that you want to turn into a manuscript and are stumped about what to do next? Whether you’re just getting started or trying to figure out what to do with your completed manuscript, this class is for you. With a mix of work-shopping, talks about the publishing process, and tips and tricks from an editorial veteran, this class will give you all the tools you n... [More]

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