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

Enrol in Creative Writing or Business 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 - 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 style... [More]
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Writing - Novel Writing Essentials

Do have a novel started on your computer? In a notebook bulging with post-its and scraps of paper? In your bottom drawer, or even in your head? This is the course for you. Over eight weeks, we look at developing your novel through tried-and-true techniques involving character, plot and dialogue, as well as trouble-shooting tricky areas like structure, scenes and story arc. Incorporating weekly exercises as well as peer-workshopping, Novel Writing Essentials offers something for adva... [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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Song Writing Essentials

Have you ever wanted to write a song? Have you ever considered the process of writing a song? Song writing is an amazing craft. It allows you to let your imagination run wild. There is nothing more rewarding than writing a song. The feeling that you get when you perform a song that you’ve written yourself, to an audience. This is truly exhilarating, and inspiring. In order to write a song, you need to have a grasp of important song writing elements. In this workshop, you will learn ... [More]
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English Grammar

What do ‘subject’, ‘verb/s’ and ‘pronouns’ 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 and when can you bend the rules of grammar? 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! This course will empower you to identify errors and just... [More]
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Learn to Blog

Learn to blog for fun, profit or to grow your business. In today’s overcrowded online world blogging is one way to build your reputation and brand, but how do you get noticed? Over six weeks you will discover what to blog about, how to build the blog site and most importantly, how to market your blog. By the end of the course you will have built your own blog using Wix and be well on your way to blogging. This course is ideal for those who are not already blogging and want to know h... [More]
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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 - 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 - 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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