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How to edit and assess your manuscript - getting from first draft to finishing your book

You have just finished the first draft of your manuscript and you are feeling mighty pleased with yourself. And so you should. It’s no mean feat writing between 70,000 and 140,000 words of a novel or non-fiction book. You are to be congratulated. But… what’s important for you to realise is that you are still much nearer the beginning of the process of writing your book than you are to the end. Your first draft is no more than that: a first draft. You have more drafts to work... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
How to edit and assess your manuscript - getting from first draft to finishing your book

<p>You have just finished the first draft of your manuscript and you are feeling mighty pleased with yourself. And so you should. It’s no mean feat writing between 70,000 and 140,000 words of a novel

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Includes lunch

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

Getting published - mastering the process

Completing the first draft of your manuscript – whether for a novel, short story, non-fiction book or magazine article – is a major achievement. Yet this is only the first step in a long journey to getting published. In this course you will learn the step-by-step process including market research, finding an agent, approaching publishing houses, and the pros and cons of self-publishing. Your first draft is only the beginning. Now comes the rewriting, and yet more rewriting; then... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Getting published - mastering the process

<p>Completing the first draft of your manuscript – whether for a novel, short story, non-fiction book or magazine article – is a major achievement. Yet this is only the first step in a long journey to

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Includes lunch

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

Mastering Facebook for Business

Over 17 million Australians now use Facebook, and more than half of them log in every single day. Like it or loathe it, Facebook is a great way to communicate with all manner of people and this advanced Facebook course will look at how you can use it to promote a business or cause. Content in this workshop will include how to set up and optimise a Facebook business page and how to develop a winning content strategy. We’ll also look at Facebook groups as another great way to engage... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Mastering Facebook for Business

<p>Over 17 million Australians now use Facebook, and more than half of them log in every single day. Like it or loathe it, Facebook is a great way to communicate with all manner of people and this

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Includes Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

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

Drawing for Non Drawers 2

This workshop is for people who have done the first Drawing for Non-drawers with Karen Frankel or have some drawing experience and wish to learn more. We will cover simple perspective, rendering objects in 3D, composition and more tips and tricks to improve your drawing skills. OUTLINE • Recap basic drawing techniques • Tonal variation • Composition • Creating and using thumbnails • Simple perspective – distance and horizon • Setting up a still life • Charcoal 3D form • Shading... [More]

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Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we’ll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. In Photoshop CS5,... [More]

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you’re ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping,... [More]

DNA and genealogy - what DNA tests can reveal about your family tree

We all have two Family Trees – one that we can build up from family stories and genealogical records, and another that’s hidden within your DNA. DNA testing for family history purposes is now cheap and accessible. Many people are using these tests and finding new cousins and breaking down stubborn brick walls in tracing their family tree. What are these DNA tests and what do they reveal? What if there are unexpected results and your two Family Trees don’t agree with each other?... [More]

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Wild about flowers - wildflower photography for everyone

Digital cameras enable anyone to make close up and macro images of WA’s spectacular wildflowers. Whether you have a DSLR or a compact you can learn the controls and features on your camera to produce pin sharp, correctly exposed wildflower images with accurate colour. This day course includes a classroom session, lunch and a hands-on field session among the flowers. Learn with Master Photographer Dale Neill. Wildflower image by Gail, one of Dale Neill's past students. Digital... [More]

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. ave you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You’ll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles,... [More]

How to Write for Young Adults

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. From Harry Potter to Twilight, young adult fiction is one of the hottest genres for today’s novels. Teens and adults alike have discovered the excitement and passion of these stories, and publishers are hungry for more. If you’re eager to break into this market, this course provides you with the recipe for creating your own successful young adult story and shows you how to get it published. First,... [More]