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Grammar therapy

With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better. OUTLINE Session 1: The basics: Nouns, verbs, and all that Session 2: Advanced grammar for advanced dummies: Tense, aspect, and mood Session 3: Getting structural: Phrases and clauses... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST / $117
Grammar therapy

<p>With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along

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Start your blog in a day - private and business

Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even make money from blogging. Participants will have the opportunity to start their own blog. For beginner bloggers, the process of starting up your blog can seem daunting, but this course will show you how and get you off on the right foot all in just one day. Learn about how to start your... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST / $180
Start your blog in a day - private and business

<p>Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even

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Devious art of plotting your novel

A good plot is both the skeleton and sinews of the story, providing direction, definition and the power to move readers' feelings to a satisfactory resolution. Yet many writers find plotting difficult. By understanding and experimenting with the nine-point arc of a typical plot, workshop members will learn the devious art of plotting: discovering that plots are driven by the wilful or unconscious desires of the protagonists and that plot and character are two sides of the same... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Devious art of plotting your novel

<p>A good plot is both the skeleton and sinews of the story, providing direction, definition and the power to move readers' feelings to a satisfactory resolution. Yet many writers find plotting

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Creating memorable fictional characters

Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create convincing characters, even those of the opposite gender. A story may be structured like a journey with a: Compass – the premise, theme, threads Map – the plot Engine – the motivation of the protagonist (plus other central characters) Fuel – the dialogue The depth, dimensionality and... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Creating memorable fictional characters

<p>Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create

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Includes lunch

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

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Writing dramatic dialogue

Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic and believable. How to reconcile these apparently incompatible necessities is the subject of this dynamic and interactive workshop. A story is a completed process of change which has the ability to move readers' feelings powerfully and pleasurably (or painfully) in a certain, definite... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Writing dramatic dialogue

<p>Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic

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Includes lunch

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How to Show More than Tell

The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle this mass of detail? This workshop shows how and where writers can employ techniques to weave exposition into the fabric of the story so readers are scarcely aware of being given essential information. Stories do not come out of a void. There is much the reader needs to know about the time,... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
How to Show More than Tell

<p>The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle

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Includes lunch

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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]

Advanced Fiction Writing

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Do you have a story idea but aren’t sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you’re not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication? Are you a published author who wants to learn techniques to write more effectively and efficiently? If you answered yes to any of these questions,... [More]

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]

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Beginning Writer's Workshop

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. If you’ve always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You’ll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and... [More]