Previous Courses - One to Four Month Courses - Sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 1

Learn to write with the best.

This comprehensive, three-month course for aspiring novelists provides the structure and support you need to head towards the first draft of your novel.

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True Stories: Writing Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction

This four-month intensive course with Patti Miller and guests, is for writers, or intending writers, who want to concentrate on memoir or narrative non-fiction. A practical craft-based course, based on readings, discussion and exercises, it offers the opportunity to develop several chapters under expert guidance. It will develop skills and explore the richness of the genre along with the joys, challenges and possibilities for the writer of 'true stories'.

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Final Steps to Publication

Final Steps is intended to help you start preparing your novel for publication; to finish the job. It is ideal for those who have completed a draft of their manuscript or are in the final stages of completion.

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Edit Your Novel

Edit Your Novel is made up of 16 fortnightly sessions taught by a professional publisher and a literary agent. It is intended to give you the support you need to prepare your novel for publication; to finish the job.

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Writing a Novel: Intensive

The aim of Writing A Novel is simple - to give you the tools and support you need to write the first draft of your novel. Running over three intensive long weekends, with skype meetings in between, students will have the opportunity to be part of the publishing and literary community, with minimum disruption to their regular timetable.

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Get It Written: Bootcamp for your novel

Perhaps you have an idea for a novel, or have started working on your opening chapters, but find that you don't seem to have the time – or the confidence and impetus – to move it forward. This ten-week course, led by award-winning, best-selling novelist Emily Maguire, aims to provide a supportive, structured environment in which to develop your work further and set you well on the way to a first draft.

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The Writers' Workshop

The Writers' Workshop, made up of seven evening sessions plus a concluding full-day workshop, is intended to be an intensely rewarding time of writing and of "new thinking": about your work - and about yourself as a creative person and writer.

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