Creative Writing Course (Intermediate)

Creative Writing Course (Intermediate)

Creative Writing short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Express yourself with the written word. with our Creative Writing courses in Sydney.

Learn Creative Writing with our Creative Writing courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

Professional writers make writing look easy, but for most, it is not an easy journey. The aim of this creative writing course is to both explore writing techniques and discuss critically a selection of writing texts. In doing so, you will deepen your understanding of the narrative form, drawing from stories written over the years through to the present day. If you have a passion for writing, join other like-minded writers and learn more about the creative writing process.

During this creative writing course, you will learn about the twists and unexpected turns of writing. You will engage in lively discussions and learn about how much of one’s self is developed through writing. A further issue to address is where to draw the line between fiction and factual writing? How fluid is this in the current context of writing news vs writing opinion? In this creative writing course you will also have the opportunity to delve deeper into characterisation, dialogue, internal and external as well as developing the story vs plotline. You will be able to choose and follow your writing preferences, and also consider other modes to test. Reading, analysing and writing texts will be part of the process and you will be asked to present work to the group for peer review and feedback. Through facilitation, discussion and practice you will gain an understanding of how to create a complete piece of work. This Creative Writing course’s small workshops allows participants to develop their writing beyond the introductory level. The creative writing experience links intensive writing experience with the study of literature from a writer’s perspective.

Learning Outcomes

During this creative writing course participants will:

  1. Learning how to identify what works well and what needs to change in your writing.
  2. identify theirs and other’s hallmarks of good writing by reading and sampling suggested literature excerpts.
  3. Practise creative writing using tools and techniques to give voice to your thoughts.
  4. Read and analyse different genres and methods of writing.
  5. Receive and provide constructive feedback and rebuttal.
  6. Gain confidence in your own abilities.

Course Content

During this creative writing course, participants will identify what they want their stories to do – excite, inspire, or...? Participants will explore techniques for character development, style, structure and pacing to energise their writing. Through discussion and practice, participants will gain an understanding of what is required to strengthen their work including uncovering your mistakes and understanding that emotion and storytelling galvanise what is good writing.

In each meeting of this creative writing course, participants will:

  • Practise creative writing using tools and techniques to realise your aims.
  • Read and analyse narrative changes, diverse genres and modes of writing of published authors by examining a variety of texts, past and contemporary.
  • Develop confidence in your writing.
  • Explore the cultural and psychological contexts of writing.

Intended Audience

This creative writing course is aimed at those with an interest and some experience in creative writing. This creative writing course is ideal for those who have attended Creative Writing Course (Beginners) or those who have equivalent writing experience. An enquiring and analytical mindset and desire to create is important.

Delivery Style

In this creative writing course participants will be required to write, read aloud their writing, receive and give feedback. This creative writing course is delivered as an interactive workshop where the instructor will provide principles to drive workshop activities.

Course Prerequisites

This creative writing course has no prerequisites however it is expected that you have previously completed our Creative Writing Course (Beginners) or have equivalent writing experience.

About your instructor

Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer

Professor Ann Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender.

Ann is an accredited executive coach with more than 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. In that capacity she designs and develops coaching programs for whole-of-organisations as well as 1:1 coaching consultations. She begins with establishing a foundation for each client to clarify their professional aims and values for developing and sustaining leadership resilience. Her coaching strategy is focused on leadership, relationship and culture building as well as dealing with thorny issues and conducting difficult conversations.

Ann’s professional background incorporates diverse programs and initiatives for individual development, team building, organisation design, and facilitation. Her practical approach to leadership and organisation development is derived from her own senior leadership positions.

Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.


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