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(The Voices in Your Head: a Six-Week Online Story Writing Course

An online writing course for young creatives


Course Starts Tuesday, 20th February, 2018, For Six Weeks


Are you a creative writer with a story to tell but you're not quite sure how to begin? Or maybe you already have a story and want to make it the best it can be? During the next six weeks you will learn the craft of storytelling. All you need to bring is your imagination.

Course includes:

1. Free Voices in Your Head Story Writing Guidelines

2. Free Bringing the Voices to Life: a Story Planning Workbook

3. Weekly online workshops where we discuss the craft of story writing**

4. Support materials, including weekly powerpoints and writing exercises to help you make your story sing

5. Feedback on your work at the brainstorming, planning, drafting and editing stages during the six weeks

6. Certificate of completion

** The weekly workshops, powerpoints, writing exercises and support materials will be uploaded and made available to you if you can't attend the workshop for any reason



Course Outline:

You will learn the skills of story writing over six weeks. You will brainstorm, plan, draft and edit your story until it sings. You will learn to recognise the elements of a good story and apply these to your own writing. You will practise your writing and open your mind to new ways of telling. You will explore new ideas and add them to your ever growing pile of writing snippets. You will unleash your voices within...

Week 1
You will study the short story genre. What exactly is a short story and how can you create one?
Week 2
You will learn the elements of a short story: techniques, tricks and tropes.
Week 3
Building your story: brainstorming, writing activities and planning to make your short story sing.
Week 4
Drafting your story: letting your imagination soar...
Week 5
Editing: letting your critical brain play at last!
Week 6


Course Details:

Course dates: Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 - Tuesday, 3 April, 2018

Weekly online workshops: 4.00 - 5.00pm every Tuesday (upload, powerpoint and support materials available straight after workshop)


Cost: $95



Your Instructor


Mel and Sam Hammond
Mel and Sam Hammond

Mel and Sam are a dynamic mother-daughter duo, with experience in writing and theatre. In another life, Mel is a Senior English teacher and author of adult and childrens' novels. Sam studied Theatre at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries and has won Queensland Theatre's Young Playwrights Award, along with DUX, CIVA and Pathmaker Awards at her school. Together, they run Writing Excellence Programs for Young Scholars at Writer on the Road.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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