Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

Sydney Writers’ Centre- Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize open for entries & Home Online courses Business Writing Creative Writing Magazine Writing and Many More Courses

Sydney Writers’ Centre- Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize open for entries & Home Online courses Business Writing Creative Writing Magazine Writing and Many More Courses

If you’re interested in exploring the world of travel writing, you can learn online or right here in person at the Sydney Writers’ Centre. Both courses cover the same content. You’ll discover:

•industry lingo you need to know
•how to develop the right angle for your travel story
•how to structure your article, when it’s important to provide photos and other key elements such as trip notes
•how to research travel stories and find interview subjects on the road
•travel writing in your home town so that you can be a travel writer without ever having to get on a plane!
•your blueprint on how to become a travel writer
•travelling on your own versus an organised trip with other writers
•and MUCH more.
Course: Travel Writing with Sue White
5-week course starting Wednesday 11 July 2012
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

ONLINE COURSE: Travel Writing with Sue White
5-week course starting Monday 9 July 2012
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize

Overland and Victoria University have teamed up again to offer their Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers. Entries are open for original pieces of unpublished short fiction up to 3000 words long. First prize is $6000 and publication in Overland. Two runners-up will receive $1000 each and their pieces will also be considered for publication.

Entries close Tuesday 31 July 2012 and all the competition details can be found at http://overland.org.au/prizes/short-story-guidelines/

Upcoming courses
Screenwriting Stage 2

If you’ve completed our Screenwriting Stage 1 course and have started work on your own feature film, then you may be ready for the next step – Screenwriting Stage 2. In this course you’ll delve deeper into the craft of writing a screenplay and learn about complicated characters, mystery and suspense, tackling the “deadly” middle act and how to sell your screenplay.

5-week course starts Monday 9 July 2012
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Online Magazine and Newspaper Writing

Beat the winter chill and study from home! Our next Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing starts soon, and is the perfect solution if you can’t join us in Milsons Point for classes. You’ll learn all about becoming a freelance writer – how to develop your story ideas, research and write your articles, and get paid for them.

5-week online course starts Monday 9 July 2012
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Successful Freelancing

Have you been freelancing for at least six months or are thinking of moving from your publishing/editing role into the world of freelance? Our Successful Freelancing seminar with me (Valerie Khoo) and Gayle Bryant will give you all the tips you need to become a successful and financially independent freelancer.

Two-hour evening seminar on Tuesday 10 July 2012
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Plan ahead – Editing Essentials

Editing at work can be tricky. If you’re not confident in your decisions, how will you convince others that the changes should be made? If you want to make sure your company’s documents are well written, and therefore well received, then knowing the essential rules of editing will help you.

Our one-day Editing Essentials seminar is ideal for anyone who needs to edit documents at work, or for those who’d like an introduction into the world of professional editing. Our editing expert, Deb Doyle, will show you how to approach your editing tasks and make sure all your documents are clear, concise and accurate.

Editing Essentials with Deb Doyle
One-day seminar on Wednesday 1 August 2012
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

WEBPICK: 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart

It can happen to the best of us. You’re right in the middle of regaling your audience with a hilarious tale, or making the point that will win you the argument, and … nothing. You’re lost for words. Tongue-tied. You just can’t think of the right word for that moment! That’s where this nifty iPhone or iPad app will come in handy – 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart.

If ever you’re lost for the right word or just want to impress with your incredible vocabulary, this collection of smart-sounding words could be your saviour. And if you’re not an iPhone or iPad user, 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart is also available as a book.

Other upcoming courses

Course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with James Roy
When: Every Thursday starting Thursday 5 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Online Course: Creative Writing Stage 2 with Pamela Freeman/Cathie Tasker
When: Week beginning Monday 9 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Online Course: Travel Writing with Sue White
When: Week beginning Monday 9 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Sue White/Allison Tait
When: Week beginning Monday 9 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Course: Screenwriting Stage 2 with Tim Gooding
When: Every Monday starting Monday 9 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Successful Freelancing with Valerie Khoo and Gayle Bryant
When: Tuesday 10 July 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Course: Travel Writing with Sue White
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 11 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with Jeni Mawter
When: Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Marina Go
When: Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Online Course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with Pamela Freeman/Cathie Tasker – NEW DATE
When: Week beginning Monday 16 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Online Course: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge/Nicola Robinson
When: Week beginning Monday 16 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Seminar: Build Your Profile Using Twitter with Steven Lewis
When: Tuesday 17 July 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Course: Creative Writing Stage 2 with Pamela Freeman
When: Every Tuesday starting Tuesday 17 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Business Writing Essentials with Tony Spencer-Smith
When: Wednesday 18 July 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: From Blog to Book with Kerri Sackville
When: Wednesday 18 July 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Writing for the web with Grant Doyle
When: Thursday 19 July 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $450

Seminar: How to Get Your Book Published with Geoff Bartlett
When: Thursday 19 July 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Grammar and Punctuation Essentials with Deb Doyle
When: Tuesday 24 July 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Seminar: Introduction to Travel Writing with Geoff Bartlett
When: Tuesday 24 July 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Professional Business Writing with Sue White
When: Thursday 26 July 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Seminar: Blogging for Business with Steven Lewis
When: Friday 27 July 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost: $395

Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Sue White
When: Every Tuesday starting Tuesday 31 July 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Editing Essentials with Deb Doyle
When: Wednesday 1 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Course: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 1 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Course: Life Writing with Patti Miller
When: Every Friday starting Friday 3 August 2012 for six weeks
Time: 10.00 am – 12 noon
Cost: $450

Seminar: PR and Media Releases that Get Results with Catriona Pollard
When: Thursday 9 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $495

Course: Screenwriting Stage 1 with Tim Gooding
When: Every Monday starting Monday 13 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Course: Travel Memoir with Claire Scobie
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 15 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Course: Thriller Writing with L.A. Larkin
When: Every Thursday starting Thursday 16 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND Course: Food Writing with Carli Ratcliff
When: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND Course: Write a chick-lit novel with Lisa Heidke
When: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Grammar and Punctuation Essentials with Deb Doyle
When: Wednesday 22 August (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Seminar: Business Writing Essentials with Tony Spencer-Smith
When: Thursday 23 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Writing for the web with Grant Doyle
When: Monday 27 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $450

Course: Writing Picture Books with Cathie Tasker
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 5 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: $395

Course: Perfecting Your Pitch with Sue White
When: Tuesday 11 September and 18 September 2012 (2 evening classes)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $175

Seminar: Self-publishing – How to do it with Geoff Bartlett
When: Thursday 13 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Program: Write Your Novel with Pamela Freeman
When: Every Tuesday starting Tuesday 18 September 2012 for six months
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $1980

Weekend Course: Travel Memoir with Claire Scobie
When: Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: How to Write a Business Book with Valerie Khoo
When: Friday 16 November 2012 (half-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Cost: $295

WRITING TOURS
Writing in Bali with Patti Miller – FULL
When: Saturday 21 July to Saturday 28 July 2012

Writing in Paris with Patti Miller – FULL
Arrival: Thursday 18 October 2012
Departure: Saturday 3 November 2012

Sydney Writers’ Centre
Suite 3, 55 Lavender Street Milsons Point NSW 2061
http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au

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EXPECT MORE ARIZONA- Ready Kids Ready Graduates Ready Workforce

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As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher and most important champion as he or she advances from preschool through postsecondary education. Your continued involvement and encouragement are critical to your student’s academic success.

The first step to student success is to create a high expectations culture in your home. Here’s how:

1. Make EXPECT MORE ARIZONA
2. Set completing college or other postsecondary program as the ultimate academic goal for your student.

3. Commit to be actively engaged in your child’s education at every stage- from birth through postseconday.

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