Writer's Boot Camp CityEast College

Course Outline

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? Importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help?

Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers both amateur and professional feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to them self, and/or others, to ‘write their book’, ‘tell their story’ or create their family history. Whether you’re writing for fun or serious profit, come along and learn innovative tools and techniques to loosen up ingrained perfectionism, harness more time and create a masterpiece or ‘mini-piece’ for your awaiting audience.

Be inspired and get motivated as you meet others with a passion for writing. Learn how to break down the manuscript into manageable ‘bite-size’ sections and quickly capture the more important elements of your work, enabling you to write efficiently.

Suggested Reading

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way, Penguin 2007

Ideal for..

Anyone with the writing bug. It is of equal value if you are just starting out or have been writing for years, or if you are writing for pleasure or profit.


Organise a project management journal and record daily writing progress.
Understand why discipline alone will not help the ‘non-practising’ writer.
Identify the early signs of perfectionism and procrastination.
Recognise when life ‘seems to conspire’ to stop writing.
Identify when it’s time to stop re-writing.
Learn how to find a proof-reader, editor and publisher.
Learn how to pitch' a manuscript to a publisher.

What to bring

Note pad and pen/pencil

About your tutor

Karen has a Bachelor of Psychology degree with Honours from Curtin University. She also has a Certificate IV in Training and Workplace Assessment. Karen has written in both technical and creative fields and is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG). Three years ago, she set up the Writers' Boot Camp in Otford to specifically help procrastinating writers break through their barriers and finish their writing. She has helped procrastinating writers for several year and she’s looking forward to helping you.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.


$110 Limited inc GST
Writer's Boot Camp

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  • Course testimonials
    This short course gave me a good boost to start writing again. Although it's short it was great to plan how to fit writing in my life once more, and Karen addressed a lot of things that hold us back in a lovely calm manor.
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    Excellent course and teacher.