Creative Writing Workshop for Beginners

Learn the art and craft of creating stories of your choice

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 30

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Do you dream of writing a book, article, essay, blog post or short story, but don’t know how to get started?

Learn about the art and craft of writing while you sip wine, chai or herbal tea and sit in cosy comfort within the Blue Mountains cottage of local writer, Linda deWilde-Moon.

This class is suitable for those with an interest in learning the essential elements of the art and craft of writing.

The workshop will be tailored to your particular writing interest and include practical exercises.

This workshop will cover:

  • Structuring different types of stories including articles, self-help, first-person stories, novels, short stories and more
  • The basic key elements of a good story
  • How to weave in personal experience
  • Writing dialogue
  • Creating interesting and life-like characters
  • Use of tense and point of view
  • Plotting
  • Editing
  • Common mistakes of beginner writers to avoid
  • How to enrich your vocabulary and understanding of writing
  • Where to find story inspiration
  • Developing a routine
  • Helpful online tools
  • The role of self-belief and passion
  • Where to showcase, sell or publish your tales.

You will also get a chance to chat about a story idea of your own and complete several small writing exercises for feedback. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the workshop to ask questions too!

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly workshop.
What you'll get
  • Refreshments (wine, chai, herbal tea or water)
  • Relevant handouts.
What to bring
  • A notepad and pen
  • A rough or well-formed story idea of your own (optional).
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Katoomba, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Linda Dewilde-Moon
Linda Dewilde-Moon

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Linda deWildeMoon is a freelance feature writer published widely in Australian media including the Sydney Morning Herald, Domain, Good Organic Gardening, New Daily, Saturday Paper, Guardian, Mindfood, Voyeur (Virgin Airlines), Jetstar Asia, WellBeing, International & Australian Traveller, Nourish, Slow Living, the Good Pub Food Guide, SBS, ABC, and much much more.

Linda is also the editor and writer of "Mindful Gardening" and "The Healing Garden" bookazines for the Universal Media Co.

Linda has over seven years of paid writing experience to teach participants the skills to craft articles and stories for pleasure or for pitching to magazines and websites for payment.

Also, a qualified naturopath, passionate organic gardener and permaculture enthusiast, Linda has a certificate in Permaculture Design. She thrives on synthesising information for others and offers writing and gardening workshops from her Blue Mountains cottage.

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Emerald Waugh May 2022

The class was exceptional value. The content was tailored and covered a lot of valuable information. Would highly recommend.

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