It was an interesting learning experience in that it brought to my attention the different ways to write poetry. I found [the course] very easy to read, understand and follow.
Very valuable, both as a personal challenge and, hopefully, assisting my next endeavour - short story writing. The whole presentation and content was exceptional. Thank you for an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
I am 60,000 words into a historical novel I am writing. I hope to complete it in 6 months time. It is all thanks to The Writing School.
It kept me focused and underlined the discipline required to write for publication. It has affirmed my writing and given me the courage to persist with publication. My reason for completing the course was to identify where my strengths in writing lay. These strengths have been affirmed and I have a clear understanding of where I might head.
The course was well organised and explained clear strategies for different types of writing. The course exceeded my expectations. It gave me confidence to express myself. I thought the course unfolded in a logical and easily understood way. I was very self-conscious when I began the course. As it progressed I received encouragement from my tutor. I found my writing became much easier and it flowed. For many years I have been associated with Rottnest Island, a small island off the coast of W.A.. Now I have finished the course I want to write a short cultural history of the island.
I now feel more confident in letting other people read my stories.
It made me step out of my comfort zone and try different genres of writing. I found it easy to follow and interesting. I have had a children's story accepted into the NT Children's Anbthology 2007, written lots of letters to the editor, and have built up a portfolio of writing for a book of short stories. Published 2 local Katherine (NT) anthologies over the last 2 years and had 7 stories published in both. Entered a short story in the NT Literary Awards and ABC Short Story Competition. Had a monologue accepted onto a Radio National "Radio Eye", and wrote a 50-minute show "Katherine Characters" with playwright Alana Valentine.
It gave me better understanding of a P.I. and new knowledge. I decided to complete this course as I am interested in P.I. work. Now I can get further into it and hopefully one day become a P.I.
The course taught me much I did not know about these subjects. I appreciated the inclusion of information regarding contacts, web sites and work applications. I have already done proofreading (paid work) for a couple of magazines and hope to expand this to others so I can gradually achieve my goal of working from home, and to work to my own timetable and schedule. That is - not 9 to 5 every day!
I liked that there were no deadlines for the assignments. I was really fascinated by the small details - e.g. harmony, mood, etc. - which make all the difference in the end. Thank you for the opportunity.
The course provided a unique insight into Feng Shui. The course was everything I expected and I can't fault it. I would highly recommend this course to any person seeking harmony and balance in their surroundings. It's all very simple once you know how! I have always been interested in interior design, but felt the basis of comfortable living in harmony was not about the latest trends in home décor, but by being in harmony with what we already have. Feng Shui knowledge gives a balance, when understood, that our surroundings are not about updating our interior, but bringing harmony, peace and balance with a few basic remedies which are all within our budgets.
It was very comprehensive and I learned a lot. It surpassed my expectations in terms of how to market my business. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I had been proofreading a trade magazine for some time and, as I had always been good at English, decided to formalise my skills. Although I considered myself to be a competent proofreader, I still learned a lot. It was a good opportunity to brush up on formal grammar. I also believe this course will help with my own attempts at creative writing.