Writing Courses at SA Writers’ College for 2014

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We are offering 35 specialist writing courses at SA Writers’ College in 2014, tutored by award-winning South African writers.

All writing course fees below are in South African Rands (ZAR) and are fully inclusive. They cover the study materials and personal tuition.

Many of our courses are offered in Afrikaans, including the Tydskrifjoernalistieke Kursus, Die Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus, Skryf ‘n Roman and Skryf ‘n Kinderboek Skryfkursus.

Browse our SA Writers’ College website and contact us if you have any questions about our writing courses; we welcome the opportunity to advise you regarding your course choice. SA Writers’ College offers the best writing courses in South Africa.

We welcome students on our writing courses from all over South Africa, including Cape Town, Western Cape; Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng; Durban and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal; Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape; Bloemfontein, Free State; Nelspruit, Mpumalanga; Kimberley, Northern Cape and Polokwane, Limpopo.

 

JOURNALISM COURSES

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    WRITING COURSE CONTENT

Basics of Feature Writing R2995 The Basics of Feature Writing Course introduces you to the structure and format of feature articles, and teaches you how to write readable articles for print and web publications. (More…)
Magazine Journalism R4595 Everything you need to write articles for magazines – plus the chance to get published! Expert tutorage by well-known South African journalists, including Tracey Hawthorn, Leonie Joubert, Hayley Leibowitz and Lisa Lazarus (more…)
Advanced  Magazine Journalism R4795 This exciting journalism course offers you the chance to write three publishable articles for magazines. With specialist supervision from well-known journalists. (*Conditions apply) (more…)
Tydskrifjoernalistieke Kursus R4595 Die Tydskrifjoernalistieke Kursus neem jou stap-vir-stap deur die prosesse waardeur elke joernalis moet gaan om tydskrifartikels te kan skryf en verkoop. Kursusopleier is Danielle Barfoot (more…)
Travel Writing R4595 Learn how to write travel articles for leading local and international publications, and write a publishable travel piece. Under the tutelage of the multi-award winning travel writers Don Pinnock and Donna Dailey. (more…)
Broadcast Journalism R4595 Break into the exciting world of writing and reporting for radio and TV. This course teaches you the insider know-how to work as a broadcast journalist. (more…)

CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

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    WRITING COURSE CONTENT

Basics of Creative Writing R3195 A beginner writer’s toolkit. Master the basic writing skills required for all forms of creative writing. Practice your writing in dozens of fun exercises in this four-month online course, under the guidance of award-winning writer Helen Brain. (more…)
Advanced Creative Writing R3595 A continuation course that explores more advanced techniques of creative writing.
** Conditions apply (more…)
Die Basiese Kreatiewe Skryfkursus R3195 ‘n Inleidende kursus vir aspirantskrywers van kortverhale, romans, memoires en boeke vir kinders. Student lewer 40 geskrewe oefeninge met persoonlike hulp van ‘n studieleier. Kursusopleiers is die bekroonde Wilna Adriaanse en Carina Diedericks-Hugo (more…)
Break Through Your Writing Barriers R6995 This specialised coaching course guides writers on a deep personal journey into their writing, blocks, past experiences and future hopes.
Short Story Writing for Magazines R4595 Award-winning writer, Ginny Swart, has over 400 published short stories to her name. Under her tutelage, you’ll get all the writing skills training you need to write and sell your short stories, both locally and internationally. (more…)
Literary Short and Flash Fiction R4595 Have you always loved writing stories, and wish you could become a published writer? In this course, we teach you all the writing tools you need to write short stories, and share some tips to help you get them published in literary print and online journals. (more…)
Write a Novel R5895 With one-on-one training by the acclaimed Alex Smith, this course is perfect for aspiring novelists. Learn about the writing life, start writing your novel and find out how to get it published. (more…)
Advanced Novel Writing R6895 This course provides all the support and structure for the completion of your novel, with one-on-one guidance from award-winning tutors. (more…)
Skryf ‘n Roman R5895 Het jy nog altyd daarvan gedroom om ‘n roman te skryf? Ons interessante en praktiese aanlynskryfkursus is ontwikkel om jou stap vir stap te begelei. Jy kry deurlopend kundige raad, leiding en ondersteuning van Wilna Adriaanse, ‘n ervare, en bekroonde Afrikaanse skrywer. (more…)
Introduction to Poetry R2995 Let award-winning poet Fiona Zerbst guide you through this online course teaching you the basic tools of poetry, looking at line length, figures of speech, metered verse, tone, imagery and lyrics. (more…)
Scriptwriting R3995 Write and sell your own stage play, radio play or movie script. Tutored by multi-award-winning playwright and author, Karen Jeynes, this course will guide you from your big idea to the sellable finished product. (more…)
Writing for Video Games R7495
This 10-module online course will teach you how to write the dialogues, concept documents, in-game text, and the host of other narrative assets that you’ll find in video games.(more…)
Write a Childrens’ Book R5895 Award-winning author, Helen Brain, has published over 30 books for children. Her course will teach you how to write for this demanding audience, and help you sell your completed manuscript. (more…)
Skryf ‘n Kinderboek R5895 As jy nog altyd ‘n kinderboek wou skryf, is hierdie kursus net die ding vir jou. Leer die vaardighede en geniet al die ondersteuning wat jy nodig het om ‘n boek vir 8-12-jariges te skryf. Boonop kan jy uitvind hoe om jou werk gepubliseer te kry. Kursusopleier is die bekroonde skrywer Carina Diedericks-Hugo. (meer…)
Advanced Write a Book for Children and Young Adults Course R5895 Our Advanced Write a Children’s Book Course is designed to support you as you apply the skills you learned in the Basics Course to your second novel for children and young adults. (more…)
Write Your Memoir R4795 Start writing your memoir with line by line help from memoirist Lisa Lazarus. Learn the tools used by published memoir writers to get your story completed. (more…)
Creative Writing for High School Students R3195 Take your creative writing skills to a new level and learn how to write gripping stories and essays. Practice your writing in 42 fun exercises under the guidance of award-winning writer Helen Brain. (more…)

BUSINESS & GENERAL WRITING COURSES

FEE

    WRITING COURSE CONTENT

Writing Coach Course R4595 Give your writing a makeover with this customised writing course. Learn to use words with flair and confidence, under the guidance of professional wordsmith Susan Williams. (more…)
Business Writing Toolkit R2995 Learn the most important business writing skills you need. This seven module course will make a difference to your written communication skills and boost your writing confidence. (more…)
Grammar Skills (English 2nd Language) R3595 Brush up your grammar skills in this rigorous training course. Perfect for students, entry-level employees and anyone who has English as a second language. (more…)
Grammar for Writers (English 1st Language) R3795 Comprehensive, challenging and practical, the courses aim to untangle the rules so you can identify and eliminate writing errors you may have been making for years. (more…)
Write Better Newsletters R3195 Learn to write enjoyable, informative news articles for the workplace. Let us help you come up with great topics, effective research and well written articles ready for submission. (more…)
Write Better Letters R1595 Learn to write perfect letters for the workplace. (more…)

SPECIALIST WRITING COURSES

FEE

    WRITING COURSE CONTENT

Copy-Editing and Proofreading R2995 This four-month course will teach the basic skills of proofreading, and covers the basic grammar and punctuation rules of English, so that language practitioners can make informed, consistent and confident decisions in their copy-editing.
Writing for the Web R4595 Learn proven principles of web writing, writing content and adverts for the web, plus how to help online visitors find the information they want, navigate your site and stay on your site. With personal, supportive feedback for every assignment of the course from web guru Karen Lotter. (more…)
Writing for Social Media R2995 This course is for people within the communications industry wanting to learn more about web writing, small business owners wanting to increase their cyber footprint and anyone wanting to understand and control all of the current social media. (more…)
Writing a blog that will get read R3195 This course will teach you about writing blog posts that are findable.  It is about using keywords, images and tags that are appropriate to your blog; it is about encouraging you to write great, original content – but most of all, it is about teaching you to write a blog that will get read. (more…)
Press Release and Media Writing R3795
Learn the writing skills demanded by the challenging and burgeoning field of public relations, and write a sellable press release. Tutored by international PR expert Fiona Walsh. (more…)
Copywriting R4495 Learn how to create effective advertising ideas and develop your skills as a writer to communicate them in a relevant, rewarding and unexpected way. This eight-module course is facilitated by professional copywriter Mandy Speechly. (more…)

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