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“Joyous writing generates more and more writing – it’s the law of attraction!”
Katherine Pinczuk

Have you always had a story to tell but weren’t sure how to go about it? Have you been writing for a while but are suffering from writers block? Or, are you keen to further your skills in the craft of creative fiction or non-fiction narrative writing because your goal is to become a published author?

Courses in Short Story Writing investigate elements of the craft of writing including: character, voice, setting, dialogue and narrative structure. Participants will discover techniques to overcome writer’s block and engage in activities and exercises that inspire and develop their creative writing potential. Ideas for writing short stories will be generated as well as a consideration of the short story as a particular generic form. Participants will engage in work-shopping activities throughout the course with the aim of producing short stories that are ready for publication.

Katherine is an experienced author, creative writing teacher, mentor, facilitator and public speaker with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished author, my goal is to motivate and support you through your writing journey by providing guidance not only on the technical aspects involved in the craft of writing, but also, by encouraging you to develop your unique writing voice. I’m always amazed at the outcomes of the activities and exercises in the writing workshops I facilitate and take great pride in saying that I learn as much from my students as they do from me.

Whilst it is vital to have a sound grasp of the technical aspects of writing, I believe that the experience of writing needs to be a joyous one and that by engaging with the creative process of writing you will also discover your most authentic self.

As well as individual mentoring on writing projects, group classes and writing events, Katherine runs writing workshops at various community organisations, educational institutions and adult education centres. Her Short Story Writing Workshops have been presented at Macquarie Community College, The Hills Shire Library and The University Of The Third Age.

Writing is food for the soul and many of my classes include meditation and mindfulness in order to tap into this abundantly creative, vital and empowered part of YOU!

Testimonials

Katherine's mentoring and guidance through the maze of the creative process in writing my first picture book led to the publication of 'The Bravest Dugong' about a lovable, lettuce-eating, paragliding dugong, a character inspired by Pig and Wuru at Sydney Aquarium.

Alec Trost

As an Author and Mentor, Katherine has supported me through a process of writing a book. At the moment, we're at the creative phase, where Katherine works her magic. Helping bring out ideas, concepts and situations that support the premise of the writing. Katherine has assisted also with looking at the best structure of the writing - then is keeping me accountable for producing the work. Katherine's insights, creative and professional approach position her as a highly skilled Author and Mentor. I do want to thank Katherine for her kind and supportive techniques that get the best out of her clients.

Adrienne McLean

I have been working on my second book for a while and simply went dry, writers block. And was really thinking anyway that it was not as vivid an expression as it should be of the value I was trying to present. So I put it aside, until I engaged Katherine. Two sessions with her completely changed the path and reignited my creativity. The end result will be very different and a vastly better product that will enrich many more lives as a result of her input. I am much indebted to her clarity and skills.

Rob Edwards

I really enjoyed the meditation session with Katherine. I left a highly stressful environment and in only a couple of minutes she was able to help me relax, quite my mind and focus only on the now. I have done meditation before but have never been able to get to that point so quickly. It was a very beneficial experience for me and I’m looking forward to more meditation sessions with Katherine.

James

Doing the meditation was very soothing and grounding. It took me straight back to watching a sunset in Santorini! Very beneficial before a full day of work. Thanks Katherine!

Siobhan

I practice meditation daily however, it was nice to learn new skills and practice mediation with my work colleagues. Katherine was very good at making us feel calm and in the zone of meditation. Working in a high volume environment the meditation session helped relieving the stress and making me feel calmer and ready to tackle the day.

Tina

Katherine started the meditation session with her soft, sweet voice. She used description of the mountain and lavender fields. Her mesmerising voice actually transported me to the freshly scented valley filled with lavender. I could feel her calming energy filling me up. I wish I could’ve stayed there a little bit longer.

Saima


In the short amount of time of the session, Katherine, was able to teach us a variety of different meditation techniques. In particular, I found the relaxation techniques she taught, during our sessions, to be very helpful especially during stressful exam periods.

Peter

Katherine was skilful and professional in guiding our group through the relaxation and visualisation process. I felt very relaxed and calm after the meditation. This session made me aware of the benefit of participating in guided meditation sessions with professionals such as Katherine. I would readily recommend anyone to attend her class.

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