In addition to the courses Phillipa runs through Writers Victoria and other centres, she also runs private creative writing courses at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. Phillipa is an experienced, published novelist, who is also a qualified trainer. She’s run highly sought-after and successful courses at TAFEs, Writers Victoria, the SA Writers’ Centre, the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, the NSW Writers’ Centre, and the Clare Writers’ Festival, to name a few. The courses are also tax-deductible for most people.

“Phillipa is a very gifted teacher who got me writing more than I ever have before.” Linda Christesen, 2012 & 2014 student

“Quite simply, Phillipa has helped me become a better writer.” Andrea Kenrick, 2012, 2013 & 2014 student

“By the time I completed Phillipa’s writing course, I had a solid first draft; the year after finishing my manuscript, I was signed to a great agent  and publisher. Phillipa’s courses are a wonderful resource for writers – highly recommended!” Ellie Marney, 2011 student and author of Every Breath and Every Word (Allen & Unwin 2013 & 2014)

“Phillipa’s workshop was one of the best I’ve ever attended.”  LE Ohman, 2013 student

Each year Phillipa offers three private courses run at the majestic Abbotsford Convent:
  1. Novel Writing Intensive, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm  2015 dates… 13 April-17 April, 2015 & 24 August-28 August 2015
  2. NaNoWriMo Success, Sundays in October and November
The courses are designed to suit writers of all genres.

“Her generosity in sharing all her professional wisdom and experience was remarkable…. An inspirational teacher indeed!” Gabrielle Gardner

“Phillipa inspired me to write more and do it better and provided the tools to help me do that.” LE Ohman

“At every stage I learned to sharpen and hone, to turn a better phrase and tell a more exciting story. Doing Phillipa’s class definitely took my writing to the next level.” Alisdair Daws

“I would strongly recommend Phillipa’s workshops to any writer interested in honing their craft.”  Mike Timms

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