Four Week Writing Course

Whether you are a complete beginner, a professional writer or somewhere in-between, this is the first step towards achieving your writing goals, whatever they are. 

This introductory writing course will give you essential tools and techniques to unlock the power of your imagination and dramatically improve the quality of your writing.

The totally practical course will take you on a profound and inspiring journey. You will be amazed how good your writing can be, from the first session and beyond.

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killer"Your classes taught me that everyone has a story inside them. You just need to learn the craft of writing in a nurturing environment like The Writers' Studio. It was an enlightening & liberating lesson."

Matt Sherring - co-writer of
Killer Elite starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro


Six-Week Writing Courses

These courses are ideal if you have completed Unlocking Creativity and want to keep the creative process alive and further develop your writing and story telling skills. 

The courses offer ideal preparation for the Ten-Month Novel and Script Course.

The three courses are offered once per year online and they are:

  • Genre
  • Character and Critique 
  • Writers' Gym - Advanced Techniques

Info and dates - Six-Week Writers' Gym: Advanced Writing Techniques

happy"No one in the world is doing what you guys do, combining the structural elements of story telling with the power and creativity of play. This process is fantastic. We are on the same wavelength."

Academy Award Winner Dr George Miller, Happy Feet, Mad Max, Babe, Witches of Eastwick, Lorenzo's Oil

Ten Month Writing Course

Do you dream of writing your novel or screenplay but are overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, especially if you're working full-time?

Even if you don't have a clear idea for a story, this course will provide you with a step-by-step process that breaks the writing of your novel or screenplay into manageable bite-sized chunks.

It will also provide you with the structure, accountability and support you need to complete your first draft in ten months. 

Live your writing dream. One step at a time.

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dark"This is without a doubt the best writing course in Sydney. I strongly recommend it to anyone with a story to tell and more to the point - to people unsure of what the story they want to write is."

Sam de Brito - author The Lost Boys, Hello Darkness, script writer for White Collar Blue, Water Rats and Sun-Herald columnist.

For over 20 years, The Writers' Studio has worked with everyone from award-winning professionals to

 complete beginners to help them realise their creative vision. Join us today to kick-start your writing dream!

Rising Tide Books is the new publishing arm of The Writers’ Studio. It has been set up to give writers who have completed our courses the opportunity to publish their novels and provide a marketing and distribution platform to get them out into the world.

Since being founded in 1992, the Studio has nurtured and worked intimately with thousands of writers and seen many of their novels published by traditional publishers and their careers in film and television launched. As the world of publishing is changing, we are changing with it and are thrilled to offer Writers’ Studio alumni the opportunity to publish their work under the Rising Tide Books imprint, founded in 2014.

Our mission is to embrace the digital age and publish compelling works of fiction that engage and entertain readers, while taking them on a meaningful journey.

Writers' Studio Graduates

The Genisis Flaw by L.A. Larkin The Body in the Clouds by Ashley Hay Lillia's Secret by Erina Reddan The Bet, screenplay by Carolyn Gerard

Thousands of people from all walks of life and all levels of experience have completed our creative writing courses and benefited from the boutique services of the Writers' Studio.

Course graduates have:

  • Published novels and non-fiction books
  • Launched careers as writers and journalists
  • Improved their business and academic skills, including writing blogs and content for websites
  • Worked in film and television
  • Have written and produced, feature films, documentaries and short films

Our alumni includes:

Carl Barron, Julia Zemiro, Claudia Karvan, Rachel Ward, television writer Fiona Seres, author Ashley Hay, choreographer Meryl Tankard, columnist and author Elizabeth Farrelly, author and former State Whip Kevin Rozzoli, Sandra Sully and Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark. 

Click here to see more of our Alumni 


"Roland Fishman is a journalist-turned-author who also happens to have the Midas touch with teaching people how to get in touch with their imagination. Unlike many who think there's magic or romance in writing and that it's a gift bestowed by the gods on a special few, Fishman adheres to a far more pragmatic approach.

He believes writing is a craft that can be learned, with techniques and tools that can be applied, like chisels, to characters and scenes. He's convinced that all of us can write a novel or short story that people want to read." 





3. WRITING YOUR NOVEL OR SCREENPLAY: Click here to read more




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 About Roland & The Writers' Studio

After working as a journalist and columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend and The Financial Review, he decided to dedicate his life to fiction writing, which he believes nourishes and expands the spirit of both the writer and the reader.

He founded The Writers’ Studio in 1992, drawing on his own career as a writer, as well as his experiences traveling around the world learning the art and craft of writing from bestselling authors and elite teachers.

For nearly twenty years, he has personally guided thousands of people through the creative process at The Writers’ Studio using his unique step-by-step process.

He has created a boutique environment at the Bronte Studio where he conducts all live courses and hand picks the online tutors to ensure you get personalised guidance, support and instruction.



"This is the rare international thriller with an engaging romantic subplot that features full-bodied human beings. Be ready to be thrilled and charmed. A thriller lovers delight."
James N. Frey - Author of nine acclaimed thrillers and the best selling How to Write a Damn Good Thriller

“Roland Fishman is the next Lee Child with spirituality...an unputdownable story that I just didn’t want to end." June Laffey - Cannes Gold Lion Award Winner