HeartWriting in Avoca Beach

The official HeartWriting Level 1 course at Avoca Beach Hotel

Finally, a magical creative writing course on the coast.

HeartWriting in Avoca Beach

10 week writing workshop

Starts September 2022, Fridays, 9am – 11.30am, Avoca Beach Hotel

Have you always had a secret dream to write? Do you have pages of poetry and scribbles sitting in journals, waiting to be shaped into something magical?

It’s time… to expand into your true potential as a writer, in a lush Central Coast location with your dream creative community.

In the HeartWriting Avoca Beach workshop, you’ll learn the craft of writing a brilliant short story, while utilising the creative superpowers of your heart.

I’m Rose, a multi-published freelance writer and magazine editor with a novel on the way, and I know first-hand how scary it is taking that first step to becoming the writer you’ve always dreamed of.

I know… how easy it is to sabotage yourself by not committing to your craft.

I know… how excruciatingly lonely it can be when you’ve finally committed to your dream writing project, but you’re craving feedback and a creative support network.

I know… how challenging it can be to find the right teacher, the right support, and the right community. So… I created my own.

I’ve designed my dream creative writing course, distilling all I’ve learned over all my education and experiences, blending it with the creative superpowers of spirituality, and shaping all this into the perfect program – delivered to a heart-centred writing community at the lush grounds of Avoca Beach Hotel.

A secondary English teacher of 15 years with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, a former magazine editor, plus an accredited Hatha yoga and meditation teacher, I’m qualified to teach advanced writing to adults, while embracing a spiritually enhanced, multi-faceted creative approach.

I’ve perfected a unique curriculum which I call HeartWriting. In my Level 1 signature workshop, you’ll learn all the foundations of great writing – plus more heart and creative healing than you’ll receive from any other creative writing workshop in the world. (I know – I’ve done pretty much all of them!)

Get prepared to expand in all directions, with simple flow state theory, ancient Ayurvedic principles of harmony and creativity, the art psychology of Carl Jung, the science of the creativity-enhancing Theta brainwave, and the many benefits of embracing a healthy, sustainable creative life.

So join in and find out what the fuss is all about. You’ll fall in love with HeartWriting, which is designed to teach you the skills to write a brilliant short story, while connecting with your creative heart, conquering writer’s block, and meeting your dream writing community.


$499 (limited price) for the signature HeartWriting 10 week course

$49.90 a week for a 2.5 hour workshop in an outstanding venue, plus hundreds of hours worth of resources, feedback, and online yoga and writing classes.

Writing techniques

As an experienced educator and professional writer, I know that writers need more than the average classroom experience. HeartWriting distills the gems of my learnings into an inspiring, heart-opening format.

heart-brain connection

Lower frequency creative brainwaves like Theta and Alpha is where the magic of the creative process occurs. By meditating frequently and connecting with our hearts we can access these states more often.

spiritual philosophy

Your highest creative potential resides in your spiritual heart. Once you connect deeply with your inner spirit, your creativity will soar effortlessly. It's time to adopt some meaningful new rituals and philosophies.

creative community

I offer people the opportunity to connect deeply with other writers. In workshops, you’ll get to know your peers in a safe setting where you can share pieces, give feedback, and discuss the writing process.

Your heart is your best tool to produce beautiful writing.

Anahata – an open loving heart – governs our entire wellbeing and creative potential, according to the ancient wisdom of Indian philosophy. An open heart helps us remove fears and release the ego, our greatest foe when it comes to creativity.

Regular meditation, and regular writing practice, free of censorship and ego, increases divergent thinking, and regulates the brainwaves and heart. The more you write, the more you are in a form of meditation, helping your spiritual greatness to shine through with clarity.

I know firsthand that The HeartWriting Method works – particularly for those who regularly experience self-doubt and writer’s block.

I’ve witnessed multiple hundreds of students transform into beautiful, articulate, heart–based writers, who feel confident to publish their work.

How to master a short story

Once you’ve mastered the art of writing a short story, you can expand yourself in all forms and directions in writing – from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, romance, thriller, to even sales writing and beyond.

With an academic focus wrapped up in the tenderness of creativity-enhancing spirituality, you’ll be writing with clarity, confidence and heart.

Enjoy a curriculum that is guaranteed to expand yourself as a writer, with creative meditation and yoga, advanced writing techniques, spirituality and brainwaves theory, workshopping, development of voice, style and genre, and editing skills.


$499 for the signature HeartWriting 10 week course

$49.90 a week for a 2.5 hour workshop in an outstanding venue, plus hundreds of hours worth of resources, feedback and online yoga and writing classes.


Only 10 places. Lush location. Don't miss out.


Rose offers so much more value than any other traditional creative writing course I’ve come across. You get to learn about yourself, what shaped you, your authentic ‘writers voice’ and how to produce beautiful words that flow effortlessly from the heart and inspire others - if you’ve been thinking about expanding your creative brain and are looking for a nurturing environment to be a part of, you need to sign up for one of these workshops! – Natalia

From the content to the delivery style and the personalised advice in the 1-1 mentoring, this course is a true gift to anyone who ‘wishes they could’ but who ‘doesn’t out of fear’. You’ll find yourself in the safest place, where you’ll be supported, encouraged and left to ponder what else you can do if you pack away the worries and just let the words flow. I still feel this review can’t do justice to the quality content and heart opening space that Rose has created. – Michelle

Rose, aren’t you such an amazing delight. Your warmth, love and gentleness with your course participants is something to behold. You will go far with this and inspire many to deepen into more authentic writing. Also – I think I need the join the advanced course! – Andrew

Rose was so generous with her time, knowledge and energy; she was the perfect guide through this journey! It was so inspiring to witness everyone’s unique skills and confidence grow from week to week and to read their amazing stories. The HeartWriting workshop was a beautiful holistic experience that has helped me to embrace writing, and my creativity in general, wholeheartedly! – Louise

We started as nine strangers from different walks of life, but with one common thread. I am honoured to have been able to be a part of this and to have had the opportunity to share my heart journey with all my fellow heart writers. I thoroughly recommend the HeartWriting course to anyone wondering, although another part of me wants to keep Rose to myself haha. I'll definitely be signing up for the advanced course. – Raeleen

I am loving this course! there is so much more content than expected. My world is expanding at a pace I am comfortable with. I am writing everyday; the best part of my day actually. I also love listening to ALL the other heartwriters! – Cheryl

I’m feeling really excited and inspired by the beautiful intimate group and the AMAZING workshop activities that Rose is running. I’m actually enjoying everything and I’m learning in such a pleasant way. I can’t believe the value and depth and I wish I could stay in the workshop forever! – Julie

Finding Rose and her Expansive Writing Workshop was divine timing. My creativity had taken a back seat to the demands of solo motherhood and working full time, and I was feeling the pull towards opening up this part of my heart and soul again. Rose's 10-week Expansive Writing Workshop has been the most beautiful experience, I look forward to each Saturday workshop and I have found my writing joy again. – Lisa

It was a dream to spend Saturday mornings in the online HeartWriting Workshop with my group of ‘HeartWriters’. Each week we were immersed in meditation and spiritual practices, learning how to prepare the mind and body to write freely from the heart. We learned writing techniques, reading various literary works for inspiration. – Louise

Rose, thank you for holding space for my writing journey and transformation. You created such a beautiful space, all inclusive of others to expand and grow as creatives. This has truly been such an empowering eight weeks and this process has re-acquainted me with my youngest self and unlocked tucked away potential – and words that I didn't know I had and needed to release. – Jenaya

how the course works

This in-person workshop runs at Avoca Beach Hotel (next to Treetops Cafe – yes, we’ll have delicious brekkie or coffee options for our break!) on Friday mornings for 10 weeks.

We have a two-week mid-term break. If you can’t make a session, don’t worry, you can access the replay of the recorded Saturday online workshop. 

This 10 week program includes weekly 2.5 hour workshops PLUS 1–1 email mentoring, video lectures, readings, and resource library with yoga and meditation.

Advance to next levels

After the Expansive Writing Workshop, you will be eligible to join the Level 2 Advanced Writer’s Retreat, where you will have the opportunity to use your new skills to polish a larger piece of writing with the more experienced students of HeartWriting. 

MEET ROSE: your teacher

Hi, HeartWriter! It’s a pleasure to connect with you. I’m Rose, a published writer, magazine editor, qualified book editor, and English teacher. I’m also a yoga and meditation teacher. With a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, and having presented at teacher conferences on my subject, I’m qualified to teach you a range of advanced, tertiary-level techniques with a spiritual twist.
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what the workshops look like

– 45 minutes gentle yoga and guided meditation

(to prompt theta brainwaves and flow state)

– 20 minutes writing lecture and discussion

– 20 minutes silent writing time

– 15 minutes of sharing and discussion

– 20 minutes second teaching point, guided meditation and prompt

– 15 minutes writing time

– 15 minutes final sharing and close.

what's included

– 2.5 hour workshop each Friday 

– A targeted theme and technique per week 

– Resource library of reading and learning material available for 6 months

– 1-1 mentoring session with Rose

– Email support and detailed feedback on written work

– Creative meditation and gentle hatha yoga classes

– 50 hours of educational value

$499 for 10 week course

You only live once. Only 10 places. Don't miss out.

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connect with your dream community

Join other creatives from the Central Coast and around Australia as we come together to write from the heart. Whether you’re a new or seasoned writer, this is a safe space to explore your talents and connect with a beautiful creative community.

Slide Creative meditation yoga and meditation to open the creative heart Mindfulness and gentle movement for the heart, mind and soul Learn how to tune into the powerful creative energy of the heart, while dropping into the Theta brainwave state, where the real magic happens.


No matter where you are, tune in on Saturdays and learn to write effortless magic on the page.

Writing techniques

heart-brain connection

theory and philosophy

transcend your skills

Have you seen the Online Workshop?

next course starts FEB 2023: apply now

Rose Mascaro is a writer, editor and teacher who is passionate about teaching others how to build a life of creative bliss. A published writer, and the 2020 editor of Teen Breathe magazine Australia, she has a Master of Arts in creative writing.