HeartWriting at Bamboo Buddha

Learn to write from the heart at the dreamy Bali-esque location of Bamboo Buddha Cafe, Central Coast NSW.

Learn to write heartfelt, beautiful short stories.

HEARTwriting workshop


Not just a standout writing course, each lesson starts with a yoga and meditation practice designed to expand the heart and descend into the creatively rich Theta brainwave.

You’ll learn writing techniques tailored to the skills of short story construction, combined with the magic of yoga, meditation, spirituality and art psychology – all designed to quell fears and help you reach your highest creative potential.

Have you always had a secret dream to write, but too afraid to start?

There’s never been a better time and opportunity to start your writing journey. With HeartWriting, you’ll flourish and expand into your true potential as a writer, in a lush Central Coast location with your dream creative community.

In the HeartWriting workshop, you’ll learn the craft of writing brilliant short stories that capture hearts, while utilising the creative superpowers of your very own heart.

I’m Rose, a multi-published writer, teacher and magazine editor with a masters in creative writing, and I know first-hand how scary it is taking that first step to becoming the writer you’ve always dreamed of.

Maybe you don’t know whether you’ve got what it takes to be a writer…

Or maybe you’ve been too busy to put the effort into your craft.

But what if I told you that it’s easier than you think, if you learn the best tools… and tune in to your heart – with a supportive community and curriculum that is proven to work?

How to become a heartwriter:

1. Tune in to your heart

2. Learn the essential tools and techniques of writing

(so that you can write exceptional words… from the heart!)

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.




Incredible woman and mentor - I highly recommend to anyone who doesn’t know where to start, is already in the flow and just wants to get better or if you are ready to pull your book idea together. Rose’s expertise and perfect people skills provides the creative bridge to get you to where you want to be. –Vicky

I thoroughly enjoyed the 10 day course. I’ve been into the HeartMath stuff lately and it was beautiful to see that in practice and listening to what you said about it. I loved what you taught about getting into that theta brainwave state so I’ve been attempting to do that and I’ve also started writing every morning. I’ve taken lots away from the course, so thank you. My biggest fear is believing in myself. The belief that my work is good enough. Sometimes I think I don’t know enough to write [my dream project] so I think those are my two biggest hurdles. You’re amazing at what you do and what a beautiful gift you have to offer to the world. I love the writing aspect with the spiritual. It’s perfect. Your voice is beautiful too. Everything is so well done. –Claire, Sydney

I was lucky to participate in two of Rose’s writing courses over the last two years. Rose is a teacher at heart but also a charming woman who will make all feel welcome and deliver a real educational experience. Conversation among the group and with Rose was vibrant and engaging. Rose is inspired and as well as organised and instructional. The tone of the group was easy and inclusive, as Rose is a natural teacher. Rose is not one to do things by halves and is willing to share her strong knowledge base. Lucky for us! —Kathleen

I came across Rose's course as an accident after yoga class. I just stood there and the flyer just stared at me. I just took a leap of faith not really knowing what HeartWriting means and signed up for the level 1 course immediately. My experience was nothing less than magical. Rose's presence and kind and supportive nature all along the way made it really special for me. Being an expat with English as my second language, I never thought I could actually write stories in English. Not only have I dared to write a couple of my stories as a way to deal with suppressed and repressed memories, I dared to now write my own book. Rose's course opened new doors in my heart and my future, and for that I'm forever grateful to this beautiful woman who wears her heart on her sleeves to help you open up to the amazing authentic beautiful writer and human that you already are. –Zhaleh

“HeartWriting,” it’s called. She will show you how to talk to your heart. She is humble and kind, she has a melodic and soft voice and will give you the structure you need to believe – while getting things done. Be gentle to yourself, meditate to find your soul again, and stay quiet and aware. Now I can feel my heart burning, he is awake now. I learned again to talk to my heart. I met other hearts too. I felt like being around a wood fire surrounded by all hearts, open and warm, melting feelings and beliefs like marshmallows in the fire. Now, I feel light to keep walking around the world with my heart warm and open, because we met again. Thanks, HeartWriting, for showing me the way, and appearing in my life like a magical shooting star in the middle of the night. – Addie Saenz – Panama

I just opened up the "ten days" course and did your BEAUTIFUL creativity meditation (amazing, sank right into that) and started journalling from the book prompts. It’s all so epic Rose. All the hours and hours of time and loving effort you have put in to this course – you are so generous with your community. Love! – Nicole, Victoria

The HeartWriting course is exactly what it sounds like and more. It is a soulful course that helps people finally get the courage and the tools to write. So if you are someone who says 'I will write a book one day' but that day never comes because you are scared of the blank page, don't know what to write, don't think you have what it takes to write, anxious about what you write, don't have time to write, or meet the million forms of resistance - then this course is for you. Rose is the mentor you never knew you needed. So if writing is something you are called to do, you will find the path with Rose's guidance. – Bonnie, Bald Hills NSW

If you have tried a creative writing course elsewhere and was left disappointed and thinking writing might not be for you, you should give HeartWriting a go. Writing is different when you are guided from the heart and supported by Rose. Her intuitive way of guiding you through this journey of inward exploration will leave you with heart-connected writing and more. – Natalie, Sydney

HeartWriting has opened the door to a profound new way of learning - bringing together heart centred practices and teachings that will unlock the hearts deepest desires. Enrolling in Rose Mascaro’s HeartWritings Level 1 course has been the best thing I’ve ever invested in for myself. This course has enlightened the benefits of spirituality and combined it with an abundant supply of literature knowledge, reading and gentle writing tasks. Rose provides a safe space to explore your writing techniques and dreams, her wisdom, encouragement and guidance gently unravels the writer within, connects you amongst likeminded souls and surrounds you in a beautiful place to grow. – Amanda, North Coast NSW

I completed the 10 week Online workshop and would thoroughly recommend it. The combination of yoga and meditation with writing prompts make it such a unique experience. It was a wonderfully nurturing space for expression. The talented Rose shared so much of her vast knowledge with us and was very generous with her time and resources. I have wanted to get back to writing for many years but this course was the impetus to get my words moving again. I loved it so much I have enrolled in the advanced course! Thank you Rose - 10/10! – Delys, Perth

I am forever grateful HeartWriting come into my life, it has truly sparked a new flame within and rekindled the dream to write. Rose is as much inspirational as she is incredible at her ability to teach, mentor and share her love of story writing and telling with us all. Words don’t seem enough to express the sincere gratitude I have for her in my life and I cannot wait to continue my journey with her in the Advance course and beyond. If you love to read and write then HeartWriting is the best gift you could ever give yourself (or a friend). – Amanda

Anything I write here will not do justice to the incredible and transformative experience that I've had with Rose's Heart-Writing Workshop Level 1. It's the perfect combination of academics/theory, spirituality and self-development. I'm in awe of the unique experience that Rose has created, and I guarantee with wholehearted confidence that you will not be the same after going through this course. It has given me the wonderful (and very unexpected) gift or reconnecting with my passion for creative writing – one that was dormant for over 10+ years. The course is not over, and I already signed up for the Advanced Writer's Retreat, because deep in my soul I feel that this is only the beginning of a magical journey for my writing, and I thank the universe for sending Rose my way. If you're hesitating to join – please don't! You can thank me later 😉 – Virginia, Panama

HeartWriting came at a time when I was living with a lot of anxiety and felt like I was on the edges of burnout. I had lost myself and my joy. Starting the ten week course has reminded me of who I am, has reminded me of my love of reading and writing, my love of stories. I love the growth I have seen on myself and my confidence build in trusting myself and my creativity. I can’t thank Rose enough for what she and her course have done to bring my sense of creativity and playfulness back. – Liz W, Sydney

The Ten Days of HeartWriting has ended 30 years of writers' block and provided me with a safe and enjoyable platform to rediscover my until now shelved dream of writing a book. While I have a long way to go, I can not believe the change in my mindset over just ten days. I absolutely loved every activity and can not wait for the Level 1 course to begin! Thank you Rose and Heartwriting, I am so thankful! – TJ

HeartWriting has helped me step into the writer I’ve been longing to be for years but never prioritising enough. The practice of turning up everyday for myself and my craft has been the greatest gift. I’m so grateful to Rose and her wisdom, energy and time with this beautiful course. If you’re looking to kick start your practice again or gain a deeper connection between your inner world and that blank canvas in front of you, I highly recommend investing in yourself with this course. – Liz Brown

If you’re seeking to write from the depths of your heart and soul then HeartWriting is for you. Rose has created something special that will take you on a personal and creative journey. I can’t recommend Rose enough as a teacher and mentor for all aspiring writers. – Debra, Central Coast NSW

I adored the workshop with all my heart. I not only learned to give myself the permission to call myself a writer, but it allowed me to dive headfirst into what I blocked myself off from for years - my heart space. It was truly a surreal experience to have more self–growth and learning happen in an online workshop for writing than years of counselling has ever done. To anyone thinking about doing the workshop, there's a reason you're thinking about it! Don't hold yourself back! It's truly a wonderful environment and a beautiful experience. No matter who you are or what you're doing, you'll learn something new every session and you'll meet some truly remarkable people 🖤 Rose taught me so much and I love every second I spend writing thanks to her and my new writer friends! 🖤 – Merissa, Canberra

All I have is deep gratitude for whatever led me to signing up for Rose’s course and in turn for Rose. It is an honour to be in the presence of someone so in tune with their passion and purpose. I have gained confidence in my writing techniques, the freedom to put pen to paper whenever I want without feeling guilty (in this world of constant busyness), and a newfound love for the written word each week as the course expands my mind. I cannot shout loud enough to anyone who is thinking about working with Rose that they need to run, not walk. It will be one of the biggest acts of self-care you’ll enact all year. There will not be a more well rounded or supportive course of its kind out there I assure you! – Kelly, Central Coast NSW

I joined this HeartWriting class in a pretty lost and broken place. I knew I wanted to find the joy in writing again, but what I came to find was so much more than that. I found a teacher who nurtured and encouraged my creativity. I found a group of strong yet vulnerable women who inspired me every week. I developed my skills as a writer and accepted myself as a creative. Honestly can not recommend this course enough. You will emerge from it a new version of yourself! Thank you Rose! – Emma, Sydney

Rose, you drop yourself in the class like you are one of the students and pour your heart in it. You challenge me to dig beneath the surface of my writing, and my truth. So thank you for your work, and for following your heart and stepping into the light to share your gifts! –Giana, Melbourne

I have no words – or maybe too many words – to thank you for this course, and your generosity and kindness! I am so sad that it has ended. HeartWriting will be on my gratitude list for this New Years Eve – it has been the best thing that happened to me in 2022!" –Addie

It is such an honour to be in such a safe and nourishing creative space – and I feel myself coming home to myself more and more with every week. I just love you Rose – thank you for all that you do and for sharing your gifts so beautifully with us! –Alecia, Sunshine Coast

The Heartwriting Advanced course was a dream, interspersed with the depth of learning that only Rose can bring with such heart to our hearts. It was wonderful to continue my learning and growth, with so many familiar faces from the first course. I was able to bring so many words forth, and explore the ways in which I can share my life story. –Lisa, Central Coast NSW

I have absolutely loved Rose’s writing therapy course. Rose has a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom to guide you through each week. Her classes are always presented with a beautiful ambiance. I love the meditations, yoga and writing all rolled into one. I am so excited for the next course and hopefully collaborating with Rose in the future in the holistic health and wellness space. – Lauren, Newcastle

Rose is magic. She is incredibly knowledgeable, supportive and somehow manages to get the best out of distracted and insecure writers like me! HeartWriting has been the best gift to myself and my creative expression and I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with Rose in this space. – Claire, Canberra

Rose's calm guidance within the workshops and the one to one mentoring sessions provided expert tuition in the craft of writing. She produced a range of highly acclaimed examples of great writing for us to discuss and provided us with skills to use in editing our work. Rose's elegant blend of spiritual understanding, discussion and practice mixed with her knowledge of teaching creative writing allowed my writing to blossom and my confidence in my ability to write for an audience to soar. –Jacqueline, Sydney

I found the program wonderfully therapeutic, and as a person I can say I’ve turned a corner and will never be the same again. Rose you are the real deal, generous with your knowledge which is considerable and generous with yourself. I got so much more than I paid for. How can I ever thank you. Go confidently into your rich future, precious soul. – Brenda, Noosa

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, Violette Ink Copywriting, Gold Coast

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, Perth

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, Sydney

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

– Gentle yoga and guided meditation

(to prompt theta brainwaves and flow state)

– Writing lecture, techniques and discussion

– Silent writing time in the lush spaces of Bamboo Buddha

– Sharing, discussion and meditation.

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Creative meditation hatha yoga and meditation to open the creative heart Learn how to tune into the powerful creative energy of the heart, while dropping into the Theta brainwave state, where the real magic happens.

Have you seen the Online Workshop?

next course starts FEB 2024

Writing techniques

heart-brain connection

theory and philosophy

transcend your skills

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.