The HeartWriting Workshop (online)

The bestselling HeartWriting Level 1 course.


The HeartWriting Workshop


Overcome your fears. Write from the heart. Meet your dream community.

Bestselling online workshops on Saturdays, 9am – 11.30am Sydney time on Zoom.

Have you always had a 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 highest potential as a writer.

In the HeartWriting signature workshop, you’ll learn the craft of writing a beautiful short story, while connecting with 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 terrifying 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 courses, 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 – with a heart–centred writing community.

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 the HeartWriting Workshop, which is designed to teach you the skills to write a brilliant short story, while facing fears, strengthening the creative heart, conquering writer’s block, and meeting your dream community.


Just $699 for the signature HeartWriting 10 week course.

$69.90 a week for a 2.5 hour bestselling workshop, plus hundreds of hours worth of resources, feedback, 1–1 mentoring sessions 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, editing and proofing skills.

Not only is this an online learning experience with a personal, heartfelt approach, plus all the perks and resources of a tertiary writing education, you’ll also receive fortnightly 1–1 mentoring with me, as we work through each concept and develop your writing into something you can confidently publish. 


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

The HeartWriting Workshop runs for 10 weeks with a mid-term break, using Zoom and a closed Facebook Group, accessible in the comfort of your own writing space.

This 10 week program includes weekly 2.5 hour workshops PLUS 1–1 email and Zoom mentoring, video lectures, readings, resource library AND free access to Writing Therapy recorded course.

Advance to next levels

After the HeartWriting Workshop, you will be eligible to join the Level 2 Advanced Writer’s Retreat in July, where you will have the opportunity to use your new skills to polish a larger piece of writing over 5 months with the more experienced students of HeartWriting. The joy of this new community never ends!

your teacher

Hi there, HeartWriter! 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.

what the workshops look like

– 30 minutes gentle yoga and guided creativity meditation

(to prompt theta brainwaves and flow state)

– 30 minutes writing lecture and discussion

– 20 minutes silent writing time

– 20 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 Zoom workshop each Saturday (recorded)

– A targeted theme and technique per week 

– Resource library of reading and learning material

– 1–1 Zoom mentoring with Rose (fortnightly)

– Detailed feedback on written work

– A Facebook group to connect with your peers

– Creative meditation and gentle hatha yoga classes

– Free bonus access to ‘Writing Therapy’ course

– 50+ hours of educational value

a unique creative opportunity you won't want to miss.

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connect with your dream creative communiy

Join other creatives from all over Australia and the world 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 from home.

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.


Writing techniques

heart-brain connection

theory and philosophy

transcend your skills

next course starts feb 2023 – don't miss the earlybird!

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.