Writing Workshops

Creative Writing workshops with heart

HeartWriting workshops are designed to enrich your life with creative inspiration, heart-centred flow, and advanced writing skills.

Based in NSW, and taught across Australia (online) by an experienced teacher with a creative writing masters, these bespoke writing workshops are intuitively and academically designed to help you develop your unique writing voice, style, structure, clarity and confidence as a writer, within a supportive, heart-centred and spiritually open creative community.


Each workshop is inspired by literature, nature, and deep human connection, all wrapped up in spiritual nurturing. We use meditation and flow state theory to connect to your heart and enhance the creatively explosive ‘theta brainwave’.

But the real gifts are the advanced tools, techniques, and literary theory you’ll learn along the way – the perfect course if you’re looking for that tertiary feel within a spiritual mode.

Central Coast workshops are hosted in an inspired setting, with meditation and movement, comfortable nooks to write, meaningful discussion, and immersion in nature.

Currently we are offering two successful online workshops – so you’ll always have a creative place to call home no matter what’s happening in the world.

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.

What workshop students say

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

Book a HeartWriting workshop today


Saturday October 1st, 9am – 3pm
The day starts and finishes with gentle yoga and meditation to enhance your creativity and self-connection.
Location to be confirmed – Avoca/Forresters

Are you ready for the creative day of your dreams? Ready to meet a community of heart-centred writers just like you, looking to connect and transcend? Keen to learn more about journalling and writing? Experience the therapeutic benefits of writing from the heart, combined with a gentle yoga and meditation practice. This is a creative writing workshop with a difference, where you’ll learn practical writing skills enhanced by a spiritual approach so that you can connect with your highest creative calling. Hosted in an inspiring Central Coast setting and surrounded by the lushness of nature, you’ll float from this retreat with a fresh creative spirit and brand new writing goals.

WHAT'S Included

– Meditation to enter the creative flow state
– Gentle hatha yoga to align body and soul
––Learn about the creative heart and brainwave theory
–– Writing theory, prompts and tips

– Writing time and sharing time
– 1–1 mentoring session with Rose following the retreat


heartwriting in avoca beach (10 week course)

2.5 hour workshops on Fridays, 9am – 11.30am
10 week course starts September at Avoca Beach Hotel

This is the ultimate creative writing 10-week program hosted by Rose, an experienced teacher, writer and editor with a writing masters. In this HeartWriting Level 1 course, you’ll learn how to shape short stories into works of art – while exploring the depths of your creative heart. You’ll have the opportunity to dive into your most inspired creative state, while learning a range of writing techniques. Each workshop starts with creative meditation and gentle yoga to enhance the process. Hosted in the creatively-inspiring grounds of Avoca Beach Hotel, and surrounded by the lushness of nature, here you’ll learn to write with clarity and heart.

what's included

– 2.5 hour workshop each Friday
– A new heart theme and writing technique per week
– Resource library of reading and learning material
– 1-1 mentoring session with Rose
– Email support and detailed feedback on writing
– Creative meditation and gentle hatha yoga classes
– 50+ hours of educational value

10 week workshop $499

The heartwriting workshop (online)

The signature HeartWriting workshop
Next 10 week course starts Feb 2023, Saturdays, 9am

ALMOST SOLD OUT – Join us in February and secure your earlybird price NOW for this ever-popular, signature creative writing workshop with outstanding reviews.

It’s time to expand your skills and write from the heart. Expansive Writing is so much more than ‘just’ an online course: this is a deep group-writing experience that teaches you how to connect with your highest creativity and shape a short story into a work of art.

The ultimate writing program curated and hosted by Rose, your intuitive writing teacher and creative healer. Rose is also an editor, qualified yoga and meditation teacher, and professional writer with a creative writing masters. 

WHAT'S Included

– 2.5 hour Zoom workshop each Saturday
– A new theme/ writing technique per week 
– Worksheets, lectures and reading material
– Fortnightly 1–1 Zoom mentoring with Rose
– Email feedback on written work
– A Facebook group to connect with your peers
– Creative meditation and gentle hatha yoga
– Free bonus access to ‘Writing Therapy’


10 weeks full price $699

Advanced Writer's Retreat

Starting July 30, 2022 – fortnightly workshop, Saturdays
Prerequisite of level 1 workshop needed to attend.

If you have completed the entry level HeartWriting 10 week course, or you’re an experienced writer, this is the next step for you. Experience a complete support system to skyrocket your creative writing life, expanding on the fundamental tools of a successful long-term creative writing practice. Over the course, you will be invited to complete a large piece of work that you can feel confident to publish. 


–3 hour fortnightly Zoom workshop on Saturdays
– 8 x 1–1 Zoom mentoring with Rose
– Large project progress mapping
– Copy editing and structural editing
– Email support and detailed feedback on written work

– Creative meditation and gentle hatha yoga
– Free bonus access to ‘Writing Therapy’ course

5 month course $999

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Starting February 2023

The HeartWriting Workshop (online) – book your spot now

Commit to deepening your writing skills with a small group of likeminded creatives, under the close guidance of Rose, who will elaborate on unique meditational skills and tertiary-level writing techniques that form the basis of a successful creative writing practice. Explore the essential tools to skyrocket your new creative life with sprinkles of brain-magic, spirituality, and a heart-opening community. Share the development of a chosen piece of written work each week, and receive 1-1 guidance. This is a learning experience of a lifetime.


  • Learn advanced creative writing techniques
  • Explore the secrets of successful writers
  • Share and give feedback with other writers
  • Learn how to meditate to deepen your creativity
  • Shape and perfect a short piece of written work (with mentoring)
  • Learn the basics of building a life of creative bliss — no more excuses
  • Meet the creative community you’ve always dreamed of connecting with











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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.