There’s more to your journey
Delve deeper into the practical aspects of feature journalism, including techniques on getting more from your interviews, stories and editors! More detail
Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 2 is ideal if you want to hone your feature writing skills and fully utilise the tools of the trade as a professional journalist.
It’s available to students who have already completed Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 at the Australian Writers’ Centre – either online or in the classroom. This is a pre-requisite.
Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 2 is a practical course that will ensure you understand the role of a journalist and will give you more confidence that you are following the right conventions and ethics. This course is essential if you want to build on what you have already learnt in the first course.
Want to know where all the cool kids hang out? The Graduates’ Club of course! Now, calm down – there’s no cigars, leather armchairs or loud ticking grandfather clocks here. But it IS exclusive invitation only (on completion of a course) and it’s free! Meet other writers online and share successes, seek help or just get something off your chest. Many students believe this ‘legacy learning’ is one of the most valuable things about our AWC community, and who are we to argue?
So if you want to receive feedback, support and a heads-up on opportunities … join the Club!
Valerie Khoo, Melbourne
Valerie Khoo is an award-winning feature writer who has been writing for Fairfax for the past 12 years.... View Profile
"I have even more confidence now. I did Magazine Writing Stage 2 straight after Magazine Writing Stage 1 and it really helped me stay focused and motivated - as I'm now freelancing as my career. I even had two features accepted during the course - I was feeling so confident I just went ahead and pitched. One of the editors got back to me to accept my pitch about 15 minutes after I sent the email. I couldn't have dreamed of that sort of result without completing the course!"
- Sarah McKay
"Gayle gave us lots of good information. It was excellent to hear Cindy MacDonald from Good Weekend Magazine and Mark Dapin; two very different styles of writers and different styles of people. I also had some great talks with some of the aspiring journos doing the course."
- Robyn Elliott
"Gayle Bryant was great - very interesting and personable. She kept the course well structured and on track. She answered all our questions and had some great ideas. Cindy MacDonald had some really practical suggestions and she was obviously keen to answer questions and to help any budding writers."
- Cate Lynch
"Judy really knows her stuff and as always (this was my fifth course with the Australian Writers' Centre) the content, delivery and genuinely sincere interest in students’ success was obvious. Whilst the original class (Magazine Writing Stage 1) was good enough to springboard a lot of students to success, I’m glad I paid the extra for the Masterclass. The value of the extra knowledge quickly became obvious as both a condensed recap and advanced understanding of the freelance journalistic environment."
- Grant Hyman
"I like the fact that Judy works in the field and brings real knowledge to the course; she's very helpful and approachable. I did a similar course at [another organisation] last year and I must say that this one was, by far, superior. What was so great about your course was the small class size that enabled us to address questions as a group. Well done!"
- Kerstin Pilz