Australian Writers’ Centre is full of students from all over the country whose lives have changed as a result of our courses. You can read just a few of our Graduate Case Studies by clicking here.
Or if you want to browse what some students think about our courses, you’ll find this below.
“I spent three years thinking about, and then 18 months seriously researching and writing my new book, A Practical Guide to Selling. The problem was that the more I learned, the more I realised how much I didn’t know, as my research kept coming up with new questions.
“Three courses with Australian Writers’ Centre totalling a little over a day and less than a thousand dollars not only saved me as much as 12-18 months in further research, but also gave me insights and perspectives that could have cost me years – imagine a false start to the book after I had gone to print!
“Whether you want to simply learn more so you can make an informed go/no-go decision on your writing future, or you have made the decision to try writing for pleasure or profit, Australian Writers’ Centre is the only way to go ‘in my book’ – I literally couldn’t have done it without them!”
“I thought the course was excellent. Everything covered was easy to understand and relevant. Sue was excellent and had a good understanding of particular industry requirements. I have adopted a number of principles already to my work.”
“Patti’s knowledge and delivery of the course was excellent, as was the interaction and support Patti provided everyone in the class. Everyone really enjoyed the class and got to know each other during the eight weeks. The course structure was excellent and Patti really supported the groups’ learning in a safe environment and enabled each of us to ask questions and offered feedback.”
“I enjoyed the opportunity to get feedback on my writing from several readers with entirely different perspectives than my own.
“As a result of the course I have become even more conscious of the importance of getting exactly the right words in the right place. I have always known this was important in other types of writing but in fiction it becomes absolutely vital.”
“I can approach my own story writing with a better sense of structure, and I’m becoming a lot more aware of the realities of publishing.”
“Tony is very good. I was particularly impressed with his passion to increase the ‘human side’ into business writing. The course succinctly covers key areas that can be applied in any written communication.”
“Information coming from a published author is invaluable, Pamela Freeman helped not only with many ways to go about refining a piece of work but also ensured we knew what to expect in the book industry.”
“The content was clear, concise and easy to understand. It offered steps to adopt when writing a feature article and was supported by great examples and case studies. The online tutor was excellent. I have done university courses that don’t event compare to her standard! The recordings were extremely clear and the technology used to enable online students to attend a class online was great. It was fantastic – best online course I have done. And I have done a lot.
“The Australian Writers’ Centre really caters for the specific writing skills you are wanting to learn and refine. It is presented in clear and concise modules, accessible online classes, prepared for your convenience to study between all your other commitments.”
“I gained insight into an industry I knew not much about. The presenter was very helpful, enthusiastic, addressed all members of the group and answered questions well.”
“This seminar was an excellent refresher and a valuable resource.”
“It was truly enjoyable. I have wanted to do a course like this for such a long time. I never knew I could learn so much about travel memoir writing. Claire was excellent. Her method of teaching was encouraging and easy to follow.”
“I really enjoyed meeting other interesting people and hearing tips and tricks from a seasoned pro. Carli was an excellent presenter. Clear and concise, approachable and very happy to share information and experience.”
“This was an excellent course that contained everything you need to know to get straight into magazine writing. It didn’t contain any unnecessary information. Everything was useful.”
“The course was most enjoyable…. Bernadette is a clever teacher the content was great. This was the best publishing seminar I’ve been to – I learnt so much.””
“Lisa is a delightful individual and very open about sharing her writing experiences, knowledge and insights. Her passion for the craft of writing shines through. She genuinely cares about the participants achieving their writing goals. Lovely lady!”
“It was a great experience all round and extremely helpful. The class has given me an excellent sense of direction, it’s fantastic.”
“Patti Miller has extensive experience and expertise, and is an outstanding teacher as well – a rare combination.”
“Screenwriting Stage 2 was relaxed and friendly – a good learning environment. Tim Gooding was excellent throughout the course. He gave very helpful feedback on scripts and the instruction on screenwriting craft was thorough. Tim had a good teaching style that kept the classes interested all the time.”
“I loved the course and truly Judith is a brilliant and enthusiastic teacher … she is passionate about children’s books and such a huge knowledge of all the different age groups so that she could be speaking of four year old book of verse and switch to fifteen year old teenage writing with ease as she knew her subject matter … so thank you for your help and advice and thank you to Judith too.”
“I enjoyed getting insights from an experienced and enthusiastic writer on the process of writing. Narrative/plot lecture was a particular strength. Kate was well-organised and informative. When time allowed, she gave constructive feedback to participants. Inspiring as a person as well as good content. This course was a good introduction to novel writing, and an inspiration to keep writing.”
“Pamela was very good and the course itself was easy and convenient. For me the best thing was that I could do it whilst overseas!”
“The seminar dispelled a great deal of the publishing myths. It allowed me to plan my course of action over the next few months in order to get my book published. Thank you.”
“It was great having the chance to put into practice what we learnt, writing example letters was great. Deb was very knowledgeable and it was great how she tailored the course to meet the needs of the group. The Australian Writers’ Centre has great courses that offer practical information that can be put into practice in the workplace.”
“It was great to discuss the various pieces with the group and hear from various unique perspectives. I recognised what was missing in my writing and this has provided me with a better understanding of what it takes to write an engaging piece of fiction.”
“David was a great presenter for the profiles course and I feel the hours went by too quickly. He was very prompt though at responding to questions.”
“Lisa clearly loves what she does. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The professionalism, the writing, and the learning about the structure of a chick lit novel – everything we learnt was relevant.”
“Marina was encouraging and very open in sharing her experience and knowledge.”
“Even though I have a background in journalism, I got a lot of practical information from the course which I can definitely apply to freelance writing in the future. I now have a plan of attack in terms of pitching story ideas to newspapers and magazines. It was so easy and convenient! I definitely felt part of a ‘classroom’ even though there was no face-to-face interaction.”
“The best thing is the clear and succinct nature in which Valerie delivers the course. It is interesting, sharp, relevant and a useful manner in which it was delivered. I never lost interest… not even for one minute!
“The course has improved the quality of my writing and the manner in which I deal with media (which is every week in my job… I was pretty ignorant until now). Increased my focus and clarity in writing as I now have more structure to pull all my (many, many) thoughts together.”