Australian Writers' Centre - Online

When you learn online with the Australian Writers' Centre, your lounge room becomes your classroom. (Or your bedroom; or the back yard; or the train.) In fact, anywhere you can access the web, you can connect to our world-class content.

New courses begin all year round, complete with online tutors, supportive classmates and the flexibility to learn at a time and place to suit you.

FILTER ONLINE WRITING COURSES BY CATEGORY

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Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Monday
26 September 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue White

Course

Travel Writing

Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue White

Course

Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques

Advance your fiction writing skills, story and characters to a whole new level.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Monday
10 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Learn the inside success secrets to building a home-based, freelance copywriting business on a budget.

Starts

Monday
10 October 2016
Any time during the week

Course

Copywriting Essentials

Our course shows you how to write words that sell and get paid to do what you love – writing!

Starts

Monday
14 November 2016
Any time during the week

Course

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to grab young readers’ attention with clever characters, structure, dragons and the occasional bottom joke.

Starts

Monday
28 November 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue Whiting

Course

Write Your Novel: 6-month Program

Want to get from draft to published sooner? Our program puts you on the fast track to success, with valuable critiques and detailed advice.

Starts

Monday
16 January 2017
Any time during
the week

Presenter

Bernadette Foley

Course

Blogging for Beginners

Got something to say, but not sure how to go about it? Blogging connects you with a global audience, and we'll show you how to make the most of it.

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

Reinvent Yourself

Do you want to change careers? Does the idea of crafting stories, meeting people and seeing your words in print appeal to you?

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

Make Time to Write

How to get the words written and finish your book (even with a family and a full-time job)

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Allison Tait

Course

Book Covers That Sell

Designing a book cover can be daunting task. Where should you start? How can you make it look good? What should you avoid?

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Julia Kuris

Course

Successful
Self-publishing

This course will demystify the current self-publishing landscape so you can determine – and implement – the best course of action, for your book.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Linda Diggle

Course

How to Write a Business Book

Would you like to have instant credibility or be quoted in the media? That’s what can happen when you publish your own business book.

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Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder

Discover a whole new underworld of creativity. Uncover the gory details, the story details and the truth about bringing death to life.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Candice Fox

Course

2 Hours to Scrivener Power

If you want to transform your writing with Scrivener, 2 hours is all you need.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

How to Get More Blog Readers

Go from zero (comments) to hero with our techniques to increase your blog readership. Attract an active audience to your digital soapbox today!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Nicole Avery

Course

The Business of Freelancing

If you're keen to get started as a freelance writer, but you're not sure about the nuts and bolts of it all, this course is for you!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

Pitch Your Novel:
How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Get the confidence to send your manuscript out into the world and the skills to stand out in the publishers’ slush piles...

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

Build Your Author Platform

This powerful course is designed to help you build your personal brand, connect with readers – and sell more books!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Allison Tait

Course

Inside Publishing

Understand rights, territories, contracts and royalties (and much more) – and how to make all this work for you!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Courses Starts Presenter

Course

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Monday
26 September 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques

Advance your fiction writing skills, story and characters to a whole new level.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Monday
10 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to grab young readers’ attention with clever characters, structure, dragons and the occasional bottom joke.

Starts

Monday
28 November 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue Whiting

Course

Write Your Novel: 6-month Program

Want to get from draft to published sooner? Our program puts you on the fast track to success, with valuable critiques and detailed advice.

Starts

Monday
16 January 2017
Any time during
the week

Presenter

Bernadette Foley

Course

Build Your Author Platform

This powerful course is designed to help you build your personal brand, connect with readers – and sell more books!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Allison Tait

Course

Inside Publishing

Understand rights, territories, contracts and royalties (and much more) – and how to make all this work for you!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

2 Hours to Scrivener Power

If you want to transform your writing with Scrivener, 2 hours is all you need.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

Successful
Self-publishing

This course will demystify the current self-publishing landscape so you can determine – and implement – the best course of action, for your book.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Linda Diggle

Course

Pitch Your Novel:
How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Get the confidence to send your manuscript out into the world and the skills to stand out in the publishers’ slush piles...

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder

Discover a whole new underworld of creativity. Uncover the gory details, the story details and the truth about bringing death to life.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Candice Fox

Course

Make Time to Write

How to get the words written and finish your book (even with a family and a full-time job)

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Allison Tait

Course

Book Covers That Sell

Designing a book cover can be daunting task. Where should you start? How can you make it look good? What should you avoid?

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Julia Kuris

Course

Reinvent Yourself

Do you want to change careers? Does the idea of crafting stories, meeting people and seeing your words in print appeal to you?

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Courses Starts Presenter

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue White

Course

Travel Writing

Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

Starts

Monday
3 October 2016
Any time during the week

Presenter

Sue White

Course

How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Learn the inside success secrets to building a home-based, freelance copywriting business on a budget.

Starts

Monday
10 October 2016
Any time during the week

Course

Copywriting Essentials

Our course shows you how to write words that sell and get paid to do what you love – writing!

Starts

Monday
14 November 2016
Any time during the week

Course

Reinvent Yourself

Do you want to change careers? Does the idea of crafting stories, meeting people and seeing your words in print appeal to you?

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

Successful
Self-publishing

This course will demystify the current self-publishing landscape so you can determine – and implement – the best course of action, for your book.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Linda Diggle

Course

The Business of Freelancing

If you're keen to get started as a freelance writer, but you're not sure about the nuts and bolts of it all, this course is for you!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Courses Starts Presenter

Course

Copywriting Essentials

Our course shows you how to write words that sell and get paid to do what you love – writing!

Starts

Monday
14 November 2016
Any time during the week

Course

Successful
Self-publishing

This course will demystify the current self-publishing landscape so you can determine – and implement – the best course of action, for your book.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Linda Diggle

Course

How to Write a Business Book

Would you like to have instant credibility or be quoted in the media? That’s what can happen when you publish your own business book.

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Courses Starts Presenter

Course

Blogging for Beginners

Got something to say, but not sure how to go about it? Blogging connects you with a global audience, and we'll show you how to make the most of it.

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Course

How to Get More Blog Readers

Go from zero (comments) to hero with our techniques to increase your blog readership. Attract an active audience to your digital soapbox today!

Starts

Instant Access

Presenter

Nicole Avery