Magazine Writing Stage 2: The Next Level
- Do you want to take your feature writing to the next level?
- Would you like to improve your writing and reporting?
- What MUST you have in your Journalist’s Toolbox?
- What are the techniques that turn facts into compelling narrative?
- Are you following the industry's Code of Ethics?
Hone your feature writing skills
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 face-to-face. 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.
Here's what you'll learn:
- Finding the angle an editor wants
- How to attribute quotes correctly
- Advanced interviewing techniques
- How to create balance in your stories
- Nailing the all-important lead for your feature
- Where to find hard-to-get sources for your story
- Ethics and protocols in journalism
- Facing journalistic dilemmas (there are more than you think!)
- Dealing with editors in the real world
- Other publishing conventions which are vital if you are serious about honing your feature writing skills
- and MUCH more.
To keep you motivated and so you can continue workshopping, we’ll also provide you free access to an exclusive writing forum.
This will help you keep your writing momentum going in a supportive environment – it’s a safe place you can get feedback on your writing.
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Exclusive access to our Online Writing Forum
When you graduate, you'll also get exclusive access to our dynamic online writing community.
Rave reviews about
"Valerie was a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter and the course itself was practical and inspirational. Excellent for any writer or wannabe writer who wants the skills and know-how to launch a freelance career. I now have theoretical and practical knowledge of the process of writing a feature article and getting it published. I have been inspired to pursue my passion for writing."
- Samantha Lau
"The Australian Writers' Centre Magazine Writing course is a must if you plan to tackle the world of freelance writing. Valerie Khoo not only provides an excellent class structure and industry knowledge but her enthusiasm is so infectious that you can't wait to get started! I've just had my first article published and I'm hooked! Thank you so much for your invaluable class, advice and support."
- Candace Goffin
“I have even more confidence now. I did Magazine Writing Stage 2 straight after 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
"Valerie's knowledge of the industry and formulaic approach will help me pursue a career in writing. Valerie's personality and great presentation style. It was simple to follow and she was full of information."
- Marie Chemney
"I found Valerie's style and enthusiasm fantastic – she was direct, to the point and was very realistic about the expectations we should have."
- Alison Parr
"Valerie Khoo is just mesmerising to listen to. She is very inspiring and has an uncanny talent of making you believe you can be a writer."
- Linda Habak
Learn from the best
| Valerie is a feature writer, editor and author of five books. She has
written on a range of topics including business, technology, fashion,
homes and living, entertainment and much more. She writes regularly for The Sydney Morning Herald and her popular Enterprise column appears every week in smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au. Her
career as a journalist and editor has involved interviewing CEOs,
celebrities, authors, entrepreneurs, and ordinary people with
extraordinary stories ... read more