Graduate Testimonials

“I absolutely LOVED Copywriting Essentials. I couldn’t wait each Monday for the next module to be released. I particularly love Bernadette’s teaching style. Thanks again, it is great to be part of your writing community.”

Megan Slattery

“I enjoyed listening to David’s experiences and stories and getting tips that we can use in our writing. David is engaging and well-spoken. It’s a great course that gives you real insight into profile writing.”

Elizabeth Fritz

“I enjoyed the chance to do a short writing exercise with feedback. David is an expert in his field, professional, friendly, personal and humorous. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a great place to learn about the world of writing, publishing and to meet like-minded people.”

Bettina Deda

“I thought the writing examples David gave were very useful. I enjoyed David’s knowledge, he was excellent.”

Brad Kelly

“I enjoyed having access to someone I admire that I wouldn’t usually have access to. David was really intelligent, talented, interesting and warm. He was very generous with his time and recounting his experiences, good and bad. The Australian Writers’ Centre has a wide range of courses at reasonable prices.”

Jo Cross

“I enjoyed learning editing skills and doing practical examples with the class. Deb was very professional and knowledgeable, and fantastic at explaining how editing works. She is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to grammar and it was great to learn some tricks of the trade! The Australian Writers’ Centre provides great training courses in a good location.”

Elizabeth Langton

“I was in the process of setting up a separate website for my writing ventures when I heard about the AWC course How to Build Your Author Platform. It provided great tips how to improve what I already had in place and how to look at the site structure and the content from different angles. I found Module 5 about how to optimise your social media presence most helpful.”

Bettina Deda

“Currently working my way through the course. I am finding it very informative and love that you can work at your own pace.”

Donna Cameron

“Very clear, concise instruction in the online course and the added bonus of being able to confer with like minded creatives about how best to use social media.”

Sue Broberg

“Loved this course! It made the building of the dreaded platform so much more enjoyable than I ever thought possible. I have referred back to the notes time and time again and have been recommending this course to every writer (and artist) I know.”

Sarah Fiddelaers

“This course provided much needed guidance and answers to questions I didn’t realise I should have been wondering about. The years of knowledge, experience and support in the eight-module course has given me the insight and confidence to put myself out there. An amazing tool on my path to publication.”

Cheryl Rosario

“Even though I have worked in the online space for many years, I still found the Build Your Author Platform course beneficial. Targeted specifically for authors, the course sets out a variety of information, tips and suggestions to follow to get the most out of your online presence. Since finishing the course I have implemented many of the suggestions and now have a definitive plan to continue to build my author platform. It’s also been wonderful connecting with other writers in the supportive, private Facebook group to continue the learning journey.”

Jodi Gibson

“Investing in a course such as this was not an easy decision, but I haven’t regretted it once. I was pleasantly surprised at how much was packed into each module. Not only did I receive a wealth of information, but I also loved hearing the practical tips of successful authors throughout the course. The course’s supportive private Facebook page was another bonus.”

Elizabeth Foster

“If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start – this is the course for you! The fact that you can go back and revisit the course materials again and again (until it sinks in!) is a bonus.”

Arna Radovich

“The Build Your Author Platform course helped me in ways I would never have imagined. I already had a website (of sorts) and a Facebook page (that I hardly used) as well as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts, so I was no newcomer to social media. So why, might you ask, did I need to do this course? What it did for me was help me see where things weren’t quite right, and it got me out of my comfort zone to actually bring everything together in a cohesive way. I am still taking steps, slowly, towards having an awesome platform, but I can look back on the course notes and find new ways to do things, which makes it the gift that just keeps on giving.”

Julia Kaylock

“I already had a website and was on Twitter and Facebook before beginning Build Your Author Platform and thought I was going along okay. The course taught me new tricks, showed me a heap of examples of how successful authors have done it and inspired me to make a ton of improvements to my set-up (including recently revamping my website). It also gave me info that will be useful for the future, like how to gain experience speaking at writers’ festivals and grow your email list for when you launch a new book. I’m not there yet, but it’s given me confidence that when (if!) that happens for me, I’ll be ready.”

Rebecca Douglas

“Both the course information, and the connections I have made on Build your Author Platform, have provided invaluable inspiration in moving me towards todays way of communicating. Thanks AWC!”

Nicky Albrecht

“I found the Build Your Author Platform really helpful. With many platform tips covered in the one place, it saved me a lot of time from having to research so many different aspects of social media myself. I’ve gone from social media adverse, to absolutely loving what it can achieve.”

Marie McLean

“It’s only week three of Creative Writing Stage 1 and I wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying it! I’m bursting with excitement about my manuscript once again. I have learned so much, and I have also regained confidence and reassurance that I’m on the right path and just need to keep going – to keep writing. It’s the push I needed! Having. So. Much. Fun.”

Tia Psaras

“I enjoyed the structure and content. Bernadette was excellent. You should just do it!”

Gemma King