With great courses comes great responsibility. Our amazing presenters possess tonnes of talent and experience, and they're also great at sharing! Meet some of them now.

Pamela Freeman
Award-winning author of more than 30 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Allison Tait
Internationally bestselling author of several children's book series.
Kate Forsyth
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Valerie Khoo
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Candice Fox
#1 New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed crime and thriller novels.

Online writing courses starting soon:

Creative Writing Stage 1

Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction

Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more

The nuts and bolts of learning the art of writing

Starts 13 April 2020
5 weeks

Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell

Take creative briefs and do research

Earn money immediately from clients

Starts 13 April 2020
5 weeks

Freelance Writing Stage 1

Industry advice on writing for publications

Techniques on structure, research, interviewing

Find and pitch story ideas with confidence

Starts 13 April 2020
5 weeks

Novel Writing Essentials

Write the first 20,000 words of your novel

Become a stronger writer with group workshopping

Give your opening chapters the best possible start

Starts 13 April 2020
8 weeks

How to Write for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to write books for ages 8-18

Create compelling characters readers will love

Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market

Starts 13 April 2020
5 weeks

Short Story Essentials

Learn the secrets to compelling short fiction.

Create a gripping narrative with great pace.

Receive a personalised assessment on your 2500-word story!

Starts 13 April 2020
$247 SALE

Fantasy, Science Fiction and More

Get advice on structuring your story across a series.

Create an original and believable world.

Immerse yourself in the art of spec fic.

Starts 14 April 2020
5 weeks

SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves

Tips on making your words smarter

Charge more as an expert

Starts 20 April 2020
5 weeks

Travel Writing

Write engaging travel content

Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies

Turn any place into a paid story

Starts 20 April 2020
5 weeks

Writing Picture Books

Create magical stories for the youngest of readers

Discover the themes that kids (and publishers) adore

Explore your creativity in a supportive environment

Starts 20 April 2020
5 weeks

Screenwriting for Television

Learn plotting techniques for a TV drama series.

Bring your characters to life in a script.

Gain insider knowledge of the television industry.

Starts 23 April 2020
5 weeks

How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Strategies for getting more clients

How to fill your portfolio fast

Position yourself as a specialist

Starts 27 April 2020
5 weeks

Food Writing

Learn how to break into the industry

How to write delicious reviews and recipes

Combine your love of food and writing

Starts 29 April 2020
5 evenings

Life Writing

Feel empowered to find your unique voice.

Bring your experiences to life on the page.

Learn from Australia's leading memoir teacher.

Starts 2 May 2020
6 weeks

History, Mystery and Magic

Learn how to write a successful cross-genre story.

Explore unique narrative patterns and structures.

Stir your readers' imagination with vivid storytelling.

Starts 4 May 2020
5 evenings

Writing Picture Books Masterclass

Learn how to structurally edit your manuscript.

Tighten your story's prose, patterning and rhythm.

Perfect your pitch before approaching publishers.

Starts 4 May 2020

Write Your Novel - 6 month program

Workshop your way to a completed draft

Iron out structural flaws and master techniques

Achieve your dream of writing a novel

Starts 11 May 2020
6 months
$415 per month

Popular Women’s Fiction

Learn how to succeed in the women's fiction market

Bring a believable voice and character to your story

How to create the ‘page-turner’ effect

Starts 14 May 2020
5 evenings

Crime and Thriller Writing

Learn how to write a gripping page-turner

How to manage characters, pace, suspense and climax

Publishing options in today's market

Starts 26 May 2020
5 evenings

Plotting and Planning

Discover the 7 basic plots you need to know.

Turn a story idea into a well-structured plan.

Create a plot that keeps readers engrossed.

Starts 30 May 2020
2 mornings

"The Australian Writers’ Centre courses are really worthwhile, definitely for anyone who’s interested in writing and taking a more serious step toward that as a
career - or even just as a hobby."

Sarah Bailey's debut crime novel, The Dark Lake was a bestseller.
She released her second novel, Into the Night, in June 2018
and her third novel Where the Dead Go, in August 2019.

Discover how an AWC course can change your life!

“In the end when Allen & Unwin decided to publish the novel... it was amazing" – Sarah Bailey
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "The Dark Lake"

“I'm a children's author and I've just released my first series of books." – Shelly Unwin
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, now a full-time author

“Having the thrill of going to a newsagent when you know your article is coming out is fantastic.” – Rob Grant
Travel Writer and Marketing Consultant

“When I found out I was being published it was the best thing ever, the happiest day I can remember so far. It was really, really exciting.” – Catherine Pelosi
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of "Quark's Academy"

“Through the course at Australian Writers' Centre I discovered I really could be a novelist and that was such a revelation to me and such a delight”. – Margaret Morgan
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of "The Second Cure"

“The Australian Writers' Centre course had paid for itself maybe two or three times over before I got to the end of the five-week course.” – Brad Kelly
Freelance Writer

"I know I never would have been published had it not been for Valerie’s support, guidance, that ‘red pen’ of hers, and her incredibly accurate feedback."

Jennifer Johnston, freelance writer

Our graduates have written for or been published by:


And many more ...