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"I can't recommend the AWC highly enough. They have been instrumental in my success as a fiction author, freelance writer, and copywriter. Giving me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to do what I love to do - write!"
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With great courses comes great responsibility. Our amazing presenters possess tons of talent and experience, and they're also great at sharing! Meet some of them now. 

Award-winning author of more than 35 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Internationally bestselling author of several children's book series.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Multi-award-winning author of novels, novellas and short stories.

Online writing courses starting soon:

Creative Writing Stage 1

  • Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction.
  • Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more.
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of the art of writing.

6 December 2021

5 weeks

$450


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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.

6 December 2021

5 weeks

$450


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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.

6 December 2021

Self–paced

$345


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Freelance Writing Stage 1

  • Industry advice on writing for publications.
  • Techniques on structure, research, interviewing.
  • Find and pitch story ideas with confidence.

13 December 2021

5 weeks

$450


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Copywriting Essentials

  • Write headlines and words that sell.
  • Take creative briefs and do research.
  • Earn money immediately from clients.

13 December 2021

5 weeks

$550


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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.

3 January 2022

8 weeks

$695


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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.

3 January 2022

5 weeks

$450


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Copywriting Essentials

  • Write headlines and words that sell.
  • Take creative briefs and do research.
  • Earn money immediately from clients.

3 January 2022

5 weeks

$550


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Travel Writing

  • Write engaging travel content.
  • Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies.
  • Turn any place into a paid story.

3 January 2022

5 weeks

$450


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Teenage Creative Writers’ Program

  • Discover the key skills for creating compelling stories.
  • Receive feedback and guidance from an award-winning author.
  • Learn creative techniques that can be easily applied at school.

3 January 2022

10 weeks

$395


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Dare to Dream

  • Find and sustain your creative inspiration.
  • Become empowered to write freely in your own voice.
  • Learn from bestselling author Kate Forsyth.

4 January 2022

4 evenings – LIVE

$465


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Life Writing

  • Feel empowered to find your unique voice.
  • Bring your experiences to life on the page.
  • Learn from Australia's leading memoir teacher.

15 January 2022

6 mornings – LIVE

Booked out

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Writing Workout

  • Complete exercises to strengthen your writing muscles.
  • Receive tutor guidance on your fiction techniques.
  • Write, write and write!

18 January 2022

6 fortnights – LIVE

$595


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Opinion Writing

  • Learn how to craft opinion pieces for publications
  • Communicate your passion with a wider audience.
  • Receive personalised feedback on your writing.

20 January 2022

3 evenings – LIVE

$345


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Write Your Novel

  • Workshop your way to a completed draft.
  • Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.
  • Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

24 January 2022

12 months

$245
per month


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SEO Copywriting

  • Write copy that Google loves.
  • Tips on making your words smarter.
  • Charge more as an expert.

31 January 2022

5 weeks

$550


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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.

31 January 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

  • Strategies for getting more clients.
  • How to fill your portfolio fast.
  • Position yourself as a specialist.

31 January 2022

5 weeks

$550


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Editing Essentials

  • How to edit business documents with ease.
  • Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.
  • Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

1 February 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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Edit Your Novel

  • Shape your story into its brilliant final form
  • Receive powerful editing techniques and guidance
  • Workshop your manuscript with experienced writers

3 February 2022

6 months

$495
 per month


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Write Your Novel

  • Workshop your way to a completed draft.
  • Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.
  • Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

14 February 2022

6 months

$415
per month


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Plain English Business Writing

  • Understand ‘plain English’ principles to improve readability.
  • Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Get templates to improve your reports, proposals, emails and proofing.

15 February 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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Food Writing

  • Learn how to break into the industry.
  • How to write delicious reviews and recipes.
  • Combine your love of food and writing.

22 February 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Crime and Thriller Writing

  • Increase your narrative tension and suspense.
  • Create intriguing characters that hook your reader.
  • Learn the essentials of this insanely popular genre.

22 February 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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UX Writing

  • Create seamless online user experiences.
  • Best practice app and web techniques.
  • Convert more customers and drive sales.

24 February 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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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".

7 March 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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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.

28 March 2022

2 evenings – LIVE

$295


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“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 followed up with the successful novels Into the Night and Where the Dead Go.

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 got my first offer I danced around the house. The second offer was even better as I was always worried the first had been a fluke or a mistake!”
– Victoria Mackinlay
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of “Ribbit Rabbit Robot” 

“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 … 

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