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Award-winning author of more than 30 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.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed crime and thriller novels.

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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.

Starts 28 September 2020

5 weeks

$450

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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 28 September 2020

Self-paced

$345

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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.

Starts 5 October 2020

5 weeks

$450


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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.

Starts 5 October 2020

5 weeks

$450


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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.

Starts 5 October 2020

8 weeks

$695


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Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell.

Take creative briefs and do research.

Earn money immediately from clients.

Starts 5 October 2020

5 weeks

$550


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SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves.

Tips on making your words smarter.

Charge more as an expert.

Starts 5 October 2020

5 weeks

$550


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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.

Starts 5 October 2020

5 weeks

$550


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Writing Picture Books Masterclass

Learn how to write books for ages 8-18.

Create compelling characters readers will love.

Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market.

Starts 5 October 2020

Self-paced

$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.

Starts 5 October 2020

12 months

$245 per month


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The Story Doctor

Structurally edit your manuscript so it shines

Refine your novel's dialogue, description and imagery

Learn from bestselling author Kate Forsyth

Starts 12 October 2020

4 evenings - LIVE

$495


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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.

Starts 13 October 2020

5 evenings - LIVE

$450


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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.

Starts 13 October 2020

2 mornings - LIVE

$345


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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.

Starts 14 October 2020

5 evenings - LIVE

$450


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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.

Starts 20 October 2020

5 evenings - LIVE

$450


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UX Writing

Create seamless online user experiences.

Best practice app and web techniques.

Convert more customers and drive sales.

Starts 20 October 2020

2 mornings - LIVE

$345


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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.

Starts 26 October 2020

8 weeks

$450


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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.

Starts 6 November 2020

6 mornings - LIVE

$550

Booked out

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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.

Starts 9 November 2020

6 months

$415 per month


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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.

Starts 9 November 2020

10 weeks

$395


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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.

Starts 10 November 2020

2 mornings - LIVE

$345


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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.

Starts 23 November 2020

2 evenings - LIVE

$275

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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.

Starts 1 February 2021

5 evenings - LIVE

$450


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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

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