Sarah Jovanovski
Sarah JovanovskiAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I loved all the clear and succinct explanations and how modules were broken down. All the information was very clear to follow and every minute of every module was of value."
Jodi Gibson
Jodi GibsonAWC graduate, December 2021
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"I highly recommend the AWC. 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!"
Malcolm McEwen
Malcolm McEwenAWC graduate, January 2022
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"Creative Writing Stage 1 really opened my eyes to the technical side of fiction writing.  The course is comprehensive (while by necessity, 'introductory'), well organised and logical.  If, like me, you think you’re already a good writer and won’t learn anything, then, trust me, you will.  And you’ll be an even better writer for the experience."
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Award-winning author of more than 35 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Multi-award-winning author of novels, novellas and short stories.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Multi-award-winning journalist, acclaimed profile writer and author.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.

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.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$450

Bookings close soon

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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 this week

5 weeks

$450

Bookings close soon

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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.

24 May 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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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.

30 May 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.

30 May 2022

5 weeks

$550


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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.

2 June 2022

12 months

$245
per month


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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 June 2022

Self–paced

$345


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Travel Writing

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

6 June 2022

5 weeks

$450


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SEO Copywriting

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

6 June 2022

5 weeks

$550


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The Story Doctor

  • Learn to structurally edit your manuscript so it shines.
  • Discover how to refine your dialogue, descriptions and imagery.
  • Enjoy expert guidance from bestselling author Kate Forsyth.

6 June 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$595


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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 June 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Writing Workout

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

7 June 2022

6 fortnights – LIVE

$595


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Profile Writing

  • Write compelling human stories.
  • Learn pacing, structure and style.
  • Valuable insights from a top profiler.

7 June 2022

2 evenings – LIVE

$245


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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.

8 June 2022

10 weeks

$795


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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.

4 July 2022

5 weeks

$550


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UX Writing

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

4 July 2022

1 day

$345


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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.

5 July 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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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.

12 July 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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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.

1 August 2022

4 evenings – LIVE

$465


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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.

8 August 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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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.

9 August 2022

6 mornings – LIVE

$795


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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 August 2022

6 months

$415
per month


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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.

5 September 2022

2 evenings – LIVE

$295


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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.

10 October 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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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”

“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” 

“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

“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”

“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

“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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