Australian Writers' Centre

We’re Australia’s leading provider of writing courses and we’re so excited that you’ve found us!

Whether you’d like to improve your skills, discover a new career, or simply find your creative community, this is the ultimate place to pursue your writing passion.

People love our online writing courses because of their affordability, short duration and accessibility – a surefire way to gain new writing skills in a supportive environment.

We have something for every writer as we offer over 55 different writing courses.

Kate Feher
Kate FeherJune 2024
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"From a 'know it all' novice, AWC courses have changed me into a writer. A writer who is still on a fascinating learning journey of discovery."
Jacks Y
Jacks YJune 2024
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"The course has deepened my passion for writing and opened up new perspectives and techniques that have enriched my skills. Ready for the next step in my writing journey!"
Writing Podcast Episode 613: Meet Amy T. Matthews, who also writes as Amy Barry and Tess LeSue!
Writing Podcast Episode 613: Meet Amy T. Matthews, who also writes as Amy Barry and Tess LeSue!
How Ruth McGurk got her picture book contract for ‘The Dinosaur Did It'
How Ruth McGurk got her picture book contract for ‘The Dinosaur Did It'
Jane Sullivan discovers her inner crime writer at the Australian Writers' Centre
Jane Sullivan discovers her inner crime writer at the Australian Writers' Centre
Q&A: ‘Podium' vs ‘dais'
Q&A: ‘Podium' vs ‘dais'
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
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FOCUS ON
WIN ‘Hard Copy' by Fien Veldman
WIN ‘Hard Copy' by Fien Veldman
AWC graduate Anna Johnston scores a two-book deal
AWC graduate Anna Johnston scores a two-book deal

Online writing courses starting soon:

6 fortnights online LIVE
with tutor 25 July 2024

$595

Only a few places left

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 29 July 2024

$450

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 29 July 2024

$550

10-week online course
with tutor and feedback 31 July 2024

$795

Online live seminar 1 August 2024

$55

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 5 August 2024

$450

7-week online course with tutor and feedback 5 August 2024

$795

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 12 August 2024

$450

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 12 August 2024

$550

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 12 August 2024

$450

2 mornings online LIVE
with tutor 13 August 2024

Booked out

6-month online program
with tutor
14 August 2024

$445
per month

4-week online course
with tutor and feedback 26 August 2024

$395

Start any time you like with these self-paced writing courses

Find your voice and tell your story with Kate Forsyth

Your motivational guide to getting started as a writer

With personalised feedback

Bring a world of destinations to life

A step-by-step guide to writing powerful content quickly

How to write a young adult story that publishers will love

Craft compelling true stories that resonate with readers

Writing a novel without a plan is like going on a journey without a map. Discover how to stay on track with Kate Forsyth.

Don't have time to write? We'll show you where it's hiding...

What you need to know to get published

How to make your readers fall in love with your novel

Save time, communicate clearly and write with confidence

With great courses comes great responsibility. Our presenters possess wonderful writing talent and experience, and they also love to teach! Meet some of them now.

Award-winning author of more than 40 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Multi-award-winning journalist, acclaimed profile writer and author.
Internationally published and award-winning author of over 50 books.
Successful fiction editor with more than 25 years' experience.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Editor and publisher with more than 30 years’ experience at HarperCollins, Fremantle Press and Magabala Books.

“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, Where the Dead Go, The Housemate and Body of Lies.

Discover how an AWC course can change your life!

"If it wasn’t for the Australian Writers’ Centre. I absolutely would not have been published."
– Megan White Graduate of Australian Writers’ Centre, author of “The Anatomy of Songs”

"The Australian Writers’ Centre really gave me the push that I needed to get my writing career going."
– Brad Kelly Graduate of Australian Writers’ Centre, freelancer writer

"I took everything I’d learned and wrote a fourth manuscript, A Girl Called Corpse, and the rest is history!"
– Reece Carter Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "A Girl Called Corpse" 

“If it wasn’t for the Australian Writers’ Centre, I’d probably still be sitting on chapter one of Half My Luck, not knowing what I was doing with it.”.
– Samera Kamaleddine Graduate of Australian Writers’ Centre, author of “The Sideways Orbit of Evie Hart”

“Enrolling in those AWC courses made all the difference in the world, the best thing I ever did!"
– Al Campbell Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "The Keepers"

“Through the Australian Writers’ Centre, I discovered that if I follow a pathway to publication, I can really do it”
– Zewlan Moor Graduate of Australian Writers’ Centre, author of “Nothing Alike” and “The Bill Dup”

“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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