AWC was created with a simple goal – to provide practical, industry-relevant training for anyone with a desire to write.
Since launching our first courses in 2005, we've grown into an empowering destination for creatives – a dynamic hub for writers all over the globe. We've helped thousands of students achieve their goals – from landing book deals, getting published, amassing freelance clients, changing careers and ultimately surprising themselves with what can be made possible through doing a writing course.
We truly believe that every person can tap into their own creative intuition. It’s YOUR ideas and imagination that will make your stories unique – all you need are the right skills and support.
Our courses equip you with expert tools and techniques, but also show you how to harness the creative process and explore your own innate talents. It’s exciting stuff!
When you enrol in one of our courses, you're tapping into the knowledge and decades' experience of top tier authors, publishers, journalists, freelancers and communications experts.
We hand-pick each one of our incredibly talented presenters to ensure you’re learning from the best. And every day our graduates tell us how the advice and guidance generously shared by our presenters helped them to follow their dream to write.
Frankly, you won’t find presenters this fabulous anywhere else. Meet them now.
“AWC offers concise, valuable training delivered by people with real-world experience of the content they present.” – Arif Ongu, AWC graduate
Writing can be solitary in nature – but when you have the right team around you, your skills and confidence can soar.
By entering the AWC community – through our courses, social media groups, and graduate events – you’re joining a supportive network of writers from all over the world. They’re by your side to celebrate your wins, provide feedback and share your passion.
It’s a buzzing hive of creatives – people just like you – who love to infuse their life with writing.
“Prepare to learn a lot in a short time, within a fantastic and supportive community.”– Jacqueline Majer, AWC graduate
“The courses provided by AWC are fun, informative and have a wonderful sense of community. If you have ever thought about writing or are looking to sharpen your skills then this is the place for you.” – Jeni de Vries, AWC graduate
Here at AWC, we offer a veritable smorgasbord of courses with plenty of options for every kind of writer.
Perhaps you've always dreamt of writing a novel? Maybe you're curious about how to earn a living from your words? Want some guidance on how to get published? Need to refresh your skills to excel in your career?
No matter the goal or your level of experience, we have the courses to help. Enjoy world-class content and the flexibility to learn online when and where it suits you.
Peruse our vast selection and get started today!
And if all the exciting choices are too much to bear, we've got you covered. Head on over to our Start Here page to view our recommended first steps.
To keep your creativity and inspiration ignited all year long, we have a delicious mix of FREE writerly resources to enjoy.
Sign up to our weekly newsletter – delivered fresh to your inbox every Thursday, packed full of writing tips, competitions, industry news and terrific tidbits.
Listen to our top-rating So you want to be a writer podcast and treat your ears each week to motivational advice and insightful author interviews. And there's also our So you want to be a copywriter podcast – perfect for freelancers and the freelance-curious who would love to learn how to turn their passion for words into profit.
Our insanely popular Furious Fiction competition runs four times a year – challenging you to create a piece of flash fiction (following our prompts) in 55 hours for the chance to win $500.
Explore our blog to discover stacks of fascinating articles and valuable advice about how to succeed as a writer, as well as fabulous giveaways and prizes.
And by completing a course with AWC, you'll unlock MANY more free rewards – such as our live Creative Coaching events with industry professionals. They're your chance to get all your burning questions answered about the world of writing.