Author: Australian Writers' Centre Team

Alumni/Student success stories
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Racquel Collard publishes her book Marketing Launchpad

Racquel Collard was at the peak of her career in marketing but felt that she needed a new challenge. The next natural step was a CEO role, but that didn’t feel like the right fit for her, so instead Racquel decided to write a book. She completed Write a Book That Showcases Your Expertise with the Australian Writers’ Centre and, with the publication of her debut, Marketing Launchpad, has now left the corporate rat race behind and embarked on a new career.

Read More »
Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘Feast’ by Emily O’Grady

Set in an atmospheric Scottish manor, this week’s giveaway is a recipe for tension and drama – a dysfunctional family and dark secrets being brought to light. Things just aren’t always as they seem… We’re giving away three copies of Feast by Emily O’Grady. Here’s the blurb: Alison is an

Read More »
Podcast: So You Want to be a Writer
Australian Writers' Centre Team

WRITER 544: Meet Stephanie Bishop, author of The Anniversary

Meet Stephanie Bishop, author of The Anniversary. Understanding essential tropes in romance writing. Do you write drabble? And more. Also win Broken Bay by Margaret Hickey. You can listen to the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or add the podcast RSS feed manually to your favourite podcast app.   Links

Read More »
Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

4 writing books you need

Do you love a new writing book as much as I do? Even after co-writing my own book about writing (‘So You Want To Be A Writer: How To Get Started While You Still Have A Day Job’), I find myself adding new writing books to my shopping cart way

Read More »
Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘Broken Bay’ by Margaret Hickey

Sometimes the most beautiful places can be home to the darkest secrets. A dead cave diver, family rivalry, small town secrets and beautiful Australian landscapes – this week’s giveaway has it all. We have three copies of Broken Bay by Margaret Hickey to give away. Here’s the blurb: Old loyalties

Read More »
Business writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Six simple tips for proofreading

Proofreading is an art, a science and a challenge. At first glance, it’s a simple proposition. Read your manuscript to ensure there are no mistakes before you send it off to be submitted or published. But, as any experienced proofreader will tell you, there are pitfalls along the way. For

Read More »
Alumni/Student success stories
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Jennifer Mackenzie Dunbar: from writing student to published novelist

“It might sound cheesy but the AWC courses changed my life! I finished a (very rough) first draft of my novel while I was in Scotland and haven’t stopped writing since. The courses provided me with great foundation information, the basic building blocks for any novel writing. It is information I have retained and, through my writing groups, I’ve felt confident in sharing my learning with others.”

Read More »
Other
Australian Writers' Centre Team

The write-changing joy of tidying your office

I know Marie Kondo has had her third child and given up on tidying up, but I find it an invaluable part of my writing process. At the beginning of each year, I tidy my office. And by tidy, I mean go through it like a dose of salts and

Read More »
Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘The Interpreter’ by Brooke Robinson

In this week’s giveaway, the power of one person could make the guilty innocent and the innocent guilty. But interfering with justice comes at a price and while being an interpreter sounds like a dream job to some, there are always two sides of the same coin. We have three

Read More »
Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

‘It’s never too late’ and other great writing tips

The So You Want To Be A Writer podcast has become a feature of the Australian publishing landscape since it first appeared more than eight years ago. Since that day, the podcast has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times and featured hundreds of writers, who’ve shared the ins and

Read More »
Podcast: So You Want to be a Writer
Australian Writers' Centre Team

WRITER 542: Janette Paul, author of The Summer Place

Meet Janette Paul, author of The Summer Place. She talks about her crime writing alter ego Jaye Ford, her creative process and much more. You’ll also discover tips on how to get the most out of a writers’ festival, whether or not you should court book bloggers, and much more.

Read More »
Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

COMP CLOSED: ‘Fire With Fire’ by Candice Fox

Bestselling author Candice Fox is back with another gripping novel and we have three copies to give away. Fire With Fire is a unique story following the investigation of a cold case with high stakes and you won’t be able to put it down until you’ve reached the very last

Read More »
Podcast: So You Want to be a Copywriter
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Ep 055: Top 10 tips to launch your copywriting business

If you’re looking for practical strategies to transform your business and maximise customer growth this is the podcast for you. Amy Miocevich is one of Australia’s leading digital marketers and the author of “The Very Good Marketing Guide: How to Grow Your Business on a Budget.” In this episode I

Read More »
Furious Fiction
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Furious Fiction: May 2023 Story Showcase

Welcome to May’s Furious Fiction story showcase – a monthly celebration of our community’s creativity and the chance to have YOUR OWN story featured or acknowledged. So, without further ado, let’s remind ourselves of what May’s criteria were: Each story had to include a character who was BEING CHASED or

Read More »
Fiction writing
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Is your protagonist too comfortable?

The best moment of every author talk I ever give in a school is when I share the dirty secrets of being a professional author. “Writers are horrible people,” I say, to a response that varies from gasps (grade three) to blank faces (grade eight). “Writers are mean and they

Read More »
Browse posts by category

Courses starting soon

×

Nice one! You've added this to your cart