COMP CLOSED: ‘Australian Code Breakers’ by James Phelps

The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser’s Reich… This week we have three copies of Australian Code Breakers by James Phelps to be won. James is Australia’s #1 bestselling true crime writer and recently we enjoyed a video conversation with James –

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5 top tips for thriller writing from author L.A. Larkin

British-Australian crime and thriller writer L.A. Larkin – who teaches the Australian Writers’ Centre’s popular Crime and Thriller Writing course is our go-to woman for crafting suspenseful, exciting literature.  Larkin’s latest thriller novel Prey was released in April 2020, published by Clan Destine Press in Australia and Bloodhound Books in

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ARA Historical Novel Prize now open

Have you written a historical novel?  The ARA Historical Novel Prize is now open and the winner is set to receive $30,000 AUD!  Who’s eligible? From the Historical Novel Society Australasia website: “The ARA Historical Novel Prize is open to authors who are citizens or residents of Australia or New

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Q&A: Practice vs practise

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re being told to continue

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The 2020 ABIA winners are…

The announcement of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards saw both familiar faces and rising stars rewarded for their hard work. Streamed live on YouTube, the top gong for the ABIA Book of the Year was given to a picture book for the first time: Bluey: The Beach, based on

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COMP CLOSED ‘Pedantic’ by Ross & Kathryn Petras

This week’s giveaway book is one for the word nerds out there (you know who you are). The book is Pedantic by language boffins Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras – a hilarious and useful guide to the 100 terms smart people should know… So, what is Pedantic? Well, it’s a

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Your COVID-19 words

It’s no secret that the global pandemic of 2020 is a time that history will remember. For many, it has been a confusing time, one of personal loss or substantial upheaval. For others, a different kind of experience, a detox of sorts; a return to simple habits or new beginnings.

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Q&A: Suped-up or souped-up?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re having alphabet soup… Q:

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Shortlist announced for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Publishers Association has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards.  This year, the ABIAs category winners and overall ‘Book of the Year’ winner of the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards will be announced via a special Virtual Awards Event that will stream LIVE on YouTube

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COMP CLOSED: ‘Up on Horseshoe Hill’ by Penelope Janu

“A kiss can change your life…” This week we have three copies to give away of AWC alumna Penelope Janu’s latest novel, Up on Horseshoe Hill. This is Penelope’s fourth novel in just TWO years – hitting it out of the park since completing our Popular Women’s Fiction course. (The

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Vale author Julian Leatherdale

We were sad to hear about the passing (on 22 April 2020) of author Julian Leatherdale, a true gentleman. It was only a few weeks ago that we spoke to Julian about his latest book Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club, set in 1930s Kings Cross in episode 321 of So

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Furious Fiction April 2020 winner and shortlist

My my… it seems the combination of people being stuck at home and perhaps starved for creativity has led to this month’s Furious Fiction competition smashing previous records as 1700 entries came flooding in! These were the criteria: Each story had to begin on the side of a road. Each

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Q&A: Yogurt or yoghurt? Hummus or houmous?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’re double dipping… Q: Hi

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Courses starting soon

Creative Writing Stage 1

Online, 13 July 2020 - $450

Writing Picture Books

Online, 13 July 2020 - $450

Freelance Writing Stage 1

Online, 13 July 2020 - $450

Novel Writing Essentials

Online, 13 July 2020 - $695

Short Story Essentials

Online, 13 July 2020 - $345

Travel Writing

Online, 13 July 2020 - $450

SEO Copywriting

Online, 13 July 2020 - $550

Food Writing

Online LIVE, 15 July 2020 - $450

UX/UI Copywriting

Online LIVE, 15 July 2020 - $345

Plain English Business Writing

Online LIVE, 21 July 2020 - $345

Crime and Thriller Writing

Online LIVE, 27 July 2020 - $450

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