Discover how a creative writing course at AWC can change your life.

Whether your goal is to write bestselling fiction, stories for children, a memoir or to simply explore your creativity – you'll find the ideal course here.

Learn online (from anywhere!), or in our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth classrooms.

Our core creative writing path gives you the foundations for compelling adult fiction – taking you from the seed of a story idea to a completed manuscript.

Explore an area of interest with Genre and Fiction Essentials. And gain extra knowledge and motivation with the Publishing and Writers' Toolkit courses.

Creative Writing Stage 1, Novel Writing Essentials and Write Your Novel

Picture Books, Chapter Books, Writing for Children and YA

Dialogue, Characters. Grammar, Short Stories and more

Everything you need to know about the publishing industry

Motivation, Time Management, Scrivener and more

The core creative writing path

Learn the foundations of compelling stories with these creative writing courses.

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.

Foundation

Online with tutor

5 weeks

17 August 2020

$450


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Writing Workout

Complete exercises to strengthen your writing muscles.

Receive tutor guidance on your fiction techniques.

Write, write and write!

Development

Online live with tutor

6 fortnights - LIVE

31 August 2020

$550


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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.

Intermediate

Online with tutor

8 weeks

24 August 2020

$695


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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.

Advanced

Online with tutor

6 months

7 September 2020

$415 per month


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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.

Advanced

Online with tutor

12 months

5 October 2020

$245 per month


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Courses for kids and teens

Creative Writing Quest for Kids

Encourage your child's love of writing with this creative adventure.

Write a complete 800-word story.

Receive feedback from a bestselling author.

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

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$245


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Teenage Creative Writers’ Program

Discover the key skills for creating compelling stories.

Receive feedback and guidance from an award-winning author.

Learn creative techniques that can be easily applied at school.

Online with tutor feedback

10 weeks

7 September 2020

$395


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Writing books for younger readers

Discover how to write for children of all ages

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.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

24 August 2020

$450


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How to Write for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to write books for ages 8-18.

Create compelling characters readers will love.

Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market.

Online with tutor

8 weeks

17 August 2020

$450


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Writing Picture Books Masterclass

Learn how to write books for ages 8-18.

Create compelling characters readers will love.

Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market.

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

7 September 2020

$345


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Writing Chapter Books for 6-9 year olds

Discover how to create your own book series.

Understand the story themes that resonate.

Uncover the tricks to keep young readers hooked.

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

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$245


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Laugh Out Loud

Learn how to craft funny stories for kids.

Develop your own brand of humour.

Receive feedback from a bestselling author.

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

To be announced

$245


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Fiction Techniques

Enhance your skills with advanced literary techniques

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.

Online live with tutor

5 evenings - LIVE

17 August 2020

$450


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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.

Online live with tutor

5 evenings - LIVE

14 October 2020

$450


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Short Story Essentials

Learn the secrets to compelling short fiction.

Create a gripping narrative with great pace.

Receive a personalised assessment on your 2500-word story!

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

17 August 2020

$345


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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.

Online live with tutor

5 evenings - LIVE

13 October 2020

$450


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The Story Doctor

Structurally edit your manuscript so it shines

Refine your novel's dialogue, description and imagery

Learn from bestselling author Kate Forsyth

Online live with tutor

4 evenings - LIVE

12 October 2020

$495


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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.

Online live with tutor

2 evenings - LIVE

23 November 2020

$275


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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.

Online live with tutor

6 mornings - LIVE

6 November 2020

$550


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Creative Non-fiction

Learn how to write page-turning true stories.

Master the art of creative non-fiction techniques.

Discover your unique and distinctive narrative voice.

Online

Self-paced

Coming Soon

$295


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Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder

Tips from #1 NY Times bestselling author Candice Fox.

Delve into the grisly side of fiction.

Bring your scenes to life with authentic crime details.

Online

Self-paced

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$195


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Fiction Essentials: CHARACTERS

Engage readers through your cast of characters.

Use character development to create narrative tension.

Complete exercises to cement your new skills.

Online

Self-paced

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$195


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Fiction Essentials: DIALOGUE

Discover how to write compelling conversations.

Learn how to use dialogue to drive your story forward.

Complete exercises to ensure your dialogue is authentic.

Online

Self-paced

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$195


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Fiction Essentials: GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

Master the art of punctuating dialogue correctly.

Know how to avoid common formatting and style mistakes.

Complete exercises and quizzes to reinforce your skills.

Online

Self-paced

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$195


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Fiction Essentials: POINT OF VIEW

Master this vital skill in fiction writing.

Gain techniques to strengthen your narrative voice.

Complete exercises to solidify your storytelling.

Online

Self-paced

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$195


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Cut, Shape, Polish

Gain editing skills that will improve your story.

Easily identify plot holes and structural issues.

Polish your manuscript into a publishable piece of work.

Online

Self-paced

To be announced

TBC


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Publishing

Everything you need to know about getting your work published

Inside Publishing

Discover the nuts and bolts of publishing.

Maximise your chances of getting a book deal.

Gain the insider knowledge you need for author success.

Online

Self-paced

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$165


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Pitch Your Novel: How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Learn how to put together a bulletproof pitch.

Gain tips on writing your synopsis and cover letter.

Your 10-step process for approaching agents and publishers.

Online

Self-paced

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$147


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Self-publish your Novel on Kindle

Ideal for authors who want a global readership.

Discover the critical elements of a professional ebook.

Learn the exact steps to sell internationally on Kindle.

Online

Self-paced

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$97


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Book Covers That Sell

Discover the 5 steps to a winning cover.

Learn the book cover rules for your genre.

Attract readers with the right fonts and imagery.

Online

Self-paced

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$85


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Successful Self-publishing: Print and Ebooks

A self-publishing framework for non-fiction writers.

Demystify the current self-publishing landscape.

Get professional guidance on book layout and design.

Online

Self-paced

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$245


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Writers' Toolkit

Add extra knowledge, industry insights and motivation

2 Hours to Scrivener Power

Master Scrivener 3 – the must-have tool for authors.

Transform the way you research and write.

Discover author Natasha Lester's secrets to Scrivener success.

Online

Self-paced

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$97


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Build Your Author Platform

Boost your brand and your profile.

Learn how to choose the right social media platforms.

Create a community of fans – before your book hits shelves!

Online

Self-paced

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$165


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Make Time to Write

Features the popular Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp!

Get strategies to fight procrastination.

A step-by-step guide for creating a writing routine.

Online

Self-paced

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$147


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Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp

Create a daily writing routine.

Strengthen your creative muscles through regular use.

Smash out 10,000 words in just one month.

Online

Self-paced

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$97


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Blogging for Beginners

Learn how to set up a new blog.

Establish the right structure and categories.

Begin publishing live content immediately.

Online

Self-paced

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$85


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How to Get More Blog Readers

Develop a blueprint to grow your readership.

Learn how to write compelling content.

Discover how to attract potential sponsors.

Online

Self-paced

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$97


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Reinvent Yourself

Learn how to become a writer with this motivational program.

Access tips, advice and strategies from successful writers.

Your step-by-step guide to change your life.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97 $67 SALE


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So You Want To Be A Writer – THE BOOK

Discover everything you need to be a successful writer.

A blueprint to get started and thrive in the writing world.

Advice from over 120 writers.

Book

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$25


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MOJO MONTH

Enjoy a month of inspiration, motivation and mindfulness.

Beat procrastination with regular live writing challenges.

Smash your goals and rediscover your creative spark!

Online

Self-paced

To be announced

$97


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