If you can read this webpage, then you have all you need to access our range of online courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre!

Whether you have a passion for creative writing or if you want to start a new freelance writing side gig, we have the perfect course that you can start RIGHT NOW.

Our courses are online so you can learn from anywhere.

Tutor-led courses are online classrooms that have a start date and weekly assignments. You enjoy great flexibility about when you complete your assignments each week. In these courses, you have classmates and an expert tutor providing you with valuable weekly feedback. It's not surprising that these courses are very popular with our students.

Self-paced courses give you immediate access and the flexibility to do the course in your own time. They are a great way to gain knowledge and improve specific aspects of your writing. Self-paced courses are very popular with students who want complete control over when and where they study.

“Thank you for providing such fantastic courses in a way everyone can participate. I could not have done any of the courses I have done through you if I had to go to a school, but having them on demand online makes it doable for mums with little kids and people juggling multiple projects. Plus you provide great support and resources for writers everywhere for free AND the teachers are second to none industry pros. I am always singing your praises. You deserve it. You are a brilliant support for us writers.”

– Kel Butler

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

5-week online course
with tutor feedback

$450

2 November 2020


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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.

5-week online course
with tutor feedback

$450

2 November 2020


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Freelance Writing Stage 1

  • Industry advice on writing for publications.
  • Techniques on structure, research, interviewing.
  • Find and pitch story ideas with confidence.

Foundation

5-week online course
with tutor feedback

$450

2 November 2020


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Copywriting Essentials

  • Write headlines and words that sell.
  • Take creative briefs and do research.
  • Earn money immediately from clients.

5-week online course
with tutor feedback

$550

2 November 2020


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Self-paced courses

Creative writing

Enhance your skills

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 self-paced course
with tutor feedback

$345

2 November 2020


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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 course

$395

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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 self-paced course

$245

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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 self-paced course
with tutor feedback

$245

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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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$245

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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 course

$195

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Author toolkit

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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$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 course

$97

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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.

$25

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Learn more about getting published

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 course

$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 course

$85

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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 course

$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 course

$147

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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 course

$245

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Freelance writing

The Business of Freelancing

  • Turn your feature writing into a business.
  • Tips on invoicing, tax and more.
  • How to be effective in quoting for jobs.

Online self-paced course

$147

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Profile Writing

  • Write compelling human stories.
  • Learn pacing, structure and style.
  • Valuable insights from a top profiler.

Online self-paced course

$175

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Content Writing

  • Create compelling content quickly.
  • Showcase specific expertise.
  • Engage readers with easy templates.

Online self-paced course

$245

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Real Estate Copywriting

  • Unlock a reliable revenue stream.
  • Tips and templates on getting started.
  • Earn course cost back in just one job.

Online self-paced course

$195

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Business writing

Professional Business Writing

  • Learn the 11 golden rules of business writing.
  • Explore the business writing DOs and DON’Ts.
  • Work smarter with practical tips and exercises.

Online self-paced course

$345

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How to Write Media Releases

  • Learn to correctly structure releases.
  • Understand the key points to deliver.
  • Tips on maximising exposure and hit-rate.

Online self-paced course

$345

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Write a Business Book

  • A blueprint for building your own book.
  • How to position yourself as an expert.
  • The ideal way to use your book in your marketing.

Online self-paced course

$695

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Reinvent yourself

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 course

$97 $67 SALE

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Blogging

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 course

$85

START TODAY


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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 course

$97

START TODAY


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