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

Online live: With these special event courses, you participate online from the comfort of your own home in a live Zoom video-based classroom. Your tutor and your classmates are right there with you in real time.

Online classroom: These courses begin on a set date, with an online tutor and other classmates learning at the same time. You’ll need around 3-4 hours per week, but those hours can be whenever and wherever you choose.

Online self-paced: These courses are ready to go ‘on demand’. You don’t have a tutor but you do get instant access and can revisit the content for up to 12 months.
 

Learn the foundations of compelling stories.

Learn how to write feature articles.

Master the art of professional business writing.

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

6 July 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

7 July 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

13 July 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

12 months

6 July 2020

$245 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

6 months

7 September 2020

$415 per month

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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

13 July 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

13 July 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

6 July 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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Fiction Techniques

Enhance your skills with advanced literary techniques

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

6 July 2020

$345

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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

27 July 2020

$450

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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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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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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 mornings - LIVE

18 July 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

4 September 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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Fiction Essentials: SELF-EDITING

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

$195

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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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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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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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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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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

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$97 $67 SALE

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Mojo Month

Enjoy 29 days of inspiration, motivation and mindfulness.

Beat procrastination with regular live writing challenges.

Smash your goals, find your mojo and recharge your creativity!

Online

Self-paced

Coming Soon

$97

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The core freelance writing path

Learn the foundations of compelling feature articles

Freelance Writing Stage 1

Industry advice on writing for publications.

Techniques on structure, research, interviewing.

Find and pitch story ideas with confidence.

Foundation

Online with tutor

5 weeks

13 July 2020

$450

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Freelance Writing Masterclass Program

Further real-world mentoring.

Direct access to expert feedback/advice.

Sharpen your skills, fast-track success.

Advanced

Online with mentor

Self-paced

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$65 per month

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Freelance writing – extra skills

Hone your techniques and explore an area of interest

Travel Writing

Write engaging travel content.

Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies.

Turn any place into a paid story.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

13 July 2020

$450

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Food Writing

Learn how to break into the industry.

How to write delicious reviews and recipes.

Combine your love of food and writing.

Online live with tutor

5 evenings - LIVE

15 July 2020

$450

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Profile Writing

Write compelling human stories.

Learn pacing, structure and style.

Valuable insights from a top profiler.

Online

Self-paced

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$175

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Content Writing

Create compelling content quickly

Showcase specific expertise

Engage readers with easy templates

Online

Self-paced

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$245

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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

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$345

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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

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$147

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Copywriting

Learn the foundation skills to get started as a copywriter

Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell.

Take creative briefs and do research.

Earn money immediately from clients.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

6 July 2020

$550

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Copywriting – extra skills

Increase your copywriting services and knowledge

How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Strategies for getting more clients.

How to fill your portfolio fast.

Position yourself as a specialist.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

27 July 2020

$550

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SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves.

Tips on making your words smarter.

Charge more as an expert.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

13 July 2020

$550

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UX/UI Copywriting

Create seamless online user experiences.

Best practice app and web techniques.

Convert more customers and drive sales.

Online live with tutor

2 mornings - LIVE

15 July 2020

$345

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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

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$195

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Business writing fundamentals

Master the art of clear and professional business writing

Plain English Business Writing

Understand ‘plain English’ principles to improve readability.

Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Get templates to improve your reports, proposals, emails and proofing.

Online live with tutor

2 mornings - LIVE

21 July 2020

$345

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Editing Essentials

How to edit business documents with ease.

Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.

Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

Online live with tutor

2 mornings - LIVE

4 August 2020

$345

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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

START TODAY

$345

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Content Writing

Create compelling content quickly

Showcase specific expertise

Engage readers with easy templates

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$245

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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

START TODAY

$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

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$695

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Team Training

Group training in your workplace or in our online Zoom classroom

Plain English Business Writing

Understand ‘plain English’ principles to improve readability.

Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Get templates to improve your reports, proposals, emails and proofing.

Online live Zoom or at your workplace

For team training, request a quote

Anytime

 

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Editing Essentials

How to edit business documents with ease.

Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.

Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

Online live Zoom or at your workplace

For team training, request a quote

Anytime

 

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Writing for the Web and Mobile

Communicate effectively online

The golden rules of information design

Explore SEO and contextual links

Online live Zoom or at your workplace

For team training, request a quote

Anytime

 

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The Business Toolkit

Australian Business Style Guide

Get instant access to the online version of the book

Search solutions quickly, save common conundrums, and get wordy peace of mind on the go

Save time and ensure your writing follows a consistent professional editorial style

Online book

12 months

START TODAY

$49

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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

START TODAY

$245

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