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Pamela's knowledge and ability to tailor it to each individual budding writer was fantastic. The opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people was great. If you are serious about improving your writing then the Australian Writers' Centre is an amazing resource. They provide great courses on multiple topics, taught by successfully published authors, and you get to network with other like-minded souls!

— Gerrard Bowman

Pamela Freeman was extremely knowledgeable not just about writing but about the genre of speculative fiction.

— June Steward

Pamela is 35 books worth of writing and publishing experience. She is kind, professional and hilarious!

— TJ Edwards

I enjoyed the environment created by the presenter, Pamela Freeman, and I have never been disappointed by a course I have attended at AWC, and feel that I am a better writer every time I complete a course.

— Julie James

Pamela is a generous presenter sharing her knowledge and experience freely, including everyone and engaging everyone. She is a natural teacher.

— Baska Bartsch

Pamela was fabulously well-prepared with her notes and knowledge on the genres, her personal list of character archetypes. Her knowledge of other writers working in the genre meant I went away with a list of authors to read and research once the course was over. I found that Pamela's pre-reading and exercise before the course valuable ‚ making me organise myself before the course commenced.

— Julia Featherstone

Pamela Freeman is awesome. She's very engaging, really knows her stuff and seemed to really care about helping us along.

— Evie Jones

Pamela was great - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and so well-read! She really knows the different genres and has insider knowledge of the publishing industry. Very inspiring and so welcoming to aspiring writers.

— Maryann Murphy

I really enjoyed the round table discussions and the chance to meet other writers. I thought Pamela was a very thorough teacher, generous with her knowledge and made time for everyone in the class.

— Siobhan Martin

AWC is the perfect place to go if you ever have a dream or desire to become a writer but not quite sure where to begin. Fantasy, Science Fiction and More was very informative and a great chance to meet like-minded people, and Pamela Freeman was excellent, very knowledgeable in her field and a great teacher.

— Adam Campbell

The Fantasy, Science Fiction and More course is well detailed and makes you aware of the key aspects that publishers will look for in your work. After the course you are more equipped to create believable worlds, interesting and relatable characters and how to connect this will structuring your story.

— Ben Princi

If you are serious about advancing your craft, AWC courses are an excellent investment. The course content is always good, and the instructors add value that you'll never find in a 'writing how-to' book or You Tube clip. Also, the depth of knowledge Pamela has on the craft and previous books/facts relevant to Fantasy/Sci-fi borders on the insane (in a good way). She may possibly be an android!

— Andrew Smerdon

Pamela is incredibly knowledgeable, I learned a lot! Loved her! Don't look anywhere else! The best courses in Australia are at the Australian Writers' Centre and they're by the best writers at a very reasonable price.

— Tere Rodriguez

I liked the way that Pamela was able to give us examples of tools and techniques that were relevant to our individual works and all the 'informal' hints and tips that I picked up along the way. That was awesome.

— JoJo Rowden

Pamela is inspiring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Her knowledge of the genre is very impressive. Her willingness to provide individualised feedback on participants' works-in-progress is invaluable.

— Sarah Hardie

Pamela knew everything about the subject and could always answer any questions. She was the best teacher I've had since school. If you want to be a writer you need to do a course at the Australian Writers' Centre. It is so helpful and it's nice to know that you aren't alone in the struggle to write.

— Amy Russell

Pamela is a warm, generous and enthusiastic presenter. The technical aspects of story structure were delivered clearly and Pamela provided a great deal of information that can only come from an established writer. I left the course with a much firmer sense of direction.Pamela was highly sensitive to the students' needs and the particular projects they were working on. It was exactly right for the participants.

— Jon Gregory

Pamela is engaging, knowledgeable, friendly and open. And with Pamela came tonnes of information! GO! NOW! Your writing will be all the better because of it.

— Claire Curtin

I was absolutely thrilled with the amount of the direct, useful, supportive and guided information related to this genre that was supplied throughout the course. Pamela effortlessly engaged the collective interaction between all participants. Pamela is an absolute gem! I have the utmost respect for her and adore her. The Australian Writers' Centre is a professional, supportive, wealth of knowledge, it's an engaging environment of learning with immensely knowledgeable and talented facilitators at the helm of their courses and workshops.

— Angeleah Anton

Pamela was very confident and knowledgeable, her confidence put me at ease.

— Ian Creek

Pamela was passionate about her craft, friendly, funny and generous. Fantasy, Science Fiction and More provided very useful tips which I am already making good use of.

— Ian McLean

The Australian Writers' Centre is definitely run by people who are passionate about writing, and helping you develop as a writer with ongoing help and a community base. The presenter Pamela is fantastic. She can easily see the problem or solution in an example where someone is stuck, and her feedback is spot on. I love her honest and open manner about her own experiences, and really believe that she cares about the students after we leave the classroom rather than just giving us some information for two days then nothing again.

— Erin O'Neill

Pam was great and the other writers were bright and supportive.

— Robert Randall

Pamela was a great presenter and willing to share knowledge and experience. Fantasy, Science Fiction and More was flexible enough to be responsive to questions and discussions.

— Steven Mallows

Pamela is fantastic. She can easily see the problem or solution in an example where someone is stuck, and her feedback is spot on. I love her honest and open manner about her own experiences, and really believe that she cares about the students even after we leave the classroom.

— Erin O'Neill

It was enjoyable doing a course with other Speculative Fiction fans. Genre fiction often gets seen as lesser to literary fiction so can often be neglected or demeaned in other settings. Pamela was very educated, very enthusiastic, very caring.

— Robin Riedstra

Pamela is passionate about her craft, friendly, funny and generous. I'm already making good use of what I learned.

— Ian McLean

Pamela's knowledge and ability to tailor it to each individual budding writer was fantastic. The opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people was great. Pamela is a natural teacher. Her ability to squeeze so much into 2 days is a great skill.

— Gerrard Bowman

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