Monique Brunello 4 months ago

The modules are so well designed with a wealth of practical information, great resources and the group were supportive and so interesting. I learned lots that I'd never even thought of before.

Cindy was quick to respond and provided useful and constructive feedback.

I enjoyed opening the module on Mondays to discover the audio lessons, and download the resources. Knowing my classmates were all taking a deep breath and embarking on the new week's assignment was great too.

I feel I have the skills and confidence to write my first articles and pitch them.

If you've ever thought you'd love to write either as a creative outlet, paid hobby or career, do an AWC course. It will kickstart your dream and introduce you to a great writing community.

Thank you, I'm looking forward to undertaking more AWC courses and taking part in events.

Sarah Betteridge 5 months ago

After getting feedback from our tutor, I realised that I already knew how to write but needed guidance to work out how to turn it into a career.

I have been given some really practical steps and guidelines for the process of setting up as a freelance writer and approaching specific publications with ideas for articles.

Rachel Arnett 5 months ago

I loved Valerie's presenting style. Always made sure I had a cuppa on the go as she spoke!

The tutor was very thorough and specific in her comments, which were full of practical and helpful advice.

I enjoyed demystifying the whole process of writing for publication. It's not as scary and difficult as I had imagined.

If you want to dip your toe in the water of writing in a safe environment, this course is for you. It's full of practical, relevant advice presented in a straight-forward, non-technical way. The modules are short and sharp and the audio makes you feel as if you are listening to an extended conversation rather than a lecture. Assignments at the end of each module keep you on track and ask you to respond via practical activities to the information presented.

Zahara Harrison 5 months ago

The assignments were the most enjoyable part as I am very much a 'learning by doing' person. It was really great and I got really in-depth feedback!

Brooke Craven 5 months ago

The tutor was an excellent clear communicator with very practical feedback to participants.

Really well laid out balance of course notes, audio and assignment feedback as well as analysis of published articles which made it very real-world and practical. It was also great to see fellow students' ideas and hear feedback on them.

It gave me a quick and digestible insight into what's possible and how to approach freelance writing, how and where to pitch etc, that I feel I could use right away.

Marilyn Groves 5 months ago

It was an excellent course and covered everything it said would be covered. The feedback was detailed and useful as was the opportunity to hear feedback on all assignments, thereby gaining even more insight.

Carmen Forward 5 months ago

Fantastic tutor. Alex was so thorough and knowledgeable. She was a very earnest teacher. I learnt a lot from Alex and she answered several questions I had.

Great course. Highly recommended.

Mariana Salazar Figueroa 6 months ago

Cindy's feedback always made sense to me and you could see through her comments how experienced she is regarding feature writing.

I enjoyed the clarity with which each module is imparted. I felt like I was spoon-fed through each step on how to become a freelance writer, from the basics to the most technical aspects after you are already published.

It made clear for me that being a freelance writer and make a living out of it is possible.

Thank you for making these high-quality courses. They can open the eyes of many people pursuing a writing career thanks to their clarity and the relevant information that is imparted.

Suzy Malseed 6 months ago

I really enjoyed the course, including Valerie presenting on the videos and Cindy providing weekly feedback. I enjoyed the flexibility and being able to self-pace my assignments and learning.

I have developed more skills and understanding around how to pitch.

Trish 6 months ago

I aspire to be a writer but had no idea where to begin. This course seemed to tick all the boxes even those that I didn't know existed prior to the course. Being new to the whole journey of writing, I wasn't sure what course would be ideal. But this has been the perfect choice :)

Valerie Khoo was articulate and was able to capture my attention. Our online tutor provided valuable feedback for the assignments and reinforced my learning.

All modules were enjoyable and nuanced, each one was an eye opener for a novice like me. I learnt something interesting and new each time!

I never thought freelance writing was even possible for me. Every module taught me a practical technique that I can practise and incorporate into my writing.

Suzanne 6 months ago

Loved the content. Just the right amount of materials each week. Liked the variety of tasks. Feel ready to have a go at this!

Great feedback on our assignments - specific, targeted, kind and constructive!

It's a great way in to learn about different types of writing in a new industry. I didn't know I could get into this so quickly...chomping at the bit to start this as a hobby and side project to teaching.

Rosina Mrauk 6 months ago

Vivienne was extremely personable, professional and an absolute joy to have as a tutor. She demonstrated her knowledge of the genre and always provided invaluable feedback.

The audio lessons (and handouts) were extremely thorough. I found myself excited and thrilled by the new learnings each week. While a little stressful, the assignments were an important learning tool which were definitely enriched by Vivienne's comprehensive feedback. Loved it!

While I already had a base knowledge of the genre, the course provided extensive in-depth knowledge and tips. Utilising the lessons and suggestions, I feel that I can definitely approach freelance writing with more confidence and clarity. I can do this!

I umm-ed and ahh-ed about doing a AWC course for a long time; over two years. Price was certainly a consideration. I wondered whether the course would live up to its claims. Without a doubt, if you are thinking of freelancing as a potential career or part-time option, I would unequivocally recommend this course as a stepping stone. Inspiring, in-depth and invaluable.

Thank you so very much.

Fiona Zito 7 months ago

It was so full of information and it is an amazing feeling that I have learnt enough even at this foundation level to be able to go out and pitch and write stories.

I really feel that at 49 years of age, having worked so many years in education as an administrator, I can finally within five weeks begin the transition to writing and perhaps even doing this full time. I cannot imagine what a change this would be to my life to have a flexible, creative, career where I actually get to think and not just assist someone day in and day out. I feel I can begin turning my dream into reality. I mentioned in the group chat that I envied Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City... now I feel I might be able to be like her. I admired many writers for International Flow magazine and I can see myself now writing like them. Thank you.

Within 5 weeks, you could learn and develop the skill to actually change your life and live your dream.

Rosette Rouhana 7 months ago

I was interested in learning more about freelance writing, what it entails and whether or not this is something I can do myself based on my writing skills and current knowledge.

I thought the online tutor was good. I really liked how quick the feedback for assignments was and being able to listen to the feedback through the video presentation.

I enjoyed connecting with my interview buddy. I now have a beautiful friend and loved the process of interviewing them and writing about it.

The variety of exercises and the depth of content that was shared was more than I thought I would learn from this course and I love that I had a chance to be educated and informed on so many different aspects to freelance writing.

Go for it! They're amazing courses with the exact info you need!

I just want to say thank you. I'm grateful for the time and energy that was put into this course and that I was able to be taught by an industry leader.

Annika Dash 8 months ago

I really enjoyed all the practical advice and the format of the course. I can't believe so much useful ground was covered in not much time.

I really enjoyed interviewing a classmate. I also really enjoyed researching the publications. I loved how the modules were delivered by audio but also had useful handouts.

I am more aware of transitions and I feel more motivated to continue. I like to believe that it's possible as you say :)

The course gives useful, practical advice about how to become a freelance writer. I really enjoyed the course and feel motivated to give it a try.

Jeanie 8 months ago

Alex provided useful feedback at every step of the way.

I really enjoyed learning the art of transitions, and the opportunity to interview my classmate and to write a profile about her. I also found the handouts and examples of good and bad writing really useful.

I think it provides a really good foundation for someone wanting to pursue freelance writing. It has given me the confidence and skills to develop ideas into feature articles, and pitch them to prospective publications.

These short courses are a great opportunity to dip your toe into a subject you've been curious about. The timeframe is manageable and the cost isn't too prohibitive, so why not embrace the chance to learn something new.

Angelica Wallesch 8 months ago

I love writing and want to make it into my profession, but needed clarity on how. I hoped for this course to give me the knowledge needed to take the step.

The modules were so great and I liked having assignments with a deadline to make sure the content was put into practice.

I feel more confident and less clueless, even if it still is very much uncharted water for me. It gave me tools and momentum which I am working hard to make the most of.

If you want to start writing feature articles and have the chance of being published, without any previous experience, this is a great starting point.

Megan Bye 8 months ago

Very detailed and useful feedback. Really gets your mind thinking and challenges you. I enjoyed hearing how everyone else approached their story writing.

It is always daunting studying again. You always want it to be perfect. For me it was a great way to overcome my fears of learning and that has inspired me to keep going and keep learning.

A great way to learn and expand your writing knowledge either at your own pace or within a set course. The presenters were excellent and the care taken on feedback really shows their keen interest to see each student get the best out of the course.

Angelique Luijkx 8 months ago

This course is so comprehensive. I love it! Alex has a lot of knowledge, great feedback and she is very encouraging.

I feel much more confident when I write because I feel that I actually know what I'm doing now. I use my new skills in everything I write and really take the time for it until I feel it's perfect.

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Go for it! Highly recommended.

Bronwyn K Haasdyk 8 months ago

The feedback was excellent and very helpful. I thought Vivienne was very respectful yet was able to give critiques and point people in the right direction with helpful advice. She is a good teacher.

I liked the different types of assignments and that each one looked at a different aspect of feature writing. Even though I found it stressful that other people would see my writing, I think doing the assignments and getting feedback, and listening to the feedback for others' work was the best part.

I think the course reminded me that I like my day job - being a scientist - that I like being the 'expert' but it also helped me think about how to communicate science to the general public and to find avenues for that. Just by doing assignment one on finding magazines, I found out a lot about where science articles get published and found an online science journalism group in Australia. That was great.

The course I did gave very practical advice and the feedback is well worth the money spent. If someone was thinking about moving into freelance I would DEFINITELY recommend the course I took.

Thanks Vivienne.

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The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, copywriting, freelance writing, business writing and much more. Our practical and industry-proven courses will help you gain confidence and meet your goals faster!

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