Paula 1 day ago

Great content. Very relevant material and extremely knowledgeable presenter.

Carli's experience in the field was why I was so keen to undertake this UX writing training. She was fabulous! Carli is the holy grail for all things UX Writing - no wonder she is in such high-demand.

The AWC continues to deliver relevant, market-ready short writing courses that provide its students with brilliant job-ready writing tools.

Keep up the great work, AWC!

Jemma van de Nes 1 day ago

This course has given me a solid foundation for understanding the ever-evolving world of UX writing.

Carli was great - inclusive, approachable, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Plus, she knows her stuff and gave us lots of real examples, and talked through them clearly.

I enjoyed being able to apply the things I learned today to my own business website. I have a whole new perspective of how my website content could - SHOULD - be written!

The AWC is always a great choice for personal and professional development if you love writing of any kind!

Julia Stevens 1 day ago

I enjoy copywriting, but was doing it without much knowledge. I wanted to learn the basics in order to pursue it further.

I thought Bernadette thoroughly explained everything and gave great examples demonstrating the fundamental skills of copywriting.

I enjoyed how it was delivered - I thought that listening to the videos was a great way to learn (for me, anyway!). I found it much better than a traditional online course.

I feel much more confident attempting to find my first copywriting job.

Do it! The course delivery method is relaxed and can be done from wherever you may be. Feedback regarding assignments is very beneficial and you'll walk away with a fantastic understanding of the copywriting essentials!

Lopitta Fares 1 day ago

I am a lover of words and I really wanted to make it my career.

I actually really enjoyed the assignments. Mark was great with very detailed feedback. Doing the assignments brought out my creativity again that has been missing from my life for so long.

AWC professionals are guiding you all the way. Don't go anywhere else.

Neerja 1 day ago

Absolutely loved the course! Bernadette is by far the best online tutor I've ever come across. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cares about helping her students to take the necessary first steps to become freelance copywriters.

I always had trouble getting to the point and often wrote long-winded sentences. Thanks to this course, I've been able to start articles or any written pieces with short, succinct, fun, appropriate 'hooks'.

JUST DO IT! And you'll thank me for it!

Linda Guard 4 days ago

I felt encouraged by Valerie's passion and positivity which has inspired some hope and faith that transitioning into a writing career is a real possibility if I put the work in, regardless of my background.

I enjoyed the shared experiences from past AWC graduates. As indicated above, I relished all of the encouraging messages helping me to 'feel the fear and do it anyway' and to forge ahead step by step and have faith I'll make it in the end if I continue moving forward. I have no university degree and am dyslexic, however have ironically always felt drawn to writing regardless. I feel grateful for the boost and wonderful information and hopeful that I can forge through if I continue to carve out more time for me and my future. Thank you all very much!

Sally Asnicar 5 days ago

I've been struggling to find time to write for soooo long; work and life always gets in the way. Although if I'm honest, I was just procrastinating but also putting MY needs last (as usual). This course forced me to schedule in time to write every day. I did miss a few days here and there, but I managed to write 10,000 words, two blog articles, and also worked on a couple of other writing projects! Now I'm motivated to keep going. I just had to get over that initial inertia - the first hump - to get the flow going.

It's made me realise that if I'm ever going to get any of my writing finished, I have to SCHEDULE in time to write.

Great way to get started and educate yourself on what it REALLY takes to be a writer.

Amy Dewhurst 5 days ago

This course is absolutely unrivalled for quality, cost, time and ease of access. I learned many new skills which I put to use immediately and have relied upon in a variety of contexts since. AND, I so enjoyed it! Thank you AWC, Bernadette and Mark!

My tutor was Mark Farrelly, and he was superb! I did not expect to receive such detailed and useful feedback on each of my assignments. Mark gives his feedback by Loom video, and I found this a very engaging, enjoyable way to receive feedback on my work and also to learn from the feedback on my classmates' work. Mark's comments are genuine and always constructive. Thanks so much, Mark!

I can honestly say that I enjoyed everything about the course. However, I especially enjoyed the assignments, tutor feedback, and participation from the cohort.

I have three uni degrees and feel like I was trained to write quite long, wordy, "slow" types of papers. This course has helped me to write more creatively and to communicate meaningful messages in a short, concise way which gets a response / result. I have been applying these skills to help me communicate more quickly and effectively in many contexts - even interpersonally! In terms of my writing, I have gained new focus on making sure every word is purposeful and targeted to my reader / audience.

Barbara Chandler 1 week ago

Suzanne's feedback was honest and fair. Her suggestions were excellent and I will definitely go forth in my writing with her advice in the back of my mind.

It's opened my eyes to how much work goes into writing a picture book. There's soooo much more to it than I first thought.

Do it! Such amazing content.

Claire Baldwin 1 week ago

It's given me the foundational knowledge and confidence to get writing!

It was great to look at stories from the perspective of the author, rather than that of the critic / English Lit student. It was also great to write weekly and receive feedback and to see where I can improve and also where things worked!

The AWC provided a safe space in which to tap into my imagination and give writing a go! Being part of a structured course gave me the direction, parameters and accountability to write and write regularly. Sharing my writing with the class was a great experience and receiving specific feedback each week helped me understand my areas for improvement and my strengths. It has inspired and empowered me to write, write, write!

Thank you!

Lynne Vertannes 1 week ago

Bernadette is fabulous. A brilliant teacher and very experienced and knowledgeable about how to get the best from your content writing. Her feedback is so constructive and she makes you feel that you can write anything that will sell!

If you want to get serious about your writing check out the numerous courses at the AWC because no matter what you want to write, you will definitely find the right course to help you.

I'm enjoying learning. Thank you for creating these courses and opportunities for writers and those just starting out.

Linda Holdaway 1 week ago

Love how practical and straightforward it was, no fluff, just facts and formulas for success.

I can use these new skills in my employment (writing board reports and investor presentations) as well as for trying my hand at feature writing - something I have always been interested in.

The course is logical, straightforward and there are formulas you can follow as a starting point. Very practical and well worth the money and the time commitment.

Loved it!

Robyn Knibb 1 week ago

I wanted to improve my writing and it looked as if it would cover what I was after. I liked that I could listen to the modules and read handouts any time during the week. The accountability of needing to get that assignment in seemed like a good way to stay motivated. I liked the idea of individual feedback.

Petronella definitely knew what she was talking about. She was always upbeat, her feedback was always positive, but incisive enough to motivate me to keep aiming higher.

I enjoyed the accountability - and being in a zone with others who were from such diverse backgrounds, but loved writing - regardless of whether they were going to publish the great novel in the next few months.

Melissa Garcia Nunez 1 week ago

I have always loved reading and writing, and always imagined I would be a writer one day... however, I found life kept pulling me in other directions. With one toddler already, and another baby on the way, I realised it's never going to happen if I don't prioritise time to write. I read a lot of picture books with my toddler and I would love to write books that she can enjoy, but I knew there would be more to this genre than meets the eye. I decided to take this course to learn the ins and outs of creating a picture book.

The tutor was really great - I found the feedback provided for our whole cohort to be very useful. There were things picked up from the work of other participants that I have tucked away for future reference as they may well have popped up in my work down the track.

This course is pure gold with no fluffy stuff. It gets right to the point and shares exactly what one needs to know about how to write this genre. I started out doing a Master's degree in Writing (part-time around work and life) and completed 4 subjects. One year of study. I got more out of this 5-week course.

It has given me the confidence to give this a real go. And also a blueprint of how to go about it.

Jennifer Wilson 1 week ago

Being a teacher librarian in a P-12 school, I spend a lot of my time choosing and reading picture books. I wanted to get a sense of how to write one to see what it was that made them so special. Once I started and realised how challenging it is to write a picture book, I discovered a new appreciation for the wonderful picture book authors we have in Australia.

Suzanne was very helpful with her feedback. I found it beneficial to listen to all of the feedback to help with my own writing.

The way that the course is delivered is excellent. Not too taxing on time which suits me at this time of my life. I also enjoyed the information about publishers and the complexities of how to submit work. I thought that the course was great for the price with very valuable information shared.

I think I will start to gather stories in a journal to see where they end up. I've had a lot of ideas over the past years but haven't committed to writing them down. It's given me permission to start!

Kay Weller 1 week ago

Jennifer was able to see things in the group's submissions from a much more professional point of view. It was very interesting to compare her critiques and feedback with my own. Her feedback for my own work helped to clarify some important points and, most of all, encouraged me to keep going.

Well worthwhile. You will learn a great deal about the craft of writing.

Emma S 1 week ago

I finished my first draft of a novel 2 years ago and wanted something to help me build my confidence and fall in love with writing again so I can attempt my second and subsequent drafts.

Petronella gave really great feedback and super helpful critique. She delivered in a really soft manner so as to build your skills and not to dissuade you from the craft. Big thanks, I learned so much!

I enjoyed being able to read everyone else's assignments and provide/receive comments. It was so cool to hear feedback from others on the course about what they liked about your writing.

I wish I'd known about the courses sooner! Even though I'd written a first draft of a novel, the Creative Writing course taught me so much. It's given me the confidence to get back to drafting my novel after two (long!) years.

Kate Downey 1 week ago

Having purchased Scrivener, the manual was incomprehensible and then I googled ways to learn and came across this course. It looked attractive and affordable. The fact that it is accessed through a reputable organisation was a deal-breaker.

Natasha Lester made it all so simple. I do not say "seem simple". To have the basic components of Scrivener broken down this way really makes the programme into a real tool - not something that makes me sigh.

I liked that the modules were short and well designed. Mostly I liked Natasha's delivery. She is exceptionally clear.

I think I am a messy thinker and have notes everywhere. Moving from shorter formats to a novel draft began to appear unwieldy but Scrivener seems to have the answer to the plotting dilemmas with its various features.

There were many lightbulb moments for me. In terms of the tools available, perhaps the cork board function blew my mind the most. That and the 'label' function. In terms of general concept, the notion of writing in scenes was a HUGE revelation.

Hand on heart, you won't be disappointed. This is brilliant material and a writer's lifesaver.

Kylie Toynton 2 weeks ago

I have completed other courses with AWC, so I knew that when I needed help creating content for my newly launched website that this this course would meet my needs

The case studies were a perfect way to learn. I feel much more confident that I can create great content that will attract an audience over time.

I would highly recommend AWC for all types of writing - and that you will finish the course confident that you can start your writing journey.

Paul Rodriguez 2 weeks ago

The checklists and advice regarding structural editing, line editing, and polishing were superb. In practice, showed me where my story needed work and how to re-draft and re-draft. I'm inclined to tweak and re-tweak bits and bobs in a story almost endlessly. The Masterclass helped me understand when the manuscript was the best it could be for submission - and how to craft all the details supporting that submission.

I enjoyed: (1) Its encouraging and positive approach. (2) The detailed handouts. (3) Valerie's excellent presentation style and pace. (4) Its professionalism. (5) How it offered me hope that perhaps, one day, I might share my writing with a young audience.

I feel more confident about writing picture books. I am reinventing myself as a dedicated writer thanks to the AWC. I have connected with emerging and established authors. Writing is a joy! Sharing my work through publication would be magic.

Want to learn more about writing? Want to connect with other writers - emerging and established? Looking for support and encouragement in what can be a lonely and solitary endeavour? You need the AWC! Their tutors, courses, and members are invaluable. Beyond A-B-C is the AWC!

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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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Phone: (02) 9929 0088 Email: [email protected] Head office: Suite 3, 55 Lavender Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061


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