Angela Toniolo 2 months ago

It has given me renewed hope and a definite direction for my writing. I feel so much more confident in how to boost my chances of finally getting published! I just wish I'd done it sooner!

I enjoyed Natasha sharing her own experiences of writing and getting published, her insights into the industry, and her examples of pitches and cover letters.

Pitch Your Novel is an invaluable 10 step, self-paced course that will make a difference to how you attract agents and publishers! One of the first courses you should ever do in your journey as a writer!

Lauretta Davies 2 months ago

Doing the course gave me confidence to submit a whimsical article to the Weekend Australian Travel and Luxury liftout. They'll be publishing it in July!!

Doing an AWC course makes all the difference in having the confidence to move from dreamer to doer.

Thanks folks!!

Caroline 2 months ago

Our tutor was fantastic. She gave detailed feedback and examples to each student. Her feedback was constructive and encouraging.

I felt the course was very well organised, from the audio to the handouts, exercises, assignments, feedback and group chat. I also liked the way facilitators encouraged us to chat and share ideas within the group.

I feel inspired to keep writing. :)

The course was well structured, professional, engaging and enjoyable. Thank you!

Jenni de Keyzer 2 months ago

Jenny was great, feedback very useful, she was helpful, positive and encouraging whilst providing useful feedback for improvement

It has inspired me to start writing more.

Don't die with the book still inside you. What have you got to lose? The AWC will help you and encourage you do be your best.

Helen Wright 2 months ago

I enjoyed the course structure and doing the exercises. The best part was doing the assignments at the end. I felt I could have done more, which is a good thing!

I feel I have tools to start creating more detailed characters, scenes and worlds within which to tell my stories. I also have a greater understanding of the correct structure of a story and how to create an interesting tale.

Thank you. I really enjoyed the course and look forward to doing more in the future :-)

Try it! There's lots to learn and everyone is friendly and supportive.

Sarah 2 months ago

I was concerned it would be another writing course that I would do and put away, not to be looked at again. However, this has been an incredible experience which has given me confidence in my writing with the techniques to help me finish and polish my stories, rather than having them sit on my computer not knowing what to do with them next.

It was a wonderful opportunity to have Cathie Tasker as a tutor - to have her background and knowledge giving me feedback and helping me with my story ideas (some 10+ years old) was a very valuable experience.

AWC wants you to succeed in your writing and gives you so much information to help you.

Eva Rottenanger 2 months ago

I enjoyed the detail. I had no idea that the publishing world was so complex.

I'm very glad I took this course because I'm more confident for future projects.

Together, the courses constitute a fantastic way to get up to speed on any and all aspects of writing.

Caroline Livanos 2 months ago

Jennifer was a fantastic tutor. Her feedback was constructive, insightful and encouraging. She gave some great examples too.

I loved the way the course was set up with tutorials, additional exercises (if students wanted to extend their learning) and assignment feedback. I also enjoyed the interaction within the group and the opportunity to read others' work and provide feedback. The additional 'chats' about what we like to read, etc. throughout the course were also fun. And the Q&A Write Direction session was very informative.

The positive feedback from Jennifer, other students and a few friends has encouraged me to continue to write and flesh out some of my stories.

I would say it is an engaging course, well put together and very enjoyable. Good value for money too. :)

Thank you!

Phi Phi Nguyen 2 months ago

I know SEO is really important but never really understood what it was or how to integrate it in my writing. I wanted to learn how to.

The tutor was fantastic. Super informative, clear and engaging. As mentioned, I knew nothing about SEO, so I really appreciate the time she took to explain everything from scratch.

Being able to see how other people approached the assignments was really encouraging. The feedback was always really constructive and I always felt included and quite empowered!

It's provided me with practical tools I can use in my everyday work. I have a newfound appreciation of SEO and am interested in continuing to utilise the skills I learnt.

I love that the AWC was able to take a really complex and sophisticated subject and make it easy to understand in a flexible format. The content was not only interesting, but super practical and I've taken away some really useful skills I can integrate in my career moving forward. Enrolling with a mixture of people also kept me engaged, and I always felt empowered to participate in assignments.

Thank you!

Suzanne Wright 2 months ago

I loved the course and feel equipped to start working.

Fantastic tutoring. I loved Bernadette's succinct and clear delivery. It's a blessing to have such an experienced tutor.

It's helped me be more succinct and direct. I'm confident enough to start working now. In fact, I'm midway through making my copywriting landing page!

It's a great foundation to learn more about a style of writing. It's well-structured. It works if you work it!

Thank you!

Kathryn Gardner 2 months ago

After hearing Nat Amoore speak so highly of Cathie Tasker and reading about her illustrious career, I really wanted to do this course and be guided by her. I knew that Cathie's wealth of knowledge would help me grow and improve as a writer. I also found Cathie's feedback for myself and my classmates to be really helpful and I greatly appreciated her words of encouragement as well.

First of all, I absolutely loved that I could fit the course in around other commitments. I also enjoyed the challenge of submitting an assignment each week and getting Cathie's valuable feedback. Another aspect I was grateful for was to be able to go through this experience with a number of classmates. Being able to read each other's assignments and also each other's feedback from Cathie was a great way to learn even more.

I have learnt so much about writing children's picture books. I knew that there would be a lot to learn but never could have imagined just how complex it could actually be. Now that I have completed this course, I feel that I can create stories that have potential to be published. I don't think this would have been possible otherwise.

For me, the 'aha' moment was when I starting looking at my daughter's picture books after having learnt so much during this course. I feel like I'm seeing these much-loved stories in a whole new way with new-found appreciation.

I'd just like to say a very big Thank You to the team at the Australian Writers' Centre and especially to my lovely tutor Cathie Tasker. I thoroughly enjoyed the Writing Picture Books course and I look forward to putting what I've learnt into creating wonderful stories for children. Thanks again!

I highly recommend the Australian Writers' Centre to anyone who has an interest in writing and would love to take their writing to the next level!

Claire O'Brien 2 months ago

I have recently thought I might like to get involved with writing but not sure as to which specific type of writing and whether it would be a side-hustle activity or to aim for it to become my main source of income. So, I thought I would give the Freelance Writing course a go and to learn what was involved in putting together a feature article.

I thought Vivienne was great, I got a lot out of her feedback both on my and fellow online students' assignments.

The structure of the course was great in the modular format in which it was laid out. It has made the possibility of having an article published by newbie freelance writers seem doable!

I would definitely recommend a course by the AWC based on my positive experience of the Freelance Writing course.

Ben 2 months ago

I'd always struggled with the idea of having to do a multiyear course. I want to write and I want to write now, and it seemed like the perfect springboard.

Vivienne was awesome, she gave really in-depth feedback that I found very helpful. She's really nice and it was lovely having her as a tutor.

I enjoyed the assignments, but also learning and constantly getting ideas and inspiration. It was exactly what I needed right now and has left me feeling reinvigorated.

I feel like this is a possibility for me now. Not that I'll automatically become a freelancer but it has inspired me to actually give it a crack.

Thanks Valerie and Vivienne, it was a great experience.

Julie Watts 2 months ago

The feedback was great. Jenny made valid points in a very gentle way - encouraging people to continue to explore writing.

I enjoyed writing and getting feedback. I learnt a great deal. I loved the challenge each week and waiting for feedback was both exciting and worrying. I really enjoyed reading other people's writing and then listening to Jenny's feedback compared to my own thoughts.

I HAVE recommended the course to friends - it is challenging but in a very small-step, structured way.

Louise Adele 2 months ago

I have tried to write a book in the past and I do not enjoy working in Word (or Google Docs). I had to write my PhD in Word and I am a little scarred from that experience! I had read about Scrivener years ago and wanted to try it with some support, as when I did a trial years back, the platform was not particularly intuitive.

The course was super useful and great to have the PDFs in case I forget (which I am bound to do!).

As a big fan of historical fiction, having the opportunity to learn just a little bit more about Natasha's method was great! I also purchased three of her books whilst doing the course, so that's a win for Natasha too!

Huge number of courses, great facilitators and known, published authors + you've been around for a long time now, so we know your programs help.

Toni van Rijen 2 months ago

I really enjoyed this course. It has helped shape the way I approach writing picture books and I felt I learned enough to give me more confidence with my ideas.

Cathie was helpful and very knowledgeable. I appreciate all her feedback and have taken everything she said and worked with it.

I loved challenging myself and writing a new story each week.

Ten years ago I wrote a YA novel. And a few years ago I started to learn the craft of script writing. But I have always wanted to learn how to write picture books. We, as a family, have had a very rough recent few years and I completely lost myself. I had thought I would probably never pick up writing again. So it took a lot of courage for me to sign up to this course but I knew that I had to do this to make that one positive change in my life. And without sounding ridiculous, I have truly found my 'happy' again. There is nothing I love more than writing and this course has given me a new and wonderful focus.

Do it. If you really love writing and you say this is what you want to do, then do it properly and learn from someone who can actually guide you.

I would like to say thank you. This has been a wonderful experience for me.

Danelle Kenny 2 months ago

A well-structured, well-considered and well-paced course.

The tutor is BRILLIANT. Her feedback is short, constructive, well-balanced and positive. I've been able to make significant, meaningful changes to my writing based on her feedback and it's delivered in such a way that I feel I can make the changes, that it's not a hopeless waste of time.

It has helped structure my writing time and pinpointed some of the key ingredients that I've not given enough attention to. I've been able to share some of my work and receive useful, constructive feedback and had a little motivation injection from this.

Accessible, affordable, high-quality courses. Thank you.

Carol Byers 2 months ago

Angela was lovely and so supportive of us developing a process and giving us templates to work within. I liked the week-by-week structure - helped me develop some momentum.

I felt that last 500-word submission really came together well - also shared some writing with work colleagues who really enjoyed it - wanted more, always a good position!! I feel that I can do this and continue with AWC in developing characters and stories.

Great structured useful courses facilitated by writers willing to nurture and mentor new talent.

Malina 2 months ago

The skills, tips and frameworks provided in this course have been invaluable in helping me to upskill for a new career. The assignments were enjoyable and directly relevant to the content for the week. The feedback provided was comprehensive, thoughtful and useful. I am confident that what I have learned from completing this course can transform my writing from mediocre to having depth and breadth, beyond what I could have achieved on my own. Thank you for putting together such a useful course and sharing so much knowledge in such a small time.

Bernadette was the perfect person to be a tutor for this course. She was engaging, knowledgeable and easy to relate to. I looked forward to each lesson and found her very easy to listen to. Her feedback was comprehensive, personalised and relevant every week and reliably provided in a timely manner. Bernadette is obviously extremely talented in this field and was very gracious about sharing her knowledge and tips throughout the duration of the course.

I have the confidence to look for copywriting work and charge people for my content, as I believe I have the skills to provide a valuable service to my clients. If I can start to make some money from these skills, I could potentially resign from my current job and pursue a career that allows me to enjoy my parenting life more freely.

The AWC is a highly professional organisation with user friendly online course platforms. The course I completed was well structured and paced and all content was easily accessible.

Just a big thank you! I hope to study another course with AWC in the future, and hopefully with Bernadette as the tutor, as I think there is still much I can learn from her.

Leila Magnus 2 months ago

Outstanding. Bernadette's expertise and honest feedback was both impressive and well delivered.

I enjoyed the content, the assignments, the teacher's delivery and the network of other enthusiastic Copywriters.

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