AWC Success Stories

Our courses really do change lives – and we love celebrating these writing milestones!

Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer

When Jo Hartley took Australian Writers’ Centre’s Freelance Writing Stage 1 course it totally changed her life. Today she calls herself a freelance writer and says she can’t imagine her life without writing...

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Video conversations:

Our courses make writing dreams come true. But don’t just take our word for it…

Catherine Rodie
Freelance writer

Shelly Unwin
Children's author

Brad Kelly
Freelance writer

Joanna Nell
Author

Shankari Chandran
Author

Joy Adan
Freelance writer

Margaret Morgan
Author

Creative success stories: Adult fiction/memoir:

Read about how these authors broke through thanks to AWC...

Sarah Bailey
Joanna Nell
Margaret Morgan
Ingrid Alexandra
Penelope Janu
Shankari Chandran
Lisa Chaplin
Carmel Sealey
Chris Muir
Jessica Shirvington
Sarah Donovan
Robyn Windshuttle
Ali Berg
Tania Blanchard
Frances Chapman

Creative success stories – Children's fiction:

Discover how our alumni are doing big things for small readers…

Catherine Pelosi
Shelly Unwin
Tamsin Janu
Fleur Ferris
Elizabeth Farrelly
Maggie Hutchings
Astrid Scholte

Freelance writing success stories:

Learn how these freelance writers found success thanks to courses at AWC…

Avi Vince
Jocelyn Pride
Brad Kelly
Joy Adan
Lisa Schofield
Rob Grant
Susannah Hardy
Mandy McKeesick
Catherine Rodie
Libby Hakim
Megan Blandford
Michaela Fox
Josefa Pete
Lindy Alexander