Australian Writers' Centre - Sydney courses

Our Sydney training centre is located just a short walk from Milsons Point Station and overlooks the beautiful harbour, city skyline and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. People travel from all over NSW (and beyond!) to learn in our inspirational location.

Courses are held all year round with world-class presenters and a mix of daytime, evening and weekend options to suit your schedule.

Address:

Suite 3 (Ground floor),
55 Lavender Street
MILSONS POINT NSW 2061

FILTER SYDNEY WRITING COURSES BY CATEGORY

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Write Your Novel: 6-month Program

Want to get from draft to published sooner? Our program puts you on the fast track to success, with valuable critiques and detailed advice.

Starts

Monday
13 February 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Bernadette Foley

Course

Business Writing Essentials

Want to save time on everyday writing tasks? We’ll show you how to eliminate errors and bring consistency to your communication.

Starts

Tuesday
21 February 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Kate Hennessy

Course

Food Writing

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Learn how to combine a love of food with equally tasty words to mix up a recipe for success.

Starts

Saturday
25 February 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Carli Ratcliff

Course

Editing Essentials

If you regularly review text, we’ll show you how to become an editing guru – with industry standard methods and clever ways to save you time.

Starts

Wednesday
1 March 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Deb Doyle

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Saturday
4 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Thursday
9 March 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Alexandra Spring

Course

Travel Writing

Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

Starts

Saturday
18 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Sue White

Course

Writing for the Web

Learn how web material differs and how to be more concise, improve layout and get the most impact from even the shortest of attention spans.

Starts

Thursday
23 March 2017
9am–4.30pm

Presenter

Grant Doyle

Course

Profile Writing

It doesn’t matter whether they’re a super-famous celebrity or a supermarket stacker, the keys to writing compelling profile pieces are the same. Learn from one of the best...

Starts

Saturday
25 March 2017
10am–1pm

Presenter

David Leser

Course

Plotting and Planning

Every great project requires three things: preparation, preparation and preparation! Learn practical plot techniques to make your writing process smarter.

Starts

Sunday
26 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Kate Forsyth

Course

Professional Business Writing

Get noticed, save time and improve your career prospects through a more effective and concise approach to writing.

Starts

Thursday
30 March 2017
9am-5pm

Presenter

Alistair McKillop

Course

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Saturday
1 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Claire Scobie

Course

Fiction Writing Masterclasses

These are two-hour super sessions packed with information, tips and resources.

Starts

Wednesday
19 April 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Saturday
22 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Wednesday
26 April 2017
6.30pm–8.30pm

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

How to Write a Bestseller

Do bestselling authors like Liane Moriarty, Graeme Simsion, and Kate Morton have a magic formula for writing? Is that why their books sell so well?

Starts

Sunday
30 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Tuesday
2 May 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

James Roy

Course

Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

Errors can undermine your communication. Master the rules to great grammar and punchy punctuation forever!

Starts

Tuesday
2 May 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Deb Doyle

Course

History, Mystery and Magic

Keen to rewrite history, unravel a mystery or cast a spell on your readers? Learn the tricks to creating a familiar world where unfamiliar events unfold.

Starts

Saturday
6 May 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Kate Forsyth

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Saturday
13 May 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Alexandra Spring

Course

Start Your Novel: Introduction to Novel Writing

Everyone has a novel in them, they say. If yours is ready to come to the surface, we can help you take the first steps towards getting your name on a book cover.

Starts

Wednesday
31 May 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Friday
2 June 2017
10am–12noon

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Crime and Thriller Writing

Want to make readers squirm, cover their eyes and grip their seats? Learn where to hide the twists and build suspense.

Starts

Saturday
3 June 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

L.A. Larkin

Course

Fantasy, Science Fiction and More

Write without limits and explore new realms and galaxies as you learn how to keep your mortal readers enthralled.

Starts

Saturday
17 June 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to grab young readers’ attention with clever characters, structure, dragons and the occasional bottom joke.

Starts

Saturday
24 June 2017
10am-4pm

Presenter

Sue Whiting

Course

Travel Memoir

Travelling to or living in a unique location? Write about it! Learn the essentials to ‘armchair travel’ writing and make your story stand out.

Starts

Saturday
22 July 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Claire Scobie

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Friday
3 November 2017
10am–12noon

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Build Your Author Platform

This powerful course is designed to help you build your personal brand, connect with readers – and sell more books!

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Allison Tait

Online

Course

Pitch Your Novel:
How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Get the confidence to send your manuscript out into the world and the skills to stand out in the publishers’ slush piles...

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Online
Courses Starts Presenter

Course

Write Your Novel: 6-month Program

Want to get from draft to published sooner? Our program puts you on the fast track to success, with valuable critiques and detailed advice.

Starts

Monday
13 February 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Bernadette Foley

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Saturday
4 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to grab young readers’ attention with clever characters, structure, dragons and the occasional bottom joke.

Starts

Monday
20 March 2017

Presenter

Sue Whiting

Online

Course

Plotting and Planning

Every great project requires three things: preparation, preparation and preparation! Learn practical plot techniques to make your writing process smarter.

Starts

Sunday
26 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Kate Forsyth

Course

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Saturday
1 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Claire Scobie

Course

Fiction Writing Masterclasses

These are two-hour super sessions packed with information, tips and resources.

Starts

Wednesday
19 April 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Saturday
22 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Writing Picture Books

Want to be the next big thing for little people? Learn the essentials to creating the perfect picture prose that will delight small folk every time.

Starts

Wednesday
26 April 2017
6.30pm–8.30pm

Presenter

Cathie Tasker

Course

How to Write a Bestseller

Do bestselling authors like Liane Moriarty, Graeme Simsion, and Kate Morton have a magic formula for writing? Is that why their books sell so well?

Starts

Sunday
30 April 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Course

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to write fiction? Want it to be amazing? Dive into a supportive environment of creativity, information and inspiration!

Starts

Tuesday
2 May 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

James Roy

Course

History, Mystery and Magic

Keen to rewrite history, unravel a mystery or cast a spell on your readers? Learn the tricks to creating a familiar world where unfamiliar events unfold.

Starts

Saturday
6 May 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Kate Forsyth

Course

Start Your Novel: Introduction to Novel Writing

Everyone has a novel in them, they say. If yours is ready to come to the surface, we can help you take the first steps towards getting your name on a book cover.

Starts

Wednesday
31 May 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Friday
2 June 2017
10am–12noon

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Crime and Thriller Writing

Want to make readers squirm, cover their eyes and grip their seats? Learn where to hide the twists and build suspense.

Starts

Saturday
3 June 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

L.A. Larkin

Course

Fantasy, Science Fiction and More

Write without limits and explore new realms and galaxies as you learn how to keep your mortal readers enthralled.

Starts

Saturday
17 June 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Pamela Freeman

Course

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to grab young readers’ attention with clever characters, structure, dragons and the occasional bottom joke.

Starts

Saturday
24 June 2017
10am-4pm

Presenter

Sue Whiting

Course

Travel Memoir

Travelling to or living in a unique location? Write about it! Learn the essentials to ‘armchair travel’ writing and make your story stand out.

Starts

Saturday
22 July 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Claire Scobie

Course

Life Writing

Do you have a story to tell from your own experiences? We’ll show you how to bring it to life through storytelling methods and structure.

Starts

Friday
3 November 2017
10am–12noon

Presenter

Patti Miller

Course

Pitch Your Novel:
How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Get the confidence to send your manuscript out into the world and the skills to stand out in the publishers’ slush piles...

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Natasha Lester

Online

Course

Build Your Author Platform

This powerful course is designed to help you build your personal brand, connect with readers – and sell more books!

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Allison Tait

Online

Course

Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder

Discover a whole new underworld of creativity. Uncover the gory details, the story details and the truth about bringing death to life.

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Candice Fox

Online
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Course

Food Writing

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Learn how to combine a love of food with equally tasty words to mix up a recipe for success.

Starts

Saturday
25 February 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Carli Ratcliff

Course

Copywriting Essentials

Our course shows you how to write words that sell and get paid to do what you love – writing!

Starts

Monday
27 February 2017

Online

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Thursday
9 March 2017
6.30–8.30pm

Presenter

Alexandra Spring

Course

Travel Writing

Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

Starts

Monday
13 March 2017

Presenter

Sue White

Online

Course

Travel Writing

Turn your travels into cash! Learn how to craft compelling narratives and descriptive destination details.

Starts

Saturday
18 March 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Sue White

Course

Profile Writing

It doesn’t matter whether they’re a super-famous celebrity or a supermarket stacker, the keys to writing compelling profile pieces are the same. Learn from one of the best...

Starts

Saturday
25 March 2017
10am–1pm

Presenter

David Leser

Course

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1

Do you dream of appearing in your favourite publication? Learn how to craft a well-rounded story and catch the eye of discerning editors.

Starts

Saturday
13 May 2017
10am–4pm

Presenter

Alexandra Spring

Course

The Business of Freelancing

If you're keen to get started as a freelance writer, but you're not sure about the nuts and bolts of it all, this course is for you!

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Valerie Khoo

Online
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Course

Business Writing Essentials

Want to save time on everyday writing tasks? We’ll show you how to eliminate errors and bring consistency to your communication.

Starts

Tuesday
21 February 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Kate Hennessy

Course

Copywriting Essentials

Our course shows you how to write words that sell and get paid to do what you love – writing!

Starts

Monday
27 February 2017

Online

Course

Editing Essentials

If you regularly review text, we’ll show you how to become an editing guru – with industry standard methods and clever ways to save you time.

Starts

Wednesday
1 March 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Deb Doyle

Course

Writing for the Web

Learn how web material differs and how to be more concise, improve layout and get the most impact from even the shortest of attention spans.

Starts

Thursday
23 March 2017
9am–4.30pm

Presenter

Grant Doyle

Course

Professional Business Writing

Get noticed, save time and improve your career prospects through a more effective and concise approach to writing.

Starts

Thursday
30 March 2017
9am-5pm

Presenter

Alistair McKillop

Course

Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

Errors can undermine your communication. Master the rules to great grammar and punchy punctuation forever!

Starts

Tuesday
2 May 2017
9am–5pm

Presenter

Deb Doyle

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Course

How to Get More Blog Readers

Go from zero (comments) to hero with our techniques to increase your blog readership. Attract an active audience to your digital soapbox today!

Starts

Instant Access At your own pace!

Presenter

Nicole Avery

Online