Graduate Reviews

Alexandra pulled no punches as to what it takes to be a professional freelance writer. Her delivery was upbeat, knowledgeable and fast-paced. She addressed our questions well and kept to time.

Richard Gilzean

It’s a comprehensive, worthwhile overview and evaluation of picture book publishing. Allocate time in the week to concentrate on the exercises and readings. Audio is great.

Margaret Joy Gibbs

Excellent resources and notes. Wonderful audio. Clear and purposeful course.

Margaret Joy Gibbs

I’m really impressed with the course content. This is my third course and I already plan to undertake more. The AWC has become my one stop shop as I set up my freelance writing business.

Sarah Murray

This is a must do course for anyone thinking about publishing a book and not already familiar with how the publishing industry works. AWC does a great job of breaking down complex legal and technical concepts and explaining them in accessible language. It offers a terrific overview of how the publishing world fits together, as well as providing handy tips for writers about to launch themselves into it.


R L Smith

“Over the past 10 weeks I have been on holidays (I’m a teacher and left my old job before the school year ended. I go back to a new school next week). I have embraced the time off to hone into my writing. I have completed all the Fictions Essentials courses and I am currently doing Novel Writing Essentials – they are helping me so much and I have gained a great deal of writing tools. I am just over 71,000 words into my first draft. AWC has been such a big help as I develop into a writer!”

Valerie Miller

“Thank you for making this course possible. It was such a wonderful eye-opener for me. I was glad to have chosen the in-class structure, meeting people from all levels of their writing journey was such an encouragement to me.”


“This is a great course to add to your writer’s toolbox. You will learn heaps in a really short space of time, and also avoid some of the rookie errors as the pitfalls and plunders of new crime writers are clearly illustrated. Candice Fox was very interesting to listen to, the content was relevant and up to date and the exercises were creative and challenging.”


If you are interested in becoming a better writer, check out the AWC. I highly recommend doing one of their courses. It helped me immensely.

Vicki Crossley

Highly, highly recommend. These courses are incredible and packed full of value.

Courtney Gould

Bernadette is a fantastic tutor. She is so knowledgeable and shares her thoughts generously. I especially liked that she seemed to take true joy in seeing our writing unfold. Her feedback was honest and constructive, while also being very encouraging.

Courtney Gould

Bernadette controlled the feedback well and tactfully. Her comments on my work really made me want to continue writing and she pointed areas which needed improving.

Elizabeth Bankes

AWC courses have taught me the basic foundational needs of writing, encouraged my individuality and helped me to grow exponentially.

Sandra Tester

The content is very practical and it gives you the skills and confidence to not only start writing, but to show that it is possible to build up a career as a writer!

Katherine Guarino

Pamela was fantastic – approachable, knowledgeable and gave great feedback

Lisa Giacomelli

An excellent online course – practical, positive and useful feedback.

Dianne Scotte

“I have undertaken a range of courses through the Australian Writers’ Centre and each course connects you with an absolute expert in their particular field and provides you with theory and just as importantly practical application of the subject material. Immensely valuable knowledge and exercises.”

Virginia Klemt

“Absolutely loved the course. Professional, practical, well thought out and organised. Loved Bernadette’s recordings, helpful advice, handy hints and transfer of her wealth of knowledge in an accessible way.”

Virginia Klemt

“If you are interested in writing about murder this is the perfect course because you have access to a wide variety of information that helps build your plot. You get inside the head and heart of the murderer. Anatomy of a Crime exceeded my expectations – having access to videos, transcripts and podcasts enhanced the content and I have been enjoying every aspect.”

Sue Downey

Patti was very open and generous and clearly an expert. She also is a talented presenter/teacher keeping things moving but also answering important questions as they arose.

Jacqui Hanna