Graduate Reviews

Write Your Novel

It was great to walk away from the last class with a group of friends and colleagues committed to staying in touch and encouraging each other as writers.

Rebekah Lee

Doing this course is the best decision I’ve made in 2019. I’m so glad I did it!

Sarah Gajek

“This course has been mind blowing. I’ve learnt so much about writing, dogged determination, characters, persistence, laughter, friendship…I WILL end up with a finished draft! And when I submit – there will be a huge grin here!!”

Ruth Morgan

“Pamela is a walking encyclopaedia of the big picture and the minute detail. I don’t know how she retains it all! She passes on pragmatic first-hand experience of a variety of genres (and we seemed to have every genre going in the classroom).”

Clare Macgowan

“No prior course or workshop I’ve done (outside AWC) allowed such intense focus on one’s own submissions and the advice from a professional of Pamela’s standing was invaluable in improving understanding of the craft especially point of view. Pamela is a person dedicated to writing and teaching its techniques. A warm and accessible person. Quite simply Write Your Novel: 6-month Program is the best course I have done and I have done at least six different classes or workshops over fifteen years and none compare.”

Stuart Grant Robinson

“If you are serious about your writing, a course with AWC is essential. I’ve done the Freelance Writing Stage 1, Travel Writing, Copywriting and now the Write Your Novel course, and they have changed my life. I now feel confident in calling myself a writer.”

Jodi Gibson

“Pamela is excellent. She is honest, knowledgeable and gave great constructive feedback. If you are serious about your writing, a course with AWC is essential. I’ve done the Freelance Writing Stage 1, Travel Writing, Copywriting and now the Write Your Novel course, and they have changed my life. I now feel confident in calling myself a writer.”

Jodi Gibson

“The feedback from Pamela on sections of my novel was outstanding. Her knowledge and experience is invaluable. It has given me information and knowledge that I needed to be able to move forward.”

Angela Ratcliff

“Cathie is a supportive and wise tutor. She helped us not only as individual writers but also as a cohesive group to give critical feedback to each other. The whole experience was invaluable and my novel is so much further along than I expected. If you think you’ve got a novel in you but need a push – this is the course for you!”

Janette Brazel

“I completed the January course with Cathie Tasker and would like to say that it was extremely productive and I enjoyed it immensely.
Cathie was approachable and dealt with all challenges professionally and with a personal touch as well.”

Hugo Spooner

“Cathie is clearly extremely knowledgeable and her feedback invaluable. The Write Your Novel: 6-month Program is a fantastic opportunity to not only get feedback from a tutor who is currently involved in the industry, but also from peers.”

Kirstie Bedford

Cathie provided brilliant feedback and has made a phenomenal difference to my story. Before enrolling in Write Your Novel: 6-month Program I wasn’t sure if it would really deliver what it promised. It did – and more. This course supports you in taking your novel to a higher level and gives you a real sense of achievement and direction so that you know what you need to do next.

Michelle Anne Webb

“Getting informed feedback from a wide variety of readers was amazing, but equally important were the skills I learned in analysing other classmates’ written works. Hands down the highlight of the course for me!


Cathie made us all feel welcome from day dot. Her advice was encouraging, but honest, and led my story in directions I had not imagined. Her editing expertise was evident in all her feedback and posts. I’ll miss taking advantage of it now that we are done!


I could listen to the audio files whenever I had the chance. But the weekly group postings meant I didn’t allow myself to fall behind. I was forced to stay accountable and this was a real advantage for my writing. The more feedback I gave and received the stronger my confidence in analysing mine and others work became.


If you are serious about writing, just do it. It will help focus your goals, provide you with a timeline for spitting out your first draft and improve your ability to critically examine written work…especially your own!

Michelle Stephens

“Thank you for all your words of wisdom and guidance for the last six months. What a wonderful environment to have written what I have now, something I don’t think I could have accomplished without you and this class.”

Russell Burden

“I enjoyed meeting like minded writers that were experiencing similar issues in their writing. I met one of my classmates face to face in Shanghai when I had to go there for work, and will maintain contact. Cathie was very thorough in providing feedback. Quite direct in some of her comments as well, which in hindsight was a good thing.”

Bridget Ransome

“I liked having direct interaction with Cathie. She is clearly extremely knowledgeable and her feedback invaluable. It’s a fantastic opportunity to not only get feedback from a tutor, who is currently involved in the industry, but from peers.”

Kirstie Bedford

“My favourite parts were the structural review at the beginning, the audio feedback on each of the sections and feedback from other participants. We were very lucky to have Cathie. She was able to provide some excellent ideas and suggestions. She supports you in taking your novel to a higher level and gives you a real sense of achievement and direction so that you know what you need to do next.”

Michelle Anne Webb

“This process is wonderful. All of a sudden it’s like a light has been turned on and things seem clearer. Now my job is to translate this onto the page.”

Claire Nice

“If you want to write that novel, then the Australian Writers’ Centre is the place to begin.”

Simon Milliner

“Pamela is great. She is very generous with her time and always provides feedback in the form of questions. She leaves us to our own creative process and guides us by forcing us to ask the tough questions of our story, characters and themes. The workshopping was also invaluable.”

Anika Berkman