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Our courses are powerful and practical – designed to rapidly improve your skills and ignite your passion for writing.
Immerse yourself in the wonder of writing and experience the joy of learning to write well. Start today!

With great courses comes great responsibility. Our amazing presenters possess tons of talent and experience, and they're also great at sharing! Meet some of them now. 

Pamela Freeman

Award-winning author of more than 30 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Internationally bestselling author of several children's book series.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed crime and thriller novels.

Online writing courses starting soon:

Creative Writing Stage 1

Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction.

Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more.

Learn the nuts and bolts of the art of writing.

Foundation

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

8 July 2024

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Writing Picture Books

Create magical stories for the youngest of readers.

Discover the themes that kids (and publishers) adore.

Explore your creativity in a supportive environment.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

Starts this week

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Freelance Writing Stage 1

Industry advice on writing for publications.

Techniques on structure, research, interviewing.

Find and pitch story ideas with confidence.

Foundation

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

Starts this week

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Novel Writing Essentials

Write the first 20,000 words of your novel.

Become a stronger writer with group workshopping.

Give your opening chapters the best possible start.

Intermediate

10-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$795

31 July 2024


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How to Write for Children and Young Adults

  • Learn how to write books for ages 8-18.
  • Create compelling characters readers will love.
  • Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

Starts this week

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UX Writing

Create seamless online user experiences.

Best practice app and web techniques.

Convert more customers and drive sales.

$345

15 May 2024

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Short Story Essentials

Learn the secrets of compelling short fiction.

Create a gripping narrative with great pace.

Receive a personalised assessment on your 2500-word story!

Online self-paced course
with tutor feedback

$395

17 January 2022


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Writing Picture Books Masterclass

Learn how to structurally edit your manuscript.

Tighten your story's prose, patterning and rhythm.

Perfect your pitch before approaching publishers.

Online self-paced course
with tutor feedback

$395

7 August 2023


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Teenage Creative Writers’ Program

Discover the key skills for creating compelling stories.

Receive feedback and guidance from an award-winning author.

Learn creative techniques that can be easily applied at school.

10-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$395

22 July 2024


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zzLife Writing

  • Feel empowered to find your unique voice.
  • Bring your experiences to life on the page.
  • Learn from Australia's leading memoir teacher.

6 mornings online LIVE
with tutor

17 January 2023

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zzFantasy, Science Fiction and More

  • Get advice on structuring your story across a series.
  • Create an original and believable world.
  • Immerse yourself in the art of "spec fic".

5 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

$495

11 September 2023

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Writing Workout

Complete exercises to strengthen your writing muscles.

Receive tutor guidance on your fiction techniques.

Write, write and write!

Development

6 fortnights online LIVE
with tutor

$595

19 March 2024

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Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell.

Take creative briefs and do research.

Earn money immediately from clients.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$550

29 July 2024


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SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves.

Tips on making your words smarter.

Charge more as an expert.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$550

Starts this week

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How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Strategies for getting more clients.

How to fill your portfolio fast.

Position yourself as a specialist.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$550

Starts this week

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Write Your Novel

Workshop your way to a completed draft.

Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.

Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

Advanced

12-month online program
with tutor

5 June 2024

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History, Mystery and Magic

Learn how to write a successful cross-genre story.

Explore unique narrative patterns and structures.

Stir your readers' imagination with vivid storytelling.

5 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

31 January 2022

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Travel Writing

Write engaging travel content.

Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies.

Turn any place into a paid story.

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

Starts this week


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Write Your Novel

Workshop your way to a completed draft.

Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.

Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

Advanced

6-month online program
with tutor

8 May 2024

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Plain English Business Writing

Understand ‘plain English’ principles to improve readability.

Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Get templates to improve your reports, proposals, emails and proofing.

2 mornings online LIVE
with tutor

$345

13 August 2024


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Food Writing

Learn how to break into the industry.

How to write delicious reviews and recipes.

Combine your love of food and writing.

5 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

$495

15 October 2024


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Editing Essentials

How to edit business documents with ease.

Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.

Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

2 mornings online LIVE
with tutor

$345

23 July 2024


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Plotting and Planning

Discover the 7 basic plots you need to know.

Turn a story idea into a well-structured plan.

Create a plot that keeps readers engrossed.

2 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

28 March 2022

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Crime and Thriller Writing

Increase your narrative tension and suspense.

Create intriguing characters that hook your reader.

Learn the essentials of this insanely popular genre.

5 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

$495

7 May 2024

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“The Australian Writers’ Centre courses are really worthwhile, definitely for anyone who’s interested in writing and taking a more serious step toward that as a career – or even just as a hobby.”

Sarah Bailey's debut crime novel The Dark Lake was a bestseller.
She followed up with the successful novels Into the Night and Where the Dead Go.

Discover how an AWC course can change your life!

“In the end when Allen & Unwin decided to publish the novel… it was amazing”
– Sarah Bailey
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of “The Dark Lake”

“I'm a children's author and I've just released my first series of books.”
 – Shelly Unwin
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, now a full-time author

“Having the thrill of going to a newsagent when you know your article is coming out is fantastic.”
 – Rob Grant
Travel Writer and Marketing Consultant

“When I got my first offer I danced around the house. The second offer was even better as I was always worried the first had been a fluke or a mistake!”
– Victoria Mackinlay

Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of “Ribbit Rabbit Robot” 

“Through the course at Australian Writers' Centre I discovered I really could be a novelist and that was such a revelation to me and such a delight”.
 – Margaret Morgan
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of “The Second Cure”

“The Australian Writers' Centre course had paid for itself maybe two or three times over before I got to the end of the five-week course.” 
– Brad Kelly
Freelance Writer

“I know I never would have been published had it not been for Valerie’s support, guidance, that ‘red pen’ of hers, and her incredibly accurate feedback.”

Jennifer Johnston, freelance writer

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