Australian Writers' Centre

We’re Australia’s leading provider of writing courses and we’re so excited that you’ve found us!

Whether you’d like to improve your skills, discover a new career, or simply find your creative community, this is the ultimate place to pursue your writing passion.

People love our online writing courses because of their affordability, short duration and accessibility – a surefire way to gain new writing skills in a supportive environment.

You have over 55 different writing courses to choose from across the following 4 categories:

We’re Australia’s leading provider of writing courses and we’re so excited that you’ve found us!

Whether you’d like to improve your skills, discover a new career, or simply find your creative community, this is the ultimate place to pursue your writing passion.

People love our online writing courses because of their affordability, short duration and accessibility – a surefire way to gain new writing skills in a supportive environment.

You have over 55 different writing courses to choose from across the following 4 categories:

Pamela Freeman

Award-winning author of more than 35 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Multi-award-winning author of novels, novellas and short stories.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Multi-award-winning journalist, acclaimed profile writer and author.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Sarah Jovanovski
Sarah JovanovskiAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I loved all the clear and succinct explanations and how modules were broken down. All the information was very clear to follow and every minute of every module was of value."
Scott Langman
Scott LangmanAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I looked forward to each Monday when a new module become available, and I don't say this lightly as I used to hate Mondays."
Sarah Jovanovski
Sarah JovanovskiAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I loved all the clear and succinct explanations and how modules were broken down. All the information was very clear to follow and every minute of every module was of value."
Scott Langman
Scott LangmanAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I looked forward to each Monday when a new module became available, and I don’t say this lightly as I used to hate Mondays."
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
Cathrine Mahoney quit her day job and wrote her memoir on divorce and dating
Cathrine Mahoney quit her day job and wrote her memoir on divorce and dating
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
How AWC graduate Julie Fison learnt to build suspense in her novel ‘One Punch’
How AWC graduate Julie Fison learnt to build suspense in her novel ‘One Punch’
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
How I found my writing community (and how you can, too)
How I found my writing community (and how you can, too)
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
AWC graduate Deborah Frenkel is now a successful picture book author
Q&A: Elevator vs lift
Q&A: Elevator vs lift

Online writing courses starting soon:

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

Bookings close soon

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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

Starts this week

Bookings close soon

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Writing Young Adult Fiction

Understand the YA readership and characters.

Develop your unique voice and story structure.

Get up-to-date with the current state of YA publishing.

$495

13 September 2022


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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

$450

5 August 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

22 July 2024


Only a few places left

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Writing Children's Novels

Learn the key elements of a novel for children

Create believable characters and dialogue

Find the right voice to suit your reader

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

12 August 2024


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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

Bookings close soon

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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

Bookings close soon

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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

Bookings close soon

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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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Writing Children's Novels

Learn the key elements of a novel for children

Create believable characters and dialogue

Find the right voice to suit your reader

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback

$450

Starts this week

Bookings close soon

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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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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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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

22 July 2024


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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

2 April 2024

Bookings close soon

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Dare to Dream

Find and sustain your creative inspiration.

Become empowered to write freely in your own voice.

Learn from bestselling author Kate Forsyth.

4 evenings online LIVE
with tutor

1 August 2022

Booked out

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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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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

4 August 2023

Booked out

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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

Bookings close soon
Only a few places left

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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

Booked out
(New date available)

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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

5 September 2022

Booked out

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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

Bookings close soon

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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

3 April 2024

Booked out
(New date available)

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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

$495

10 October 2022


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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”

“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” 

“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

“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”

“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

“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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