The Australian Writers' Centre has been providing world-leading online writing courses for more than 16 years. The 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!

Anne Sengstock
Anne SengstockAWC graduate, October 2021
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"Any writing course you choose from the Centre is going to give you the best advice. And you will learn so much, you'll wonder how you never knew about this great resource before now. Thank you for making these courses that are filled with information so affordable. It makes a huge difference, and sparks both our imagination and determination to go for our dreams."
Anne Sengstock
Anne SengstockAWC graduate, October 2021
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"Any writing course you choose from the Centre is going to give you the best advice. And you will learn so much, you'll wonder how you never knew about this great resource before now. Thank you for making these courses that are filled with information so affordable. It makes a huge difference, and sparks both our imagination and determination to go for our dreams."
Anne Sengstock
Anne SengstockAWC graduate, October 2021
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"Any writing course you choose from the Centre is going to give you the best advice. And you will learn so much, you'll wonder how you never knew about this great resource before now. Thank you for making these courses that are filled with information so affordable. It makes a huge difference, and sparks both our imagination and determination to go for our dreams."
Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer
Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer
More than 70 books published by AWC alumni and presenters in 2020!
More than 70 books published by AWC alumni and presenters in 2020!
Brad Kelly: From history teacher to full-time freelance writer
Brad Kelly: From history teacher to full-time freelance writer
 Ep 454: Meet Nicola Marsh, author of 'Summer of Serenity', 'The Scandal' and 76 other romance and domestic suspense novels

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.  

Award-winning author of more than 35 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.
Multi-award-winning author of novels, novellas and short stories.

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.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$450

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Copywriting Essentials

  • Write headlines and words that sell.
  • Take creative briefs and do research.
  • Earn money immediately from clients.

29 November 2021

5 weeks

$550

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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.

Starts this week

5 evenings – LIVE

$495

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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.

Starts this week

5 evenings – LIVE

$495

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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.

Starts this week

8 weeks

$695

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UX Writing

  • Create seamless online user experiences.
  • Best practice app and web techniques.
  • Convert more customers and drive sales.

Starts this week

2 mornings – LIVE

$345

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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.

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5 weeks

$450

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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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The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, copywriting, freelance writing, business writing and much more. Our practical and industry-proven courses will help you gain confidence and meet your goals faster!

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Phone: (02) 9929 0088 Email: [email protected] Head office: Suite 3,
55 Lavender Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061

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