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Courses taken at AWC: Popular Women's Fiction Build Your Author Platform 2 Hours to Scrivener Power Self-publish Your Novel on Kindle When Kaneana May, a Fiction Novels, Fiction Writing, Writing Courses, Making Connections, Self Publishing, Looking Forward To Seeing, Creative Writing, Free Ebooks, The One

Kaneana May: From TV scriptwriter to published author | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Popular Women's Fiction> Build Your Author Platform 2 Hours to Scrivener Power Self-publish Your Novel on Kindle When Kaneana May, a stay-at-home mother living in regional NSW, took a trip to Sydney to do Popular Women's Fiction with the Australian Writers' Centre she came away inspired, motivated with new ideas and a new direction. Today she is a published author and her debut novel The One, published by Harlequin hit the bookshelves in July 2019. Kaneana May: From TV…

Courses taken at AWC: Build Your Author Platform Sandy Barker’s goal for her novels was always to get a publishing deal. Two self-published novels and Genuine Friendship, Feeling Like A Failure, One Summer, Two Men, Self Publishing, Determination, The Book, Santorini, Book Worms

Sandy Barker: How her dedication and online presence led to a publishing deal | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Build Your Author Platform Sandy Barker’s goal for her novels was always to get a publishing deal. Two self-published novels and Sandy Barker: How her dedication and online presence led to a publishing deal

Course taken at AWC: Writing Picture Books Maggie Hutchings’ determination to improve and keep writing until she was published has paid off, thanks to Books For Boys, Picture Books, Determination, Unicorn, Writer, Students, Author, Inspire, Children

Maggie Hutchings – from counsellor to children’s author | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Course taken at AWC: Writing Picture Books Maggie Hutchings’ determination to improve and keep writing until she was published has paid off, thanks to Maggie Hutchings – from counsellor to children’s author

Congratulations to AWC alumna Petronella McGovern who launched her debut novel Six Seconds at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale in Sydney last week. Liane Moriarty, Business Writing, Book Launch, Public Speaking, Book Club Books, Bestselling Author, Sydney, Congratulations, Writer

Australian Writers’ Centre – Ignite your creativity

Congratulations to AWC alumna Petronella McGovern who launched her debut novel Six Seconds at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale in Sydney last week. With over

Petronella McGovern's dream of becoming a fiction author comes true with her thrilling debut novel Liane Moriarty, Professional Writing, Fiction Writing, Falling Down, Make Time, Primary School, Creative Writing, Believe In You, Mornings

Petronella McGovern's dream of becoming a fiction author comes true with her thrilling debut novel | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Crime and Thriller Writing Write Your Novel Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder Make Time to Write / Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp Petronella McGovern came to the Australian Writers' Centre hoping to prioritise her fiction writing. She had always wanted to publish a novel but was struggling to find the time and motivation to keep writing. Now, her debut novel Six Minutes has just been published by Allen & Unwin, and she spends her mornings writing fiction…

Astrid Scholte’s dream of being published has come to fruition with the recent launch in New York of her debut novel, Four Dead Queens published by Putnam/Penguin Random House. Stages Of Writing, Start Writing, Evil Queens, Book Launch, Penguin Random House, Animation Background, Murder Mysteries, Gorgeous Cakes, Blogging For Beginners

New York book launch for AWC alumna Astrid Scholte | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Astrid Scholte’s dream of being published has come to fruition with the recent launch in New York of her debut novel, Four Dead Queens published by New York book launch for AWC alumna Astrid Scholte

By Valerie Khoo  Our podcast, So You Want to be a Writer, has now hit over one million downloads! When my co-host Allison Tait and I started out on this journey we never even considered this magic number. We were too busy loving the fact that we got to present this show each week, talk with amazing writers, and connect with our fabulous community of listeners.  We’ve had the privilege to interview more than 250 published authors and professional writers and publishers, covering everything… Authors, Writers, The Rosie Project, National Novel Writing Month, Blockbuster Film, Magic Number, Who Book, Word Nerd, 100 Words

My top 10 interviews… out of one million downloads! | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

By Valerie Khoo Our podcast, So You Want to be a Writer, has now hit over one million downloads! When my co-host Allison Tait and I started out on this My top 10 interviews… out of one million downloads!

Voting has opened for the 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards and we are delighted to announce that Pamela Hart (aka Pamela Freeman, AWC’s Director of Sydney Restaurants, Romance Authors, Historical Romance, Creative Writing, Inspire Me, Writers, Congratulations, Centre, Awards

2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards finalists announced | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Voting has opened for the 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards and we are delighted to announce that Pamela Hart (aka Pamela Freeman, AWC’s Director of 2018 Australian Romance Readers Awards finalists announced

Australia’s bestselling crime author Candice Fox has a massively busy and successful 2019 ahead of her. Described by her collaborator, the world's Crime Fiction, Fiction Writing, James Patterson, New Star, Hush Hush, Fertility, Bestselling Author, Inspire Me, Writers

Candice Fox’s fertile, grizzly world of crime fiction writing | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Australia’s bestselling crime author Candice Fox has a massively busy and successful 2019 ahead of her. Described by her collaborator, the world's Candice Fox’s fertile, grizzly world of crime fiction writing

A huge congratulations to AWC’s creative writing graduate Penelope Janu on the publication of three books this year, including On the Same Page, which also won the prestigious 2017 XO Romance Prize. First Year, Creative Writing, Inspire Me, Congratulations, Third, Writer, Students, Public, Romance

Penelope Janu's trifecta – published three times in one year | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

A huge congratulations to AWC’s creative writing graduate Penelope Janu on the publication of three books this year, including On the Same Page, which Penelope Janu's trifecta – published three times in one year

Courses taken at AWC: Novel Writing Essentials Write Your Novel program The “loneliness of the solitary pursuit of fiction writing” led Frances Ya Novels, Fiction Writing, Loneliness, Writer, Vibrant, Students, Essentials, Author, Success

Frances Chapman’s successful transition from freelance writer to published author | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Novel Writing Essentials Write Your Novel 6-month program The “loneliness of the solitary pursuit of fiction writing” led Frances Chapman to AWC’s Novel Writing Essentials course and her subsequently winning the Hardie Grant Egmont 2018 Ampersand Prize for her ‘vibrant’ debut YA novel, Stars Like Us, published by Hardie Grant Egmont. Frances Chapman’s successful transition from freelance writer to published author

We are delighted to announce that AWC graduate Frances Chapman has won the prestigious Hardie Grant Egmont 2018 Ampersand Prize for her ‘vibrant’ debut YA novel, What it Takes Ya Novels, Inspire Me, Congratulations, Writer, Vibrant, Students, France, Blog, Inspiration

Congratulations to Frances Chapman winner of the 2018 Ampersand Prize | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

We are delighted to announce that AWC graduate Frances Chapman has won the prestigious Hardie Grant Egmont 2018 Ampersand Prize for her ‘vibrant’ debut YA Congratulations to Frances Chapman winner of the 2018 Ampersand Prize

An unexpected incident led Joanna Nell to the Australian Writers’ Centre and the subsequent publishing of her feel-good debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village (Hachette Australia). Single Ladies, Single Women, Stages Of Writing, Fiction Writing, Creative Writing, Retirement, Writers, Feel Good, Centre

Joanna Nell: From GP to published author with her feel-good debut novel | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Creative Writing Stage 1 Advanced Fiction Writing Techniques Novel Writing Essentials Build Your Author Platform Pitch Your Novel: How to Attract Agents and Publishers An unexpected incident led Joanna Nell to the Australian Writers' Centre and the subsequent publishing of her feel-good debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village (Hachette Australia). Joanna Nell: From GP to published author with her feel-good debut novel

We are thrilled to see AWC alumna and award-winning author Tamsin Janu shortlisted in 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Children’s fiction category Prime Minister, Inspire Me, Writers, Congratulations, Centre, Awards, Fiction, Students, Author

Tamsin Janu shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

We are thrilled to see AWC alumna and award-winning author Tamsin Janu shortlisted in 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Children’s fiction category Tamsin Janu shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Ashleigh Mills launches her travel directory – 'Hotels with Cats' Stages Of Writing, Blogging For Beginners, Inspire Me, Writers, Cat Lovers, Centre, Students, Hotels, Product Launch

Ashleigh Mills launches her travel directory – 'Hotels with Cats' | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Blogging for Beginners Freelance Writing Stage 1 Travel Writing Profile Writing Ashleigh Mills wanted to combine her passion for Ashleigh Mills launches her travel directory – 'Hotels with Cats'

Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer Stages Of Writing, Call Her, Life Changing, Writers, Centre, Students, Success, Inspire, Mens Tops

Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

Courses taken at AWC: Freelance Writing Stage 1 Copywriting Essentials Travel Writing Profile Writing When Jo Hartley took Australian Writers' Centre’s Freelance Writing Stage 1 course it totally changed her life. Today she calls herself a freelance writer and says she can’t imagine her life without writing. Jo Hartley’s life-changing leap from recruitment to successful freelance writer