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Valerie and her team run a range of over 40 popular courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre.

If you’ve come to this site, then chances are you might be interested in one of the courses below. Or you can view the full list here.

Build Your Book: Grow your business by showcasing your knowledge

This online course is ideal for business owners, coaches, consultants and experts who want to showcase their expertise and have a message they want to share with the world. When you’ve authored a book, this gives you instant credibility. It opens doors, gives you an excuse to get on morning talk shows and is a wonderful calling card for prospects and customers.

Maybe you want to share your knowledge or use your book is a powerful lead generation tool. Your business book can do just that. This online course shows you how you can turn your expertise into a best-selling business book.

Register your interest now!

Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1


With over 20 years’ experience as a magazine journalist and editor, Valerie’s popular course has launched the careers of many magazine writers.
It’s practical. It’s packed with information. And it’s an eye-opening look into the magazine and newspaper industry. But don’t take our word for it. Hear directly from graduates of Valerie’s course below.

Interested in getting published in your favourite magazine or newspaper?

Find out more about this 5-week course – with your very own tutor – here.

Freelance Writing Masterclass Program

The Freelance Writing Masterclass Program is ideal if you want to hone your feature writing skills and carve out a real career as a freelance feature writer. You’ll receive new easy-to-digest tutorials every week, get feedback on your story pitches and be able to access Valerie Khoo’s advice through regular ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions.

You’ll also be privy to lots of real examples of pitches. And you’ll see actual editors’ feedback on a series of articles. It’s a course that will help you focus on improving the quality and structure of your writing as well as understanding what you need to do to build up your own freelance writing work.

Find out more about this 5-week course – with your very own mentor – here.

Blogging for Beginners


What if you’re a total newbie? You want to start a blog but just don’t know how to make this happen. This course is ideal if you don’t have a blog and want to learn an easy way to create a great looking one – right now. Yes, it IS that easy and Valerie shows you how to do it with step-by-step instructions and videos.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to create your own blog on Blogger. And you’ll have everything you need to start showcasing your writing and ideas to the world.

Want to start your blog now? Get instant access to the on-demand course here.

How to Get More Blog Readers


If you already have a blog, you might be ready for the next step. Perhaps you hope to turn your blog into a mini media empire one day. Whether you’re blogging about parenting, fashion, football or anything in between, you want to build an audience.
Because that’s what sponsors and advertisers want – exposure to your readers. However, that doesn’t happen without a plan. This course has been created by Nicole Avery, uber-blogger and named by The Age as one of Melbourne’s most influential people.

Want a step-by-step guide to get more blog readers now regardless of what blogging platform you’re on? Get instant access to the on-demand course here.

Reinvent Yourself: So you want to be a writer


You’re not a writer … yet. But you want to be. Valerie used to be an accountant before she transitioned her career to become a full-time writer. She maps out the steps you need to take if you’re interested in changing your career and get into the wonderful world of words.

If you follow Valerie’s inspiring workbook and audio program, you will be well on your way to a new career as a writer. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a completely unrelated job because this program maps out a plan you can follow in order to change careers and succeed as a writer.

Want to reinvent yourself?  Get instant access to the on-demand program here.