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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Difference

Discuss the challenges of writing about minority experiences on this unique course, taking place on weekends over four weeks.

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Improving

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1-5 days

Tutors

Sameer Rahim

Start Date

Monday 05 Sep 2022

£495
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Short Story

The Five Day Short Story

Five days, one story – master the art of the short story in one intense week.

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London

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1-5 days

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Shelley Weiner

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Monday 05 Sep 2022

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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Kickstart Your Novel

Take your writing to the next level, and develop both the technical skill and the narrative momentum to really get stuck into your novel.

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8 weeks

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Susmita Bhattacharya

Start Date

Monday 12 Sep 2022

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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Create Brilliant Characters

Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.

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4 weeks

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Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 12 Sep 2022

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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: World Building

Learn how to create unforgettable story worlds that a reader can immerse themselves in – and how other writers use setting to transform their fiction.

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Improving

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4 weeks

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Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 19 Sep 2022

£120
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Poetry

The Salon: Developing Your Poems

Join Richard Scott and Maurice Riordan for this twelve-week intermediate course – find new paths for your work, broaden your understanding of the craft and meet a group of supportive, like-minded poets.

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12 weeks

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Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott, Daljit Nagra, Emily Berry

Start Date

Thursday 22 Sep 2022

£550
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Writing for Children

Writing YA

Young Adult fiction is one of the boldest forms of recent times – learn how to write for the most passionate and discerning audience out there.

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Improving

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8 weeks

Tutors

Lee Weatherly

Start Date

Monday 03 Oct 2022

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Read Like a Writer

Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page.

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Online

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

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Monday 03 Oct 2022

£120
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Manuscript Assessment

Get comprehensive editorial feedback on your manuscript from our experienced readers – whether it’s still a work-in-progress or you’re preparing to submit to literary agents.

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Mentoring

We offer a range of mentoring options if you’d prefer to work one-on-one with an established writer to help you shape your project and realise your writing ambitions.

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Browse the Reading Room

From author interviews and writing tips to creative writing exercises and reading lists, we've got everything you need to get started – and to keep going.

Developing Characters During a Draft

Started a draft but unsure who your cast are yet? Here are some of our favourite exercises

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Developing Characters During a Draft
Chasing a Sleep-Deprived Dream

Alumna Louise Morrish on the call that kickstarted her writing career

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Chasing a Sleep-Deprived Dream
My Road to Publication

Academy alumna Sarah Clarke on getting her book deal, and the hope that kept her going

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My Road to Publication