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Online Writing Courses

Our online creative writing workshops are open to students from all over the world, from beginners to advanced writers. We offer a range of courses in fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and use a bespoke online classroom to offer the expert tuition and writerly camaraderie that have made our London courses so successful.

Our online writing courses: an overview

We’ve been running online courses since 2012, using pedagogical experts to bring the Faber Academy experience into a virtual format. Since our online courses began, a number of our online alumni have gone on to be published, including Joanna Cannon, the author of the bestselling The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, and Julie Ma, winner of Richard and Judy’s Search for a Bestseller with her novel, Happy Days.

Many of our online courses are designed to fit around your other commitments, with flexible writing hours and no regular set time you’ll need to be online (perfect for those in other timezones!). For those looking for something that replicates the London classroom more closely, we also offer online courses with live Zoom meetings – some one-day masterclasses, others much longer courses with weekly or monthly meetings.

Some of our online courses are selective, meaning you’ll need to apply, while others you can book a place on right away.

Who are these courses for?

Writers who can't attend in person

Join one of our online courses from anywhere in the world – all you need is an internet connection.

Writers looking for something flexible

Want a course that will fit in around an irregular work schedule, or an evening class that you can join while the kids are in bed without having to arrange childcare? There's a range of online classes that might suit you, from entirely self-paced to those with regular Zoom contact with your tutor and group.

Writers who prefer an online format

There are lots of reasons why some of us find an online course a safer space to share our creative endeavours, whether it's conducted via Zoom or using forums. The pandemic has proven to us all that it's possible to connect and engage with others virtually - if that works best for you, you're not alone.

Online Writing Courses (51)

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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Online)

A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Tom Bromley, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Lee Weatherly

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

3 more start dates available

Application Deadline

Sunday 02 Jan 2022

£2500
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Fiction Development

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 11 Dec 2021

£100
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Fiction Development

Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 13 Dec 2021

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 08 Jan 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 10 Jan 2022

3 more start dates available

£350
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

The Writer's Toolkit

Take your writing to the next level with this online writing retreat.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Marcel Theroux

Start Date

Monday 17 Jan 2022

£450
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 17 Jan 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Ayisha Malik, Susmita Bhattacharya

Start Date

Monday 17 Jan 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Short Story

Writing Short Stories

Learn the craft of short story writing, then create and polish new stories of your own with an award-winning writer.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Lucy Caldwell

Start Date

Thursday 20 Jan 2022

£795
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Finish Your Draft

Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Tom Bromley

By Application

Start Date

Monday 24 Jan 2022

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Sunday 09 Jan 2022

£1650
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: Plot

Create storylines that keep readers turning those pages in this self-paced online course.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 24 Jan 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Poetry

Writing Poems

A playful, supportive three-month poetry course for beginners and aspiring amateur poets, with two of the best practitioners and teachers in the country.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott

Start Date

Monday 24 Jan 2022

£550
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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Editing

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 31 Jan 2022

£75
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Crime, Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing Crime

Learn the secrets of the UK's most popular genre and begin work on your own crime novel in this eight-week online course.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Andrew Wilson

Start Date

Monday 31 Jan 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Fiction Development, Non-fiction, Novel Writing

Read Like a Writer

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

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 31 Jan 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 19 Feb 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Lee Weatherly

Start Date

Monday 21 Feb 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Fiction Development, Non-fiction, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: Research

Learn how to convert dry facts and higgledy-piggledy materials into compelling stories packed with atmosphere.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Philip Marsden

Start Date

Monday 21 Feb 2022

£120
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 28 Feb 2022

£120
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Fiction Development, Non-fiction, Novel Writing

Who Do You Think They Are? Getting into Character

Learn and apply psychoanalytic theories to your characters in this unique four-week course – all the tools you’ll need to create rich, convincing inner lives for the people at the heart of your novel.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Arabel Charlaff, Max Porter

Start Date

Saturday 05 Mar 2022

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Start to Write

A no-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing course to kickstart your writing life.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 12 Mar 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 14 Mar 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 21 Mar 2022

3 more start dates available

£350
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: Plot

Create storylines that keep readers turning those pages in this self-paced online course.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 21 Mar 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Edit and Submit Your Novel

Expert industry insight and all the technical tools you'll need to take your manuscript from first to final draft.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Rose Tomaszewska, Catherine Cho

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 23 Mar 2022

Application Deadline

Tuesday 01 Mar 2022

£1250
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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Planning and Writing The Mirror

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 28 Mar 2022

£75
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Ayisha Malik, Susmita Bhattacharya

Start Date

Monday 04 Apr 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Setting

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 25 Apr 2022

£75
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 25 Apr 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Finish Your Draft

Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Tom Bromley

By Application

Start Date

Monday 25 Apr 2022

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Sunday 10 Apr 2022

£1650
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Online)

A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Lee Weatherly, Emily Barr, Peter Benson

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

3 more start dates available

Application Deadline

Sunday 03 Apr 2022

£2500
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 02 May 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Crime, Novel Writing

Writing Crime

Learn the secrets of the UK's most popular genre and begin work on your own crime novel in this eight-week online course.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Andrew Wilson

Start Date

Monday 09 May 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 09 May 2022

£120
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 23 May 2022

3 more start dates available

£350
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Lee Weatherly

Start Date

Monday 23 May 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: The Idea of Pace

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 30 May 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: Plot

Create storylines that keep readers turning those pages in this self-paced online course.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 30 May 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Ayisha Malik, Susmita Bhattacharya

Start Date

Monday 06 Jun 2022

2 more start dates available

£495
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Online)

A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Tom Bromley, Lee Weatherly

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 08 Jun 2022

3 more start dates available

Application Deadline

Sunday 22 May 2022

£2500
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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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 13 Jun 2022

2 more start dates available

£120
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Fiction Development

Writing Audio Drama: From Plays to Podcasts

Learn to write gripping audio drama with an intensive week-long course on story, structure and technique – and take an in-depth look at the growing market for this exciting form.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Mike Harris

Start Date

Monday 20 Jun 2022

£450
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

Everything you need to call yourself a writer – discipline, craft skills and a great group of people to work with – in one online writing course experience.

Level

Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 27 Jun 2022

3 more start dates available

£350
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 04 Jul 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 26 Sep 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: The Idea of Conflict

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 31 Oct 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Plotting

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 28 Nov 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 19 Dec 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Editing

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 30 Jan 2023

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Synopses

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 27 Feb 2023

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Masterclass: Planning and Writing The Mirror

One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 27 Mar 2023

£75
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Online Course Tutors

Our online writing course tutors are all published writers and seasoned teachers with plenty of experience teaching online.

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Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner

Absolutely brilliant writing course! I loved it. Intelligent, rich, well structured, elegantly crafted, catalytic and enjoyable.

Absolutely brilliant writing course! I loved it. Intelligent, rich, well structured, elegantly crafted, catalytic and enjoyable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve my writing skills online?

Writing exercises and prompts are always a great way to try out new prose styles and techniques and explore and expand on your ideas. There are lots of these available for free online – we’ve got a bank of them here. Short courses are also a good way to test out your writing before committing to something longer.

Are online courses worth it? What's the difference between your online and in-person courses?

The short answer is: yes! Committing to your writing over the duration of a course, as well as learning from your tutor and your classmates, is always going to be valuable – whether that course takes place online or in-person doesn’t detract from that. Our online novel writing courses, for instance, particularly Writing a Novel, are closely modelled on their in-person counterparts, but with key differences that better suit the online format. What is important is figuring out which type of course is going to suit you best (if your circumstances mean that either online or in-person is an option). Some people will work well with the more flexible format an online course can allow, while others find they concentrate best when they’re physically in the room with their group. We’re always on hand to discuss the options available for your particular needs – get in touch if you’d like to have a chat.

Do you offer online poetry courses?

Yes, absolutely – our suite of poetry courses has recently been expanded and we’re really proud of it. We now offer a range of classes from those suitable for a total beginner up to advanced level workshops for those looking to start publishing their poems.

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