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Creative Writing Courses

Our creative writing courses are run by award-winning authors and industry experts from Faber and beyond. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced writer taking the next step in your career, we offer the support and structure you need to achieve your writing goals.

46 courses

Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Evening)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

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Advanced

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Location

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London

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Richard T. Kelly, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 28 Sep 2022

Application Deadline

Sunday 04 Sep 2022

£4000
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Novel Writing

Writing a Novel (Daytime)

A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing.

Level

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Advanced

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Location

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London

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Nikesh Shukla, Shelley Weiner

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 29 Sep 2022

Application Deadline

Sunday 11 Sep 2022

£4000
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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.

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Starting out

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Location

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Online

Length

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8 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 27 Jun 2022

1 more start date available

£350
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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.

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Starting out

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Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 02 Jul 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 04 Jul 2022

£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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Saturday 16 Jul 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 30 Jul 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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Poetry

Start to Write Poetry

Kickstart your writing life with a specially designed day of learning, writing and discussion from the home of British poetry.

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Starting out

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Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Scott

Start Date

Saturday 30 Jul 2022

2 more start dates available

£75
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Fiction Development, Non-fiction

Writing Lives

Life writing is perhaps the most exciting and broadest literary genre of our times – spend a week discovering how you can work within the form to tell your story of a life.

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 08 Aug 2022

£550
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Saturday 13 Aug 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Saturday 20 Aug 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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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.

Level

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Shelley Weiner

Start Date

Monday 29 Aug 2022

£550
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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.

Level

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Sameer Rahim

Start Date

Monday 05 Sep 2022

£495
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Saturday 10 Sep 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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8 weeks

Tutors

Susmita Bhattacharya

Start Date

Monday 12 Sep 2022

£495
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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

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 12 Sep 2022

1 more start date 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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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8 weeks

Tutors

Helen Shipman

Start Date

Monday 19 Sep 2022

1 more start date available

£350
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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

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 19 Sep 2022

£120
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Lee Weatherly, Peter Benson, Emily Barr

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 21 Sep 2022

Application Deadline

Sunday 11 Sep 2022

£2500
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Getting Started: Beginners' Fiction

A twelve-week creative writing course for beginners. Playful, serious and fun, it asks what writing is and why we do it.

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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12 weeks

Tutors

Sue Gee

Start Date

Wednesday 21 Sep 2022

£995
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 24 Sep 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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Poetry

Start to Write Poetry

Kickstart your writing life with a specially designed day of learning, writing and discussion from the home of British poetry.

Level

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Scott

Start Date

Saturday 24 Sep 2022

2 more start dates available

£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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 26 Sep 2022

£75
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Lee Weatherly

By Application

Start Date

Monday 26 Sep 2022

Application Deadline

Sunday 18 Sep 2022

£1650
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Poetry

Advanced Poetry

If you’re a committed aspiring poet hoping to take your writing to the next level, join Daljit Nagra and Rachael Allen for this six-month course at the home of British poetry.

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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6 month +

Tutors

Rachael Allen, Daljit Nagra

By Application

Start Date

Monday 03 Oct 2022

Application Deadline

Sunday 18 Sep 2022

£2500
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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

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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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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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 03 Oct 2022

£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.

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Starting out

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Location

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Online

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12 weeks

Tutors

Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott

Start Date

Monday 03 Oct 2022

£550
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Crime

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.

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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8 weeks

Tutors

Andrew Wilson

Start Date

Monday 10 Oct 2022

£495
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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.

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 10 Oct 2022

£120
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Saturday 15 Oct 2022

3 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 29 Oct 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 31 Oct 2022

£75
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Fiction Development, Novel Writing

Fiction Skills: Research

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

Level

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Philip Marsden

Start Date

Monday 31 Oct 2022

£120
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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

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Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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4 weeks

Tutors

Tom Bromley

Start Date

Monday 07 Nov 2022

1 more start date 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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 26 Nov 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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Poetry

Start to Write Poetry

Kickstart your writing life with a specially designed day of learning, writing and discussion from the home of British poetry.

Level

i
Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Scott

Start Date

Saturday 26 Nov 2022

2 more start dates available

£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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 28 Nov 2022

£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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 17 Dec 2022

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 19 Dec 2022

£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

i
Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 28 Jan 2023

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 30 Jan 2023

£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

i
Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 25 Feb 2023

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 27 Feb 2023

£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

i
Starting out

What do these levels mean?

Location

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 25 Mar 2023

9 more start dates available

£100
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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

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Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

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Online

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 27 Mar 2023

£75
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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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