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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

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Fiction Development, 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

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Nikesh Shukla, Shelley Weiner

By Application

Start Date

Thursday 07 Oct 2021

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Application Deadline

Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

£4000
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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.

Level

Advanced

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

6 month +

Tutors

Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Sabrina Broadbent

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 29 Sep 2021

1 more start date available

Application Deadline

Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

£4000
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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, Sarah May

By Application

Start Date

Wednesday 22 Sep 2021

Application Deadline

Sunday 05 Sep 2021

£2400
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Fiction Development

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.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner

Start Date

Monday 09 Aug 2021

£395
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Fiction Development

Writing Women

Join Katherine Angel for five days of group discussion and individual exercises to help you build technical confidence and skill, as you explore how writing can effectively capture the textures and quandaries of women’s lives.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Katherine Angel, Frances Leviston

Start Date

Monday 16 Aug 2021

£450
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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 23 Aug 2021

£450
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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 28 Aug 2021

1 more start date available

£100
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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

Start Date

Saturday 04 Sep 2021

£395
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Fiction Development, Short Story

The Five Day Short Story

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

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

London

Length

1-5 days

Tutors

Shelley Weiner

Start Date

Monday 06 Sep 2021

£550
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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 13 Sep 2021

£120
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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

Start Date

Monday 13 Sep 2021

£495
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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 13 Sep 2021

£450
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Short Story

Advanced Short Stories

You’ve got to grips with the basics – now it’s time to make your short stories shine.

Level

Improving

What do these levels mean?

Location

Online

Length

5-12 weeks

Tutors

Lucy Caldwell

Start Date

Thursday 16 Sep 2021

£850
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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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