Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles

Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles

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

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Advanced

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Online

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1-5 days
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  • 18.30–21.00

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After eleven years directing our flagship Writing a Novel course, helping over a hundred students gain publication deals, Richard Skinner has developed our new series of ten masterclasses. Covering the essential elements of fiction in his fullest, most impactful workshops, this series is perfect if you’re looking to sharpen your skills, improve particular elements of your writing, or aren’t able to commit to one of our longer courses.

For many writers, character is the holy grail, but what is it? To answer this elusive question, we come at character via their name, possessions, existential situation and action.

Schedule

The course will take place on Zoom, using a mix of teaching and discussion time with practical exercises to get you writing.

18.30–18.45

Welcome and introductions

18.45–19.45

Protagonists

When you think about your favourite novels, you've almost certainly chosen them because of their main character. Who are the most compelling characters in fiction for you? Why?

19.45–20.00

Break

20.00–21.00

Delving deeper

You’ve been thinking, talking and writing about your main character, but now they are going to talk to you. If your main character could speak to you, what would they say?

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Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written...

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Richard Skinner is a great teacher [...] After every one of his classes, I return to my writing feeling inspired.

Student

June 2021

The course was so accessible, fun and enjoyable.

Student

June 2021

Richard Skinner is a great teacher [...] After every one of his classes, I return to my writing feeling inspired

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