One of a series of ten intensive, impactful masterclasses from Faber Academy's Director of Fiction.
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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.
Please note: for this session, participants are required to bring a draft of their synopsis to work on.
An interactive workshop on that tricky art: perfecting your synopsis. We guarantee that by the end of this session, you'll have yours in excellent shape.
Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . . . captivating’ by the Guardian. As Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy, he created the flagship ‘Writing a Novel’ six-month course in 2009 and since then has helped hundreds of writers find their voice.
The course will take place on Zoom, using a mix of teaching and discussion time with practical exercises to get you writing.
Welcome and introductions
In this half of the evening, you will be looking closely at examples of other people’s synopses.
Editing your synopsis
Using models gained in the first half of the session, you will be looking at ways to improve your own synopsis.
Richard Skinner is a great teacher [...] After every one of his classes, I return to my writing feeling inspired.
The course was so accessible, fun and enjoyable.
Richard Skinner is a great teacher [...] After every one of his classes, I return to my writing feeling inspired
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