Masterclass: The Whole Writing Process in One Go
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.
In this masterclass, we'll cover it all. From a ‘zero’ draft, through rewriting and drafting, then editing, titling and pitching a piece of writing – all in one 2.5-hour session.
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
You will begin this long writing exercise by learning how to re-order time and bury secrets in your material.
Continuing with this long writing exercise, you will learn how to edit, title & pitch your piece of writing.
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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