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From author interviews and writing tips to creative writing exercises and reading lists, we've got everything you need to get started – and to keep going.

The Three Stages of a First Draft

Spotlight

The Three Stages of a First Draft

Faber Academy alumnus and multi-published author Darren O'Sullivan shares the process he uses as he approaches each of his novels.

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Features

Announcing Faber Academy Newcastle Read More
Announcing Faber Academy Newcastle
Writing Prickly Female Protagonists

Writing a Novel alumna Ania Bas on writing the main character of her debut novel, published earlier

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My Road to Publication… And What I Learned Along the Way

The author of Honey and Me (published by Scholastic Press) on how her book came to be

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Writing Exercises

Developing Characters During a Draft

Started a draft but unsure who your cast are yet? Here are some of our favourite exercises

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Developing Characters During a Draft
Ten Questions for Your Character

If you're planning to do some character development this weekend, get started with these ten writing prompts

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Ten Questions for Your Character
How to Write Better Dialogue Read More
How to Write Better Dialogue

Writing Competitions

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2022 Read More
QuickFic 18/10/2019

Our weekly flash fiction competition returns for a final instalment – this week with a photo prompt.

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QuickFic 18/10/2019
QuickFic 11/10/2019

Welcome home, flash fiction fans! The Academy’s new term is in full swing so we’re back too.

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QuickFic 11/10/2019

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