Richard Skinner

Fiction Development, Novel

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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.

You can read Richard's essay about creative writing in the Observer here

Upcoming Courses

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: The Idea of Pace

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

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1-5 days

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Monday 25 Mar 2024

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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.

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

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Saturday 27 Apr 2024

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Fiction Development

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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Richard Skinner

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Monday 29 Apr 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

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Saturday 25 May 2024

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction

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

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner

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Monday 27 May 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

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Saturday 29 Jun 2024

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: The Idea of Conflict

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

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner

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Monday 01 Jul 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

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Saturday 27 Jul 2024

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Plotting

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

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner

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Monday 29 Jul 2024

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Non-fiction

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.

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Improving

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner

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Monday 12 Aug 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 31 Aug 2024

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Fiction Development

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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Advanced

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Online

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner

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Monday 02 Sep 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 28 Sep 2024

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Editing

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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Richard Skinner

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Monday 30 Sep 2024

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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.

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

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Richard Skinner, Sarah May

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Saturday 26 Oct 2024

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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Synopses

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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Richard Skinner

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Monday 28 Oct 2024

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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

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Starting out

What do these levels mean?

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London

Length

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 30 Nov 2024

9 more start dates available

£100
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Fiction Development

Masterclass: Planning and Writing The Mirror

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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Richard Skinner

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Monday 02 Dec 2024

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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

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Starting out

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London

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1-5 days

Tutors

Richard Skinner, Sarah May

Start Date

Saturday 14 Dec 2024

9 more start dates available

£100
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