October 2014 to March 2015
Wednesday evenings with Richard Skinner and Joanna Briscoe
How to apply
To apply, all you have to do is click in the pink box at the top-right of this page. You will be asked create an account, and then to upload a Word document comprising a cover letter briefly stating your writing experience and why you wish to attend the course, as well as a 1000 word sample of your prose.
We accept late applications until the start of the course. Any application received before the 8th September 2014 will be given priority in the allocation of course places. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 927 3868.
**EARLY BIRD APPLICATIONS—Apply before 11th August to receive a 10% discount off fees if you are successful! That's £400 off!**
The course consists of 22 two-hour evening sessions and 6 full-day sessions. All evening sessions will take place on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. Full-day sessions will take place on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
Please note: There is an Christmas break between sessions 14 and 15.
Session 1—1 October Introductory Session
Session 2—8 October Creating Ideas/Planning
Session 3—15 October Character
Session 4—Saturday 18 October 10am-5pm 'Kidnap a character'
Session 5—22 October Point of View
Session 6—29 October Guest tutor
Session 7—5 November Voice
Session 8—12 November Dialogue
Session 9—Saturday 15 November 10am-5pm Workshops and guest tutor
Session 10—19 November Story vs Plot
Session 11—26 November Conflict
Session 12—3 December The role of the narrator
Session 13—10 December Conclusion of Phase 1
Session 14—Saturday 13 December 10am-5pm Workshops and guest tutor
Session 15—7 January Faber Editorial Director: The publishing experience
Session 16—Saturday 10 January 10am-5pm Workshops and guest tutor
Session 17—14 January The Passage of Time
Session 18—21 January Pace
Session 19—28 January Faber Sales and Marketing Director: The changing face of book retail
Session 20—4 February Setting
Session 21—Saturday 7 February Workshops and guest tutor
Session 22—11 February Research and Exposition
Session 23—18 February Guest tutor
Session 24—25 February Life writing
Session 25—4 March Editing
Session 26—Saturday 8 March 10am-5pm Selling your novel; synopses, pitches
Session 27—11 March Agent Q&A
Session 28—18 March Round-up sessions, next steps
The subject matter of course sessions is subject to change due to the level of experience and interests of the group and availability of guest speakers. The content of the programme is determined at the discretion of the Course Directors and the Faber Academy.
Although Faber Academy is run by Faber and Faber publishers, admission to the course does not guarantee publication by them or any other publisher.
After the initial deposit of £1000, the course fees are payable in 5 monthly instalments of £600, due on the first of the month, starting November 1st. You will receive an email alert that a payment is about to come due – then all you have to do is sign in, or give us a call on 0207 927 3868 to make payment.