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Writing A Novel

Writing A Novel

Write your novel, and write it well

The structure and support you need to write the first draft of your novel - plus smart people to talk to

  • Benefit from the structure of regular workshops covering everything from the first conception of an idea through to getting words on a page, narrative structure and style and re-writing.
  • Learn from our experienced Course Directors, as well as guest tutors including top authors from Faber and elsewhere, plus editors, agents and industry professionals.
  • One to ones – personalised attention to your project from your tutor. 
  • Get it done. This is a flexible alternative to a creative writing MA, designed for people who might be considering a career and who are prepared to engage fully in the hard work involved. Apart from the workshops, you will be devoting as much time as possible between classes to writing, and then you will have the chance to present your work to your class of 15 committed novelists and get their feedback.
  • Start your career. There is no better way to get going on the road to publication than to meet the people who make that happen every day. Hear talks from Faber's publishing directors and sales managers, then read to a room of London's top agents once the course is over - unrivalled access to those who know.

Have a look at an anthology, give us a call, or see below to find out more.

There are 15 places available per tutor. The course fees are £4000, payable across a £1000 deposit when you accept the offer of a place, and then five monthly instalments once you begin.

Useful resources – 1) a guide to applying; 2) Richard Skinner on how the course works; 3) our YouTube Channel.

What happens on the Agents Reading day? Watch:

Choose your Writing A Novel course

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The comprehensive six-month novel-writing course for the serious writer – perhaps the sort of student who might consider an MA in creative writing but is unable to give up full-time work or family commitments to attend a university....
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The comprehensive six-month novel-writing course for the serious writer – perhaps the sort of student who might consider an MA in creative writing but is unable to give up full-time work or family commitments to attend a university....
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Come to one of the world's great literary cities and study creative writing at Faber Academy's home in historic Bloomsbury. Our London courses take place at Faber and Faber's offices, which have played host to some of the great writers of our times and provide an inspiring space in which to learn.

Richard Skinner is a novelist and Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy.

Joanna Briscoe is an award-winning novelist and teacher of creative writing.

Sarah May is the highly-acclaimed author of 7 novels, including The Nudist Colony.

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