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  1. Create Brilliant Characters

    2020-11-16
    2020-12-13
    Online
    online
    CBC24
    Fiction
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    16th November 2020 - 13th December 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  2. Fiction Skills: Plot

    2020-11-09
    2020-12-06
    Online
    online
    OSP21
    Fiction
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    9th November 2020 - 6th December 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  3. Fiction Skills: Research

    2020-11-02
    2020-11-29
    Online
    online
    OSR12
    Fiction
    Convert dry facts and higgledy-piggledy materials into compelling stories packed with atmosphere.
    2nd - 29th November 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Philip Marsden
    Convert dry facts and higgledy-piggledy materials into compelling stories packed with atmosphere.
    online
  4. Fiction Skills: Setting

    2020-10-12
    2020-11-08
    Online
    online
    OSW15
    Fiction
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
    12th October 2020 - 8th November 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
    online
  5. Finish Your Draft

    2020-10-01
    2021-03-25
    London
    onsite
    FYD3
    Fiction
    A natural continuation for graduates of Writing A Novel, or a great support group for writers who need to really get their head down and get to the end, this weekly six-month course is all about reaching your goal. The application deadline for this course is midnight on Tuesday 1 September 2020.
    1st October 2020 - 25th March 2021

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Gillian Slovo
    A natural continuation for graduates of Writing A Novel, or a great support group for writers who need to really get their head down and get to the end, this weekly six-month course is all about reaching your goal. The application deadline for this course is midnight on Tuesday 1 September 2020.
    london
  6. Finish Your Draft (Online)

    2020-09-28
    2021-07-19
    Online
    online
    FDO29
    Fiction
    Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Monday 17 August.

    28th September 2020 - 19th July 2021

    Ten months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth, Lee Weatherly
    Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Monday 17 August.

    online
  7. Writing A Novel (Online)

    2020-09-23
    2021-04-29
    Online
    online
    WNO29
    Fiction

    A new and fully upgraded online version of our flagship Writing a Novel course, which has launched the careers of over a hundred authors. A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 19 August.

    23rd September 2020 - 29th April 2021

    Twenty-eight weeks
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Lee Weatherly

    A new and fully upgraded online version of our flagship Writing a Novel course, which has launched the careers of over a hundred authors. A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 19 August.

    online
  8. Create Brilliant Characters

    2020-09-21
    2020-10-18
    Online
    online
    CBC23
    Fiction
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    21st September 2020 - 18th October 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  9. Fiction Skills: Plot

    2020-09-14
    2020-10-11
    Online
    online
    OSP20
    Fiction
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    14th September 2020 - 11th October 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  10. Who Do You Think They Are? Getting Into Character (Five Days)

    2020-07-20
    2020-07-24
    London
    onsite
    GIC6
    Fiction
    The success of a novel depends on insightful, considered and compelling characterisation. For a fictional character to appear real, they need to have convincing inner lives. They should have a traceable emotional history which makes sense of their needs, desires, ambitions, fears, secrets, contradictions and vulnerabilities. They must stand up to close analysis.
    20th - 24th July 2020

    Five Days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Arabel Charlaff
    The success of a novel depends on insightful, considered and compelling characterisation. For a fictional character to appear real, they need to have convincing inner lives. They should have a traceable emotional history which makes sense of their needs, desires, ambitions, fears, secrets, contradictions and vulnerabilities. They must stand up to close analysis.
    london
  11. The Five Day Short Story

    2020-07-13
    2020-07-17
    London
    onsite
    5DS12
    Fiction
    Five days, one story – master the art of the short story in one intense summer week
    13th - 17th July 2020

    Five days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Shelley Weiner
    Five days, one story – master the art of the short story in one intense summer week
    london
  12. Create Brilliant Characters

    2020-07-06
    2020-08-02
    Online
    online
    CBC22
    Fiction
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    6th July 2020 - 2nd August 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  13. Faber Poetry Intensive

    2020-06-22
    2020-06-26
    London
    onsite
    FPI1
    Poetry
    Join five of today's most exciting poets for a packed week of serious, concentrated and innovative thinking about poetry in general and your writing in particular
    22nd - 26th June 2020

    Five days
    Improving
    Poetry
    Rachael Allen, Zaffar Kunial, Hannah Sullivan, Joe Dunthorne, Natalie Diaz
    Join five of today's most exciting poets for a packed week of serious, concentrated and innovative thinking about poetry in general and your writing in particular
    london
  14. Fiction Skills: Setting

    2020-06-08
    2020-07-05
    Online
    online
    OSW14
    Fiction
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
    8th June 2020 - 5th July 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
    online
  15. Fiction Skills: Plot

    2020-06-01
    2020-06-28
    Online
    online
    OSP19
    Fiction
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    1st - 28th June 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  16. Create Brilliant Characters

    2020-05-11
    2020-06-07
    Online
    online
    CBC21
    Fiction
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    11th May 2020 - 7th June 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  17. Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    2020-05-01
    2020-05-03
    Online
    online
    SSWO8
    Fiction
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
    1st - 3rd May 2020

    Three days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Susmita Bhattacharya
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
    online
  18. Memoir and Life Writing

    2020-04-30
    2020-07-16
    London
    onsite
    MEM12
    Non-fiction
    How to write a life? Let alone your own? Spend three months asking and answering the questions that a memoirist needs to answer.
    30th April 2020 - 16th July 2020

    Three months
    Improving
    Non-fiction
    Miranda Doyle
    How to write a life? Let alone your own? Spend three months asking and answering the questions that a memoirist needs to answer.
    london
  19. Edit and Submit Your Novel

    2020-04-29
    2020-07-17
    London
    onsite
    EDI14
    Fiction
    A first draft is a rough block of marble: there's a work of art in there, but to find it you're going to need some specialist tools.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

    29th April 2020 - 17th July 2020

    Twelve weeks
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Sam Copeland, Rose Tomaszewska
    A first draft is a rough block of marble: there's a work of art in there, but to find it you're going to need some specialist tools.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

    london
  20. Poetry Salon

    2020-04-23
    2020-07-09
    London
    onsite
    POS13
    Poetry
    At the heart of this lively and energetic course – taught by two of Britain’s leading poets – is the writing and sharing of new work. In weekly two-hour sessions, you’ll be creatively challenged to break free of your comfort zones.
    23rd April 2020 - 9th July 2020

    Twelve weeks
    Advanced
    Poetry
    Maurice Riordan, Richard Scott
    At the heart of this lively and energetic course – taught by two of Britain’s leading poets – is the writing and sharing of new work. In weekly two-hour sessions, you’ll be creatively challenged to break free of your comfort zones.
    london
  21. Writing For Children

    2020-04-20
    2020-07-13
    London
    onsite
    WFC9
    Fiction
    Don't you just take out all the long words? No. It's harder than that, but this inspiring children's writing course will help.
    20th April 2020 - 13th July 2020

    Twelve weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Anthony McGowan
    Don't you just take out all the long words? No. It's harder than that, but this inspiring children's writing course will help.
    london
  22. Work-In-Progress | Online

    2020-04-20
    2021-04-05
    Online
    online
    WPO14
    Fiction
    You are in the thick of the first draft of your novel, but it’s difficult to find the focus and drive to move forward. You need a supportive group of fellow writers to push you on, and a great tutor to make sure you’re on track. Work-In-Progress is for you.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Wednesday 1 April.

    20th April 2020 - 5th April 2021

    Twelve months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth, Lee Weatherly
    You are in the thick of the first draft of your novel, but it’s difficult to find the focus and drive to move forward. You need a supportive group of fellow writers to push you on, and a great tutor to make sure you’re on track. Work-In-Progress is for you.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Wednesday 1 April.

    online
  23. Writing Crime

    2020-04-20
    2020-07-13
    London
    onsite
    CRI1
    Fiction
    Crime fiction is now the biggest-selling genre in the fiction marketplace. Writing Crime is for those with an interest in crime fiction and a desire to develop their writing skills.
    20th April 2020 - 13th July 2020

    Twelve weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Fiona Cummins
    Crime fiction is now the biggest-selling genre in the fiction marketplace. Writing Crime is for those with an interest in crime fiction and a desire to develop their writing skills.
    london
  24. Fiction Skills: Plot

    2020-04-20
    2020-05-17
    Online
    online
    OSP18
    Fiction
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    20th April 2020 - 17th May 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
    online
  25. Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    2020-04-15
    2020-10-18
    Online
    online
    WNO28
    Fiction

    Start and stress-test your novel on this demanding eight-month course for committed writers. If you’re thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical online alternative.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 31 March.

    15th April 2020 - 18th October 2020

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley, Lee Weatherly

    Start and stress-test your novel on this demanding eight-month course for committed writers. If you’re thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical online alternative.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 31 March.

    online
  26. Create Brilliant Characters

    2020-04-06
    2020-05-03
    Online
    online
    CBC20b
    Fiction
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    6th April 2020 - 3rd May 2020

    Four weeks
    Improving
    Fiction
    Tom Bromley
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
    online
  27. Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    2020-03-20
    2020-03-22
    Online
    online
    SSWO7
    Fiction
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
    20th - 22nd March 2020

    Three days
    Improving
    Fiction
    Susmita Bhattacharya
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
    online
  28. Writing A Novel (daytime)

    2020-10-08
    2021-03-11
    London
    onsite
    WND16
    Fiction
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Sunday 16 August 2020.

    8th October 2020 - 11th March 2021

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Shelley Weiner, Sabrina Broadbent
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Sunday 16 August 2020.

    london
  29. Writing A Novel (Evening)

    2020-10-07
    2021-03-17
    London
    onsite
    WAN21
    Fiction
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Sunday 16 August 2020.

    7th October 2020 - 17th March 2021

    Six months
    Advanced
    Fiction
    Richard T. Kelly, Joanna Briscoe, Sarah May, Nikesh Shukla
    A comprehensive six-month writing course for the serious writer, with access to some of the biggest names in publishing. If you're thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical alternative.

    The application deadline for this course is midnight on Sunday 16 August 2020.

    london
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