Masterclass: Coming at Character from All Angles (Online)

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

After eleven years directing our flagship Writing a Novel course, and helping over one hundred students gain publication deals, Richard Skinner has developed our new series of ten masterclasses. Covering the essential elements of fiction in his fullest, most impactful workshops, this series is perfect if you’re looking to sharpen your skills, improve particular elements of your writing, or aren’t able to commit to one of our longer courses.

For many writers, character is the holy grail, but what is it? To answer this elusive question, we come at character via their name, possessions, existential situation and action.

21st June 2021

Availability: In stock

19 Places

6.30 p.m: Welcome, introductions

6.45 – 7.45 p.m: When you think about your favourite novels, you've almost certainly chosen them because of their main character. Who are the most compelling characters in fiction for you? Why?

7.45 – 8.00 p.m: Break

8.00 – 9.00 p.m: You’ve been thinking, talking and writing about your main character, but now they are going to talk to you. If your main character could speak to you, what would they say?

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Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described...

"There's no point staring at a blank page waiting for inspiration to strike - to get your creative muscles working you need to start writing, reviewing and sharing your work."

Helen Shipman