Masterclass: Editing (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.

This workshop will try to answer those daunting questions that arise when it comes to editing your manuscript: How do I know when to start or stop editing? What does editing mean, really? Using editing exercises on the theme of swimming and another one by Joseph Conrad, you’ll begin answering these questions in a practical way.

31st January 2022

Availability: In stock

25 Places

6.30pm: Welcome and introductions

6.45 – 7.45 p.m: How do we know when to start or stop editing? In this half of the evening, you will be presented with a set of ten questions to help you find this out for yourselves.

7.45 – 8.00 p.m: Break

8.00 – 9.00 p.m: In this half of the evening, we will look at a series of practical exercises in editing.

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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