Masterclass: Synopses (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.

Please note: for this session, participants are required to bring a draft of their synopsis to work on.

An interactive workshop on that tricky art: perfecting your synopsis. We guarantee that by the end of this session, you'll have yours in excellent shape.

28th February 2022

Availability: In stock

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6.30 p.m: Welcome and introductions

6.45 – 7.45 p.m: In this half of the evening, you will be looking closely at examples of other people’s synopses.

7.45 – 8.00 p.m: Break

8.00 – 9.00 p.m: Using models gained in the first half of the session, you will be looking at ways to improve your own synopsis.

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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