Masterclass: Triangles and Squares in Fiction (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.

How far will you rely on the narrator to tell your story? Will you assign them the role of stenographer, reporter or interpreter? Using the semiotic square, we look at the deep structure in work by Alice Munro, Andre Dubus, Han Kang & Julian Barnes.

27th September 2021

Availability: In stock

24 Places

6.30pm: Welcome and introductions

6.45 – 7.45 p.m: In every narrative, there is a set of relationships between character, narrator & reader. We will look at this triangular relationship and you will find your place somewhere within this triangle.

7.45 – 8 p.m: Break

8 – 9.00 p.m: Many novels are built on a single character, a couple or a love triangle, but many are also based on a square of four people. We will use this model to look closely at the deep structure of many and various writers, exploring this four-way split.

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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