Start To Write

Starting out | Fiction

No-excuses, let’s-get-going, beginners' creative writing courses to kickstart your creative life.

On the fourth floor of one of the world’s most famous publishing houses, you’ll get the hands-on teaching you need to start writing, from our acclaimed tutors and novelists and from fourteen fellow writers. You’ll be writing there and then, getting instant responses, experimenting with structure and techniques, plus tips on what to do next to start your writing life.

What are the crucial ingredients of a great story?

What makes a great opening?

How do you know what to leave in and what to take out?

Join Richard Skinner at the Faber Academy to find out.

PLUS! As well as a great day's intensive teaching, you'll also be entitled to our alumni discount, offering you up to 25% off* future course fees – so if you're considering one of Faber Academy creative writing courses, why not try us out first?

*up to a value of £250

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10am-1pm: CREATING IDEAS

The morning session will focus on the starting point of all fiction: ideas. Where do ideas for stories come from? Which novels have moved you the most profoundly? How can you use imitation and improvisation to create stories? There will be writing exercises to develop good practice, which will in turn help facilitate good ideas.

1-2pm: Lunch (not provided)

2-4pm: THE BARE BONES OF STORIES

The afternoon session will concentrate on how to tell a great story. Starting with the basic elements and building up the action layer by layer. You will use writing exercises to explore different narrative effects and leave with your own piece of flash fiction.

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There will be tea/coffee breaks in the morning at 11.30am and in the afternoon at 3pm.

2019-01-26
2019-01-26
London
onsite
Fiction
26th January 2019

Availability: In stock

£100.00
3 Places

Tutor

Richard Skinner is a novelist, poet and critic. His most recent book, The Mirror, was described as ‘beautifully written . . . immersive . ....

Location

 

Come to one of the world's great literary cities and study creative writing at Faber Academy's home in historic Bloomsbury. Our London courses take place at Faber and Faber's offices.

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