Tom Bromley

Tom Bromley is an author, editor and ghostwriter. He has written ten books under his own name, both fiction and non-fiction, ghosted a further dozen titles, including several UK and international bestsellers, and has edited over a hundred books.

Tom's novels include Half A World Away, described by Jonathan Coe as 'a shrewd and ingenious riff on modern relationships . . . a comic gem with a serious undertow'. His most recent books are the popular culture memoirs Wired for Sound and All in the Best Possible Taste. The former was described by Will Hodgkinson, The Times' chief rock critic, as 'a joy'; the latter was a Daily Mail Book of the Week.

Tom spent over a decade working in publishing as a copywriter, commissioning editor, editorial director and publisher, and continues to work for both publishers and literary agencies in a consulting capacity.

He has tutored for the Faber Academy for five years and created seven of the Academy’s online courses. He has also taught and run workshops for a number of festivals and organisations including CrimeFest, Stratford Literary Festival, the John O’Connor Festival of Writing, the Literary Consultancy’s Literary Adventure, the Casa Ana Mentoring Retreat, Falmouth University, and the National Film and Television School.

Tom is Director of Fiction for the Professional Writing Academy, the founding director of the Salisbury Literary Festival and has an MA in Creative Writing himself, from Bath Spa University.

  1. Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    28 weeks
    25th September 2019 - 15th April 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way with six months of structured learning and constructive feedback on your first 15,000 words
  2. Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    Three days
    12th - 14th July 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
  3. Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    Three days
    11th - 13th October 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.
  4. Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    28 weeks
    22nd January 2020 - 2nd September 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way with six months of structured learning and constructive feedback on your first 15,000 words
  5. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    4 weeks
    13th May 2019 - 9th June 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  6. Work-In-Progress | Online

    Work-In-Progress | Online

    12 months
    23rd - 7th September 2020
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth
    Online
    You are in the thick of the first draft of your novel, but it’s difficult to find the focus and drive to move forward. You need a supportive group of fellow writers to push you on, and a great tutor to make sure you’re on track. Work-In-Progress is for you.
  7. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    4 weeks
    1st - 28th July 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  8. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    4 weeks
    20th January 2020 - 16th February 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  9. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    4 weeks
    16th September 2019 - 13th October 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  10. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    4 weeks
    27th January 2020 - 23rd February 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  11. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    4 weeks
    28th January 2019 - 24th February 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  12. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    4 weeks
    22nd April 2019 - 19th May 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  13. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    4 weeks
    24th February 2020 - 22nd March 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  14. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    4 weeks
    3rd - 30th June 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  15. Work-In-Progress | Online

    Work-In-Progress | Online

    12 months
    27th January 2020 - 1st February 2021
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth
    Online
    You are in the thick of the first draft of your novel, but it’s difficult to find the focus and drive to move forward. You need a supportive group of fellow writers to push you on, and a great tutor to make sure you’re on track. Work-In-Progress is for you.
  16. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    4 weeks
    9th September 2019 - 7th October 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  17. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    4 weeks
    11th November 2019 - 8th December 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  18. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    4 weeks
    29th April 2019 - 26th May 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  19. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    4 weeks
    15th July 2019 - 11th August 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  20. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    4 weeks
    14th October 2019 - 10th November 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  21. Read Like A Writer

    Read Like A Writer

    4 weeks
    10th June 2019 - 7th July 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
  22. Read Like A Writer

    Read Like A Writer

    4 weeks
    7th October 2019 - 3rd November 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
  23. Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    Write A Short Story In A Weekend (Online)

    3 days
    26th - 28th April 2019
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A new short story? You are going to need one free weekend, one egg timer, and one big pot of coffee... This one is not for the faint-hearted.