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. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    Four weeks
    11th May 2020 - 7th June 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  2. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    Four weeks
    6th July 2020 - 2nd August 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  3. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    Four weeks
    21st September 2020 - 18th October 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  4. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    Four weeks
    16th November 2020 - 13th December 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.
  5. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    Four weeks
    8th June 2020 - 5th July 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  6. Fiction Skills: Setting

    Fiction Skills: Setting

    Four weeks
    12th October 2020 - 8th November 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    A good book has a great sense of place, creating a story world so vivid it pours off the page.
  7. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    Four weeks
    20th April 2020 - 17th May 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  8. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    Four weeks
    1st - 28th June 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  9. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    Four weeks
    14th September 2020 - 11th October 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  10. Fiction Skills: Plot

    Fiction Skills: Plot

    Four weeks
    9th November 2020 - 6th December 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Whatever genre or form you want to write in, you need a story to tell and a way to tell it.
  11. Read Like A Writer

    Read Like A Writer

    Four weeks
    4th - 31st May 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
  12. Read Like A Writer

    Read Like A Writer

    Four weeks
    5th October 2020 - 1st November 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Read wider, read smarter and find new ways to get your words onto the page
  13. Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    Writing A Novel: The First 15,000

    Six months
    15th April 2020 - 18th October 2020
    Tom Bromley, Lee Weatherly
    Online

    Start and stress-test your novel on this demanding eight-month course for committed writers. If you’re thinking about a creative writing MA, consider this practical online alternative.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 31 March.

  14. Work-In-Progress | Online

    Work-In-Progress | Online

    Twelve months
    20th - 5th April 2021
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth, Lee Weatherly
    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.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Wednesday 1 April.

  15. Writing A Novel (Online)

    Writing A Novel (Online)

    Twenty-eight weeks
    23rd September 2020 - 29th April 2021
    Tom Bromley, Lee Weatherly
    Online

    A new and fully upgraded online version of our flagship Writing a Novel course, which has launched the careers of over a hundred authors. A serious but flexible course for committed writers, with access to leading industry experts and round-the-clock support from our team

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on 19 August.

  16. Finish Your Draft (Online)

    Finish Your Draft (Online)

    Ten months
    28th September 2020 - 19th July 2021
    Tom Bromley, Paul Kingsnorth, Lee Weatherly
    Online
    Find the focus and drive to finish your novel with a supportive group of fellow writers and a great tutor to keep you on track.

    The application deadline for this iteration of the course is midnight on Monday 17 August.

  17. Create Brilliant Characters

    Create Brilliant Characters

    Four weeks
    6th April 2020 - 3rd May 2020
    Tom Bromley
    Online
    Discover the secrets of successful character creation, and try out failsafe techniques to bring your own characters to life.