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Start to Write: Fiction

w/ Gretchen Shirm and James Bradley

Start to Write: Fiction

w/ Gretchen Shirm and James Bradley
online

You’ve got a great idea for a story. What do you do next?

Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.

November 10, 2020
— November 12, 2020
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online

Start to Write: Poetry

w/ Omar Sakr

Start to Write: Poetry

w/ Omar Sakr
online

Are you starting to explore writing poems?

If you’re thinking about poetry, this is the place to start generating ideas and thinking about form.

November 17, 2020
— November 19, 2020
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online

The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade): A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent

w/ Danielle Binks

The Agent Engagement (YA and Middle Grade): A one-on-one meeting with a leading literary agent

w/ Danielle Binks
online

Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.

November 21, 2020
— November 21, 2020
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Start to Write: Memoir and Nonfiction

w/ Patti Miller

Start to Write: Memoir and Nonfiction

w/ Patti Miller
online

Do you have a true story to tell? Is it your story, or the story of someone else?

Start to Write is the writing series at the Faber Writing Academy designed to kick-start your writing life.

November 24, 2020
— November 26, 2020
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sydney

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests

Writing True Stories: Crafting Memoir and Narrative Non-Fiction

w/ Patti Miller and guests
sydney

This intensive course is for writers, or intending writers, who wish to concentrate on crafting memoir or narrative non-fiction.

A practical craft-based course, featuring readings, discussion and exercises, ‘Writing True Stories’ offers the opportunity to develop several chapters, while working towards a full manuscript, under expert guidance. This course will help develop skills and explore the richness of the genre along with the joys, challenges and possibilities for the writer of ‘true stories’.

February 5, 2021
— June 4, 2021
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melbourne

Writing for Children: Creating Captivating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fiction

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin

Writing for Children: Creating Captivating Picture Books and Middle-grade Fiction

w/ Martine Murray and guest Sally Rippin
melbourne

The perfect three-month course for people who wish to write for children.

Children are discerning readers, and the children’s publishing industry is highly competitive. To write a children’s book that will stand out on a publisher’s desk, and then on bookstore shelves, you need to be aware of what is already out there, while creating something that reflects your personality.

February 24, 2021
— June 2, 2021
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brisbane

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson + confirmed guests authors, Trent Dalton and Melissa Lucashenko, and publisher Aviva Tuffield.

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kristina Olsson + confirmed guests authors, Trent Dalton and Melissa Lucashenko, and publisher Aviva Tuffield.
brisbane

Write your novel, and write it well…

For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.

March 2, 2021
— May 18, 2021
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, and write it well…

For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.

March 2, 2021
— May 18, 2021
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Writing a Novel Stage 1 – Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1 – Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany and guests
online

Write your novel, and write it well...

For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.

March 2, 2021
— May 18, 2021
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melbourne

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 1

w/ Sophie Cunningham, Emily Bitto and guests
melbourne

Write your novel, and write it well…

For aspiring novelists ready to leap in, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your novel, developing skills in writing from scratch and establishing a writing practice. Using a combination of targeted writing exercises, group discussion and carefully selected examples, the focus of this course will be on your own writing, with the aim of ending the course with a substantial body of new writing, heading towards a first draft of your novel.

March 4, 2021
— May 20, 2021
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brisbane

Writing a Novel – Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel – Stage 2

w/ Kristina Olsson + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
brisbane

Write your novel, and write it well…

comprehensive three month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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Writing a Novel Stage 2 – Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel Stage 2 – Online

w/ Carrie Tiffany + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
online

Write your novel, and write it well…

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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sydney

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests

Writing a Novel Stage 2

w/ Kathryn Heyman, Margo Lanagan and guests
sydney

Write your novel, and write it well…

A comprehensive three month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 6, 2021
— September 14, 2021
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melbourne

Writing a Novel – Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Writing a Novel – Stage 2

w/ Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
melbourne

Write your novel, and write it well…

This three-month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you’ll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists’ craft and how it applies to your own novel.

July 8, 2021
— September 16, 2021
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Author to Author: Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Kristina Olsson, or Peggy Frew

Author to Author: Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer

w/ Mireille Juchau, Rebecca Giggs, Kristina Olsson, or Peggy Frew
online

Project plan your manuscript with one-on-one consultations with a leading writer.

You will be paired with a leading author for a series of fortnightly one-on-one consultation sessions to discuss your work, and help you negotiate the roadblocks and challenges you might be facing.

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