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Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs

Writing Creative Nonfiction Stage 1

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

For aspiring literary nonfiction writers ready to leap in and get serious, this course will guide you through the process of planning and beginning your manuscript. You will develop key skills in collecting information, storytelling, reviewing material, and establishing a dedicated writing practice. Whether you are planning to write first-person memoir or deeply-researched reportage, this course will help you find the best way to present your facts.

March 23, 2021
— June 8, 2021
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Start to Write: Beginners’ Fiction

w/ Peggy Frew

Start to Write: Beginners’ Fiction

w/ Peggy Frew
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.

March 23, 2021
— March 25, 2021
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The Crime Fiction Lab

w/ R.W.R. McDonald, Katherine Kovacic and guests

The Crime Fiction Lab

w/ R.W.R. McDonald, Katherine Kovacic and guests
online

Crime Fiction, not only spans genres and age groups, its protagonists can range from hardboiled to cosy, professional to amateur, and from the innocent to the guilty. Since the Golden Age of crime writing, the genre has remained hugely popular, featuring in bestseller lists and often making the leap to movie and television screens.

April 21, 2021
— May 19, 2021
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Writing Young Adult Fiction

w/ Simmone Howell with guests Bec Kavanagh and Penni Russon

Writing Young Adult Fiction

w/ Simmone Howell with guests Bec Kavanagh and Penni Russon
online

Young adult literature is a wide-ranging category, a bustling literary marketplace, and a fast-growing field of academic study. YA incorporates all genres, often mixing them up in innovative ways. Because it is primarily for and about young people, it can identify and auger cultural change and, as young people are more than ever writing the world (through fan-fic, through Tik-Tok), young adult fiction will, with time, comprise a social history, perhaps even explain life as we know/knew it.

April 22, 2021
— June 17, 2021
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Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable

Writing a Life

w/ Arnold Zable
online

Drawing on thirty years of experience both as an acclaimed writer across the genres and as a lecturer and teacher, Arnold Zable’s new 6-week program will explore the most imaginative and engaging ways to structure and write a life’s story. It will include writing exercises, feedback, mini-talks, and question and answer sessions.

May 12, 2021
— June 9, 2021
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The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

w/ Danielle Binks

The Agent Engagement: Young Adult and Middle Grade

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.

May 13, 2021
— May 15, 2021
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The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase

The Agent Engagement

w/ Jacinta di Mase
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.

May 13, 2021
— May 15, 2021
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Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell

Getting Published as a Writer for Children

w/ Jane Godwin and guest Davina Bell
online

Are you a new writer for children? This online course offers an understanding of what goes on inside a publishing house, how publishers make their choices, how to give yourself the best chance of publication and what to expect from the publishing process.

May 24, 2021
— May 27, 2021
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The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs

The Book Proposal

w/ Rebecca Giggs
online

Nonfiction can, in many cases, be sold to a publisher off the strength of a book proposal and a set of sample chapters. In this intensive, practical program you will be taught the essentials of putting together a solid working document to show to agents and publishers as a ‘proof of concept.’

June 26, 2021
— July 29, 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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