Faber Writing Academy News
What makes a great application for Writing a Novel? (Part 2)
We asked Kathryn Heyman and Margo Lanagan what they’re hoping to discover when they read applications for ‘Writing a Novel’.
Scholarship winner Coco Huang on ‘Writing a Novel’
A course that has been invaluable to my novel, voice and craft.
What makes a great application for Writing a Novel?
Writing a Novel tutors Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto told us there are three main factors that make a great application for Writing a Novel…
2021 Faber Writing Scholarship Winners for Writing a Novel
The Faber Writing Academy is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2021 Writing a Novel scholarships.
Gretchen Shirm on getting started writing fiction
Gretchen Shirm will be teaching our new online course Start to Write: Fiction. We asked her to tell us more about her experience for getting started.
At the crossroads of motherhood and writing
2020 scholarship winner Sanaz Fotouhi reflects on her experience of Writing a Novel.
Discovering narrative voice.
Gabriella Marie Kelly-Davies, 2020 Writing True Stories scholarship winner on finding her voice.
Making space for creativity
2020 Writing for Children scholarship winner Arty J. Owens reflects.
Author to Author – exactly what I needed…
Annie de Monchaux, the first person to complete our Author to Author mentoring program, was thrilled.
Page Perfect: an interview with Angela Meyer.
We asked Angela Meyer why it is so important to be able to edit your own work.
Jacinta di Mase On Being a Literary Agent
After more than 20 years of experience in the book industry, Jacinta di Mase started her own literary agency in 2004. We asked her to tell us what happened then.
Peri Wilson answers: What does a publicist do?
Towards the latter part of your publishing journey – as editing is well underway – you will be introduced to your Publicist. What does this working relationship entail?
Rebecca Kaiser, Editorial Director, answers: What do book editors do?
Rebecca Kaiser, Editorial Director at Allen & Unwin tells us about the editor’s job, their skills and what it takes to make the best book possible.
Keeping the inspiration going
How to avoid “becoming lost, tangled in razor-sharp vines, bogged down in treacherous swamps, or overrun by wild animals.” PLUS great tips on establishing a successful writers’ group.
Kristina Olsson tells us what it takes to be a successful novelist
Does this sound like you? Curious, stubborn, humble and willing to learn. Then perhaps you have what it takes to be a novelist.
What is this thing called YA? with award-winning author Simmone Howell
Simone Howell tells us about the history of YA books, the possibilities for YA authors and what it takes to create a great piece of work.