Faber Writing Academy News
The latest from Faber Writing Academy tutors and students.
Crime is about intrigue, sneakiness, people keeping secrets and behaving badly
Course leader Ashley Kalagian Blunt tells us how she came to be a crime writer and why crime is an enduring genre.
Ruby Porter says writing is a craft anyone can learn. Read her story.
Novelist and tutor, Ruby Porter reflects on how she first started to write and how she developed her own skills through study.
Freelance vacancies for Writing a Novel tutors – join our talented team
Faber Writing Academy is seeking Expressions of Interest from novelists across Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand.
Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Faber Writing Scholarships
We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the 2024 Faber Writing Scholarships for Writing a Novel and Writing Creative Nonfiction.
Manuscripts are… ‘like a seed that I plant in my head….’
Illustrator Beau Wylie tells us how he approaches working on a children’s book in collaboration with an author and publisher.
Writing creative nonfiction means “watching the self watch the world”
Neha Kale reflects on her scholarship experience in Writing Creative Nonfiction and the insights she discovered.
Patti Miller on starting to write – is it the best job in the world?
Patti Miller wanted to write as soon as she learnt to read. Now she shares her experience to help others develop skills, ideas and focus.
Everyone has to start writing somewhere, somehow
We asked our Start to Write course leaders about the moment they knew they had to start to write and what stood in their way.
Writing Short Stories – an idea arrives and anything can happen
We asked Emma Hislop why she loves short stories, who she’s reading and what to expect from her new course.
How to turn 30,000 words into a comedy about failure – a story of success
Eleanor Elliott Thomas tells us how taking the ‘Writing a Novel’ course in 2022 helped her writing ‘in every respect’.
Faber Writing Academy’s ‘Writing a Novel’ course changes writing and writers
As the 2023 Writing a Novel Scholarship recipients come to the end of their course they reflect on what has changed in their writing and perhaps, their lives.
Meet Rebecca Harkins-Cross and learn more about the literary essay
We asked Rebecca Harkins-Cross to tell more about her new course and to introduce the ‘broad church’ of essay writing as it appears today.
Maame Blue says romantic narrative can tell a bigger story
Learn a little more about Maame Blue, course leader for our new program Writing Romance and Realistic Intimacy.
We are delighted to welcome two new Author to Author mentors
Introducing writers Lauren Aimee Curtis and Harrison Christian, two new mentors now available for fortnightly consultations on writing projects.
‘It takes a village to write a book’ – Magdalena McGuire on getting published
In 2021 Magdalena McGuire won a scholarship place in ‘Writing a Novel’ in Melbourne and it changed everything.
Welcoming Fiona Kelly McGregor as special guest tutor
We are excited to announce that Fiona Kelly McGregor will join Eleanor Limprecht to teach Writing a Novel (Daytime) in Sydney.
2023 Faber Scholarship Recipients for Writing a Novel check-in
We asked the recipients of the 2023 Faber Writing A Novel Scholarships for a progress report and their feedback is illuminating.
Introducing our newest 2023 Faber Writing Scholarship recipients
We’re looking forward to welcoming our two latest scholarship recipients when their courses commence in July 2023.
Writing crime fiction – The characters, the audience and knowing who did it
We asked Writing Crime Fiction tutors R.W.R. McDonald and Katherine Kovacic how they got into crime fiction in the first place.