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We are Professional Writing Academy, the only digital learning platform for serious writers and creatives.

Join a community of thousands and work with industry experts to master new skills and see how far your talent can take you.

Why learn with us?

Work with writers who’ve been there and done it

Learn what you want

Master specific skills or dip into a new type of writing you've always wanted to try. You choose your learning goals and build up a medley of creative experiences tailored to fit you.

Be your creative best

Our industry experts are here to push you – whether you’re finessing an ambitious project or getting better at the basics. We’re here to reveal your hidden talents and help you become the best you can be.

Build lifelong connections

Here, writing isn’t solitary. Get support from professional writers and tutors as well as a close bunch of peers, building up a network of industry contacts.

Why online?

A digital campus

We’re a digital campus for a reason. After decades of working and teaching across different mediums, we assembled the most effective learning journey to help you take your writing to the next level.

No getting stuck in silence
You’re part of a digital community. Your circle of classmates, tutors and alumni are there when you need a second opinion.

Easier to commit
It’s simpler to squeeze in classes from your sofa than in person, especially when you’ve got a busy life.

A platform made for writing
This is the first digital platform specifically designed for teaching writing. Have your projects, reading materials, lessons and peers all in one place.

Our Experts

Get fired up

Hear from our professional family to see what’s possible.
If they’ve done it, why can’t you?

John Yorke

Narrative expert

Our experts

John Yorke is a drama producer, author and teacher who has spent 30 years studying how stories work and why we tell them. His long career in TV drama has given him the tools to identify the underlying shape common to all successful narratives — from drama to corporate reports.

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Joanna Cannon

Joanna Cannon

Alum

Alumni stories

Joanna Cannon started her Faber Academy Writing a Novel course with bags of trepidation and not much self-belief. A few months later she was spotted by one of the hottest agents around, Sue Armstrong at Conville & Walsh, and HarperCollins snapped up the novel she was working on for ‘a high five-figure sum’. Here’s how she went from nervous scribbler to signed author.

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