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  • My real end goal with the Beginner’s Fiction course is to no longer think in the confines of a spreadsheet. I think the work we do so often define us and taking on a new creative pursuit will hopefully free up a new space in my mind.

  • I’m beginning to see the pitfalls in my work much more clearly thanks to the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course – and so the points for improvement that tutor Tom Bromley mentioned in his final report come as no surprise. What’s great is the way in which he has clarified my thoughts, and pulled […]

  • I have found it incredibly useful to have feedback from Tom and my peers on the Writing a Novel course. Without that you get too immersed in your own style and can’t see where you need to expand, cut down, and just plain cut.

  • I’m really enjoying the Writing a Novel course, and the feedback and comments are so valuable. I find myself constantly thinking about my storyline and many of the others on our course!

  • I’m thoroughly enjoying every aspect of the Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction course, and the added bonus of feedback from a tutor/crime writer is a real highlight.

  • Starting the Writing a Novel course has changed my approach to writing. Before I would write without necessarily thinking about how and what I was writing. Now I find that the re-reading and editing process helps me to correct and write more logically as well as ensure more internal consistency in the draft. So when […]

  • I think the Writing a Novel course has made me more sanguine about criticism – I don’t allow it to defeat me. You have to think whether the criticism is valid (which it mainly is) and if so, make changes. Maybe there are parts you decide to defend, but then you still need to make […]

  • The Faber Academy Beginners’ Fiction course has definitely given me more to think about when creating a character. And helped me realize where some of my past characters were lacking.

  • I’ve got a lot out of doing the Getting Started Writing Fiction course, not least that I’m enjoying writing – and reading – more than I have for a long time.

  • I know I wouldn’t have been able to write a whole short story before taking the Getting Started course, and I feel that I have learned how to shape my writing better.

  • Five-act structure completely blew my mind when I first read Into The Woods and now, putting it into analytical practice, I find it impossibly perfect for my writing style and to help strengthen my weaknesses.

  • Finally, I have delivered the treatment I didn’t think I could write.

  • I can’t believe how much we’ve learnt on the course, from each other and from David Roden. Time has flown by, testament to how enjoyable the  course has been.

  • I’ve noticed an enormous change in how I read since beginning the Getting Started course. I’ve just re-read a couple of books, and it’s like reading them anew. I am noticing different kinds of things, and reading much more carefully than I used to.

  • Taking the Getting Started course made me realise that knowing the end of a story before beginning to write helps enormously. I also realised the importance of structuring your writing in advance, so there’s a sense of organisation before actually writing. I really have learned an enormous amount, and I’m so pleased I decided to […]

  • I’ve absolutely noticed my reading changing as I work through the Getting Started course. It’s like I’m looking at all the detail in close up. That’s one of the reasons I’m enjoying the course.

  • I will keep doing these writing exercises long after this course is finished.

  • I have never understood story structure with such clarity.

  • I absolutely loved the scene-analysis exercises in the Storytelling for Screen course. Doing this course is really showing me how much I adore writing and all the nuts and bolts of it. I honestly feel like writing is a language and that scenes are the grammar and now I’m actually learning the ‘rules’ of writing, […]

  • I didn’t have a clear vision of my character before I started to work through the prompt sheet on the Getting Started course, but as I went along, he became more and more lifelike. He almost wrote the piece himself. I was amazed how much difference this exercise made to my writing.

Into the Woods Storytelling for Screen course: 16 weeks online. Starts 21 September.

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