We know that success means something different for every writer who joins one of our courses.
It could mean a traditional publishing deal. But it could also mean finding the courage to share your stories for the first time, or learning a skill that makes a practical difference at work or in academia.
While not every writer strives for publication, we feel that the number who have gone on to publish is testament to the quality of our courses and the brilliant team of tutors who nurture and support each new participant who walks through our virtual doors.
Below are just a few testimonials from our alumni who have gone on to publish.
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep (2016)
The Borough Press, Harper Collins
Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller
“Before studying with Faber Academy, I would never have dreamed of letting anyone actually read anything I’d written, let alone enter a competition. However, after a few months of building my courage on the course, I did just that.” Read more…
The Trailing Spouse (2018)
Lake Union Publishing
“I felt that the Writing Crime Fiction course could give me some useful lessons on structure and pacing. The course shaped The Trailing Spouse in one very dramatic way, by giving me a new character who demanded her own story to be told!” Read more…
For Emily (2020)
“Not only did I discover the lead character of my book, but also a trusted friend and a wonderful tutor who have encouraged me every step of the way. I went on to do another online course with Faber Academy, which resulted in a fully-fledged manuscript that I felt was better than anything I had written before.”
“I decided to do the Faber Academy Getting Started course in a last-ditch attempt to pursue my dream to become a writer. I hadn’t ever written any fiction. The course was amazing and gave me the confidence to hope that if I worked hard enough at it there might be a chance for me.”
Leave Well Alone (2020)
Code Grey Publishing
“The [Faber Academy Writing a Novel] course was excellent. I still refer to the notes today… Supportive writers from across the globe provided regular peer reviews which were insightful and reassuring. Most of all, the course gave me the confidence to write my story.” Read more…
Helen Batten – The Scarlett Sisters (2015) – Ebury Press, Penguin Random House
CS Savage – Lead Me Home (2018) – Bloodhound Books
Niki Mackay – I, Witness (2018) – Orion
EC Scullion – Intruders (2020) – RedDoor Press
Bridget Krone – Small Mercies (2020) – Walker Books
Penny Batchelor – My Perfect Sister (2020) – RedDoor Press