Headshot of Author of The Exclusives, Rebecca Thornton

Our Faber Alumni often keep in contact after courses have finished. This week, they got together to talk to writer and former Faber student Rebecca Thornton about her journey from hobbyist to published author, agents and the importance of voice.

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Chelsea

In an exclusive question and answer session, our Storytelling for Screen students quizzed tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffman on what you should send out with your finished script, different writing styles and how to avoid telling the audience too much.

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Headshot of Katherine Debona

Our lives often change. Sometimes we have to make room for commitments, and sometimes we’re given room to fill. Faber alumna Katherine Debona tells the story of her journey from hobby writer to published author, with a little help from us on the way.

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We spoke to Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction tutor Tom Bromley about all the essentials a crime author needs to consider. Read on for tips on likeable characters, whether to follow trends, and authenticity.

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A headshot of crime writer Julia Crouch

Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction guest tutor and novelist Julia Crouch will be joining us at Crimefest for a very special crime writing workshop. In the build up to the festival, Julia’s put together the top 10 mistakes crime writers make.

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Heidi Rice photo by Anne Mortensen

We spoke to Introduction to Writing Romance course director and bestselling author Heidi Rice about writing sex scenes, plot development and who can benefit from learning to write romantic fiction. Read on for this, and more of Heidi’s tips.

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Photo of Tinder Press Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington

Tinder Press publisher and editor, Mary-Anne Harrington, popped into our online classroom to answer questions from our Faber Academy Alumni on book fairs, writing awards and the mistakes to avoid when editing your novel.

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Crime author Cal Moriarty wearing sunglasses

Editors, agents, drafting, prologues… There’s more to writing than just getting pen to paper, and that’s what new authors often have trouble with. Crime author Cal Moriarty dropped by to answer questions from the Faber Academy alumni.

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Dan Soule teaching while sitting down in a busy classroom

We often overlook the importance of good writing skills when it comes to journal articles and research papers. To introduce our new Writing for Academic Publication course, we spoke to course director Dr Dan Soule about why good writing is essential.

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All the Little Children author Jo Furniss

Jo Furniss, a student from our Introduction to Writing Crime Fiction course, has developed from aspiring writer to published author. Here, she discusses how learning online with Professional Writing Academy helped her land her dream book deal.

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