I started the Writing a Novel course with 14,000 words – they were by far and large not the 14,000 I submitted at the end! I loved the course and the online friends I made through it.
Reading other writers’ pieces and sharing what I liked, as well as what I did not understand or halted my reading process, was invaluable. Positive feedback allowed me to learn how to better my writing, and pointing out areas that were difficult to read allowed me to see a text as a writer (rather than
I have found the process of writing and reviewing over the past 10 weeks on the Writing a Novel course very helpful. The peer reviews have given me feedback from several points of view and encouragement that I would not otherwise have received. The theory elements have given me ideas on how to structure and
On John Yorke’s course: What a terrific course; a gold nugget. I learnt loads. More than I thought. On ‘story stuff’ I didn’t know I didn’t know. It really is one of the best courses I’ve done. The learning materials were interesting, useful and well-paced. And thorough and very useful and precise feedback on my
I realise now how much the Faber Academy Read Like a Writer course and everything the group has produced there has changed me. I feel stronger, more focused and closer in clarity to what I want as a writer, if that makes any sense!
The pitches on the Writing a Novel course have got to be the most difficult writing exercises I have ever completed. They are also the most valuable, because now I finally understand what my story is about.
I absolutely love our Faber Academy alumni writing group and am so thrilled to watch everyone’s characters and stories grow too. I’ve been at my desk since 7.30am this morning. It’s now 9.30pm and I will probably be here for another hour or two and even though I’m so tired from the demands of life
I am finding the feedback from peers on the Writing a Novel course to be both helpful and energising. I just had a very thoughtful critique from my paired writing partner for the session, and am immensely grateful.
Before the Writing a Novel course, I always wanted to write and did nothing about it – probably like thousands of other people. Now we’re 6,000 words in to our novels, already further than a lot of people will ever get. We can do it!
It’s been an absolutely fabulous experience completing John Yorke’s brilliant, insightful and inspiring course. I can’t fail to have improved as a writer and storyteller for having taken part in it. I would without any reservation highly recommend this exceptional and highly enjoyable experience to any writer.
I feel I’ve come a long way from where I started on the Writing a Novel course – both in terms of the way I’m writing and in terms of plot and story. I’m so appreciative of all the feedback I’m getting.
The biggest thing I have got out of the Create Brilliant Characters course is the really helpful criticism. I don’t tend to show people any writing – and especially not writers themselves – so I have found the comments from my peers really really helpful.
The first online course I’ve ever done turns out to be the best writing course I’ve ever done (and I’ve done lots of brilliant ones). Created and taught by Anne Taylor and Victoria Field, the Introduction to Reflective and Therapeutic Writing is a rich and varied adventure into personal archaeology and cartography. You will dig
I signed on to the Beginners’ Fiction course after reading a piece by James Lee Burke, who said that he learnt more from a short creative writing course, than he could ever have by floundering around on his own. That’s definitely true from my point of view.
The Factual TV course was fantastic. I really feel like I’ve learned so much about crafting effective and emotive storylines. The feedback from David Roden, John Yorke and Peter Dale alone is invaluable. I would recommend this to anyone interested in understanding narratives and who would benefit from industry advice.
The Factual TV course with John Yorke and Peter Dale has been a wonderful experience on all fronts, and I feel so lucky to have shared it with such a talented and motivated group of people – they inspired me with each and every post.
The Factual TV course with John Yorke and Peter Dale has been truly transformative to the way that I frame and structure my stories. I have been really touched by the genuinely supportive and encouraging atmosphere on the forums from fellow learners and tutors.