Faber Academy Alumni Renee McBryde discusses how she came to be a writer, and how the challenge of writing her first book – a confronting and moving memoir – was aided greatly by Patti Miller’s True Stories course. … Read the rest
How does a book get made into a movie? Ross Grayson Bell is the perfect person to answer this question. Ross was the Developer and Producer of the movie Fight Club starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, and is one of the senior judges for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.… Read the rest
Faber Writing Academy alumni Rob McDonald shares his second coming out story, and discusses finding his identity as a writer.
The Dunedin Botanic Gardens are beautiful. I sit side by side with my Dad in the café whose roof is a giant faded concrete sun umbrella.… Read the rest
A lot of people, including me, want to be published authors.… Read the rest
Want to know what it’s like doing our Faber Writing Academy Writing a Novel course? Journalist Diana Jenkins shares her experiences of the course so far, what she’s learnt from our tutors, and how it’s helping progress her novel (and also comments on course catering & our eating habits!).… Read the rest
Alexandra Joel, one of many successful alumini of Patti Miller’s Writing True Stories courses, has just published her memoir Rosetta, and writes about how a Faber Writing Academy course helped shape her writing from a journalism background and break down the writing rules she’d known.… Read the rest
One of the participants of the recent Getting Published course at Faber Writing Academy with our Publishing Director Sue Hines shares her experiences of the course and what she learned.
My class was as diverse as the front shelves of an independent bookseller; a pediatrician, an engineer, a nurse, a farmer, an IT professional; with some of the group finding their way to Australia from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and the UK. … Read the rest