After all the success Faber Academy has achieved over the past few years, people always ask me: ‘What advice do you give your students?’ I was asked this so many times that I decided to put together a list of my top 5 #writingtips. Come along to my workshop to see what they are and we’ll go through them together.’

Richard Skinner is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and three poetry collections. His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in eight languages. His most recent novel, ‘The Mirror’, is two short novels set side by side, described by the Daily Telegraph as two ‘highly unusual tales, creepingly claustrophobic’. His first novel, ‘The Red Dancer’ was reissued by Faber in October 2017. Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy and a tutor on its six-month Writing a Novel course. He also runs Vanguard Readings and its publishing arm Vanguard Editions.