Without a doubt the Masterclass is a valuable opportunity. Fiona delivers a total package – a writing course that not only gives you hands on experience and access to a wide range of writing strategies and tools but also empowers you to believe in yourself as a writer. If you’re committed to becoming the best writer of commercial fiction you can be – this is the class for you.
Fiona will now be holding a bi-annual masterclass in the fabulous cathedral city of Salisbury in the UK.
The inaugural English masterclass will take place in the northern summer of 2024.
The venue is the richly atmospheric Old Medieval Hall that is situation in the Cathedral Close within the sprawling grounds of this famous landmark.
Fiona plans to keep this event to a small group of up to 10 writers.
At the moment she is compiling a list of interested writers and you should contact her via the form below if you’d like to receive more information towards end 2022.
Her 5-day Commercial Fiction Masterclass includes guidance on all aspects of producing quality commercial fiction especially for the widest reading audience as well as access to industry experts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a writer who has begun his or her journey into crafting novels. The course resonates at all levels, but participants should not be dismissive of the fundamentals and be prepared to re-hash the essentials of what makes a novel tick commercially. And for those writers of commercial fiction who have done the writing classes, read the writing books, consider themselves competent writers and yet still find themselves looking for that elusive catalyst that propels them toward publication, this five days of boot-camp has proven itself to be an opportunity for truly understanding what comes next in order to achieve the dream.
Writers across all genres are welcomed, although those pursuing children’s picture books or stories for the very young are encouraged to look for a specific workshop designed for that specialised market. Anyone working within the YA, New Adult and an Adult market will suit the week well. Unless the intention is to fictionalise, then memoir writers should also look for a different course that is specifically designed to aid the crafting of an autobiography.
The 2024 UK Masterclass is to be held in the richly atmospheric Old Medieval Hall that is situation in the Cathedral Close within the sprawling grounds of this famous landmark.
Register your interest
Fill out the form below to register your interest with Fiona and receive further information about the UK Masterclass plans as they progress.
What Graduates Have to Say About Masterclass
Fiona McIntosh’s masterclass requires a significant investment in personal commitment – but like all good investments it pays amazing dividends. Fiona gives generously of her extensive experience as a top Australian author. She throws her explosive enthusiasm and energy into ensuring fledgling authors understand the craft of commercial fiction. More importantly, Fiona inspires every one of her apprentices with the confidence that they will see their own name on the bookshelves…
I can now approach my writing with an organised and achievable method. The idea of writing effective fiction was stripped back and built back up and it’s as though a light has been turned on. The concept of showing and not telling was thoroughly consolidated and after 5 days I am already writing differently. Before Masterclass, I knew I wanted to be an author, but it felt as far away as Mordor; now I feel like my career has begun. Thank you Fiona, it was worth every second for this young writer.
You were truly generous with your information and so real with your advice. From your first sentence you conveyed a genuine interest in setting us on the right path for commercial fiction. Your tips were absolutely invaluable and your advice so from the heart and obviously hard worked for. Thank you, you have inspired and encouraged me and I now have a good start to my novel. The wisdom you gave is very transferrable to other parts of life. Thank you once again for your professional series.
Yes, Masterclass is about the writing. But it is also about beyond the writing. You will have contact with industry professionals who share their experience, give you hints, tips and frank advice, and are ultimately, the start of your professional network. You will be amongst people who understand you, the way you think and your goals, people who will become your cheer squad, your shoulder, your troubleshooting comrades. And you get to take it all with you when Masterclass is over, because there is an ever-growing, vibrant online community of alumni to welcome you.
To have someone of Fiona’s calibre and experience tell you that she believes you can be a published author is indescribable. She has given me back my confidence as a writer after years of being alone with my “writing demons”. She has made the tough and mysterious road to becoming a published author seem clear and – most importantly – achievable.
The numbers don’t lie! In five days, 19 strangers become a united cohort of writers with a common purpose to be published. Fiona McIntosh has synthesized everything required to be a productive writer to its essence. She has crafted a safe, creative, generous space in which the sheer wackiness of the writing life can be shared, explored and above all challenged! I finished the week with a sense of purpose and the collegial support of other writers, an invaluable resource in the lone marathon of the long-distance writer!
This was an eye and mind opening experience in to what it takes to be commercially successful in your writing. Having a boost of hints, lessons, wisdom and experiences of someone who is 10 years and 29 books further down the road from me was a real shot in the arm. Suddenly the vague road from struggling to write a novel to being published and then commercially successful is in sight.”