Jo Furniss

Writers Boot Camp: Start Your Novel

14 Completed Classes
3 Reviews
Joined October 2020

My Teacher Intro

Hello! I'm a best-selling author of suspense novels and short stories, and a former BBC journalist. I have an MA in creative writing - which I studied entirely online - and I've tutored on the internet, as well as in person at the Arvon Foundation. I help writers start, complete and edit novels. In our relaxed and supportive environment, we will learn to love the blank page!

Qualifications & Experience

I'm an Amazon Charts best-selling author of psychological suspense novels, and have contributed to two anthologies of short crime stories. I have an MA (Distinction) in Profession Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA Hons in Literature with Philosophy. I have a CELTA qualification and taught English at the British Council in Cameroon. I have also taken short writing courses from providers such as the Professional Writing Academy and Curtis Brown Creative. I have tutored the "Starting to Write" course at the Arvon Foundation, taught creative writing to prisoners, and hosted numerous workshops for the Singapore Writers Group.


Start Writing Your Novel

Tips on developing an idea into a plan for a novel. And an intro to my longer Start Your Novel course.

Start Your Novel

The first steps to planning a novel and writing the opening pages.

Start Your Novel - Write on the Edge

Tips on creating suspense and page-turning tension in your writing. And an introduction to my 6-week Start Your Novel course.