Jo Furniss

Writers Boot Camp: Start Your Novel

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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 Your Novel

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