A one-day online creative writing course in association with the Irish Writers Centre
Date: Friday 20 November
TIme: 10.30am to 4.30pm IST/GMT
Course fee €80.00
Who this course is for
Emerging writers wishing to perfect your skills and develop your creative abilities.
What you can expect
This is a practical course for writers who are part way through writing a novel. Participants will workshop together to further the progress of their manuscripts, as well as engage in discussions such as characterisation, dialogue, drama, etc., which are designed to strengthen the quality of their writing. More than twenty past participants of this course have secured book deals.
What the course covers
Consistent narrative voice; Prose style: being Virginia Woolf; Worldbuilding; Writing the dramatic heart of the story; Successful romantic scenes; The art of writing dialogue; Character journeys; Integrating themes; The use of landscape; Writing actions scenes; The publishing world today: pitches and synopses.
Participants will be expected to bring their work in progress, which will be at least 10,000 words of a novel.
Conor Kostick is the author of a number of successful books. In 2009, he was presented with a Special Merit Award by the Reading Association of Ireland; in 2010 he was the Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence. Conor is often asked to judge literary competitions and in 2016 and 2019 was the president of the Irish jury for the EU Prize for Literature.
You book your place directly with the Irish Writers Centre
“I highly recommend this course. I should know – I did it twice! And it paid huge dividends.” Patricia Gibney, million selling author of The Missing Ones.