Online Workshops

Starting Your Book

Course Duration: 4 weeks plus
Start Date: On Demand
Tutor(s): Various
Course Fee: Starting from €120

Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a story but don’t know how to develop it?

Inkwell work with two leading organisations – the Big Smoke Writing Factory in Ireland and the Professional Writing Academy in the UK to deliver several quite different online courses. Click the links to find out more or contact us using the form below.

Big Smoke Writing Factory

(please mention Inkwell when booking)

Beginning to Write 6-8 weeks €150.00

This introduction to creative writing explores a range of topics, including characterisation, plot, setting a scene, and revising and editing. Through writing exercises and examples from literature, participants will develop an awareness of various poetic and literary tools and techniques, and become more comfortable putting pen to paper to express themselves creatively.

Each module consists of material for the beginning writer to read and exercises to try out. At the end of each module, they should have pieces of work to submit to the tutor for feedback. This is a six-module course designed to be completed over six-eight weeks.


1. Getting Started

2. Developing Character

3. Dialogue – Breaking from the Narrative

4. Setting a Scene

5. Developing the Plot Lines

6. Editing Your Work

Facilitator:  Various

Starting a Novel 4 weeks €120

This 4-module course is designed for anyone who wants to try writing a novel, or for anyone who’s started but is need of some guidance. Each module contains advice on a particular aspect of beginning to write and plan a novel, as well as exercises to try out. At the end of each module, the participant should have material to submit to the tutor for feedback. As some of the exercises can be time-consuming, participants have 6 weeks to complete the 4 modules


1. Beginning, Research

2. Characters

3. Plotting and Outlining

4. Viewpoint

Facilitator:  Various

Professional Writing Academy

Professional Writing Academy provide university-level online writing courses taught by experienced writers and tutors in small groups. Improve your writing with creative exercises, prompts and assignments in their intensive learning workshops.

All courses are held in their bespoke virtual classroom: the first of its kind, designed for writers, that allows peer interaction as well as facilitator/student interaction.

For more on the Professional Writing Academy and the Faber online writing courses click here.

Courses start at £300.00


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