Online Workshops

The National Emerging Writer Programme: Starting to Write

Course Duration: Total: 45minutes of video
Start Date: On demand
Tutor(s): Carlo Gebler, Sinead Morairty and Declan Hughes
Course Fee: Free

The National Emerging Writer Programme is joint project between and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, and aimed at new and experienced writers looking to improve their craft. With four Nobel Laureates and four Booker Prize winners, Ireland has produced some of the finest writers in the world  – and this national initiative aims to assist the writers of the future to make their mark and continue this enviable tradition.

The NEWP  consists of three 40 minute films featuring Carlo Gébler, Sinead Moriarty and Declan Hughes discussing fiction writing, giving tips and explaining their own technique in ‘Start Writing’, ‘Telling the Story’ and ‘Revising, Rewriting and Overcoming Obstacles’.

The complete DVD is available to borrow from your local library, or to watch in easy view sections at Check out the free support materials that accompany the series (scroll to the end of the page) and consider contacting your local library to find out about writers groups in your area. You will find a complete list of library branches  on

The full DVD will be available to purchase on Amazon.

Click here to view Starting to Write

Course Content in Detail

There is nothing more daunting than staring at the blank screen with an idea floating in your head. Carlo Gebler explains how to get that idea onto the page, how to construct characters, to create structure and just how you start writing your book.

Essential viewing even for experienced writers.

Copyright © 2017 The Inkwell Group. All Rights Reserved. Website lovingly crafted by Design for Writers