Online Workshops

The National Emerging Writer Programme: Telling the Story

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 Writing.ie 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 writing.ie. 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 writing.ie.

The full DVD will be available to purchase on Amazon.

Click here to view Telling the Story


Course Content in Detail

In ‘Telling the Story’ find out from our authors those essential ingredients that will make your fiction sing - find out how they each develop structure, why that first draft is so important, how many characters you should have, and the importance of conflict and change. Great dialogue will lift your story, find out how to create a scene.

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