Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Crime Writing Course and Your First Novel

Two  interesting courses in The Irish Writers Centre.

Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 8721302

Crime Writing
with Arlene Hunt
Sat 17th & Sun 18th November, 10.30am-4.30pm €150 / €135(members)
This weekend course offers a practical Arlene Hunt approach to crime fiction writing. Over the two days we will discuss how to develop characters, plot and atmosphere. Hone your criminal mind as we create scenes of murder, revenge and ask whodunnit and why? Police procedural v Private Eye, which offers more scope to the author? And POV: can first person delivery stunt plot development or does it take the novel to another level?

Your First Novel - The Halfway Stage
with June Considine
Sat 17th & Sun 18th November, 10.30am-4.30pm €150 / €135(members)

June Considine
Have you taken that important step and started writing your first novel? Are you at the halfway stage or beginning your second draft? Are you encountering problems with structure, character development, dialogue, backstory, location, timeline or other issues that only became apparent as you progressed? If so, Your First Novel - The Halfway Stage,  can help to bring your novel to conclusion.
Participants will be encouraged to discuss their work, to explore the theme of their story, the interaction between characters, the use of dialogue, the development of plot, the importance of location and time frame, and the style and genre they have chosen. How to present a finished manuscript for publication will be covered, along with current publishing opportunities and market trends. Writers are invited to submit one chapter of their novel in advance of the class.

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