Course Description

Week 1: Outline of the course:


This is for hobby writers, so it’s going to be fairly relaxed and calm, and will give an introduction to writing fiction.


Week 2: Openings:


How to begin your story so that the readers are brought straight into the action and are committed to it.


Week 3: Protagonist:


What makes a good protagonist, keeping the protagonist central, making this your hero’s story.


Week 4: Setting:


How to build a world – time and place, making it real. Showing and not telling – probably the trickiest thing for writers.


Week 5: Point of View:


Centering your story in your protagonist’s point of view, so that readers feel as if they are living the story.


Week 6: Language:


How the language you use affects the readers’ experience.


Week 7: Dialogue


How much dialogue to use for different purposes. How the language used in dialogue opens out character. How to balance dialogue and narrative.


Week 8: Narrative:


How to narrate dynamically, in the language of your story and setting, with action dominating information.


Week 9: Meetings:


How you introduce characters, so that their meeting goes to the core of the story.


Week 10: Closing:


How to find the point of climax and resolution of a story, and having brought that about, lead the reader through a denouement.

College Name Rathmines College of Further Education
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Writing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 6
Course Start Date 12th September 2018
Course Fee €85
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Mondays 7:30-9pm
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