Course Description

Creative Writing course

Rathmines College of Further Education



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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Rathmines College of Further Education



01 4979678
Townhall, Rathmines,, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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