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Creative Writing – ELEMENTS OF FICTION

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing


Starting on July 18th we are offering an exciting new course, Elements of Fiction, which covers everything you need to know about writing fiction, as well as giving you the chance to see your work in print. This twelve-week course is designed for new and aspiring writers seeking inspiration and guidance on writing fiction. The course will provide writing exercises and advice on techniques and look at the different elements involved in creating stories.  Throughout the course we will build the layers of a story, so by the end, writers will have a framework for their own writing project and also the opportunity to see their work in print in The Ocean, a new literary magazine. All students who attend this course will spend the first 8 weeks learning and practicing the key elements for fiction writing, and weeks 9 – 12 will focus on a particular piece of work, using editing skills and peer review to write a final piece ready for magazine publication . Please see a breakdown of each week below.  Week One – Introduction and Descriptive Writing

Week Two – Use of the senses and imagery

Week Three – Language devices – similes and metaphors

Week Four – Character

Week Five – Setting

Week Six – Plot and narrative

Week Seven – Point of view and perspective

Week Eight – Dialogue

Week Nine – Where do stories come from? Writers consider ideas for their own project.

Week Ten – Editing

Week Eleven – Where to publish? Submission advice.

Week Twelve – Bringing it all together. Share any projects and receive feedback.

Presented by Dr Martin keaveney / Associate




Registration: €329.99 Book here

18/07/24 – 17/10/24

Course Code MKCWEF
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Course Start Date 18th July 0024
Course End Date 17th October 0024
Course Fee 329.99
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times 5.30-7.30 Thursdays
Title of Awarding Certificate of Completion
Entry Requirements None.
Career Path Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet, Librarian, Journalism, Literary Critic, University Student, Reviewer, Teacher, Editor and more.
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