Course Description

Creative Writing – ELEMENTS OF FICTION

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing

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, from character to plot, description and voice. Providing gentle feedback, it will give budding writers the chance to explore their ideas and build the confidence to find their own creative voice. 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 the chance to begin developing their work with the support of their peers, as well as considering submissions and where to publish work.

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 Laura Healy.


Course Dates:

  • Monday 15th April 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 22nd April 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 29th April 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 13th May 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 20th May 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 27th May 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 10th June  2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 17th June 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • MOnday 24th June 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 1st July 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 8th July 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time
  • Monday 15th July 2024 8pm-10pm Irish time




Registration: €329.99 Book here

15/04/24 – 15/07/24

Course Code MKCWEF
College Name Martin Keaveney Creative Writing
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Writing
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Galway, Ireland
Course Start Date 15th April 2024
Course End Date 15th July 2024
Course Fee 329.99
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times 8-10pm Mondays.
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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