Online Creative Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Irish Writers Centre

Booked Out: Online: Nourish Your Creative Writing from Home with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

From: Tues 19 May to Thurs 28 May 2020
Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Duration: 6 days
Cost: €165/€150 members

All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Nourishing your creative writing from home: how to get started, stay motivated and complete a creative writing project

Sarah's 6 session programme uses proven techniques and strategies to help you develop an effective approach to tackling a large writing project from home. Most suitable for writers who are embarking on a novel for the first time, Sarah will help each participant to develop an approach to successful completion that suits their own context, and recognises the particular challenges of the different phases of a writing project, from generating ideas, to addressing key challenges, to receiving feedback, plotting, editing and pitching. Sarah will use her background in education, psychology and creative writing to inform the sessions, and will set an optional writing exercise with individual feedback that she will provide individually as part of the programme.

Session 1: Getting started, staying motivated - especially when working from home (May 19th)
Session 2: Mistakes that creative writers make and how to avoid them  (May 20th)
Session 3: Preparing for, giving and receiving feedback on your creative writing (May 21st)
Session 4: On plot, structure, rhythm and tone (May 26th)
Session 5:  Enhancing and editing your work - (May 27th)
Session 6: Taking it forward - developing your longer term creative writing strategy (May 28th)

Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an award winning writer whose five novels have been shortlisted for many prizes and awards, translated into over seventeen languages, and adapted for the stage in London and Edinburgh. She is part of the creative writing teaching team at the University of Limerick and is an experienced teacher whose teaching skills have been recognised at a regional and national level. She has carried out research on the process of creativity and writing and uses these findings to help writers to develop successful strategies for engaging in and completing creative projects.

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