Writing Vividly: Making Description and Setting Come to Life with Caroline Green
Date: October 19, 2022
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Level: Beginner | Emerging |
Online/In Person: Online
Hosted by a best-selling, award-winning author, this course will show you how to use description to its best effect and how to create memorable fictional settings in your writing.
Week One: How to make descriptions feel real and immersive to your reader. Understanding the difference between ‘showing and telling’ and learning about ‘psychic distance’ – often a ‘eureka moment’ for writers.
Week Two: Making fictional settings come to life. We will look at how you choose where your story is set and what descriptive details to include and what to leave out. How to ‘world build’ whether you are writing fantasy or writing in the real world.
Week Three: How character and setting come together. Places are always seen through someone’s eyes. How do you make sure your settings are filtered through the perceptions and experiences of your characters?
Each session will include a range of written exercises. You can submit a piece of up to 1000 words at the of the course for direct feedback.
The participants will come away with an understanding of how to write description that adds colour and vibrancy to their work and how to create brilliant, memorable settings.
Writing as Cass Green, Caroline Green‘s debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a Number 1 e-book bestseller and her second, In A Cottage, In A Wood was a Sunday Times top ten and USA Today bestseller. She is also an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. There’s A Dog In My Brain,her first book for 7-9s, is now out as Caroline Green. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches writing for City University and Writers & Artists Yearbook. Sleep Tight, the first of three genre-bending police procedurals, was published by Harper Collins in 2021, followed by The Whisper House, in July 2022.
'Tightly plotted, perfectly paced, and beautifully written, the story builds to a tense and terrifying conclusion.'
Don't You Cry:
'Tense and menacing with utterly compelling characters. Domestic noir at its darkest.'
The Woman Next Door:
‘The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped.’
In a Cottage in a Wood:
'A beguiling thriller, beautifully written and suffused with a delicately rising sense of menace which builds to a nerve-shredding climax.'