Novel Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Novel Writing with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Starts Sat 15 & 22 Feb 2020
Time: 11.00am–5.00pm
Duration: 2 days
Cost: €160/€140 members

The Clockwork Muse: 

A Motivational And Creative Approach To Getting Your Novel Written 


1. How to be creative - research and evidence on fostering creative habits and behaviours
2. Feeding your writing fluency - some important principles in producing creative work
3. Plot and structure - the elements of story and the process of developing plot
4. Structured writing exercise 1
5. Building your writing network and setting up peer partnerships
6. Sharing your work and developing a stronger sense of the crux of your story

1. Key phases of novel writing
2. Giving and receiving feedback to improve your eye for good writing and to enhance your own work
3. Planning, time management and a focus on achieving the goal of completion
4. Structured writing exercise 2
5. The business of writing and how to connect with the right people at the right time: (agents, publishers, editors, scouts, conferences, book fairs and festivals)
6. Your longer term writing development strategy

Professor Sarah Moore Fitzgerald is an academic based at the University of Limerick with expertise in the research and practice of teaching and learning. She is an award-winning teacher, and recently completed her second term as chair of Ireland's National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. She is an award-winning author of four novels: Back to Blackbrick, The Apple Tart of Hope, A Very Good Chance and The List of Real Things. She was 2016 recipient of the Jack Harte literary bursary, and she has been shortlisted for The UK's Waterstone's Prize, Scotland's Red Book Award, Ireland's CBI book of the year, and The Calderdale Prize. 

Her fiction has been translated into over fifteen languages and she received a Kirkus starred review for outstanding fiction in the US. Her work has been adapted for the stage and performed in Edinburgh and the West End. Given her full time teaching and academic job, she writes fiction under cover of darkness and is passionate about helping people to produce creative work even in the context of very busy lives.

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